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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

DrPeper Global Warming is a complete joke. (482 comments)

Ok so the idiot US government is wasting time debating something completely aside from the point so that they don't have to deal with the real issue. Whether or not global warming is human caused is a dodge. Because IF global warming is affected by man the root problem is global population. It isn't what people are doing that is affecting the climate it's HOW MANY people that are doing it that IS affecting the climate. Human population growth is exponential. So the time to do something about population control has already come and gone. So attempting to do something about global warming is an object lesson in futility.

about a week ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

DrPeper Re:WHY so they not have a masters degree?? (388 comments)

With the rampant (and government supported) outsourcing, IT industry salaries have collapsed. Just an FYI.

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

DrPeper WHY so they not have a masters degree?? (388 comments)

Why on earth would ANYONE without a masters degree in computing, be teaching kids in the first place?? I needed one just to have a freekin' job at a tire company.

about two weeks ago
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Do We Need Regular IT Security Fire Drills?

DrPeper executives are not interested in data retention. (124 comments)

Speaking from the viewpoint of someone high up in the echelon of LARGE U.S. corporation I.T. Middle management on up through top management are NOT even slightly interested in data retention. Primarily because it would incriminate them. AND I know this because I've had that conversation WITH upper management.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

DrPeper awww and there was so much we taught them (329 comments)

Yes, over 4 of your former "provinces" have rebelled against you (SUCCESSFULLY I might add) but yet you continue down the same path of monarchy and corruption... I for one vote for NOT freeing you when you are (rightfully?) conquered again.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

DrPeper Are you going to extend fertility years?? (273 comments)

If you are going to extend the human live span are you also going to extend the years human women are fertile?

about two weeks ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

DrPeper Re:HOLY ASTROTURFING FATMAN!!! (139 comments)

Right. So just because you can use 3 syllable words, you appear to be much more intelligent than everyone else, right? I really don't think that you considered the obvious leniency of all the comments posted against Uber/Lyft on this post. Nor did you stop to consider the implications of such. You simply undermined and poo-poo'd my observation, which is EXACTLY what one would expect from an Astroturfer. Which, I believe, has been quite evident to everyone reading these comments.

Furthermore, you immediately assumed that I was Pro Uber/Lyft, which if you re-READ my comments, I did not make such statements. So that only furthers the incrimination of your intents. Again, I believe the readers can obviously tell who the less than intelligent person is on this thread.

about a month ago
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

DrPeper But that would take logic. (208 comments)

Programming takes logical thought processes, something women have consciously decided to eschew. So until you change the thinking of EVERY woman on the face of the planet, you are kind of spinning your wheels on this issue.

about a month ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

DrPeper Re:HOLY ASTROTURFING FATMAN!!! (139 comments)

Thank you for your comments, I believe the readers can tell who the actual "moron" is in this case!

about a month and a half ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

DrPeper Re:This isn't a betting matter. (574 comments)

Seriously this is a less than intelligent argument. Let's try to stay on one subject and not distract ourselves with big bright shiny objects shall we?

So when have you had a conversation with a HAL 9000 device. Was it recently? Where exactly did you have this conversation? Where is this device/machine exactly?

about a month and a half ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

DrPeper WRONG, just plain WRONG. (417 comments)

Oren Etzioni's premise is incorrect. We (humans) equate intelligence in conjunction with emotion. Ethics, morality, a sense of right and wrong are emotionally based, but still equated with intelligence. An artificial intelligence (machine?) will have no such limitations, and thus will have no problems reasoning that the extinction of human existence is an appropriate action.

about a month and a half ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

DrPeper HOLY ASTROTURFING FATMAN!!! (139 comments)

Well it's quite obvious that the special interest parties have astroturfed this topic. Seriously paradigm shifts need to happen, and apparently they've needed to happen to an embedded (corrupt?) industry such as this for a VERY long time.

about a month and a half ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

DrPeper This isn't a betting matter. (574 comments)

The whole point of this theoretical debate isn't about betting. Saying that you bet it isn't (going to be a life altering matter) is an idiotic statement in and of itself. This isn't a bet you want to make, because if you lose the bet you've lost humanity. Belittling and poo-poo-ing the ramifications of AI is a losing bet in and of itself. Just because we aren't there yet does not mean that one day we will not be there. Rollo Carpenter has completely missed the entire point of the debate.

about 2 months ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

DrPeper Will not EVER happen. (324 comments)

The companies involved also PAY for the campaigns and prostitutes for the "elected" officials. So this supposed "crack down" will never happen. In point of fact these tax dodges were created by and endorsed by said "elected" officials.

about 4 months ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

DrPeper To really cut emissions we need population control (491 comments)

Instead of band-aid's and pointless get rich quick schemes, population control is the ultimate problem. It isn't what people are doing, it's how many people are doing it that is the real issue. Failure to see this fact and to belittle or marginalize it are anti-productive.

about 5 months ago
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Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

DrPeper Missing the point? (200 comments)

Is this legislation (and I am a Phoenix resident) about legislating a solution to the inescapable problem, or is it merely a method to subjugate those who film illegal activities, most likely perpetrated or endorsed by the same government?

about 5 months ago
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Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

DrPeper What on earth would be the purpose for this? (176 comments)

Ok first off, the agencies in question repeatedly have shown no compunction what-so-ever to following ANY laws. They certainly will not follow this one. On top of that all they have to do is say "National Security" and the point it moot. So someone please tell me why this is anything other than political band-standing, a complete waste of taxpayer money, and completely idiotically pointless.

about 6 months ago

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What gadgets would you use for hunting meteorites?

DrPeper DrPeper writes  |  more than 3 years ago

DrPeper (249585) writes "I *may* have an opportunity to assist a pair of renowned meteorite hunters (yes the ones on the Science Channel). Being the MacGuyver everywhere I've worked and a consummate geek, I thought I would pose a question to the UberGeek community. If you were to go meteorite hunting, what gadgets would you use?

I've already thought of using; a UAV with a radio gradiometer, or attaching a coil to a quadrocopter, blimp, or terrestrial robot. The point of which would be to have it automatically produce a gradient map of the density of ferrous metals in a given area.

Any crazy ideas out there?"
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Banking Funny Business?

DrPeper DrPeper writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DrPeper (249585) writes "I just had a unique experience with my Bank. It's one of those really big ones that got a bunch of federal bailout money, and is asking for more. I logged into my account online to take a look, only to find that I had been overdrawn the week previous. They had quite happily chalked up 6 $35 "Overdraft fees". Well I had signed up a long while back to get email alerts whenever my account is low. I didn't get any such warning. I even tested the email forward that I use and it worked perfectly. I've also stopped in a branch on two occasions to make sure my savings account is linked to my checking so that I wouldn't get overdraft fees. Each time they told me it was all set. So I shouldn't ever be overdrawn. Low and behold a while later "whoops Overdraft fees". After an hour on the phone with 3 seperate people, I finally got a manager who admitted that the problem with e-mail alerts was on their end. To be fair the bank did refund the fees and said that they fixed the problems. But I'm just wondering how prevalent this kind of "whoops our mistake" funny business they have going on, in an attempt to raise (extort?) income for the bank?"
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DrPeper DrPeper writes  |  more than 8 years ago

DrPeper (249585) writes "I just ran across this laughable article on silicon.com. CIO Forum: 'Young people will kill off the IT department' But that's not a bad thing, says Peter Cochrane... 'Young people are proving to be a disruptive force in the enterprise which will bring about the demise of the IT department as we know it today, according to technologist and futurist Peter Cochrane.' It goes on to say that; 'The tech-savvy workforce of the future won't need or want the usual type of IT support. "I can guarantee the young people coming into your company know more than the IT department," he said' Now I don't know about everyone else but I've been in the IT industry for over 16 years. I have yet to meet a new young employee who knows more than me. If anything their frequently virus and Trojan ridden systems are driving most IT departments. But at least the article is good for a laugh!"

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