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Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

Major Ralph Psycho Pass (146 comments)

And before long they'll be labeling people as latent criminals and locking them up before they ever even commit a crime.

about a month ago

Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Major Ralph Re:I hope this surprises no one,.. (68 comments)

Interestingly enough, SSNs were never supposed to be used for identification/authentication keys. My father still has an old card that still has "Not to be used for identification" printed on it.

about 2 months ago

Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

Major Ralph Re:What? (45 comments)

Same, it sounds like it could be pretty neat. Though I wonder what they consider to be a "music expert."

about 3 months ago

Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

Major Ralph Re:$507.03 (150 comments)

Missed a decimal place there buddy, it's $5070.31

about 3 months ago

4K Ultra HD Likely To Repeat the Failure of 3D Television

Major Ralph I want my games to have all the pixels! (559 comments)

I can understand why 4k televisions may not take off, but 4k monitors will definitely be a big deal. Just look at how AMD and NVIDIA are gearing up their GPUs to support it.

about a year ago

New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise

Major Ralph The alternative (492 comments)

Or you know, people could just go outside for a walk.

about a year ago

Info Leak Wars To Get Messier

Major Ralph Viscosity (350 comments)

wolves are less viscous

Oh my! If wolves are less viscous, I think that makes them much more terrifying than hyenas. I don't like the idea of fluid(ish) animals sneaking up on me.

about a year ago

Obama's Privacy Reform Panel Will Report To ... the NSA

Major Ralph Re:Democracy has failed (569 comments)

I really like this idea. However, instead of having it be completely random, why not have subject matter experts randomly chosen to create legislature related to their subject. i.e. Teachers drafting education bills, economists drafting bills related to the well being of the economy. There's nothing worse than people making laws about things they don't understand, present congress included.

about a year ago

Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

Major Ralph Edison = Jobs (692 comments)

Edison was a dick who took credit for work that his underlings did. Jobs is of the same cut.

about a year ago

Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

Major Ralph Results (537 comments)

My confidence in this actually accomplishing anything is zero.

about a year ago

Snowden Gave 15,000 Documents to Glenn Greenwald; Obama Cancels Russia Summit

Major Ralph Re:Congress considers Snowdon to be a whistleblowe (531 comments)

I don't think Obama/Biden have kept any of those listed promises. If that's not a giant cockslap to the face of Americans, I don't know what is.

about a year ago

NRA Launches Pro-Lead Website

Major Ralph Re:non sequitur (780 comments)

Says the AC...

about a year ago

Bradley Manning and the 'Hacker Madness' Scare Tactic

Major Ralph Re:Don't they have to understand the case? (169 comments)

No, we assume that every word in any Bible anyone can read is false because it is complete bollocks..."

The NT (Gospels in particular) can be seen as a reasonable historical account. There would be no reason for the authors (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John) to reword things like what Jesus said. Can we reasonably assume that to the best of their memory, that is what he said? Yes we can. Especially since we take other authors words on far less controversial topics that were written hundreds of years afterwards instead of just 30.

about a year ago

Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

Major Ralph ITT: (256 comments)

People getting real butthurt over nothing.

about a year ago

How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay

Major Ralph Re:So What (336 comments)

Impossible to fix it.

Americans are too fucking stupid to fix it.

Pick one

about a year ago

Drilling Might Be Getting a Bad Rap For Indonesia's Ongoing "Mud Volcano"

Major Ralph Aliens (31 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but all I can see is that Earth has been trying to contact aliens long before we ever have.

about a year ago

Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement

Major Ralph Re:Print shops? (166 comments)

Simple, add in a clause that if you are selling said works, then it's more than a misdemeanor. This proposed law is really intended to protect the everyday joe from litigation.

about a year ago

ICANN Approves First Set of New gTLDs

Major Ralph Re:If they wanted it (106 comments)

If I had mod points, you would have them.

about a year ago

IQ Test Pegs ConceptNet 4 AI About As Smart As a 4-Year-Old

Major Ralph Re:Misleading crap (121 comments)

And why do you give a shit?

about a year ago

HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player

Major Ralph Penalties (364 comments)

And this is precisely why there needs to be penalties in place for false DMCA takedown requests.

about a year ago


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