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The Future of Stamps

neoritter Re:What future? (124 comments)

How is it a good thing that you can only use 3 checks per month for free? Most banks in the US have automated checking and bill payment, and allow you to use as many checks as you like. You usually just have to pay $10 for a pack of 200.

9 hours ago
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The Future of Stamps

neoritter Re:What future? (124 comments)

I prefer paying my bills by mail...

9 hours ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

neoritter Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (390 comments)

Well we are talking about increasing the time...

If you are a municipality concerned about safety - increase timer on yellow light.

10 hours ago
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The Future of Stamps

neoritter Shipping companies.... (124 comments)

Shipping companies already do similar things with bar codes etc. So to the question in the summary, yes it should be fine. To the general idea, why? What's wrong with a QR code or a bar code?

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

neoritter Re:I have to question the facts of the matter (200 comments)

I should also add, as someone else mentioned, the Mercury Seven candidates had to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Jerrie Cobb only had a high school education.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

neoritter Re:I have to question the facts of the matter (200 comments)

John Glenn was indeed a military test pilot. In 1957 (one year before Mercury 7) Glenn was a test pilot at NAS Patuxent River and was the first to complete a supersonic transcontinental flight in the Vought F8U-3P Crusader.

The other reason she would not have qualified is she had little to no experience flying jets. She flew a jet once.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

neoritter The article goes too far... (200 comments)

Yes she was passed over due to sexism, indirect though since they were only accepting military pilots (who were only male). The article says towards the beginning:

Although they were certainly deserving, well-qualified and capable, there was a better candidate than many of these men who was passed over for all the wrong reasons.

Okay, a valid thesis except...

The Lovelace Clinic was where a series of physical and mental tests...were performed on the candidates to determine their fitness for space. The first crew, the aforementioned Mercury 7, were chosen from among the top performers.

But about a year later, Lovelace became curious about how women would perform on this same test...

Thirteen American women...were selected to participate in the three phases of testing. Jerrie Cobb was the only one who passed them all.

So Jerrie Cobb took the test after the Mercury 7 crew were selected. They weren't picked over her, because she at the time was not known to be as qualified or better.

Further the last line of the quoted section is false. 19 women were selected to participate in the testing (recruited by Lovelace and Cobb). 13 passed the first phase, which was what the Mercury 7 passed. Three were taken to do additional testing phase II testing, the women excluding Cobb were unable to do the second phase tests due to other family and work commitments. And Cobb was the only one to take the final phase III testing.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

neoritter Re:Eh (200 comments)

When she was tested, was a year after they had already tested and picked the Mercury 7 crew. Who knows what she would've tested at if she was tested a year earlier along with everyone else. If we're going to venture into supposition well, let me counter the article's and your supposition with a different one. With her connections in the aviation community, she could've known about the tests and what they were requiring. And either trained or been prepared for the test when she took it in the following year.

yesterday
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

neoritter Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (390 comments)

Depends on the state. My state says if both wheels are into the intersection (passed the white line on your side of the intersection) before the light is red, then you haven't run the red light. Other states say you can't be in the intersection when the light turns red.

2 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

neoritter Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (390 comments)

You're missing the important aspect of the point. Increased yellow light timer, means increase span of time to determine whether it's safe to proceed through the intersection. Whether that means people figure they have more time to get through the intersection is moot. They have more time to decide on a safe course of action before one HAS to be made. So yes, it is that simple, and you've over thought the issue.

2 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

neoritter Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (390 comments)

That's how it generally is. Some cities I've been in though have like a 1-2 second count change. And one place I've been to does it instantly.

2 days ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

neoritter Re:More feminist FUD (238 comments)

Because it's not a fact. The study sited says women are 48% of gamers. That's the minority. I'm sure that number shrinks when you take out the mobile phone "gamers."

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

neoritter Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

The internet is a network. Apple iCloud is connected to that network, and as such is part of that network. Putting something on iCloud is putting something on the internet. That was the original point in question. The point that you attempted to argue against.

I'm not sure how you arrived at your incredible assumption there.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

neoritter Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

So you would accept the consequence of death when you went skydiving. Following that logic, Lawrence would've known the risk of putting pictures of herself onto an online storage system. There was an inherent risk, however small, that the photos would get leaked. If this is all true, then Jennifer Lawrence shouldn't be getting so bent out of shape about what happened.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

neoritter Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

Those servers are all on the same network. That is "the internet." They are accessible by anyone with proper credentials via the internet.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

neoritter Re:But that was not the same! (622 comments)

Jennifer Lawrence did "nude" scenes in the X-Men movies as Mystique. Just saying.

about a week ago

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