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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

MooseTick Re:More proof (663 comments)

"15 is bigger than 5"

What does "bigger" mean? Perhaps, better? Not necessarily greater. 5 is a better score than 15 in golf.

5 days ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

MooseTick Have them get your password from Facebook (322 comments)

If they have a true legal right to view your account, the school shouldn't have to come to you to gain access. They should contact Facebook and have then grant access to your account.

5 days ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

MooseTick Re:All about keeping IT Salaries low (263 comments)

"when you look at how much money is made because of the IT departments "

That's the same argument every department makes. "If it wasn't for us, this place would fall apart." It seems, sales depts. are the only ones who can pull that off.

5 days ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

MooseTick Re:Tough problem (263 comments)

" Admit that there is going to be huge structural unemployment in the future, and enact European style unemployment insurance and worker protections"

Or, you could pretend that the $100k you're earning this year is actually $50k, because you are unemployed half the time and plan to live off of $50/year instead of the feast/famine model.

5 days ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

MooseTick Re:Disposable Employees also in turn create.... (263 comments)

"Unfortunately, a lack of stable income will impact your credit score."

Is that really unfortunate? Should companies loan you money if you have a "lack of stable income"?

You know what else impacts your credit score? Lack of debt.

5 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

MooseTick Re:Well then we're all doomed (348 comments)

Plus, don't forget how people used to live wayyyy longer. Noah made it to 950 according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah)

about a week ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

MooseTick Re:Sounds logic (348 comments)

"It is only in the past 75 or so years that we have started to do a LOT of nothing."

And how has the average life expectancy changed over that last 75 years?

about a week ago
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A State-By-State Guide To Restrictive Community Broadband Laws

MooseTick Re:Hmm (160 comments)

"municipal broadband would be rationed, unreliable, and overpriced in the same way municipal water and sewer are"

Sure, water can be rationed and pricy in some areas where it is sparse, but does more than 0.1% of America have unreliable water and sewer?

about a week ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

MooseTick Re:Only 30 Grand? (426 comments)

It would be easy to get that fire started if you poured on a little diesel gas first

about two weeks ago
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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

MooseTick Re:Duck Duck Go (155 comments)

A browser fingerprint is not that perfect. I've done an in-depth analysis looking at 4.4 billion hits and user agents are not that unique. From that I found 4.3 million unique user agents. About 9% of the overall daily traffic contained user agents that were only seen from a unique IP address. So, there is less than a 1 in 10 chance you can be fingerprinted. And, if/when you ever update your OS or browser there is a good chance you will be lost in the crowd again.

about two weeks ago
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Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

MooseTick Re:Serves them right (160 comments)

" cars are often too cheap for the service to be sustainable, in the sense that the money does not even cover the running costs of the cars when considering wear and loss of value on purchase price"

This could be true if you purchased a car just to be an Uber "taxi". If you already owned a car though, and want to make a few extra bucks a few nights a week, then you may be able to come ahead. Especially with gas being $1.50/gallon now.

about three weeks ago
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What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

MooseTick Re:What is CES? (162 comments)

Sure, we've all heard of googol, but you're spelling it wrong. We all know its 1.0 × 10^100. What does that have to do with anything?

about three weeks ago
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What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

MooseTick Re: Autonomous vehicles (162 comments)

How about a system that safely works in fair weather and then shuts down for manual driving when it can't cope like in the brutal conditions you described. For many of us, that will cover 98+% of the driving. I can suck it up for the 1-2% if needed. And really, no one should be on the road if the conditions are near what you described.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

MooseTick Re:in public places (303 comments)

I'd like to see someone set one of these up outside the FBI's office somewhere and stream the data to the web. Since there are no expectations of privacy, all should be ok.

about three weeks ago
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United and Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old Programmer For Compiling Public Info

MooseTick Re:Can't eliminate carry-on (349 comments)

I only travel a couple of times a year, and its happened 3 times in the last 5 years. Twice was my luggage lost. Once was traveling to Rome. I got it back 2 days later The other time was returning home so it wasn't a big deal because I got it a few days later also. Then, once traveling to London my bag was eaten by the airport belt system and 3/4 of my clothes were destroyed. I had a shoe literally ripped in half. Also, several other items were melted due to heat buildup. I'm surprised it never caught fire. All that said, I'd never check a laptop, medicine, or anything of value I couldn't replace easily.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

MooseTick Re: Terrorists Win (589 comments)

From the original Klingon

about a month ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

MooseTick Re:Not "ridesharing" (139 comments)

"Your food needs to be checked by the FDA"

That's just wrong. The local health inspector may need to inspect your kitchen or wherever you prepare your food for sale, but you don't need to involve the FDA to sell most foods.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

MooseTick Re:I prefer this memo. (772 comments)

First they came for the couches, and I said nothing...

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

MooseTick Re:Consumers are cheap (415 comments)

That's how AOL and other ISPs did it 15-20 years ago.

about a month and a half ago

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