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Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant

whistlingtony Re:This should have been a no brainer (113 comments)

I regularly send papers to my lawyer. I regularly send papers to a LOT of people, and those papers are protected. My phone regularly broadcasts to my lawyer. I regularly broadcast stuff to a LOT of people, and those broadcasts SHOULD be protected, but aren't.

Luckily, yes, the courts made the right decision for once. Somehow this happened in Florida of all places. Who knew?

5 days ago
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Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant

whistlingtony This should have been a no brainer (113 comments)

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I consider my phone to be "papers and effects" pretty heavily. Everyone does. That this was even a question is pretty annoying.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

whistlingtony Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (838 comments)

So, let me get this straight.... the only thing that used to stop the issues with Capitalism was the government stepping in, but it's socialist if the government stops companies now so we can't do that... That's some fine logic there. :D

Are you sure it's a socialist police state? You know you can have capitalist police states. They call those fascist. You should look up that word. It's important. "Fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation" from Wikipedia.

You need to read more history. You specifically need to read more history about the robber barons and the crash of '29. It might start looking familiar to you.... huge monopolies, too big to fail, no regulation.... You might also look up the Glas-Steagal act and see that we didn't have any large financial problems until it was repealed.

You might also connect government corruption with WHO is paying them, and start to wonder why all those capitalists paying your government are aiming for a socialist state that would put them out of business. Hint: They're Not.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

whistlingtony Re:Wrong assumptions (381 comments)

ow. my brain. You're all idiots.

If I was a rich person, running this country (you know the government isn't actually in charge), why on earth would I want martial law declared? I need those peons out BUYING stuff. I'd already be rich. I can kill a hooker and get away with it. What's the point of FEMA death camps? I NEED the poors. I need them to sweat and work for me. I need them buying crap they don't need, on credit, so I get richer...

And please... guns? Pshaw! I know it's a conservative fantasy that a few plucky die hard fans with guns can hold off the military, but Red Dawn was a movie, not reality. Also, a really bad movie. If the National Guard comes to your damn house, your stupid AR isn't going to do squat to hold them off.

You're all idiots.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

whistlingtony Re:Does Nigeria have subways? (381 comments)

Yay! Be afraid! Look, for any virus to infect you have to have a decent viral payload and a path of infection. I don't give a !@#$ if they found Ebola can live in blood for several days. Don't touch any !@#$ing blood!

The main issue in Africa is a lack of hospitals and infrastructure. People stay home. They bleed out of their everything all over the sheets. Their family is touching them while they do it, because they care about the victims. They touch the sheets to wash them... in their drinking water with no gloves. It's not a surprise they're having a problem. It's not due to Ebola being super contagious. It's because they're doing it all wrong.

If you're worried about Ebola, don't touch any bodily fluids and wash your hands frequently. Try to avoid getting any cuts on your hands. And don't rub your !@#$ eyes. Problem solved. If you're super worried, stock up on rubber gloves and rubbing alcohol. Perhaps some goggles if you're just stupid paranoid.

But seriously, why do you people NEED to have a world ending emergency? It's like you're looking forward to a Mad Max scenario. It's like you NEED to have something to be afraid of. Ah! The stock market is crashing! Ah! Obama's not a US citizen! Ah! The value of the dollar is going into hyperinflation! Ah! Ebola! Ah! Government takeover! Benghazi!!!!

There are real things to be worried about you know....

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

whistlingtony Re:Political reality will take over (381 comments)

People are dying? How many now? 1? 2? oooooohhh! More people died from car crashes today (and it's early still) than have died from Ebola. Why isn't Obama banning cars?! Cargate! Typical conservative is afraid.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

whistlingtony Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

Ebola and HIV spread through pretty much the exact same pathways: blood, semen, etc. Of course, generally, the Ebola victims are bleeding through their eyeballs, so there's that...

As for the incubation period, they're not contagious until they're showing symptoms. Ebola is not really that contagious. Don't lick anyone. If someone is bleeding out of their eyeballs, don't touch the blood. If you do, don't rub your eyes. If someone in their incubation period walks through a mall, it's pretty safe. It's when they run a fever and start vomiting all over the floor that you've got a problem.

Don't play in anyone's vomit either....

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

whistlingtony Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

I don't know where we'd find a system that uses both private and public health insurance. Oh wait. There's Canada. And pretty much the entire rest of the developed world. You know you can still buy private health insurance all over the place, right?

Private insurance doesn't want to treat every headache and fever that comes in. This is the sort of thing where a public Single Payer insurance system (note, insurance, not the hospital itself) would be a good thing. But, you know, socialism.....

about a week ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

whistlingtony Re:Free the bastards! (152 comments)

why not? Here we have to have enough skills to get a job so we can buy food... But our food isn't just swimming along next to us. It's right there.... what's the problem? Why wouldn't a freed orca know to chase down an X and eat it?

about two weeks ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

whistlingtony Re:we get it (295 comments)

You know.....

This story is a legitimate chance for anti-GWers to crow a little bit. (sort of). We have something here, by a reputable source (NASA) that has revealed a tough question. We thought the deep ocean was warming. It turns out it isn't. We were using that as a sink for the heat to explain the recent pause in the global warming. Shit... This makes us search for some answers.

This is science working. It's also NASA saying "hey, wait a minute", which You People always seem to say never happens. It's also STILL saying that the oceans are warming, just not the deep oceans. It also says the deep oceans are REALLY hard to measure, so perhaps it's wrong. We'll see.

So, yeah, Anti-GWers, this was your moment to shine. This was your moment to crow. Instead CppDeveloper decided to make an ignorant comment about CO2 being plant food. Yes. We knew that. Thanks. You're about 20 years behind on your Stupid Anti-GWing statements. We know CO2 is plant food. We know plants absorb it. That's kind of the point of oil. It's a nicely balanced system and we have been A. releasing millions of years of Stored In Plants CO2 inside 200 years and B. cutting down rain forest for beef farms at the same time. We've hashed out your stupid statement years ago. You need to update...

Grumble.....

about two weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

whistlingtony Re:please no (423 comments)

I already feel warm and fuzzy. This isn't about me feeling good about my recycling habits so I can narcicistically say I care and my neighbor doesn't. This is about me wanting to hand a world to my kids that isn't fucked over.

I'm not saying to not use the energy. Burn those fossil fules... maybe just capture the damn carbon? We had a giant SMOG problem, then we regulated and captured those emissions, and smog got a lot better. We have the tech. Just use it.... shit... If the price of gas goes up by a dollar but we don't fuck the world, I'm OK with that...

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

whistlingtony Re:Creating a Mars magnetosphere (549 comments)

yeah, but the atmosphere gets stripped off because.... no magnetosphere... :D

about two weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

whistlingtony Re:please no (423 comments)

argh.... Just... what do you think HAPPENS when you release a few million years of stored up carbon in a measly few hundred years as CO2. Just... think about it. It's not that hard... Fossil fuels are quite literally millions of years of stored CO2 from dead plants.... And you release it in this HUGE surge in just 200 years... We KNOW CO2 is a greenhouse gas. We know it prevents us from radiating heat back out into space. This is not disputed..

I need to stop arguing about this. I know the people that argue against global warming are morons or have an agenda... Why do I do this to myself?

about three weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

whistlingtony Re:please no (423 comments)

I'm pretty sure it was you that diverged from reality... The earth is getting warmer dude... The data is easy to see. It's really easy to see. You can look up satellite pics of ice coverage. A simple Wolfram Alpha search will tell you global mean temperatures, and show you the data sources so you can investigate them better.

How do you people keep insisting nothing is going on? The excuses keep changing. "It's not warming. Ok, it is, but it's solar! Ok, it's not solar, but it's not man made.... It's natural cycles! Ok, it's it's moving too fast for natural cycles, but it paused for the last few years! It's warmer, but it stopped, so it's not warming! Ok, so yeah, Arctic sea ice is dwindling, but antarctic is growing! Ok, sure, arctic is sea ice and antarctic is land ice, but.... It's scientists, just making a grab for lucrative grab for government money! Ok, so that money is shit and it's pretty obvious all the real money is in private industry, but..."

On and on you people go, changing your story. Diverging from reality, if you will.....

furthermore, it's quite obvious that several industries just don't want a drop in profits that would come with regulation. It's quite obvious they've spent a TON of money to muddy the conversation. My question is, in 30 years when we can look back on this, will you !@#$holes fess up that you were wrong the whole time? Will you admit that you all were duped and spent decades ignoring your betters? Will you finally shut up?

Don't worry, I know the answer....

about three weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

whistlingtony Re:please no (423 comments)

I go hiking a lot. I check the weather forecast. it's usually right. I wouldn't trust it 10 days out, except as a vague guidline, but I'd trust it three days out. I do, regularly. I live in Oregon. It's important to have your raincoat here....

So no, weather models are NOT a joke. They're incredibly accurate for just about every use case I've ever used them for. The absolute joke must be you...

about three weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

whistlingtony Re:please no (423 comments)

I'm pretty sure it's pause explanation #1. The global temp hit a little pause. We wondered where all the extra heat was going. It turns out it was going into the oceans. Done in one.... This isn't new. We've known this for a while... This is simply that more of that has been occuring than we previously thought. Keep your snark.

about three weeks ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

whistlingtony Re:Changes require systematic, reliable evidence.. (336 comments)

Oh, frell off. you know, I know, everyone knows that net neutrality doesn't mean every connection has the same latency and bandwidth. It doesn't mean you can't prioritize a skype connection over a download.... It means you can't prioritize Company A's traffic over Company B's traffic because Company B didn't pay the ransom. It especially means you can't prioritize your own content over everyone elses to stifle competition.

Damn Trolls...

about three weeks ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

whistlingtony Re:How about... (482 comments)

I actually think dudes should do this. I've done it, just to see. It's like a horde of Penis Pics and One Liners just bashing down your door... "Hey babe, sup?" does not engender a decent conversation. Really though, all guys should do this just to see what it's like. It's pretty sad....

about three weeks ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

whistlingtony Re:How about... (482 comments)

Maybe a lot of people would be much better served if they stopped thinking of Women as a group/stereotype, and started considering Women as Individual People. Just say'in... You could probably extend that to People In General and life would get a lot nicer for everyone.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

whistlingtony Mars has no magnetosphere (549 comments)

Mars does not have a molten iron core, and hence doesn't have the cool magnetic field that earth does. That magnetic field does a LOT to protect our atmosphere from getting stripped off, not to mention protecting us from radiation.

Screw Mars. Spend all that money on making it nice HERE. We have the means. We have the tech. We could have a star trek utopia right here... Free education, opportunity through small businesses, cheap housing, plentiful energy. We could have all that right here if we just put a smidge of effort into it.

Take all that money and just pay off 5% of the population's houses. Those people, now freed from having to grind on the treadmill for their housing, could start small businesses... circulating money in the economy. It doesn't need to be much. Start a taco truck... Employ a few people... We'd have zero unemployment and a lot more happiness. The economic repercussions would be staggering.

A lot of human suffering is because a few assholes ruin it for the rest of us. How about we fix THAT? Screw mars...

about three weeks ago

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How to get a project coded?

whistlingtony whistlingtony writes  |  more than 4 years ago

whistlingtony (691548) writes "Hello world!

Heh. Sorry.

So, I had an idea for a piece of software that I wanted coded. Unfortunately, it's been years since I touched that stuff. I'm beyond rusty. I'd really like for the thing to see the light of day, but...

How can one go about hiring a programmer? A quick google search turned up a couple of websites, but they seemed... sketchy. I find it ironic that a programmer might know of such a website, but a non programmer who would want to use it probably would not.

My Idea:
I hate facebook. I hate it with a passion. Still, I'd like to put up an online journal website for friends and family to check up on me. I'd prefer to run it myself. I don't want to deal with huge config files. I don't want to write HTML. I'm 31 now. I just want my software to work.

I'd like to have a web server written for me in Python. I enjoy python and once the thing is written, then I could tinker and poke at it.

I'd like for me to have some folders. In the "Front Page" folder would text files. The web server would put those up as updates to the main page. Other folders would have text and pictures in them, and those would be links from the main page. I'd like to keep it simple, no flash or moving objects or anything.

Eventually I'd like to move it to HTML5 so videos could be posted in the same manner.

That's it really. A simple web server that creates pages based on the text and picture content of folders and organized by folders. A bare minimum configuration file, preferably none at all. I want it programmed in Python. Preferably, I'd want everything served up in HTML5. I'd also want the rights to open source the thing.

I have money. How do I give it to someone to do this?

-Tony Diethelm
Hater of Facebook"
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I need a language agnostic book on pseudocoding

whistlingtony whistlingtony writes  |  more than 6 years ago

whistlingtony (691548) writes "Hi all,

I am not a programmer, but have a smattering of programming knacks in various languages picked up over the years. One of the best things I learned was that going through and doing pseudocode makes everything so much easer and cleaner. Once that's written down everything else is just language specifics. I'm looking for a good book that is language agnostic and deals strictly with the practice of pseudocoding. I can't find one that seems good. Can anyone recommend one to me?

Thanks!

Whistlingtony"

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