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Chinese iPad Factory Staff Forced To Sign 'No Suicide' Pledge

ccarson Re:Pffft (537 comments)

Doesn't that company have an employee population of > 300K? If so, the percent of suicides is (16/300000)*100 = 0.0053 %. As horrible as suicide is, that seems to me a small percentage.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Pushing News Through China's Great Firewall

ccarson Re:OSS propaganda is good? (116 comments)

Agreed. The more tools and techniques developed by any government to help inform citizens of any and all ideas is a good thing. The free flow of information and debate is important in order to come to the correct conclusions about current events, technology, systems of government, foreign policies, fiscal mandates, freedom, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Critics Call For Probe Into Google Government Ties

ccarson Re:LIAR (289 comments)

Just another libtard who rocks like Rain Man repeating Faux News, Faux News, Faux News. Just admit you're a communist to your shrink and be done with it.

about 4 years ago
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Stewart and Colbert Plan Competing D.C. Rallies

ccarson Re:Man, get over yourself! (696 comments)

That's a fair analysis about history and how news is disseminated. I'll even concede that comedy is a powerful method of making a point. Maybe there popularity, especially with youth, is based on the seriousness of the subject matter of the world today. Some of it's even scary and their comedic medium may be a way for youth to cope. I see the problems of the world today and disagree with how these clowns treat it. However, maybe I should be grateful they're engaging the youth with these important ideas, even if they do so with a bias.

more than 4 years ago
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Stewart and Colbert Plan Competing D.C. Rallies

ccarson Re:Why? (696 comments)

Could be. My interpretation of the Daily Show and the Colbert report are of my own opinion. It may be I'm out of touch and dull or am a part of the demographic that has moved on or both. To be honest, those guys were never funny to me. I will say their popularity is troubling when such a large population of America's youth enjoys getting their political news in the form of slap stick humor. In contrast, the older generations (especially WWII) were engaged in current events on a more serious medium. I wonder if the difference in news content vs. how the generations received their news as young adults represents how America has been dumbed down. Or maybe previous generations had no sense of humor, were bland and too serious. Personally, I find myself respecting the ways of the old timers. Stewart and Colbert are juvenile to me. To each their own, I guess.

more than 4 years ago
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Stewart and Colbert Plan Competing D.C. Rallies

ccarson Re:Why? (696 comments)

I think these guys legitimately care about their ideology and are stuck with comedian jobs. They know their relevance is ending when the 20 somethings that used to watch them while eating cheetos are now turning 30 and are bored with their childish humor. These rallies are their attempt to stay relevant.

more than 4 years ago
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.Net On Android Is Safe, Says Microsoft

ccarson Re:Really?? (377 comments)

The more platforms we have available as developers, the easier it is to find solutions. Being able to program in Java and .NET and mixing a system seamlessly allows for faster development and more bells and whistles. I welcome .NET on any platform because it's better at certain things over Java (and vice versa).

more than 4 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil Responds To PZ Myers

ccarson Re:The best resolution... (238 comments)

These old fuddy duddies have lost all perspective of engineering. They're both right and wrong. Understanding a system can be obtained from different perspective, INCLUDING the genome. To dismiss, as Meyers did, that the genome isn't the approach and Kurzweil's redefinition of his comments misses the point. Both need to realize that in the end the brain will be mastered by many researchers from many disciplines in many labs. The culmination of knowledge will yield from different angles through different experiments. To suggest that our understanding of the mind will only come from angle A, B and Z is like saying the only way to wrap your mind around an application is by studying the database alone.

more than 4 years ago
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Sidestepping A-to-D Convertors For Town Government's Cable TV?

ccarson Re:So? (539 comments)

Dear Mr. Government employee,

Get the digital box from Comcast and set the channel to Sesame Street. Broadcast the channel over analog to all the municipality TV's. Maybe then you guys will learn to count and balance your budgets.

more than 4 years ago
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Swedish Pirate Party To Run Pirate Bay From Parliament

ccarson Re:A honeypot? Or are they for real? (288 comments)

You'll have a hard time getting 4% of the vote without booty to pay them off...

Nonsense. Politicians can always be paid off with booty. Prostitution is at the heart of all leader's psyche.

more than 4 years ago
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Daily Kos Pollster Made Up Numbers

ccarson Re:To be fair... (546 comments)

I wonder if she still does that at the beginning of her program? It seemed that when Bush was in office, the left screamed bloody murder when it came to the war(s). Now that their guy is in office, you can hear chirping from crickets.

more than 4 years ago
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Louisiana Federal Judge Blocks Drilling Moratorium

ccarson Re:So? (691 comments)

Be careful about judging motives when the merits of the decision sound perfectly reasonable to me. We're so used to being shamed into believing that just because personal inclinations exist we have to throw out all logic and reason. Don't throw the baby outwith the oily bath water.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Attempts To Cut Back Constellation

ccarson Re: NASA to cut back on Constellation (132 comments)

Too bad this is happening because I've always been a fan of private industry gaining more experience in the space exploration industry. It seems, not only was NASA inefficient and bureaucratic when it came to building space vehicles, they're impotent when charged with the simple task of doling out cash to competent private companies who are better equipped to handle the job. Yet another example of how large government is broken. I've worked in both the private and public sector and know from experience the problem lies with accountability. There is a serious disconnect between reality (i.e. what works vs. doesn't) and politics. Policies in private industry are based on getting the job done quickly, efficiently and competitively whereas there is no such incentive in the government sector.

more than 4 years ago
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Dedicated Halo 2 Fans Keep Multiplayer Alive

ccarson Re:MS should... (239 comments)

Entitlement is a funny thing. It somehow gets in the way of economics in the minds of many. This is the problem we face today with the government's out of control spending. Utopia vs. Reality should be a required course at every college.

more than 4 years ago
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McAfee To Pay For PC Repairs After Patch Fiasco

ccarson Re:Definately an (212 comments)

I just called customer service to claim my 2 year extended service, afforded to customer's effected by last weeks outage (according the the article above). I was told that they haven't received authorization to provide that. I replied that I wanted my account canceled in which case I was hung up on. Looks like I'll be going with another anti-virus company on the next go around.

more than 4 years ago
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Climate Researchers Fight Back

ccarson Re:Who exactly is fighting back? (641 comments)

Nobody is talking about cooling. Where do you get that?

Here and here

I could site contemporary and historical global warming/cooling research/contradictions all day but I'm lazy.

more than 4 years ago
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Climate Researchers Fight Back

ccarson Re:Who exactly is fighting back? (641 comments)

It's ironic we're talking about "fast and loose with facts" when the topic at hand is how the climate warming/cooling (which is it folks?) researchers who for years distorted findings for additional research money and to regulate private industry under the auspices of championing environmental agendas.

Their credibility is shot.

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Comes To the iPad Via RipCode

ccarson Re:This meets all of Apple's requirements except o (117 comments)

If you don't already own a Kindle and an iPhone, iTouch, Droid or Nexus One, the iPad is cool and you should get it. Otherwise, save your money because the aforementioned does everything you want.

The iPad isn't all that revolutionary folks. It's just a tablet laptop.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

ccarson Re:I'm conflicted (980 comments)

I thought Apple pushed people toward Quicktime format? Didn't they invent that?

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

ccarson Re:I'm conflicted (980 comments)

Is there a way both of them can lose?

Yes

more than 4 years ago

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