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Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

parkinglot777 Re:Illegal (181 comments)

Is that quote in TFA somewhere? I'm not seeing it, though I have a lot of their flash blocked.

It is an image on TFA, so it is NOT text searchable but viewable WITHOUT FLASH. Your comment indicates that you didn't bother to scroll down to read the whole TFA. If you still cannot find it, the image link is http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbo... which is the first image after the article image on the top.

2 days ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

parkinglot777 Re:Rupert Murdoch Streisand (131 comments)

All people, everywhere, no matter what political view they have, will search out information that re-enforces their own world view.

Not true. I make a specific effort to listen to news sources that conflict with my world view. I know others that do the same. I tend to lean libertarian, but get most of my news from PBS and NPR which tend to view government and collective social action as the solution to most problems.

I don't know how your answer is insightful. Your reasoning does not invalidate the GP post. Your answer is that you search out for information of the opposite side of your world view which has nothing to do with the GP statement. Do you search out for information of the same world view side you are viewing? If you never and will never do it at all, then you may say that it is not true; otherwise, I still see that the GP statement stands.

Also, to me, even though the post implies relation to politic, the GP post can apply to other thing else as well. In other words, (I believe) it is true that everyone would look for information that re-enforces their own bias and try to ignore others (not only in political info). I doubt that there is even a single person in the world who has no bias in any thing at all. This, however, does not mean that anyone will never change their bias once they encounter different information.

4 days ago
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Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

parkinglot777 Re:Working as intended (166 comments)

They only need enough information shared to get the job done.

And that has always been the issue. Where do you draw the line of "enough"? There is no simple solution for this because the information could be too much under one circumstance but is too little in others (and vice versa). The issue involves more than just information, because it also involves people, politics, etc. Yes ideally, we could say and want that, but in practice is very difficult to achieve....

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

parkinglot777 Re:Where do I sign up? (327 comments)

I think you should try to apply for the job before pulling political assumption into the topic. Yes, they may be very inefficient, but I at least know some people who tried to get the job and got it plus those who have already been in the job. Not that I say they are very efficient, but the issue is not this simple with emphasis on government...

about three weeks ago
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LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

parkinglot777 Re:Need to hire more H1b's (108 comments)

I see. Thanks for the correction.

Anyway, you could read more on possibility of staying without being sent back on http://www.uscis.gov/tools/omb... which said that the person may be granted a time period to stay and find a new job if the person files I129 before the termination notice. Also, the 10-day grace period is from termination by expiring employment time period.

about three weeks ago
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LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

parkinglot777 Re:Need to hire more H1b's (108 comments)

H1b's just do the OT with out makeing a big deal and if they quit or get fired they have to go home if they cannot find a new job and complete the transfer within 30 days after being fired (which is very likely to be the case).

You are correct about not rocking the boat, but I corrected the sentence for you.

about three weeks ago
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NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

parkinglot777 Re:American football (107 comments)

it's "favorite"

I guess. If you are an American, the word is spelled that way (or for British English, it would be 'spelt'). If you are talking about British English, he spelled (or spelt) it correctly -- favourite.

about three weeks ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

parkinglot777 Re:Obvious (163 comments)

Will it work on I-94 near downtown Chicago, where the lane markers have long been worn off?

If you read TFA (or look at the quoted below), you would be able to answer your own question. However this would require you to define the word wear off in your own definition...

Normally, ALA requires you to put a hand on the wheel after a certain amount of time, otherwise the system disengages. And it only works when lane markings are clear and conditions are clear enough for the sensors to see the road.

about a month ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

parkinglot777 Re: Wow ... (419 comments)

The bank supplies Apple's POS software

Are you sure about that??? I highly doubt. The software can be from anyone (or merchant). I don't think banks supply POS software. I believe the only thing that bank supply is the validation between the bank and retailers/corporations.

about 1 month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

parkinglot777 Re:What about... (155 comments)

I really love the people who claim that second hand smoke is worse for you than first hand smoke.

I am not really sure how you would interpret the GP to "second hand smoke is worse for you than first hand smoke." I do not really see it from the post. What I am seeing is that how second hand smoke would affect the baby of a mother who is in her pregnancy and not a smoker. The question is related to the GP's parent post talking about a mother who is a smoker but stops smoking in her pregnancy.

Also to me, there is no level of danger between first and second hand smoker, but there is only harmful or not harmful. To me, both types are harmful. The different between first and second hand smoker is the first hand smoker does it at will but the second hand smoker is being forced to take it. In other words, first hand smokers do smoke because they want to (usually wherever they want if no restriction); whereas, second hand smokers are there for a reason that is not for breathing in the smoke. If one wants to argue about these people, who do not smoke, should not be there, that is a different topic and should be discussed else where.

*I was a non-smoker who roomed for a couple of years at college with a pack a day smoker. When I moved out I found I'd become addicted and started smoking (stupid, I know).

I was growing up with a father who smokes a pack a day, and none of us (7 children) is a smoker (ever). Yes, we all are second hand smokers for many years (longer than a couple years you claimed), so being a second hand smoker has nothing to do with becoming a smoker.

about 1 month ago
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Google's Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government

parkinglot777 Re:So, to summarize... (96 comments)

Vaccines in Pakistan? Do you have a link for me to read about it? Thanks.

Simply google it... -- https://www.google.com/?gws_rd... -- and you will see many links for your reading.

about a month ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

parkinglot777 Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

You are stating as a cause, what is really a consequence.

You can't think of the consequence? It is rather obvious to be honest...

about a month ago
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Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia

parkinglot777 Re:Wasn't that a movie? (122 comments)

what I find more surprising is that someone was able to discover such a small crater. 80m isn't big relative to how big Siberia is.

True that it is not that big. But would you consider monitoring area + taking images from satellite(s) as the reason? Why would they monitor the whole area? I don't know. But images from satellite nowadays are much much higher resolution (compared to 15~20 years ago when I was using them on my study) and could easily be analysed using a computer software. So any changes in the area would alert those who are monitoring.

about a month and a half ago
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Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

parkinglot777 Re:I hate to imagine it (126 comments)

The baby continued on antiretroviral treatment until 18 months of age, when the child was lost to follow up and no longer received treatment. Yet, when the child was again seen by medical staff five months later, blood samples revealed undetectable HIV levels (less than 20 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood (copies/mL)) and no HIV-specific antibodies. The child continued to do well in the absence of antiretroviral medicines and was free of detectable HIV for more than two years.

However, during a routine clinical care visit earlier this month, the child, now nearly 4 years of age, was found to have detectable HIV levels in the blood (16,750 copies/mL).

Hmm... I would assume that the #5 is correct (see bold portion in the quote from TFA). The only wrong info I am seeing is the "almost 4 years" instead of "4.5 years" time range...

about a month and a half ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

parkinglot777 Re:Why is this news? (443 comments)

(in other words, all bad news about Teslas are exaggerated beyond belief, kind of how like cyclists are a menace on city streets due to all of the traffic laws they break, even though cars kill tens of thousands of people a year).

Wait... What 'cars kill tens of thousands of people' has to do with 'cyclist are menace on city'? They are 2 completely different stories. In other words, even though the statement about cars kill a lot of people is true, the statement does NOT make the cyclist are menace to be false.

about a month and a half ago
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How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

parkinglot777 Re:And they think we'll trust them to drive us aro (132 comments)

look on Wells Fargo's website for their location addresses and then put the closest one's street address into google's map for navigation.

Google's location-address information is not always accurate. I have put many addresses in only to find the actual business and/or home a few blocks away.

If you carefully read, you would see that the GP is suggesting to use Google Map to navigate, not to find where the location of the business should be.

about a month and a half ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

parkinglot777 Re:Failing to learn from history? (47 comments)

The companies (and I do hate Amazon and pretty much all the other monopolies in this country) should also use common sense knowing you have idiots that lack any sense to better protect your company.

If you think it differently, you would see that common sense is not equal to profit. Big corporations (or any of those who are out to make more money) do try any business practice and hope they can get away with. In this case, they have a certain level of expectation on parents' to be able to foresee what their kids are going to do. They try to push the responsibility on parents and exploit the loop hole in order to get away with their business practice. So why do they care for common sense that many parents are idiot or short sighted?

Also, let me ask you this. How many big business out there that really care and apply common sense of their customers to their practice? They may start off with caring for their customers. Once their customers are locked in, at one point they all make their own rules and expect customers to follow. Now it becomes "take it or leave it." How many customers actually leave even though they make a complaint? This happens not only in the U.S. but everywhere else in the world. It is the business common sense to exploit other humans...

about a month and a half ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

parkinglot777 Re:education (96 comments)

We need fewer students in university, not more.

Perhaps, if you one day you find yourself teaching a bunch of uninterested twits as a non union, non tenured contractor, you might wanna throw that into the equation.

Perhaps, unless you are the mentioned person of the parent post, who is a teacher, a non-union, and a non-tenured, you should not want fewer students. Why? Think about it. If there are not many students, why do they need to hire more adjunct/instructors for when they already have enough tenured? Even though the money from tuition does not make as much profit as research grants, it does provide steady revenue to the school. Also, the larger the student body, the more tuition they earn. If the number of students is small enough for faculty people to handle, then there would be no need of adjunct professors or instructors. Then the mentioned person in the parent post will come out and make a different complaint...

Schools in the U.S. is operating in the way to maximize the profit (even with public schools). Getting a couple extra students into a class is extra money for them. So there is no reason for them to try to stay at the minimum number of students per class, but rather try to pack as close to the maximum as they can. Student loan is the student personal problem, not the school, because the student makes his/her own decision to go for. One can argue the issue with student loan from a for-profit private school (that it is the school that lure/entice students into more debt), but that would be a different story.

about 1 month ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

parkinglot777 Re:Hate to break it to you ... (176 comments)

Reading comprehension problems?

I think the guy just replied to GGP on the part saying " They have a convenient clause in their constitution which lets them refuse to extradite anybody, no matter what" which is exactly what Article 61 is.

about 2 months ago

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