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Comment Re:Everyone's demanding higher pay (Score 1) 304

The real minimum wage isn't 0. It's subsistance. A human, on their own, in the absolute worst case is capable of subsisting. That establishes a lower bound on the value of someone's time.

The problem at the moment, is that many low paid jobs actually drop below that minimum that's necessary to actually live.

The idea that you don't think that people are entitled to enough resources to live is pretty mind boggling to me.

Comment Re:Everyone's demanding higher pay (Score 3, Insightful) 304

I think that's rather the point - no one is proposing raising wages across the board - they're proposing raising wages at the bottom, but not the top.

AC is right - a burger flipper doesn't deserve as much as a skilled electrician, but what they do deserve is enough to live on (as anyone working full time does). The disparity between top and bottom has got so large that it's not possible to live at the bottom any more. That needs to be fixed.

Comment Re:WUT?!? (Score 5, Insightful) 214

The tolls were for entering London in a vehicle that pollutes a lot. They weren't paid because VW diesels "don't pollute a lot". Now it turns out that they do, so they're asking VW to pay, since the customers who would normally owe the tolls bought the cars in good faith thinking that they would be able to enter London without paying the toll.

Comment Re:The solution (Score 1, Insightful) 176

Which Android phone that's even vaguely in the same ballpark as an iPhone in terms of performance costs $149?

Note, since you're clearly not counting contracts as you cited $900 for a phone that retails for $649 without any contract at all, I fully expect you to mark up any android phone by $250, meaning, what I'm really looking for is for you to find an android phone which has similar specs to an iPhone, but they'll give you $100 for using it, even though it doesn't come with any strings attached.

Comment Re:Stupid (Score 1) 488

I'm not saying they were all relevant, I'm saying that quickly filtering them out based on keyword searching does not constitute an investigation based on actual experience investigating the Podesta email dump.

We're not talking about keyword searches here.

We're talking about "was this sent to/from Hillary Clinton". That's not a keyword search. That's "we know *exactly* which email addresses were hosted on Hillary's private server, and we can instantly identify exactly which emails have anything to do with that".

We're also talking about "was this sent during Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State". Again - not a keyword search. We know an exact date range during which Hillary could receive these emails. It's completely safe to eliminate any others.

This isn't some weird fuzzy matching, its exactly eliminating sets of emails very quickly.

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