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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

pr0fessor Re:Question it with a hypothesis... (591 comments)

(By the way, no, "global cooling," was never a real thing, before somebody ham-handedly posts a link about it. There are fake magazine covers out there, etc., but ignore the deniers.)

You must be kind of young.... global cooling was a not so popular and short lived theory just as we were starting to realize that we do and how we might effect our environment.

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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

pr0fessor Re:Easier method (446 comments)

I have a fairly diverse family as well.. {not adopted}

I still get accused of being racist on occasion and there are places in Chicago I wouldn't go either because of the police.

3 days ago
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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

pr0fessor Re:Is it more difficult? (240 comments)

collaborative tools are kind of a double edged sword... there are thousand of packages claiming to be collaborative tools and only a very small percentage of them focus on what really makes collaboration possible. Collaboration requires communication and without out that if you have a geographically diverse team then you suffer.

I work with people from all over the country every day and because they are comprised of many different companies {that we purchased and gobble up} there are multiple packages out there that I have to deal with. The solutions are usually junk and have some kind of project management software built in that some exec wanted, these solutions are half used and end up being a waste of time and money.

The solutions that work well are more along the lines of web-meeting or chat clients with audio/phone conferencing, file/screen sharing, and white boards many are not even label as collaborative tools but serve the purpose very well.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

pr0fessor Re:You're Doing It Wrong (566 comments)

Their example of google is a generic search... search for a popular movie and the right side will be filled up with information even local show times if it's still playing in the theater and it's similar for bands, musicians, actors, companies, etc.. otherwise yes a lot of web pages are designed that way for multiple reasons one being the formating also views well on tablets, phones, and old monitors.

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

pr0fessor Re:Depends (566 comments)

Most of your IDEs, audio, image, and video software is setup by default for wide screen viewing with tool bars to the left and right of what you are working on, even pdf has a table of content on the left hand side by default for navigation when sifting through large amounts of documentation.

So if you don't have multiple screens then it's probably not something that will benefit you.

As for their web page example of google the right hand side of the page will have other information in it that doesn't appear in a generic search like freebase, imdb information, or advertising depending what you search for. Google is about the only place where I click on advertising since if I'm looking for a replacement part and I google a part number.. the ads are places I can purchase the item sometimes even locally which is what I was looking for in the first place.

about two weeks ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

pr0fessor Re:Greasing Palms. (280 comments)

Administrative authorization where I live means a commercial driver's license which cost the same as a regular license but you have to qualify for it. {aka have a clean driving record with no drunk driving charges and the vehicle needs to be inspected and insured.} The laws here may be fairly relaxed compared with the rest of the states or other countries but this customer would like taxi drivers that don't have DUIs, a bad driving record, and can pass a simple driving test.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

pr0fessor Re:Minor revision? (187 comments)

They mentioned the .Net Core is already used in ASP.NET 5 and .Net Native but yeah... it still sounds like a major version change. I wander if they are thinking extending .Net to Mac OS, Linux, IOS, and Android this way is going to allow them to eventually replace java.

about two weeks ago
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New Virus Means Deadlier Flu Season Is Possible

pr0fessor Re:Meh. (163 comments)

Influenza used to be much worse especially with out the knowledge we have today to treat it. You are eventually going to die of something better cancer or heart disease at 80 than the flu before before 50. http://www.flu.gov/pandemic/hi...
 

about two weeks ago
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New Virus Means Deadlier Flu Season Is Possible

pr0fessor Re:Meh. (163 comments)

Also more likely to kill the very young or elderly and influenza & pneumonia (they are lumped together) rank above gun violence as a leading causes of death in the US.

about two weeks ago
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How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations

pr0fessor Re:Honest question ... (148 comments)

Anyone can look at publicly accessible weather and traffic cameras and catch their significant other cheating on them, real spies must have even better tools... not to mention all the things Hollywood fantasizes about... I'm not so sure it can be "so bad our brains can't even comprehend it."

about two weeks ago
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The PlayStation Turns 20

pr0fessor Re:"second screen" innovation (101 comments)

I'm not a huge gamer but when I was in highschool I worked at a fast food place and a few gamers would take over the TV in the break room to play the turbo graphix on their lunch hour. I didn't know a lot of people that had them but I did know three and I grew up in kansas.

about two weeks ago
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The PlayStation Turns 20

pr0fessor Re:"second screen" innovation (101 comments)

Wasn't Turbo Graphix the first successful CD game console in like 1990 only to later get beaten down by sega genesis and snes?

about two weeks ago
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UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

pr0fessor Re:Knee-jerk... (256 comments)

On that occasion he just detained me, that is the only time I've ever been handcuffed, or had my shoes taken by an officer. Usually they call me sir and are very respectful, but then again I'm not that young anymore.

I know people who have had their rights read to them told they were going to be charged and held at a police station for close to 12 hours before they decided not to charge them after all and finally released them.

about three weeks ago
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UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

pr0fessor Re:Knee-jerk... (256 comments)

Those don't end up in the paper, or the local news feed... since you weren't charged and were released after questioning.

That's the I'm reading you your rights and treating it like an arrest because I already think your guilty move.

I used to work nights when I was in college at a gas station in a very bad neighborhood. {the company had nicer places nearer to where I lived but they paid more at that station because it was such a bad neighborhood} A cop pulled me over for no turn signal as I was pulling into work one night, handcuffed me, took my boots so I wouldn't run and searched my car and then looked confused when he didn't find anything. Finally he asks what I'm doing on this side of town and I explained by taking my jacket off so he could see my uniform and that I worked there.

about three weeks ago
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UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

pr0fessor Re:Slander? (256 comments)

it already happens and no it wouldn't... they just put a disclaimer that it was an arrest and that the person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Then you flip to the next page and read the convictions for the day.

about three weeks ago
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UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

pr0fessor Re:Knee-jerk... (256 comments)

Well if you are arrested in the US that means you were charged with a crime not just questioned. Yes, you are still innocent until proven guilty but there are plenty of local news papers that have feeds of both arrests and convictions. No idea how that works anywhere else.

about three weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

pr0fessor Re:Federal Funding is not contingent on speed limi (525 comments)

I live near a military base and see drivers from all over, it's a craps shoot some states take it seriously and other not so much... I had a neighbor that was in his 30s that grew up and lived in southern Texas, he had never seen snow before except on TV. He didn't want leave the house let alone drive come January with 2 feet of snow and a wind chill in the negative.

Yes, I thought the guys from alaska would have been better on the snow but I've seen a few get owned by Kansas snow storms that hardly effected the locals.

about three weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

pr0fessor Re: Federal Funding is not contingent on speed lim (525 comments)

That is like here fines don't start until you are going more than 5 over and they rarely stop anyone for 5-10mph over. The idiots doing 55 side by side taking up all the lanes and slowing down traffic are common here too, only they are doing 60-65. Using right lane unless passing for a long time has only been a suggestion that was marked on road signs and in the drivers book but it wasn't enforced until recently and there is a small fine.

about three weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

pr0fessor Re:Montana used to have no speed limit at all... (525 comments)

Depends on the state but in my state the posted limit is 75mph and they don't ticket unless you are going more than 5mph over the speed limit.

{the ticket is a form they put the radar reading in a box and then circle the speed you were going "more than 5, 10, 15, 20 over the posted speed limit" and it shows a chart with the fine for each}

about three weeks ago

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