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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Jawnn Re:Number of interviews... (378 comments)

It's that most "tech" workers suck. If you want to hire someone who actually knows their stuff, you gotta pick them right out of school...

'Cuz old people could never have "da skillz", right? Un-fiucking-believable...

yesterday
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

Jawnn Re:Very surprised to read this. (108 comments)

Thought that was settled. Stabilizing victims for transport has been SOP in Germany, and has been shown to provide worse outcome than the simple get-them-into-the-ER approach previously favored in the states.

[citation needed]

yesterday
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Jawnn Re:LMFTFY (536 comments)

You will assume room temperature far before hydrocarbons run out.

[citation needed] ..., and please, don't trot out the the magical a-biogenic nonsense. [quote] The existence of hydrocarbons on Titan, a moon of Saturn, and venting from the deepest oceans points to the probability that hydrocarbons don't have anything more to do with fossils than anything else in the earth's crust.

LOL. Sorry I bothered with the warning. I see you've got something even better than magic. We'll jes commence ta drillin' on Titan. Yeah, that's definitely going to be a commercially successful venture.

yesterday
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

Jawnn Re:Article and Summary are Baseless (108 comments)

Retired PM here...
Amen, brother. Comparing survival rates of in-hospital cardiac arrest cases and pre-hospital cardiac arrest cases is an absurd comparison. The are not the same population, at all. Given the mean response time for ALS to reach the arrest patient in the field, a 10% number is impressive. Definitive care is definitive care and the sooner it is delivered, the better the outcome, period. Adding the transport delay the time to definitive care will drive survival rates down. This has been well-established for decades. Sanghavi's conclusions are, to say the least, worthless.

yesterday
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Jawnn LMFTFY (536 comments)

"Renewable energy technologies, as they exist today, simply won't work."
So, what? We should stop pursuing them altogether?

yesterday
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Jawnn Re:Investment in our Future (152 comments)

(much typing that borders on wild speculation deleted...) The taxpayer's investment will be paid back many times over from higher economic activity.

In what world will that happen? Maybe you didn't get the memo, but "trickle down economics" has been shown to be just so much B.S.

2 days ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Jawnn Honest, honey... (182 comments)

...I would never have done something like that.

2 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Jawnn Re:It's more of a statement about NYC (472 comments)

Your argument is exactly what they used to say about why apartheid was needed, and also why they justified dictatorial policing - and it was very effective...

...at enforcing a whole lot of laws that actually defined apartheid. In other words, it wasn't the policing that made apartheid evil, it was the notion (codified into law) that people deserved different things because of the color of their skin. We don't have that.

2 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Jawnn Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (472 comments)

What exactly do you gain by consenting to an illegal request of a power they do not have?

What you gain is the opportunity (because you didn't get shot in the head) to use the system to punish those who've abused their power. If you think that belligerence is the only proper response to such abuses, you've already lost.

2 days ago
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Class-Action Suit Claims Copyright Enforcement Company Made Harassing Robo-calls

Jawnn You people still don't get it. (67 comments)

Regulations, like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, are for little people. This is about corporate profit and we will decide which regulations we will observe and which we will ignore. And if you don't like it, by your own legislators and regulators.

Regards,
Your Friends at RIAA/MPAA

2 days ago
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Jawnn Son of a bitch... (152 comments)

Can you say pork? How about, complete waste of taxpayers' money? If the mythical free market wants to speculate on the profitability of asteroid mining, fine, but make them do it on their own fucking dime.

2 days ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

Jawnn Re:This is the voice of world control. (102 comments)

Cool! I was immediately thinking of Dr. Forbin's misadventure when I read the summary. Yeah, so what could possibly go wrong with letting the machines take more of role in securing themselves from "unauthorized access"?

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Jawnn Re:"Acceptable"? WTF? (554 comments)

How could anyone, in 2014, have thought this was acceptable?

"Acceptable"? Was the First Amendment declared null and void, while I was sleeping? What do you mean by "acceptable", mister thought-policeman?

If burning American flag, calling for killing of the sitting President, or publicly defecating on a police car is acceptable, having a book with a hare-brained bimbo as one of the characters certainly is too.

Exactly. You, and Barb, and Mattel are free to say unacceptable things all day long. You are free to try to place those utterings on any media you can find, but you are most certainly not guaranteed the right to use someone else's media for that purpose. You are also not protected from having your utterings labeled as "unacceptable", racist, misogynist, "of Satan", or any other term. Get over it.

5 days ago
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Interviews: Ask Adora Svitak About Education and Women In STEM and Politics

Jawnn Re:So ... (148 comments)

Shouldn't you be crying into your pillow and lamenting how having a tiny penis and a small brain has handicapped you and the world is against you?

Seriously, grow up and get a life.

Penis jokes, and then it has the temerity to tell someone to "grow up"... Further comment hardly seems sporting.

5 days ago
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Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

Jawnn Re:Split Comcast in two (135 comments)

Separate the ownership of the infrastructure (fibers, wires) and the ownership of the service providing regardless of area/company.

Yep. Make the infrastructure a public utility. That is the only solution that makes sense in a market where a natural monopoly exists. With a truly robust infrastructure in place, true competition can exist, on a level playing field. Of course, the so called "conservatives" will resist this at every turn, because they don't really believe in free markets, they just like to give lip service to it because it sells votes in Tea Party land like nobody's business.

about two weeks ago
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Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

Jawnn Re: Split Comcast in two (135 comments)

And yet we have a KENYAN in the oval office. Lmfao, at least Arnie is honest about where he was born.

[citation needed]
Sorry, I know that "citation" is a big word to Tea Party types. No, it's not the thing you get for speeding.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

Jawnn Re:In other words. (127 comments)

I'm sure that's how you remember it being presented on Fox News. The reality is rather different.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

Jawnn Re:In other words. (127 comments)

The rules that the FCC implemented that prevents someone from saying "fuck you" on the radio, or broadcast television, came about from a single complaint back in the 70's.

Thirty years later, and four million times more complaints were filed about net neutrality, and they're still dragging their feet.

THAT should put some perspective of democracy into this.

Yeah, as in "Fuck you, citizens. We don't work for you."

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

Jawnn Re:In other words. (127 comments)

Explain precisely how Republicans shut down the government. Wouldn't that be something the executive branch does?

They did it by refusing to pay the bills. Literally. Wake the fuck up and pay attention to how your country is being governed. Or were you just being deliberately disingenuous?

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

Jawnn Re:In other words. (127 comments)

I don't think Congress could zero out the FCC's budget without severe repercussions.

This isn't to say that Congress WOULDN'T do this. Many politicians seem to be of the opinion "we will oppose the other party's efforts even if it means destroying the government and people's lives in the process." I almost would like to see them try this only to have it massively blow up in their face.

It hasn't yet. Indeed, it clearly has not harmed the party whose leaders clearly stated that obstructionism would be SOP for them. You go with what works. Right?

about two weeks ago

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EFF Sues NSA, Justice Department, FBI

Jawnn Jawnn writes  |  about a year ago

Jawnn (445279) writes "The Washington Post reports that the EFF has filed suit in Federal Court in San Francisco, on behalf of multiple groups. Those groups include, "...Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates..." Apparently, not everyone out there is believing the "If you have nothing to hide..." excuses being offered up from various government quarters."

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