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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

GLMDesigns Re:What's so American (524 comments)

oh, so true.

3 days ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

GLMDesigns Re:What's so American (524 comments)

Actually ignorant /= stupid. Ignorance is lack of knowledge. Stupidity is lack of a capacity to acquire knowledge.

4 days ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

GLMDesigns Re:Global market for talent (441 comments)

Parasite? Or is there a symbiotic relationship between the two?

5 days ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

GLMDesigns Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (441 comments)

I don't think so. I was born and raised in NY in an immigrant family, living among other immigrants. You get used to hearing English spoken by people in Italian, Russian, Chinese, West Indian accents. In fact it becomes normal. What about someone not raised in a NYC sort of situation? A place where my NYC accent is out of place? They might have a hard time, not because they are poor communicators but because they are not attuned to the different cadence and inflection of the speaker.

about a week ago
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NASA Testing Lighter Space Suits For Asteroid Work

GLMDesigns Re:Return to a space suit design of the 1960s (54 comments)

The profit is coming. Companies will mine resources and manufacture items in earth orbit / elsewhere and then sell/use the items to do more mining and more exploring and more expansion. The profit will come. The excitement will come. And the investment bubble put the 1999-2000 tech bubble to shame. :-)

about 8 months ago
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Popular Science Is Getting Rid of Comments

GLMDesigns Re:the difference (473 comments)

Another mod column could be added - for Agree Strongly .... to .... Disagree Strongly.

That might help with the situation. Hey Slashdot Admins. Give this a try for a few weeks. Easy to run such a simple A/B test on site like /.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Work Schedule Make You Unproductive?

GLMDesigns Re:Manage Milestones not Minutes (311 comments)

I'm a big fan of pomodoro - actually combining kanban and pomodoro. For those not familiar with pomodoro imagine

1) setting aside a block of time to do a task (be it code or answer emails)
2) setting up a time (think kitchen timer and set it for the time necessary say 25 minutes)
3) at the designated time "Ding" - you can stop your task
4) refresh your brain with a 5 minute break (bathroom, coffee, slashdot)
5) start all over again

It's a great way to focus your brain and get specific tasks done

see kanbanflow.com for a free app.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?

GLMDesigns Re:How can anyone trust (138 comments)

Your conclusions are kind of funky.

The neo-con idea was to "drain the swamp" with Saddam being at the center of the swamp. (By the way I'm not a neo-con and don't support their views.)

Would it have made sense to bomb mecca? Maybe. But there would have been repercussions with that action as well.

One of the best solutions is to be energy independent and not give the Saudis any money and let the kingdom face the wrath of the wahabbi clerics without having any money to pacify them. Of course the left is against drilling for oil, fracking and is against anything that is not clean-energy. A good compromise would be to drill and focus the tax revenue derived from the drilling on improving photo-voltaic paint, tidal power, etc...

By the way this has nothing to do with capitalism - it may have something to do with corporatism but then fascism is not exactly capitalism is it? At least not the capitalism as described by its supporters - Menger, von Mises, Hayek, Samuelson. Now you may think they're mistaken - but at least address the points and views they raise and acknowledge that their conception of capitalism is not the tyranny that some make it out to be.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?

GLMDesigns Re:./ also p0wned by NSA (138 comments)

wish I had karma to mod you up.

Of course you're probably trolling to get mod points. ;-)

Or ... you're NSA trying to get a handle on all those subversives who agree with you.

about a year ago
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Private Business Will Not Open the Space Frontier

GLMDesigns Re:I suspect he's wrong. (580 comments)

Replied to the comment "The folks at Lockheed, Boeing, etc would be working for NASA if not for this incessant need to "privatize" everything. " The alternative is centralized government is it not? And if not - what?

about a year ago
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Private Business Will Not Open the Space Frontier

GLMDesigns Re:I suspect he's wrong. (580 comments)

Why do you fear private corporations and yet want to centralize everything in the government?

1 year,17 hours
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US Forces Ready To Strike Syria If Ordered

GLMDesigns Re:Here we go... (918 comments)

really? Who are getting the contracts? Where are your figures? Aren't you the same guy /sarc who said that the US went there to steal Iraqi oil? 10 yrs later ... where's the f..king oil?

1 year,3 days
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Will the Headless Ape Robot Win the DARPA Challenge?

GLMDesigns Re:hostile environment? (37 comments)

How about a congress without limits? Where they can pass anything they want? You want less hostility? You want to reduce the chances of the US becoming a police state? Then insist on limited government. We have a framework for that - it's called the constitution.

1 year,6 days
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Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

GLMDesigns Re:Forget ratings, measure ROI. (302 comments)

How is this comment "Off-topic"? Common moderator. I was answering Point 1 "1997 the government decided that people should not pay capital gain taxes on houses but should pay capital gain taxes on everything else"

1 year,7 days
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Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

GLMDesigns Re:Forget ratings, measure ROI. (302 comments)

Of course you pay capital gains on houses. Why do you think 1031 exchanges exist? Please.

1 year,7 days
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

GLMDesigns Re:so who to blame , wallst or govt or fiat money? (926 comments)

Hmmm. Don't think so. The survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not fatter than their contemporaries. In fact if they survived the first few years they lived as long as everyone else. This holds true for the 100+ people who had the misfortune (or great luck) to survive BOTH Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

1 year,9 days
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Instagram "Likes" Worth More Than Stolen Credit Cards

GLMDesigns Re:Do the CCs work? (106 comments)

You're correct I wasn't clear. The first, and most important thing, was that the cashier looked at the signature (on the card) while examining the customer signature. This had to be done each and every time with one exception - if it was a repeat customer. The organization was a moderately high-end fashion company (below Prada but above Macy's). Rarely did the clerk ASK for ID as that was off-putting to our clientelle. The data, that I saw, indicated that outright fraud (as opposed to serial returning or "borrowing") took place on charges above $1000.00. Therefore on 1000.00 charges the cashier had to write down the ID on a piece of paper. (Hence my job to remove paper.)

1 year,11 days
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Instagram "Likes" Worth More Than Stolen Credit Cards

GLMDesigns Re:Do the CCs work? (106 comments)

This isn't true. I worked for a retailer that had an physical presence and part of the workflow included looking at the signature.. The cameras looked down at the cashier and one of the first things that a manager would do if there was a charge reversal was to see if the cashier had looked at the ID. Our processing check list required that manager select whether or not the the cashier had reviewed the signature.

1 year,11 days
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Excess Coffee May Be Linked To Early Death

GLMDesigns Re:Make up your mind, dammit! (220 comments)

It's the inane hyperbole of science reporters that make the situation worse. Reporting and sensationalizing science news without taking things into context creates this yo-you effect. (As with most /.ers I did not RTFA so I'm assuming basic competence in the original study.)

1 year,14 days
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"451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites

GLMDesigns Re: This may work........ (255 comments)

This is why we need to stay informed and keep stressing the value of privacy and the 4th A (for those in the USA) when hiring elected officials. (ie voting)

1 year,14 days

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Copyright Ruling Rings With Echo of Betamax

GLMDesigns GLMDesigns writes  |  about a year and a half ago

GLMDesigns (2044134) writes ""When the Betamax videocassette recorder hit American living rooms in 1976, consumers, for the first time, could tape their favorite TV shows and watch them later. Hollywood hated it. ... The decisions had enormous implications for the media economy. The VCR gave way to the DVD player and the digital video recorder. Videotape gave the kiss of life to the low-budget independent film. From “Rip. Mix. Burn.” to YouTube, every step of the evolution of digital media has been affected by that decision.""
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Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It

GLMDesigns GLMDesigns writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GLMDesigns writes "Researchers tested people and then followed up by asking the subjects how they felt they did.

"For people at the bottom who are really doing badly — those in the bottom 10th or 15th percentile — they think their work falls in the 60th or 55th percentile, so, above average," Dunning told Life's Little Mysteries. The same pattern emerges in tests of people's ability to rate the funniness of jokes, the correctness of grammar, or even their own performance in a game of chess. "People at the bottom still think they're outperforming other people.""

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What Wikipedia Won't Tell You

GLMDesigns GLMDesigns writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GLMDesigns writes "According to Cary H. Sherman, a chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America we have all been mislead about SOPA. I quote:

Misinformation may be a dirty trick, but it works. Consider, for example, the claim that SOPA and PIPA were “censorship,” a loaded and inflammatory term designed to evoke images of crackdowns on pro-democracy Web sites by China or Iran. Since when is it censorship to shut down an operation that an American court, upon a thorough review of evidence, has determined to be illegal? When the police close down a store fencing stolen goods, it isn’t censorship, but when those stolen goods are fenced online, it is?

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