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Comment Re:Opinions about AIs are like... (Score 1) 101

50 years ago... Dr. James H. Bedford became the first person to be cryonically preserved after his death in January of 1967.
he is still dead.

That reminds me of a horror comic story I read in the early 1980's. A rich businessman with an incurable disease has himself frozen cryogenically until such time a cure becomes available. He awakens 50 years later. A nurse informed that he was cured. That's the good news. Unfortunately, they had to remove his arms and legs to use as transplants for soldiers with missing limbs during a world war.

Comment Re: Poor on $100k? Sure (Score 1) 563

That's like the people who say, "Oh, my BMW payments are so high, they're forcing me to cut back on my quality of life."

I've overheard one engineer at the bus stop complained about how heating his condo with 20-foot-high ceilings in the winter was putting a pinch on his lifestyle.

Comment You don't need six figures in Silicon Valley... (Score 3, Interesting) 563

I make $50K+ per year as a virtual ditch digger (IT Support) and live in Silicon Valley. I get by just fine by living a modest lifestyle. Never mind that everyone else thinks I'm poor because I don't have the big house, big cars, big wife and big kids.

Comment Re: No surprise... (Score 1) 210

Every post you make makes me hate you more you passive agressive cunt.

"Fear is the path to the dark side... fear leads to anger... anger leads to hate... hate leads to suffering." — Yoda

You try to sound like such a fucking man, then have a conversation and don't work the overtime, instead of the bullshit you pulled.

When THE ENTIRE DEPARTMENT (30 people) dumped leftover Chinese takeout in the manager's office, upper management investigated and fired the manager for being an ineffective leader.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score 2) 210

On the other hand, there should be some type of -stake- in a firm. Right now, there is no responsibility. Make a nuclear reactor head out of pot metal? Just walk away. Put sawdust in shredded cheese? At worst, the company tanks.

Shareholders lose their money, lawsuits are filed, government investigates and some people might go to prison.

Right now, what was put in to limit liability enables organizations to do extremely perverted, ecologically damaging things in the name of the almighty dollar. This needs to stop, before we have another 1929.

Reforms are needed. A favorite tactic of M&A crowd is to buy a business, put the good assets into a new corporation, leave the bad assets in the old corporation, and have the old corporation declare bankruptcy. The new corporation is not always better than the old corporation.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score 1) 210

Do you believe that business and merchants existed long before liability protections?

How many voyages to the New World would have taken place without a government charter limiting liability? Every lost ship and crew would have sent every investor to debtor prison. With a corporation for each voyage, investor liability was limited to the money they put into the venture.

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