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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

Totenglocke Re:didn't they say (158 comments)

Didn't MS say that they were going to roll RT and Windows Phone into one OS for a "mobile" version of Windows 10?

5 days ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Totenglocke Re:Please develop for my dying platform! (307 comments)

It's just Blackberry kicking and screaming one last time before they finally whimper and die.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Totenglocke Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (686 comments)

Anita has even openly stated that she hates video games, she uses them as a method of getting popularity.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Totenglocke Re:The police are terrified (686 comments)

This...this is so horribly uninformed. Yes, there are technically warrants issued for all of the raids, but they're rubber stamped and even can go get a warrant AFTER they already shot up your home just to cover their ass. We went from around 50 SWAT raids per year in the 80's to dozens PER DAY in the present, you cannot possibly be such a boot-licker that you think the current "Send in a two dozen man hit squad, guns blazing and don't even check the address, every time someone thinks of a bong or other activity" is okay.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Totenglocke Re:The police are terrified (686 comments)

Except that cops misjudge situations ALL THE TIME and no one (important) gives a shit. No one gets fired, no one goes to jail, no reforms are put in place. The public (and on rare occasion, media) can be outraged all they want by the poor behavior / judgement of police and it means NOTHING. Also, the Supreme Court ruled that police have NO responsibility or duty to protect people. So this bullshit that "cops have to go full retard, because otherwise they risk being held responsible for not doing something" is a load of crap.

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

Totenglocke Re:With taxes you buy civilization, remember? (290 comments)

While they may not officially take orders from their superior, the reality is that they do. Just like how officially police chiefs do not work for the mayor, but the reality is that the police chief will always support the mayor for fear of losing their job. Same goes for the other levels, they know that they can't step out of line from what their superiors want for fear of losing their jobs / losing funding.

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

Totenglocke Re:With taxes you buy civilization, remember? (290 comments)

We currently use the military to train our police and their bosses (police chiefs and mayors) take their orders from governors (who also command the National Guard) and they take orders from Congress / the White House. So yes, they are under the same command as the military, just not as high of a rank.

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

Totenglocke Re:KILL two birds with one stone (348 comments)

I drink a lot of water at work and normally get up to go to the bathroom around once an hour or so during the day (sometimes more just to move around than because I HAVE to go). It works pretty well for most salaried positions, but hourly ones like in a call center would have a problem with it.

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

Totenglocke Re:Eat less (348 comments)

That's why I normally get up and walk around for a couple of minutes every hour or so during the day in addition to going to the gym outside of work.

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

Totenglocke Re:Ten years behind but catching up! (348 comments)

I used to work at Wendy's around 15 years ago, I can confirm. I remember thinking "WTF?!" the day that they came out with the current plastic "large" size (64 oz?) drinks and everything else just got renamed down a size, so the 32 oz large became a medium, 16 oz medium became a small, etc. They already had the triple cheeseburger by the time I started there, but they didn't have the Baconator's and such at the time. I looked at a nutrition information once on a slow day and a Triple w/cheese and a large fry was something like 3,500 calories - yikes.

about a week ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Totenglocke Re:The Dangers of the World (783 comments)

Sounds more like a drastic reclassification of "missing". Per your own numbers, you admit that it includes runaways, which isn't even close to being the same as kidnapping.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Totenglocke Re:The Dangers of the World (783 comments)

Which is a perfect moment to teach your kids that the police are the bad guys and that you should never, ever trust them or go to them for help. Sad, but true.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Totenglocke Re:The Dangers of the World (783 comments)

CPS isn't out to "get you". They are understaffed. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN.

Really, dumbass? Even after at least reading the summary of this post, you still kiss CPS's ass and think that they're always right? You're what we call a "special kind of stupid".

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Totenglocke Re:The Dangers of the World (783 comments)

Background: At 10 years old I was getting up at 4:30 in the morning to deliver newspapers (1980's Los Angeles County). I would never allow my children to do this today.

Despite the fact that crime rates are less than half of what they were 20 years ago and that you were are far more risk than your kids would be? Once again, the 24/7 "news" channels win by convincing parents that there's a boogeyman around every corner and that crime is through the roof.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Totenglocke Re:It's a technical definition (303 comments)

I'm well aware of the difference in definitions, I'm pointing out how foolish the system is that you pick random retards off the street (basically, anyone too dumb to come up with an excuse to not be on jury duty) and expect them to be able to understand evidence and draw intelligent conclusions.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Totenglocke Re:Jurors (303 comments)

Should you limit the jury selection to IT professionals?

Well, at least in the US, it's supposed to be "a jury of your peers", so they should select only from people with similar qualifications and similar intelligence. I'd never be worried about going before a jury of my peers, but I'd never want my fate in the hands of the average retards picked for jury duty.

about two weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

Totenglocke Re:I hate it (420 comments)

Except headphones are uncomfortable (and also some tasks, like trying to concentrate on reading a document, don't work so well with music playing in your ears), so you're still distracted.

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

Totenglocke Re:Speeding not always an issue (335 comments)

Additionally, since I suffer from microseizures, and you don't, you may be able to travel more safely at higher speeds than I.

Sounds more like you just shouldn't be driving then, if you're aware that you can't be in control of your vehicle at all times.

about a month ago
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Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

Totenglocke Re:Precious Snowflake (323 comments)

It's entirely about running wild, especially since children don't have the mental capacity / reasoning skills to understand "why" what they did was wrong. Fear of getting spanked they understand and can remember, a long rant about "This hurts mommy's feelings" does nothing but bore them and provides them no incentive not to repeat the same behavior. There is a time for positive reinforcement as well as negative reinforcement, as well as methods of discipline changing over time as the child gets older and their intelligence increases.

about a month ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

Totenglocke Re:Just arrest them then? (229 comments)

So if a cop gets a warrant to search your home and finds nothing, that automatically makes you a criminal?

about a month ago

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AT&T gets rid of Unlimited Data plan

Totenglocke Totenglocke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Totenglocke (1291680) writes "AT&T announced new data plans for smartphones starting Monday June 7th. Instead of the current $30 / month Unlimited Data pan, there will now be a 200 MB plan for $15 / month and a 2 GB plan for $25 / month. If a user on the $15 a month plan goes over, they'll be automatically billed an extra $15 for another 200 MB. If a user on the $25 a month plan goes over, they'll be charged $10 extra for another 1 GB. This raises the cost of the highest data plan from $30 / month for 5 GB to $35 for 3 GB. These plans will also apply to the iPad as well. Is AT&T shooting themselves in the foot with this move? Will this cause Apple to break their contract with AT&T?"
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Hidden Cost of Obamacare

Totenglocke Totenglocke writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Totenglocke (1291680) writes "While the U.S. Congress is determined to pass a health care bill, there are many downsides not being openly discussed. On of them is the hidden costs of Obamacare . Not only will the middle class pay more in taxes to support the new plan, but the poor will suffer as well. Since Obamacare will make purchasing health insurance mandatory, the government will provide a subsidy to pay for it — but as your income rises, the subsidy decreases. Between the decreasing subsidy for health insurance and the decrease in the Earned Income Tax Credit as income increases, marginal tax rates increase dramatically. 'Jim Capretta, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, calculates that when combined with other policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit that also phase out, the effective marginal rate would rise to nearly 70% at twice the poverty level.'"
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