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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

Jim Sadler Law Suits To Go ? (198 comments)

I think Microsoft is setting up a situation that the courts will find repugnant. Restraining future employment seems to be at play here.

13 hours ago
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Activist Group Sues US Border Agency Over New, Vast Intelligence System

Jim Sadler No Decent Solution (75 comments)

There is simply no easy solution for the border issue. No matter what is done or not done human suffering will take place. Families are split apart. Nations must have borders or the nation ceases to exist. America has never had a working economic system that provides justice for workers, owners, and those unable to be either. Yet, even if we have a border guard stop an immigrant one foot shy of entry it may be a death sentence for the immigrant. With 75 miles of desert behind them and all kinds of hazards to turn someone back may be murder and that someone could include infants or elders. A strong nation ID card would help such that even casual employment was not possible without prior approval by local police would go a long way towards stopping illegals from having the desire to get here. Yet businesses love lowering the wage pool by flooding illegal immigrants into the nation. I wonder just how much the price of groceries would jump if illegal farm labor was shut down. And the absolute bottom line is that reproduction as well as immigration degrades the quality of life for all of us. We need strict population size control.

yesterday
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Jim Sadler Missed Point (144 comments)

OK, so they seek to find collisions . But there may be endless forms of universes that are incapable of collisions or having any transfer of information or energy between each other. Perhaps thoughts can create a universe that springs into existence in a sort of absolute elsewhere and continues on its own path.

2 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

Jim Sadler BAD,Bad, Bad! (270 comments)

Providing jobs means absolutely nothing nor does the profit of business. Anything that does harm to the land or oceans should be a felony. People come and go. The land and the oceans must exist for all people in all generations. Our needs are simply not a consideration. The horror of anything in the Arctic or extreme north is even worse as when accidents occur we have no ability to restore or mitigate a disaster.

2 days ago
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Genetically Modifying an Entire Ecosystem

Jim Sadler Need Or Can (52 comments)

Without considering the potential need for regulation the first question is whether any effective regulations can be put in place. Getting all nations and perhaps all individuals to follow a rule or law is next to impossible. Can an individual make such a genetic alteration? How could we prevent that? Could it be weaponized by a lunatic government such as N. Korea?

2 days ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Jim Sadler It Has Not Failed (465 comments)

It is true that the war on drugs is not getting as good a result as it could get. The same error was made in prohibition. Going after the user with the full power of law rather than going after dealers is the real answer. If we make it clear that a life long set of penalties will be applied on the very first, tiny violation the use of dope will fall to almost zero. For example a life long ban on the operation of any type of motorized vehicle might be applied on the first offense. An ongoing parole fee could be stacked on as well. The idea being that designing the system so that a one time user would live a life with very low wages would send a powerful message. No inheritance or other way out of low wage existence would be allowed. When people see friends and family members forced to live a very restricted life due to a drug conviction the message stays in stark view at all times. Society has seen a trend of hiding punishments rather than making punishments visible. For example we have teens that leave school during the school day without permission. A semester of wearing a pink, jail like uniform to school as well as duties such as picking up litter or shoveling snow off school sidewalks with their friends looking on would break up that nonsense quickly. The same is true of executions. Instead of hiding executions the effect upon the public will only work if those executions are very much in public view.

3 days ago
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Math, Programming, and Language Learning

Jim Sadler Formal languages (236 comments)

Mathematics, chemistry and physics use formal languages. Terms and consequences are concise but rather difficult to deal with. Informal languages such as we speak daily are sloppy but efficient and rather easy to understand by comparison. It is that slop that makes informal languages so useful. Imagine E= MC squared if you have no clue what E, M or C mean at all. It might take decades to ascertain what the equation means..

3 days ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Jim Sadler Work Around (121 comments)

If NY does this a new type of business will be created in which transfers of cash flow to branches outside of NY and are then converted to or from bitcoins. One could even work this into a charge card in an automated way. In other words NY will have the lead yanked out of its pencil.

4 days ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

Jim Sadler Re:20 knots isn't that fast (90 comments)

The ability to run over objects ten feet in height means this critter is getting close to being able to run over homes. At its weight it could be a crushingly good weapon eliminating entire suburbs like Godzilla smashing homes with its feet. Remember the guy who stole a tank and crushed cars all over town?

4 days ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Jim Sadler Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

Actually the distance traveled is not important at all. The question is which age driver is most likely to kill someone. The cause might be excessive miles driven by teens or it might be from being high or making out while driving. In a senior it might be a heart attack or stroke that causes a fatal accident. But the logic is that keeping a teen from driving is more likely to save lives than keeping a senior from driving. And there are other factors as well. Data on who causes minor accidents might point at seniors who have milder wrecks due to slow driving habits rather than catastrophic crashes.

5 days ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Jim Sadler Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

I think we could agree that suicide bombers have always been useless. My notion of game theory tells me that murdering others by blowing myself to bits and pieces is far less than a win, win situation. Maybe suicide bombers could have a convention or mass rally and blow themselves up in unison. That ought to teach us a thing or two!

5 days ago
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Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia

Jim Sadler Like Florida (122 comments)

We have large craters opening all the time in certain parts of Florida. Suddenly forming sink holes swallow people and homes in a single gulp. It seems that we have sucked so much water out of the ground that collapses occur suddenly. One poor guy went under with half of his home and it was deep enough that his body could not be retrieved. In effect the man fell into hell on his own bed.

5 days ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Jim Sadler Tomorrow's Terror, Today! (435 comments)

The half dead public employees that we call the FBI hope to justify their existence in any way possible. Creating notions of future horrors is part of their attempt to explain themselves. They could not even catch Abe Hoffman when he testified before congress under a false name while on the ten most wanted list. They certainly have done little to stop white collar crime as well. And that mess back in Dallas in 1963 does not reflect nicely on them either.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Jim Sadler Stripper! (506 comments)

Exotic dancers will probably do well over the next century or so and call girls can do well if they are really sharp looking and smart enough to handle the trade. Very few jobs will exist for humans in any area of work much sooner than most people think. Obviously society will have to pay people not to work. Freedom might become a much more real concept when people are freed from monetary demands. The very notion of concepts such as socialism, communism and capitalism will become quaint and obsolete concepts. The very basic fact that all people need to confront is that "TECHNOLOGY IS DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE HUMAN EFFORT". We are at the toggle point at which technology may actually pay off for humanity. So far the advance of technology has caused as much pain as joy.

about a week ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

Jim Sadler New Typewriter? (243 comments)

If I have it correctly there is no longer a single new typewriter manufacturer in the entire world.

about a week ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Jim Sadler Invested In Crime (750 comments)

Obviously criminals will resist electronic money. And those who knowingly invest in criminal enterprises will also resist to the bitter end. Electronic money raises the specter of eliminating almost all money based crime. Whether it is running dope or cheating on income taxes electronic money can make it impossible. So next we have the issue of powerful individuals who just happen to invest in criminal enterprises. If a US senator owns a chunk of a bank and that bank happens to make money from a drug cartel will that senator try to cripple electronic money? Are we at the point that we can confront the degree to which criminal organisations own businesses? We might also run into issues such as the government itself having financial transactions with organised crime. For the first time in history we do have the potential to eliminate almost all crime. We are about to discover that to many people freedom means the freedom to be criminals. I'm not so sure we can look into that mirror.

about a week ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

Jim Sadler Cross Eyed In Agony (202 comments)

After considering the concepts in the article I propose that these scientists shift into research for more effective aspirin as a careful reading of the material will leave almost all people with a glorious headache. Talk about trying to put the ocean in a paper bag!

about a week ago
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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

Jim Sadler Full Of IT (241 comments)

After observing Texas politics and legal system it occurs to me that their waste water has rushed to their heads and lodged there permanently. Rick Perry might be explainable in this light. Dat boy been sniffing his own poop for so long his brain has cracked. It might also explain baby Bush's mental status.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

Jim Sadler Good? (230 comments)

More bars, more restaurants, and more dry cleaners makes my point. Bars are negative. Eating in restaurants is negative. And forget dry cleaners! Bars are a disaster as alcohol is now seen as the greatest killer in America. Restaurants are part of the health and obesity epidemic. And dry cleaning should be illegal. Not only are the chemicals used bad for the environment but imagine the transportation required for people to run back and forth to get their laundry. A city is nothing more than a cancer which inevitably reaches out and destroys rural areas. Yes, a city can support a museum. That way people can go see a stuffed animal that used to be common on the very ground underneath the museum. Never spend a penny on alcohol and don't even drink it if it is free. Avoid restaurants! Your wallet will love you and your waist line will look better as well. And if it isn't wash and wear don't allow it in your home.

about two weeks ago
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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

Jim Sadler Which Laws To Break (199 comments)

I have a friend that immigrated from Europe. He wanted to start a business and realized that businesses do not comply with numerous laws so he actually asked the clerks in the court house which laws it was customary to ignore. They replied that they could not tell him which laws he could break and that he had to figure that out for himself. People will use drones with or without the blessing of governmental agencies. Even police departments might be seen as commercial in nature as much of what they do involves taking in money for the city or county more than public safety or crime prevention.

about two weeks ago

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