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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Duhavid Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

"Electricity is not free. Any business that provides 1 or more "high speed chargers" has to pay for the hardware AND the cost of the electricity. They are in business to make money, and if any good at "business", they want to maximize profits. They will do this by passing on the costs associated with the "high speed chargers" on to their customers, in the form of higher prices. Those people who do NOT have a need for "high speed chargers" will not be pleased to subsidize the few who do (pay the higher prices), and will more than likely take their trade (money) elsewhere."

Replace "electricity" with "Political Participation", and amend the rest to make sense in context.

5 days ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

Duhavid Re:no dimocrats (551 comments)

"Non-Aggression Principle. Simply stated, the NAP says that any time a human coerces (or directly harms) another human (through physical or other forces) to do things against their will, they're being unethical"

OK. But it's yet another Utopian "if only all people everywhere will just abide by this one principal, all will be well" thing.
We know that pure communism is hard, people can be lazy and corrupt.
We know that pure capitalism is hard, people can be greedy and seek power.

This one is just we know that Mind your own Business is hard, people can be controlling and seek dominion over others.

Where/how can you enact this? How will you, without force, without mind control, without a "lets bring them up knowing only this" education system make this work?.

about two weeks ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

Duhavid Re:Lies, damned lies, statistics (551 comments)

Why should a corporation be allowed to engage in politics in any way or at any level.

Each of the people involved in the corporation has a voice.
They can go out and use it. Why do they need an additional voice?

"want to censor corporations because you disagree with them"

No, I don't want them to participate if I agree or disagree.
It is supposed to be "we the people...".
As things stand, it categorically is not. It is "we the corporations and the wealthy".

""it must be bribery" when it's a corporation, and not when it's any other group of people"

A corporation is supposed to seek profit, no? ( Yes, they are ( not at any price, but yes ) ).
So, why would a corporation, seeking profit, want to participate in politics?
It would be about seeking profits through those contributions.
So, how is it not bribery?

How is it not distorting the political process?
How is it not disenfranchising the less wealthy?

Who looses their voice if we bar corporations?
No real person does. Zero ( 0 ),.

about two weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

Duhavid Re:Manufactured crisis. (574 comments)

Outsourcing = lower expenses
True
Also true, lower expenses => lower wages here
Good thing? Well, until the economic contractions lead to prices here falling.

about three weeks ago
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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

Duhavid Re:Their answer to oversubscription as well (243 comments)

"If a highway carries 10,000 vehicles per day, do you complain that it doesn't have 10,000 lanes?"

I certainly do.

about three weeks ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Duhavid Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (553 comments)

Well, OK, then.

So, take that 58 million budget and break down what it is used for.
How much for buildings,
How much for buses,
How much ( and to whom, and how much ) for personnel
How much for supplies
Etc

How many children move thru the system in a given year?

How can we do better?
Are we throwing money at it?
Are the results poor, really?
Are others using less to do more? Less to do the same? If so, how do they do that, can we use those techniques?

about a month ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Duhavid Re:What is critical thinking? (553 comments)

Yes, but they need the political cover that is given by being able to assert that "Americans cant think" so they can call for more outsourcing, more offshoring, more H1B's,etc.

about a month ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Duhavid Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

I would think the 50k payday and being able to go back to a jurisdiction where they can thumb their nose at the NDA would be even more of an enticement for these workers to cash in.

And why the presupposition that the American would be less qualified?

about a month ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Duhavid Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

Large companies set prices not on costs, but on "what the market will bear".

As long as the delta is reasonable, they will produce. What really happens is that the bright executive who manages to get workers for a pittance will get a larger bonus.

about a month ago
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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

Duhavid Re: How on earth? (84 comments)

So, once the sale is done, the new owners will have them over a barrel, and will use that to make this profitable?

They are going to pay for it one way or another. Keeping it in house keeps control.
The only advantage I would see would be that competitors to IBM might consider the chips more favorably.

about a month ago
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Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

Duhavid Re:Pounds (72 comments)

99 pounds of fuel on the jet,
99 pounds of fuel,
take one out
make it aloft

about a month ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:1984 Called (100 comments)

Didnt see that. Thanks!

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:1984 Called (100 comments)

They deserve a patent for adding letters to numbers and *symbols*?

What are letters? Symbols.

What is new, unique, and non-obvious about this?

In my opinion, not one thing. Work on it, talk about it, but no patent.
I'm sure they will apply for one, and likely get it. But I don't think a patent is deserved here.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:"Develops", "Solves" (100 comments)

No, no. We need the "liptop" computer.

Display will be laser projection in front of your eyes, input will be speech recognition.

It may take a while for these to take off for the ladies....

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:Microsoft re-invents graffiti (100 comments)

Assuming they made such progress, shouldn't any patents be about original ideas and techniques in the signal processing and/or machine learning and not on the kinda obvious by now idea of using unique symbols drawn on the item's surface to communicate letters and words?

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:Great "invention" (100 comments)

When Apple "invents" it, will it be called iGraffit?

about a month and a half ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

Duhavid Re:On the recieving end of racism. (293 comments)

"You do realize you're already competing for wages with people in Mumbai"

Fully. That is part of the anger on the issue.
I cant find food or shelter at rates comparable, but I have to compete with a structurally lower cost person
And I have to do that because someone *here* decided that. ( all the rationalizations still come down to a decision )
That someone here enjoys
    Access to the market/economy that I am ( but, for many, am increasingly *not* ) part of
    Pricing of products due to this access
    Wages/profitability ( for the decider ) commensurate with *this* market/economy, ( and this, from *my* current, but someday lower wages! )
    ( plus the delta on what someone here used to make versus the other person )

But that someone here doesn't currently have to deal with the downward wage pressure.
I would have a hard time describing such people as occupying moral high ground.
For the record, trade is good, when done right ( the US allowing people and products to move without substantial issue ( other than real safety issues ) and our trading partners protecting and manipulating currencies and not allowing the reverse of the aforementioned people/product flow is wrong ).

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Duhavid Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

I see what you are saying, and sure. But, it is my personal belief that corporations will seek monopoly without requiring government assistance ( indeed, even in the face of government resistance ). And that corporations with or without monopolies can abuse employees, the environment and, even customers/clients/consumers where the perception is that profitability lies in that direction.
So, I see nothing intrinsic about the government established monopoly and the abuse.
I.E., it's not the "monopoly" side of the equation, the abuse stems from, but the power ComCast has.
Or, another way, if there were competition in this market, but ComCast had something like this kind of power, I believe something like this could still happen.

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Duhavid Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

What does the business ComCast is in have to do with them getting the complainant fired?

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Duhavid Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

"And the government, who are ostensibly supposed to protect us from the kind of abuses you're talking about, was a party to it."

In what way is the government party to this?

about a month and a half ago

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