Wake up people.
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Wake up people.
Slashdot: please turn off new registrations. We're being infiltrated by shills.
I would really rather not use my real name on Google+.
I am happy to use a middle name and my surname, do you think Google would consider this a violation?
Is it possible to have more than one account? Perhaps one for inanity and one for being professional?
I still don't want to register (I deleted Facebook) but college life is very different without it.
I think this picture captures what is truly evil:
Children are perhaps the most unbiased and neutral force for judgement. They might be naive but they are neutral.
I strongly believe people should be having less children and taking responsibility for their actions.
I honestly do not understand how people can regard me selfish for this opinion.
Population control is not necessarily an extreme measure that others have assumed. In the UK we have tons of teenage prenancies. I mean tons. There's a page on Wikipedia dedicated to it. Some areas in Britain are full of single mothers which live off the state. I find this a disgusting waste of resources.
What if they taxed young children who have children young more? These kids should be in school - not getting pregnant. There is a really good post about sending girls to school, as that really does work.
Some jackass modded me overrated because they disagreed. Humanity has a long way to go!
Have these vigilantes done any physical damage? No.
Have they killed anybody? No.
Have they seriously hurt people? No.
Are they an organized crime cartel? No.
Are they for profit? No.
Do they have motivations that are good for the rest of the population? Yes.
If you ask me, the authorities should be going after all the malicious software, the scareware and crapware that is written INSIDE the United States. Why go after some kids who are making a point?
Society these days! SNAFU!
In the last two weeks, I have read the following books:
- Anthem (Ayn Rand)
- Old Man's War (Joe Scalzi)
- The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
- Gateway (Frederik Pohl)
I enjoyed all four books.
- Anthem is a very familiar story since it's concept is used in lots of other fiction. It was nice to have book that encapsulates the idea of collectivism in one short story. I can't think of any similar stories right now but I will soon.
- The Forever War is probably not as funny as Old Man's War but it's got some very cool battle scenes. The portrayal of Earth is believable. I love the time dilation effects. The ending reminds me of Gaia in Foundation. The English is less complex than OMW but some of the ideas are perhaps cooler. (Like the fields, trauma suppression system, Marygay). Very happy ending. Likable main character. The best way for me to summarise this book is essentially 'AVATAR done properly'.
- Old Man's War reminds me like Avatar but done properly. I like how there is a moral background to the whole thing. The universe is portrayed as a very dangerous place which I like. The part about the humans being surrounded reminds me of the Rendezvous with Rama book in the species simulator room, how many species expand and die out or there is conflict between them. Well written. Likable main character.
- Gateway is a tough one. I really enjoyed the science and all the concepts. Earth was believable here too. I liked some of the characters but I hated the main character. He was a big asshole. I did like the robot psychologist to a degree but the ending was ambiguous, the first time I read the last paragraph I thought the robot was becoming self-aware. I did not like the whole psychological tirade about his sexuality, his mother and Dane, it kind of came out of nowhere to me.
Four good books that I highly recommend you read. Perhaps in the following order: OMW, TFW, Gateway, Anthem. OMW and TFW are very similar, military science fiction.
Yes. Please join Google+! It's very much better than Facebook!
Disclaimer: I don't actually use Google+ or intend to use Google+. I just want to see Facebook die. Come on, you know the geek in you wants it to be true too!
Is it disingenuous to recommend something for spiteful gain? Mark Zuckerberg is an asshole.
It's not even funny anymore. PR films own our news. Is anyone else suspicious that there has been an unbelievable amount of articles on the following:
- BlackBerry's death
Something makes me think that maybe some company is funding these articles. BlackBerry may very well be in decline but these constant articles alluding to it make me think it's an induced Streisland effect. Some PR firms are attacking BlackBerry relentlessly. I wonder if it is Google or Apple?
I think it's important to give people benefit of the doubt online.
However I am not sure if I broke my civility. On Slashdot it seems that it is common for people to politely be rude to people.
I've reached my limit. How do I get more?
I'm noticing a lot of first post trolls recently:
pandrijeczko (588093) has done it a number of times now. He makes his posts look like they could be real.
Another is arth1, I can't tell if it is a sockpuppet.
I'm wondering if anybody knows of a way to download Slashdot comments (and journals) easily?
I'd like to take my own copy of my slashdot comments. Short of writing a script to do it I can't think of a simple way to do it.
Can I get Slashdot to email me after a comment? Really, I should be sensible and save comments to my computer first and paste them in...
If someone I disagree with makes a valid and thoughtful arguments, I moderate them up anyway. I want someone else to enjoy the post!
I am subscribed to a number of software mailing lists and even contribute sometimes. There's one thing that really makes my blood boil.
If you see a poorly written help request from someone who really doesn't know what they're doing and they beg for help or ask you to email them, please don't.
These people are employed because western corporations have outsourced IT functions to places like India. I have nothing against them personally but they have no respect, manners and sometimes are even rude. When you help them, you are not only doing it for free but you are helping them keep a job they are not fit for. You know, the job that you should probably be doing and getting paid for.
If you see a post that demonstrates lack of understanding (especially from a Indian name) and who looks like they're under pressure, please don't help them. Maybe then they'll get fired.
This drives me up the wall.
One of the few western employees still left
I just checked out a packet of frozen chicken that had a competition to win a 100 pounds. It says
'Enter with Facebook'
So now not only do they have whatever feedback you give them directly, they have your Facebook profile and all the information from that, especially if you click 'Like' so they can match your entry to it.
Marketing information goldmine! Fortunately you can enter by email...
I was insightful, then underrated, then overrated then troll.
Be wary of New Media Strategies, IMHO they damage the brands they represent by PRETENDING to be genuine users of a product. Unfortunately, they're only damaging the reputation of themselves and the product they advertise.
The following individuals are associated with NMS
Susannah Griffiths - Senior Account Director, Corporate
Talia Ran - Online Analyst, Corporate
Cristina Maas - Online Analyst, Corporate
Tara Stone - Managing Account Director, Corporate
Soren Dayton - Senior Communications Strategist, Public Affairs
Patrick Pho - Online Analyst, Corporate
Chintimini Keith - Creative Producer, Strategy & Insights
Caroline Sancken - Online Analyst, Entertainment
Danny Christiansen - Promotions Associate, Entertainment
Ryan Nolan - Online Analyst, Corporate
Meghan Sager - Project Manager, Corporate Practice
Tara Dobbs - Business Manager
Jayar Donlan - Research Director, Strategy & Insights
Laura Murphy - Project Manager, Entertainment
Sam Huxley - Vice President, Strategy and Insights
Dave Telfer - Account Manager, Corporate
George Ross Parman - Online Analyst, Public Affairs
Nick Pogar - Online Analyst, Corporate
Kelsey Cohen-Roth - Online Analyst, Entertainment
Aaron Velthoven - Account Supervisor, Corporate
Erin Kirkpatrick - Promotions Associate, Entertainment
Jack Macleod - Vice President, Sales
JP Freire - Senior Communications Strategist, Public Affairs
Angie Creger - Account Director, Corporate
Jennifer Utz - Regional Sales Director, Northeast
Tony Smith - Online Analyst, Corporate
Preston Davenport - Regional Sales Director, Southeast
Mclean Donovan - Senior Online Analyst, Entertainment
Sara Diaz - Strategic Manager, Public Affairs
Intern Corner -
Mike Snead - Online Analyst, Corporate
Jeff Taylor - Associate Strategist, Strategy & Insights
Emily Kaiser - Project Manager, Entertainment
Kelly Hartigan - Sales and Marketing Manager, Sales
David White - Senior Account Director, Public Affairs
Sue Keffer - Special Assistant to the CEO
Cathy Choe - Senior Promotions Associate, Entertainment
Ashley Aikens - Project Manager, Entertainment
Veronica Crosetto - Senior Project Manager, Corporate
Greg Johnston - Creative Director, Strategy & Insights
Ellie Brown - Online Analyst, Corporate
Niki Vora - Account Director, Entertainment
Sonja Olson - Account Manager, Entertainment
Tom Snedeker - Vice President, Finance
Brian Gluckman - Marketing Strategist, Strategy and Insights
Bryce Rudow - Online Analyst, Entertainment
Kyle Scriven - Technical Analyst, Strategy and Insights
Carlos Roncajolo - Online Analyst, Corporate
Libby Jacobson - Research Associate, Strategy and Insights
Julie Somberg - Account Manager, Corporate
Phillip Herndon - Communications Strategist, Public Affairs
Mike Vallebuona - Senior Project Manager, Corporate
Alden Mackey - Online Analyst, Public Affairs
Lyndsey Medsker - Senior Account Director, Public Affairs
Bonnie Perry - Project Supervisor, Corporate
Charles Juckett - Project Manager, Corporate
Heather Levedag Hock - Vice President, Human Resources
Mark LeMunyon - Senior Online Analyst, Public Affairs
Guillermo Corporan - IT Manager
Kelly Olexa - Regional Sales Director Midwest, Sales
Andrew Hamilton - Online Analyst, Corporate
Lindsay Gsell -
Joe Gizzi - Marketing Strategist, Strategy & Insights
Jon Tilton - Account Director, Public Affairs
Kathryn Covert -
Pete Snyder - Founder and CEO
Ryan Bitzer - Online Analyst, Corporate
Christal Goetz - Vice President, Corporate Practice
David Hakim - Account Manager, Corporate
Laura Neville - Vice President
George Alafoginis - Communications Strategist, Public Affairs
Jamie Gyerman - Senior Account Manager, Corporate
Samantha Greenwood - Online Analyst, Entertainment
Christy Lewis - Online Analyst, Corporate
Aaron Earls - Co-Founder and Vice President, Business Development
Andrew Schreck - Account Director, Corporate
Travis Bernard - Online Analyst, Entertainment
Jessica Boulanger - Vice President, Public Affairs Practice
Moira Curran - Vice President, Entertainment
Hilary Riedemann - Promotions Manager, Corporate
Patrick Wixted - Senior Account Manager, Entertainment
Katie Townsley - Senior Account Director, Corporate
Emily Canan - Senior Online Analyst, Corporate
Courtney White - Senior Promotions Strategist, Strategy & Insights
Jamie Chiriboga - Senior Account Manager, Corporate
Peter Galio - Account Director, Corporate
Craig Kessler - Promotions Associate, Corporate
Meredith Fineman - Promotions Associate, Corporate
Stephanie Copeland Weber - Vice President, Client Services Operations
Fenella Basilio - Senior Online Analyst, Entertainment
Renan Borelli - Project Manager, Corporate
Nisha Chittal - Marketing Strategist, Strategy and Insights
Amanda Ohbayashi - Online Analyst, Corporate
Philip Miller - Promotions Associate, Corporate
Hal Speisman - Research Associate, Strategy & Insights
Abby Gayman - Project Manager, Corporate
Sara Capoccia - Project Manager, Corporate
Christa Shalhoub - Promotions Associate, Corporate
Jason Runyan - Account Manager, Entertainment
Philip McAvoy - Creative Director, Corporate
Chauncey McCall - Senior Project Manager, Entertainment
Amanda Moulton - Office Administrator
David Fitzpatrick - Project Manager, Entertainment Practice
Veronica Segovia - Online Analyst, Corporate
Modele Oyewole - Online Analyst, Entertainment
Emily Morrell - Proposal Associate, Sales
Nicole Siobal - Project Manager, Entertainment
Haynes David - Sales Coordinator, Sales
Brad Singley - Online Analyst, Corporate
Benny Au - IT Specialist, IT
Brent Mosley - Research Associate, Strategy and Insights
Aileen Comey - Online Analyst, Entertainment Practice
Matt Moon - Senior Communications Strategist, Public Affairs
Kristen Rudzki - Senior Account Manager, Corporate
Brittany Cooper - Director of Recruitment and Corporate Culture, Human Resources
Maggie Pitts - Project Manager, Entertainment Practice
Sean Carroll - Senior Promotions Associate, Corporate
Ryan Emge - Blog Manager, Corporate
Matt DeLuca - Senior Online Analyst, Public Affairs
Hillary Jackson - Account Manager, Entertainment
Tyler Hoffberger - Online Analyst, Entertainment
I really need a way to easily comment on a web page, I'm not talking about a separate medium for comments, such as a service. I need to be able to locally add comments directly to a page. It shouldn't edit the actual web page cache but render upon it.
Perhaps a toolbar, where I click add a comment. Click somewhere on the page, a textbox should appear inline or as an overlay to the webpage and I should be able to comment on the page itself. It's a bit like those sticky note application in Office but on web page.
Sometimes I get an idea or remember something on a particular pragrapgh on a web page. Or perhaps a way to refine my thoughts on a issue without actually posting to the site author themself.
The comments themselves should be saved to my hard drive and when I reaccess the same webpage, I can see the same comment in the same place.
There should also be the option of viewing the text off the page, like all in one file, or as a sidebar in the web browser. Only problem is, what is the context of this comment? Perhaps a quotation of the element I commented on.
If anybody knows of any applications or extensions that do this please leave a comment in this journal entry.
The ego of people is funny.
"Lets agree" or "I thought that too" simply because the majority did.
Disclaimer: that is not me.