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Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 5, Interesting) 510

by Dorianny (#48626315) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
This story made the front page news of every media outlet including Slashdot. You can't buy that kind of publicity. When the movie is re-released in a few weeks time it will be everyone's patriotic duty to show the North Koreans we are not afraid and go see the movie.

Either that or the hackers have far more damaging data on Sony exec's. Evidence that could land them in jail perhaps?

Personally I vote for it being a PR ploy by Sony to bolster ticket sales of what was otherwise sure to be a box-office flop

Comment: Re:Big Mistake (Score 1) 33

by Dorianny (#48540385) Attached to: With Eyes on China, Intel Invests Billions In Mobile Ambitions
The US intelligence community has long warned that China's government has been waging a campaign of industrial and military espionage through hacking and even the White House asked them to "Stop hacking, pretty please". It really doesn't matter whether you have those secrets in China or somewhere else, the Chinese will get to them. I for one say hallelujah. For us the consumers, more competition is a good thing.

Comment: Re: One should be careful on the logic here (Score 1) 155

by Dorianny (#48539181) Attached to: Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

The problem is that fracking is not a bad thing either.

Uh, what? Increased seismic activity (link shown in two cases) and water contamination (link shown in multiple cases) aren't bad things? Seriously, what? Also, they're injecting refinery wastes into the holes. Seriously, fucking what?

Scientists agree that fracking activity is far too deep for it to leech out to ground water. The cases of contamination are mostly due to problems with the well casing. We didn't stop building houses because poorly constructed ones could collapse on people, we tightened codes and toughened inspections, the same is needed to fix the wells issue. As for the seismic activity it causes more rattled nerves then actual damage.

Comment: Re:intelligent non-human life (Score 1) 334

by Dorianny (#48528115) Attached to: Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby
Due to our success as a species many people tend to think that human-like intelligence is a sort of a evolutionary inevitability but the only other species with intelligence close if not the same as ours, the Neanderthals not only was a closely related species, they are also extinct. Homo Sapiens ourselves, came very close to extinction. As a species we didn't gain an upper hand until the advancement of tool making hundreds of thousands of years into our existence and no one knows if that was inevitable given enough time or it happened due to a highly unlikely series of events, perhaps just like high-intelligence itself. We know that flight has evolved independently several times during the course of evolution yet as far as we can tell high-intelligence has not. Given that most animals have brains one would imagine that a bigger brain would evolve far more commonly than the development of flight wings. Perhaps ultimately we are an oddity ever rarer and more awkward then a Duck-billed platypus.

Comment: Granting permission requests shouldn't be automati (Score 1) 234

by Dorianny (#48474649) Attached to: Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission
As part of the app approval process developers should be required to explain why they want certain sensitive permissions, such as access to contacts, messages etc. Google should then deny approval of apps that overreach in terms of permission requests.

Comment: Re:Idea (Score 1, Insightful) 244

by Dorianny (#48472985) Attached to: Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen
The biggest problem with the economy is wage stagnation. I think that supply and demand is a terrible way to set wages as a job is a necessity for nearly everyone. Demand for workers can shrink but the supply will not and wages will bottom out and as they do so will demand for goods, effectively creating a catch-22.

Comment: Re:I bet Infosys and Tata are dancing in the stree (Score 5, Interesting) 186

They are being given 3 year work-papers they are not being given legal-immigrant status or even a path to that. Work papers simply allow you to work in the country legally. Of course fact don't work well with the Conservative mindset that the working poor whether U.S citizens or not, simply want to live on government handouts. It does make the injustice of wage disparity much more palatable I guess.

Comment: The highway analogy (Score 1) 76

I am paying the toll to get on this shinny 6 lane highway only to discover that the exit to New York city is back up for miles because the city refuses to pay them for a large exit. What do I care how many lanes the highway has or how fast it can get me to Jersey city, what I am paying for is to get to my destination the fastest possible.

When you don't know what you are doing, do it neatly.