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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

grumpyman Just curious... (455 comments)

...can anyone who works as a cop or in a police department, think about this possibility? Or extend to any public servant for the matter?

about three weeks ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

grumpyman This is how capitalism is suppose to work. (441 comments)

Would you buy a product in US while you get exactly the same product for half price from China? I am not advocating one way or the other but this is how the system is suppose to operate. Or I go one step further, this is all based on people's fundamental drive for greed (or you call it productivity?) - don't blame the "system".

about 1 month ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

grumpyman So what's the next step here... (181 comments)

...allow protection to UI design? Put legislation around it, negotiate them into free trades agreement and try to enforce them?

about a month ago
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Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

grumpyman Re:performance never measured in MHz (151 comments)

PC definitely was as parent said. I recall those desktop with a 'turbo' button where u press will double the speed (show in 7-segment LED) from 16 to 32MHz....

about a month ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

grumpyman That's super dumb... (561 comments)

If they add up the females and non-whites then it'll be more than 125%.

about a month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

grumpyman Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

I am not an expert but, trials expected to begin in humans soon - sounds like it just started phase 2 approval. Typically that implies many years away from general use still..... Phase 1 == safety; Phase 2 == efficacy in small group; Phase 3 == efficacy with statistical significance. And typically phase 3 takes most time and resources. If this is the first time on human, it implies just starting phase 2.

about 2 months ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

grumpyman Re:PANIC! (409 comments)

Greenland is more of a problem - isolated and no people!

about 2 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

grumpyman Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Maybe not the users, but ask the 'corporate' or the 'CIO' level see what they think of Android, iOS and Windows.

about 4 months ago
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Melbourne Uber Drivers Slapped With $1700 Fines; Service Shuts Down

grumpyman Re:The historical cycle (255 comments)

Right on the money. +++++

about 4 months ago
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New Shape Born From Rubber Bands

grumpyman Re:New? (120 comments)

Well you should have published a paper about it :)

about 5 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

grumpyman Re:Apple is on very shakey ground (386 comments)

Plenty of non-Apple users still hold the believe that Apple's success (up to now) is because they spend on marketing.

about 5 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

grumpyman Re:One simple reason for this (386 comments)

Hmm... my take is, app doesn't progressively become worse but there are just more and more. Similar ideas are implemented over and over (instead of when iPad/iPhone was just out) - nothing is really "cool" any more because of that (more same old). I'd argue the "good" app are as useful as before (how can a pdf mobile reader be less useful today than before?) - but the novelty is no longer there not because of app, the novelty of the tablet+app uniqueness are well exploited (touch-base, mobile, internet connected, GPS..etc.). There won't be a whole lot of "cool app" until there are more novel hardware integrated into a tablet platform.

about 5 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

grumpyman Re:Well... (386 comments)

We have the original iPad @ home and it's still alright.

about 5 months ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

grumpyman Re:Survivor: Wheel Well (239 comments)

Watching consecutive episodes of somebody unconscious in a dark, tight place :)

about 5 months ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

grumpyman Re:And how about the CRA? (104 comments)

FYI I also recall CRA claims other than those SIN, the system was not breached before.

about 5 months ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

grumpyman Re:Good. (104 comments)

I think the arrest is warranted. However, WTF is wrong with CRA people, seriously. Shut the damn thing down as soon as they find out it is vulnerable.

about 5 months ago

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New bill on illegal downloads in Canada let companies exchange personal info

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  about 5 months ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "New bill to crack down on illegal downloads in Canada allow private companies to exchange personal information with other companies if they believe there has been a breach of agreement, or a case of fraud. I copyright this message and therefore if you are reading it, you have broken the law. I demand that your ISP to provide me your name and address so I can launch a suit."
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Ex-NASA employees accuse agency of 'extreme position' on climate change

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  more than 2 years ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "A coalition of 49 ex-NASA employees, including seven Apollo astronauts, have accused the U.S. space agency of sullying its reputation by taking the “extreme position” of concluding that carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change. Is the claim in this letter opinion or fact?"
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grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  more than 7 years ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "A woman who shot her three teenage sons should be acquitted of murder because she is insane, as the lawyer explains, "She thought her children were being turned into clones or robots.""

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