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Comment Re:It's just smart business. (Score 1) 346

But it does!

When I can manufacture in China where I don't have to pay for air scrubbers or sewage treatment but instead dump the waste chemicals in the river and simply blow all the fumes from manufacturing outside I have much higher profits.

The EPA strangles companies trying to make maximum profits by not blotting out the sun with pollution or turning the waterways into chemical tubs of death.

Rich people profits are far more important than clean water and clean air.

Comment Re:Does it account for greedy homeowners? (Score 3, Informative) 122

Sounds like someone is pissy he cant fly through a residential area at 50mph instead of the 25mph he is supposed to go. Speed bumps around here are no problem at all if you take them at or below the posted speed limit. The only people that hate them are the self righteous greedy assholes that speed through a residential area.

Comment Depends... (Score 1) 490

Does that newbie want to just be a user or does that newbie want to learn?

User? Ubuntu hands down or it's variants like Mint.
to learn to become an expert in linux? Slackware, because you have to learn how to configure everything with minimal di it for you tools.

Slackware you will have a far FAR better understanding about linux once you get going.

Comment RPG will take that out in a heartbeat. (Score 2) 195

The police wants to escalate to that level, Then the Unrest will also.

Cops with full battle armor are a danger to society, it means the ones that think they need to defend themselves from the police will up their game to a 308 high power hunting rifle that will rip through Military armor like butter, or start using Armor piercing 5.56/7.62 home made rounds.

Want to keep a crowd calm, you don't freaking roll in like storm troopers hell bent on extermination.

In he countries it's built in, RPG's are not hard to come by, hell even a home made IED would take that thing out.

Comment Re:Everyone is underpaid. (Score 1) 139

For any system that involves a non-trivial amount of complexity or is not lacking importance competent people design before they code. They document their design. 90% of system development is design.

Well, that's because I wouldn't say I "write" Simulink models, but vernacular aside that's exactly how most modeling work is done.

Now we get to get into the 'no true scottsmen' question of if Simulink modeling is coding.

Comment Everyone is underpaid. (Score 1) 139

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar.

Also what is a 'developer'? I have a Mechanical Engineering degree and don't Identify with 90% of the stuff that comes up when Slashdot or most places discuss 'developers'. I write code for stuff like Simulink Embedded Coder, Vector CANape, dSpace boxes, etc.

Am I a developer? An engineer?

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