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Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 1) 416

Those jobs mostly exist for people bad at math. Kinda like sometimes a business will make a desperate play of selling below cost as a desperate ploy to make payroll one more month. It usually doesn't work out.

There are people that incredibly lazy, but there's less of them than you might think.

Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 350

The more versatile part is you can add disks one at a time to btrfs when mirroring and have it make reasonable use of it. If a disk fails and there's enough room left over you can even rebalance on an odd number of drives and be fully redundant until you can get another disk in. All of that together means you can upgrade to new bigger disks without going offline (naturally, performance takes a hit during the upgrade).

At the same time, I also have ZFS in production and no intention to migrate.

Comment Re:America in one sentence (Score 2) 416

My favorite new testament verse: 'If someone won't work, they shall not eat' (para).

Given that at that time, the poor were permitted to help themselves to the edges of the fields, that made sense. If you couldn't even be bothered to go harvest what you needed (assuming you were able), then yeah.

Of course, too many confuse won't work with can't work and no employment available that pays more than it costs.

Submission + - Lost Doctor Story to be released as animation

BigBadBus writes: The lost 1966 Doctor Who story, "The Power of the Daleks" is to be released in an animated version according to the UK Mirror Newspaper. The story is significant as it is the first story to feature the newly regenerated Doctor, starring Patrick Troughton. However, only a few live action clips exist from the story. For weeks now, BBC Worldwide have issued takedown orders to anyone leaking animated clips on YouTube.
There are still 97 live action episodes missing however; the last were unearthed in 2013.

Comment Re: see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 5, Insightful) 273

You are assuming we exist to serve an economy. But an economy isn't a living thing and that's not how it works. An economy has no rights.

The economy exists to serve the people. It has no other justification.

Not all coercion is in the form of physical force. Work for slave wages or starve, for example, is a form of coercion.

Unions are a worker's way of reminding management that without workers, they would have to actually labor themselves or starve.

Submission + - FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems (yahoo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections.

Submission + - F-104 Starfighters to launch CubeSats from Florida (bbc.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC has an interesting story about how a famous 1950s jet is being repurposed for use in 2018. From TFA: "The F-104s will fly over the Atlantic Ocean, their pilots taking the jets to around 60,000ft, the jets climbing at an acute angle to give the rockets the right trajectory to leave the pull of the Earth’s gravity." A good read for fans of space and aeronautics.

Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 350

It depends on the features used. Regular old btrfs or the mirrored modes work quite well. DO NOT touch the RAID 5 mode with a ten foot pole or there will be tears. That is where the "I lost my data" stories come from.

As for being ahead or behind, ZFS has some advanced features that btrfs is lacking. The reverse is also true. ZFS treats snapshots as special while in btrfs, a snapshot is just a COW clone that happens to be marked read only. Btrfs is a lot more flexible about expanding the filesystem, especially in mirror mode.

Submission + - The Unintended Consequence of Congress's Ban on Designer Babies (technologyreview.com)

schwit1 writes: By tucking two crucial sentences inside a federal spending bill last year, the U.S. Congress effectively banned the human testing of gene-editing techniques that could produce genetically modified babies. But the provision, which is up for renewal this year, has also flustered proponents of a promising technique that could help mothers avoid passing certain devastating genetic disorders to their children.

The language in the bill is a clear reference to the use of techniques like CRISPR to modify the human germline (see “Engineering the Perfect Baby”). Most scientists agree that testing germline editing in humans is irresponsible at this point. But regulators have decided that the description also fits mitochondrial replacement therapy, which entails removing the nucleus from a human egg and transplanting it into one from a different person to prevent the transmission of debilitating or even deadly mitochondrial disorders to children.

Submission + - The court that rules the world (buzzfeed.com) 1

schwit1 writes: Imagine a private, global super court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will.

Say a nation tries to prosecute a corrupt CEO or ban dangerous pollution. Imagine that a company could turn to this super court and sue the whole country for daring to interfere with its profits, demanding hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars as retribution.

Imagine that this court is so powerful that nations often must heed its rulings as if they came from their own supreme courts, with no meaningful way to appeal. That it operates unconstrained by precedent or any significant public oversight, often keeping its proceedings and sometimes even its decisions secret. That the people who decide its cases are largely elite Western corporate attorneys who have a vested interest in expanding the court’s authority because they profit from it directly, arguing cases one day and then sitting in judgment another. That some of them half-jokingly refer to themselves as “The Club” or “The Mafia.”

And imagine that the penalties this court has imposed have been so crushing — and its decisions so unpredictable — that some nations dare not risk a trial, responding to the mere threat of a lawsuit by offering vast concessions, such as rolling back their own laws or even wiping away the punishments of convicted criminals.

This system is already in place, operating behind closed doors in office buildings and conference rooms in cities around the world. Known as investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, it is written into a vast network of treaties that govern international trade and investment, including NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Congress must soon decide whether to ratify.

Comment Re:Ban drug ad's like most developed nations do! (Score 1) 383

If we're being honest, it doesn't take a lot of training to do an intramuscular injection to the thigh.

Many people with life threatening allergies are carrying pre-loaded syringes now since they can't afford the EpiPen.

The EpiPen came out in the mid-70s. That means the patents are expired.Their monopoly primarily exists now because the FDA has an extreme fear of insignificant differences. Otherwise, it shouldn't actually cost much over $40 by now for two.

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