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Comment Re:Not luck at all (Score 1) 121

I've seen who he's appointing to different positions. No he has no skill for hiring good talent. Not a single person he's bringing on board is remotely qualified for that position.

That's because you don't understand what people in leadership positions do...

Sorry about that, but it's on you - not Trump.

DeVos alone as education secretary is enough to make up for any slack in other picks. She may actually be able to help fix the dire state of public education.

Comment Not luck at all (Score 2, Insightful) 121

If you followed Trump at all before the election, you'd realize that Trump is actually quite smart, and really does understand not only how the world works but is especially excellent at negotiation and hiring good talent.

Some of the things he's saying over Twitter are calibrated to make him look dumb, so that people underestimate him. It's funny to me that people say Trump has a huge ego, therefore he needs attention from press and media... it's because Trump has a huge ego that none of that matters to him. He is ecstatic that people continue to fall for the lie Trump is dumb, because it makes it so easy for him to move forward with whatever he wants to do and surprise everyone.

Comment It's not about tuition, it's about connection (Score 1) 271

If the Endowment is large enough they can give every student free tuition.

Don't think you understand how the top universities work. Tuition doesn't matter at all; all that matters is f you are connected enough to get in. They are "diverse" in ways that do not matter, but shun true diversity such as economic or political diversity.

Comment Re:MAGA (Score 1) 115

SMH -- I am neither right wing (I am libertarian, anti-statist) and as my posts clearly show, rather the opposite of racist. I do have a long history but it's of wisdom distributed to help the lost such as yourself, but I can only take you so far and the rest of the journey is up to you.

I will leave the last response to you, here here on your path is your own. Choose well!

Comment Re:MAGA (Score 1) 115

How am I the racist in pointing out how the black community is being taken advantage of? It seems pretty sure the real racists are the ones who harm the black community while claiming to support them. That's some Deep Racism right there.

I'm just trying to help by point out the obvious so some in the community can become Awake, rather than just Woke.

Comment Welcome to the Osborne Effect (Score 2, Interesting) 125

For those not up on computer history, Osborne was a computer maker that announced a great new model coming in a year... so sales started tanking while people waited... which meant there was no model in a year (or maybe there was, my memory is fuzzy on that detail).

I think MS was really dumb to try and compete with the PS4 Pro by saying they would have improved hardware next year. All they had to do was literally nothing, the PS4 Pro is not big enough of a bump that it would have effected XBox sales...

Although really it seems like XBox sales have been lagging even before the recent hardware upgrade was announced.

Comment Re:MAGA (Score 0, Troll) 115

You do know that he only "cares" about blacks and unemployed to piss of the liberals, right?

If true that would be one step ahead of liberals, who actively farm black people like cattle (or those Matrix pods) for votes but don't care about the condition they live in. After all since blacks vote almost all democrats you can abuse them as much as you like and it just doesn't matter.

See: Chicago.

Comment Re: That doesn't change anything (Score 1) 116

I think the legality of it is by far the tricker part, almost all of the technical challenges are very close to being solved. But the benefit is so huge to most commuters that demand will be through the roof in a way you have not ever seen before in your lifetime.

If you think about how much time most people spend commuting and the ability to turn that time for every single person into something they can do that is fun instead of stress... that is beyond huge.

Comment But we don't have a capitalist system (Score 1) 538

America operates under a fascist economic model of strong collusion between the business elites and government, striving for a two class system - elites and laborers.

We utilize intellectual property laws, courts, legislation, etc to control markets. But even worse, the application of those regulations are often very one sided.

Comment Absolutely true... (Score 1) 538

And there is a HUGE difference between a "degree" and experience.

I am not really a Java developer, more a Java "script" kiddie. But I am no longer surprised, when I turn to an H1B hired for a Java position to discover they are more clueless than I am. It's very common.

Also, I've learned during interviewing that it is not uncommon for half the credentials to boil down to they took a 2 week program or completed an online tutorial. And that there is actually zero business experience for stated skill.

Comment The Irony (Score 2) 58

Qualcomm has patents on actual products, technologies, and methods they have developed. The view of the Federal government is that they are in violation of anti-trust laws.

Yet, Apple who had patents on flat rectangular device, gride arrangement of icons, etc. Gets billions of dollars for having absolutely zero technology infringed. Go figure....

Comment Re:Intelligence Busting (Score 1) 116

I actually agree with your approach but the problem is if Uber ignored this is would be one step closer to having the drivers classified as employees no matter what Uber thinks.

I don't dislike unions so much that I care to spend my own money against them. But it doesn't hurt to warn others of the dangers so I put forth effort to do that when I can.

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