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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

0123456 Re:They'll be replaced by robots soon. (472 comments)

Don't worry, most of those jobs will go away soon.

Well, yes. And the Leftists will then be whining about how EVIL AMAZON is laying off workers who had high-paid jobs and willl now be lucky to find work a Starbucks.

They don't care about people or consequences, just having something to complain about. As, for example, they used to complain about low wages for the GLORIOUS PEOPLES' COAL MINERS working hard and dying young to dig coal from the ground that provided power to run the economy, and now whine about EVIL CORPORATE COAL MINERS digging CARBON-SPEWING. BABY-MURDERING POISON out of the ground.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

0123456 Re:Bullshit Stats. (472 comments)

I wonder why men value their lives and safety less than women do.

Because a man can have 500 kids much more easily than a woman can.

2 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

0123456 Re:Amazon should just lower everyone's pay. (472 comments)

So why are uber-socialist, resource-poor nations like Denmark, Singapore, Luxembourg, or the Netherlands, among the wealthiest countries on earth?

Singapore is uber-socialist? Not when I was there. Luxemburg has been raking in cash as a tax haven for big corporations. Denmark, I believe has a significant amount of oil revenue. Netherlands didn't seem particularly wealthy when I was there.

And, other than Singapore, none of those nations are exactly known for their super-rich residents.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

0123456 Re:Amazon should just lower everyone's pay. (472 comments)

Problem solved.

Making everyone poor is the usual means by which socialists reduce 'income inequality'.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

0123456 Re:Bullshit Stats. (472 comments)

Except negotiating on a person by person bases for the same work is stupid. Why should a great engineer be paid less because they aren't a social adept as someone else?

Because someone has to talk to customers.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

0123456 Re:Bullshit Stats. (472 comments)

I have a daughter who like science and want's to be a game designer. I see how she has it stacked against her compared to my son.

Because guys can just walk into a game company and become a designer overnight.

Back in the real world, there are roughly three bazillion people who want to be game designers. The only way most of them will ever do so is to develop their own indie game and do it themselves. The rest will work seventy hour weeks in game companies who'll just lay them off after the game is released, in the hope that, maybe, someone will remember them when they want to hire someone in future.

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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

0123456 Re:Yet (211 comments)

Solar cell costs are plunging, while their efficiencies rise. I predict a collision, a market and a profit.

You might see one, if you could just plug solar cells into your house and magically get power all day. Most of our power usage in our house is at night, when... oops... there's no solar power.

So now you need batteries and inverters and all kinds of other junk to provide power when we're actually home. And you need enough to provide power to the whole house for a few days to cover the days when there's hardly any sun.

Solar cells could cost $0, and they still probably wouldn't make sense when compared to grid power that isn't made artifiicially expensive by Greenist boondoggles.

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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

0123456 Re:Simple (211 comments)

I think people would settle for fusion. It seems that fusion is also a difficult problem to crack.

It is, and will continue to be, so long as governemnts keep paying people to not build fusion reactors. My guess is that, when we finally get a working fusion reactor, it will be developed in a few years by a company that completely ignores all the 'basic research' governments have funded over the last fifty years.

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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

0123456 Re:This is a good reminder for all technocrats (211 comments)

I think you miss the point.

This technology isn't needed. We have many sources of cheap energy. The Greenists have to make them artificially expensive for renewables to have any chance of competing.

It's just another Greenist wet-dream, and no-one should be surprised that Google's effort was a dismal failure. When we live off Earth and can build huge mirrors to collect sunlight 24/7, solar power will make sense. Today, wind and solar power makes very little sense, except in specialised circumstances where reliable power is less important than having any power at all (e.g. charging your satellite phone or laptop in the jungle).

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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

0123456 Re:What it means (211 comments)

You believe that EVIL OIL COMPANIES bought out those 200mpg carburettor patents, don't you?

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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

0123456 Re:What always concerns me (as an uninformed cowar (483 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it have been really bad if there had been a boatload of plutonium-238 on the Challenger?

Uh, no.

A boatload of Pu-238 won't explode, and RTGs are designed to stay together even in a launch explosion. If I remember correctly, one RTG was involved in a launch explosion, and it was recovered, refurbished, and used again.

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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

0123456 Re:Wouldn't it suffer eminent heat death? (483 comments)

Doesn't nuclear power work by boiling water? Doesn't it require that steam then turning back to water?

Uh, no.

Do a web search on RTG sometime.

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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

0123456 Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (483 comments)

And, even if it wasn't, the hippies would whine about NASA launching something Nuke-leer into space.

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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

0123456 Re:I can't wait (222 comments)

Except the new consoles are just low to mid-range PCs.

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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

0123456 Re:Wow, I'd be pretty angry (159 comments)

The other problem is that most of the decision makers will just bail when the first failure happens, after having collected the bonus for getting rid of the IT team.

And the smart ones bail right after collecting their bonus, before the first failure happens...

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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

0123456 Re:Seems obvious (103 comments)

If only someone could invent a file format that separates content from presentation, then you wouldn't have to care what screen ratio users had...

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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

0123456 Re:Not resigning from Debian (541 comments)

An example here is missing devices/mount points in fstab: sysvinit will happily ignore them, systemd won't consider local-fs.target reached and you'll have to fix your system for it to boot correctly.

And this is exactly the kind of thing that makes many of us wary of systemd. I saw a post from someone a few weeks ago complaining that systemd wouldn't let his system start up because there was a problem in /etc/fstab, and he couldn't edit /etc/fstab because systemd wouldn't let his system start up.

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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

0123456 Re:Don't like Systemd... fork it. (541 comments)

No one is forcing you to use it!

Yeah, it's not like other projects like Gnome 3 are deliberately making themselves dependent on systemd, is it?

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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

0123456 Re:Technology fatigue (154 comments)

We will get there (and what a mess we will make of it) but neither you or I will be alive when it comes about.

No, but I will be.

We don't need to magic up immortality tomorrow, we just need to increase lifespan by one year every year.

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