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A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

wealthychef Re:Simple.... Odds are even (167 comments)

You seriously think that each player in RPS has a 33% chance of winning each round? Think a little bit about that. Oh, I forgot, this is /.

about three weeks ago
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New Stanford Institute To Target Bad Science

wealthychef Re:This is where the money is short sighted. (86 comments)

this has nothing particular to do with climate change, or any specific issue. Politicization is missing the point. The problem is bad science. We scientists need to clean our house before complaining about politics.

about a month ago
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Up To 1000 NIH Investigators Dropped Out Last Year

wealthychef Re:Welcome to a third-rate USA (111 comments)

Those graphs look pretty inconclusive to me. Certainly not as much of an emergency as our corrupt government is.

about a month and a half ago
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Major Scientific Journal Publisher Requires Public Access To Data

wealthychef Re:Practicalities (136 comments)

How hard would it be to grant exceptions to the policy? It's a good policy, no reason it can't be flexible too.

about 2 months ago
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Speedier Screening May Be Coming To an Airport Near You

wealthychef Can they keep the cost below $1 trillion? (163 comments)

My prediction, 1rst bid: $48 billion for a prototype, expect that to triple in the first year.

about a month ago
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Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain

wealthychef All about fecal transplants (162 comments)

I think that fecal transplants are the main method of making gut bacterial changes, right?

about 2 months ago
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Why Is Dropbox Back On the Chinese Market?

wealthychef Nothing to share? Ironic, no? (46 comments)

FTFA: "We still have nothing to share," the company responded after the third email. Isn't dropbox a website for sharing stuff? Seems strange.

about 2 months ago
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Britain's GCHQ Attacked Anonymous Supporters With DDoS

wealthychef Re:GCHQ: "Hey guys.. DDoS attacks are illegal!" (133 comments)

I understand your point to some extent, but governments have the power to imprison people they deem to be a hazard. A private citizen cannot imprison another citizen. The government does have special privileges. I do agree these researchers broke the law though, just like a sheriff who arrests someone unreasonably. The question is how bad an infraction it was.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Estimates Around 10% of Accounts Are Fake

wealthychef nope (140 comments)

No, he doesn't see. :-) Don't confuse us with facts. Besides, just because your anecdote shows an anecdote doesn't scale doesn't mean his anecdote doesn't scale.

about 3 months ago
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German Laser Destroys Targets More Than 1Km Away

wealthychef shooting down falling drones (338 comments)

How do you know if you shoot down a drone that is nosediving at 50 m/s?

about a year ago
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Apple Axes Head of Mapping Team

wealthychef Re:Was it justified (372 comments)

The thing is, the problem they are trying to fix is one they created purely out of a spiteful desire on Mr. Jobs' part to poke a finger in Googles' eye. It backfired and Apple looks foolish. I guess I have to say here that I love Apple but chasing Google Maps off the iPhone has to be one of the all time stupidest things they ever did.

about a year ago
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Report Says Climate Change Already Evident, Emissions Gap Growing

wealthychef Re:Cap and Trade solves everything! (623 comments)

There will be all sorts of methods, some that work, some that are insane and don't work, but I appreciate California trying to tackle the problem. With hard work, the California example will help mitigate the problem and raise understanding of how to make it work.

If you think the scumbags in Sacramento gives a rat's ass about anything but their own interests you are deluded to the point of mental retardation

Now that's a misanthropic model of human nature. Probably says more about you then anything else ;)

It's possible that both of you are right: politicians in Sacramento are self-serving power grabbers, AND global climate change is real and occurring right now and action is needed.

about a year and a half ago
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US Justice Dept. Sues eBay For Anti-Competitive Hiring Practices

wealthychef what about the human rights... (66 comments)

... of corporations? I mean, now that companies are considered to be people, shouldn't their rights be weighed equally against those of their workers?

about a year and a half ago
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CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair

wealthychef Re:Job Performance (401 comments)

Nope, wrong. Clinton did the same thing and there were legions of educated, reputable people who fervently defended him. Petraeus deserves the same treatment.

Maybe he deserves the same treatment and doesn't want it. :-) Remember that Clinton was indicted, not for having an affair, but for perjury (attempting to conceal it)? Remember how much damage it did to him, where if he had just come clean (so to speak) it seems to me he would have been much better off. The point is that being ashamed of your secret affair provides leverage to your enemies, whereas just enjoying some good ol' side nookie only damages your marriage (usually).

about a year and a half ago
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CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair

wealthychef Re:Job Performance (401 comments)

It's not the lack of ability to conceal the affair that is a problem, it's the intention to conceal it that is a problem.

about a year and a half ago
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The Surprising Truth About Internet Censorship In the Middle East

wealthychef Re:Wrong question -- (112 comments)

What the hell are you talking about? I never defended the USA's idiocy, nor did I talk about other nations. I simply said that instead of comparing religion to oppression, we should understand that religion leads to oppression. The USA is highly religious and because of that we do idiotic things all the time. Here is an example.

about a year and a half ago
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The Surprising Truth About Internet Censorship In the Middle East

wealthychef Wrong question -- (112 comments)

This is a false dichotomy. The question is whether religion leads to oppressive politics and low technology, not whether oppressive politics are more correlated with oppression and low technology than religion.

about a year and a half ago
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Start-Up Wants To Open Up Science Journals and Eliminate Paywalls

wealthychef Re:Pipe Dream... (74 comments)

Is it possible that if a few brave scientists start publishing to the open source environment, scientists with the street cred to do so without scorn, then others might see the value in it and start pimping themselves to the new venue?

about a year and a half ago
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives

wealthychef Re:Bye Apple (451 comments)

All along this has looked like a continuation of Steve Jobs' fury over Google's android challenging the iPhone, which he thought of as a betrayal. Being motivated by spite, it has backfired. As an Apple user and iPhone owner, I am disappointed. I don't think you can just throw money at this problem -- Google has been rolling out infrastructure for a long time and Google Maps is a great product. Why jettison it?

about a year and a half ago

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Meetup.com changed page format angers user

wealthychef wealthychef writes  |  more than 3 years ago

wealthychef (584778) writes "Meetup.com went ahead and made a drastic change to their interface that nobody likes. This discussion thread at meetup.com shows the mood. Tempers are flaring up with criticism, work has been lost, content has been destroyed, usability is suffering, and as a user, I agree, meetup.com has screwed up royally. They are refusing to roll back the changes and basically saying, sorry, suck it up."
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Wikileaks becoming anti-US one-man show

wealthychef wealthychef writes  |  more than 3 years ago

wealthychef (584778) writes "Wikileaks appears to be turning into a purely anti-US operation led by a single man with little sense of community, drifting far from its roots. "In the nearly four years since its launch, WikiLeaks has morphed from an friendly collaboration of like-minded geeks to an operation dominated by Assange's London press conferences and outsized personality.... The group's focus also has changed. At its inception, WikiLeaks announced that "our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East." Since the summer, the group has focused exclusively on the United States--in particular, its controversial military adventures abroad."

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20020996-281.html?tag=nl.e703#ixzz13gAistTj"

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Google Voice is finally starting to be opened up

wealthychef wealthychef writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wealthychef (584778) writes "According to Lifehacker and Google's official twitter account, Google is starting to send out invitations to Google Voice It's about friggin' time!

FTFA: Google Voice's official Twitter account just posted that "Invites to people on reservations list" are "starting to go out today." No indication how many at once. If you want in and haven't signed up, request an invitation."
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Apple admits that MobileMe does not use PUSH

wealthychef wealthychef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

wealthychef (584778) writes "Apple just sent me an email admitting something I've been complaining about since MobileMe came online: it is not using PUSH technology as they claim. Instead, it is simply synchronizing your data from your desktop. It's an improvement over the past, true, but it's not PUSH. I got the following letter from them this morning:

"We have recently completed the transition from .Mac to MobileMe. Unfortunately, it was a lot rockier than we had hoped. Although core services such as Mail, iDisk, Sync, Back to My Mac, and Gallery went relatively smoothly, the new MobileMe web applications had lots of problems initially. Fortunately we have worked through those problems and the web apps are now up and running.

Another snag we have run into is our use of the word "push" in describing everything under the MobileMe umbrella. While all email, contact or calendar changes on the iPhone and the web apps are immediately synced to and from the MobileMe "cloud," changes made on a PC or Mac take up to 15 minutes to sync with the cloud and your other devices. So even though things are indeed instantly pushed to and from your iPhone and the web apps today, we are going to stop using the word "push" until it is near-instant on PCs and Macs, too.

We want to apologize to our loyal customers and express our appreciation for their patience by giving all current subscribers an automatic 30-day extension to their MobileMe subscription free of charge. Your extension will be reflected in your account settings within the next few weeks.""
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Apple iPhone SDK Pre-announcement March 6

wealthychef wealthychef writes  |  more than 6 years ago

wealthychef (584778) writes "At Information Week, they are reporting that Apple is finally releasing details bout the iphone SDK on March 6. Apple is usually very good about shipping on time, but they have had problems with this one. FTA: "This morning Apple started sending out invitations to an event to be held Thursday, March 6. The topic? The long-awaited iPhone SDK. The invitation read: "Please join us to learn about the iPhone software road map, including the iPhone SDK and some exciting new enterprise features." Finally!""
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Apple Removes iPhone Support from Leopard?

wealthychef wealthychef writes  |  more than 6 years ago

wealthychef (584778) writes "Apple lists all 300 of their new Leopard features at http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html. One of them used to say "Your notes folder acts like an email mailbox, so you can retrieve notes from any Mac or PC or access them from your iPhone." This was good news to iPhone users, as previously, there was no way to get notes to your iPhone from your Mac, and vice versa. It now says, only, "Your notes folder acts like an email mailbox, so you can retrieve notes from any Mac or PC." So either this feature was removed due to some problem, or the initial characterization was incorrect. Either way, it's a bummer for many of us with iPhones, desperately wanting to use them as an effective PDA but unable to due to missing features such as copy/paste, a To-Do list, and no notes synchromization."

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