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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

rmdingler Re:I'd love to be in his class (126 comments)

Much like the coach in his new venture into the NBA,

the CEO is often given too much of the blame when things go poorly,

and too much of the credit when things go well.

3 hours ago
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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

rmdingler Re:No problem (69 comments)

Now I get it: a seal pup looks cute because it combines most of the appearance of a dog with the whiskers of a cat and even shorter legs than a dachshund or corgi.

Indeed.

And those short legs sure seem to work to the seals' detriment when they go clubbing.

3 hours ago
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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

rmdingler Re:No problem (69 comments)

That is also the picture, that does not include a puppy or a kitten, that's most frequently used by the SPCA in cable fundraisers.

Come here little seal!

How unfair is Mother Nature that baby alligators do not promote the same level of empathy?

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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

rmdingler Cross-Species Migration (69 comments)

Like the swine or bird flu, SIV to HIV, and even the recently popular ebola.

Germs don't care>

They're as fair as they can be, equal opportunity infection agents.

yesterday
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

rmdingler I Wouldn't Brag. (358 comments)

McDonald's franchises?

The jobs normally pay enough that the worker has to be a kid living at home or an adult subsidizing his/her income with a subscription to government benefits.

How is it you test for violence and impulsiveness? he wondered aloud.

2 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

rmdingler Re:Motive? (358 comments)

And by birth to some number, which is too many whatever it is, of infants.

2 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

rmdingler Re:Microsoft (567 comments)

Microsoft's chief advantage is their ability to provide the slush for the fund that bends target markets to their will.

True Open Source would diminish their ability to do so.

Seems easy to connect those dots.

2 days ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

rmdingler Re:What do I think? (197 comments)

Your tone.

4 days ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

rmdingler Re:What do I think? (197 comments)

I'm not sure

4 days ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

rmdingler Re:Not Government (453 comments)

There was simply no way at all your post could be completely wrong.

4 days ago
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Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

rmdingler Re:The Paper that brought down a President (134 comments)

Identifying and understanding the reason that an inefficient trade agreement occurs does not make it efficient.

Identifying and understanding are the keystone to education and betterment.

I know why a scorpion stings me, but I do not consider it a good thing.

Therein lies the behavior modification. Good and bad aside, you damn sure learn not to place your stingables in harm's way of another scorpion.

4 days ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

rmdingler Re:"more than a year" = "immediately"? (174 comments)

A year? I will grant you that length of time allowed Tesla to at least consider the options available to them. How many years did GM keep producing vehicles with dual gasoline tanks outside the frame after they knew they were more likely to explode in a collision?

What can be inferred from that?

How about their PHB is of the opinion that truth and accountability are foundation principles? See, he's smart enough to assume you are probably smart, too.

4 days ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

rmdingler Re:Are there any reasons... (174 comments)

I think you know it's considered highly inappropriate in some circles to use the words fellate and Jesus in the same sentence.. unless you're Catholic. If you are I'm very sorry.

If you're not just the victim of a rant gone wild, been-there done-that, you just have to maintain the ability to step back and imagine, This isn't the only possible response a car manufacturer could make in the wake of a fuck-up.

Remember Toyota's floor mat story?

4 days ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

rmdingler Re:Check your arithmetic: bunnies all the way down (212 comments)

Only time I actually leave town is to go to another town to see somebody or the sticks to shoot bunnies.

New relationship, eh?

Once your comfortable, you won't even get out of bed to shoot bunnies. Not even when your lady's petting the bunny.

4 days ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

rmdingler Re:Check your arithmatic (212 comments)

Nice reference to persistence hunting. Wolves, in the rare instances where they still have territory free of the blight that is the hairless monkeys, are notoriously successful using this method of prey exhaustion. Humans fare even better, having the only brain in nature (I'm aware of) that engineers the carrying of water during the hunt.

For many, many modern humans, the daily struggle to acquire sustenance is a tad less rigorous.

Walkability (what a focking twat word) becomes a concern in urban areas, as the relative uselessness of a personal auto helps one cope with the higher rents and mortgages.

4 days ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

rmdingler Re:What do I think? (197 comments)

By bad, you mean a link back to a prior shudder Slashdot story, then yes. Maybe they fixed it.

This smacks of the sort of home movie experience purchased by people who already have the newest hyper-resolution televisions.

For the If it's this or the light bill crowd, market share will be on the order of shoe size.

4 days ago
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Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

rmdingler The Paper that brought down a President (134 comments)

The Washington Post, historically one of the most respected daily news sources, was hemorrhaging money while attempting to follow demand and make the transition from dead tree news juggernaut to an internet news site.

Major influence peddlers of the past, major newspaper owners were often more interested in the power derived from an ability to shape public opinion than the bottom line...although they were a great deal more profitable before instantaneous news became impossible to compete with.

Bezos is dealing with the challenge of ushering the decaying giant into the new World, and in some fashion, that includes monetizing the operation. A button for Amazon purchases? Were you expecting a Rakuten link?

4 days ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

rmdingler Re:Are there any reasons... (174 comments)

People fuck up.

Things go unexpectedly wrong as a matter of course in everyday life, let alone in the midst of innovation, since redefining the norm is a process fraught with a high failure rate.

Owning it, and retroactively covering models no longer affected by factory warranty? That's the kind of shit you can easily get behind.

5 days ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

rmdingler Re:Are there any reasons... (174 comments)

African-American?

While not specifically a cologne, per say, it is the dark (intended) fantasy of many a housewife of European descent.

5 days ago

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US Urges Companies to Share Security Data

rmdingler rmdingler writes  |  about 3 months ago

rmdingler (1955220) writes "This CNN story states the US Justice Department is concerned fears of government surveillance are hampering the government's efforts to improve cyber security.

A "whitepaper" given to companies assures them they will face no violations of federal communication laws if they share aggregate data with each other and the government."
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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras Return to U.S. Soil

rmdingler rmdingler writes  |  about 4 months ago

rmdingler (1955220) writes "After remaining abroad since the Snowden revelations broke in June of last year, the two were in New York Friday to accept a Polk Award for national security reporting. Though they cleared customs without a hitch, they are traveling with an ACLU lawyer and a German journalist who are to "document any unpleasant surprises." According to Ms. Poitras, the risks of subpoena are very real.

What, if anything, do you expect the American government to do considering Snowden's case has been officially cited as violating the Espionage Act? nytimes"

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