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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

Morpeth Re:Not "like Slashdot" (224 comments)

Perhaps not, but I've had several religious friends 'unfriend' me when they realized I don't believe in magical invisible sky fairies.

Which I find funny, as I don't unfriend someone who believes in invisible special friends, otherwise I'd have a hard time hanging with my adorable 5 yr old.

about a week ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

Morpeth Reminds me of Amazon (224 comments)

"Was this review helpful to you?" flag.

Sometimes things get flagged appropriately (it's spam, a tangential rant, etc) but often it's just someone disagreeing with someone over a comment about a book or music cd; especially books, if it there are any socio-political or religious aspects to it.

about a week ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

Morpeth Re:Cool (224 comments)

But...but... the bible tells me so, therefor it MUST be true! (/sarcasm).

I always liked Stephen Roberts quote "I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

It never fails to baffle me how people of religion A will say how ridiculous the god(s)/stories/tales of religion B are, but completely fail to apply the same analysis and logic to their own religion that brought them to conclude the other one is so absurd or wrong.

about a week ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

Morpeth Re:Cool (224 comments)

As opposed what religious facts? That there's an imaginary, invisible, bearded sky fairy 'up there' somewhere looking out for you who? Don't confuse faith with facts.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Morpeth Get a warrant first and I'm ok with this (290 comments)

As others have said, this definitely seems to be a warrant required device -- cops should in NO WAY be able to just run around willy nilly doing this. The opportunity for abuse is too great.

I think in the case of a say a hostage situation (or something along those lines), you could argue it's an exigent circumstance and could exclude a warrant. But the exclusion should only in extreme circumstances.

about a week ago
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PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering

Morpeth PCs are still awesome imo (130 comments)

1) Gods help me if have to type anything of substance on a phone or tablet (without a full keyboard)
2) I'm a gamer, enough said,
3) I like a nice big clear monitor to work on, no tablet comes close
4) Though it doesn't apply to people outside of the /. crowd so much, I love building/upgrading my own systems, it's fun and cheap.
5) Processing/GPU power and cost. If you're not worried about physical contraints, as is the case with PCs vs. phones/tablets, you can get SO much more power for less money. Yeah my desktop case is big, but you simply can't get the kind of graphics power I want for gaming in anything else.

I think people are starting to realize the PC is still very, very useful.

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

Morpeth No. (331 comments)

No. That is all.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Light-Emitting Screens Before Bedtime Disrupt Sleep

Morpeth Sample size a wee bit small (179 comments)

12 people is really small for a study imo. I think there might be something to the idea, but the study seems lacking.

There's so many variables that a much larger pool would be helpful.

Are these 12 all regular bedtime readers? Which ones regularly read with an ipad/kindle vs. paper book? Are these 12 normally good sleepers or not? Why did they make them read for 4 hours (personally, that's much longer than anyone I know of reads before falling asleep)? I dunno too much left out of the study.

about a month ago
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At 40, a person is ...

Morpeth Re:40's easy, it's 30 that's the hard one. (286 comments)

I'm with you. I felt a little more grown up, established in my 30s, had enough money to have fun and enjoy life a bit more, and enough sense not to do too much stupid sh1t generally speaking. My 30s were actually better than my 20s in many ways.

about a month ago
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At 40, a person is ...

Morpeth Old is... (286 comments)

10 years older than you are now, and young in 10+ years your junior.

I'm paraphrasing someone who said something along those lines, but I think in general it rings true.

about a month ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

Morpeth Cursive/Printing a different process mentally (523 comments)

I'll leave it to people to search for themselves, but there's been some interesting studies that show the process of writing by hand involves different aspects of the brain than typing on a computer (there's also differences between a typewriter and PC type keyboard).

There are still writers/authors who write by hand before having their work transcribed, feeling that their creative process is better (or different) when writing manually.

Anyway, it sounds like they're still teaching printing, not cursive yes? So that makes some more sense.

about 2 months ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Morpeth Re:She thought she was the customer (189 comments)

How about if I make this little change..

"I feel zero sympathy for anyone on banking networks who are used or abused by the systems. It's 2014. You know what you're in for, by now. If you're still stupid enough to use them, then shame on you."

Don't blame the victim. Assuming what she said is true, it could have terrible implications at her job, for her marriage, etc.

about 2 months ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Morpeth The Mormon thing and BSG (186 comments)

Grew up on, and enjoyed a lot of his shows -- BUT I always found the religious aspect of both BSGs (the original and reboot) a bit weird and distracting. I guess knowing now about his Mormonism it makes sense, and he's certainly allowed to write what he wants -- but the heavy handed religiosity really felt shoehorned in a futuristic show imo.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Morpeth Re:Sounds like what Sun did (525 comments)

"Visual Studio still costs over four thousand dollars"

WTF are you talking about? That's not even close to true. VS Pro is about $500-600.

The 4k you're talking about is if you buy the entire MSDN suite of MS tools (which will have VS in it), but that includes everything under the sun pretty much made by MS, that's 4k, sure, but you're grossly misinforming, or just trolling, when you say VS costs 4k.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Morpeth Re:No one cares if you're gay, dude (764 comments)

I wish I could mod you up +.

The whole 'reveal' I guarantee was VERY carefully orchestrated and planned by PR, he didn't do this on a whim.

about 3 months ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

Morpeth Re:Every patient? (62 comments)

He's right, and it's called Medicaid, though you have to be extremely poor to get on it, many working poor are 'too wealthy' to be eligible.

about 3 months ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

Morpeth Re:Every patient? (62 comments)

Take a breath, have your coffee, and post trying posting again in a way people might actually engage you in actual conversation. While I may get where you're trying to go with your points, your delivery is severely lacking.

about 3 months ago

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Morpeth Morpeth writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Morpeth (577066) writes "By signing the rights stripping Military Commissions Act, George Bush has further damaged democracy in this country and kicked it in the gut. The effective suspension of habeus corpus and ignoring of the Geneva Conventions among other outrageous parts of this Act should scare people. The current government is actively destroying democracy in order to 'save' it. The very things that made this country great are under attack.

Keith Olbermann's 'Beginning of the end of America' is worth reading and watching. It may sound like a sensationalistic title, but I highly suggest people look at this and think hard about what kind of government they want.

I'm reminded of this famous quote -
'First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the trade unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.' [Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984)]"

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