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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

stinkbomb But the question is... (465 comments)

...what is Lessig's new SuperPAC going to accomplish? Will it even fund its first-round goals? Outside of nerdy, academic circles, does Lessig have any name recognition? Do we know for sure that money = influence in anything other than the long term (decades)? Look at the last election cycle: the Republican Tea Party did pretty poorly, considering the vast sums of money that was spent. How do we that this money wouldn't be better spent other ways?

There are just too many unanswered questions, which, seeing that this is coming from a thinker like Lessig, is pretty disappointing.

about 6 months ago
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Sears To Convert Old Auto Centers Into National Chain of Data Centers

stinkbomb They could have fixed their auto centers. (167 comments)

Sears used to be a great place to go for auto service, but the rise of cheap tires and oil changes at places like WalMart really took a bite out of their business. They could have competed on price or quality of service, but I think they just gave up. The last time I was at a Sears auto center, it was a really grim deal. None of the employees seemed that interested in helping me, and their prices were ~30% higher than their competitors.

This strategy of embracing all things internet seems to be their current game plan: when you talk to a salesperson in-store, part of what they're trained to do is guide you through the process of shopping online. Clearly, this doesn't bode well for Sears' brick-and-mortar presence, nor for the employee forced to sacrifice his own commission, but it's where the future of retail is headed. However, to put all your eggs in the internet basket seems unwise. There's always going to be a market for skilled auto-mechanics that are associated with a company with a good reputation, but a Sears data center? I can think of dozens of companies that I'd turn to first.

about a year ago
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HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

stinkbomb Crazy idea (477 comments)

I have a crazy idea; how about not making garbage?
Maybe that'll add a bit of value to the company. Maybe devoting resources to the people that, I don't know, create everything you sell would work out OK. Perhaps if you left them the fuck alone to work in whichever way suited them best would benefit you and them.

Nah. It'll never work. Start the layoffs!

1 year,16 days
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Biggest Headache For Game Developers: Abusive Fans

stinkbomb Re:Nobody knows why? Really? (381 comments)

There are more games than World of Warcraft.

about a year ago
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Clinkle Wants To Become Your Wallet

stinkbomb No (121 comments)

Any other hare-brained ideas at which you'd like me to frown?

about a year ago
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

stinkbomb Re:Perfect is the enemy of good. (1103 comments)

And how is that helpful if the employer's bank is out of state?

about a year ago
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Length of Applause Not Tied To Quality of Presentation

stinkbomb Well, duh. (138 comments)

Just watch any stand-up comedian. Inevitable hooting and applause at any joke that mentions farts or genitalia.

about a year ago
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Why Earth Hour Is a Waste of Time and Energy

stinkbomb Nominal demand = power shutdown? (466 comments)

So the summary implies that a nominal drop in power requires power plants to be shut down? I don't think that's how it works.

about a year and a half ago
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Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

stinkbomb Less offended by Card's opinions... (1174 comments)

...than his terrible work. "Ender's Game" is basically one giant fascist apology, that is not only offensive on its face, but terrible written as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

stinkbomb Re:A stupid issue (1174 comments)

You seem to be making a grand effort to rationalize your own bigotry. Why not just come out and say what you really mean?

about a year and a half ago
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EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games

stinkbomb This is what happens... (303 comments)

...when you let Finance and Marketing run your company.

about a year and a half ago
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Ouya Android Console Blows Past Kickstarter Goal

stinkbomb Software? (270 comments)

From their FAQ:
"We have begun work on the user interface and software."
Begun? Wouldn't that come first? I mean, if you're going to run into legal issues, that's where it would be, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Acquires Zagat

stinkbomb Re:Goodbye Yelp (114 comments)

Ha ha ha!

Even funnier! You should do some stand-up!

Oops, are you being serious again? My bad.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Acquires Zagat

stinkbomb Re:Goodbye Yelp (114 comments)

Ha ha ha!

Wow, that's funny stuff right there! "Wisdom of the crowd", LOL!

Wait, you're being serious?

Uh...

more than 3 years ago
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The Post-Idea World

stinkbomb Talk about a lack of critical thinking (368 comments)

I think the author could use a refresher in critical thinking. It seems to me that he's making an appeal to ignorance; I don't know of any big ideas, therefore they don't exist. These days it's easy to point at things like the rise of social media and the rapid dissemination of trivia, but that isn't evidence of a reduction of big ideas. It's just that the signal/noise ratio is particularly bad if you stick to the regular old internet.

Look deeper.

more than 3 years ago
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House Panel Approves Bill Forcing ISPs To Log Users

stinkbomb Repeat after me: (277 comments)

"Bonjour, je voudrais devenir un citoyen franÃais."

more than 3 years ago
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Army's Huge SAP Project 'At High Risk'

stinkbomb Re:Another money sink... (166 comments)

Just because NASA isn't launching anything in the next few years, doesn't mean that the US government isn't launching anything. The US space program continues.

more than 3 years ago
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Sergey Brin: Windows Is "Torturing Users"

stinkbomb Re:Echo of Marc Andreesen. (645 comments)

What are you talking about? Have you ever built any web applications? It's a nightmare. There's no compelling browser standards. This misguided notion you have about how "when you're able to target the browser you don't have to deal with half a dozen completely different system interfaces anymore on the client side" is sheer nonsense.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Keylogger Stories a False Alarm

stinkbomb Security Expert? (183 comments)

"Mohamed Hassan, MSIA, CISSP, CISA is the founder of NetSec Consulting Corp, a firm that specializes in information security consulting services. He is a senior IT Security consultant and an adjunct professor of Information Systems in the School of Business at the University of Phoenix."

And is now the laughing-stock of the IT security world.

Nice job moron!

more than 3 years ago

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First weather satellite launched 50 years ago.

stinkbomb stinkbomb writes  |  more than 4 years ago

stinkbomb (238228) writes "Fifty years ago today, the world’s first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and opened a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Top leaders from NOAA and NASA hailed the milestone as an example of their agencies’ strong partnership and commitment to flying the best satellites today and beyond."
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