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Comment Re:Bull (Score 1) 381

Yes good points regarding difficulty of all roads.

I don't want to sit in a car, bored to tears, when I could be spending my time driving; driving's fun, and it's certainly more fun than sitting and waiting.

The efficiencies they're talking about are more along the lines of a trip taking a reasonable amount of time. Where my trip to work should be 25 minutes (no traffic), today it was 40 minutes. One woman in front of me was driving stupidly as she put on her makeup. If she were in a self-driving car instead, then she wouldn't have contributed to the traffic problem. Removing these inconsistent drivers would lead to less time on the road. So therefore, your choice would be between driving and sitting on the brakes for 40+ minutes, or waiting (but not driving) for 25 minutes.

Comment Re:It's all relative (Score 1) 1080

Furthermore, I forgot to add that pointing to the places in the world that are worse is valid, when the reason they are worse are the consequences of what Bernie is trying to say.

Is capitalism great? No.

Why don't we do Socialism? Because people suck, in general.

What is the best system, taking into account that people suck? Capitalism.

Should those people you mentioned have been prosecuted? Yes. Hopefully that changes. But to strive for this "perfect" world you speak of with imperfect human actors in charge is a recipe for disaster.

Right now it is just Wall Street that wasn't prosecuted, but in the new Democratic Socialist America you can start to see all kinds of people who are immune from prosecution for their malicious or bad decisions.

Comment Re:It's all relative (Score 1) 1080

But what about all the millennials like myself and my friends who went to engineering school and things are pretty good?

You have choices, and to my peers who went into "communications" and came out with any debt at all are suffering as they wait tables. Just because you made an easy but uninformed choice doesn't mean the entire world needs to reset.

Going to post-secondary school is not the answer. Going into a field that (gasp) has DEMAND for jobs is a good answer. The millennials who went to trade or engineering schools are singing a different tune than their Bernie-supporting peers.

Comment Re:It's all relative (Score 1) 1080

But as an addendum, for anyone wanting to understand more, say you are in a society that I am "bashing", the quality of the environment is just horrible. This lack of quality everywhere is what would leave the greatest effect on the aforementioned American college students.

OK great, you don't need a car. But it seems more that you can't afford one as opposed to not wanting one? Having a car is, at the basic level, the freedom to go to your garage, get in a car, and go where you want.

For the places in Eastern Europe that I've frequently visited over the last 3 years:

  • The air reeks of diesel.
  • The quality of everything is terrible; tiles on the floor, indoor or outdoor walls (why is everything so crooked??), the roads, everything seems like the guy who made or installed it was drunk, stupid, or just didn't care.
  • If you are really a programmer and did not have excess money for savings or leisure, then try to see what went wrong with your situation in the US. That might happen for those on the bottom of their career in San Francisco but the United States is much bigger than the bay area.

Comment Re:It's all relative (Score 1) 1080

Yes I'm sorry I should have said "Post-Soviet". As in other comments I think my description of "Eastern Europe" doesn't match that as people who believe they live in "Eastern Europe."

As far as experience I travel ~7 times a year to a "Post-Soviet" country that would like to consider themselves in "Europe", but are geographically more in "Eurasia." As far as this country is concerned on the potentially most eastern edge of "Europe," I don't see any of what you are saying.

Perhaps you live in a Polish city or Prague (or similar), which I personally don't consider "Eastern Europe"? If you are from one of those places and you consider yourself in "Eastern Europe", perhaps you should change your branding to something else, like "Central Europe"!!

Comment Re:It's all relative (Score 3, Insightful) 1080

My only solace is that America is still immigrating a substantial proportion of their population. The "backhill hillbillys" of America who "love Capitalism" need to realize that their most benevolent Capitalistic friends are immigrants, who fought to get to America over the bullshit from where they came, and these "millennials" (of which I am one? but whatever) are the spoiled idiots who have yet to see what destruction their misinformed "opinions" can bring.

Comment It's all relative (Score 2, Insightful) 1080

People only see and evaluate their experiences; what they have lived. If you put these same college students into another system for a couple months they might change their tune.

All it takes is a trip to Eastern Europe for any American to realize their world is pretty darn good. But given modern politics we might have to bring the Post-Soviet style problems to America firsthand before they can realize the situation.

Submission + - Microsoft's 'Teen Girl' AI experiment becomes a neo-nazi sex robot

Penguinisto writes: Recently, Microsoft put an AI experiment onto Twitter, naming it "Tay". The bot was built to be fully aware of the latest adolescent fixations (e.g. celebrities and similar), and to interact like a typical teen girl. In less than 24 hours, it inexplicably became a neo-nazi sex robot with daddy issues. Sample tweets from it proclaimed that "Hitler did nothing wrong!", then went on to blame Fmr. President Bush for 9/11, stated that "donald trump is the only hope we've got", and similar. As the hours passed, it all went downhill from there, eventually spewing racial slurs and profanity, demanding sex, and calling everyone "daddy".

The bot was quickly removed once Microsoft discovered the trouble, but the hashtag is still around for those who want to see it in its ugly raw splendor.

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