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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

CreatureComfort Re:Yes. (652 comments)

Because finding out the dude was high when he forgot to check the safety harness on Space Mountain after someone flies out and dies makes it all better. Suuurrre, he's the one they are going to sue for millions of dollars over negligence and Disney has no right, reason, or interest in ensuring the safety of their customers..

Look, ganjadude, it's FINE that you want to toast your brain. Rock on, dude. Just don't do it at a time or place where your impaired state is likely to affect me in any way whatsoever. In exchange I promise not get wasted on single malt and drive around in your neighborhood.

3 days ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

CreatureComfort Re:Well if that happens, it'll be bye bye Samsung. (241 comments)

I had an original Galaxy S. It was so bad, I swore I would never buy another piece of Samsung electronics again.

Well, this time around, the only phone AT&T offered that met what I wanted was the Note 4, so I took a chance, with a heavy heart and much misgiving. I have to say, almost 4 months in, and I love this phone. Most of the stock apps are good enough that I'm using them rather than taking the chance on play store garbage. (Very unusual for me, I usually end up modding the hell out of my android phones) The Gear VR came in for Xmas,and is a great toy. I put in a 128Gb SD card and I have way more room than I need, even with a half dozen 3D full length movies on board. There is no lag or slow down on any of the games I have downloaded, and the screen is beautiful. WiFi and Bluetooth so far work flawlessly and fast. So far, all of the things that have frustrated me have turned out to be KitKat issues, not anything that Samsung has done.

It's large, but I never wish it was any smaller, only that my hands were a bit bigger. It's still small enough to be pocketable, even inside an otterbox, and I never hold it up to my ear when I'm actually on a call (less than 5% of the time I'm using it anyway). With bluetooth in the car, as a headset, and speakerphone on my desk, I rarely have to take it out of my pocket or the car/desk holder to talk.

It is good enough, that it just may entice me into getting Samsung when I get my 70" UHD TV later this year.

about a week ago
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Wireless Charging Standards Groups Agree To Merge

CreatureComfort Re:Joining in (65 comments)

Splitters!

about three weeks ago
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Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware

CreatureComfort Re:Malware (181 comments)

people might have to learn

Oh. I see your problem right there.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip'

CreatureComfort Re:Sigh. (234 comments)

No, silly! They are the minions.

about a month ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

CreatureComfort Re:Well duh (420 comments)

Mostly managers are the only ones with walls and doors, in the otherwise "open" floor plan.

about a month ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

CreatureComfort Re:Well duh (420 comments)

Well, no, I'm pretty certain that the expensive workers, i.e. the management, doesn't participate in this "wonderful" floor plan.

I'd bet money that Zuckerberg, Bloomberg, and all their lawyers and accountants had sound proof walls and locking doors.

about a month ago
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How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry

CreatureComfort Re:Freedom (250 comments)

I find their selection is marginally different from Google Books or B&N. However, I also find that inevitably, Amazon has the lower price, for me, than those other two, so that is where I generally buy, especially if it is from an author, or on a subject, I'm not familiar with. Even though I know that Amazon is pandering to me to try to lock me in by habit at the expense of the authors.

For the authors that I know I like, I try to go out of my way to purchase as close to directly through them, or from their recommended source as I can.

I know that buying from Amazon is not in my long term best interest, but for a product I don't know that I will value, even as high as Amazon does, or for a product that I don't know gets any more money to the actual author, rather than just higher profits for the middle men, I'll put my near term interst over speculating that something else is a better long term strategy.

about a month ago
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How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry

CreatureComfort Re:Freedom (250 comments)

Or just maybe, what is currently in the short term best interest of the consumers, is not at all in the best interest of independent writers. And just maybe, when Amazon has put all of the other options out of business by pandering to the masses at the expense of the producers, Amazon, just might turn on the consumers and start to gouge them, once they have no where else to turn?

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

CreatureComfort Re: Never attribute to stupidity (580 comments)

Soldiers and Sailors are cheap to replace and have no lobbying power. Sony, and more importantly MPAA, have loads of influence in D.C. We went to war based on WMD lies just to increase profits of Halliburton. You seriously think we wouldn't invade NK if MPAA really wanted it?

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

CreatureComfort Re:Another (580 comments)

Um... that may be, but they've got nuclear warheads, and missiles capable of hitting a strategic ally that we still have some responsibility towards for defense.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

CreatureComfort Re:Land of the free (580 comments)

You say that like you think Sony would care.

about a month ago
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Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

CreatureComfort Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (218 comments)

75MB symmetric, with all movie channels plus the junk that never gets watched but can't be declined, $230/month on Verizon FiOS in Dallas.

Plus still paying ~ 30% of income in taxes when income tax, property tax, sales tax, use fees, etc. are all considered.

about a month ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

CreatureComfort Re:This will only stop (148 comments)

I'm certain that it's because the current Libertarian Party platform has been hijacked by the Fascist Party and bears little to no resemblance to traditional libertarian values, policies, or ideals.

The Democrats and Republicans, however, have always been under the control of the Fascist Party, so their current actions (ignore the platforms, both parties already do) are consistent with their traditional views. The Greens have no coherent platform and are so inconsequential the Fascists haven't bothered with them.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Processor Could Be In Next-Gen Google Glass

CreatureComfort Re:Good job Intel (73 comments)

If you think your local bar doesn't have cameras and audio recording covering most, if not all, of its premises, you're delusional.

Lawsuits, vandalism, and outright theft are too prevalent for any business owner not to take it seriously, and get everything recorded they can for later evidence, if needed. Heck several of the bars I go to, have cameras setup all over that stream constantly to the internet.

Understand this. If you are in public... YOU ARE IN PUBLIC. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy sitting in a booth or on a barstool. Your intimate conversation, business deal, or random chit chat is being overheard by everyone around you. Oh, and that guy wearing Google Glass? Yeah, he doesn't care about you and what you say or do any more than the other folks around, unless it's really juicy and worth immediately posting to YouTube, along with the other 5-10 people who will whip out their camera phones as soon as they notice you're making an idiot of yourself in public. Glass wearers either don't record 24/7, only turning on recording when something interesting is happening (just like everyone with their cell phones), or if they do record constantly, I can assure you they don't go back and re-watch all the boring minutia over again.

about 2 months ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

CreatureComfort Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

Maybe invent a flying car?

about 2 months ago
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2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?

CreatureComfort Re:Sexist? (125 comments)

Would you like to be a woman in a world like this? Where you need a man to "save" you from another man?

Of course not, that's why he's probably violently homophobic as well.

And I'm sure that he very secretly wishes he would be hit on by persistent females frequently, so he can't imagine why a woman would object to what would be his greatest fantasy.

about 2 months ago
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Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

CreatureComfort Re:Ridiculous and sad (55 comments)

Because saving history is such a load of crap?

I guess if you never knew it existed, then you can't miss it, right?

about 2 months ago
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Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

CreatureComfort Re:Do not use algorithms ! (55 comments)

The trouble is budgets and manpower.

If you know you don't have the resources to save everything, you have to have some way of prioritizing.

Personally, I would rather save one or two pieces from as many different authors as possible, rather than trying to get everything of the "most important" authors.

about 2 months ago

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Dogs poop in line with Earth's magnetic field

CreatureComfort CreatureComfort writes  |  1 year,24 days

CreatureComfort (741652) writes "Published in Frontiers in Zoology, scientists have determined that Dog's are highly sensitive to the direction of magnetic fields, and poop while aligned with the N-S magnetic poles.

Any anecdotal evidence, or speculation on how this would be an advantageous evolutionary adaptation?

From the article summary: "for the first time that (a) magnetic sensitivity was proved in dogs, (b) a measurable, predictable behavioral reaction upon natural MF fluctuations could be unambiguously proven in a mammal, and (c) high sensitivity to small changes in polarity, rather than in intensity, of MF was identified as biologically meaningful.""

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