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Comment Re: Dear Apple fans: (Score 5, Informative) 471

Allow a business to invest all its money in itself and it's employees.

Any money they invest in themselves (as capital expenditure or R&D) or employees is already not taxed, since those are expenses. Only profits (going either to shareholders or sitting in reserve), after all the expenses are paid, get taxed.

Comment Re:Just what the world needs (Score 1) 202

As a frequent business traveler, I have to ask: where do I move my house to? The reason I have to fly for work is because my customers are scattered around the world, I'm not flying to any one particular place. There is no one place on Earth that has enough customers to keep me employed full-time throughout the year. And as work gets more and more specialized, I think this will increasingly become the norm.

Comment Re:I need to see more (Score 1) 711

Something is wrong with your argument, as it would apply to any constant-force producing device, like say a jet engine producing constant thrust. And obviously you can attach a 1.8 micro newton jet engine to a wheel without violating the laws of physics. (It's a little harder to see how you generate new jet fuel by spinning a wheel, but in principle energy is energy)

Comment Re:Will it be region-aware? (Score 2) 156

Ok super curious now. I'm guessing "honk" means something else in your dialect? I tried the usual "British English to American English" searches and got nothing.
In American English, "Honk" is an onomatopoeia of the sound car horns make (comparing them to the sound geese make). "To honk" is the verbing of that word. One honks a horn by pushing the center of the steering wheel causing the car horn to make the honk sound. This is done to alert other drivers, get their attention, or express road rage.

Comment Re:Camera outside my apartment? (Score 1) 117

I figured they might mean entrances and lobbies of high-rise type buildings where everyone enters the same door and goes to their unit via internal hallways.
I thought I was poking fun at the writer who assumed that (nearly) all the readers lived in such buildings, as I have only seen such things in movies and TV shows (usually NYC based). I don't live in an apartment at all now, and the ones I did live in in my youth were all small buildings with each unit having an individual external door, and I was trying to imagine the obsurd idea of hundred of cams sitting outside on the walkway, each pointed at one renter's private doorway.
But as the other replies to me have pointed out, apartment complexes and even detached house neighborhoods may well have privately owned cams cooperating voluntarily with the police.

Comment Re:Camera outside my apartment? (Score 1) 117

Ah, I forgot about parking lots and other common areas like the pool, and maybe entrances gates if the apartment is in a gated complex. Also didn't really realize wifi with default connection to the Internet is now the standard way to connect cams (but it's obvious in hindsight that that's what cheap consumer stuff uses these days).

Comment Camera outside my apartment? (Score 1) 117

The summary says there's a public camera outside my apartment. Really? That's weird, I don't even live in an apartment.
But seriously, it seems a strange thing to say. Why would most apartments have public cameras outside? I'm not even sure what that means? 'Public' as in government funded? (Then wouldn't the police have direct access anyway?) Or are they just meaning publicly accessible, as in webcam available on the Internet? But then, who is installing all these cameras outside everyone's apartments? Seems pretty creepy, or are these outward facing cameras from everyone's apartment? But how many people would install such cameras and make them public (certainly not enough to assume everyone has one outside their apartment)?
I could see maybe high-rise type apartments having a cam at the entrance, but that's a pretty rare type of apartment to live in, and I still would think the feed would be private, not on the internet.

Comment Re:because (Score 3) 282

The issue here is there is no option less than 40 hours per week that will put a roof over your head. And working "only" 40 hours is increasingly a pipe dream. 40 hours already feels way too long to me, it dominates the majority of my waking hours. Spending all that time with sore feet, aching back, pain in my eyes, unable to get comfortable, unable to hug my wife or son, surrounded by strange people I don't really like. That's no way to spend the majority of one's existence.

But anything less is strictly fast food or retail work at minimum wage, which won't even pay for rent.


German Scientists Successfully Teleport Classical Information ( 107

An anonymous reader writes from an article on UPI: Using a series of laser beams, a pair of German scientists teleported information without the transfer or matter of energy. "Elementary particles such as electrons and light particles exist per se in a spatially delocalized state," Alexander Szameit, a professor at the University of Jena, explained in a press release. Classical information is coupled using a process called "entanglement." "As can be done with the physical states of elementary particles, the properties of light beams can also be entangled," said research Marco Ornigotti. "You link the information you would like to transmit to a particular property of the light." Researchers used polarization to encode information within a laser beam, enabling the teleportation of information instantly and in its entirety without loss of time. Whereas quantum information and quantum systems describe particle properties that are inferred, classical information describes physical properties directly measured.

Comment Re:Can anyone explain to me why... (Score 5, Interesting) 180

even many moderate muslims who wouldn't dream of stooping to violence themselves would vote for sharia law if it was brought to a vote.

So why doesn't Indonesia have Sharia law yet? The country is 80% Muslim yet the democratically elected party in power cracks down as hard as it can on Islamic terrorists. The party that lost the election also cracks down as hard as it can on Islamic terrorist (when they were in power). The 2 biggest parties seem to compete on who cracks down on Islamic terrorists the most.

The party that runs on a platform of Sharia law? They can't get enough votes to get a single representative in parliament. In an 80% Muslim country.

it seems to me that if you actually give Muslims a chance to vote, they don't seem to favor hard-line fundamentalism. It's only if you screw around with their voting (or have no voting at all) that Islamic fundamentalism takes hold. And even then, the hard-liners have to constantly, heavily enforce their rules and literally beat the populous into submission.

Comment Re:Some jobs will always be safe (Score 1) 156

If robots replace my job tomorrow, I'll get a job to maintain robots.

I always love this line. We are positing a future where robots are replacing humans across the board, from Doctors to Insurance Salesmen. Yet Robot Repair is going to be totally safe. Cause analyzing totally logical, deterministic machinery to determine what components of its fully documented system are out of spec is totally a job that's safe from being automated.

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