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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

truetorment Re:Chicago style politics at it's worst... (600 comments)

"Chicago style politics" has to be one of the most over-used, exaggerated phrases I've heard in the past few years. (Second only to "socialist", especially when applied to a president whose policies are absolutely, certainly NOT socialist)

about a year ago
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US Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill 69 To 27

truetorment Re:National Sales Tax (678 comments)

Except the Federalist Papers aren't the law of the land, the Constitution is, and the body we set up to parse it (the Supreme Court) and adjudicate disputes on it has made it clear that Congress has the power to tax such commerce.

about a year ago
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HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

truetorment Re:HTC should stop competing with Apple and Samsun (152 comments)

I like you idea of specialization but...

--HTC Marathon: Twice as thick as an iPhone...with a 5,000mAh battery that can last two full days on a charge.

That would just equal what an iPhone 5 gives users today in terms of battery life.

Only if that iPhone 5 isn't doing *anything*; I haven't seen any iPhone 5s that last much longer than a day, and then only on light, low-use days!

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

truetorment Re:Reduce gun violence? (436 comments)

The parent never mentioned having an 'entitlement to personal safety'; please don't put words in people's mouths.

Also, as the executive officer of a large and powerful country (most would agree the the most powerful), ensuring the holder of the position's safety is important for many reasons, and if you can't see why that is, I think you may need to think a little more rationally on this.

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

truetorment Re:Reduce gun violence? (436 comments)

Where does he say 'right to security'? You quote the parent, but are putting words where there are none!

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

truetorment Re:Reduce gun violence? (436 comments)

Where, in *any* of the executive actions (they were NOT 'executive orders'), does it say anything about bans on guns?

Look, they're RIGHT HERE), and there is absolutely, utterly NOTHING about a gun ban. There is a push from some elected officials in Congress to renew the assault ban, but there is no 'gun grab' or anything else.

Your offtopic rant doesn't actually advance the discussion here about IT-related challenges in government data sharing whatsoever.

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

truetorment Re:Executive Orders (436 comments)

Thank you for commenting on this as well. Whether one is for or against the executive actions Obama actually took, characterizing them correctly is important! It's also interesting that when asked, most people vociferously against these 'executive orders' cannot actually name one that they oppose or why.

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

truetorment '23 Executive Orders' (436 comments)

Obama did not produce or sign any 'executive orders'. Executive orders carry the force of law, and characterizing his executive actions (actually three memoranda and several other 'actions') as executive orders is completely incorrect:

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/17/the_23_executive_orders_that_weren't/

about a year and a half ago
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Wikipedia-Sponsored Pilot Study Lauds Wikipedia Accuracy

truetorment Re:It's things like this (125 comments)

Okay, after reading through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Sega_Genesis, it's all fairly clear: you're upset because the consensus on the name didn't match your preference. I don't see why this "makes [you] wonder what other facts have been altered". That's absolutely ridiculous.

about 2 years ago
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Wikipedia-Sponsored Pilot Study Lauds Wikipedia Accuracy

truetorment Re:It's things like this (125 comments)

I don't understand what you're saying here. Was the MegaDrive an entirely different product? If it wasn't, then how is the redirection inappropriate? Also, they specifically say in the first sentence, "The Sega Genesis, known as the Mega Drive outside North America". Is that not correct? If you have sources that cite otherwise, why wouldn't you just update the article?

about 2 years ago
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Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?

truetorment Re:What if you're the one that's wrong? (949 comments)

Oh good, the article is actually loading now--when it was submitted, it kept giving 503 errors. Now that I've read it, I'm definitely not agreed--particularly since I missed that this was Larry Sanger. Ugh.

more than 3 years ago
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Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?

truetorment What if you're the one that's wrong? (949 comments)

What were the five common opinions, widely held by geeks? Without that information, it could actually be YOU that was wrong in the argument, and not the other geek. :)

more than 3 years ago
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How Attackers Will Use Epsilon Data Against You

truetorment Re:Not much here? (78 comments)

True--although given my own high level of paranoia (yay for those of us who don't automatically allow flash, cookies, scripting, etc. automatically), I'm not as nervous about this breach as I am about those where username/password details are given out.

It just seems like they could have summed this up with a "Be more vigilant in regards to ANY emails that ask for information/send you to an external website you may not know."

more than 3 years ago
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How Attackers Will Use Epsilon Data Against You

truetorment Not much here? (78 comments)

There doesn't really seem to be much here, as the article even notes that there hasn't been much attention to the breach since it was "just" email addresses. The far-fetched plots the article's author throws up all assume a successful phishing attack or social engineering.

While I can certainly see that some people may be taken advantage of via phishing scams, I just don't see this leading to a great rise in security threats to users. Anyone who *isn't* vigilant in filtering their email, not responding to strange/unknown email requests for information, etc. is likely ALREADY a target!

more than 3 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

truetorment Re:conservatives (759 comments)

I said this up above, but wanted to reply to you as well, since we seem to have an epidemic of people not knowing actual party names in this thread. I believe you mean "the Democratic Party", because that's its actual name. While those who belong to the Democratic Party are known as "Democrats", the party name definitely uses the full "Democratic".

I know it may pain you to use the full name that also happens to line up with our democratic republic, but not taking the time to name the party correctly is poor form. :)

about 4 years ago
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Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

truetorment Re:conservatives (759 comments)

I believe you mean "the Democratic party", because that's its actual name. While those who belong to the Democratic Party are known as "Democrats", the party itself is definitely the full "Democratic".

I know it may pain you to use the full name that also happens to line up with our democratic republic, but not taking the time to name the party correctly is poor form.

about 4 years ago
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The Great Typo Hunt

truetorment Re:Sigh... (416 comments)

Again, if you actually read their blog, and listen to the authors, they talk extensively about their interactions when they ask people to correct signs, posters, etc., and they were always supremely polite, and genuinely interested in helping people understand why the signage was in error.

Also, they mention several times that they don't care about personal communications and language--they cared only for OFFICIAL signs, advertisements, etc. which were intended for public view. The idea being that they recognize that you are correct about communication--but that for official communications like signs and menus, more care should be taken to ensure that the communication is correct to avoid unnecessary complications.

I don't see how any of that makes them "douches".

about 4 years ago
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The Great Typo Hunt

truetorment Re:Kind of douchey. (416 comments)

And if you read their response on the blog (multiple times, in fact), they comment on how they went against their own stated rules in the Hunt--always get permission to correct. They made a mistake, they paid their pound of flesh (which, I imagine, won't even get used to fix their "defacing").

I don't think that trying to correct a sign (that honestly doesn't look 'historic', it just looks like it was made to be more 'natural') makes someone a douche, but I guess my definition includes people who engage in behavior that's actually unpleasant, and not behavior with good intentions.

about 4 years ago
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The Great Typo Hunt

truetorment Re:Kind of douchey. (416 comments)

You assume a zero-sum game of publishing, when the reality now is that there's a LOT more opportunities for people to get their work published. If their work is so great but they can't see to find a publisher... why doesn't this hypothetical author just self-publish, or utilize the web build some buzz about their hypothetically good-enough-to-be-published (but just not noticed yet) work?

I guess I don't understand why this hypothetical toiling author would be upset by someone else publishing a book that's probably completely different from their own work. Do struggling sci-fi writers really get upset by this blog-turned-into-a-book phenomenon? I mean, they probably do... but they shouldn't. Hell, the web is open to everyone to promote their work and begin building a community around it.

about 4 years ago

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