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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

asylumx Re:Isaac Asimov never heard (146 comments)

Furthermore, since this is obvious from spending only a small amount of time with just about anyone you meet, this observation is common sense to me.

Great point!

yesterday
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

asylumx Re:Isaac Asimov never heard (146 comments)

Not to mention, common sense isn't always common nor sensible!

2 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

asylumx Re:Republicans Control Michigan (294 comments)

Districts get redrawn, usually by the party in control of the legislature. Yes, eventually it might because very difficult (or impossible) to gerrymander enough districts for them to keep control but for now, the state is losing population and usually from blue areas (Detroit, Flint, etc) not Red areas (everywhere else including Grand Rapids).

5 days ago
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The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

asylumx Re:Really? (205 comments)

Is the army looking for people who can accurately fire rifles and follow orders

No, they can and will drill both of those things into your head. What they are looking for is healthy people who are willing to die for whatever it is our military asks them to do.

5 days ago
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Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality

asylumx DevOps (133 comments)

From what I hear, this is all old news anyway and we should all be switching to devops!

about a week ago
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HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

asylumx Re:Not quite. (139 comments)

I wish I'd kept a link to the article. It may have been speculation on the part of the author. I really hope it's not the case and that you're correct!

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

asylumx Re:Republicans Control Michigan (294 comments)

Ya, agreed. Gerymandering has pretty significant effects, doesn't it? The presidential and senate elections aren't affected by gerrymandering, but the federal congress and the state legislature are heavily affected by it. I didn't say the majority of the state are (or vote for) Republicans, I said the Republicans control the state. There is a distinct difference.

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

asylumx Re:Republicans Control Michigan (294 comments)

Controlling the governorship is not tantamount to controlling the state. The state legislature will continue to be majority republican.

about a week ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

asylumx Re:Republicans Control Michigan (294 comments)

Republicans believe in states rights, which means minimal federal government. They do NOT believe in "minimal government" as you called it. Republicans in state positions are VERY heavy-handed.

And yes, Republicans control Michigan which is not likely to change anytime soon. That said, even if they didn't, auto mfg is the big industry here and most politicians R or D are not likely to do anything that would harm that industry, especially right now after they have just recently "recovered."

about a week ago
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HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

asylumx Not quite. (139 comments)

From what I've read, HBO is considering offering its service as an add-on for you ISP (who is often-times also your cable company). So, while this is slightly better, it's actually bad news because it's entirely possible and probable that ISPs will start bundling gold and platinum packages with HBO, Netflix, Hulu, whatever.

I don't know, I guess I could just see this going really badly even though it sounds like a good thing at the moment.

about a week ago
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Facebook and Apple Now Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

asylumx Re:"helping women be more productive human beings" (247 comments)

That is a quote from Christy Jones, founder of Extend Fertility, a company that offers and promotes egg freezing across the country. That is NOT a quote from Apple or Facebook.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

asylumx Re:Hoax (984 comments)

he'll be the target of every shifty technology company on the planet, who will steal it, and will patent it on their own.

or just destroy it, because it's not good for their stock numbers.

about two weeks ago
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Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

asylumx Re:Pest Control (216 comments)

there are many that consider us humans to be pests

Many what? Other humans? Aliens? This doesn't make any sense.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

asylumx Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (644 comments)

WP 8 and 8.1 are WAY better than WM6. Have you tried using a windows phone lately? It's actually a very good experience. Even Apple fanbois are starting to convert.

about three weeks ago
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Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

asylumx Re:Only cost them 25 percent of customer bills? (249 comments)

The parent to my post said

I thought that applied only to small companies that were indistinguishable from their owners and their families

which does not make any distinction about a business being privately owned. So, I don't see why you would make that distinction in this context.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

asylumx Re:I would like to see a return... (120 comments)

The reason no one heads to Canada for medical treatment is that they wouldn't be covered and would have to pay out of pocket.

Seems obvious, doesn't it? Yet still posts like the GP show up all the time...

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

asylumx Re: Rebels (460 comments)

Reasonable grammar is for conformist sheep!

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

asylumx Re:the usual question is, who will buy it? (393 comments)

I want to agree with you so badly but this line is unforgivable:

You wrecked the economy, crushed the housing market, and saddled me with student loans that can never be forgiven and that will garnish my wages even after death.

I don't know who you think "you" is but when I'm reading it, it's me, and I resent that you would try to blame me for these and one of them, I resent that you'd try to blame anyone other than yourself. It's unfortunate you took that approach because the rest of your post was fairly reasonable.

about a month ago

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Italian Earthquake Scientists Convicted for Missed Prediction

asylumx asylumx writes  |  about 2 years ago

asylumx (881307) writes "Six seismologists and one public official in Italy have been convicted of manslaughter charges for failing to correctly predict a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in 2009 that killed at least 300 people. During a meeting a week before the quake, the scientists declared it was unlikely but not impossible for a major quake to occur, even though the area had been experiencing recent seismic activity. From the article: The Italian geophysics institute expressed "regret and concern" about the verdict in a statement Monday. It said the ruling "threatens to undermine one of the cornerstones of scientific research: that of freedom of investigation, of open and transparent discussion and sharing of results." Let's hope other countries don't follow suit!"
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US Supreme Court weighs on on Warrantless GPS Trac

asylumx asylumx writes  |  about 2 years ago

asylumx (881307) writes "We've been following this story on Slashdot for a while now, well the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously that the police violated the Constitution when they placed a Global Positioning System tracking device on a suspect’s car and monitored its movements for 28 days. While the vote that the tracking was illegal is unanimous, there is some disagreement whether it simply constitutes a search (which should require a warrant under the 4th amendment) or if it was a breach of reasonable expectation of privacy. The latter seems to imply that GPS Tracking without a warrant is sometimes legal."
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US Eavesdropping Couples' Intimate Phone Calls

asylumx asylumx writes  |  about 6 years ago

asylumx (881307) writes "Congress is looking into allegations that National Security Agency linguists have been eavesdropping on Americans abroad, including military officers in Iraq who called friends and family in the United States. One former linguist said military intercept operators would often share recordings of what he called "phone sex" and "pillow talk.""
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