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The Other Side of Diversity In Tech

truetorment Re:Tech Up Bringing? (441 comments)

How many people in tech had welfare crack whores for mothers?

Dude. Your dog whistle is broken. Everyone can hear it.

Seriously, WTF. How the hell is that rated 5 "Insightful"? This site's user base is... interesting, sometimes.

about a month and a half ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

truetorment Re:Poor Conservative States? (739 comments)

Right, but it also points to the frequent (and incorrect) assumption by conservatives that more poor are in urban (i.e., liberal) areas, when the reality is that the poverty rates are highest in rural areas (and increased more during the recession), for obvious reasons.

Certainly there are deeply stricken urban areas (Chicago, LA and NYC all have this issue, for example), but I do find many conservatives don't realize that there are plenty of poor in their 'red' states... they're just out of sight. (And sadly, frequently out of mind, as well)

about 2 months ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

truetorment Re:Worst law in the history of the United States. (739 comments)

Yes, CERTAINLY much worse than the laws most states had allowing slavery, segregation, and discrimination based on race, sexuality, or gender.

Hyperbole, much?

about 2 months ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

truetorment Re:This is what the polls say (739 comments)

No, if you ask them about specific items that are in the law, they are in favor of them. But when you just ask about "Obamacare", they are against it: http://politicalticker.blogs.c...

Then further in the post above, and also in the one below, people are specifically against "Obamacare" but were in favor of the "Affordable Care Act", despite those two being the EXACT SAME THING: http://politicalticker.blogs.c...

about 2 months ago
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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 and a half 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 and a half 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.

more than 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?

more than 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. :)

more than 4 years ago

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