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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

saloomy Re:Move to a gated community (596 comments)

Kinda depends on what/who was there first

No it doesn't. The freeway and the side-streets are public spaces, and no one living on a public street has a right to demand that anyone else not use it as they like, so long as they follow the laws of the road. If you want a private street with no traffic, live in a private neighborhood (gated community), where the builders do spread the community cost among the homeowners. The roads were paid for by taxes collected from everyone. Your taxes don't pay for the roads directly in front of your house, and therefore you have (and rightly so) no right to dictates who can use it. Most of the road-work money comes from gasoline taxes, so its fair game.

about a week ago
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California Sues Uber Over Practices

saloomy Re: Go California! (139 comments)

Consumers are pretty good at protecting themselves. When bad things happen because of a service, public perception, courts, and consumer propensity to spend on the best value proposition will protect the consumer. There is no free market failure here, why do we need government to come in and regulate this? If party A and party B agree to a service, government only need to step in when a third party not subject to the transaction is harmed by the transaction. A lack of business due to competition is not a harm, it's the consumer exercising their liberty. Government sanctioned taxi services has lead to the artificially high prices for taxis, and kept demand low. There's a government failure here, let the free market fix it. Adam Mith's invisible hand works wonders, it will fix this too.

about two weeks ago
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Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

saloomy Re:American wastefulness at its finest (143 comments)

As soon as you get off the internet, turn off your air conditioner, hang up your telephone, and adjust your diet to compensate for the lack of food on your table, all provided by the ingenuity of America, you ungrateful POS. Wherever you are from, it doesn't matter, it hasn't been as productive, efficient, or as innovative as here in America

about two weeks ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

saloomy Re: OH GOODY (203 comments)

Wrong. Apple are outdone on that front by Samsung, MS... You really should check your facts before showing the rest of /. how wrong you are. Some of us actually RTFA, read relevant info, and post knowingly. Hater.

about a month ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Re:Consent of the Governed (165 comments)

...certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it ... End of story. There can be no action taken by a government on behalf of its people argued to be for its people, yet conceal that action from its people in the name of its people. It's oxymoronic.

need to keep some things secret

Need to keep things secret? Who decides what is needed to be kept secret? Patriots? Those who stand with liberty and freedom certainly don't.

about a month ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Re:Police legal authority (165 comments)

I know, the stingray is essentially a hacking tool. That makes you think though, why on earth is there a large wireless network carrying sensitive data without TLS (transport layer security), or encryption between the modem on the phone, and the carrier? Either the contents are not sensitive, or the carriers / cell phone manufactures are complicit or worse.. incompetent.

about a month ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Re:Police legal authority (165 comments)

If the police do not have a warrant, then you can refuse to give the police information. Like an individual can plead the 5th, and remain silent, short of a court order, so can a corporation. Verizon / AT&T do not have to hand over anything without a warrant or law saying they have to. But the question is, how much money do they get for cooperating? How much does the government spend on telecom services, and how much grant money is spent on the telecom industry? They are incentivized to cooperate.

about a month ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

saloomy Consent of the Governed (165 comments)

You can not consent to what you do not know. A free society mandates that the governing be done in open view of the public. Otherwise, how can we consent to what we are unaware of. As Lincoln said: "... of the people, by the people, for the people..."

about a month ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

saloomy Re: Unnecessary. (57 comments)

The word of God makes no mention of nuclear fission either, yet I bet you have used the resulting energy either directly or indirectly. Go read an accurate science book when debating matters of science, or stay away from our progress.

about a month ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

saloomy Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (132 comments)

CaptainDork isn't implying anything. S/he says it's okay to attack the character of an individual who is skeptical of the facts, not beliefs.

Right but his sentence could be read another way (or so it did when I first read it).

Can he do that by practicing illegal discrimination? If you bothered to read the Slate article linked by CaptainDork, you'd see that Ken Ham is engaging in just that.

It is illegal, so he can't. But then, I wasn't commenting on how he builds his park, or who he hires to build it. Only whatever he wants. (so long as it passes building codes, but then again, I was really stating my principles not what is legally possible.

That's the point. Again, read the Slate article linked by CaptainDork. And if you're too lazy to do that, then here you go:

Thanks for that. But no, I did read the article. I just don't agree with Ken Ham spending public funds to build something based on his beliefs, and not our collective scientific knowledge. I don't think the government has any place paying for the support of ANYONE's beliefs, including Ken Hams. I know the article was stating that Kentucky did so, and I'm glad I am not from Kentucky. Again, I was really stating what I think is right:

I just don't want him influencing public policy or spending public funds on projects that are not based on science.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re:How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

Bullshit.

So what are the odds that a white woman of earharts build, along with western womans shoe, and a sextent would be found on an island a few hundred miles from where earhart went missing and a piece of aluminum that would fit the window of her plane?

Pretty high if you sight the same group as the source but you left out some crucial details:

"We know that in 1940 British Colonial Service officer Gerald Gallagher recovered a partial skeleton of a castaway on Nikumaroro. Unfortunately, those bones have now been lost," Gillespie said.

So how are you so sure that it was her body? There is no positive ID. Don't feed me the old "well who else could it have been?" line. There is no positive ID. If you had the bones and could do DNA testing with someone who is a relative, that would be a verifiable positive ID.

In both your sources (this article's source and the Discovery News articles you mention, the same group has made both claims. Its not like they are financially invested in finding her or anything.

For years, Richard Gillespie, TIGHAR's executive director and author of the book "Finding Amelia," and his crew have been searching the Nikumaroro island for evidence of Earhart ... According to Gillespie, who is set to embark on a new $500,000 Nikumaroro expedition next summer, the two became castaways and eventually died there.

Woops!

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re: I Love the headline (94 comments)

Right? Because, its not like headlines matter anyway. Why should they be well thought out? only thing that needs to be accurate is TFA anyway.... /sarcasm

about 2 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

saloomy Re: And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Just because something is licensed for a "0" cost, doesn't mean its necessarily free of restrictions. Pandora has free radio, and I assure you, you can not (legally) rip the songs off of it and redistribute them on a website, for example. Free != open source GPLed. It just means no money need change hands for the license.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re:How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

Which is why the imaging analysis needs to be independently verified.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy Re:How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

The link from your article to the photograph hosted on the Miami Herald website is 404 Not Found. Surprising. What "Imaging Specialists" are they using? How can a 1937 photograph ID a particular piece of metal that is deformed and found at sea? The shape is... well... deformed! Surely its discolored.

about 2 months ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

saloomy Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (132 comments)

What are you implying? That it's OK to attack Ken Ham, or that its OK for Ken Ham to attack people who don't believe as he does?

Ken Ham can build whatever he wants on his own dime, in his own land. I just don't want him influencing public policy or spending public funds on projects that are not based on science.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy How did they ID the part? (94 comments)

Was there a serial number? Was there an inscription? Did she leave a palm print?
If I had spent millions of dollars, and involved hundreds of people, I'd sure grab on to even the remotest of possibilities so I didn't have to walk away empty handed!
FTFA:
The piece, which measures about 24 by 18 inches (61 cm by 46 cm), did not appear to be a standard part of a Lockheed Electra, but TIGHAR researchers recently began to look into the possibility it might have been installed on the plane as a patch after a window was removed, he said. On October 7, a TIGHAR team examined a plane at Wichita Air Services in Newton, Kansas, that was similar to Earhart's aircraft. Because the plane was being restored, it was possible to look at its interior and see where the sheet of metal recovered in 1991 would have fit, Gillespie said.

Not conclusive... sorry!

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

saloomy I Love the headline (94 comments)

I had no idea Amelia Earhart was bionic and had metal patches!

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

saloomy Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

No. When you register your card with Apple Pay, you AUTHENTICATE with BofA (or whoever your bank is). BofA requires you to call them in so they can ID you and accept your registering the card with Apple Pay. Capital One allows Apple Pay to launch the Capital One app and authenticate it through logging in there. Re-read my comment and try again.

My bad on the parenthesis thing.

But I say "Anonymous Coward", I have seen your lack of parenthesis on multiple comments! HAHA!!!! /sarcasm

about 2 months ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

saloomy Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (132 comments)

Sounds like they really just don't know.
It likely was a combination of factors, they say, including ocean circulation, changing wind patterns and terrestrial processes.

But at least they are studying and learning.
"This abrupt, centennial-scale variability of CO2 appears to be a fundamental part of the global carbon cycle. "Previous research has hinted at the possibility that spikes in atmospheric carbon dioxide may have accelerated the last deglaciation, but that hypothesis had not been resolved, the researchers say.

The earth has been from +14 to -6 degrees on average from where it is today. Historically speaking, were in the "colder than usual" range of the bell curve today, and thats with using ice cores to detect CO2 levels and temperature histories. Its not like we had a thermocouple hooked up to a server recording that data for millions of years. These deductions are best effort conclusions on data that only tells a very broad stroke of the story.
What upsets me is how demonizing the argument about Global Warming / Climate Change is. The earth will change its temperature. That will happen with or without us, just look at the historical record. Earths temperature isn't stable. And for all those who argue we are burning too much fossil fuels, those carbon atoms weren't created into existence in the ground as they were today, unless you believe the earth is 6000 years old!
They were a part of the global carbon cycle, and buried during mass extinction events and processes that sequestered them to where they are today. It isn't science to say "for sure this and for sure that". Its science to say: "To the level of our current understanding...". Thats it. You can't know for certain, just like they didn't know for certain that the earth was the center of the universe, even though it was proselytized. Its not OK to attack the character of an individual when they are skeptical of your conclusions. All of science works better when there are those who are skeptical. It refines your proof if you are right, or betters your understanding if you are wrong.

As for the problems associated with climate change, it will happen. For those of us living where it will flood, there will be a new continent to live on, once it unfreezes (again!).

about 2 months ago

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Apple claims iOS 8 is beyond its ability to extract data from under a warrant

saloomy saloomy writes  |  about 3 months ago

saloomy (2817221) writes "Apple wants to make clear that it wants nobody snooping around in your private information, not even the police.

The company on Wednesday night said that its latest software system, iOS 8, included deep protection of the information stored on Apple mobile devices. So deep, in fact, that the company says it has become technically impossible for it to respond to government warrants asking for customer information like photos, email, messages, contacts, call history and notes, to be extracted from devices."

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