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Comment There are a lot of jobs AI and robots can't do. (Score 1) 883

A lot of those jobs are in trade fields and have to do with working with the real world where things aren't designed with millimeter precision in mind, such as a leaky pipe under your nearly-century-old house, machining a one-off part for mounting the base of one of those robots so it can be set up to do work, or making new cabinets for your kitchen that will account for the fact the walls aren't quite squared. Or replacing a part on what in those 20-30 years from now will be a classic car. Or running new wiring to allow one of those robots to have a food supply the building wasn't originally designed for.

People are the reason we will always need people.

Computers, Electronics, and wrenching on my own cars were three things that helped me immensely when I decided to study Robotics after getting sick from solder fumes for the better part of a decade.

Comment I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. (Score 1) 116

This just in: Cable company becomes desperate in the face of wide abandonment. Film at 11.

I have a contract with the same company only because of my Internet service. It seemed worth the extra few bucks to get TV tacked on just because. No. The fees and rate increases since have vastly amplified the monthly bill.

In my neck of the woods, we don't have Google Fiber (yet), but we do have UTOPIAnet (Wasatch Front in Utah, for the record). Even with the cost of the FTTP gear, a 100/100mbit connection is still far less than what Comcast charges. For the same price Comcast charges, you get a symmetrical gigabit.

Uploading at 12mbps grows old fast even if your download speed is in the 180 range.

Comment Re:*slow clap* (Score 1) 198


She probably does not have one. A *cunt*punt* would be different.

True, but it takes balls to be that boldfaced despicable. Like the asshole Mylan investor who modded me down with a Troll vote for my prior comment.

Outside of Bloodhound Gang's "Right Turn Clyde" I've never heard of a dick with no balls, nor vice-versa. I could be wrong, of course.

Comment High-Maintenance but can't give me a blowjob... no (Score 4, Interesting) 250

If it floats, flies, fucks, or prints, it's cheaper to rent it.

I find I print more often after switching away from inkjet to laser. The problem with inkjet was I'd print so seldom that the cartridges would get clogged and that just made me want to use it even less. Why fiddle around for an hour trying to get a good photo print when the Walmart down the street is faster and doesn't go through $5 in ink each time? I had a geriatric (Centronics-50 SCSI; that's how old) Kodak dye sub printer that was less trouble.

I picked up a used business-class HP B/W laser all-in-one for $25 and the damn thing goes like a champ.
For color, I have a Brother laser. I'll sacrifice print quality for reliability any day.

Comment And nothing of value was lost. (Score 1) 420

It's not a good sign when in the first week you find out your Electronics instructor's work experience amounts to Laser tech in the military and former cop in CA. It's even worse when he spends way too much time making jokes about "Siemens" (as in conductance).

Sorry not sorry, fuckers.

Comment Re:Can someone explain the appeal of this game? (Score 1) 79

Now that I think about it, geocaching is a really good way to put it.

A local flower shop has a cool mouse statue in back that I never knew about until GO happened. On top of that, I learned some local history and finally realized that some of the headstones were hand-carved when I visited the Cemetery at night trying to back up the gym there.

And, after the GO side of things, I looked around and noticed the South side was full of solar LED landscape lights, while the North side had very few. Exploring, I found the earliest departure date was in 1986 among those who had the lights in the North. It was more a matter of having living family members, but seeing those later dates nestled among much earlier dates made me realize the burial plots had been reserved far in advance.

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