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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

technothrasher Re:Weekly/Monthly Salary (1103 comments)

> Most salaried workers get paid monthly in the US.

Really? I thought most state laws establish bi-weekly as the longest period allowed. In all the states I've worked it was that way.

about a year and a half ago
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Buy the WarGames IMSAI 8080 and Possibly Impress Ally Sheedy

technothrasher Re:Ally Sheedy (103 comments)

> There is nothing more unstable than a narcissistic actress going through fame withdrawls and hearing the word "No" for the first time in years.

You obviously know nothing about the woman. I happen to be good friends with her sister, and this description is not even close. She's far from narcissistic, and she basically quit the whole industry years ago because she didn't want the fame and simply wished to quietly live in peace.

about a year and a half ago
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New Evidence Indicates Amelia Earhart Survived For a Time on Pacific Atoll

technothrasher Re:Not definitive evidence so far (365 comments)

Have you seen the photograph that 'shows' this airplane? It's a joke. The Loch Ness Monster photos are more convincing.

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more than 2 years ago
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New Evidence Indicates Amelia Earhart Survived For a Time on Pacific Atoll

technothrasher Re:Not good evidence (365 comments)

No, unfortunately, they're hypothesis is a terrible fit for the data. Skeptoid

more than 2 years ago
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New Evidence Indicates Amelia Earhart Survived For a Time on Pacific Atoll

technothrasher Re:Not good evidence (365 comments)

You need to keep reading beyond an article which just rehashes TIGHAR's bias. The artifacts, including the skeleton (which was male, BTW), are not at all identifiable as linked to her. They are simply consistent with what could have been her and her navigator. Big deal; They're also consistent with a million other people.

more than 2 years ago
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New Evidence Indicates Amelia Earhart Survived For a Time on Pacific Atoll

technothrasher Re:Not good evidence (365 comments)

No. You have it backward. Science is not, in fact, about collecting evidence which supports your hypothesis. Science is about collecting evidence which shows your hypothesis to be false. If, after you have tried as hard as you can to disprove your own idea, you still cannot show it to be false, you then ask others to find your error. If they too cannot show it to be false, then, finally, you have something that tentatively might be true.

Anyway, we are not at an early stage in the Earhart crash. There has already been plenty of evidence collected, such as the fact that this island is far enough away from Howland Island (their destination), that they would have had to have been aiming for this alternate island from the moment they took off in order to have enough fuel to reach it. It simply isn't a possible 'we ran out of fuel and have to ditch' location. So the only other possible reason they would hit this island would have been navigation error. But, again, this alternate island is quite far away from the original island. Noonan, the navigator (one of the best of his day), would have had to have made an incredibly huge navigation error. It's just not likely. Possible? Sure, anything is possible. But finding some junk and a skeleton on an island which is known to have been commonly populated is not even close to compelling evidence to suggest that Earhart and her navigator made this particular massive error.

more than 2 years ago
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New Evidence Indicates Amelia Earhart Survived For a Time on Pacific Atoll

technothrasher Not good evidence (365 comments)

It makes my chuckle that there is a "RECOMMENDED: Are you scientifically literate? Take the quiz" link imbedded into the article, as this 'evidence' from TIGHAR is exactly the opposite of good science. They have been pushing this nonsense for a while. They've decided she was on this island and continue to look only for confirming information to support their hypothesis, rather than attempting to falsify it. They could start by admitting that there have been a lot of people who traveled to and briefly lived on that island throughout the years, particularly many, many pearl divers, and that finding various pieces of junk on the island is completely and entirely consistent with this, and not even slightly compelling evidence that Earhart left this junk.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown

technothrasher Re:"Illegal streaming not covered by criminal law" (652 comments)

Read the quote you cited again. He didn't say there was no law covering it. He said there was no *criminal* law covering it. Now go actually read the white paper. The question is whether it is "distribution" or "unauthorized performance". Either way it is copyright infringement (in his estimation, at least), which is illegal. But only distribution is criminally punishable. Unauthorized performance only carries civil punishment.

more than 3 years ago
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Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back

technothrasher Re:Ah, the things "audiophiles" claim... (751 comments)

Sad to say, no amount of explaining that a 1 is a 1 is a 1 on a hard drive and the MP3 read will be identical on any brand

Hmm, I think I'm with the audiophile with this one. On a Western Digital hard drive all my MP3s sound different. They all sound like "click, click, click".

more than 6 years ago

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