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Comment Re:Easy Work-Around (Score 1) 160

prove that was your intent

I think it'd be pretty easy to prove once Air BnB's records show that you had already rented the room in advance to another person for the second week, and to a third person on the third week and so on... it looks almost like you intended them to stay only a week, doesn't it?

Comment waah waah i oversold my product (Score 3, Interesting) 269

Autopilot was billed as this revolutionary technology that got idiots to think "hey we don't have to drive anymore the car will do it." Musk is basically beta testing with his customers as the beta group.

Autonomous driving will be great when it gets here, but he is trying to oversell the current tech as revolutionary autonomous driving tech.

Comment Re:Assumptions (Score 1) 909

but then no one will need to work at all, will they?

As the cost of labor approaches zero, the cost of goods approach the cost of raw materials plus profit. In "some distant future" everyone must work or starve, or some new system for allocating resources must be found.

Factories are already full of robots (in the US).

I'm wondering how many of those factories are in places where they got a property tax exemption years ago because they were "creating jobs". How much leverage does a facility with 0 jobs have in negotiating property tax exemptions?

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 909

then it will be time to discuss the basic income

What is the saying? You are nine meals away from anarchy? That's not much time to discuss basic income. I propose we discuss it now, then have a solid plan to act on when we get down to 6 or 7 meals away from anarchy.

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