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Panda Poo Yields Key To Cheaper Biofuels

LockeOnLogic A good example of why not to kill of species (113 comments)

You never know what they might be good for. Personally, i'm for saving species more from a respect for the infinite complexity of nature. But if you want to convince a society ruled by corporate thinking, this is a strong example of why giving a crap about nature might be useful to the human race.

more than 3 years ago
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NYPD Anti-Terrorism Cameras Used For Much More

LockeOnLogic What's the false positive rate? (400 comments)

Are these things 100% correct? Any false positives would create tremendous hassles for drivers and waste police resources.

more than 3 years ago
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NYPD Anti-Terrorism Cameras Used For Much More

LockeOnLogic Re:Records retention? (400 comments)

Any policy with regards to retention of information is easily changed in the future. No matter what duration they state they will find/create justification to increase it at some point in the future.

more than 3 years ago
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Police Chief Teaches Parents To Keylog Kids

LockeOnLogic Re:cue 100% of comments... (505 comments)

I wish my children will have the judgement to figure things out without someone looking over their shoulders constantly. Teaching a child to recognize dangers will do far more than watching over their shoulders constantly. Mommy and daddy aren't going to be there forever to hold your hand.

more than 3 years ago
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Police Chief Teaches Parents To Keylog Kids

LockeOnLogic Won't someone please think of the children!! (505 comments)

I hate the notion that there are innumerable predators stalking children on the internet. The actual number of molestations ect barely registers on the actual list of dangers to a child. But it's just so scary in a parents mind that they will ignore real threats to their childrens lives. Fear triumphs over reality again!

more than 3 years ago
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Employer Demands Facebook Login From Job Applicants

LockeOnLogic Not always an option to not use facebook (434 comments)

So many posts here are about not using facebook, not having facebook ect... This isn't an option for everyone. A huge portion of my friends use facebook with ages that range from pre-pubescent family members to senior citizens. I have friends around the world with whom I'd have minimal communication if not for facebook. Facebook allows me to keep touch with my friends and acquaintances abroad and at home in a single place that they will check often (too often). I deprive myself socially by not having an account. I don't care for it, but so many people I know use it I have no option. I just avoid saying or posting anything anything remotely incriminating.

more than 3 years ago
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Germany Takes Legal Steps Against Facebook

LockeOnLogic From TFA (138 comments)

"Kohannes Caspar said his Hamburg data protection office had initiated legal steps that could result in Facebook being fined tens of thousands of euros for saving private information of individuals who don't use the site and haven't granted it access to their details."

I bet this is less than their monthly coffee expenses.

more than 4 years ago
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Methane-Trapping Ice May Have Triggered Gulf Spill

LockeOnLogic Re:interestingly, themselves sometimes touted (341 comments)

Yea cause that's just what we need, another source of fossil fuel to further delay action on the energy crisis.

more than 4 years ago
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Methane-Trapping Ice May Have Triggered Gulf Spill

LockeOnLogic Re:probably a bit ignorant here (341 comments)

Because there is a very large, very powerful industry whose best interests involve drilling.

more than 4 years ago
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Methane-Trapping Ice May Have Triggered Gulf Spill

LockeOnLogic When industry polices itself... (341 comments)

This is why government needs to step in and make industry take actions which affect the bottom line adversely but are in the public interest. Will the industry suffer and lose profits from added safety regulation and oversight? Of course. But those profits are unfairly being funded by the damage and suffering resulting from this kind of reckless corperate activity.

more than 4 years ago
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Mariposa Botmasters Sought Real Jobs After Arrest

LockeOnLogic This is not a black to white hat situation (92 comments)

RTFA this isn't a situtation of some reformed skilled hacker seek a job. These are a bunch of script kiddies trying to weasle their way into a job by pretending to be like Kevin Mitnick. After being turned away several times (justifiably) they then decided to threaten to expose a security vunerability they claimed to have discovered in the companies software. They are black hats through and through.

more than 4 years ago
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The Data-Driven Life

LockeOnLogic Re:Consillyness & FiSci (96 comments)

If you decided not to RTFA or say anything even remotely close to commenting on the subject, why the hell did you post?

more than 4 years ago
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The Data-Driven Life

LockeOnLogic Re:Article needs a course in experimental design (96 comments)

I guess it's unclear that i'm not trying to criticize the experimenter. It's the authors use of phrases like "good data set", "objective analysis", and "the data had delivered a verdict" that anger me.

more than 4 years ago
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The Data-Driven Life

LockeOnLogic Easy (96 comments)

Ask the megacloud to track the writing pretention quotient rate of change across social networking superintelligence thegoogle synergy.

more than 4 years ago
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The Data-Driven Life

LockeOnLogic Article needs a course in experimental design (96 comments)

Each little personal anecdote in the article makes my inner statistician scream.

Barooah wasn’t about to try to answer a question like this with guesswork. He had a good data set that showed how many minutes he spent each day in focused work. With this, he could do an objective analysis. Barooah made a chart with dates on the bottom and his work time along the side. Running down the middle was a big black line labeled “Stopped drinking coffee.” On the left side of the line, low spikes and narrow columns. On the right side, high spikes and thick columns. The data had delivered their verdict, and coffee lost.

Lookie! I made a graph and it shows something! It MUST be causation, there is no other explanation.

more than 4 years ago
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How Did Wikileaks Do It?

LockeOnLogic Re:How ironic... (973 comments)

Obviously, the ability to do some terrible things without accountability should be reserved for the government.

You've never been on a date have you? ;)

You must be new here, none of us have ever been on a date :)

more than 4 years ago
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How Did Wikileaks Do It?

LockeOnLogic I will not donate to any biased position (973 comments)

I agree and support the idea of wikileaks very strongly. But making a website called collateralmurder immediately makes me cringe. I would be more far inclined to support them if they adhered to policy of being unbiased. Present the story to me and let me form my own opinion. By donating to any biased site, I am using my money to support their opinion as well as their actions. That I do not want to do, for ANY opinion on the left, right, up, or down. I believe that a lack of bias is essential for journalistic integrity.

No matter what the story or what the source is, I will always wonder what filter it passed through before being posted. Sensationalist names weaken the persuasiveness of their postings to those of us that believe in real journalism. It seems that all forms of journalism feel the need to be more and more biased these days. I guess the public gets what they want. Not searching for truth, searching for someone to tell us what we already believe. I mourn the death of real journalism everyday.

Now before people start flaming me for being some conservative nutjob, let me say that in no way do I condone the actions of the soldiers, the subsequent attempt at a coverup, or the intimidate tactics used against the wikileaks staff.

more than 4 years ago
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How Did Wikileaks Do It?

LockeOnLogic Re:They also left out a good deal of context (973 comments)

If we assume this is correct, it in no way absolves the government for the subsequent coverup and use of gestapo intimidation tactics on the wikileaks staff.

more than 4 years ago

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