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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

superdave80 Let me translate: (359 comments)

FTFA:

"The difference between someone who's truly great and just sort of okay is really huge,"

Now, I will run it through my bullshit translator, aaaaand...

"The difference between someone who's willing to work for less money because they live in a poor country and someone who wants a competitive wage is really huge,"

5 hours ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

superdave80 Great idea! (376 comments)

Watch as I refuse to pay my internet bill due to my internet no longer working. Why would an ISP agree to such a thing?

3 days ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

superdave80 The solution is easy! (327 comments)

I'll bet more taxes to pay for more workers, higher salaries and benefits would fix this problem in a jiffy! Every time I see anybody talk about needing higher taxes to run government properly, I just think about the ten thousand examples just like this, and I just laugh to myself.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

superdave80 San Francisco mentality... (261 comments)

They are all about 'diversity', 'inclusiveness', and 'peace'... until you try to move into their area and don't think, talk, and act just like them. Then they start slashing your tires and blocking your buses. Say, didn't school segregationist use the same bus-blocking techniques to try and keep those 'others' out of their wholesome little schools? Oh, the irony...

about two weeks ago
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Nevada Construction Project Could Be Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory

superdave80 Build a what? (81 comments)

In all seriousness, why is this being called a "Gigafactory"? How does this differ from a regular factory? Did I miss the kilofactories and megafactories?

about three weeks ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

superdave80 Beyond stupid (419 comments)

That Apple even accepts this is ludicrous. Just tell the guy, "Look, we have a whole store full of this shit. It will be here tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. Come back when you clear your crap up with your bank, and THEN pay for it."

about three weeks ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

superdave80 The flip side of that... (534 comments)

...is that they have no legal authority to arrest, detain or point a gun at me? Walmart can't send their employees out packing heat and arrest people. Why would these 'corporations' have that authority?

about 2 months ago
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Fabien Cousteau Takes Plunge To Beat Grandfather's Underwater Record

superdave80 Re:I don't understand how this is a "record" (84 comments)

"Mark McGwire Takes Swing to Beat Roger Maris' Home-run Record."

So, naturally people would assume that McGwire was only trying to break Maris' personal best, and not the all-time single season record?

Christ, the stuff that gets modded 'insightful' on this site...

about 2 months ago
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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

superdave80 Just like most advertising. (254 comments)

Most advertising doesn't really affect buying decisions. Sometimes you might see something new, but mostly it's Coke, Budwiser, etc., things that everyone has known about for decades.

The funniest online ads I see are when I search for or buy something... and then see an ad for that exact thing a few minutes later on some sidebar ad. Hey, dipshits, I already know about that thing you just advertised BECAUSE I JUST WENT ONLINE TO LOOK FOR IT AND BUY IT!

This is a little bit like paying someone to hold up a sign for Ford cars to show to people that have just left a Ford car lot.

about 2 months ago
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Otherlab Working on a 'Fundamental Jump' in Technology for Exoskeletons (Video)

superdave80 ZZZZZZ... (36 comments)

Stopped reading after this bit of generic corporate phrasing:

...with a number of core competencies

Oh, so you are competent in a number of core things... like every company in existence? Sheesh.....

about 2 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

superdave80 What is your job again? (875 comments)

Sheriff Doug Cox:. "My job is to make sure my employees go home safe."

Funny, I could have sworn your job was to protect the public. Or is that whole "To Protect and Serve" printed on the side of your cars a bunch of bullshit? Running over citizens with a bazillion ton military vehicle probably won't make them particularly safe.

about 2 months ago
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The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

superdave80 Not sure on some of these assumptions... (339 comments)

1. 17 km to drive and purchase DVD? 50% of the trip is apportioned to the DVD transport to account for multiple purchases and errands per trip in the base-case? I doubt people are driving 10 miles just to purchase a DVD, or as only 50% of the reason to take the trip in the first place.

2. Average disc lifetime 5 years? I still have 'The Matrix' that I got for free with my first DVD player back in 1999. None of my DVDs seem to really have a 'lifetime' that I can tell.

about 3 months ago
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The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

superdave80 Re:Nice try cloud guys (339 comments)

I actually looked up 'agnostic' because I have no idea what it means:

1. a person who does not have a definite belief about whether God exists or not

2. a person who does not believe or is unsure of something

Soooooo, what the hell does this have to do with 'clouds'?

about 3 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

superdave80 Force Them? (493 comments)

Having a vaccine registry in place in the event of an outbreak of measles, whooping cough, and diseases like these would enable public health officials to identify the children and adults who need vaccinations.

If they were against getting the shots in the first place, how would you now force them to get the shots?

about 3 months ago
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Federal Court Pulls Plug On Porn Copyright Shakedown

superdave80 Re:The US needs a loser-pays legal system (136 comments)

The problem becomes: Pay how much? A set standard rate regardless of what the loser actually paid their attorney? If I bring a lawsuit against a large corporation with an internal team of lawyers, how do I know much it really cost them to litigate? And even if I 'win' against a guy with no money, so what? And when is someone considered a 'loser', since there are so many levels of appeal?

I think the bigger problem with our legal system is that it even requires a lawyer to handle the most basic of procedures. That shows that the legal system has just become too complex to be useful. But since the legal system is ruled by lawyers (on all sides of the equation), there is little incentive for them to make the system more simplified and easy to access for the average person.

about 3 months ago
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Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

superdave80 Re:Pipe Dream I suspect (193 comments)

I'm rather curious as to how solar energy will be produced by solar panels covered in snow...

about 3 months ago
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GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

superdave80 No clue on technology.... (216 comments)

...along with a Wi-Fi hotspot that operates without draining a mobile device's battery.

Yeah, because I'd NEVER think to plug in my mobile device while in my car. How much do these idiots get paid?

about 3 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

superdave80 Re:Why does the spouse need to work? (566 comments)

...but I don't think anyone can claim with a straight face that they have the exact same freedom to use money they have earned vs. money their spouse has earned.

Well, yes they can make that claim with a straight face. I think you and I have different ideas about how a marriage works. Everything you have is equally both of yours.

By your reasoning, a house purchased is actually only owned by the earning spouse, and all decisions about when to sell/remodel/etc. are exclusively in the domain of the earning spouse.

Are all decisions about kids entirely up to the mother since she is the one that gave birth to them?

about 3 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

superdave80 Re:Why does the spouse need to work? (566 comments)

If my wife got an incredibly well paying job, I would not stay at home for the simple reason that I would have to beg her for money for everything I do.

Sucks that you have such a shitty marriage that your wife would consider any money that she makes as belonging to her and not to the both of you.

If she would decide to leave me, I'm screwed.

Yeah, because courts never give alimony to non-working spouses in a divorce settlement.

It seems like the people shouting here are single guys who have never met a successful women let alone married her.

Um, my wife is a very successful financial analyst who makes more money than I do.

And if BOTH spouses want to work, they should either stay in their home country where they can both legally work, or both have to apply separately for H1-B visas (or some other work visa).

about 3 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

superdave80 Why does the spouse need to work? (566 comments)

Isn't the person holding the H1-B visa already making a good wage that should support both of them? Right? Oh, that's right, I forgot, the tech companies are using H1-B employees to drive down wages. Silly me.

about 3 months ago

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