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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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 two weeks 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago
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Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

DrPeper And now for the improperly spun article of the day (77 comments)

Ok, so I read the snippet of the article and got one image in my mind, then when I went to the article and saw the picture... Let's just say less than impressive. Those aren't fingers those are sticks.

Wake me when I can strap two extra tentacle like arms with actually human(ish) hands on the end of them to my back. Oh and they should be partially intelligent too.

about 5 months ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

DrPeper Real language is becoming PERL. (124 comments)

Ever notice (with all the acronyms) how much language is looking more and more like PERL?

about 6 months ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

DrPeper AYBABTU (124 comments)

So basically the FBI is saying AYBABTU (All Your Base Are Belong To Us)?

about 6 months ago
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Report: Watch Dogs Game May Have Influenced Highway Sign Hacking

DrPeper All Your Base Are Belong To Us. (154 comments)

Would have been the perfect message to have posted on these signs.

about 6 months ago
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AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

DrPeper Re:Or call your credit card company ... (228 comments)

THANK YOU! Somebody FINALY got what's really going on here. This isn't about helping customers (at all) it's about AT&T attempting to find an "EXCUSE" to keep and monetize location information. This is a VERY bad idea for consumers.

about 6 months ago
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Teen's Biofuel Invention Turns Algae Into Fuel

DrPeper Whoooptie f'ing do. (113 comments)

Seriously are you freakin' kidding me? Yes... Yes.. YES everyone's child is a freaking super-genius. Right. Oh... and gads... this one can actualy READ by the 8th grade. How wonderfully miraculous.

about a year and a half ago
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New All-Solid Sulfur Based Battery Outperforms Lithium Ion

DrPeper Re:It needs a name...SLi batteries. (322 comments)

And I have $5 that says this technology is never seen again.

about a year and a half ago
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New All-Solid Sulfur Based Battery Outperforms Lithium Ion

DrPeper It needs a name...SLi batteries. (322 comments)

Ok so we have nickel cadmium (NiCd), nickel metal hydride (NiMH), lithium ion (Li-ion), and lithium ion polymer (Li-poly) batteries, so this would make Sulfur Lithium (SLi) batteries. Actually that's a pretty cool name.

about a year and a half ago
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Space Coffee, Just the Way You Like It

DrPeper Seriously??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? (147 comments)

THIS is what you spend your college days doing? Developing COFFEE for non-existent space flights? Oh how proud your parents MUST be. I know I certainly am. You definitely deserve a high paying position when you get out of college for this *incredible* feat of mental fortitude. Society in general DEFINITELY needs more useless people such as yourselves. Whoop, Whoop!

about a year and a half 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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