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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Jack9 Re:Hospitals require testing (661 comments)

Did not have the +1 for you today, sir.

about a week ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Jack9 Re:No way! (512 comments)

> Failing to define a term

The term is self-defined. Common sense. Common human sense(s). Not limited to, or originally stemming from, "parables" or "superstitions", et al.

about a week ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Jack9 Re:No way! (512 comments)

> Common sense is fearing something without understanding.

Continuing to try to redefine the concept to fit your beliefs, is disingenuous.

about a week ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Jack9 Re:No way! (512 comments)

> Common sense is wrong more than it's right.

This is inaccurate.

> It's only good for making guesses about things you don't understand, and is worthless for evaluating things you understand.

You are intentionally perverting the meaning. Conscious understanding is less used than common sense. You survive because of common sense, not despite it.

about a week ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Jack9 Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

> Fewer people working means fewer people paying income tax
> Fewer people working does mean fewer people filing taxes.
> Level of fraud is immaterial to that point.

Fewer people filing does not equal less work. They still have to calculate and decide to try to collect from non-filers and when to schedule that based on a predictive model paired with an existing workload. Which is easier, figuring out if your W2s match up with employers who have turned in theirs, or figuring out what you didn't claim (if there was something you omitted)? You really think the IRS doesn't care if you didn't make any money AT all for a year? You are required to file or the IRS takes additional action. Welcome to America. People who do not have legitimate incomes also tend to rise, which then lends to more fraud and more work to understand who misused who's social security numbers (sometimes random, sometimes stolen as mine has been) or who work for whom and what the record should reflect to produce the proper accountability for you as an individual. This includes fines, of course. I have seen it take about 5-7 years to catch up. Talk to a tax preparer or something before you see a fine for a few thousand dollars when you do get an income. Sometimes they are efficient enough to wait till you have money to try to do a takeback.

about a week ago
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Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

Jack9 Grr (257 comments)

reverting bad mod

about two weeks ago
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United and Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old Programmer For Compiling Public Info

Jack9 Re: tfa says carry-on, one-way (349 comments)

> you need two sets of one way tickets: JFK->Phoenix->elsewhere and Phoenix->JFK->somewhere else

You missed the opportunity where you can only save on half the trip and pay normally for the other half.

The idea is that even JFK->Phoenix->elsewhere and Phoenix->JFK , you still save money.

about a month ago
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Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

Jack9 My review (148 comments)

So there's a lot more gore and less funny than you would hope. Most of the movie is pretty lame after the Eminem interview, where you're still trying to figure out the movie's "style" and probably have a bit of hope left in you. Mostly it's a mish-mash of vignettes strung together to try to tell a boring story. Reminds me a lot of the terrible Dumb and Dumber To, but not as bad. I'm not sure that's a compliment. Go watch Top Five or the revamped TMNT, which are both better films.

about a month ago
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'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks

Jack9 Re:Does he stand a chance? (163 comments)

> Voting 3rd party just makes the problem worse.

In every way, it does not.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Jack9 Re:Land of the free (580 comments)

> Alternately, nobody I know had even heard of the movie before the hacks

In the US, it's was pretty hard to miss. From the media coverage over the last few months to the previews that have been in theaters since March. Not to mention that Seth Rogan has been talking about it since he started filming and James Franco since at least the last Planet of the Apes movie (where his character was barely included).

about a month and a half ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

Jack9 Re:Science does not work like that (329 comments)

> Papers that are not addressing AGW and take no position on AGW are irrelevant, no matter how many ad hominem labels you spew and assumptions you make.

That statement is incorrect. Such papers are specifically relevant. Scientific papers that do not take a position are not excluded as a factual record that serves as credible evidence. Irrelevancy would be based on insufficient rigor or correlation.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

Jack9 Re:counter-example? (161 comments)

> Taking it further, the prototypal approach to OO that JS uses is, without question, superior to the classical approach

Please point to the study that demonstrates this. I would argue the opposite.
Runtime definition of types (modifications to a prototype has the same effect) has never been shown to be more productive than static typing, so I have to question assertions that it's obviously true.

> Python would be examples of popular languages that would clearly be worse than JS on the web

Java on a browser wouldn't be Java anymore than javascript is (they share some syntax!). Any modern scripting language is going to have to deal with a browser environment in similar ways, so we can just treat them the same. Why isn't a scripting language appropriate? Yes you would have to design a syntax for portability and make a browser vm, but so what? That's part of implementing a language in what we currently have as a browser client.

about 2 months ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Jack9 Thoughts. (390 comments)

Looks like JJ can do action scenes but just throws in stuff "to make it interesting"...like a lightsaber cross-guard! Also the intro dialogue? Phantom Menace level bad.
The initial shot is obviously pre-finished. It slowly builds from raw to production level scenes. I have high hopes, but it will have bad parts.

about 2 months ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Jack9 Re:DebianNoob (450 comments)

> The day RH choices disturb any big company from their own ecosystem, they will be eaten alive.

If RH never made another release, there would be similar disruption.
That doom theorycrafting is irrelevant to my question.

> RH *is* a business, Debian is a community effort

That's also irrelevant. They are distros from a business standpoint. CentOS being interchangeable with Fedora since forever. How they came to be is a footnote.

My question was about relative usage and some way to measure that metric other than guesswork, as a challenge to the assertion that RH is "a marginal player". systemd adoption in RH is mentioned in 100% of the "discussions" on the topic. So someone here is showing bias.

If you were going to address the issue in an objective manner, you might note Debian, tends to identify itself when you run fingerprinting on servers (e.g. Apache and Nginx). Debian tends to be the most common identifier! Nobody believes the bulk of the responses (with no OS identifiers) are all non-RH (some will be slack, some debian, some gentoo, whatever), so that's an interesting metric that isn't definitive.

I think I understood completely. Attempting to derail into some form of "RH can be replaced" discussion, is of no interest to me.

This discussion didn't seem to pan out any better than previous attempts to verify that there is a more prolific distro.
Calling RH a marginal player is simply disingenuous, as of today.

about 3 months ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Jack9 Re:DebianNoob (450 comments)

> You know only Debian developers are allowed to vote, right?

Anyone can become one.

about 3 months ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Jack9 Re:DebianNoob (450 comments)

> I'm a FreeBSD/OpenBSD user, some of the development of Nginx was done in FreeBSD, and you don't even see packages for it in your list. See the flaw in your methodology?

No, I don't. Reduced earnings isn't an indicator of reduced use. Poor Debian at 0!
EC2 alone guarantees Debian installations are vastly outnumbered, unless you can show me some data to the contrary.
There are some marketplace images for server setups that are specifically Debian.
I mean give me something, anything to point to, not just "red hat isn't making enough money".

about 3 months ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Jack9 Re:DebianNoob (450 comments)

> And then, Red Hat, 1.5B
> So yes, there's evidence that Red Hat is a small fish in the pool.

And Debian is 0. I'm not convinced this is a useful metric.

about 3 months ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Jack9 Re:DebianNoob (450 comments)

I know this is off topic but...

> When RH (which is, both in business model and revenue, a small player in the IT panorama)

I continue to hear this and see absolutely no evidence of it. I see evidence to the contrary, in the US, India and Europe, over the last 20 years.
Generally, it's RPM/RH that is first listed. It's not alphabetical. This isn't because they are lucky. The simple explanation is that RH is the most frequently used and therefore put at the top as a simple matter of UI layout (most common choices go to the top of a list, within reason).

Let's just pull some random packages out of the web -

RH nearest top:
http://www.aerospike.com/downl...
http://dev.nuodb.com/download-...
http://wiki.nginx.org/Install
http://cassandra.apache.org/do... (rpm mentioned before deb)

Debian nearest top:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads...

This is a fun game, pick me a list that shows more Debian love!
I would like to keep a pulse on things but I just don't see this assertion (that RH is the marginal market) bearing out as anything but wishful thinking.

about 3 months ago

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