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Nielsen Ratings To Count Online TV Viewing

johnathan Re:Worth it? (178 comments)

It is hard to understate the importance of Neilsen numbers in Hollywood.

I don't think that means what you think it means.

more than 3 years ago
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Columnist Fired For Reviewing Pirated Movie

johnathan Re:Watch the wrong youtube movies, and lose your j (466 comments)

They don't have to prove anything. Under at-will employment, you can be fired for any (non-discriminatory) reason, or no reason at all. Fox News would certainly be within their rights to fire him for this, whether it's explicitly mentioned in his contract or not.

more than 5 years ago
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Mississippi Passes Law To Ban Traffic Light Cameras

johnathan Re:Wow... (629 comments)

Sounds like the Chicago area to me.

Except for the whole concept of a "green turn signal". They seem to be quite rare in Chicago, even on crazy 6-way intersections.

more than 5 years ago
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Mississippi Passes Law To Ban Traffic Light Cameras

johnathan Re:Wow... (629 comments)

All those people that pull into the middle and wait to turn are actually breaking the law.

And even many of the anti-gridlock laws make exceptions for turning.

Indeed, pulling into the intersection and waiting for the light to turn is the only way to turn left in much of Chicago. It is explicitly allowed, and drivers in the intersection have the right of way even after opposing traffic gets a green light.

more than 5 years ago
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Iowa Seeks To Remove Electoral College

johnathan Re:Just remove the electoral college (1088 comments)

You are obviously ignorant of how the electoral college makes one's vote count MORE.

Voting is a zero-sum game. If the EC makes someone's vote count MORE, then it makes someone else's vote count LESS. What's the justification for that?

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft To Offer Free Anti-Virus Software

johnathan Re:OK, I'm back (448 comments)

puts("No virii found");

Any viruses, though?

more than 5 years ago
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Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

johnathan Re:No surprise (1601 comments)

Had I been European, where guns are all but banned, my $25,000 car would be gone. That represents a loss of one whole year of my life (50 weeks at work).

You have a car worth $25k with no comprehensive insurance coverage?

more than 5 years ago

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