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Comment Systems (Score 4, Interesting) 131

First thing you have to realise is that Systems Exist.
Systems follow very specific laws. The first Law of Systems is that all Systems follow the Law of Self Preservation. The second Law of Systems is that all Systems Fight Against Change within themselves. Systems follow the Law of Structural Conformity. Systems follow the Law of Growth and Development.

1. Systems Exist.
2. Systems Preserve Themselves.
3. Systems Fight Against Change Within.
4. Systems Ensure Structural Conformity.
5. Systems Grow and Develop.

All of these laws of Systems exist only to protect the Systems from being destroyed. Systems do not care about innovation or quality, they care to grow, to protect themselves from change that can cause self destruction, they ensure that all of their internal structures are organized to ensure self preservation, they grow just to become bigger and to have a better chance of survival.

Once you understand this you will understand why it is obvious and expected that systems prevent any type of innovation coming from individuals within the system.

It is also important to understand one more thing: when systems cannot cope with something, they stop it, they may destroy it, but if the fundamentals upon which the system relies are themselves flawed, the system reliance on those fundamentals also makes those systems ultimately vulnerable to destruction.

Comment We need to sue all employers (Score 0) 309

I think all employers should be sued for hiring and for firing people as well as for not hiring women or not hiring men, for firing women or for firing men, for hiring / firing that goes against feelings of some, for hiring / firing that goes alone the lines of feelings of some...

Employers in the USA must be really masochistic to continue hiring people, anybody at all, not even just women. Of-course to hire a woman or any other protected class for that matter you have to really have your head checked. Of-course if you do not hire them in some quantity, the government will attack you on that basis.

So you have to hire them and then you have to bear the blunt of the lawsuit your choices are very unpleasant. Hire the women and get a lawsuit. Don't hire the women and get a lawsuit.

That type of a choice is not a choice at all, I give you the third option: don't hire in the USA.

Comment oh no! (Score 0) 77

Oh no! All the people whose job description is to be 6 feet tall, to lift 100 pounds, to jump 4feet into the air and to be able to travel at 9 miles per hour are no longer economically viable...

Time to upgrade that resume.
Skills: can lift up to 101 pound jump 4 feet 5 inches into the air. Can travel at 9.5 miles her hour. Will cost no more 10% of a robot doing the same thing a year. A bonus feature: can travel at least 30 miles on a single charge!

Comment Re: No surprise... (Score 0) 223

collectivism isn't theft. property is an illusion anyway

- so is collectivism not theft *or* is property an illusion? AFAIC property is a fact and it starts with your own body, so this nonsense is just that - nonsense:

you belong to nature and it will reclaim you one day.

- the chemicals, molecules and atoms I am made of are as much 'me' as any number of notes thrown together into a hole in a ground is an opera.

*You* are not just water and trace chemical elements you are made of, you do not belong to anybody. You are an entity that was organized into existence via a complex procedure that took billions of years + 9 months and whatever your age is and everything you have experienced since you were conceived and until the moment you die.

Once you die the corpse that is left after is no longer *you*, it's an empty vessel that can no longer be you, you are gone and definitely are not a possession of anybody.

You may want to rethink that dumbass ideology of yours, it's idiotic.

Comment Re:The benefits of Single Payer (Score 0) 116

Single payer in Canada costs about half as much than multiple payer healthcare in the US,

- let me put it this way: I do not care what it 'costs', the real question is *who pays*. Nobody should be *forced* to pay for anybody else.

while yielding better overall outcomes.

- let me put it this way: I do not care about 'overall outcomes', I only care about 1 outcome and that outcome is related to myself. The 'overall outcome' never comes into the picture, it's irrelevant and it's completely misleading.

The only question that matters is this: if you need healthcare can you get it by paying for it without anybody else forcing you to do anything else or to pay for anybody else. All these other considerations are destruction of individual freedoms and destruction of quality in healthcare and they are *not* reducing the cost to those who are paying the large share of it. Nobody should be forced to pay for other people's healthcare and nobody should be prevented (as is done in Canada) from buying healthcare out of pocket.

Comment Re: No surprise... (Score 0) 223

every one else has to sell themselves into permanent lifetime servitude just to temporarily use their product

- if you feel that an Intel processor is worth selling yourself into slavery then you really must need that processor, don't you? Even then you are getting something out of the transaction that is beneficial for you, otherwise why would you sell yourself????????????

Comment Re:Bring 'em on down... (Score 0) 223

The mainstream 'economists' and the Federal reserve and the government disagree with you. They will tell you that bringing prices down will cause you to stop shopping because you will expect further price cuts instead of buying what you *need* now (even if you buy on credit, which means that the final price is much higher, which completely undermines their idiotic claims). But didn't you hear the official party line? 2% inflation is good. 0% inflation is bad. Because the Fed is supposed to provide a dual mandate of fucking you in the ass while coming in your mouth.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score -1) 223

Gouging? What the hell is gouging? Competition brings the prices down as long as competition can exist without subsidies of any kind. Once the competitor is no longer profitable the prices are at the lowest possible level (given the modern state of technology, laws, taxes, inflation levels and such).

But what the hell is 'gouging'? You are free to try and sell your wares (or your labour for that matter) for any price at all and if there is somebody buying then they see value in that. The people who are buying, the paying customers are not being gouged, they wouldn't purchase the service or the product if it was not beneficial to them to fork out whatever the price is because the product would provide them with more benefit than the cash they paid for it.

Comment Re:No Dragon 2 Soft Landing Yet (Score 0) 349

But good luck getting Elon Musk to focus on the practical and eminently desirable target of the Moon. He isn't interested. It's only Mars for Elon.

- what 'practical and eminently desirable target of the Moon'? You might as send whalers to the Moon, it's about as practical as anything else.

If it is about observations people are not necessary, robots transporting and serving telescopes would not do worse than a meat bag who needs perfect human liveable environment to survive.

Comment Re:Only? (Score 0) 150

Japan's problem is their inability to let the failures go down in flames and fail for the good of the rest of the economy and of the society.

Japan is the place were you go to when you want to get funny money for trading/shorting, that's the place you go to borrow Yen to do all this insane trading. Japan is the place of the suicide economic policy, the kamikaze of policies (the one that USA is also following), the policy destroying the currency for the purpose of bailing out horrible failures just to keep them going due to political expediency and not due to any form of sound economics at all.

This in turn leads to economic stagnation, falling birth rates, depression, etc. All the good stuff that the central bankers together with the government love to give its people.

Comment Suing the governments for interfering in my life (Score 0) 250

I want to sue all the governments for interfering in my life. This of-course means I want to sue all of you for interfering in my life. Of-course my resources are vastly inadequate for this, but I would love to do just that. I do not want this government 'protection' (read interference and oppression) to exist. But I do feel this is probably going to happen anyway. Need a new planet / new world of some sort without all this in it.

Comment I want this now (Score 0) 338

Maybe a month ago I was talking with my developers about this very thing and I did hear some uneasinnese in their voices, some fear of the future job prospects. However I explained that this is exciting if at all possible. This would not replace the developer, it would make a developer quite a bit more productive though, allowing for the business requirements to be implemented much faster.

Say you are working on a large use case, you put together the data model, maybe most of the DDL, some front end work, maybe the HTML components (if web based). Now you want to connect the data to the presentation. So bring up the AI, tell it the data validation requirements while pointing at the fields on the screen and pointing at the database fields. It should fill in the validation routines and the code that connects it all while following the project standards for security checks, transaction handling, basically generating the missing code.

The developer would provide the end points and describe the behaviour with human language/pointing at things while describing this, the AI would provide a number of solutions to choose from.

The AI should keep track of test cases based on the description, provide a test suit. It should keep an eye on the code base at all times to notice what it can do for the developer and propose it whenever it sees the opportunity, etc.

Would this put developers out of jobs? I think it would make developers much more productive, allowing for many more projects to be created and tested. The AI should help integrating components, keep track of configurations, do more testing on all levels (functional, security, load, etc). The projects should be churned out faster and with a higher quality, while more ideas would have a chance to be tried out as projects.

Comment Re:wars destroy wealth (Score 1) 514

Yes, start with insults, that's always a good way to prove that you have the intellectual high-ground

- I don't see the difference, how I start is irrelevant. The relevant factor here is your government provided education and it has done the job.

What happens to these goods after they have been produced and exchanged, if there is nobody to consume them.?

- the only way to consume something is to produce something of your own and to exchange for what you are interested in consuming. Thus the people who can actually consume something are those very people that produce. This should be obvious even to you with a simple example: a farmer produces and then consumes what he produced. Got it? A farmer can exchange with a tool maker if the tool maker provides farmer with the tools the farmer needs and the tool maker clearly needs to eat. Etc.

It's consumption of non-domestic products that cause a trade deficit, not consumption by itself.

- consumption by itself is irrelevant, you are correct however, it is consumption of goods that were *not paid for* that causes the trade deficit.

only a very small portion of what you pay for a Chinese-made product actually goes to the Chinese company

- really? Are you an accountant for one of the Chinese companies? I actually deal with Chinese manufacturers for GPS trackers and other electronics, you are incorrect.

I'm curious which school YOU went to, where you were taught that taxation is theft

- I deduced it from the first principles. If you are wondering though, I went to the most communist school of all, I was born in the USSR and attended the public education system there. I was happy to see the country collapse of-course since it only confirmed my understanding of economics.

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