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Church Committee Members Say New Group Needed To Watch NSA

internerdj Slippery slope (143 comments)

Eventually it would fall on congress to not pay congress, and they've already pointed out during the shutdowns: Sorry. It is against the constitution for congress not to pay itself...

about a month ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

internerdj Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

Look at the Tennesee Valley Authority. It isn't a model that would work with every government service and the poverty of the region isn't a model of all poverty. However, it is a successful government project that took taxpayer seed money, is operating off of payment for services to taxpayers while still being part of the big bad federal bureaucracy, and lifted a huge group out of rampant poverty.

about 2 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

internerdj Re:Learn to freaken drive. (723 comments)

Moderation +4 100% Funny Hey look. I just found four people who have never driven in Atlanta.

about 3 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

internerdj Re:Pffft (723 comments)

To top it off, if you ask a southerner where the worst drivers are then they will say almost without hesitation: Atlanta.

about 3 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

internerdj lawsuit (448 comments)

I'd be talking to a lawyer. Sounds like someone at Paypal owes $50k to Mr. Hiroshima.

about 3 months ago
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An OS You'll Love? AI Experts Weigh In On Her

internerdj Re:Outsourcing (175 comments)

The reasoning behind learning decision theory is typically for humans the quality of choice criteria is inversely proportional to the number of choices. So a little competition is good but increasing competition trends towards horrible.

about 3 months ago
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Should Self-Driving Cars Chauffeur Shopping 'Whales' For Free?

internerdj Re:Mod the parent up. (213 comments)

Oh for some mod points.

about 3 months ago
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Office Space: TV Documentary Looks At the Dreadful Open Office

internerdj Re:Humans are territorial animals (314 comments)

Presumably the idea that opposite sex coworkers aren't forced into the same situation is sexual harassment lawsuits. Such a policy is hinged on an assumption of sexual orientation that is outdated.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Will Refund $32.5M To Settle In-App Purchase Complaints With FTC

internerdj idiot? (252 comments)

My parents trusting me with far more expensive computers as a toddler played a key role in my love of technology and eventual career. A few hundred bucks today is going to be much cheaper than having to keep a lib-arts major in my basement till he's in his mid 30s.

about 3 months ago
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David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem

internerdj Re:The big problem with his map? (213 comments)

Here is the thing. My personal experience is that they are targeting articles based on the political slant they have assigned to my personal profile. I get that the slant sells but since yahoo seems to have a system that can deliver slant both ways in an semi-intelligent manner, I don't understand why they would alienate roughly half of their US audience. It isn't like liberal leaning Americans are too good for it, Huffington Post is probably the second most popular news source I see represented in my social network and it is overwhelmingly my liberal friend's online favorite news source and definitely has a frequent liberal slant.

about 3 months ago
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David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem

internerdj Re:The big problem with his map? (213 comments)

I definitely notice the similarities to political boundaries although I didn't notice the coloration. I have a problem with the business case for them choosing to be similar to Fox News. I can tell from personal experience they have been experimenting with user targeted slant with their news articles. If they can slant based on what they think they know about me then why in the world would they only do conservatism?

about 3 months ago
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David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem

internerdj Re:I'm both. (213 comments)

I'm probably pretty similar. However, as a counterpoint, because you are a gearhead then you probably have the background to come up to speed quicker than what he called normal. You say you aren't a car guy but I bet in a couple sentences that you could pretty well get regenerative braking where their target normal audience is going to need a full article with diagrams and pictures.

about 3 months ago
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David Pogue and Yahoo's "Normals" Problem

internerdj Re:Lol. (213 comments)

Ok, so he wants to deliver nerdy news to people who might be interested but not nerds. That fits Yahoo's overall scheme. The problem is (this guy who is in charge of reporting about the internet) from the way he drew his map, he not only doesn't understand the distribution of technology work in the US, he doesn't even seem to understand how the internet makes even the proper inclusion of those pointless.

about 3 months ago
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AT&T Introduces "Sponsored Data" Allowing Services to Bypass 4G Data Caps

internerdj Explains so much (229 comments)

They are passing my data through a telegraph?

about 3 months ago
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Are New Technologies Undermining the Laws of War?

internerdj Civilized (317 comments)

While I'll give our views are largely due to our cultural religious heritage, violence is intrusive and unexpected while sexuality is welcome and often the product of considerable effort. That is a highly important distinction when we consider how often to discuss them culturally and when and how we introduce the topics to our children.

about 3 months ago
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The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class

internerdj re: (674 comments)

Well we've already proven we will bail out failing but critical corporations and we've proven that we have the stomach to hand them cash to pay for their infrastructure. Can you blame them?

about 3 months ago
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Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

internerdj Re:Better you look the road (180 comments)

I didn't find it too useful but my senator really enjoyed it for some reason.

about 4 months ago
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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

internerdj Re:Good (414 comments)

If you have an academic interest, then I'm sure you noticed the glaring comparison error in your second sentence. You seem to be comparing two metrics for a larger subject, one metric is tightly correlated to the larger issue and the other metric is only mildly correlated to the larger issue. The gun control debate is divisive because we don't have a proper metric for proper gun use in a violent situation but we have a pretty damning metric for improper gun use in a violent situation.

about 4 months ago

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RIAA claims it is owed $72 trillion dollars by LimeWire

internerdj internerdj writes  |  about 2 years ago

internerdj (1319281) writes ""The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) estimates that filesharing website LimeWire owes it over $72 trillion dollars (£46 trillion) in damages." NME reports this is 120% of the combined estimated wealth of the entire planet.
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NJ Girl arrested for posting pictures of herself

internerdj internerdj writes  |  about 5 years ago

internerdj (1319281) writes "A New Jersey girl, age 14, has been arrested for posting over 30 nude photos of herself on Myspace. She is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. If convicted she can face up to 17 years in prison and of course life on the sex offenders list. Interestingly, the mother whose daughter is the reason for Megan's law, Maureen Kanka, had the following to say about this application of the law: "This shouldn't fall under Megan's Law in any way, shape or form. She should have an intervention and counseling, because the only person she exploited was herself." NJ girl, 14, arrested after posting nude pics"
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Zombie warning road signs

internerdj internerdj writes  |  more than 5 years ago

internerdj (1319281) writes "Pranksters in at least three states are messing with electronic road signs meant to warn motorists of possible traffic problems by putting drivers on notice about Nazi zombies and raptors. And highway safety officials aren't amused."

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