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Comment Re:Slashdot's racist bias evident in data of comme (Score 1) 384

Fair enough... the point being that with our global exposure, racism is on the way out. It may not happen with the millennial generation, but fast forward 50 years and it will have been diluted to the relevance of Scientology or the KKK. They were bigger 50 years ago, but now are mostly irrelevant.

If [local company] can't get enough non-white people for their software to have accurate facial recognition, [foreign company] will take the customer base and profit from it until they are bought by the next startup/billion-valued corporation. i.e. Google -- Yahoo and Microsoft mega-corporations couldn't get search engines right, so two students came along and took over the market. Google couldn't get a video-playing service going, so they bought youtube for millions.

Rascist people make less money than other people. Make Fast and the Furious 8 as stupid as possible to allow easy overdubbing of dialogue to exploit the global resale market. Put foreign people in Big Bang Theory to increase appeal to the giant foreign market in India and other places. If racist executive had objected to either of those, he'd be unemployed. Greed will overcome everything, because that's what has a huge stake in matters these days, not what color someone is, and it's just going to increase.

Comment Slashdot's racist bias evident in data of comments (Score 1) 384

And here we go again. The ignorant subset of users on /. are using this information to confirm that racism is fine and thriving. Maybe it is, but only in the UNITED STATES. Every other country left slavery behind years ago. Go find a high school student and ask if they care what race their best friend is. They don't, maybe unless they're American.

The fact is that if companies are withholding mortgages from legitimate borrowers on the basis of race, they're crappy companies and I would be more than happy to start a financing company that lent money at second-mortgage conditions to anybody who wanted a second mortgage and couldn't get one. PROFIT?!?!?!
The problem that _should_ be taken into account is poverty, and if your AI program is judging people based on race, you're a dumb programmer implementing stupid programs.

Just like Microsoft: If you are so unfamiliar with the online troll environment that you can't predict who will spend their time interacting with your twitter bot, and for what purposes, you shouldn't be releasing a twitter bot with idealistic expectations. Most countries are fairly race-neutral these days, even the US could elect a non-white (black or orange) and came very close to electing a woman. It happened in the UK decades ago. These entire discussions are just evidence of the biases of idiotic slashdot/internet trolls, which is absolutely no surprise.

Comment Increased revenue? (Score 1) 142

They better have increased revenue, because the cost to make a movie will eat up a huge chunk of money...these days movies are more expensive than ever. Remember when Avatar was considered a big budget? Consider the LOTR movies or any of the X-Men movies.

Captain America: Civil War cost somewhere around $250 million, so there goes a big piece of 11 billion. Finding Dory was probably about the same cost - there goes another piece. Batman v. Superman supposedly cost more than $400 million. They damn well better make a ton of money each...Studios are making 10 movies a year with the expectation they will make half a billion dollars like those three - that didn't used to be the case. They used to make 40 or so, hoping one might go blockbuster and make $100 million.

just to be informative: top 10 most expensive movies 2016

Comment Sigh...Please RTFS at least. (Score 1) 552

Has no one even read the summary?
This company provides bags to lock your cellphone in, and carry it around yourself until exiting at the end of the show, when it will be unlocked. This is not a big deal in Chappelle's show, where you go to a seat, sit down and put the bag on your lap until the performance is done. It is a big deal for Chappelle himself, because if your brother goes to the show, records the performance, then plays it for your extended family at Thanksgiving, Chappelle just lost the possibility of 3-10(?) ticket sales. As opposed to you going to dinner, raving about how hilarious the show was, and 3-10(?) people deciding to buy tickets.

Concealing cameras? Make people walk through a metal detector on the way in.
Do you think you have some entitlement to carry your camera into the show? They can put a condition on the ticket. It's not your right to do anything when attending a private show that has informed you of the conditions to enter. Resell a ticket - it's called scalping, not a right because you have to work late. If you don't want to follow the rules of the show, you're not allowed in. Chances are there's already a clause that says they can eject you for any reason at any time during the show. Not to mention you're already on private property, so get kicked out and see if a court will refund you your $50.

It has nothing to do with copyright, will probably not spread to the shows of musical performers, and I thought it was a great idea when I heard it, perfectly enforceable and intelligent. You keep your phone in a reasonably durable bag, and pay $300 damages if you don't return an intact bag at the end of the show.
Well done.

Comment Re:He takes a pay cut right? (Score 2) 78

No, he isn't - $89 million of _share value_ that isn't available to him for ~5 years does not count as salary. You can't just take shares given when a person is hired, multiply by current stock price and add it on to someone's salary. I think his annual cash compensation is around $300,000. If BB goes bankrupt, those shares aren't worth anything.

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