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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

jimbolauski Re: I never thought I'd say this... (318 comments)

I never said otherwise. I was saying that a serf in the middle ages had it more or less equally good as modern migrant workers.

Do migrant workers live in drafty one room houses with leaky roofs no windows and dirt floors? Serfs did. Do migrant workers diet consist of onion, potatoes and bread? Serfs did. Migrant workers work 40-50 hours a weeks while serfs worked 60-80 hours a week.

The kind that lack a legal right to work, work for illegally low wages

Any wages a person with no legal right to work makes are illegal wages. They choose to enter the country illegally and work illegally why should anyone be shocked if they are paid illegally.

Now you need a bunch of machines for most of it and a bunch of Mexicans for a small remainder. If it took as many people to design/build/maintain the machines as it did to do the work manually, there would not have been any gains in productivity, which is contradicted by reality. So we can agree that we need fewer people to do the same work, and yet somehow we still need everyone working full time? I call bullshit.

There are many assumptions you make that lead to this wrong conclusion, or maybe it's just your way of convincing yourself it's ok to be lazy.
-There are fewer people farming then there was 600 years ago, this means fewer people are doing the farming for a larger population
-You seem to think society has not gotten any more complex, there is not just a carpenter, blacksmith, and farmer any more. All the people that would be farming are doing something else, thousands of job fields that have to serve the whole population.
-Now if people use technology to do just enough to get by they are setting themselves up for failure, when their technology breaks they will have to work harder to fix it or pay to have it fixed and thus will now have to work harder to maintain their same lifestyle.

Gains in efficiency are disproportionately pocketed by the wealthy

Gains in efficiency are pocked by the by the people paying for the technology, if migrant workers are not paying for the technology then they won't see as much of the benefit. Why should the person risking their capital forfeit the benefits?

yesterday
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

jimbolauski Re: I never thought I'd say this... (318 comments)

Are you familiar at all with serfdom? A serf in the middle ages did not have it better then modern migrant workers.

Could you be specific about what migrant workers you are talking about. I doubt there is any place in this world where migrant workers are taking advantage technology to improve their efficiency and do not have modern amenities like cell phones.

yesterday
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

jimbolauski Re:Spot on (149 comments)

Think abut it this way apple manufacturing is going to make its money regardless of who it is selling whole sale too, there may even be antitrust issues if they gave apple retail a discount. Apple retail still has to make money or they will be shut down so the markup is the same.

yesterday
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

jimbolauski Re: I never thought I'd say this... (318 comments)

So you're saying one can have a place to live, clothes to wear, and food to eat by performing a tiny fraction of the manual labor expected of the average worker 600 years ago?

I am absolutely not saying that, your work ethic is not the only thing that you need to work on.

If you want to work hard enough to match the output of 600 years ago you will end up living like it's 600 years ago.

Since your reading comprehension is a little low I'll spell it out for you. I'm saying that a migrant worker that gets the same amount of produce as a person 600 years ago would end up living in conditions like it was 600 years ago. Migrant workers have cell phones, cars, indoor plumbing, heating,... none of which were around 600 years ago so I'm lost on your point. Does having advance technology to someone 600 years ago only count if it's less then a year old. Thanks to technology there are higher yields meaning the produce density is higher so they can collect it faster with the same input as people 600 years ago. The trucks that they put their produce in allow them to spend more time collecting produce and less pulling horse carts out of the mud or trudging through a field to drop off your filled crate.

2 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

jimbolauski Re: I never thought I'd say this... (318 comments)

If you want to work hard enough to match the output of 600 years ago you will end up living like it's 600 years ago. Technology has made it so working as hard produces significantly greater output. You can choose to keep up or get left behind but society should not reward you for your lack of work ethic.

2 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

jimbolauski Re: I never thought I'd say this... (318 comments)

The problem is the people that "don't feel like busting ass" are not incentivized to contribute to society. They get free food, shelter, clothes, cell phones, medical services,... and are not required to contribute at all. When you reward lazy behavior more people are lazy, you then get to a point where the people footing the bill refuse to work hard because their hard work just goes to the lazy people.

2 days ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

jimbolauski Re:Thermodynamic equilibrium is not required (211 comments)

If you have any proof of this you are in for a Nobel Prize. Entropy can not decrease in a closed system.

about two weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

jimbolauski Re:By all means (263 comments)

Cops should have always on wearable cameras and tech that wirelessly streams to servers. Who watches the watchers? We should all be watching.

I doubt that would even be possible, streaming wirelessly inside buildings may be difficult, a building on the edge of town forget about it, then there is also the privacy issue when police enter people's homes. The videos should be encrypted and only prosecutors can decrypt them, so police can't alter their story to fit with the evidence.

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

jimbolauski Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Where did they get money assets and training when the captured Mosul? If I remember correctly they had hundreds of brand new white trucks lining the roads in Mosul.

about two weeks ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

jimbolauski Re:Thermodynamic equilibrium is not required (211 comments)

Even in a closed system entropy will not always increase, it can stay the same. The second law of thermodynamics only states that in a closed system entropy never decreases.

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

jimbolauski Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

According to Wikipedia ISIS has around 100,000 people fighting for it. The world's Muslim population is around 1.6 billion. Therefore ISIS contains 0.006% of the world's Muslims fighting for it.

Interestingly that's around the same percentage of the US population (0.006%) who were convicted of murder in 1994 (source), so is Islam really any more broken than, for example, 1994 America?

That's how many soldiers ISIS has, where did they get money for weapons, outside support. Where are they getting rations, outside support. Where are they getting vehicles, outside support. It was 20 years ago but I don't remember a Guns for Murders program, I do remember a Jail for Murders program that still continues today. Again it was a long time ago but I don't remember there being support for murders, even congress has better approval numbers then murders. When you look at Muslim support for terror groups and their activities it is much higher then 1994 US support for murders, 32% of Palestinians support Itamar attack which was a brutal murder of 5 family members including a 3 month old. 89% of Palestinians support attacks on Israel. 20% of British Muslims sympathized with the 7/7/7 bombers, 16% of French Muslims support ISIS, 51% of Pakistanis grieved for the death of Osama Bin Laden, only 16% though the killing of Bin Laden was justified, the majority of Muslims in the middle east have positive or mixed feelings of Bin Laden. This is not a small percentage that approves of this behavior it's 25-50% of all Muslims.
sources
http://www.ynetnews.com
http://www.telegraph.co.uk
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org
http://www.pewglobal.org
http://www.pewforum.org

about two weeks ago
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For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

jimbolauski Re:The coral will need guard rails around it (76 comments)

Sonar will not help, you would need to detect within the stopping range, lets say 10'. It is too difficult to determine weather the obstruction is directly in front of you, below you, or a multi-path bounce at those ranges. Radar systems have this problem too there is a doughnut hole around their systems. Lidar systems would work better and will have less impact on the ecosystem.

about two weeks ago
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For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

jimbolauski Re:Seriously? (76 comments)

By definition a 'sports car' is a two seater.

There is no such definition for a sports car. The Porsche 911 turbo s has 4 seats and would be home on a track day, which is the requirement to be sports car. The 911 turbo has a 0-60 of 3.2 sec, it's fully stock Nurburgring time was 7:38. The 911 GT2, which is a road legal race car, 0-60 was 3.4 sec and a fully stock Nurburgring time 7:34. The 911 turbo hands down is an excellent track day car having two seats in the back does not change it from being a sports car.

about two weeks ago
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For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

jimbolauski Re:Seriously? (76 comments)

Let me help you with what he said, "No one with red blood in their veins buys a sports car and hands the keys to a chauffeur". Now because you are not a car person I suspect you wouldn't know what a sports car is. Most sports cars are two seaters, the few that are four seaters an infant would not have enough leg room, the back row is strictly for lower insurance rates, so you would be sitting in the front seat of your chauffeur driven sports car, not a typical chauffeur chauffee relationship. Secondly sports cars are not very comfortable they have low profile tires, firm suspensions, and rigid seats, they are designed to drive fast around corners not smoothly on the highway. What you want for your chauffeuring is a sedan, suv, or van.

about three weeks ago
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For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

jimbolauski The coral will need guard rails around it (76 comments)

A tourist with 30 minutes of training piloting a sub near coral reefs is a bad idea, the pilots will be looking at all the neat things and not paying attention. Depending on how powerful the currents are they could get swept out and run out of fuel fighting the current. These things are far from idiot proof and you should expect drunk or stoned college students on spring break to be using them. It's a great idea until you realize you are giving dumb-asses a $1.5 million dollar vehicle to drive through priceless and breathtaking wildlife sanctuaries, while we are at it let's start renting out Bugatti Veyrons to drive through the Louvre.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

jimbolauski Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

There's no luck involved in being good at your job. There is no luck involved in teaching yourself important skills to make yourself more desirable to employers. If you are not earning the wage you feel you deserve and you can't find anyone to pay you it then you are the reason you are not earning those wages.

about three weeks ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

jimbolauski Re:DropBox is terrible (275 comments)

I did not have a good experience with Google Drive, every time I restarted my computer it would re-sync the whole folder. I abandoned it after I noticed it was trying to upload 50GB which would have taken about a day to do.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

jimbolauski Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

It may just be you, I'm a programmer and a make a good enough wage that my wife can stay home and kids can go to private school. The job offers that I have seen were competitive with my current position.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

jimbolauski Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

No, most programmers are not undervalued, their pay rate is the same as other stem field graduates.

about a month ago
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Hackers Steal Data Of 4.5 Million US Hospital Patients

jimbolauski Re:Got SS number but (111 comments)

I sure am glad that I have refused to give out my SS# to hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, ... Most don't seem to care if it's omitted, so I don't have to explain that I'm not comfortable giving them that information making me look like a tinfoil hat hearing nut job.

about 1 month ago

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Topless lovelies playing Wii

jimbolauski jimbolauski writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jimbolauski (882977) writes "This wonderful discovery, via Gizmodo, mashing topless women, video games, and a hint of Baby oil into 12 great clips.


OK, it goes like this: Get a Nintendo Wii. An assorted group of topless buxom bombshells. Five gallons of Johnson & Johnson Baby oil. Mix it all with a lot of Wii games and a few cameras for some multi-angle action. The result: extremely not-safe-for-work and surprisingly entertaining videos that ask you "What game are they playing" after watching the girls play for a few minutes.

NSFW http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/not-safe-for-work-wii-playing/very-nsfw-video-beautiful-topless-girls-playing-wii-329839.php"

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jimbolauski jimbolauski writes  |  more than 8 years ago There are two kind of hippies in this world the ones that don't shower, work, and want hand outs all the time. Get a JOB hippie and leave me alone. dude! The second kind is the wanna be hippie they have jobs and shower but for some reason they idolize the dirty smelly hippies. They are even worse because they idolize one of the most foul creatures on earth the dirty hippie.

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