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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

GLMDesigns Re:What economy have YOU been in? (463 comments)

No. There are a lot of people who are philosophically opposed to there unequality of wealth. I speak with them everyday; there are some in my family.

Equality of outcome is desired by many. My point made about the 1% is that too many people are saying that everything bad happens because of the EVIL 1% who control the world. If only, they say, this 1% would pay their "fair share" and government agencies ran everything then the world would be wonderful.

4 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

GLMDesigns Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Yes. It's possible. But supply and demand affects job prices as much as it affects commodity prices. Some jobs are undesirable (for whatever reason) and they command higher salaries as a result of poor supply (of available workers). Others have people lining up because it's desirable (teaching) and the wages are pushed down due to an abundance of supply.

4 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

GLMDesigns Re:What economy have YOU been in? (463 comments)

No. This was true 10 years ago as well. And this 1% nonsense is tiring. It's boring and it's stupid. You're worried about the control of the 1% - then get away from government control of the economy. You worry about some having more than you. Right? Ohh the humanity. We're not all equal. So what do you do? You get the government to get back at them to force equality. But it doesn't work that way. And then you're surprised that they protect themselves, do jujitsu and use the government to their advantage? The solution is to not use the government to enforce equality - else as in the soviet union (and ever so evident here in the US) people who have the government on their side get the plums - and the rest don't. To paraphrase Orwell - some pigs are more equal than others.

5 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

GLMDesigns Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Not so. How do I know that they are paid well? Because people line up to get those jobs. If the pay wasn't enough people wouldn't be flocking to those positions when the jobs open up. Ever see the line for people trying to get a fireman's position? It goes around the block.

5 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

GLMDesigns Re: Just tell me (463 comments)

How does ebola help large corporations? Stop with this brain-dead thinking. You think big corps such as McDonalds or Walmarts are helped by this? MAYBE some pharma companies are but the transportation and hospitality sector is crushed. Think bro instead of regurgitating this crap.

5 days ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

GLMDesigns Re:disgusting (191 comments)

Lynch was not the best of folks - but his actions were in response to military action on the part of loyalists. He didn't simply say. "oh I'm going to hang people who disagree with me." If you compare the bloodletting between the American and French (and Russian, and Chinese and ...) Revolutions you'll see that the American Revolution was remarkably bloodless (as pertains people attacking their neighbors who disagree).

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

GLMDesigns Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

Again. Creativity doesn't mean making things up or lying. Now. I don't know much about accounting and it may very well be a bad example but if there is a problem to be solved, or can be done more elegantly, then that requires something more than rote work - it requires creativity (or problem solving if you will.) I know some people that don't think that programming is creative. I think it is. (And to nitpick - I think the SEC is only concerned about publicly traded companies.)

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

GLMDesigns Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

I can't speak to that. But some jobs are creative even if you don't think they are. I know some people like accounting. I don't enjoy that. But if someone enjoyed solving accounting problems then I would call that a creative job. Many of these same people (accountants) find coding to be boring. (I don't.)

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

GLMDesigns Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

That hasn't been my experience.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

GLMDesigns Re:Enforce (122 comments)

Google Glasses may be tainted for everyday public use but it will gain ground in business uses. Surgeons, construction managers, etc...

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

GLMDesigns Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

What!?! Creativity is needed in engineering, in programming, in law, in business, in lots of places. Creativity in these areas doesn't mean "make shit up" - it means problem solving. And problem solving requires creativity.

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

GLMDesigns Re:Big Old Liar (276 comments)

There was tea in India as well. So, if it's felt that he "stopped" in India - why didn't he mention it. By the way there was "tea" in Europe as well. It wasn't from the tea plant but there were plenty of herb teas - though they were thought to be more for health and medicine than taste.

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

GLMDesigns Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

Really so if we "discover" life in another star system what would you say to that? Or if other beings "discovered" us? The use of the word discovered is legitimate in the case of Columbus.

about two weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

GLMDesigns Re:No worries (65 comments)

Capitalist /= cheapest. Cheapest does not equal best value for the dollar and effort.

about three weeks ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

GLMDesigns Re:How does the quote go...? (267 comments)

Are you serious? It was an amazing trip. One can say anything one wants about going west (in order to go East) but until it's done it's unproven and highly experimental. You say you're Portuguese - then take another look at how long it took voyagers to go from the Canary Island to rounding the cape of Africa. It took technological innovations (the caravel among others) and decades.

Then here comes a guy who says that he'll sail west instead and you say he was a moron for mistaking the Carribean for the Indies. Yes some Persian and Arabic cartographers had accurately estimated the circumference of the globe but that doesn't mean it was universally known. Europeans (while technologically advanced in a lot of technology was still influenced by Ptolemy.

about three weeks ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

GLMDesigns Re:Really? (517 comments)

Is this a serious post, just trolling or some misguided "true believer". There's a law of supply and demand to everything including energy. One sector may do well at another's expense (which is why one shouldn't want government messing around with the economy). Big oil may suffer by this (or not) but other companies such as Tesla and other battery / storage device makers will profit. If Exxon and the Koch Brothers are smart they will be making money with or without oil. If broccoli farming made more money than oil then they would be broccoli farmers.

about three weeks ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

GLMDesigns Re:No, It Won't (326 comments)

Truly you think that if Kim Kardasian lived in a smaller house and didn't jet set around that sustainability would be easier?

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

GLMDesigns Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

Social Conservatives are less than 25% of Republicans and are probably less than 20% of the total.

-- Then why do they get more than 50% of the vote in the primaries?

---- I don't think they do. Example Todd Akins won Missouri in 2012 with like 37% of the vote (and that was the SoCon's best effort of 2012). The Tea Party and the Establishment split the rest.

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Being religious does not equal being a social conservative.

-- Sure, some people are religious but not socially conservative... but they're usually Democrats.

---- I don't think that's true at all. You do realize that Fred Phelps (Westboro Church) was a Democrat, that in 2010 a majority of NYS Democrats were anti-gay marriage. Republicans keep thinking they will turn Pennsylvannia and Michigan Red because of all the SoCons there. But ... these SoCons vote Dem.

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It's too bad, too, because unlike the rest of the Republican candidates, he was socially-liberal enough to have a chance of beating Obama in the general election (had he run as a Republican instead of a Libertarian)..

I'm glad you voted for Gary Johnson - I did as well. But where are the non-authoritarian Democrats? Which Democrats are for shrinking the size of government? The ever-more-oppressive-and-ever-more-intrusive Federal and local government is spearheaded by Democrats. Seat belt laws, soda sizes, the rise of the nanny-state and the police powers to enforce it are coming from the Left / Progressive politicians.

How about that law that forces you to buy a product whether you want it or not? What's that called the Affordable Care act or something like that. Which authoritarian party pushed that through?

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

GLMDesigns Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

Social Conservatives are less than 25% of Republicans and are probably less than 20% of the total. Being religious does not equal being a social conservative. No there aren't any (that I know of ) declared atheists Republican elected officials. But Gary Johnson and others are/were pretty damn close to "coming out." Republicans are not "in whole" in favor of a "huge and authoritarian" state. Go to Red State and Legal Insurrection and you'll see that many are opposed to the leviathan state.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

GLMDesigns Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

First of all social conservative /= republicans. (Not all social conservatives are republicans and most republicans are not social conservatives.) Obviously the fact that some are does not mean that all are. Some democrats think the US is evil for promoting homosexuality. Some republicans are OK with homosexuality. You can go down the list with every issue under the sun. The key divides between republicans and democrats is over the size and scope and purpose of the Federal government.

about a month ago

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Copyright Ruling Rings With Echo of Betamax

GLMDesigns GLMDesigns writes  |  about a year and a half ago

GLMDesigns (2044134) writes ""When the Betamax videocassette recorder hit American living rooms in 1976, consumers, for the first time, could tape their favorite TV shows and watch them later. Hollywood hated it. ... The decisions had enormous implications for the media economy. The VCR gave way to the DVD player and the digital video recorder. Videotape gave the kiss of life to the low-budget independent film. From “Rip. Mix. Burn.” to YouTube, every step of the evolution of digital media has been affected by that decision.""
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Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It

GLMDesigns GLMDesigns writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GLMDesigns writes "Researchers tested people and then followed up by asking the subjects how they felt they did.

"For people at the bottom who are really doing badly — those in the bottom 10th or 15th percentile — they think their work falls in the 60th or 55th percentile, so, above average," Dunning told Life's Little Mysteries. The same pattern emerges in tests of people's ability to rate the funniness of jokes, the correctness of grammar, or even their own performance in a game of chess. "People at the bottom still think they're outperforming other people.""

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What Wikipedia Won't Tell You

GLMDesigns GLMDesigns writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GLMDesigns writes "According to Cary H. Sherman, a chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America we have all been mislead about SOPA. I quote:

Misinformation may be a dirty trick, but it works. Consider, for example, the claim that SOPA and PIPA were “censorship,” a loaded and inflammatory term designed to evoke images of crackdowns on pro-democracy Web sites by China or Iran. Since when is it censorship to shut down an operation that an American court, upon a thorough review of evidence, has determined to be illegal? When the police close down a store fencing stolen goods, it isn’t censorship, but when those stolen goods are fenced online, it is?

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