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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

nucrash Re:This is far from silly (662 comments)

I am going to give some examples and while they are not 100% percent verifiable, let' just roll with this and see what you think.

1. Presently my girlfriend is 30 years old and lives with her parents and has a child. She is making more than minimum wage, but can't afford to move out. Drives a hatchback that is more than ten years old. She has an iPhone, but she purchased it because it was free with a contract. This is a story that I can find several times over with various people I know that are making more than minimum wage.
2. If I remember correctly, SNAP doesn't allow for fast food. This might not apply, but in a great many cases, fast food joints are unable to participate in these programs.
3. Most of the people I know have jobs and fall under this category called the, "Working Poor." They work a full time job, but require government assistance because they are still below the poverty level. Please backup your claims though, because now I am curious where you are getting your facts from.

The lower income families spend more money because that's what they do. They are the majority of your consumers. Give them money to get by and we can actually start to cut aid to them. If we don't have to spend as many tax dollars for welfare programs, then we can start to lower taxes. You have a choice. Either take care of the poor by having them work for their income, or provide their income from taxes.

Australia currently has the highest minimum wage, but their unemployment rate is two tenths of a percent higher than ours. Up until very recently they maintained a lower unemployment rate than ours.

Thanks Obama?

yesterday
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

nucrash Re:This is silly (662 comments)

Fox was screaming it was an ObamaPhone and since Obama is also referred to as Jesus, or Hitler, I have trouble telling the difference between the two; then clearly the iPhone being once referred to as the Jesus phone, should be available on the government website. I have not seen iPhone options yet.

*rubble* *rubble* *rubble*

yesterday
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

nucrash Re:Have they apologized for attacking gamers yet? (80 comments)

#gamergate is about as much of a conspiracy as mystery meat Monday. Who cares? I mean, who really cares?

So what if some game developer cheated on her boyfriend and started a relationship with a journalist. We are talking about the journalistic integrity of a game journalist.

Are we going to go after every athlete that sleeps with a female reporter? Are we going to go after every female reporter that sleeps with a foot ball or basket ball player and give them a glowing review as their contract is about to expire?

This is an outrage of "meh" proportions.

3 days ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

nucrash Re:He, Him, His (148 comments)

I was told this change occurred in 1968. After that, he/she or she and he was then acceptable.

I still love using them, but apparently that's wrong. wrong I say!

3 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

nucrash Re:gun laws (329 comments)

My post was appropriate because I later backed up claims with evidence that race was not a factor in violent crime.

Mississippi of all places supports my claim in that the racial diversity in that state is the highest, by overall, violent crime is ranked 30th.

The previous poster didn't have any evidence to back up his or her claim. His or her claim was uneducated and therefore based out of ignorance. Ergo, I have every right to call him or her a racist idiot.

If you wish to further dispute this, give me some evidence to chew on and I will back down. If you want to continue defending false claims tied to race, awesome.

4 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

nucrash Re:gun laws (329 comments)

In the cases of Violent Crimes, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia rank 30th, 18th, and 19th, respectively according to census.gov.
http://www.census.gov/statab/r...
These aren't exactly low figures.

Let's look at some other poorer states.

South Carolina is 1st.
Tennessee is 2nd.
Nevada is 3rd.
Florida is 4th.

Looking at the following report on income disparity between states, I am seeing some similar names at the top of that list:
http://www.epi.org/publication...
Florida
Nevada

Interestingly enough, Mississippi actually proves my point in that it's one of the states with the least amount of income inequality and actually further down on that list.

Thank you for that Mr. Anonymous Coward.

Oh, and to further ad to the flames of failure.
Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans by state, and ranks 30th in the amount of violent crime there. Even further reinforcing that race is actually not an issue:
http://kff.org/other/state-ind...

I restate my previous suggestion that quenda is a racist idiot.

 

4 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

nucrash Re:gun laws (329 comments)

You can comment about race all you want, but that isn't the only factor. In other words, I am calling you a racist idiot.

Correlation doesn't equal causation. There are other factors at work here as well. These racial minority states also share extreme cases of income inequality. When you have a population that is poor, they are going to do what they can to feed their families and take from the haves. If you want more of an example, look at the crime in Brazil. The same problems exist. If we look at the rise of violence in the Arab Spring, we will notice a similar problem. A large populace that is no longer able to support their families, and then violence.

The down side is that income inequality falls along racial lines in many areas of the U.S.

4 days ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

nucrash Re:Eh (200 comments)

The point of the article was that at one time, she was just as or even more qualified than the Astronauts that went. Keep in mind, Deke Slayton was actually grounded for a heart murmur and so didn't actually get launched into space.

Now, currently with our manned space program, I think launching this woman into space through a privately build program would at least be justified for this disservice we did to her in the 1960s.

As of late, we have continued slut shaming of anyone who uses any means required to get ahead. Two months ago, there was the entire #GamerGate scandal to which people freaked out about. All of a sudden when some girl decides to get involved with a guy which also prompts him to promote her game, lousily might I add, gaming.

We are going to see a lot more about feminism, which I agree with many people feel that we shouldn't have to address this, because we thought we did back in the sixties.

As far as equality, some matters are getting better, but there are still industries where women are shut out of or don't want to go because the environment is too hostile to them. My hopes are that one day we will get past this.

5 days ago
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India Successfully Launches Region-Specific Navigation Satellite

nucrash Re: How many GPS systems are there? (86 comments)

Japan's sortof counts because their GPS system is actually an enhancement of the United States GPS system in that Quazizenith will be able to track down to centimeters. Hopefully something the US GPS will never do.

about a week ago
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

nucrash Re:Engineers have no future. (148 comments)

I can tell you from a company that continually recycles their talent that after a while, watching the talent go out the door and having new blood learn how to fix old problems all over again gets really old. A company that treats their engineers like second hand citizens is a company that I won't invest in. They won't have a future.

about a week ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

nucrash Minimalism Overkill (303 comments)

I really wish this sad trend of minimalism would go away.

In a way, I feel minimalism reflects the decline of our society because let's face it, we aren't putting all that much effort into our designs at this point.

about a week ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

nucrash Re:If I were president... (111 comments)

Sadly our current news media is ratings driven drivel. When your news outfits become purely profit driven, your quality doesn't have to be appealing, only your entertainment value. That is probably the largest marker of the decline of the United States. Often we hear about how the bread and circuses had to be maintained to keep the populace of Rome happy. As it turns out, our news media reflects a circus, and we have McDonald's and other fast food venues for our bread. While I support the legalization of marijuana, I feel that cheap thrills obtained by weed will most likely perpetuate this culture of bread and circuses.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

nucrash Re:Why anyway? (447 comments)

Look up Shinto Buddhists
Look up Hindu
Look up Taoists
Look up Buddhists.

Many of these religions had little or no contact with Christianity.

Christianity didn't even handle marriage until after the fall of the Roman Empire. Before that, marriage was tied to the state.

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay

nucrash Re: Because she had a big impact on peace on eart (144 comments)

Did you not see how ISIS tries to control what is being taught in the schools about mathematics and chemistry?

The Taliban also do the same to keep women and girls out of education because they might learn about other possibilities and lose their dependence on men.

In the US, it was illegal in the early 1800s to teach slaves how to read or write. If a slave were to learn, they would quickly overpower their masters.

Why else do you think there were times when the Catholic church would shun science? Education of the stars took away the geocentric theory and was bound to take away our importance of being the center of the universe.

Authoritarians have throughout history done what they could to control education. An ignorant populace is not a threat. An educated populace is capable of organization and can quickly create problems for the powers that be.

Examples of racism in South Africa were actually greater towards the Indian population than the African population because Indians

about two weeks ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

nucrash Re:Some would be well suited. (299 comments)

I have had the luxury of dealing with the cogs in the wheel. I am thinking about larger pieces of the puzzle when some of my compatriots are thinking of fixing the task at hand. Many times I would have to follow up with their work to fix problems left behind. After years of work, some of this cog mentality has been worked out of them, but we are talking almost a decade a year later.

about three weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

nucrash Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

Yes, I have looked at the problems. These are basic problems that apply to teaching tactics of math that scale. Such tactics come in very handy with dealing with problems of a larger scale. When this is applied to simple problems, these methods are considered bulky, even unnecessary.

Immediately, people are freaking out because simple math is all of a sudden, not so simple. This is a quality example of people complaining about something without seeing a much larger picture. This is no different than the, "OMG, the sky is falling because of environmental requirements will destroy the economy; Obama is the devil," crap that I saw on Facebook every day until a couple of months ago when I decided to stop frequenting there.

Perhaps if people would think of the long term benefits instead of the short term detriments, we as a society would be a bit more advanced than we are presently.

about three weeks ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

nucrash Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

The problem is that we need an accurate measure of a student's creativity instead of a student's talent for memorizing the correct answer. This creates a brain-dead workforce which kills the ability to innovate. The reason this problem has surfaced is that education in general has looked for the easiest metric to measure rather than the most accurate metric to measure. If a student can quote back sections of a science book, to say they are learning is easy. To say that a student is able to map new processes of a protein folding, that's intellect, not retention of knowledge.

Common Core actually addresses some of these ideas in that they address principles of how to learn rather than just facts and figures learning. The system still needs tweaking though and not just because people are complaining about the problem.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

nucrash Re:Hardware isn't Progressing (554 comments)

Well, we are seeing some 4~5 GHz desktop systems now, but overall, you are pretty much spot on. There are some differences though. Now a GHz doesn't mean nearly as much because the newer and more complex instruction sets are actually able to accomplish more per tic.

about three weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

nucrash Re:#6, VW Rabbit? Really? (261 comments)

I am a bit taken aback by the inclusion of the FJ Cruiser. I see a few younger drivers with them, but they aren't exactly cheap.

Knowing most of the people that drive a Mercury Topaz, I am not surprised by that. I wish I could snag a Supra as they are a bit difficult to get in this day and age.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

nucrash Intelligent Leaders verses Intelligent Scientists (460 comments)

An intelligent leader does not need to be a scientist, however, an intelligent leader needs to be scientifically literate. I feel that the lack of scientific literacy and statistical literacy as a whole has created a great gap between understanding what is going on and trusting people who have the bests interests of the people at heart. However, some exceptions exist. I honestly feel Pope Francis has been one of the best leaders of the Catholic church in the last century. I don't know if he will exceed Pope John Paul II or not, but in a short time, he has undone a lot of damage that his predecessor did. I feel his scientific background has assisted in this.

On top of that, we have an economy built on short term gains. This has created a lot of negative perceptions on things that need to be done. We can't push alternative energy because we will destroy the economy, but China and Germany have been doing just that and their economies are booming.

Sadly, what we are being told by this study is that our researchers need a PR team. Everyone can imagine what that will do to the cost of research and development. On a positive note, we might now have justification for employing the people who spent all of that time getting marketing degrees.

about a month ago

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