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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Stormy Dragon From the Article... (482 comments)

In Amazon’s Killing My Sex Life, Romano famously said Amazon men offer “the kind of talk that shuts vaginas down cold.”

Can you imagine if a man wrote an op-ed about how work is killing his sex life because his female coworkers aren't successfully arousing him?

The writer also makes it clear she has nothing but contempt for the non-neurotypical she encounters. She could do with bit more empathy for those that struggle to master the complicated social rituals that come so easily to her.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Stormy Dragon Make Up Your Mind? (482 comments)

First she complains that Amazon employee are too standoffish, passive, and boring. Then she complains that they're too entitled, confrontational, and intense. Which is it?

3 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Stormy Dragon Re:Shoot one (211 comments)

When a guy in an M1A1 "executes" a guy in a T-74, that's not's really "punishment" either.

So in your mind, the relationship between the Secret Service and the general public should be modeled on how the US military responds to an invading army?

4 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Stormy Dragon Re:Shoot one (211 comments)

So you think summary execution is the appropriate punishment for simple trespass?

4 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Stormy Dragon Re:Bad bill. (428 comments)

Yes the status quo is better because in the status quo the PATRIOT Act automatically expires earlier than it would have under the "FREEDOM" Act.

4 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Stormy Dragon FREEDOM Act Did Not Curb NSA Power (428 comments)

You can't stop the abuses of authorized by the PATRIOT Act by extending the deadline for its expiration. That was the true purpose of this bill: a trojan horse to renew that abomination by burying it in a bunch of beuracracy that does nothing to reign in the government.

4 days ago
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Robots Put To Work On E-Waste

Stormy Dragon Just Saying... (39 comments)

The end goal is less than five minutes to dismantle a product.

And industrial shredder can dismantle a product in a second or two.

about a week ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

Stormy Dragon Re:Taking the Human out of Human Resources (185 comments)

It might be an improvement in some ways; the machine doesn't have an ego and thus doesn't do stupid things out of an irrational need for retaliation.

about two weeks ago
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French Health Watchdog: 3D Viewing May Damage Eyesight In Children

Stormy Dragon Old Fashioned 3D (99 comments)

I went through a big "red/blue glasses" 3D phase when I was a kid. I'm now 37 and to this day I have a slightly different color balance between my two eyes: if I look with only my right eye everything is slightly reddish and is I look with only my left eye everything is slightly bluish (this is, IIRC, the opposite of the lens). It's only noticeable if I specifically pay attention to it, but it appears to be permanent.

about two weeks ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

Stormy Dragon Just Make More... (264 comments)

Sand is just ground up quartz. i.e. The second most common mineral in the earth's crust.

about two weeks ago
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Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Stormy Dragon Re:That's Kinda Creepy... (110 comments)

The article doesn't say though. Some neuroscientists argye that the initiation of action may preceed the initation of the perception of "willing it":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

If that is the case, it could be there's a method of forcing movement that would be perceived as your own actions.

about three weeks ago
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Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Stormy Dragon That's Kinda Creepy... (110 comments)

Is the "receiver" subjectively aware that the decision to move their hand was imposed from outside, or did it seem like their own spontaneous decisions? (Obviously they're rationally aware it's imposed since they have a giant machine strapped to their head, but what does it "feel like" from inside their mind?)

about three weeks ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

Stormy Dragon Not New (468 comments)

As with most of the Republican "outrages of the day", this isn't new. In 2012 a Republican PAC called Americans for Limited Growth was doing the same thing:

‘Vote history audit’ shows whether your neighbors voted

As usual, now that Democrats are doing it too, it's the worst thing ever.

about three weeks ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

Stormy Dragon By Order of the Court (328 comments)

So if a cop ever demands you unlock your phone for them, be sure to give them the finger!

about three weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

Stormy Dragon Per aspera ad astra (445 comments)

Per aspera ad astra ("A rough road leads to the stars")

about three weeks ago
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

Stormy Dragon Re:No, wait, do-over! (95 comments)

There certainly is an anti-trust issue here, but it's on the Hatchette side, not the Amazon side:

E-book price fixing settlements rolling out

In December, a judge approved settlements involving book publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin after a federal court ruled they conspired with Amazon rival Apple. In the lawsuit, the Justice Department claimed Apple conspired with book publishers to fix prices in order to thwart a discount initiative from Amazon.

Hatchette is now trying to reinstate the price-fixing it just got fined $69 million over via other avenues. And of course all the usual idiots are falling for the "Ooo, Amazon evil!" propaganda because Hatchette is the publisher for a lot of high power media personality who can go on TV and pretend this is all about "the little guy" rather than padding thier own pockets.

about 1 month ago
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Stormy Dragon Wait? (95 comments)

You mean Ringling Brothers ISN'T actually the greatest show on earth?

about a month ago
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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

Stormy Dragon Putin... (109 comments)

...immeditately declared that the temple was obvious built by Russians and demanded Ukraine return it.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Stormy Dragon Speeding Tickets as Revenue (398 comments)

The use of speeding tickets for revenue necessarily depends on spotty enforcement. You need lot of people willing to risk a ticket because they think they're unlikely to get caught. The problem with speeding cameras then is that they catch everyone; if they want to increase revenue, they need to make the cameras so they only issue a ticket for every 20th car they catch speeding or something like that.

about a month ago

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