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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

sdinfoserv another failure (224 comments)

Let me flag those add's rolling in the news feeds as false then you've got something.

5 days ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

sdinfoserv The good old days are now... (840 comments)

Well: corporate manufacturing bids out components to attain the cheapest by a fractional cent costs – often from 3rd world suppliers using sub-par components final goods are specifically designed to wear out requiring replacement – Labor costs of actually fixing broken things exceeds the cost of just buying new one cheap ass ones. Consumers perpetuate the problem by refusing to pay more for reliable items. This results in the growth of Walmart and the decline of high quality merchants outside of boutique locations or niche markets Hell, look at the GM V6 – the home garage mechanic can’t even replace the spark plugs because the motor needs to rocket for plug access. Now – combine all these trends and this twit author is going to somehow blame people who grew up in a post disposable world? I’ll bet his house is filled with new cheap disposable shit too. So, rather than spending your weekend screwing with some $40 vacuum that broke, throw it, buy a new one and spend some quality time with your kids. Go fishing, teach them something, go have fun - They'll be better off and so will you.

about three weeks ago
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Argentine Court Rules Orangutan Is a "Non-Human Person"

sdinfoserv Re:Monkey Business (187 comments)

NeoCons were the irritation during the Clinton administration of the 1990's.. (Wolfowitz etc), that's 20+ years ago. So, at this point they're no longer NEO, (new) that leaves them just cons.

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming

sdinfoserv not by the hair on my feathered dinosaurs chin. (341 comments)

How utterly and typically ‘republican’ – to only accept those ‘scientific’ facts that happen to help you at that particular moment If the pope were to honestly embrace science including skepticism and scientific method, he would question his place on the planet for the religion he serves as head of. From a US perspective this could be the final straw the causes US Catholicism to break away from the holy catholic church of Rome

about three weeks ago
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Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force

sdinfoserv be careful what you wish for - (368 comments)

Here’s the problem with cops wearing cams. Any information gathered by a pubic servants during the course of their duty is subject to disclosure. Given that some information is exempt from public requests, (personal information about victims, pending cases, anything considered private..etc), personal information will, and needs to be redacted. If available, this will generate a never ending stream of public information requests to municipalities demanding this newly created video. The video will need to be edited for redaction prior to release. Some cities/states have maximum time requirement laws in which information must be released. This will necessitate the hiring of dozens of video editors to supply edited videos to fulfill RFI’s. (request for information). I work closely with several cities. It’s amazing how many pointless fishing expeditions currently squander millions of tax payer dollars requesting every single email, document, text message, voice mail – pretty much everything everyone does – when some old guy gets a bug up his butt that the city didn’t treat some right of way in front of his property correctly or some one wants to be a political candidate. Now release video of police walking around with video cameras and there will be a non stop stream of ambulance chasers reviewing every second of available video for potential legal mongering. This will place addition burdens on public legal resources. Prepare for costs, taxes, and laws to protect public workers to skyrocket. ,, nothing is free

about a month ago
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Argentine Court Rules Orangutan Is a "Non-Human Person"

sdinfoserv swingers (187 comments)

Time for another scopes monkey trial!

about a month ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

sdinfoserv Re:Whence the trend? (688 comments)

Won't happen. There's always the 1% (as we now call them) who drive innovation in their relentless quest for more. Example: All the Waltons comprise the richest group of people in the world (when taken as a group) yet walmart still pushes employees onto public subsidies, squeezes the supply chain, and reap all rewards. The waltons could easily afford to pay employees more, but wont out of greed. Another example: the top 1% have absorbed all benefits from technological innovation of the past 30 years, today's middle class wages have less purchasing power of their mid 1980's counterparts. This in NOT due to the technology itself, it has everything to do with greed at the top. This is proven with ownership wages currently being at 350X an average workers salary vs 50x in the 1980's. Today we see the top 1% screaming about unfair taxes - even though top rates have dropped form 70% during the Carter admin to 15% or less today for dividends (where most of the rich make huge sums). The top 1% have personal security, private doctors in tow, and send their kids to private schools - all the while public versions of these are woefully underfunded, infrastructure itself crumbles, they scream about taxes and put their puppets in public office to ensure the wealth continues to flow upward.

about a month ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

sdinfoserv Re:clarity - wrong assumption (433 comments)

It's something I read about a long time ago. To all the mental cripples to can't think but can only google to verity anything, too bad. Critical thinking skills, and building on similar but unobvious concepts is in many cases a lost art. As far as vinyl being unique.. yes, each record / record player produces a unique sound. However the encoded data traceable online is created at the factory to indicate origin. Like different gun power manufacturers include different shaped tags so ATF can identify where a specific product and subsequent residue originated. To not believe the RIAA has both ability and desire to find every single file sharer using any means possible is to ignore the obvious (and the massive amount of data now being released from the Sony breach) , ignore history (remember 10's of thousands of joe doe warrants?) and technology. (Snowden anyone?)

about a month and a half ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

sdinfoserv clarity - wrong assumption (433 comments)

vinyl being analog is pure music and can still be ripped to MP3s. CD's however can (and do) have built in hidden signals that allows the software police to track the origin of any ripped tracks. Vinyl being analog by limitation of the medium can't contain this tracking information. Thus when vinyl tracks are shared, it can't be proven where a specific song originated or how posted it, as opposed to the ripped CD versions that can be tracked from sharer's computer (or other device) to sharer's computer.

about a month and a half ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

sdinfoserv Lies, damn lies, and statistics. (417 comments)

By definition and function of ‘intelligent’, self-learning and awareness will indeed allow an identity to ‘make its own calculations’ and determine what’s best for it. It will therefore create it's goals - humanity be damned.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

sdinfoserv from another married 'gamer' (720 comments)

'ugliness' is an excuse, a red herring. The real problem your wife has with gaming is that it takes attention away from her. hours upon hours of attention paid outside of the relationship or things she wants you to do really burn her ass. There's no getting around it. eventually you'll give up gaming or her. sorry dude.

about 2 months ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

sdinfoserv A great job killer (433 comments)

With the 10's of thousands of HP jobs she happily threw overseas, giant corporations corporations she plundered, any potential opposition will have no difficulties eviscerating her based on her 'record'. She needs to give up the d illusions of political grandeur.

about a month ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

sdinfoserv not short lived enought fad (291 comments)

The true index of programming languages, Tiobe, ranks Ruby at 14 and going down. If you're a ruby dev and making that kind of coin... bravo, stash it as your days are numbered. If you're looking for a new language to learn, look else where. I've been a php dev and found attempting to use Ruby an unpractical PITA. It just sucked.

about a month ago
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It's Time To Revive Hypercard

sdinfoserv scratch an itch (299 comments)

i disagree with premise that everyone can or even should code. Secondly, I also can't believe a software opportunity exists for an 'unfilled need' for some void existing almost 3 decades. Any place a need exists - and in many cases where no need exists - software erupts. In my job I so hated our project management software, I wrote one on my own time at home. The company had some very unique processes that traditional PM didn't flow correctly. My version was adopted immediately. The point being programmers write to scratch an itch. If an itch exists, someone will offer an option. That's how we're wired.

about 3 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

sdinfoserv Wrong Demon (179 comments)

Sorry Mr. Schmidt... it's not ANXIETY over small pox that kills, it's small pox that kills. Just like it's not ANXIETY over surveillance, it's the actual surveillance that causes the damage. Distrust of a government, dislike of corporate oligarchs, all attitudes created by actions, not user perceptions. What the hell ever happened to 'Don't Be Evil'.. ya right.

about 4 months ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

sdinfoserv the end is neigh (405 comments)

That’s right in 11 years I see smartphones running and splicing fiber optic cables, performing neurosurgery, pulling calves, the working man is done. Are these the same idiots who built a futuristic model of a computer with a steering wheel? Every change changes the support jobs. So taxi drivers are replaced, but someone needs to maintain the millions of systems that operate in and around the autonomous vehicles, new factories will build these systems for mass production, and sales men will get commission of their implementation.

about 4 months ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

sdinfoserv birthing her own sister (120 comments)

Since the womb was donated from her mother, doesn't that make her child her sister?

about 4 months ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

sdinfoserv A fish saved my life once - i ate him (481 comments)

what a pointless comparison - eat vs no eat based on intelligence. Since canabolism exists, everything else is on the menu.

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

sdinfoserv Said someone once (533 comments)

'And it comes with an optional 10 mega byte hard drive! What could you possible do with all that space!?!" A quote someone actually said to me about the original IBM PC. (ya, i'm old).

about 5 months ago
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Robot Dramas: Autonomous Machines In the Limelight On Stage and In Society

sdinfoserv no... we're really not (31 comments)

The article confuses the terms autonomous and intelligence Ã" they are not interchangeable Industrial robots that follow pre-determined, repetitive movements or roombas that bump themselves around a floor are not intelligent devices. Adaptive, self-learning artificial intelligence is decades away by even the most optimistic futurists. Thus, we are not entering an age of intelligent machines.

about 5 months ago

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