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Obama Kicks Off Massive Science Education Effort

colganc Re:And In Unrelated News... (801 comments)

That wouldn't last. People would demand changes as they saw their children miss out on higher education opportunities.

more than 3 years ago
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CRTC Issues Net Neutrality Rules

colganc Ownership (184 comments)

Why should anyone be required to do this. It is their pipes. They own it. They run it. They should be able to do what they want.

more than 4 years ago
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FTC States Bloggers Must Disclose Paid Reviews

colganc This is Crazy (310 comments)

I can't believe they're doing this. I don't care if a review is paid or not. If I can't think analytically or critical about a review(er) then I deserve what I get. How does the process even work. Can I go around submitting tons of accusations to an FTC site about any random blog? How are they defining a blog or blogger? How does a blogger defend themselves from accusations? On a separate issue, this is really terrible reporting. There is almost no information.

more than 4 years ago
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Postmortem for a Dead Newspaper

colganc Newspaper Value (219 comments)

The main value in newspapers previously was their distribution network. They had a system in place to distribute information. Radio, TV, and the internet all compete with them for information systems. Each one added more competition, lower latency, and broader reach. In short they provided better value. A daily delivery of dead tree is a non-optimal delivery system. It is getting boring hearing about newspapers and TV news dieing. Why care? The replacement is here. It is better, faster, cheaper. It is the internet.

more than 4 years ago
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California Publishes Television Efficiency Standards For 2011

colganc Re:About time... (265 comments)

The government is supposed to protecty my rights. Especially my private property rights.

more than 4 years ago
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The Case For Mandatory Touch-Typing In High School

colganc Reflection of Ueslessness of Pre-university school (705 comments)

This says alot more about how useless most of school is. Typing is important, but what are children doing for 99.99% of the time that learning touch typing can be considered such an important cornerstone.

more than 4 years ago
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Bing Users' Click-Through Rate 55% Higher Than Google Users'

colganc Re:Umm... cash back anyone? (268 comments)

If cashback is something they keep around for two years or more I consider it as part of the search engine. At two years or more it must be part of their business model.

about 5 years ago
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F-22 Raptor Cancelled

colganc Re:Most deserving (829 comments)

They're accountable to their customers, their shareholders, and their potential customers they want. There is a reason most people who have the money send their children to private schools: they're usually better.

more than 5 years ago
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F-22 Raptor Cancelled

colganc Re:Most deserving (829 comments)

Yes I remember how it was shot down. It was flying the same path over and over. It's LO not "stealth"

more than 5 years ago
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Incandescent Bulbs Return To the Cutting Edge

colganc Re:only 30% more efficient? (569 comments)

No it doesn't need to be regulated as the cost of the water would go up. You or your neighbor then cut back on the amount of water you use. If you don't cut back then there is enough money around to bring a supply of water that you are both demanding at that price point. No government regulation needed and the problem gets taken care of.

more than 5 years ago
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Fluorescent Monkeys Cast Light On Human Disease

colganc Re:Oh no, not human genetic engineering! (174 comments)

But we're ruining the planet! I watched a movie and food comes from cruel treatment of nature true story! Nature first! Humans second!

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Says 3% of GDP Should Fund Science Research And Development

colganc Re:Administration (753 comments)

"So what it boils down to is that the Republicans, by their actions, have proven that they firmly believe in deficit spending, that we can borrow an endless amount of money for whatever our government wants to do. So yes, party allegiance makes a difference: if they're Republicans, they simply don't believe in following a budget." That is what Obama is doing right now.

more than 5 years ago
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CFLs Causing Utility Woes

colganc Saving the Envorinment (859 comments)

So the least expensive item is more environmentally friendly. Who could have known?!

more than 5 years ago
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45% of Dutch Media-Buying Population Are "Pirates"

colganc Correlation or Causation (307 comments)

Are they correlated or one causes the other? I don't think its clear.

more than 5 years ago
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$30B IT Stimulus Will Create Almost 1 Million Jobs

colganc Re:Digging Holes (809 comments)

I'd like to spend the $5 where I want it spent. Preferably on something that makes me more productive. Might be food, might be entertainment, but I don't want to pay someone to dig holes. They could be producing something useful for the world. Digging holes will never be "responsible investing". It is no better than trading houses back and forth at increased prices each time. No where in my post did I say there should be neither no government nor taxation and I'm not quite sure where you're getting that from in my post. I do however sarcastically imply I want my money to be used productively instead of for hole digging.

more than 5 years ago
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$30B IT Stimulus Will Create Almost 1 Million Jobs

colganc Digging Holes (809 comments)

Dig more holes faster please. Thanks for taking my hard earned rewards for work and giving it to someone else. I really appreciate it government.

more than 5 years ago
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Beating the College Bubble

colganc Re:Bankruptcy won't help (616 comments)

Many people failing to pay their student loans is as much of a systemic risk as AIG failing.

more than 5 years ago
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Online Community For a Call Center?

colganc Clearspace (138 comments)

You should check out Clearspace (http://www.jivesoftware.com/products/clearspace). We looked into the product when searching for collaboration software. Ultimately we didn't pick it since it didn't fit our needs quite right, however it sounds perfect for you. Builtin forums, user profiles, wikis, and a host of other things.

more than 5 years ago
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Jobs Rumor Debacle Besmirches Citizen Journalism

colganc Responsibility, Risks, Filters (286 comments)

People with the burden and responsibility of thinking for theirselves will be able to assess the risks of trusting an unknown information source just fine. New filters have already been created to make the unknown sources trustable. I don't understand why their is an investigation. Now the story has publicity people can assess the risks more correctly. No need for the law to get involved.

more than 5 years ago

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