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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Meeni Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (434 comments)

No, the problem is not with permanent tenure or whatnot. When they are reported, they are dealt with appropriately. The problem is that the cost of reporting is very high for victims, as they may not be able to complete their Ph.D. which is costing them tens of thousands (if not more) in lost future revenues, and 3 or 4 years of their life. So many can be effectively coerced into staying silent, because the cost is too high.

yesterday
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Meeni Well.... (424 comments)

What you call "claryfying their marketing point" I call false advertisement. As your second point about Android people, first that's not true (I for one is an Apple customer on other products), and second, if you let a bad apple (haha) in the basket, you know what happens. If Apple can play false advertisement without retorsion, other companies will follow to remain relevant, and before we know it, all advertisements will be smoke and mirrors and full of lies, including those for non-Apple devices, and it would have started by letting one company get away with it. Wether you care about buying the device or not is irrelevant about the legitimacy of pointing that the ad is fake, as this is relevant for the health of the whole industry.

4 days ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Meeni Dragnet (129 comments)

How is this not an invasion of privacy when the police is taking records of where everybody is going at all times, w/o probable cause or warrant ?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?

Meeni USENIX, SuperComputing (131 comments)

You should try these 2: USENIX and SuperComputing. They are the most enjoyable for a non-academic to attend.

about a month and a half ago
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French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

Meeni Re:Um... good for whom in the US? (111 comments)

Yes, but that's exactly what the broadband and GSM US market needs. This is an encroached bunch of crooks with sleezy marketing practices and a captive market. The prices are artificially high, there is little to no competition (except for recent Tmo moves in feb that have resulted in an across the board slash in prices at all operators). The fact that Free is not "so good anymore" because others have matched is exactly what is exciting. I am actually happy with ATT wireless, technically, but not about the price of the service, and the fact that a $75 bill becomes a $100 bill with bogus "tax recovery" BS minilines and overarges for pretty much looking wrong at the phone.

about a month and a half ago
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French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

Meeni Re:Um... good for whom in the US? (111 comments)

20 euros is inclusive of taxes. France taxes are not super heavy, but still on the upper side, and I'd bet US taxes are lower overall.

When I lived in France I had Free. Excellent service, very disruptive market strategy. I'm very excited with the news. I'd switch in an eyelash.

about a month and a half ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Meeni Re:Wow. Terrble Turn. (752 comments)

Unilateral sanctions are useless if the major trade partner doesn't go along. Russian trade is ridiculously euro-centric. If the US embargo Russia but the europeans do not, this has no effect, a vague blip on the graph.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Meeni Re:Translation: Slash 18K jobs, apply for 18K H-1B (383 comments)

You do not know what you are talking about, and you are wrong. The forms are checked, and very often acceptance is conditional to an increase in salary. The administration do check the numbers and is not shy of bumping the salary requirement to match prevailing wages.

about 2 months ago
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EFF To Unveil Open Wireless Router For Open Wireless Movement

Meeni Opposite problem (184 comments)

Why would I trust your wifi to start with ? It's name is "freewififorall" and I should hope it is not a honeypot to eavesdrop my credit card number when it is transiting on the wire(less), or scan my open ports if I connect ?

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Unveil Experimental 36-Core Chip

Meeni Spin Ph.Ds? (143 comments)

MIT is expert a making these sort of PR stunts were they claim they invented something novel when they replicate some boring old result from 10yr ago. Well, here it is 30yr ago.

about 3 months ago
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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

Meeni Re:It already found its place. (333 comments)

Yeah, and all that waking up takes a whooping 1s, during which I can already start doing something else.

I quite don't see the purpose of getting notifications on a device I am not looking at anyway, but I'll grant you that one. I don't care but maybe it's important to someone.

about 5 months ago
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Washington Files First Consumer Protection Lawsuit Over Kickstarter Fraud

Meeni Re:Which way is the wind blowing today? (47 comments)

What about a case of the government coming at the right time, after the fact so as not to stifle innovation, but before the problem has grown like a monstrous chancre ?

about 5 months ago
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Rand Paul Suggests Backing Bitcoin With Stocks

Meeni Tying stock values and money valuation (404 comments)

This proposal would make bitcoins a catastrophic currency. When stock market crash, money value crash too, so instant deflation trap, lovely.

about 5 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

Meeni Re:Triple dipping? (135 comments)

It's Europe, not Africa.

about 5 months ago
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Former US Test Site Sues Nuclear Nations For Disarmament Failure

Meeni Re:Ukraine (165 comments)

from the inside ?

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Meeni Re:Snowden never had integrity (396 comments)

Amusingly, the entire Crimean plan is in the Wikileaked documents from 3yrs ago.

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Meeni Re:Useful Idiot (396 comments)

Watch 5 minutes of Russia Today. Fox News is fair and balanced, in comparison.

about 5 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Meeni Re:Medicalizing Normality (558 comments)

I retract that statement. I have no proof to support the claim. Unfortunately Slashdot doens't let one edit.

about 6 months ago

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