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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

geekoid hahaha (281 comments)

"Writer and professor of philosophy "
well, I'm sure there will be some solid fact based opinion there. One that won't be applied a tiny area to a wider and different sciences.

Philosophy as a field of study in and of itself is dead. Its 'no better then astrology and rides on the coat tails of it's own history.

As an example. well, this story.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:TFA is a crappy piece of socialist propaganda (485 comments)

"Women are not paid less if they are doing the same jobs and spending the same time doing them as men do, "
demonstrably false.
I assume the rest of your post is based on that false data and did infect my mind with your stupidity be reading it.

Let be guess:
You incorrectly call it socialist. You assume gathering data that show something you don't like is 'whats wrong with America' and you make ad hom attacks against the article and author

Did I get that about right?
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3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:The workplace is changing. (485 comments)

A) You can't seem to do math.
B) Female Vets do work the same hours
C) Female vets general spend more time with the pet owners then men.

"t 4-5 female vets do the job of one male vet."
this just keep driving me up a wal. So by your "logic" a female vet works 3 hours a day?

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Slashdot: polical-correct leftists anti-freedom (485 comments)

"Amazon should be free to hire who them like"
Yes, lets bring back etrenched racism, thing went so well

"and now lost again back to communist-socialism"
I see you are an idiot.

"Also flash news, weman[sic] do not prefer hard physical work all that much you know. "
False.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:show me the cold hard facts (485 comments)

Except that's not true at all.
Women make over 6000 dollars less for the same job. 11,000 is they have one child.

You idiots keep bringing up the well debunking or misleading points. Maybe you should shut the fuck up and read up on the issue?

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Bullshit Stats. (485 comments)

Except negotiating on a person by person bases for the same work is stupid. Why should a great engineer be paid less because they aren't a social adept as someone else?
It's the same work.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Bullshit Stats. (485 comments)

So people who are artists and nurses are stupid?

You are a moron,and I hope you have a lot of daughters so you can watch and try to fight a variety of entrenched attitudes and systems that push them away from what they want to do.
I have a daughter who like science and want's to be a game designer. I see how she has it stacked against her compared to my son.

Society pushes those biases onto the kids, not just parents.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Bullshit Stats. (485 comments)

In Seattle tech, the average pay for a man is:$89,400 for a women its: $79,000

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Here we go again (485 comments)

What other reasons? dumbass.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Bullshit Stats. (485 comments)

He has exactly no logic an no facts. Hey, it backs your bias so jump right in.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Bullshit Stats. (485 comments)

Except that you are wrong. Name one industry that shows your point.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:I bet Amazon would love to hire more women. (485 comments)

" One was competent (but a manly lumber dyke), the rest were air thieves."
So you add a worthless antidote, use negative slang to describe them, and imply the more manly one is the better they are?

Nice way to stack up the microaggression right into misogyny AND homophobia.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:Here we go again (485 comments)

You people are idiots looking for an excuse to be outraged.
It's just data, and the question is 'why?'. No one is outraged.

Half the population makes less money then the other half, and looking at the data and trying to see if we can find parity is reasonable.

Why do you think we should ignore this issue?

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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

geekoid Re:NEWS FLASH (61 comments)

When though? I find it interesting that it's the afternoon.
Why wait that long to leave for a trip? I would have thought the morning would be worse.
In the rare occasion I need to go somewhere the day before TGiv* I leave at 5-6AM Now I might sleep an extra hour.

*You Heard Me.

3 days ago
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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

geekoid Re:orly? (61 comments)

I cut everyone in the family who are argumentative*, gets sloppy drunk, and like to fight ut of my holidays.
My families holidays are relaxing and stress free. Family is a two way street. If they can't respect my family and home, then I don't need to invite them over.
Frankly, I don't understand people who put up with the crap.

*I don't mean people I can have a civil discusses with who happen to be arguing a different POV.

3 days ago
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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

geekoid Re: Who knew? (61 comments)

That would be shocking, and a first for human beings as a whole. New data indicates what I am doing is wrong? well, I'll just change what I do, said hardly anyone, ever.

3 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

geekoid Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (494 comments)

There are trade offs, and I am not second guessing the designers because I don't know all their constraints,

Getting and handling could have been done with the assistance of other countries. No, it would not have lost significant amounts of fuel.

They would need one gram per .5 watt.

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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

geekoid Re:Nuclear Power has Dangers (494 comments)

It' an alpha emitter tat decays into a less energetic alpha emitter.
so scary.

3 days ago

Submissions

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Truck carrying Cobalt-60 found in Mexico

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year ago

geekoid (135745) writes "The Truck carrying Cobalt 69 that had been stolen has been found in Mexico. The thieves opened up the containers and where exposed to the radiation. It is presumed they will die form the exposure. Mexican Authorities are currently undergoing recovery operation."
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Windows 8.1 to boot to desktop

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year and a half ago

geekoid (135745) writes "According to the Verge, Windows 8.1 will have an option to boot directly to the desktop. In light of recent reporting about the general distaste and design flaws of windows 8 user interface, will MS's updates be dynamic enough to stop the current MS Exodus?"
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Voyager 1 may have past through the Heliopause

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Data beinr returned by the Voyager 1 indocates it ahs left the Heliopause, being the first machine ever to leave the protection of the Suns Solar winds.
Data: Energetic proton increase This is a monumental achievement for NASA, and a huge leap for all mankind. Showing once again that humans can do awe inspiring things."

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Congressmen want to remove propaganda ban

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Rep. Mark Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State have created an admendment the would remove the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987. Those acts were created to protect the people from the government propaganda. Call you representative about this today. Find them here"
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Ada Lovelace day

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Today is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_lovelace> Ada Lovelace day. "The Right Honourable the Countess of Lovelace" was a mathematician, translator, and the first computer programmer. tragically she died from bloodletting. So, today is a good opportunity to remember women's accomplishments in technology."
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SEtI Allen Array shutdown

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "On April 15th, the Allen Telescope Array was shutdown. California's panic to 'save' money mean the the NSF funding for the operations of the Array has dried up. This is just one example of research and science getting slashed. Science is the very thing that gives us the tools we use, and drives the economy; but it's one of the first things to get cut. Why aren't we angered by this? Where is the 'Science, Research, and experimentation lobby?"
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Mandatory Health care fine by founding fathers

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Most people against mandatory health care say "The Founding Fathers" would not want it, and that it's against the intent of the constitution. Not only is the 'founding fathers' claim a logical fallacy trying to gain some sense of false authority and appeal to emotion, it is also wrong. As it turns out the founding fathers actually created a mandatory health care act, and it was signed by John Adams. I suspect John Adams knew more about the constitution and it's intent then pretty much any Pseudo republican Tea Party member."
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Wikileaks shows the US is doing a pretty good job.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Wikileaks release of secret cables shows the Obama administration has a realistic view of world events, and is handling them very well.
From the article: "One thing that is helpful is that it shows that the U.S. government is basically trying to put in place good policies, that it has a good idea of what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a pretty good analysis of the situation of Russia,"

IT also shows the US is viewed fairly well in the Arab world. My favorite quote:
The silver lining really is that the U.S. doesn’t come across as a gunslinger, at least in the Middle East.
- Fariborz Ghadar, foreign policy analyst.
As an American, I'm pretty happy with the way things are actually being handled in the mid-east."

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Sony halts Walkman.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 4 years ago

geekoid writes "After 30 years, Sony has pulled the plug on the Walkman. The Walkman was a portable cassette player. The first practical way to take the music you wan't where ever you go. Including shared tapes and copies of friends tapes. I had one and loved it. Even though they held less music then the Nomad, they weren't lame."
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A humorous view of the history of media piracy

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Everyone on slashdot is familiar with the media's attempt to thwart people from copying their content. Over at cracked they have a humorous article looking at the media corporations history of piracy FUD."
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Video Games designed to be addictive?

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"
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Correlation and causation, and overview

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 5 years ago

geekoid writes "So many people who post on Slashdot fall in to the causation is not correlation logical fallacy. I thought an article that discuss this logical fallacy, both it's use and abuse."
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Boing Boing has posted a story anout a person who was fired about talking about a gun, and then visited by the police for making a web comic about it: Boing Boing Link The police called it a borderline "terroristic" threat. The comic in question is here : Comic"
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Apple has announced there iPhone: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ I guess it's time to say I told you so... I told you so. It has a beautiful interface, but without buttuns I'm not sure how I will be able to dial without looking. Finally, the single device with all the functionality I want at a reasonable size. The price is a little steep, but that's what they said about the iPod."

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Cool

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Even though I've been reading slashdot for quite some time, I jusr recently started poking around to see whats what.
Obviously, I found out about the Journal.

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