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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

jmhobrien It's actually even simpler than this. (359 comments)

1) I imagine they do not realise the significance of this particular disease. Disease is far more prevalent there than it is here, why is this one special? How will you convince them that this is so?
2) The familiies are literally being seperated with a very high chance of never seeing their loved ones alive.
I'm sure there are other contributing factors, but do you honestly belive that you would act differently in the same circumstances?

about a month ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

jmhobrien Re:Here's an idea! (203 comments)

Exactly. Nintendo has a window of opportunity to open up its system and avoid total collapse. It will be a lot more painful to escape once that window is closed.

about a month and a half ago
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Chrome Bugs Lets Sites Listen To Your Private Conversations

jmhobrien Re:surprise! (109 comments)

It's news like this that makes me point my webcam at the wall when i'm not using it.

about 8 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

jmhobrien Reinforcing the term (464 comments)

glasshole.

about 8 months ago
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Mozilla's 2012 Annual Report: 90% of Revenue Came From Google

jmhobrien Re:They sold out a long time ago (278 comments)

You are right! Most users are not even aware that they are being tracked or that they have the ability to disable it. But whatever, they are just naive/ignorant right? Big brother knows best.

about 10 months ago
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Nexus 5 With Android 4.4 and Snapdragon 800 Challenges Apple A7 In Benchmarks

jmhobrien Re:This is not a fair comparison (310 comments)

Well what are we comparing here price or performance?

about 10 months ago
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Antigua Looks Closer To Legal "Piracy" of US-Copyrighted Works

jmhobrien Re:Time to shut down the WTO (327 comments)

Well actually, none of those things are true.

about a year ago
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How Your Compiler Can Compromise Application Security

jmhobrien Re:-Wall (470 comments)

To be honest, in this situation I would like the compiler to inform me that it had eliminated some code as it is probably not what I meant. Why not write it like this instead?

int foo(int a, unsigned int b)
{
a+=b;
return a;
}

Then in the calling code:
int *a;
unsigned int *b;
*b=10;
*a = foo(1,*b);

I understand that this is a simple example, but I prefer to write my code like this as it ensures that the pointers are only dereferenced within the scope in which they are declared.

about a year ago
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Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

jmhobrien Re:Understanding (453 comments)

I agree with most of what you are saying, however... interfaces designed by coders are usually awful.

about a year ago
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Facebook Lets Beheading Clips Return To Its Site

jmhobrien Zuckerberg knows best (277 comments)

Who needs a dislike button when censorship can be enforced?

about a year ago
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What Employee Lock-In Means At Facebook

jmhobrien Re:So? (391 comments)

Because it dilutes the gravy train.

about a year ago
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No Love From Ars For Samsung's New Smart Watch

jmhobrien Re: What if Apple.. (236 comments)

I can't see how $150 billion in cash reserves will become irrelevant any time soon. For perspective, the cash reserves of ALL american companies combined is around $1500 billion.

about a year ago
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Linux RNG May Be Insecure After All

jmhobrien Re:Dilbert RNG (240 comments)

I think you need to re-assess your attitude. Perhaps some people have not seen those links? Did you consider the possibility that the comment was not for you? Like rhetorical questions?

Lighten up or Fuck off. You are taking this way too seriously.

about a year ago
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HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

jmhobrien Re:Runnin' on Empty... (477 comments)

That's great and all but... remote administration from 2 hours away means remote access from 2 continents away. Is it really in your long term interest to want this?

about a year ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

jmhobrien Re:Crime (318 comments)

That's right. If it's white collar theft (public or private), then the law is on your side. In fact, the system encourages it.

about a year ago
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The Luddites Are Almost Always Wrong: Why Tech Doesn't Kill Jobs

jmhobrien Re:Sure, to lower paying jobs (674 comments)

... Is it considered OK if people can't afford internet or cell phones? Because neither of those are really necessary...

Well this isn't true, the availabilty of technology results in it being EXPECTED that you use internet banking, mobile phones with email clients, internet access. Maybe you can get by without now, but if you want to compete, you need to adapt. This is not a new thing, it is nature at work.

about a year ago
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The Luddites Are Almost Always Wrong: Why Tech Doesn't Kill Jobs

jmhobrien Re:Sure, to lower paying jobs (674 comments)

Am I supposed to apply at McDonald's before or after doing the English major?

about a year ago

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