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Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

Krishnoid Well, it's a tool. (188 comments)

If you have a moral compass, it can help you determine the right thing to do and the right path to follow. And (cynically) based on your company's risk tolerance for the type and amount of bad PR, it can help you determine how far to deviate from that path.

yesterday
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Carmakers Promise Not To Abuse Drivers' Privacy

Krishnoid Re:Pinky swear? (98 comments)

Sure, most of this may be PR driven, but the fact is that ALL of the major automakers signed off on this document

If they can all agree on this, why can't/don't they lobby for it as a formal law or regulation?

about a week ago
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New Book Argues Automation Is Making Software Developers Less Capable

Krishnoid Re:time to forum a union (212 comments)

Or have robots form a union, then have management outsource the work to humans as a cheaper labor solution.

about two weeks ago
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New Book Argues Automation Is Making Software Developers Less Capable

Krishnoid Re:Better tools isn't the problem... (212 comments)

There's a big debate in Medicine about following best practices and if just following algorithms would work better. Some note it would reduce unneeded tests and procedures. Others have noted that actually, doctors are much better at noting when something is going really wrong and that following a script could lead to unnecessary deaths that would be avoided by relying on clinical judgment.

At least one US doctor tried implementing something like a precursor to this and got some pretty interesting results.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Krishnoid Re:They ARE a utility. (704 comments)

I'm pretty sure if government gains more regulatory control over the internet, speed will continue to lag our peers, quality will go down and price will go up.

Does that also mean that government also can legally or statutorily monitor metadata/communications in the name of 'regulation' or 'oversight'? I don't completely understand what 'regulation' means in this context.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Krishnoid Re:What does God need with a starship? (461 comments)

Clearly no one would bother the Almighty just to say "I approve of how you plan to have all things develop, keep up the good work",

I'd think the Almighty would appreciate that kind of positive feedback at least once in a while. You know, so it's not just a *constant* stream of requests and complaints.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Makes Office Mobile Editing Free As in Freemium

Krishnoid Sounds like a good freemium model (98 comments)

Starting today, whether you're using an Office app on Android or iOS, you can create and edit content without an Office 365 subscription.

"I see you're trying to save the document you've created and edited. Would you like help in subscribing to Office 365?"

about two weeks ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Krishnoid Re:Gay? (764 comments)

I don't care, I voted for him because I hated Sarah Palin not be cause I wanted a 'black' president.

Half black president.

about three weeks ago
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A Mixed Review For CBS's "All Access" Online Video Streaming

Krishnoid Re:Price of commercials (85 comments)

I'd never heard of it before the news came out.

I'm embarrassed to admit that you're ahead of me on this count -- I hadn't heard that Amazon was running a profit in the first place.

about three weeks ago
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"Dance Your Ph.D." Finalists Announced

Krishnoid Not entirely frivolous (19 comments)

In a way, this helps connect scientists and the layperson:

  • It's associating a very familiar visual form with frequently abstract, difficult-to-visualize topics in a way that makes scientific results (I'm stretching here) a little more accessible to the layperson
  • The layperson can see that scientists who live in their brains and lab much of the time also express themselves in a universal human way
  • For the scientists, it has them consider their research and work in something other than the classical scientific context. While many scientists have artistic talents, in a way this has them consider something functional and concrete in a more aesthetic form. You could say that artists do this when representing reality in an abstract way; this is similar, except with the reality here being otherwise inaccessible to human senses and experience due to its size, speed, location, etc.

about three weeks ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

Krishnoid Re:Good luck with that (308 comments)

First off, Basic Training. Is there going to be a "cyber warrior only" camp for that?

Possibly. But we should absolutely get an animated series about it.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Partners With Docker

Krishnoid For once, they hit the mark (104 comments)

Our favorite company can finally put out a marketing campaign truly worthy of their name:

"Microsoft is pants."

about a month ago
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Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

Krishnoid Re:Pounds (72 comments)

99 pounds of fuel on the jet,
99 pounds of fuel,

about a month ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Krishnoid Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong

, dumbass.

about a month ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Krishnoid Re:Umm (239 comments)

Well, of course they love it -- they're one homogeneous mass, after all. It's only the ones not part of that mass who don't appreciate being lumped together.

about a month ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

Krishnoid Re:20 years there was no index (144 comments)

20 years ago if you were caught giving a hand job to a guy in a corner, maybe youw ere drunk or whatnot, maybe it would ruin your life for a year or two but that would be over ... A society which does not forget is one which will not forgive minor transgression.

20 years from now, when the children born into the Internet are now middle-aged and running the show, and everybody will have their childhood indiscretions readily visible, will this still hold? Or will it be so commonplace that nobody will really care? Or will those who don't have anything juicy to show from their childhood be more a curiosity, rather than the status quo?

about a month ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

Krishnoid Re:Alum Crystal (70 comments)

Another minor benefit of the crystal stick -- impossible to identify as a 'paste' in your carry-on luggage.

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Krishnoid Re:On Grounds of Standing Alone.... (385 comments)

One can't file on behalf of another (unless they are a legal guardian or hold a power of attorney), and the plaintiffs also can't show any personal harm to themselves.

They had standing due to special circumstances; in this situation they were allowed to file the case pro-bono(bo).

about a month and a half ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

Krishnoid Re:Plot line (238 comments)

Or, in some cases, eventually figures out how to make tea.

about a month and a half ago

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Krishnoid Krishnoid writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Slifox, I have a question about one of your postings -- would you email me at 'krishnoid+slifox+pig' at gmail so I can ask you a question?

Much appreciated.

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