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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

ElitistWhiner Re: It all comes down to payroll (263 comments)

Payroll? that's last century. Uber sets the mark toward which corporations aim at ' robotics'.

Hardware, software and artificial wetware replace employees entirely with driverless transport, space exploration, customer service, drones, electronic trading, etcâ¦

You have been replaced.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

ElitistWhiner Re: Secret Ballot yes (480 comments)

BUT I devised a receipt that is traceable back to the ballot and the voter. It serves the function to ensure that every voter votes ONLY once and enables the voter to validate that his vote was included in the vote tally and counted.
SO Bitcoin is just a ticket that makes the receipt service possible.
BUT the ballot embodies the vote itself is blinded by a one way hash function irreversible is sent on to the tally count.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

ElitistWhiner Re:What's the problem? (75 comments)

Interesting use-case. A slider widget would be the highest embodiment rather than toggle widgets. As you suggest controls are disruptive interfering and not easy sometimes while using devices at the same time. SO that would be architectural kernel level interrupts and scheduling which could enable the device to work uniquely rather than decorative buttons along the edge.

I'm curious if they went to that level of innovation or if its just gingerbread design kitsch. Thanks...I'll check it out.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

ElitistWhiner Re:Tokenization streams forthcoming... (194 comments)

Chicken scratch yes. SO like APL; s/w tokens on whiteboards why not? BUT interpretable methodology. THEN outsourced compensation to India favors token based over wage-labor metrics. It dis-incentivizes scribes in codex monasteries writing task du jour monolithic programs instead building, assembling and engineering universal tokenized components to specification for standard application use or general custom applications.

MOST importantly once s/w tokenized: monetization occurs. Monetized== marketable=marketplace.

Full circle, a token of universal currency for assembly in mind, by hand, by interpreter, by AI, finally computer self assembly. Knowledge economies evolve. The monks of s/w development stop scripting - start producing tokens of knowledge they own, sell, maintain, revise, improve and resell .

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

ElitistWhiner Tokenization streams forthcoming... (194 comments)

Inherent in the transactional paradigm is tokenization emergent as the exchange currency needed for efficiency. SO this is a first step toward monetization platforms abstracting out the software labor component.

about a month ago
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

ElitistWhiner What's the problem? (75 comments)

Innovation and invention requires there be a problem. The first principle in the utility of a claim to actually solving a problem is a new idea or novel innovation. The highest embodiment of the solution to the problem is the invention.

What's the problem? I don't see a real use case that this Samsung UI solves.

about a month ago
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Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

ElitistWhiner Re: I never have understood (265 comments)

Nor does it make sense likely the Hapsburg hat that Saddam Hussein flaunted In front of American journalists, his move to value Iraq oil in Euros instead of dollars and now the sanctions against Russia recently effect on the value of the ruble. That is what the Iraq War was about and it is the reason Russia's ruble is losing currency, value as the wealth of its nation drains away.

about a month ago
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Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

ElitistWhiner Dealers in-the-room (141 comments)

Vote with the Almighty Dollar. Stop dancing around the facts go buy a Tesla. In a free country, exercise the liberty so many Americans fought and died for so you can enjoy all your freedoms. Buy your Tesla. Stop with the feigned guts to point to the beast and say look there's a fucking Elephant. Of course there's an Elephant who's scared of a tiny little Tesla. Its just the nature of the beast.

Is there anyone who isn't driving the Tesla-of-their-dreams because they are scared of Elephants?

about a month and a half ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

ElitistWhiner Free market loss (580 comments)

I was just getting ready to go see " THE INTERVIEW".

SONY lost an American free market opportunity.

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

ElitistWhiner Re:Seems unintuative (175 comments)

+1

"immortal, sunlight-fearing vampires"

about a month and a half ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

ElitistWhiner Re:Great... (377 comments)

Exactly correct answer. Merge JPEG-BPG-> JPG

NEXT.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps

ElitistWhiner First Principles: CONSUMER (53 comments)

IBM (old guys) wants the worlds most valuable and most popular consumer product company to crack into BYOD enterprises. SteveJobs built the most valuable company on the planet based upon CONSUMER from Day0 at AAPL. After being kicked out of Apple, SteveJobs turned focused on Enterprise with his NeXT Inc. venture. Ten years later NeXT had changed computing. It popularized O-O with Obj-C providing Soloman Inc. the tool and means to abstract financial instruments for trading bonds. That precluded WallSt. CMO's, Derivitives and electronic trading. NeXT enabled a CERN researcher to invent a better Gopher.app with a simple worldwideweb; www.app. Bill Gates even gave Steve $150 million to keep NeXT in business to avoid anti-trust but I digress. BUT that marked the definitive end to Enterprise for SteveJob's NeXT. SO it was SteveJobs intuitive understanding of everyday consumers that created Apple in the first place and upon his requested return its future success.

Apple's turning focus away from CONSUMER toward ENTERPRISE would mark a leadership milestone. A milestone SteveJobs would prove " Life after Death" by hurling back at Tim Cook rather than rollover in his grave.

about a month and a half ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

ElitistWhiner Re:What if.... (139 comments)

Evidence for your hypothesis being? OK, Uber did hire the NY Taxi Commission Board member.

about a month and a half ago
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Now worth $40 billion, upstart Uber outraces other tech models

ElitistWhiner Friction-free capitalism (1 comments)

Uber's business model-in-the-making may be the highest embodiment of a new benchmark. Friction-free capitalism that features free markets, free enterprise, cash-free transaction, wage free productivity but its compelling " free benefits" are its strongest defining attribute.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

ElitistWhiner Re:Apple deleted my songs (250 comments)

The were songs on computer. Purchased on iBook, then new hardware upgrade to a Mac mini no iNothin' device involved. Songs simply didn't transfer to the new hardware & OS X upgrade, were no longer in iTunes store even though they showed in purchase history but were unavailable for recovery/download. So I had to sneakerNET transfer them from my backup.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

ElitistWhiner Apple deleted my songs (250 comments)

Songs I bought didn't survive an iTunes ' upgrade'. So Apple removes content from iTunes and from your account " magically". I suspect they stopped paying an artist and sold copies anyway. Magic erased evidence on iTunes for Apple which propogated down to the client accounts!

BUT...to get my songs back off backup I paid a service fee of $122.00 to fire up an antiquated hard drive and copy...priceless

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

ElitistWhiner Re:Confession - I didn't like Interstellar (289 comments)

The movie is about " What if it were the case that we really don't know what is true?".

At the end of the movie, it boils down to the power of human's capacity to imagine, believe and transcend man's madeup limitations. The subtext of the movie uses the twin human weaknesses of Abandonment and Engulfment to demonstrate what we know to be true is what we " feel is true".

Identity is otherside of Engulfment. The movie narrative struggles substituting enmeshment / engulfment as though they were equivalents. The setup juxtaposes two instances to demonstrate that man's Identity ( what he feels) is more important than saving humanity.

In the earthbound instance the professor's enmeshment with humanity requires that he will take to his grave the secret that it is doomed, except there's a twist - with his last dying breath he reveals he knew the grand hoax of his scientific evidence to the contrary upon which the hopes of the planet were placed in the recolonization mission. His Identity ( id) released by his imminent death, he inflicts pain and suffering to relieve dying with a guilty conscience. His last breaths are an act in saving his Identity as the Professor.

In the interstellar instance the marooned astronaut survived an illusion of engulfment in wrapping his life into the pursuit of a mission he is told cannot succeed. A virtual outlier and existential outsider faced with perpetrating the Professor's grand hoax or pertetuating his own life, his (id) rises to the occasion voting to save man, himself, his Identity over humanity.

In neither instance does the truth save you nor does what they feel.

Except the other side of Abandonment is Love or Hollywood Happy Endings...to wit: Interstellar where Love (what we feel) conquers all.

about 2 months ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

ElitistWhiner Timing is everything...dust settled. (203 comments)

The collapse of a competitive advantage crystal lens product in GT Advanced which was summarily driven into the ground, bankrupted and which failure narily caused a single Apple iPhone shipment delay.

Any problems connecting dots, seeing the landscape and strategy now?

about 2 months ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

ElitistWhiner Mirror, mirror... (376 comments)

No wonder the French are literate, savvy and experienced social creatures online....just a reflection how dumb-down is U.S.-style Internet.

The French led home terminal connectivity 10 years before the Internet launched nationwide in United States homes. Minitel terminals were text based phone company-issued devices which the French affectionately hung onto well after the internet age arrived. It took an act of government to dismantle the service.

about 2 months ago

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