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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

BasilBrush Re:So ... (57 comments)

Because you didn't have a mobile phone then and you do now?

4 minutes ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

those very tos and fros of negotiating were slowly trickled out, leading to some of the most foundational Supreme Court rulings which have preserved our country's freedoms.

The Federalist papers were specifically written for publication, every bit as much as the constitution itself was. They too are parallel to the papers published in scientific journals. They are not an analogy for the forced publishing of work in progress that was never intended for public consumption.

7 minutes ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

"Police offers present their completed incident and arrest reports in court. There is no genuine reason for publicly releasing recordings of what the officers do whilst the incident and arrests were still in progress. Only in-genuine and dishonest reasons."

And indeed there is no such reason, even for police officers. Certainly having video surveillance of police officers is a welcome step forward. But these never will and never should be published on the internet in their entirety. Suppose the police come and arrest you and your wife early one morning whilst you were still in bed and they then do a search of your house. For a crime you didn't commit. Clearly that shouldn't be published on the internet for all to see. It would only add the injury of public viewing of private aspects of your life to the injury of being wrongly arrested and searched.

We can do these analogies all day if you like. If it's a true analogy, the result is the same.

36 minutes ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

The thought processes behind the research can often give insight to new data that arises later. Many of Einstein's theories would not be as well understood if not for his correspondence with other notable scientists of his day.

Funny you should mention that. Einstein's theory of relativity was also subject to these dirty tricks by right wingers.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

The right wing propagandists were just as wrong and just as dirty back then as they are now.

43 minutes ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

Set a precedent of publishing emails between legislators and the result is they just move any such incriminating conversations to other media, or to face to face meetings.
You ruin the use of a valuable communications medium fishing for something that's unlikely to be there anyway.

Yes, I agree. Just as I did with your last attempt at sarcasm. It's a pointless waste of time rooting through the detritus of the preparation of a project. Even when it's politicians.

47 minutes ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

BasilBrush Re:more pseudo science (854 comments)

You brought up 17 years. I just pointed out that even with your new period, the trend was not down, or flat, but up.

For sure for such a short period, noise is a problem and confidence intervals is more of a problem. That's why I've always said that the minimum period for climate is 30 years. In 24 years of discussing this I've always said 30 years is the minimum period of averaging for climate.

It's deniers that are pushing for short periods. Generally wanting to start in 1998. Because every more rational view of the trends is completely against them. Even allowing for confidence intervals.

about an hour ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

Set a precedent of publishing emails between colleagues and the result is they just move any such incriminating conversations to other media, or to face to face meetings.

You ruin the use of a valuable communications medium fishing for something that's unlikely to be there anyway.

about an hour ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

Indeed.

Compare and contrast the achievement of today's congress over the last few months with the achievement of the disparate representatives that drafted the US Constitution in 4 months at the Philadelphia convention.

The difference? With the lack of daily scrutiny from the news media and the resulting posturing from representatives, they could be more honest with each other about those things on which they stood firm, and those things on which they were negotiable.

The US constitution stands on it's own merits. The daily tos and fros of negotiating the thing over those 4 months are irrelevant.

Professionals need time to work collaboratively. To explore what might be wrong, as well as what's right before finally publishing the results of their labours. Intrusion into the process by the media, and even more so by those with malicious intent, to misrepresent things that never became part of the publication is only detrimental.

1 hour ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:Public Work should not be "proprietary" (113 comments)

Public employees working for hire on public research paid for by the public should have no "proprietary" exemption to FOIA for papers related to the public work for hire.

It's not papers. Papers are available in scientific journals. This is an attempt to root in the trash looking for something to misrepresent.

Another question is about the scientific integrity here. If the data is true and supportive of his assertions, he should WANT to publish it.

What wasn't published? His work WAS published.

Show the papers and the data, unless of course you have something to hide.

Ah yes. The age old excuse of the surveillance state. Please post the web site where your own work emails are published, HighOrbit. Unless of course you have something to hide.

1 hour ago
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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

BasilBrush Re:All publicly funded research needs public relea (113 comments)

This wasn't a request to release research. This was a request to release emails between colleagues.

As was seen with the hacking into the East Anglia university mails, the objective of which is to find phrases to misrepresent.

Scientists publish their completed research in scientific journals. There is no genuine reason for publishing emails that were exchanged whilst the research was still in progress. Only in-genuine and dishonest reasons.

1 hour ago
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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

BasilBrush Re:One thing not pointed out (57 comments)

You know those electronic tags that they sometimes put around convicts on parole? They go around the ankle and track the movements of the convict, and phone back to base to report them.

The concept of a wristwatch powered by a Google OS reminds me of electronic tagging.

1 hour ago
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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

BasilBrush Re:But (57 comments)

Very functional and attractive watches are available for 10s of dollars. What is it you are expecting an iWatch to do that would make it worth hundreds of dollars?

1 hour ago
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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

BasilBrush Re:So ... (57 comments)

It's certainly broken.

http://gigaom.com/2014/01/17/m...

Samsung have managed to be successful with Android where other phone manufacturers have made losses on it. But it's having as little success with other Linux phone OSs as everyone else is.

They'd do best by sticking with Android. But maybe Google are making that increasingly difficult for them. It sucks not to be in control of your own OS.

2 hours ago
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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

BasilBrush Re:So ... (57 comments)

The whole point of naturism is to avoid wearable anything.

2 hours ago
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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

BasilBrush Re:So ... (57 comments)

He said he predicted failure for their SECOND tablet. Which was the iPad.

2 hours ago
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Microsoft Brings Office Online To Chrome OS; Ars Reviews Windows Phone 8.1

BasilBrush Re:All I can say to that is... (68 comments)

I have personally found that there is not much difference between the two since they are both Word processors.

So any two apps that are in the same category are not much different?

As for poor UI's you should elaborate on that. If the UI does the job efficiently then what is the problem? What do you expect a "telepathic" or some other "magical" interface? :)

It looks like you don't consider UIs important. Or at least don't appreciate the ways in which one UI is better than another.

No, I'm not going to do a UI comparison here. It'd take some time to do it. And I think if you don't understand something about what makes one UI better than another I'd be wasting my time anyway.

Are you equally indiscriminating about two different code-bases that are supposed to do a similar thing. One well designed with proper separation of concerns and consistent approach, and the other a pile of spaghetti.

2 hours ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

BasilBrush Re:more pseudo science (854 comments)

What? If you can't use proper English, at least provide a link to whatever it is you are trying to say.

yesterday
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

BasilBrush Re:Wouldn't trust Apple (193 comments)

Yes I saw that. It seems to cover rather less manufacturers than CarPlay does. And also the article predates CarPlay, so many of those that were previously thinking of Linux may be going for Carplay instead of or in addition to.

yesterday
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Microsoft Brings Office Online To Chrome OS; Ars Reviews Windows Phone 8.1

BasilBrush Re:All I can say to that is... (68 comments)

However, I did a find web site which does publishes a comparison between LibreOffice and Microsoft Office 2013: https://wiki.documentfoundatio... Based on that comparison, I would have to say that Microsoft Office is actually inferior to LibreOffice.

In my post to which you reply I said "Is it that they make the mistake of thinking it's about feature lists?" And I'm afraid you've just illustrated exactly that mistake.

yesterday
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Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

BasilBrush Re:how many Glassholes will get mugged? (167 comments)

both are violent acts perpetuated solely by a difference in belief.

Belief? You're casting the Google Glass user as someone religious?

No, Glass users aren't risking being punched in the face for believing in Glass or believing in Google or whatever. But for being in people's face with a recording device where it isn't wanted, or for showing disrespect by putting a computer screen in-between their eyes and the eyes of the person they are conversing with. It's about rude and inconsiderate behaviour not belief.

yesterday

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