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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

evilRhino Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

I believe the idea that unions are still relevant is a popular message among the corporate media. For example when Hostess went bankrupt in 2012 due to mismanagement, the press reported mostly that the business would have to close if the unions didn't make concessions. Never mind the fact that they had previously made many concessions in the past, and the new contract would result in wages barely over minimum wage yet would not touch executive bonuses. OCP owns the police.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

evilRhino Re:Why? (2219 comments)

We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

I think the problem is that if you build an engine for a wider audience at the cost of the community, you'll be left with nothing. There are plenty of other "shiny" websites for the mass audience. The community that was built at Slashdot is the real value of the brand. If the parent company wants to build a website with a mass appeal, they should build one from scratch and spin Slashdot off into a separate company.

about 9 months ago
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The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

evilRhino Re:Begun they have... (234 comments)

There was one person that posted "Beta is fine, Beta is great", but the comment text itself was how to improve things that fell short. It seems like a forgone conclusion that once the new system goes live, most people that contribute to the Slashdot community will leave and never come back.

about 9 months ago
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Amazon's Double-Helix Acquisition Hints At Gaming Console

evilRhino Re:Dice have already written off Slashdot (116 comments)

I sure am glad these conglomerates are in the position to buy out these companies and make them more successful by using proven business tactics. Let's give them another round of tax-cuts for creating jobs!

about 9 months ago
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How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

evilRhino Re:Contact Alice Hill (180 comments)

I think it's more analogous to new Digg than /r/politics. The awful Digg website design drove off users never to return. There are several other sub-Reddit that took the place of /r/politcs. Hell, we could even make a slashdot-esque sub-reddit.

about 9 months ago
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Former Red Hat COO Helps Health Care Providers Work Together (Video)

evilRhino agree (74 comments)

It is definitely worse. The screen real estate is not used very well.

about 9 months ago
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Wozniak Gets Personal On Innovation

evilRhino Re:I blame textbook monopolies. (161 comments)

Which country do you live in? In the US, where I live, teachers' unions have been crushed by scab organizations like "Teach for America", charter schools, and private school vouchers programs.

about 9 months ago
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Wozniak Gets Personal On Innovation

evilRhino Re:I blame textbook monopolies. (161 comments)

strong voice != absolute power. It's a straw man argument to say that he was advocating for absolute power on behalf of the teachers' union.

about 9 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

evilRhino Re:Not quite that (269 comments)

If you look at the link I posted above, there is a model that shows how the spoiler effect is real. This has happened in the real world many times. For recent examples look at Perot and Nader taking away votes from candidates that lost their elections. What is your evidence that this effect is a fallacy?

about 9 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

evilRhino Re:Not quite that (269 comments)

You could see it that way, but it is more likely that by not voting you are giving the supporters evil person better leverage by not working against them. Your only chance is to get the good person to win the primary, but if you don't it's giant douche or turd sandwich.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?

evilRhino Re:The Guardian (361 comments)

When your world-view is no longer based on reality, reporting the truth should appear to be biased against you.

about 9 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

evilRhino Re:Not quite that (269 comments)

All third-parties do is introduce a spoiler effect, making the more similar candidate lose.

about 9 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

evilRhino Re:Not quite that (269 comments)

". Our current president is the most conservative president our country has ever had, " well, there it is. The stupidest statement on slashdot to date.

He's not the *most* conservative, but he could easily be within the top 5. He hasn't enacted a single "liberal" action or policy that didn't have corporate backing.

about 9 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

evilRhino Re:...but if you want free software to improve... (1098 comments)

The App store TOS prohibits releasing software that is GPL. You can find your favorite source if you google "app store gpl".

about 9 months ago
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Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

evilRhino Re:Evil crony capitalism and the nanny state (186 comments)

You make a sensible argument, but overlook a couple of key factors.

In the US, ostensibly we ARE the government ("We the people" and all that). We only have crony capitalists of both parties in power because the majority of the populous turns a blind eye while the minority funds them through the primaries/general election and puts them into power. Your complaints go to a larger problem that aren't really relevant here.

The rocket industry NEEDS oversight. These things in the wrong hands are basically weapons.

about 9 months ago
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Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

evilRhino Re:The only regulation (186 comments)

If you read the article, they basically suspended the regulations for a period of time to allow commercial flight to take off. At the time, they expected many flights to have taken place so there would be some safety data to analyze. The problem is when hundreds of flights were expected, they only had 12. I think this is just propaganda against sensible safety regulations. What will probably happen is the regulations will be relaxed for a few more years, but there probably aren't enough resources in this agency to provide proper oversight.

about 9 months ago
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Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

evilRhino Re:Here we go.... (186 comments)

But thankfully it is not preventing you from storing chemicals of unknown danger in shoddy equipment next to a river that provides 300,000 people with their water. Because freedom!

about 9 months ago
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Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

evilRhino Re:FCC Shouldn't Ban It, But Airlines Should (340 comments)

Don't be absurd. If you're really concerned about government over-regulation of breathing, I recommend you go to a heavily populated area in either India or China. Our government doesn't need to tell us to breathe, but emission controls here actually do improve your experience. Truth of the matter is that we do need some common entity to oversee things like flying. I suppose next you'll say that we don't need the government telling airlines how to secure their cockpits, schedule takeoffs and landings to avoid collisions, or inspect their planes for mechanical failures, etc.

about 9 months ago
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Why the Major Labels Love (and Artists Hate) Music Streaming

evilRhino Re:Someone please (164 comments)

We were talking about a hypothetical scenario where the cost of hard drives used by Dropbox would become relevant to the OP as analogy to the cost of music vs record labels royalties to artists. In this example, Dropbox has as much influence on the market of hard drives as the music industry has on music royalties in the real world. Basically Dropbox forced the margins down on hard drives so much that most companies are forced to exit the business. As a result, you can't get Pandora music in this hypothetical world, because no one makes hard drives anymore.

about 9 months ago
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Why the Major Labels Love (and Artists Hate) Music Streaming

evilRhino Re:Someone please (164 comments)

Where do you think the stream comes from? Little musicians playing live on the other end of the tube? The music is being stored on a disk somewhere, even if you don't own it.

about 9 months ago

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