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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

Stuarticus Re:Maybe if they didn't abuse (353 comments)

What evidence do you have the other guy would have been better? After all you only had the choice of two at the end...

4 days ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Stuarticus Re:Corporate taxes (405 comments)

It still doesn't support your case as it comes from before the tax even came into effect. You won't find any evidence to support your proposition because it does not exist. All that's been said is "it brought in a bit of money, but not as much as the other party said it would". It should be fairly obvious what that means. Do you think anyone is now saying "I'll shift some of my earnings now so I can pay more tax to get back up to my fair share"?

5 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Stuarticus Re:Expert. (358 comments)

Lots of people can tell when something sounds bad, knowing what to do about it is a different story. Your argument is like saying you don't need to be a skilled coder because there are debuggers that can find any errors.

5 days ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Stuarticus Re:Corporate taxes (405 comments)

You might also notice the article you posted comes from before the tax even takes effect, and is basically rich tossers saying they'll move if it comes in and is well supported be the public. They didn't move when it did come on, more's the pity in the case of Andrew Lloyd Webber...

5 days ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Stuarticus Re:Corporate taxes (405 comments)

The washington post know nothing, the fact of the matter is the 50 tax rate was never properly assessed before it was scrapped by an idealist government. You have no idea what you are talking about. Who said anything about 70%? It's probably not far off optimal for the top bracket of income tax, look historically at the best years for employees and it was around there. What's your ideal level?

5 days ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Stuarticus Re:Corporate taxes (405 comments)

And while I'm picking you up on your faulty logic, here's cracker:

My danish cousins hilariously came to the US with empty suitcases and filled them with crap they bought at local department stores because it was so much cheaper then anything they could buy in Denmark. That means that the VAT and other assorted sales and import taxes in Denmark were at that time and likely still are well over the hump on the laffer curve.

Very few people will be able to refuse buying something considerably cheaper than they would normally be able to buy it for, this has nothing to do with the Laffer curve.

They've already seen that in England and France quite recently. The French and English tax hikes have been hilarious failures because they actually got less money.

This is just flat out wrong, I'd like to see your proof of it, France considered raising taxes but didn't, the only BRITISH tax rises we have had are for VAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V..., there is considerably more money coming in now from VAT than before the recession, don't forget the recession in your calculations, I know how you love to change the subject. You sure post a lot for someone so concerned about tax rates, do you actually have a job?

5 days ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Stuarticus Re:Aaaah... shit... There's more. (308 comments)

You seem to think it's about sex and race. Why do YOU think that helps them the most?

5 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re: The simple fact that we can't talk about this (206 comments)

It is not a political dispute, I have never claimed it is - YOU DID!

This is far too politicized to be judged scientifically anymore

You argue yourself into knots then get insulty when it's pointed out to you. I'd think you were a troll if you weren't so obvious.

5 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re: The simple fact that we can't talk about this (206 comments)

No, you said we should do nothing because the issue was too "polarised" and "politicised", which is absurd. I'm sure you think you're a free thinking rebel, in actuality you're an apologist for the deniers. I'd be the first to celebrate if you stopped commenting on environmental arguments, your logic has bigger holes than the ozone layer in the 80s. It's good to see you showing your true colours though, lay it on me, I can take it.

5 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re: The simple fact that we can't talk about this (206 comments)

Try again, every argument you have is ludicrous, why don't you step up and explain what your policies are exactly? Bring manufacturing back to the US because it's doing so well on the environment? Immediate rise in CO2 production because it is not adequately regulated in America either. Do nothing until we have heard the opinion of every last naysayer? Good luck with that. As for your "reduce environmental regulations to save the environment" argument, that takes the biscuit as the stupidest thing I have heard this year. Congratulations.

5 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re: The simple fact that we can't talk about this (206 comments)

FALSE FALSE FALSE! All that needs done is adjusting import taxes to reflect the true cost, your house of strawmen must be very flammable, fortunatley it takes less than a wolf to blow it down.

5 days ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Stuarticus Re:Expert. (358 comments)

Ah that explains why so many videos on youtube have such great audio, because it's all so easily quantifiable and the need to listen is totally removed.

5 days ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Stuarticus Re:I feel like I've heard this before... (308 comments)

I expect in accordance with scientific practice it means compared to an untreated control group.

5 days ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Stuarticus Re:Frankenfood (308 comments)

A retro virus? Like spanish flu? Or a retrovirus?

5 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re: The simple fact that we can't talk about this (206 comments)

You don't need to have someone onboard for a plan that makes sense, ever heard of leading by example? China are going to be selling the backwater US green tech at this rate because partisans you are supporting with your "do nothing listen to every halfwitted opinion" tactic refuse to believe in the need for change. I'm not focusing on politics, just the science, which says pretty much irrefutably "burning fossil fuels is a problem and we're going to run out anyway, so lets change asap".

5 days ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Stuarticus Re:Meanwhile (275 comments)

Americans, however, can't stop talking about awesomely efficient their government is...

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re:The simple fact that we can't talk about this.. (206 comments)

Did you just get modded insightful for basically saying "some people have different opinions so let's sit down and listen to them all"? Do you think that would have worked with the moon landings? You could have sat all day listening to people discussing how terrified they were of setting the cheese on fire or you could launch a fucking rocket and go there because that's what the scientists say is right. Which technique will prove more successful?

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Stuarticus Re:"Belief" is not part of the scientific method (206 comments)

The tax burden now is as high as the economy will sustain (a bit higher actually, as we see businesses flee the US, and the only real growth is from inflation.)

https://ibeconomics.wordpress.com/2011/04/ Other sources seem to indicate it as it historic lows, so maybe you're completely wrong. The only reason you see manufacturing leaving is because other countries have a slightly more lax attitude to slave labour. If it makes you feel better maybe you should campaign for that, at least you'd be being honest.

about a week ago

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Large scale data management- Search and tagging

Stuarticus Stuarticus writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anon (1205322) writes "I work for a project that is digitising a very large (circa 18,000 hours) collection of audio. Data is being digitised now to be sent to cataloguers who will: Break the longer sections into MP3 tracks. Provide a one sentence summary. Provide a full summary. Fill in a keyword section. There are also vague plans afoot to try and fit the data into categories, eg religion, songs, tales etc, then to split these down into smaller categories. However this is eating into a lot of project time and causing a lot of headaches due to the fact that many items will defy categorisation. My question is: In the age of the semantic web is the forced categorisation of any value, or would the data be more accessible from searches purely based on the summaries? How would you organise data on this scale? P.S. the audio incorporates 3 languages."

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