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Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 255

Yeah you would have. If you had a child, and you hadn't read this post yet, you would have simply said: "Look boy, check out the cool robot."

Then when it ran over your sons foot, you would have complained. Your story would reach Slashdot where some arm chair parent like you rags on you for not being OCD when it comes to protecting your kid.

Comment Science isn't better than religion (Score 1) 609

The problem with Science is big:

1. Problem 1 - Tthe same as with religion. Too many zealots.
While "Separation of Church and State" isn't really a phrase used in the constitution, it is a phrase the judicial system uses.
So if you can separate those that "believe in science" as a religion, then it might work.

2. Problem 2 - Science doesn't care about morality
What happens when science shows that your death benefits man more than your life?

3. Problem 3 - Science doesn't care about your inalienable rights
Right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, right?
See #2.
Also, what if science shows that liberty actually results in more unhappiness and more crime and death. So let's just take liberty away.

4. Problem 4 - Instead of a Christian crusade, there would be an anit-religion crusade
Let's kill all the believers who don't bow down to the truth that there is not God, religion is false, and science is everything.

How is science any better than when religion ran the government?

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 499

"I have never been given any opportunity to negotiate on salary. I do my performance review and I get a little slip of paper with my raise."

Your comment, Kria, is a perfect demonstration of what many articles are talking about when they say men negotiate salaries better than women. Kria, you assume you need to be given an opportunity to negotiate your salary.

More men would see that same performance review as an opportunity to negotiate salary. A higher number of men than women would make a choice to challenge the performance review and slip of paper and say: "That isn't enough. Raise that number or I'm going to start looking."

You have had opportunities, but you haven't seen them:
1. When you were hired.
2. Each performance review.
3. Every working day (especially good days when you are receiving praise for work well done)

Also, more men than women would create an opportunity to negotiate salary either by getting an offer for a different company or just asking.

Comment Re:Serves them right (Score 1) 104

No for me. Charge backs are easy as can be.

Well's Fargo calls me. Hey we detected fraudulance on your card. Are these your expenses. They have called about 10 times. 2 times, I my card was pwned. Both times, they handled it all in seconds with no issues.

One time, I called Well's fargo, they didn't call me. Same deal. They canceled my current number, credited the charge and had me a new number all in a three minute phone call. Easy as can be.

Comment No through traffic laws exist (Score 1) 767

There are actually city laws that restrict through traffic in neighborhoods in many cities. Is Waze obeying these laws? If not, file a suit against them. Sending a driver into a neighborhood with a no through traffic law is just as against the law as suggesting a driver go down a one-way street.

If you don't have such a law, and your government allows lobbying, then go to your city meetings/counsels and lobby for the law. If the law doesn't pass. Deal with it. If the law passes, then once the law is in place, contact Waze. If Waze stops. Great. If Waze doesn't stop routing traffic through the neighborhood, but continues to send drivers intended to be through traffic, file a lawsuit. The fact that you contacted them, asked them to obey the law and they didn't is not going to go well for them in court.

My guess is that they are going to hit a lawsuit soon. And it is going to be a class action suit with thousands of neighborhoods joining in, so it will become a big deal.

Comment Innovation rarely results in long term job loss (Score 1) 415

What about the factory to build the robots.
What about robot repair and maintenance?

Whenever a task is automated with robots, jobs are created throughout the world to make this possible.

1. Design the robots
2. Build parts for the robots.
3. Improve the robots
4. Repair the robots
5. Paint (rust proof) the robots
6. Non-repair maintenance (grease gears, test quality, etc.)
7. Write code to interface with the robots
8. Document the robots (both the robots and the code API)
9. Market the robots
10. Sell the robots
11. Litigate all the robot related issues: patents, job loss, parts and price gouging, new laws, etc...
12. Build robots to build the robots (go back to #1)

Now, le'ts add to those jobs more jobs created when some of those who were laid off who start a new business.

After a significant innovation, the job market shifts labor forces from one place to another. It can take a few years but shifting jobs, not long-term job loss, is what happens.

It is usually only in the short term that job loss happens.

Comment Most business users run Windows on their Mac (Score 1) 383

Most business users run Windows on Mac, usually in a VM. My company doesn't have a single Mac out there that isn't also running windows. In fact, many of the employees spend their entire day working in the Windows VM. They only got a Mac because it was "trendy."

So if you take this into account, then maybe Microsoft shouldn't be so worried.

Also, we have some developers who run Linux. Mostly developers. Different than business users running a Mac, most our Linux users stay in Linux most of the time, but they still have a Windows VM and a Windows license for those occasions when they must run Windows.

Comment Still no mouse (Score 1) 301

I need a mouse. The iPad Pro is competing in the Hybrid market, as a device that is both a Tablet and a Laptop. Without a mouse it will likely never be a competitor in the hybrid market.

The iPad is very expensive and many who bought them have given them to their kids to use or use them as an eReader/Video watcher or now leave them on their shelves as paper weights.

For an eReader there are plenty of cheaper yet quality devices.
For the kids, the Kindle is a far better experience (by a long ways). Besides being cheaper yet still higher quality than kids need, there is Kindle Free Time, which is unrivaled as a tool to give parents control.

So where does that leave the iPad. The only reason to buy one is to be an Apple fan. Fortunately for Apple, there are many of those. But as an investor, I have to assume that the iPad was first out the gate but not going to win the race.

Comment Re:Walks like a duck... (Score 1) 490

It actually does benefit us as users. If Microsoft can get everyone off of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1, they can focus on 10 and later. If the can focus, the product will be better. If the security team isn't patching Windows 7/8, then they are working on improvements that we all need.

If everyone is on Windows 10, their will be a larger market for Apps, and apps long missing from Windows will come.

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