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Comment: Re:You need to research that? (Score 1, Insightful) 141

by cayenne8 (#49589393) Attached to: Can Riots Be Predicted By Social Media?

Seriously, the unrest is brewing in our towns. The powder keg is filled to the brim, all it takes is a spark, and any kind will do, to blow it up. You're getting close to a critical mass of people who are severely unhappy with how things are going, the only thing missing is a focal point for this anger. As soon as a justification is found to vent that anger, you have a riot.

Seriously? Critical Mass? Seriously?

I kinda doubt it...this is pretty isolated. Seems mostly to just be a problem in the few highly packed urban centers in the US. You don't see this type of behavior, or even sympathy to it in most of the US.

And for the most part, I think the 24/7 news channels blow it up to much more than it actually is. They often choose camera angles to try to make it look like more people than it is.

The majority if folks in the US rarely if ever have a personal encounter with the police in their cities. The majority of US citizens while concerned that these isolated events are coming to our attention, they also don't see it as much a problem in their local areas or states.

Comment: Re:I certainly hope not (Score 1, Flamebait) 141

by cayenne8 (#49589339) Attached to: Can Riots Be Predicted By Social Media?
Well, I'm in full favor of protecting 1st amendment rights.

However, there are limited limits. The old "you can't yell fire in a crowded movie house" comes to mind.

I should think the same rules apply to social media? I mean, that tweet that went out saying "there's going to be a PURGE at 3pm..etc" could the powers that be not have that taken down, blocked, etc?

I"m guessing no mechanism now..but shouldn't be hard to figure how to put filters on there, no?

I don't say this type thing lightly either, it is a slippery that righteous expressions that may be controversial, political and all could be in jeopardy, but I think it is something to be discussed.

You have plenty of rights to free speech, but incitement to riot isn't one of them.

At the very least...track down the folks that tweeted to riot, and throw the book at them. Maybe just use existing law to get those doing this would be better than a censorship method like I first might not STOP a riot as well, but after awhile people *might* actually start getting wise that it isn't smart to incite a riot on social media of any form.

Comment: Re: I like this guy but... (Score 1) 434

by cayenne8 (#49589279) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

Compare the policies of the Democrat party with those of the Conservative Party in the UK. The Tories are left of the Democrats, that makes the Democrats a right-wing party and the Republicans further out than Genghis Khan.

And that comparison has exactly what to do with US politics?

We're talking left vs right here in America...not the rest of the world which leans far enough left to be socialist in so many ways.

I consider Obama to be very left in his views, and if he'd not gone checked by congress, would take us down the European path.

I figure if you want to live European style, move to Europe. The US broke off from Europe many moons ago because we did not want to be European. The majority of us still don't.

Comment: Re:Haskell? (Score 1) 129

by LWATCDR (#49588719) Attached to: Paul Hudak, Co-creator of Haskell, Has Died

"So I agree with you, there is no reason for your opening post to be thought of as a troll."
Actually yes there is.
You see we have this thing called the internet and the internet has services one is called Google and another is called Wikipedia.
You see something you do not know about you have too options.
1. Look it up and find out what it is.
2. Dismiss it because it is outside your area of knowledge.

By dismissing it you are being a jerk. This is Slashdot so a cool programing language is still a cool programing language even it it is not super popular. Here are some systems written in Haskell

In other words it is really dumb to take pride in what you do not know.

Comment: Re:Who could have guessed ? (Score 1) 393

by cayenne8 (#49585829) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Not sure about that, all the Apple Stores I've been in there was no shortage of full sleeved tattooed clerks.

Wow..where do you live?

I mean, hell, I live in New Orleans...where pretty much ANYTHING goes, and I rarely see people with that much tattoo work done on them.

Most people that could afford an iWatch are gonna have 'real' jobs...and you generally can't be all painted up from head to toe, with piercings galore and work in an office, etc.

So, even in a town where wild and different is the norm...folks with enough tattoos to make it in a circus show are very much in the minority. And like I said, generally...those folks are not the market for an expensive toy like the iWatch.

I've never seen any of the Apple Store employees here with any noticeable ink on them.

Comment: Re:Waitasecondhere... (Score 1) 393

by cayenne8 (#49585723) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Yes let's completely ignore that a $10,000 smart device should have taken that into account during development.

Honestly, I'd not have thought about it either....such a fringe thing that it likely wouldn't have been thought up.

I don't know that many people that have so much of their skin painted up that it would cause interference. I'd guess most professional folks, like the IT folks at Apple aren't all painted up from head to toe with tattoos.

Sure, lots of folks these days may have one or two, but usually they're somewhere what is hidden while wearing at least business casual clothing which would generally mean not running down your arms onto and past your wrists....?

Comment: Re:The all-or-nothing fallacy (Score 1) 347

It seems more than reasonable to me...I mean, why not?

I thought the Obama administration promised to be the most "transparent" one to take office?!?!

I can't see it being any more transparent than by basing their studies on data that everyone can see and independently confirm or

What am I missing here?

Comment: I like Ken... (Score 1) 624

by cayenne8 (#49582663) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

Kim Berry, president of the Programmer's Guild, said Congress should protect American workers by mandating that positions can only be filled by H-1B workers when no qualified American â" at any wage â" can be found to fill the position."

You know.....I really like what Ken has to say. I wish our congress critters would listen to him. After all, they are supposed to be there to help US citizens' needs above all others. *sigh*

Comment: Re:Why the surprise? (Score 4, Insightful) 177

by LWATCDR (#49576255) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly

Sorry I like all tech.
Back in the dark ages I love my C64 but the Atari was cool and I so wished I had the software base and slots of the Apple II line.
When I got my Amiga I still thought that Atari ST was cool and the Mac was interesting but out of my price range.
PCs? I own a Macbook and love OS/X. I write Windows code for a living but I also work on Linux. BSD? Also interesting.

Intel? ARM? AMD? MIPS? AVR? PIC? Yea it is all good.
So much cool stuff and so little time. Why do people need pick and be nasty when there's so much cool stuff.

Comment: Re:Fast track (Score 4, Insightful) 353

by cayenne8 (#49570565) Attached to: University Overrules Professor Who Failed Entire Management Class

These might just have really *BEEN* some of the coming entitlement generation kids, the same ones that always got a trophy growing up just for showing up at a game or whatever.

Maybe they all did deserve to fail?? I hope they at least have to take the class over and aren't all given automatic passing grades whether they deserve it or not...?

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule." -- David Guaspari