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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

TFAFalcon Re:On topic, the argument makes no sense (143 comments)

Are the rockets even targeted? And if they are, are they accurate enough that knocking it off course is a good thing?

3 hours ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

TFAFalcon Re:Not fungible (513 comments)

I'd make it so that they have to pay the H1B worker at least as much as the highest salary in the company (and any parent companies). After all, if there are no workers with that level of skill available the skill should be extremely valuable as a result (supply/demand). And since they did manage to find a CEO, the new worker should get more then the CEO.

2 days ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

TFAFalcon Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

And that's kind of the point - selective enforcement of laws.

about a week ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

TFAFalcon Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

What about laws? Are Microsoft Ireland employees allowed to transfer the data if it's against the laws of Ireland? If they are not, then replacing them won't change anything - the new employees won't be allowed to do it either.

about a week ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

TFAFalcon Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

But is Microsoft Ireland the same corporation as Microsoft US?

about a week ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

TFAFalcon Re:No, they're replacing. (341 comments)

If I'm unable to (legally) get something I truly need, then yes. And I don't think the prices in the stores would increase all that much - other countries would be happy to sell food to the US for less than it would cost to grow/pick it with legal US workers.

about three weeks ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

TFAFalcon Re:No, they're replacing. (341 comments)

Pay me enough and I'll work in the fields.

Why are the laws of supply and demand suddenly forgotten when it comes to paying workers? If you're having a hard time getting someone to pick your crops then offer more money.

about three weeks ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

TFAFalcon Re:No, they're replacing. (341 comments)

Correction: They are performing jobs that others don't want AT THAT PAY. Offer 100$/hr to scrub toilets and you'll get plenty of candidates for the job.

about three weeks ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

TFAFalcon Re:No, they're replacing. (341 comments)

And I'm sure the Native Americans were thrilled about being able to set those immigration laws.

about three weeks ago
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UK Man Sentenced To 16 Months For Exporting 'E-Waste' Despite 91% Reuse

TFAFalcon Re: And yet (212 comments)

It's the capitalism we've got. The theoretical perfect capitalism would function without bribes, but then so would the theoretical perfect socialism.

about a month ago
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Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

TFAFalcon Re:but that's the problem with the turing test... (309 comments)

There is another problem here - auto translation. The people talking to the bot could have been thinking they are reading the computer translated text of a human.

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them

TFAFalcon Re:Bollocks (322 comments)

Does China currently have any incentive to buy the cleaner technology? Upgrading would cost money and even for new factories the new tech is probably going to be more expensive then what they currently use.
In fact implementing this tariff could be the thing that convinces them to start buying the cleaner tech.

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them

TFAFalcon Re:Per capita tariff (322 comments)

Population density (/sq mile):

China: 365
USA: 84

Sure the average US-ian produces a lot of CO2, but there are so many more Chinese that they still come out ahead when it comes to the area they cover.

about a month and a half ago
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Physics Students Devise Concept For Star Wars-Style Deflector Shields

TFAFalcon Re:Pulse the shield on/off (179 comments)

Unfortunately that wouldn't work against lasers. By the time you see a laser it's already too late.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TFAFalcon Re:The reason why the laws are for sale. (423 comments)

Again, you're free to do all that with your money. You just shouldn't be allowed to offer to donate that money to a Congressman/Senator if they support your position. AKA- You can bribe the electorate, not the people that get elected.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TFAFalcon Re:Not even much money (423 comments)

So what are your alternatives if your power and gas companies decide to raise it's rates by 10000% during winter? Sure you have the choice of freezing instead of paying, but it's not much of a choice.And the companies earn enough money to keep them going for the next century, by which time everyone they offended will be long dead and they can repeat the process on their grandchildren.

But I do agree that government has gone overboard with regulation in some areas while ignoring others. So their influence should be leveled out, not increased or decreased.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TFAFalcon Re:The reason why the laws are for sale. (423 comments)

If the Build-a-KKK-Statue PAC has the same number of voters supporting it as the Don't-Build-a-KKK-Statue PAC, then yes. Why should the donations matter in a democracy? It's supposed to be one man one vote, not one dollar one vote.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TFAFalcon Re:The reason why the laws are for sale. (423 comments)

She's free to donate as much as she wants, Congress should just be prohibited from giving her position more attention then Joe's just because of her donation.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TFAFalcon Re:Not even much money (423 comments)

That's true.

However it also works for the other side : the more power corporations have the more they will be corrupted. And unlike the government you don't have even the theoretical power to vote THEM out of office.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

TFAFalcon Re:The reason why the laws are for sale. (423 comments)

Congress should be free to listen to all special interests, but on the basis of the number of voices they have (voters), not on the basis of the size of their 'donations'.

about 3 months ago

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