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Comment Re:The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 2, Insightful) 1127

The problem with the future of AI and automation is that you might not have the opportunity to work.

Maybe if we didn't have a bunch of people breeding or migrating just so they could get various welfare checks there would be enough work to go around and enough leisure time for people to enjoy life. but its politically incorrect to say any of the following.

1) if you can't afford to raise that child don't have it.

2) Or get a job then a house then have a child.

3) stay in your own country we are full

Comment Re:Headline is misleading and a little clickbaity (Score 0) 474

No it wouldn't those employees would likely spend the $900 on wasteful items alcohol gambling etc a few years back a union backed government in Australia took a 20 billion dollar surplus and handed out $900 to each tax payer thinking they would do something good with it most of it ended up on alcohol and gambling the smarter people paid down their mortgages or credit card. The tradies who thought they would be doing house repairs well $900 doesn't buy much in that area so most people didn't bother. As for CEO getting those salaries faced with a difficult situation this would have to be offered to get them to try, knowing well that they may not be able to get a job for a year or two after certainly failing to save the company if they couldn't get enough concessions from the union

Comment Re:Good Grief... (Score 1) 94

Actually I think the patent office has a lot to answer to.

1. They took money on the application and processing fee.

2.They claimed this was for due diligence to make sure you have the right to the patent

They should be included in the law suit

Additionally why do patent trolls pick this part of Texas? is the system a part of the local economy

As for the little guy who has no business training, no capital to fund production or pay employees something like an angel investor can be found be smart your first idea will fund your next idea you just have to sell part of your product

Comment Re:all growed up now (Score 0) 111

May have already happened Shenguan Holdings had a rise in the share price after the released report said strong buy then has continued on a downward trend Not saying they did it deliberately just that anything they say will have an effect good or bad in the short term in the long term the truth will come out regardless.

Comment Re:Strong enough for a man, made for a woman (Score 1) 858

From the article "Overall, there is a lot of agreement between the sexes" an looking at there table for good shows yes many in both columns are watched by my wife so I agree but a show like SATC is a girls show unless a guy wants a girls perspective or a little eye candy. this show tended to paint guys as useless and stupid not something as a male we want to see. As for awards There were a lot of good shows that never got awards or got cancelled yes on the list is Firefly in both male and females high rated columns

However yes women tend not to rate something bad unless it is really bad or its another women

Question how many men have been forced to sit through a show like SATC any then as revenge went online and rated it. How many women are forced to watch a male show? none we would rather watch it on our own and enjoy the experience without the resulting uncontrollable background chatter

Comment Re:Viruses just get easier and easier to get (Score 2) 100

Since then, I browse the web on windows as little as possible.

This has been my philosophy always, additionally block ads and disabled flash and javascript only opening them up when needed. Here we can blame poor coders and site owners if they didn't abuse ads and vetted them so that there site had acceptable ads we would not have ad blockers.

Just a comparison many years ago TV and newspapers didn't accept ads that were annoying or unacceptable. now they do additionally they increased the ad rate on tv from 12 to 18 mins per hour and newspapers often have articles that are essentially ads for companies same goes for many "news stories" on tv. video rentals and sales increased because of it and now people have moved to streaming and downloading

Submission + - Landmark EU Data Protection Reform Approved

An anonymous reader writes: The European Union has adopted new data protection legislation today which is set to increase European citizens’ control over their personal information stored online, including granting people the right to be forgotten. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed earlier today, following more than four years of heated discussions and negotiations. Replacing a previous EU data protection law from 1995, the new legislation aims to protect consumers and standardise data protection practice for businesses operating in the digital space. The measures intend to provide citizens with more control over their own data, but means that some companies could come up against hefty fines for not complying.

Submission + - Man deletes his entire company with one line of bad code (independent.co.uk)

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: Marco Marsala appears to have deleted his entire company with one mistaken piece of code. By accidentally telling his computer to delete everything in his servers, the hosting provider has seemingly removed all trace of his company and the websites that he looks after for his customers. Marsala wrote on a Centos help forum, "I run a small hosting provider with more or less 1535 customers and I use Ansible to automate some operations to be run on all servers. Last night I accidentally ran, on all servers, a Bash script with a rm -rf {foo}/{bar} with those variables undefined due to a bug in the code above this line. All servers got deleted and the offsite backups too because the remote storage was mounted just before by the same script (that is a backup maintenance script)." The terse "rm -rf" is so famously destructive that it has become a joke within some computing circles, but not to this guy. Can this example finally serve as a textbook example of why you need to make offsite backups that are physically removed from the systems you're archiving?

Comment Re:Another platform ain't the answer (Score 1) 123

Non profit journalism doesn't mean good journalism often its slanted in the view of the founder/owner the problem we have is multiple left or right wing mostly left though and alternative sites like www.newobserveronline.com which report stories that would be buried on mainstream sites because they offend minorities

Most news outlets are a copy of each other and the news travels so fast that everyone has the same story, news sites are like hotel comparison sites there is only one or two real sources

reporting the facts is gone in favour of journalism I'll repeat a comment I made before

I think when they started calling themselves journalists they knew they dropped quality :- note the definitions journal - Noun

1. A newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject or professional activity.

2. A personal record of occurrences, experiences, and reflections kept on a regular basis; a diary.

report - Noun

1. An account presented usually in detail.

2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group.

Journalists give personal opinions Reporters give detailed facts

Newspapers used to be for the educated and people who wanted to be educated now they are mostly drivel targeted at the masses that 100 years ago would not have had an education and barely have one today

Comment Re:Standard C library... (Score 4, Insightful) 334

Terrorists: "That's nice. We think we'll detonate our bombs in this nice, crowded security line. Not only will we kill a lot of people, but then you'll shut down this airport for days wrecking even more havoc on people's travel plans."

Always wondered why terrorist chose airports why not a church/synagogue packed with people on a Sunday/Saturday and zero security its easy pickings, then it would be Christians and truly a religious war but they attack airports sporting events concerts, symbols of western affluence. sort of answered my own question its not really about religion is it.

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