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Espionage Campaign Targets Corporate Executives Traveling Abroad

Shajenko42 Re:So what about Linuxen and Chromebooks? (101 comments)

"Real funny. Now get me a real computer before I have you fired so fast it will make your head spin."

about two weeks ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

Shajenko42 Re:How about thermal solar (409 comments)

Speaking of solar thermal, I'm currently looking at building a solar thermal system to partially reduce my winter heating bills. I'm at the stage of testing its viability and cost effectiveness.

about 4 months ago
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Test: Quantum Or Not, Controversial Computer No Faster Than Normal

Shajenko42 Re:The real question in my mind (119 comments)

Well, they would have to open the box to find out...

about 5 months ago
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Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

Shajenko42 Better information wouldn't help (212 comments)

From what I remember, the Romney campaign ignored their own polls that said they were losing. How would improving the data help when you won't pay any attention to it?

about 10 months ago
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Robots Join Final Assembly Line At US Auto Plant

Shajenko42 Re:Coming Soon (223 comments)

Why?

Why bother running a factory to produce things simply to give away to people who can't give you anything in return?

about a year ago
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Robots Join Final Assembly Line At US Auto Plant

Shajenko42 Re:This might be workable... (223 comments)

With health care costs and benefits, doesn't it cost MORE to hire a full time worker than two part time workers?

about a year ago
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

Shajenko42 Re:Weekly/Monthly Salary (1103 comments)

I stand corrected. But my company pays monthly.

about a year ago
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

Shajenko42 Re:Weekly/Monthly Salary (1103 comments)

Depends on the job. Most salaried workers get paid monthly in the US.

about a year ago
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Foxconn's Robot Workforce Now 20,000 Strong

Shajenko42 Re:Automation = Rising wages (213 comments)

Automation doesn't occur unless labor costs are higher than the cost of automating away that job

FTFY. Lots of things can be automated that would pay a human only minimum wage, but it's even cheaper for a machine to do it.
Just because automation is happening doesn't mean people are paid well. Cost of automation goes down all the time.

about a year and a half ago
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To Hack Back Or Not To Hack Back?

Shajenko42 Re:Vigilantism is not a new concept (183 comments)

If someone breaks into your house and steals something, you're not allowed to hunt them down, break into their house, and steal it back.

about a year and a half ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

Shajenko42 Re:Other than trading (559 comments)

This is very true. We would already be in sharp decline if we had freely available contraception, but there is a strong segment of the population that would ban it outright if they could, including some politicians who were in the running for president this last election.

about a year and a half ago
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New Study Suggests No Shortage of American STEM Graduates

Shajenko42 Re:"STEM" is a useless grouping (344 comments)

Essentially. I'd imagine they'd let us starve to death, and anyone who wasn't happy with that could embrace a hail of lead.

about a year and a half ago
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New Study Suggests No Shortage of American STEM Graduates

Shajenko42 Re:"STEM" is a useless grouping (344 comments)

And then the elites put themselves into gated communities with automated turrets set to kill anything that moves within range.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA On Travel Delays: Get Used To It

Shajenko42 Re:Sequestration is a gimmick (720 comments)

The part that a lot of people did not understand was that it was a marginal tax rate increase. That means that if you made $200,001 in a year, only $1 would be taxed at the hire rate given a $200,000 cutoff. People seemed to think that once you went into a higher tax bracket, ALL you income would be taxed at the high rate. What that all boils down to is that only the very rich would feel the tax increase.

This "misunderstanding" was being pushed intentionally to scare people. It's been debunked many, many times, but keeps coming back because it's an easily understood (though completely incorrect) way to make people scared of taxes.

about a year and a half ago
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SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

Shajenko42 Re:EA at it again (569 comments)

If you cared enough, you could keep track of each of their new releases and warn your friends ahead of time of all the nonsense that went on with previous releases. That would probably hurt them a bit.

about a year and a half ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

Shajenko42 Re:Stop whining and go find work in India (617 comments)

Cost of living is going up everywhere you can hire programmers. It's not a race to the bottom (Bangalore is more expensive than many American cities now), it just takes a generation or two to level out.

Great! I'll just wait a few generations, and I'll be rolling in money!

about 2 years ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

Shajenko42 Re:Unemployment? (617 comments)

Or the people who own everything decide they don't need us anymore, use their automation power to buy up all the land over a period of time until we have no where to live, and they simply dedicate all their robotic power to themselves as we sit outside their gated communities (with automated turrets shooting at anything that moves) starving to death.

about 2 years ago
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Should Techies Trump All Others In Immigration Reform?

Shajenko42 Re:Blah, blah, blah (231 comments)

Simple! People who are already doing this exact job will be willing to change companies for no increase in salary!

I mean, that's a reasonable assumption, right?

about 2 years ago

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