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Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites

dj961 Re:Freedom of speech doesn't mean that (1695 comments)

What about the Civil Rights Act? It explicitly makes this type of discrimination illegal. Basically, if a company is selling products or services to the public, it's can't discriminate against its customers. There's a reason why putting up a "whites only" or "no jews" sign outside your business is illegal. This isn't a freedom of speech issue, but a civil rights issue.

more than 4 years ago

Free Software, a Matter of Life and Death

dj961 Re:Makes sense (197 comments)

Not it's more like a black box where we know most of the inputs but don't know the all outputs.

more than 4 years ago

Latest Version of ACTA Leaks

dj961 Re:you get it half assedly (87 comments)

So we either have a secret global uprising against ACTA, or the people involved don't care enough to keep the document a secret.

I think I'll go with apathy.

more than 4 years ago

10-Year Cell Phone / Cancer Study Is Inconclusive

dj961 Re:"Survey"? (248 comments)

From wiki: A blind or blinded experiment is a scientific experiment where some of the persons involved are prevented from knowing certain information that might lead to conscious or unconscious bias on their part, invalidating the results.
There's no real reason for this study to be blind or double blind; people either have brain tumors or they don't. I suspect that instead of asking, the scientists took a look at a persons medical history and looked for brain tumors.

more than 4 years ago

Judge Orders Gizmodo Search Warrant Unsealed

dj961 Re:Hrmm (526 comments)

Grats on the selective quoting. It actually reads "499c(b)(3) PC - Theft; Without authority make or cause to be made a copy (definition includes photograph) of any article representing a trade secret (a felony)"

more than 4 years ago

Federal Judge Bars Instant Publishing of Analysts' Stock Tips

dj961 Re:Ok. Help me out here. (133 comments)

But it's not factual information, it's analysis and opinion. You wouldn't call an opinion piece on the economy as factual information, because everyone knows that an opinion piece is a subjective interpretation of the facts. Why would you do the same for a stock tip. This has nothing to do with Google News because Google News redistributes the news and not opinions.

more than 4 years ago

Court Rules Against Vaccine-Autism Claims Again

dj961 Re:"antivax" people (416 comments)

I take it you don't know how vaccines work. Why you would think that getting infect with a fully working microbe is safer than getting infected with a attenuated(weakened) microbe is beyond me.
The fact is that children are routinely vaccinated against chicken pox as part of the measles mumps rubella vaccine.
There is NO benefit in being sick over vaccinated, it's not logical.

more than 4 years ago

TiVo Time Warp Judgment Affirmed

dj961 Re:Maybe I'm not getting it right... (107 comments)

From the patent, in the prior art section "However, a VCR cannot both capture and play back information at the same time."
While your button allowed you to watch and record, you couldn't rewind and record at the same time, which is what the patent claims. Things like instant replay are impossible with a VCR.

more than 4 years ago

Is Plagiarism In Literature Just Sampling?

dj961 Re:No. (449 comments)

Non-fiction readers would disagree on quoting being distracting. Lifting an entire page is hardly sampling. It outright theft.

more than 4 years ago

Dark Cloud Over Good Works of Gates Foundation

dj961 Re:Bill Gates (325 comments)

But the companies they invest in get richer.

about 8 years ago


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