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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

GoCrazy Re:Chain Link Enclosure (521 comments)

I don't think we can make chain link fences that high.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

GoCrazy Why... (435 comments)

Why would autonomous cars, ones that are programmed to obey traffic laws, be their first go to?

"I'm going to rob this bank...and then automatically stop at this red light."

about 2 months ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

GoCrazy Re:The Internet is meant to be anonymous (238 comments)

I have a unique name IRL, but I never thought using it was a problem because while I did have discussions online, I made a point to not say anything controversial or trollish. If only my own intentions were what mattered, right? A woman on Buzzfeed didn't think so. She disagreed with me, but disagreeing wasn't enough. She looked up where I worked and sent messages to my company saying that I was saying disgusting things on the internet. I got called into the HR to notify me about this. I didn't get in trouble, of course, because I never said anything "disgusting".

But it did get me thinking about who would be so petty as to pull real life and real reputations into an online discussion where my arguement should be my words and not whether I'd stake my job on it.

I don't know about you, but I don't go around my office discussing politics, sex, religion, or any polarizing topics. My opinions on those are something I try to keep separate from my professional relationships. My personality isn't defined by my opinions on topical subjects; I don't find myself to be hypocritical for not announcing my views to everyone I know. The aforementioned type of person, is someone who doesn't understand this. Someone who can't comprehend that not sharing does not mean lying. Someone who believes this so deeply that they take it upon themselves to "expose the truth" as a selfless act to save others.

This actually sounds a lot like you. I make a point to stay away from people like you.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy

GoCrazy Re:No effort to avoid targetting suicidal individu (160 comments)

According to the study, two parallel experiments were conducted, one where positive comments were reduced and one where negative comments were reduced. They weren't exposing them to any additional "negative material".

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy

GoCrazy Re:We're Sorry (160 comments)

It all started as a largely ignored paper

Can you really qualify that as being caught though?

about 3 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

GoCrazy Re:So they are selecting for Autism? (561 comments)

Unfortunately they have no been able to study this yet because, and someone inform Al-Qaeda, this is where the 72 virgins are.

about 3 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

GoCrazy Re:94%, really? (710 comments)

The article is kind of all over the place. While it provides no proof that less hours worked means a better economy, it quote some studies that find taking more vacation hours boost productivity and lowers turnover. But to quote The Office:

Jan: How would a movie increase productivity, Michael? How on earth would it do that?
Michael Scott: People work faster after.
Jan: Magically.
Michael Scott: No. They have to, to make up for the time they lost watching the movie.

about 3 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

GoCrazy Re:94%, really? (710 comments)

I work at an engineering consulting firm and it's around that, if not higher. If people work during lunch and then leave an hour later everyday, that's already 50 hours a week.

about 3 months ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

GoCrazy Re:Guy is a moron (358 comments)

For a few minutes anyway. The signal jammer moves with the guy's car.

about 3 months ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

GoCrazy Re:Guy is a moron (358 comments)

Consider this: A driver who does not receive texts will not check their texts.

about 3 months ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

GoCrazy Re:Administrators (538 comments)

While that may be true at your town's middle school, university faculty to administrator ratios are different. Western Washington University did some sampling. A graph on page 4 shows that it's about a 1:1 ratio.

about 2 months ago
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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

GoCrazy No (218 comments)

It's not a car.

That's a cage. That's a car.

about 3 months ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

GoCrazy Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

As a Chinese American, and not that I can speak for all but I think most share my experience, growing up without English speaking parents meant I wasn't exactly taught eloquence or English social convention. Yet other Asian Americans and I are 3 times over-represented in the STEM fields.

And can you tell me with a straight face that tech workers are hired for their interpersonal skills?

about 3 months ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

GoCrazy Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

I know I can't for minorities, especially since despite making up 6% of the US population, Asian Americans make up 30% of Google's employees. And that despite making up 71% of the US population, "whites" only make up 61% of Google's employees. In general STEM fields, Asian Americans make up 15% while whites make up 70%.

My conclusion is that certain races are attracted to different fields, Asians moreso to tech, whites are neutral, and other races less so to tech, and that passion contributes to their qualifications. My social commentary is that judging a field by their attractiveness to certain races trivializes the effort those workers put in to go into that line of work, when social pressure prioritizes an innate and unchangeable trait over life choices.

about 3 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

GoCrazy Well (1040 comments)

We could sit here and just theorize about what's going to happen but...this is a rare clear cut chance to see the effects of an above estimated living wage minimum wage. Who else is excited? Maybe we can learn from what goes wrong and apply a modified technique to cities with similar demographics?

We're all STEM workers here. Where's the excitement?

about 4 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

GoCrazy Re:Economists may disagree on the macro results, b (1040 comments)

2. Few will want to work full time at $15, because it will mean that they lose SNAP eligibility.

Assuming they work full time, but I see your point.

about 4 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

GoCrazy Re:Sweden (1040 comments)

Both of you are such wow. It's almost as if the general nature of corrupt people is to steal from others to pay for their own luxury goods regardless of what political stance they represent on their face

about 4 months ago
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Small Genetic Change Responsible For Blond Hair

GoCrazy Re:Blonde Scientists? (125 comments)

I think they replaced the silent J.

about 4 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

GoCrazy Can you say... (370 comments)

Streisand effect?

If this law is only applicable to Google, aren't the links still accessible from the hosting server and search results from other sites like Yahoo, Bing, or Tor?

about 4 months ago

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AT&T's Next Phone Upgrade Plans are a Huge Ripoff

GoCrazy GoCrazy writes  |  about 6 months ago

GoCrazy (1608235) writes "AT&T unveiled its new Next plan today, which allows you to pay a small monthly fee for the privilege of upgrading your phone every year without a down payment. It's an obvious response to T-Mobile's Jump plan, which costs $10 a month and allows for an upgrade every six months. Both plans sound like a great idea: you'll get a new phone much faster than before, without having to pay full price up front or resigning your contract every time.

The big differences with AT&T's Next plan are that it costs anywhere from $15 to $50 a month depending on which phone you buy, and also that it's an absolutely clear ripoff designed to cheat customers into paying full price for their phone without actually buying anything."

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"Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" Inspires Solar-Powered Biochar-Byproduct Toilet

GoCrazy GoCrazy writes  |  about 6 months ago

GoCrazy (1608235) writes "Despite our penchant for diposing waste into potable water for environmental engineers to clean, a University of Colorado Boulder team is designing a solar-powered, on-the-spot waste sanitizing toilet.

The self-contained, waterless toilet, designed and built using a $777,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has the capability of heating human waste to a high enough temperature to sterilize human waste and create biochar, a highly porous charcoal, said project principal investigator Karl Linden, professor of environmental engineering. The biochar has a one-two punch in that it can be used to both increase crop yields and sequester carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.

The University of Colorado submission is one of four winners in round 2 of the "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge"."

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