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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Tired of this shit (437 comments)

And no, I'm not the OP.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Tired of this shit (437 comments)

TL;DR version: "Fuck you...I treat everybody with respect and expect the same in return."

2 days ago
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Martin Jetpack Closer To Takeoff In First Responder Applications

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Not a disruptive technology (55 comments)

"Occupy THIS, you bunch of hippies!"

about a month ago
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Martin Jetpack Closer To Takeoff In First Responder Applications

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Not a disruptive technology (55 comments)

Nah, if they sell the MRAP, how will they carry the Martin not-Jetpack to the scene of the event? I think they will buy an EXTRA MRAP for this thing.

about a month ago
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Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:This is safe? (198 comments)

...trains the immune system to kill cells which look like they have ebola.

So, the solution to Ebola involves profiling? Geez. /s

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:net neutrality isn't protocol agnosticism (200 comments)

This. Absolutely.

The article gave a bad explanation of the requirements for video, as noted by other posters here. Nevertheless, it is true that video-streaming has different requirements than two-way voice calls, which both have different requirements than a Tor relay. These can each be enhanced by appropriate optimization, as the parent describes.

The "neutrality" is about the identities of the provider and the consumer, not about the type of data.

about a month and a half ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:What do you vote for? (551 comments)

While the lower house elections has options of about 15 political parties, only about 7 have a serious chance of getting seats.

Wow. More than two viable political parities? We in the U.S. can only dream of that. The Democrats and Republicans have so rigged the national debate that it is difficult for anyone else to play. Literally, the presidential debates used to be hosted by the League of Women Voters, and involved more that two parties, and some actually interesting questions. Now the "debates" are not run by LWV, and are controlled, captured, and pre-arranged. Only the two major parties can get in.

about a month and a half ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

ItsJustAPseudonym Misread the title (238 comments)

Okay, this makes sense now.

I totally misread the title as "favorite CHICKbait hook". Imagine my confusion at options such as "You'll be shocked at what happens next ...".

about 2 months ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Ironic, isn't it (981 comments)

Thats II true!

about 3 months ago
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How to become a complacent software developer?

ItsJustAPseudonym Maybe not complacency (1 comments)

In reading your narrative, I'm struck by two thoughts:
1. You are writing about the "effects of complacency", but I think you are really describing the "effects of incompetence" in your boss. (I only have your assessment to go on, though. For all I know, he may be avoiding some new fads instead of "industry best practices". Maybe you could give some examples?)

2. You claim that you are getting complacent, but you aren't writing as if you are complacent. You sound like you are interested in the situation. Therefore, I think it's in your grasp to do something about this, if you want.

Here's the thing: You seem to already have awareness of the issues, and to care about them. The question is, what are you prepared to do about it? Are you prepared to help fix things? Then you probably could step up and take more control, and maybe do a better job than your manager. Your situation is not just a problem, it is an opportunity. You need to slowly-but-surely improve things.

You may need to be slightly subversive. Make some small process improvements as a team, independently, with little cost but with clear benefit. You guys figure it out. You lead it, if you can. When things start getting better, you tell the company how and why. Profit.

If you don't step up, then you are probably complacent. But I think it's largely up to you.

Good luck.

about 3 months ago
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Natural immunity (122 comments)

Your sig is pretty funny, in this context.

This too shall pass.

about 3 months ago
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Natural immunity (122 comments)

That was an extensive answer. Honest (non-trolling) question: What field do you work in? Anything to do with epidemiology?

about 3 months ago
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Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare

ItsJustAPseudonym Overall... (76 comments)

“The overall effect of networking on individual welfare is significantly negative,” they conclude.

Well, that explains a lot.

about 4 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Simple (701 comments)

I think "Jesus fucking christ this is pathetic" sounds like more of a "post-action phrase".

about 5 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

ItsJustAPseudonym "Theory has it this will work." (701 comments)

That phrase usually justifies most actions. (Not the ones that are contradicted by theory, but you can't have everything.)

about 5 months ago
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The Hacking of NASDAQ

ItsJustAPseudonym A nation-state? Baloney. (76 comments)

Look no further than a too-big-to-fail company, e.g. Goldman Sachs.

about 5 months ago

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Census figures show divorce-rates, by U.S. state

ItsJustAPseudonym ItsJustAPseudonym writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ItsJustAPseudonym writes "Yahoo reports that the U.S. census has provided a list of divorce rates for 2008. This list is broken-down state-by-state.

And the big winner is: Nevada, with 14.2 percent! No surprise there, given the whole instantaneous-wedding-in-Vegas phenomenon.

On the other end of the spectrum is North Dakota, with 8.1 percent. Maybe people in North Dakota have to stay together for warmth?"

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