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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

davydagger Re:By what definition of "rich"? (282 comments)

well yes. The economist is a well written rag, but just remember its an opinion journal written by unabashed capitalists. Nothing more.


In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

davydagger Re:By what definition of "rich"? (282 comments)

the %1 should not be taken as a litteral definition, because its fucking terrible.

the term One Percent has been an idiom in American English for a very long time. Its used to denote outliers which are exceptions to the rule.

Its general context is that 99% of group X fit characteristic Y, and its pretty safe to assume that X ~= Y, and its just %1 of cases, which are considered rare, Y doesn't happen or isn't true ( X != Y) , and the %1 are outliers, and exceptions to a rule.

The term is used by OWS, to say the Rich are outliers, who don't share the same troubles and burdens as us. Its a great term, but like the phrase "the one percent" in general, it should not be taken litterally.

The real definition we should look is not how much money someone makes, but their control over the system, i.e. ownership, and how much policy they control via softpower.


In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

davydagger Re:By what definition of "rich"? (282 comments)

the entire concept of "middle class" is bullshit, you still work for your money, the entire concept you can earn a living wage does not make you special, better, or an oppressor, because your no more in control than someone living pay check to pay check.

Its also disingenious to lump people making $75k a year rich, even if they are comfortable. Its nothing more than a plot by the people who run the system to shift the blame.


In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

davydagger false question (282 comments)

having a 4 year degree does not make one "rich". This is more contempt at furthering the "middle class" concept, which is bogus.

middle class *is* working class.


Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

davydagger Re:15" Golf Holes (348 comments)

no, its assholes who study English tend to think they can do everyone elses job, or that everyone is a fucking idiot.

2 days ago

Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

davydagger But this has been going on for years (239 comments)

Before them, it was the koch brothers, before then it was bilderberg, before that it was dupont, and standard oil, etc..... going all the way back to alexander hamilton and his federalist cronies lobbying for big business intrests of the day.

Here is a fact about today's society. We are ruled by the television, who has what rights is deterimined by PR men, and sold to you with celebrities, they determine what is and is not culturally acceptable, and they can and do change standards everyear to suit their will.

Want it to stop?

start a cultural revolution. Next time your in a movement for change, tell the PR and admen your not for sale.

At least when I was growing up, people were not affraid to say "I'm not for sale".

2 days ago

Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

davydagger Re:Useful Idiot (395 comments)

welp, if you were paying attention, its a lot more than metadata, and something closer to a perverse total take of all information on all systems at all time by all people, world wide, with attempts to crack encryption, and automaticly analyse it.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

davydagger Re:Themes... (451 comments)

Here is the 900 pound elephant in the room.

middle class office workers *are* incompetant. They have nice paying "intellectual labor" jobs not because they are smart, but because they fit the cultural mode that the boss wants them around the office.

When they are too stupid to figure things out they point fingers at other's shortcommings as the reason why.

"you smelly perma-virgin neckbeard fedora wearing misogynist prick".

and before homophobia fell out of tune with mainstream society, the word "faggot" and inuendo of homosexuality was common as well.

about two weeks ago

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

davydagger I like Gnome 3, and I am donating (691 comments)

I actually use gnome 3, and I'd hate to see it gone. I think even with its problems, its the future.

Sure they made some bad decisions.

>"The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) helps women (cis and trans) and genderqueer get involved in free and open source software." They've had around 30 interns for their most recent cycle.

I agree with the fact that someone needs to do this, but a desktop like gnome shouldn't be burdend. Why can't all the wealthy philanthropers with lots of money pay for these girls, instead of making a broke non for profit do it.

Or why can't be just start a foundation to teach minorities and women to code, funded by itself?

about two weeks ago

Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

davydagger Re:We are the geeks, we are not tools for non-geek (465 comments)

I am beginning to think that what the world needs is more female hackers, so we can beat the agitators to the punch. We also need more minorities.

the intent is to keep the scene the scene without letting corporate agitators use race, sex, etc... as an excuse to divide the scene and force agendas.

Think about how everytime some alternative brand of politics is brought up, and the usual corporate tools spend weeks harping that the effort to buy minority votes the major party spent means we are not racist/sexist for following them.

We see these proffesional activists show up in the geek/hacker scene trying to make a name for themselves by cherry picking examples to blow up for fame and fortune, while meanwhile they don't contribute anything, either personality or code.

about two weeks ago

London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000

davydagger Re:All that is left (193 comments)

oh no, we know.

We call this "lock ins", because its impossible to use anything else, even if what you have is pretty shitty. Windows might suck, but its the only thing that works for your specific software.

This is the only thing keeping windows, and for that matter, microsoft going. People don't like microsoft, they have to use it.

No, there is no short term solution.

Long term, microsoft is fucked, because when it launches new products, no one gives a fuck.

about three weeks ago

Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

davydagger Re:We are the geeks, we are not tools for non-geek (465 comments)

I'd say this again, keep these liberal arts oppertunist shitheads away from all things in the nerd world.

All this do is stir up all shits to revel in the conflict, and create problems for themselves to solve.

I think I am slowly comming about to this type of "consultant" getting what they reffer to as a "boot party".

about three weeks ago

Ultima Online Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG

davydagger Re:well that was new... (75 comments)

I wouldn't describe them like that, but the concept is the same.

I fondly remeber playing SMAUG based muds, and had a blast, as MUDs are far more interactable, and far more flexible and versitile with game play. Even though big MMOs like WoW, have far better content(as far as gameplay is concerned), the type of interactions are far more limited. I think the problem is that level design devs.

Again with SMAUG, the sys admins took the role of immortals and gods, and the administrating of the game became part of the game. I like the concept actually.

about three weeks ago

Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password

davydagger Re:Felony Charges? (367 comments)

I love the best you can lump all discussion of everything that goes on in the USA that is not %100 propaganda as "Anti-US flim flam", as if there is a giant conspiracy against the USA that is responsible for all critism.

about three weeks ago

Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

davydagger Re:Space travel (357 comments)

it sounds like science fiction because it was mentioned in science fiction, specificly Count Zero(second book in the neuromancer trillogy) by WIlliam Gibson


in the opening of the book, "the dutchman", is put in suspended animation for 3 months, and his mind is implanted in a virtual reality while they fix his body.

about three weeks ago

eBay Japan Passwords Revealed As Username+123456

davydagger Re:wait a minute... (80 comments)

threee nines, fucking ametures.

five nines is the fucking standard.

about a month ago

Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password

davydagger Felony Charges? (367 comments)

> It sounds like the school was violating Facebook's Terms of Service, too.

Thats a felony under federal law now. Aaron Swartz was facing 15 years for something similar.

Oh, and the reason why we don't have a free democratic nation, and the reason why you don't see adults dissent, is because it is beaten out of us as children. We don't have a school system which produces free thinking citizens as adults.

We can pretend this is an isolated incident and not the trend of a large society.

This also demonstates the need to post either anonymously or pseudonymlsy. Its to prevent authority figures from fucking you

about a month ago

Turkish Finance Minister Defends Twitter Ban

davydagger Re:Above the law (94 comments)

as much as I agree.

if google, twitter, or another company refused the NSA, or an American court order, especially one of those secret letters would you feel the same way?

about a month ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

davydagger Re:Want some cake? (7 comments)

>Technology may allow us to have our cake and eat it too:

technologists need to take the high road our current philosphers, pundits, and cretin newspaper men do not.

This has no place in modern technology. exacting a painful sentence for the sake of exacting a painful sentence doesn't bring anyone back from the dead, unmolest or unrape someone, it doesn't get useful answers out of people, it doesn't reform criminals, and it does provide any tangible benefit.

someone has to put their foot down and say no.

about a month ago



iPhone users demand ethics from apple over manufacture

davydagger davydagger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davydagger (2566757) writes "Apple iphone users demand that apple redress poor working conditions of workers who make their iPhone. Their demand is for an "ethical" iphone. Given apple's long running and long ignored ethical problems, along many lines, it'd almost be fair to suggest jumping ship. Of course this was long suggested, as there is not a single Apple product where there is no viable competition.(some would say BETTER even)."
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