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Dealing With the Eventual Collapse of Social Networks

ThisIsNotMyHandel This isn't the soviet union..... (370 comments)

"The second is to reform the corporate structure of larger companies to include some directors elected by consumers, rather than just shareholders. Not all the directors, like in the Cooperative Group, and not even a majority, but just a small portion of the board — say one third." This isn't the soviet union. These entities exist for one reason, to make money.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Court Rules APIs, Programming Languages Not Copyrightable

ThisIsNotMyHandel Thank god (215 comments)

Thank god the United States isn't the EU.

more than 2 years ago
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Tennessee "Teaching the Controversy" Bill Becomes Law

ThisIsNotMyHandel Um...... (672 comments)

I remember learning about quite a few people who challenged the scientific consensus. One name the comes to mind is Eratosthenes and Magellan regarding the shape of the earth. Isn't the foundation of science really challenging scientific consensus?

more than 2 years ago
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Bring Back the 40-Hour Work Week

ThisIsNotMyHandel Um.... (969 comments)

The premiss of the article is fundamentally flawed as the 40 hour work wee really never existed, especially if you had the drive to be successful.

more than 2 years ago
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Bing Now Nearly As Good As Google — Says Microsoft

ThisIsNotMyHandel Bing is grrreat! if you want...... (405 comments)

Bing is grrreat! for 99% of my searches. The only thing lacking in Bing is that if you search for something technical - like looking for a programming answer on a message board. Google is far better at providing message board results and therefore usually better for 'technical' questions.

more than 2 years ago
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The Fallout From a Flickr DMCA Takedown

ThisIsNotMyHandel Um..... (170 comments)

Not sure why you wouldn't just flag the picture as "deleted" in the database like every other social networking site.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Say People Aren't Smart Enough For Democracy To Flourish

ThisIsNotMyHandel Re:Probably Right.... (1276 comments)

Amazing who you take a discussion about federal income tax and pull the old bait an switch. According to your own article the top 20% pay 80% of all federal income taxes.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Say People Aren't Smart Enough For Democracy To Flourish

ThisIsNotMyHandel Probably Right.... (1276 comments)

I agree/disagree. When you look at America (yes, a representative republic) we are into a couple of 'entitlement' generations. Sadly this has lead to 50% of Americans not paying federal income tax. The 'takers' are starting to outnumber the 'makers' and along with that people will choose to take what isn't their because they feel entitled to it. It is actually quite funny because these are usually the ones who preach 'equality' but then favor policies that treat citizens unequal, such as a millionaire tax. These people do this because they feel entitled to that persons personal property. It is pretty sickening. Democracy doesn't work because you can always vote to take someones private property.

more than 2 years ago
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Megaupload Founder Dodges Jail Again; Wife Under Investigation

ThisIsNotMyHandel What does... (175 comments)

What does the wife being pregnant have to do with possible illegal activities?

more than 2 years ago
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FOIA Request Shows Which Printer Companies Cooperated With US Government

ThisIsNotMyHandel Time For A Class Action Lawsuit (355 comments)

Time for a class action lawsuit against HP, ect. I am paying for the ink. If I send a job to the printer I expect to use the ink for that job, not extra stuff that HP doesn't inform me about. Either pay for my ink to do this or remove the "feature".

more than 2 years ago
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SEC Decides Telcos Must Give Shareholders a Vote On Net Neutrality

ThisIsNotMyHandel Terrible (107 comments)

Terrible decision. Network neutrality (or lack there of) is a technical decision. Don't need people who don't understand the technical details and the impact of such a policy make those decisions. This is nothing more than lobbying and politics being played with the SEC which is a body that should remain politic free.

more than 2 years ago
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Female Passengers Say They Were Targeted For TSA Body Scanners

ThisIsNotMyHandel Just What We Need.... (572 comments)

Just what we need, more government to deal with too much government. How about TSA agents who are working in the back room are not allowed to have cell phones and have that law punishable by automatic termination and 90 days in jail. That would solve the possible problem of cell phone cameras overnight.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama Budget Asks For 1% Boost In Research

ThisIsNotMyHandel Re:Bush did what? (351 comments)

Social agenda? Like Solyndra.........

more than 2 years ago
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Obama Budget Asks For 1% Boost In Research

ThisIsNotMyHandel Private Companies Making Money At Taxpayer Expense (351 comments)

So the federal government will subsidize the research costs of private organizations who will reap all of the profit (of commercially viable technology) while taking all of the risk while on the other side, the taxpayer will continue to subsidize politicians pet projects (Solyndra) of technology that has no commercial value. Great deal for corporations, bad deal for the consumer.

more than 2 years ago
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Is Santorum's "Google Problem" a Google Problem?

ThisIsNotMyHandel Re:this is hilarious considering santorums goals (775 comments)

How did this post get +2? Inciting class warfare and force private citizens to buy private products with private money from private company or face possible jail is far more "hateful" and negative to the country than anything Santorum has stated.

more than 2 years ago
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Double Fine Raises $700,000 In 24 Hours With Crowdfunding

ThisIsNotMyHandel Kickstarer Is The Biggest Scam On The Planet.... (112 comments)

LOL, Kickstarter is the biggest scam on the planet. So I give them money to develop a product. *I* take the *risk* and they reap all of the reward. If I am going to invest into an idea, it will be for equity in that idea, not a free ride for someone else to possibly make millions..

more than 2 years ago
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Why the Occupy Movement Skipped Silicon Valley

ThisIsNotMyHandel The biggest joke..... (328 comments)

The biggest joke is that these 'occupy' people all use Facebook to protest Goldman Sachs, a company with a major investment in.....Facebook.

more than 2 years ago
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ASF Lays Out Its Plan For OpenOffice.org

ThisIsNotMyHandel So... (129 comments)

So pretty much ASF is killing OpenOffice....

more than 2 years ago
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Rare Earth Magnets Pose Threat To Children

ThisIsNotMyHandel Re:Why are you surprised? (284 comments)

By that you must mean when Americans buy toys and then leave their kid in front of the TV instead of....i don't know....parenting them.

more than 2 years ago
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24-Year-Old Asks Facebook For His Data, Gets 1,200 PDFs

ThisIsNotMyHandel It should be illegal..... (291 comments)

It should be illegal for these companies to keep user generated content once the user deletes it.

more than 2 years ago

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