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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

CraftyJack Re:Amazon brutal, but not a convenient liberal cau (321 comments)

Thanksgiving: It's like the /. comments, but with turkey and alcohol.

Fixed it for you.

Not even alcohol can fix it. Not even alcohol.

about 5 months ago
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Musk Lashes Back Over Tesla Fire Controversy

CraftyJack Re:It's all about the stock price (487 comments)

The financial press is probably a lot less concerned about a few fires, and a lot more concerned about funky accounting.

about 5 months ago
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Wall Street Traders Charged With Copying Code To Start Their Own Company

CraftyJack Re:It's about time... (145 comments)

He did face charges, but they were surprisingly light in retrospect.

about 8 months ago
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Wall Street Traders Charged With Copying Code To Start Their Own Company

CraftyJack Re:It's about time... (145 comments)

I believe Millikan was found guilty of manipulating oil.

about 8 months ago
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Moon Mining Race Under Way

CraftyJack Re:It's the bonus that concerns me (150 comments)

Who is going to stop them once they're up there anyway?

The spacecraft is "up there". "They" are actually down here, well within the reach of Buzz Aldrin's fists.

about a year ago
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Saudi Arabia Calls For Global Internet Censorship Body

CraftyJack Re:one word! (678 comments)

A riot was asked what they didn't like about the video...

"Attempting to interview a riot" sounds like a it should have been a Python skit. I'm picturing Cleese for the job.

about a year and a half ago
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US Security Services May 'Have Moles Within Microsoft,' Says Researcher

CraftyJack Re:Of-course (228 comments)

moderation undone.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Yanks Toddler's Speech-Enabling App

CraftyJack Re:I'm speechless (573 comments)

How far back do you want to go? Before we gave a crap about the disabled we would lock 'em in a sanitarium - but they got that lucky if their family could afford it.

about 2 years ago
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Using QR Codes To Save Lives

CraftyJack Re:How about printing the information on the stick (171 comments)

Cute. No, actually, it's not a good starting point at all, regardless of whether the Earth goes boom. This idea is crap. It's a needlessly brittle way of providing first responders with important medical information. Simpler, more reliable ways of doing that already exist, including the whole database aspect of it. The new ideas here are using a QR code and a smartphone with proprietary software to access the database. Reliable operation depends heavily on uninterested third parties.

It's almost like a bunch of people that enjoy making money off of smartphone and social networking technology decided to shoehorn that same thinking into emergency services. [sarcasm]How could you lose when you combine two hot, growing markets like smartphones and healthcare? It's a definite win-win.[/sarcasm]

about 2 years ago
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Using QR Codes To Save Lives

CraftyJack Re:How about printing the information on the stick (171 comments)

Yes, cause there's no such thing as areas without coverage, network errors, database failures, ...

Even if you don't need to connect, the equipment and software can still crap out. Such a bad idea.

about 2 years ago
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'Social Jetlag' May Be Making You Fat

CraftyJack Re:Just do it (197 comments)

I would kill to be able to carve out an extra five hours a week for aerobic exercise. However, that would mean giving up either my job, giving up sleep, giving up (at least) one of my hobbies, or never watching another minute of TV for the rest of my life.

Everybody is busy. It's a question of priorities. For you, exercise ranks below all of the things you mention there. For me, it ranks above TV, and it counts as a hobby. I have enough fat relatives to have a good idea of what will happen if I don't stay active, and it isn't pretty.

about 2 years ago
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Books I bought to read, but haven't yet:

CraftyJack Re:Insensitive clod (298 comments)

Comparing your post to the GP's is quite a compelling argument for the practical benefits of recreational reading. Learn to write by reading, kids.

more than 2 years ago
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Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

CraftyJack Re:Not much better than it was before (457 comments)

GP could have least done the source blog the courtesy of a link (maybe NSFW). The point being made there is a rebuttal to the claim that 3D "makes the characters and environments more believable".

Oh, BTW, since I personally cannot name characters in just about any movie, does that mean they are all gimmicky crap? Or just that I've watched Empire Strikes Back many times since it came out, including when I was an impressionable kid, and read the LOTR in book form decades before the movie, versus watching Avatar a total of once?

Interesting. Perhaps part of the reason you've watched Empire Strikes Back so many times is that you enjoyed the story? I mean, I don't think we're breaking new ground here if we say that special effects (e.g. explosions, 3D, explosions in 3D) don't make up for flat characters or a weak story.

more than 2 years ago
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Volkswagen Turns Off E-mail After Work-Hours

CraftyJack Re:It won't last (377 comments)

Bad and Wrong. Your wife and kids don't need your resentment. You do no one any favors by framing your working habits as a trade-off between your self-respect and their well-being.

more than 2 years ago
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The Most Dangerous Toys of 2011

CraftyJack Re:Want! (292 comments)

I actually heard her momma say "stranger danger". Well needless to say I went off like an atom bomb

Hilarious. Sounds like momma's got a sixth sense about people.

more than 2 years ago
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Why the NTSB Is Wrong About Cellphones

CraftyJack Re:Not as fun. (1003 comments)

It's easy to get rid of - just think of the game over music: Dunn-dunn-dunn-dunnnnnnnn...

more than 2 years ago
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Astronomers Find Gas Cloud About To Fall Into Black Hole

CraftyJack Re:That's a switch (94 comments)

In soviet russia...

more than 2 years ago
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NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Drivers

CraftyJack Re:a simple ban won't work alone (938 comments)

Hate to break your heart here, but there's no need for a technological solution. Deterrence works fine. Fines, points, suspension of license, double-secret probation, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Adblock Plus Developers To Allow 'Acceptable' Ads

CraftyJack Re:They got paid for this... (247 comments)

More likely scenario: if I put a key into the car's ignition and before it started it gave me a 30 second ad by the car manufacturer...

I won't hear that ad, because I'll be outside scraping the ice off the windshield.

more than 2 years ago

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Merck wrote Drug Studies for Doctors

CraftyJack CraftyJack writes  |  about 6 years ago

CraftyJack (1031736) writes "The New York Times has an article on research practices within the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Joseph S. Ross of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine charges that Merck had important research studies ghostwritten and then handed to big-name doctors for signature. Big-name doctors doth protest."
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Alan Stern leaving NASA

CraftyJack CraftyJack writes  |  about 6 years ago

CraftyJack (1031736) writes "Alan Stern, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, is leaving NASA. Little explanation is being offered. Among other things, Alan Stern was pushing for more fiscal responsibility within SMD, and sought to curb cost overruns."
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