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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Wootery Re: name and location tweeted... (894 comments)

Except there are good arguments to suggest the TSA does a pretty poor job of catching weapons, and in truth, you are safe thanks to the fact that very few people out there are set on killing you on a plane.

13 hours ago
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Nuclear Missile Command Drops Grades From Tests To Discourage Cheating

Wootery Re:Not sure how well this will stop cheating (121 comments)

Agreed. Intranet, internet. Fourty, fourteen. Absorb, adsorb. And my personal favourite: can, can't. Using the appropriate American pronunciation, the two are almost indistinguishable.

2 days ago
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"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

Wootery Re: Really? (98 comments)

Interesting points; thank you.

As I understand it, in China, the lawmakers are generally not lawyers, and they have more ex-engineer politicians. I have no idea if their laws are more comprehensible, though.

2 days ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Wootery Re:RACIST! (501 comments)

That's not something anyone in the technology sector can effect, though...

2 days ago
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"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

Wootery Re:Really? (98 comments)

Yeah, mob rule is so much better than law and order...

(I'm not saying all that lawyers do is in the public good - far from it - but you're still an idiot.)

2 days ago
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Nuclear Missile Command Drops Grades From Tests To Discourage Cheating

Wootery Re:Not sure how well this will stop cheating (121 comments)

Looks like you got your contrapositive all twisted up, there.

There are better ways to deal with trolls than by using obviously invalid reasoning.

The existence of murderous atheists doesn't disprove the suggestion that all theists are murderous. The existence of peaceable theists does, however.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Wootery Re:Red Bull (507 comments)

You can say that to just about anything.

2 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Wootery Re:Radicalization (847 comments)

I'd personally prefer a system where the winner was the least objectionable candidate

Makes me think of Hotelling's Law (get more votes by leaning to the center) and Arrow's Theorem (it's essentially impossible to stop strategic voting). I agree that the importance of voting systems is widely undervalued.

3 days ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Wootery Re:Hilarious (159 comments)

Nope. Just slightly annoying.

3 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Wootery Re:Radicalization (847 comments)

44.45% of the popular vote, with about 25% of the eligible population abstaining

Reminder: 75% turnout is really rather good: it beats the UK turnout rates[PDF warning]. Also, 44.5% of the voters is a huge number. To imply that anything less than 50% makes it illegitimate is just stupid: thankfully, not all countries are stuck with a two-party system.

Your other points (possible duress, unfair blame) are sound.

3 days ago
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

Wootery Re:Australia Deserves it. (128 comments)

No. I'm pretty obviously not thinking of that.

Why is it that damn dear all the stupid bullshit I see on Slashdot is posted by ACs? Really. The correlation is remarkable.

about a week ago
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Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Wootery Re:does not compute. (77 comments)

I think most cell phone providers will start to standardize on that

Perhaps not, depending on how badly they want to stop people unlocking and switching providers.

about a week ago
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

Wootery Re:Australia Deserves it. (128 comments)

I think the idea is to make it clear the military doesn't get to just run amok and do as they please.

about a week ago

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