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Comment Re: Popcorn's ready... (Score 1) 526

It would be nice to know if the person we may vote into office has engaged in tax evasion or if they actually pay what they owe.

If he wasn't, there'd be a case filed by the IRS against him. If there's not, than what evidence is there to imply that he hasn't paid? I'm no Trump fan, and I do wish he'd release them, but this whole issue is just bloviating from the DNC campaign.

Comment Re:I've seen this before (Score 1) 412

the law of averages means that there are going to be the odd extremes here and there but the rest of the data points will cancel them out.
Pretty odd law, never heard about it. Did you make it up?

Obviously not, but the fact that he knows about it, and clinges to it, would seem to indicate a clear lack of understanding.

Comment Re:Sounds quite boring tbh (Score 1) 282

I can't wait for literally anything to replace my commute

Why do you need to be AT your job?

I'm able to work from home, but it's clearly not the same. Face to face discussions are important, as are the spontaneous discussions that occur in the hallways, cafeteria, etc. If you're not there in person, I guarantee you're missing something. And if you're in a position that's competitive among coworkers, the ones spending time in the office socializing are definitely going to have a leg up. No matter how good your skills are, it's still about who you know, not what, as you move upward.

Comment Re:solving aging (Score -1, Flamebait) 282

Perhaps the better term OP meant to use was 'serf'. Not technically a slave, but the vast majority of resources and wealth created going to someone else, so much so that one is beholden for one's family, food, and shelter to some other 'owner class' that organizes the available jobs, housing, and economic framework, making it very difficult-to-impossible to become self-sufficient unless part of that owner class.

Like publishers say: "pay good authors enough to eat, but never enough to retire" (or something like that).

What a bunch of crap. If you don't want to work for someone else, then don't. It's not difficult. And don't give me some bullshit about how the poor can't afford to. There are plenty of immigrants who come to the US with nothing, and make it. If you don't want to work, just admit it, and stop whining that your problems are all because of the one-percenters.

Comment Re:Using Satellites to Do What Satellites Already (Score 1) 159

Maybe they know something we don't. This setup will allow for an alternate comm path should the current satellites and cables become unavailable. Hams and the government would still be able to communicate. Assuming an EMP event, then most of the hams would be out of business and only the govt would still be able to communicate with the equipment that we paid for them to harden... Just sayin'

If current satellites are disabled then likely these satellites would be too. An EMP would take them out too. Offering protection to other satellites from solar winds sounds interesting but it still seems like we are missing something from the discussion about what the real objective is.

Current satellites are already targeted by the other major powers. One of the primary purposes of these cube sats is that there are so many, and so small as to make the idea of taking them out nearly impossible.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 159

> What is the real reason here?

US air force trying to justify their budget?

"Generals and Majors always
seem so unhappy 'less they got a war -"

  - XTC

Correction: Senators & Congressmen trying to justify their lobbyist's budget wishes. Far too often, the military has things pushed upon it that it doesn't need or want.

Comment Re: Wealth correlation (Score 1) 100

I'm not disagreeing that the expense of living in the city is too high. What I'm telling you is that many poor simply can't afford to move out. And those that can, might have to find new jobs. Or be in need of a family support structure. I see so much of this here from people who simply haven't been through it to understand..."just move"'s not that simple. I grew up with my single mom, renting apartments in Detroit, back in '58-72. We wouldn't have been able to escape if it hadn't been for the generosity of my grandparents. They were able to take care of me while mom worked. Mom only had a HS diploma, and worked as a cashier. My grandparents were able to cosign on a $35k (1972 dollars) home that mom still lives in. Thanks to that, I was able to get a decent education in one of the best public school systems in the state, and escaped the area by joining the military, and going to night school. Many other people aren't as lucky as I was. And yeah, that was all pre-internet, but there's no way we would have been able to afford the service if it was...I pay for my mom's Comcast now...basic cable, internet & phone is ~$150/month.

Comment Re:Who Cares? (Score 1) 308

Agreed Znork, and those are the one you would never convince with logical debate anyway. I can still be friends with them, but avoid those discussions as well. The only ones that really matter are those who can hold a reasoned discussion, because everyone else's mind is already made up, and as you said, you're either talking in the echo chamber, or bashing each other with pointless vitriol.

Comment Re:Free Speech! (Score 1) 308

The problem is that offense should also require intent. If you're feeling offended, you should be certain that the "offending" party meant it as such. If I say Redskin, as in the football player, and someone takes it as offensive, that's their problem. If I said the same word as in "dirty drunk redskin", then we have an issue.

If someone says something you don't like, ask them to stop it in your presence. If they don't, THEN you're being offended...otherwise you've simply got a chip on your shoulder, and want to be a controlling SJW....and I mean that in the most offensive way to all SJWs.

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