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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Feyshtey Re:Confusing position (483 comments)

Then by your definitions, the current federal hiring practices are discriminatory. If you're applying for a position in federal govt you get additional preference for that position if you are female and/or a member of a minority. All else being equal, a woman, or a member of a minority, or a minority woman will be hired for a position that an exactly equally qualified white male also applied to. (Veteran status is another factor, which I actually happen to agree with. But that's a different discussion.)

yesterday
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EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

Feyshtey Re:So... to summarise: (269 comments)

In point of fact, it does. Destroying evidence is a crime.

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good thing technology never moves forward (490 comments)

Obviously! And it's a good thing that 3D printed firearms are the only way to kill someone. It's not like a computer and an internet connection canprovide you a few 100 other cheap and easy ways to do so.

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:But... (490 comments)

Asks the German citizens who were told to register their firearms, but not to worry at all about the government ever showing up to collect them. Then the government showed up to collect them....

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

Winner !

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

Long before there were websites there were Usenet groups filled with porn chat.

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

Says the anonymous coward...

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

I promise you that an idiot with a computer and an internet connection is capable of far more destruction, death and mayhem than any idiot with a 3D printer and ammo. You cant print anthrax, TNT or C4. But you can sure as hell look up how to produce them and obtain the materials to do so.

about 2 months ago
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

Feyshtey Re:News at 11 (298 comments)

Just one problem. "We don't know why this apparent contradiction exists, but we're researching it" is pretty much the exact opposite of "ignoring facts".

Which is fine, as long as this apparent open-minded and scientific approach is not regularly coupled with "The science is settled".

Researching methods to explain away the data that contradicts your forgone conclusion is not good science. Vilifying the science community that continues to probe the validity of that conclusion is even less so.

about 2 months ago
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

Feyshtey Re:News at 11 (298 comments)

In other words, measurements from cities should show a marked and wholly false warming trend over the last decade or so. So we should be using the temperature measurements from only remote stations from the last 100 years to prove warming. How many remote temperature stations existed even 20 or 30 years ago?

about 2 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Feyshtey Re:Buggy whips? (769 comments)

Ding Ding Ding ! We have a winner! An even 10 for 10 climate change proponent zealots cant read the first fucking word in a post (sarcasm) ! And arguably the one word in the post carrying the greatest meaning for the content !

Fucking morons.

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

As I said, that's what we have now. The only solace (and a small one at that) is that they are not bureaucrats.

about 2 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

Absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you want a higher quality product, you CHOOSE to purchase it. But that's not what this billing model is. It means to choose for you which quality of product you MUST buy according to the device they believe you will enjoy the product on.

about 2 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

I agree. And the fact that they continue to make a profit speaks more to the fact that the consumers are idiots than anything. But imagine a core group of political bureaucrats deciding how much of your tax dollars would be allocated to movies or television, and what kinds of things the government thinks you really need to be viewing. What message do you need to recieve?

And yes, I'm well aware that in many cases Washington is able to utilize Hollywood as a platform for their message. But at least there's a pretense that Hollywood isnt directly associated with this administration.

about 2 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

I can see your argument so long as you agree to pay the reduced price to view it on your phone... every single time you want to watch it. If you BUY the product, you OWN the product, and you watch it on any damn thing you want to watch it on.

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

So all movie producers need are state-funded sponsorship, like Mozart and Beethoven. I can see that going really well in today's political climate.

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

The tequilla example is only if the seller provides all the mixers as part of the $50 purchase. Disney sure as fuck isnt going to give you an LCD if you pay $10 per movie as opposed to $5.

Your "temporal" argument is invalid. Watching the move NOW (once) for $15 includes the services of the theater. Paying $10 in 3 months is the value of the movie at that point in time. $5 is the value of the product in a year. Just like when a 2014 truck is valued today at $50k as opposed to a 2005 truck valued at $25K, goods depreciate in value even if they are unused. The consumer public generally wants what's hot today, and they pay a premium for it. Paying less a year from now is not just aniticipated, it's expected because that product doesnt have the same market value it once had.

Purchasing an aged product, and the value curve associated with that doesnt address this new billing proposal at all.

The challenge of the contect industry is to produce a good that has value, and selling it for what the public is willing to pay. That product is worth X. Not X +/- my personal environmental variables. I dont pay more or less for my print edition of The Lord of the Rings depending on whether I read it in a beautiful quiet park in mid-may under a shadey tree, or while riding a greyhound bus cross-country sitting next to a vomit-stained anarchist named Bulldog who has a bowel disorder.

about 3 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Feyshtey Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

A sitting justice coached the defense lawyers to use the term "tax" rather than "fine" to help secure the ruling for The Affordable Care Act. The point being that becoming a member of SCOTUS, past or present, does not preclude political ideology creeping into their beliefs, or even their rulings.

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

So by your reasoning you should pay $1.00 for a song you will listen to on your home theater, but only $.50 for one you will listen to on your iPod?

How about paying $30 for a bottle of tequilla if you will drink it by the shot, but $50 if you will drink margaritas?

Ooo! How about if I only have to pay $25,000 for a Ferari if I promise to only drive it on shitty roads?

about 3 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Feyshtey Re:Buggy whips? (769 comments)

You're 8 for 8, failing to read the word sarcasm... Care to go for an even 10?

about 3 months ago

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