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Regulators Investigating Unpaid Internships

jeckled Re:Dangerous move (182 comments)

I'm sorry but that's not really the issue here. They aren't trying to give anyone a raise, they want employers to pay minimum wage to people who work for them. You see, free market systems don't really have a magical hand guiding them to the best possible outcome every time. In this case, companies need a nudge to pay their interns because job markets have made experience more valuable than the degree the students just earned. Otherwise students jump on the opportunity to become near indentured servants, if it means they might get hired on for pay later on.

more than 4 years ago

Science and the Shortcomings of Statistics

jeckled Re:Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics. (429 comments)

Also, statistics are often manipulated to suggest correlations where there are none.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

jeckled Re:Another interesting statistic (499 comments)

I have a feeling that if you adjusted those numbers for the distribution of Toyota owner's ages, the numbers would look more reasonable. I'm not trying to say age is not a factor, just mentioning there are other variables influencing that research.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

jeckled Infallible fail. (499 comments)

Drive by wire is great and all, but I'd feel much better with a physical fail-safe than their "infallible" software. I am aware of the physical remedies for the issue, but I'd like to see the brake pedal override the accelerator.

more than 4 years ago


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