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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

Glarimore Re:lol (323 comments)

Forcing someone to provide information stored in their head is not the same as forcing someone to hand over a key to a door.

about two weeks ago
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The Fire Phone Debacle and What It Means For Amazon's Future

Glarimore Re:where did Amazon service suffer as a result? (155 comments)

And the S&P 500 went up 45% in that same time period. Meaning, that if you were invested in index funds you would have tripled your Amazon return.

Not such a great investment after all...

about three weeks ago
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Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here

Glarimore Re:"while not intended for production" (167 comments)

Phones are in the real world too, so I guess you bought a shitty car...? I'm afraid I don't get your point.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

Glarimore Re:Any actual examples? (598 comments)

The scenarios you mention are not analogous. With Apple, they are supplying (often forcing) a new version of iOS every year. In the desktop scenario, people usually upgrade their OS every 4-7 years (I mean shit -- I used Windows XP from 2001 until 2010!).

I, and I think most people, can bare to deal with the pain of upgrading and having applications break twice a decade, but refuse to deal with it happening every year and will take my business elsewhere if that is the situation.

about three weeks ago
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Norse Security IDs 6, Including Ex-Employee, As Sony Hack Perpetrators

Glarimore Re:Oh how great is this! (158 comments)

Except juries are well known to have convicted people of crimes which they haven't committed with less-than-bullet-proof evidence -- usually because the media had already crucified the defendant publicly before the trial even started.

Are you really going to sit by and let it build up until it's too late? Yeah, most likely you'll get a fat settlement. The downside risk, however, is spending ten years in jail for a crime you didn't commit. That gamble isn't worth it.

about a month ago
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Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

Glarimore Re:Hysteria (278 comments)

His point, which I think is a fair one, is that the definition of what constitutes an "enemy of the US" is going to vary a lot depending on who you ask. The US government, with the help of the media, has painted many groups/bodies, both foreign and domestic, as dangerous enemies of the state. And I, like GP, don't trust the US government and/or the NSA to define who is an "enemy of the US" in a reasonable way or with the proper checks/balances in place.

about a month ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Glarimore Re:What? (440 comments)

Fair, but when the Federal Government's power trumps that of the States more often than not ("Make your drinking age 21 or we take away your highway funding!"), living in one state is the same as another, so there is no point in moving.

about a month and a half ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

Glarimore Re:Beloved by Builders and Developers (178 comments)

I actually think Boston drivers are some of the best. I now live in Boston -- the roads aren't conducive to organized driving, so people ignore the rules when necessary for the sake efficiency and doing what makes sense. People honk to let people know their intention or to make themselves known when in a blind spot.

It beats the hell out of places like North Carolina, where drivers are classically bad (tailgating, no blinkers, drive way under the speed limit, stop on on-ramps, people don't know how to parallel park, etc.), but also impractical (no one will cross double yellow to go around a tractor, even with plenty of vision, because "it's against the law") and people take it personally when others honk, as if honking is only reserved solely for when you want to let someone know that you are flipping them the bird.

about 1 month ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

Glarimore Re:You shouldn't need insurance for most things (739 comments)

I believe limiting profit in that way will just lead to clever accounting -- a la Hollywood. I assure you, insurance companies will find a way to be making just under that threshold.

about 3 months ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Glarimore Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

...we should be bombing the fuck out of assholes who start conquering, looting and raping their neighbors like it was the middle ages! ...... We can't let that cancer grow - humanity mustn't slide back into barbarism.

Hahaha... Do you read what you write? These statement are about 3 sentences apart!

about 3 months ago
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Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

Glarimore Re:Hosted in the US? (98 comments)

Then I'd recommend some sort of RAID 5 scenario, where distributed parity allows for the image to be maintained even when one stripe is missing.

about 4 months ago
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Glarimore Re:The sad part is... (183 comments)

Citation for any of this? Why is this rated insightful? Because he said it is so?

about 4 months ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Glarimore Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (292 comments)

Their "service", which in most cases is simply allowing my xbox to connect to another -- for most games, one player's Xbox is hosting -- it's not like Microsoft servers are hosting the game for us or anything.

I use to play Halo 1 online for free using XBConnect. Paying a monthly fee to simply be routed to another user is ridiculous.

about 4 months ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Glarimore Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (292 comments)

Honestly, EVE is worth checking out for anyone who is into math, numbers, or science-fiction, even if only to be able to say that you "experienced EVE (spreadsheets online)."

In my opinion, it's the most brutal online game in existence -- one where scamming and causing other players misery is not discouraged, but is actually a valid in-game career-path.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Glarimore Re:Simple (610 comments)

Sell the cards (they'll typically only get you a few cents, but it adds up and it gets them out of your account), trade the coupons with your friends for coupons that actually interest you (a friend had a 90% off coupon for a game this weekend that semi-interested me). The coupon gave me a game for 70 cents, and my card sales paid for that.

But to do all of that probably take 30 minutes, taking into account the time required to learn how to do it and the fact that there isn't a bulk-sell option in Steam. With what most of the people here get paid, I'd much rather save myself the time, the hastle, and the clutter, and just spend the ten dollars.

I buy games so I can spend time playing them, not so I'm forced to spend time managing them.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Glarimore Re:Hot Damn! (730 comments)

So what are the features that the Apple 6 has that are either not present or not-as-polished in the Nexus 5?

about 5 months ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Glarimore Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

Apple was simply the first to put an SSD in a laptop (because they were prohibitively expensive at the time). The "ultrabook" would have happened with or without the Macbook Air.

about 5 months ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

Glarimore Re:Who signs the checks (371 comments)

So my engineering friend would often have to point out to people such as the accountant how things worked(as opposed how the salesman dreamed they worked) and that either one of them could fire anyone so if they tried picking a side they would be gone the next day.

I can't imagine working in that kind of an environment. That sounds awful.

about 5 months ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

Glarimore Re:That seems fair (371 comments)

Sure, but remember that you can only find the "succeed by risk" examples. Those who took the risk and won. The companies that took the risk and failed tanked and you never heard of them.

This is called Survivorship Bias.

about 5 months ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Glarimore Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

There's no reason to be contributing to that pool of bile anyway. Youtube comments are notoriously atrocious.

about 6 months ago

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