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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

globaljustin you are a Republican (575 comments)

you are, by policy position, a Republican.

just the way you answer the "women's rights" issue...

The Lilly Leadbetter Fair Pay Act was killed by the GOP

you're trolling not having an honest discussion

2 hours ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

globaljustin social engineering flaw (299 comments)

Actually it can't. That's kind of the point of git.

so 'git' is just unhackable...its perfectly secure...no way someone could've put a gun to the guy's head while he sat in front of his computer to make these changes...

if I was the criminal/CIA agent, i'd actually help the guy with an alibi..maybe tell him to claim it "was an accident"

no way that people would infect a system ***and*** lie about it...b/c that never happens simultaneously /sarcasm

6 hours ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

globaljustin name the issue and be shown otherwise (575 comments)

look at policy votes...on a specific issue, not your troll rhetoric...issues like:

abortion
taxation (who gets tax breaks)
creationism in textbooks
women's rights
free speech
net neutrality

on and on...you name the issue and Republicans are on the wrong side of it

if you want to continue, name a policy that is actively being voted upon right now and let's look together at it...

while democrats are a big tent, containing progressives, Clinton-era liberals, centrists/moderates and others...all of whom form a lose coalition...conversely, Republicans speak the same talking points (dictated from their financiers) and vote in lockstep

you make the logical fallacy of false equivalence

7 hours ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

globaljustin we don't know what happened AT ALL (299 comments)

Yes, we can trace the changelogs in the software & note who was checking the changes and missed them, but that all can be circumvented.

The fact is we don't know if Heartbleed was an honest mistake or not...we don't know who knew and when...we don't know alot

FOSS is nowhere in the conversation, btw...this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that this was Open Source project.

Private company's products have ridiculous security issues...comparing this to that is not helpful.

7 hours ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

globaljustin yes (259 comments)

The article is an illustration of a journalist discovering the fact that as a journalist he knows not the slightest fuck what he is on about when he starts talking about the future of tech. It says nothing else about how the rest of us understand the future of technology though.

right?

TFA barely talks about actual technology or issues of "futurism"...

so much of what everyday people see in the media about tech is utter bullshit...IMHO it measurably costs us $$$

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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

globaljustin your plan is stupid (575 comments)

vote against whoever is in office currently and vote for their opponent most likely to throw them out

I can't imagine a more stupid, reductive way to vote.

If you see on TV that Tyson's brand chicken strips are being recalled, you don't go throw out all your bacon and ham cold cuts.

Republicans are the source of **every bad policy** in government now

Republicans are the source of **every reason why we can't change**

Vote them out.

yesterday
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

globaljustin wrong...this is definitely the GOP (575 comments)

Rep Congress forces government shutdowns **as a regular negotiating tactic**

Rep financiers and Congress hold gun to the face of American people..."pass our farm bill or watch your retirement die"

This is all about Republican obstructionism...that's the **only way** bullshit laws like this get into a rider on a Farm Bill

All Dem's can do is either **not have a farm bill** and a **shutdown government** or they can let the bullshit law pass, then fix it after people complain

That's the breakdown of the real situation, that's why this is the GOP's fault

The GOP is wrong on virtually all the issues b/c they operate for funding from donors, not to be competent legislators.

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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

globaljustin source needed (575 comments)

I'm going to second the request for a source...this sounds like something a redneck says at a dive bar in Charleston

yesterday
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

globaljustin problem of academia not tech (280 comments)

this is a problem ****across academic disciplines**** and not in any way related to tech specifically.

dropping out of college is a reductive concept...and using people like Jobs or Gates as examples is patently foolish

if you realize your college **program** sucks, transfer to one that doesnt

if you realize your career goals cannot be reached through a degree, then drop out

if you want to have a **career** in tech, get a degree in tech

these stupid studies are so reductive & leave out so many salient factors...disregard!

yesterday
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

globaljustin disregard last comment (832 comments)

jeez i'm trolling myself....i misread your post...holy crap...

sorry...you were agreeing with me and my previous comment will not make any sense

i need to just stop posting in this thread

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

globaljustin salt (832 comments)

I said:

"In ***unnatural*** concentrations anything is a pollutant."

You can't counter that.

ex: Salt.

Sodium Chloride...its food for crying out loud! Everyone has it in their homes! We give it to babies! How can it be pollution??? WTF?

Dump 1,000 of salt onto a field and it becomes fallow.

****THATS POLLUTION****

same with CO2

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

globaljustin 10^6 tons of extra CO2 is def pollution (832 comments)

In ***unnatural*** concentrations anything is a pollutant.

Our modern industrial society makes by-products of type and/or **scale** that **hurt nature**

Scale is key. Nuclear waste is pollution b/c of its radioactivity (found in nature)...CO2 is pollution b/c of the **scale** it is being unnaturally produced

All pollution is harmful b/c it *distrupts nature's perfect system*

Pollution disrupts in many ways.

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

globaljustin pollution hurts the environemnt (832 comments)

I've never understood the controversy...does anyone think that pollution isn't harmful?

Our modern industrial society makes by-products of type and/or scale that **hurt nature**

No one, absolutely no one, even the climate change "deniers" can contradict this fact.

It's about government regulation...that's the only thing that keeps companies from unscrupulously disposing of their waste.

Companies do not want regulation...that pretty much explains the entire "climate debate"

3 days ago
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Phil Shapiro says 20,000 Teachers Should Unite to Spread Chromebooks (Video)

globaljustin this Chromepost smells Chromefunny (101 comments)

Chrometeachers need laptops, sure but it's not the essential tool of Chromeeducation.

For some Chromereason, I feel like TFA is taking benefits of ***USING ANY LAPTOP*** and recasting them as Chromebenefits of using one company's product

4 days ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

globaljustin good points (104 comments)

thnx for an informed opinion

if Google Glass's product development people had half the sense you do about everyday tasks the rollout wouldn't be so awkward

one thing I'd add is that all the benefits these people taut of using Google Glass are actually benefits that can come from using **any video camera**

you dont need Google Glass to take video

4 days ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

globaljustin won't stop fraud_just use regular video cam (104 comments)

The best way to keep inspectors from looking the other way for cash under the table is to be able to see when they're looking the other way.

what?

google glass won't keep...um...people from bribing each other...they can just exchange the money at another time

it's good in a way that techies are so naive when it comes to criminality

this whole thing was some hot idea by some "product development" person who knows absolutely nothing about the **actual task**

yes...they could use **any kind of video camera**...including the old fashioned kind not strapped to your face

4 days ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

globaljustin Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (639 comments)

As an actor, she did a good job

totally subjective and highly debatable

I addressed your point **in my post**

I explained I was criticizing her acting choices and going off of **her own descriptions** of her professional choices & her approach to the role...that's totally fair game to criticize

5 days ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

globaljustin Re:Mulgrew is an airhead (639 comments)

as I said, i'm going of how she described herself in The Captians film, which came out about 3 years ago

5 days ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

globaljustin yeah that would change things (639 comments)

if she just did the trailer that would change things...idk it seemed she narrated the whole thing b/c she mentioned going down the studio multiple times IIRC

5 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

globaljustin fired for bad judgement (1109 comments)

he was fired for bad judgement

just like in my new hire embarrasing the boss/founder example...even though its true it's still bad judgement which is enough to get you fired in the "vagaries of contemporary employment"

think twitter...twitter is speech...if a person sends a dick pic via twitter they might be fired depending on their job

that's ***legal***

those are two examples but the point is he had *bad judgement*

is it fair? i'm not addressing that question b/c I don't know the details of his hiring in the first place...maybe he had been warned internally, maybe all Mozilla are like him...no way for us in this discussion to know

he apologized...that should be noted

5 days ago

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Rappers & actors invest in Coinbase, Bitcoin

globaljustin globaljustin writes  |  about 3 months ago

globaljustin (574257) writes ""According to Pando , Nas and partners have invested in Coinbase, a company that lets you buy and store Bitcoin.

CBS Local reports that Childish Gambino (otherwise known as Donald Glover from Community) are believers. Glover seems to think we're still on the gold standard and that it should be replaced with Bitcoins..."

So...is this good for Bitcoin?"

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Obama Directs FCC to Mandate All Cell Phones Be Unlocked

globaljustin globaljustin writes  |  about 7 months ago

globaljustin (574257) writes ""Several months after calling for legislation to unlock cellphones, the White House filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asking that all wireless carriers be required to unlock all mobile devices so that users can easily switch between carriers."

This move should be met with universal acclaim from cell phone users, right?"

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Bill Proposes Database of Offenders to Aid Dating

globaljustin globaljustin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

globaljustin (574257) writes "A California state bill would create an online database open to the public of men and women convicted of domestic violence in California.

"If you're online, Googling and looking for information on someone you met in a bar or on MySpace, this would provide a tool for people to go and look to see if someone who is suspicious and a little creepy has a history of violence," said Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, who introduced the bill.

Also reported by the New York Times and GCN"

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cybernetics in the 3rd order

globaljustin globaljustin writes  |  about 6 months ago

This is my first journal entry.

I will chronicle my scientific and business related endeavors.

My business approach uses Cybernetics.

What do I mean by Cybernetic Approach:

A 'cybernetic' approach to problem solving and decision making is a way of contextualizing and processing decisions.

Cybernetics is, roughly, the study of how humans interact with systems. What makes the approach useful is the trans-disciplinary connotations of the word 'systems'

Everything is a system! Nature is a system, your face is a system, a soufflé is a system, a beer in your glass is a system, a crowd of people is a system, this website you're reading is a system...

Everything!

It might seem reductive...'of course it's a 'system'...that tells me nothing' you might say...however this contextualization puts everything we observe into a systemic context, which guides how we progress.

So that is a bit of theory about cybernetic systems. Now, the **application** of that systemic approach is where cybernetics really shines, and IMHO shows that it is the most fit method of inquiry.

Cybernetics is **applied** trans-diciplinarily as well. No application of a action to control a system is out of bounds. ALL methods and means are used to capacity as needed.

ex: writing a 'novel'...

there are many approaches to writing a novel, some authors I've read will sit and type out a book they like as a way to get the feeling of doing the work...others like seclusion...it's up to the writer...the writer **chooses** at several decision nodes exactly how the novel will be

choices, multifactor analysis, nonquantifiable data, decision nodes...this is something a cybernetic approach can assist

if an author was truly taking a 'cybernetic' approach to the decision making process of writing a novel, she would use **every** style and genre as it fit the needs of communication

nothing is out of bounds, and indeed, by design, all possible methods are not only 'in bounds' but the method requires using all of them (or at least the possibility that any might be used)

ex: choice of narration style. will this novel have a narrator? will the narrator be a 3rd person omniscient? will they be a character in the story who is 'telling' the story to the reader? will they be a reliable narrator?

"yes" is the cybernetic answer...

communicating the message to the reader is the single most important factor...full expression...

cybernetics gives us the freedom to choose any tool we like to accomplish our goal, as long as...it accomplishes the goal

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