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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

ahaweb Re:Wait. Are gov't regs good or bad? (280 comments)

What? No, that's not the point. The point is government is supposed to regulate the abuse of monopoly power, not create monopoly power with regulations.

about two weeks ago
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Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

ahaweb Re:I don't get it (167 comments)

99% of the useless noise in commentariat debates about controversial topics is *distraction* which attempts to censor descriptions/observations/facts by simply changing the topic to a whataboutism or some other kind of distraction.

A wiki that gave a place for every point to be made would fundamentally solve this censor-by-distraction problem on internet forum debates. It would have to be refuted or confirmed on its own merits, without changing the topic with a distraction, thereby fixing 99% of the problems arising from bias.

about three weeks ago
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Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking

ahaweb Re:so waitaminute... (114 comments)

Car hacking is real, they can make a journalist's Mercedes in Los Angeles accelerate so it crashes into a tree and explodes. Hypothetically.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

ahaweb Re:AI researcher here (455 comments)

> How can you have emotion or desire without consciousness?

You can't, emotion and desire are subjective experiences by definition and consciousness is subjectivity or subjective-experience itself.

about a month ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

ahaweb Re:Boy toy (786 comments)

How does the lack of interest in something that geeky boys like in any way fall under the responsibility of those geeky boys, who have no influence over what non-geeky boys are interested in? It obviously does not, and that is why claims that it does fall under their responsibility sound absurd to us geeky boys.

about 2 months ago
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Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory

ahaweb Re:Webmail (116 comments)

Writing walls of text without paragraphs is called lacking literary manners. The people I know who do it are the intellectual equivalent of obese people.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

ahaweb Re:WRONG!! (590 comments)

It seems to have backfired though, after Rantic was outed.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

ahaweb Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

There's more to the value of labor than how much education someone has. I know it's hard for you to imagine what those other factors could be, but just because you can't imagine something doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

ahaweb Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Slaves don't have opportunities to work as non-slaves. What on earth are you talking about.

about 3 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

ahaweb Re:All too often (795 comments)

We never know what anything is (noumena), we only know what it does (phenomena).

about 2 months ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

ahaweb Re:If you're not smart enough to realize this is B (240 comments)

Good point. The article mis-labelled as "others have fallen for the Wave hoax" doesn't mention anything about anybody actually falling for it.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

ahaweb Re:defined by mainstream media coverage (183 comments)

The "conversation" before Snowden was establishment voices calling people like us tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

ahaweb Re:Common sense (392 comments)

It's quite dogmatic to simply assume that there is no more to non-dogmatic critical thinking than common sense, or that common sense itself is not often dogmatic.

about 3 months ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

ahaweb Re:If true thats great (191 comments)

That's like calling spam "free advice".

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ahaweb Re:Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

The headline says they're replacing "Window Phone" with "Windows", but this is totally wrong. They're replacing "Windows Phone" with "Microsoft Lumia", and dropping the Nokia name completely as fast as possible.

about 3 months ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

ahaweb Re:Great news (269 comments)

Tips fedora.

about 3 months ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

ahaweb Re:demography & culture (579 comments)

As a man, I say speak for yourself, "sausagefest" does not offend me whatsoever.

about 4 months ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

ahaweb Re:Not exactly news for nerds (848 comments)

Civ III. Civ V doesn't permit military stacks of death.

about 4 months ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

ahaweb Re:Legislating Technology (233 comments)

That doesn't lock out USB connections.

about 4 months ago

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