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Comment This would be a great political solution (Score 1) 259

It would be a great political solution for airports that already have issues with the flight path of people living around airports. Instead of pissing of a few, you can piss of many more. Why is this a great solution?

You know it won't ever be actually done and you just leak this great plan to the opposition who then can commit political suicide by stealing your leaked plan.

Comment Re:SJW only allow missionary position (Score 1) 551

Can it be done with 2 men, because technically that is possible. Can I do it just for fun? Can I do it during a one-night stand.
As far as I know sex is only allowed in missionary, with the wife to produce offspring. Anything else is forbidden.
And yes, I specifically said 'with the wife' and not 'spouse of a different gender' because the woman has no say in these matters.

Yeah, that is what way too many people think about it. People decide how others should have sex. And even NOT having sex is not an option. One MUST marry and reproduce according to many people.

Comment Re:Crazy (Score 1) 551

Perhaps people should watch a few videos on PornHub or the like where it is very clear that there are strict rules and that the sub ALWAYS has the option to back out at ANY moment.

And this is not just in Porn. This is in real life as well.

Also both parties will be doing it because they WANT to. They are WILLING to do it. Limits will be set and must be respected. It has a lot to do with both respect and trust. Something that many people who just do missionary don't have.

Comment Re:Yeah, nah. (Score 1) 349

Pre-paid is done when you use the pump directly. They will take an amount in authorization (125EUR), you tank, the amount in authorization is placed back and payment is done.
Manned service or pumping normally will mean that you pump, go inside and pay there. At some places you need to signal the person inside so he activates the pump.

I have never went inside to put an authorization on my card or pay upfront. Not saying it doesn't exist anywhere, just that I have never seen it in 25+ years of having a drivers license, so it is not a standard.

Comment Re:Sucked out of an airplane? Not likely (Score 3, Interesting) 275

So please explain how a pilot fell out of the window of the cockpit after it broke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
The window is not underneath him http://www.bac1-11jet.co.uk/N9...

While extremely entertaining, Mythbusters are pretty bad in using Google and I would never use them as an example of why things are not possible, only to say if they are possible. (Bit like a ping doesn't say much when you don't get anything back)

Comment Re:You don't want this to succed (Score 1) 341

The difference and this is essential, is that Windows10 was forced, while installing Linux or anything else won't be forced.
There was no "no thanks, please never ask me again" option with the update.
Bit like if you push down the gas pedal and have an accident or your car pushes down you gas pedal and has an accident.

Comment Re:Who buys the output of the robots? (Score 1) 270

We need to re-evaluate what time is worth.

When you start with 10 workers with 1 boss and 5 are replaced by a machine the extra money will go to the 1 boss. Assuming the 5 other workers are their SO, their income per family has just halved, while the income of the boss has doubled.
So you now have a bigger wage gap. The money they make together is still the same, but suddenly you have 10 poor people.

Ideally what would happen is that the profit is devided by 11 people and they ALL work half the time. In reality what happens is that they ask 3 of the 5 workers to work even harder, so they can fire two more. So now the 3 need to feed the 10.

It is a bit like famine in Africa. It is not that there is a shortage, the distribution is fucked up.

So how can this be done? My boss has asked me to do overtime. This means in the end that while I work extra hours, somebody else won't be able to do so. So he can do two things (besides the illegal ones)
1) Offer to pay 150% overtime.
Not going to do that, because that would mean paying so much extra in taxes on those hours, it becomes stupid to do so (87%)
2) Offer to take those hours at a different moment and that at 1.5. So I do 8 hours overtime. That means I can take 12 hours at any other time.

When will he do that? In an emergency. Otherwise he will see that more people are hired. That means I not only have the money to spend it, but also the time to do so during e.g. my 35 paid holidays.

Comment Re:Why Fox? (Score 1) 534

What is so complicated in simply looking how other countries doe it, e.g. France, Denmark or god forbid China? And copy the good parts?

Because then you would just see the financial parts of it.
Let us assume that you do not need to increase taxes to pay for it, there is a lot more to it than just implementing it.

You need to start to understand WHY the bills are so high in the US, compared to e.g. Europe. The answers I see are:
1) Because of insurance due to lawsuits
2) Because the insurance companies are taking so much

Looking at the first, you would need to change a LOT to get this down, if it is really the case and not just doctors playing golf.
The second is even harder to change, because of the amount of money that is invested in it. The first step would be to forbid advertising medicine to the public AND to the doctors.
The second step would be allowing generic medicine and even demanding it if available.
The third would be toget prices lower by single bidding and that can only be fair if you reshape party funding and reduce lobbying by a LOT.Extremely hard to do in a winner takes all political system. It will be yes or no and no place for negotiations or watering down.

This is why it is so hard. Because everything influences everything.

Comment Re:More tips for browser makers (Score 1) 250

Concerning number 6. I know it is hindsight, but having com, net and org was a bad idea. It would have been better to just stick to countries and then let each country decide how to deal with it.

So .us as default would have been better. If they would have gone with .com.us or not would have been up to them.

"But what about things like Debian that uses .org now and is international?" I say: what about them? They have an address somewhere and that is, I think, the us. That would have mean debian.us. If they would have wanted to be active in every domain, they would have had to register that everywhere. If not, they could have gone for debian.us as default.

The few really international organisations are already covered with .int and no, debian would not be able to get that, nor anybody else. .com is not all commercial. .net is not all network related and .org are not all (non-profit, see .com) organisations anyway.

Now we have part of it that is location based and part of it that is sort of what they are based, but not really, but some are, but not all and there are exceptions ....

Oh well, we are in this mess and it will not get better.

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