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Comment Re:Perhaps they should stop chasing pokemon (Score 1) 606

I imagine there's a correlation between Gen X people who aren't well off and media consumption as well.

Media consumption is far more plentiful. Cable was not something everyone had back in the Gen X days. There was not 24 hours of content available every day.

The problem is simply getting worse.

The solution, as always, is to find something productive to do in your youth.

Comment Perhaps they should stop chasing pokemon (Score 2, Insightful) 606

There is plenty of money to be made if young people would stop squandering their youth.

Generation X had to learn how to make the things that the current generation just consumes today.

Having a computer in the early 90's or late 80's meant you had parents who cared about technology and spent a huge portion of their income to get it.

Despite the amazingly cheap and plentiful access to technology today to learn anything for almost nothing, the current generation spends the majority of their time watching YouTube and Netflix.

And they wonder why their income is low.

Gen X isn't dead yet. If you'd rather watch YouTube and be useless, we'll happily make buckets of money that you could be making as well.

Comment This is a non-problem (Score 1) 451

Automated systems stop to prevent accidents. Vehicles apply brakes. Power plants shut down. Fuses blow.

A self driving car should not swerve, except in a minor way that keeps it on the road. It should just attempt to stop. It can see far ahead enough that it will know when it needs to stop, so it's not like it needs to correct for its own mistakes.

Comment The answer is quite obvious (Score 1) 111

Fake medical bills.

The fact that you don't know how many medical bills you'll get, from whom, or what the total will be creates huge opportunities for fraudulent medical billing. You find out when someone was in a hospital and for what, then send them a fake bill for a couple grand for (insert bullshit reason here). Then harass the living shit out of them until they agree to settle for half of what you originally asked for.

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