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Comment: Re:Did at least one black vote not to indict? (Score 1) 1053

by Maxo-Texas (#48463547) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Different people with different personal experiences can look at the same facts and come to different conclusions.*

If you are part of a group who regularly sees and reads about the police beating and killing other members of your group including 12 year old children (and a 7 year old girl was shot in the head and killed by police in a raid on an incorrect address in the last couple months) then you are going to WEIGHT facts regarding the GOOD INTENT of the police officer differently.

Also, our entire system is based the trust of the governed. Why the hell should blacks trust our system when they are under represented and when black st louis police officers say in interviews that st louis police are racist?

Why should they trust police when the police pick up a mixed group of young black and white children and then arrest the black children while calling the parents of the white girl to pick her up tell the black children that "trash goes in the back." (again recently within the last few months).

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*(also consider discussion be tween religious and irreligious people who view the same facts and come to wildly different conclusions).

Comment: Re:Discovery nightmare (Score 1) 77

by Maxo-Texas (#48456187) Attached to: Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

I think this is a new level. Considering they can see pre-drafts, edits, etc. which previously were lost and all you saw was what was sent or saved.

It may be suitable for banks, but it is going to raise the cost of business for everyone.
It's probably overkill for many businesses AND will simply drive people who have ill intent to other communications methods.

Comment: Re:Did at least one black vote not to indict? (Score 1) 1053

by Maxo-Texas (#48456117) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

You said: "I am plenty white, and the assertion that I am unable to listen to evidence and come to an impartial decision is ridiculous."

That's not the point man. and it's not what I wrote.

If all blacks on the jury voted to indict, then the white votes against indictment will have no credibility with the population. Especially if ALL of them voted against indictment.

Use your head, man.

Comment: So what? (Score 1) 77

by Dr_Barnowl (#48455963) Attached to: Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

What, we don't think that Lync and everything else that offers a chat server in your own rack can't be configured to do this?

Hell, at my last office, they were feeding all our VoIP calls through this SIGINT app ; the only reason I found out was because I was copied in on ICT change reports for operational reasons and one of the changes was they moved the storage for the VoIP calls to another server.

Presume that you're being watched. You likely are, by someone.

Comment: Did at least one black vote not to indict? (Score 2) 1053

by Maxo-Texas (#48455417) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Because otherwise, I don't think the answer of a 67% white grand jury is acceptable to a town that is 67% black and patrolled by a police force that's about 94% white and which hires people who are from other police departments which were shut down because they were too racist.

If at least one black voted not to indict then it gives the process some legitimacy.
If all three voted not to indict then the answer will probably be accepted eventually.

Comment: Re: First and foremost (Score 4, Insightful) 175

Even before that: have a business plan. Do your best to determine what you want to create, how expensive it will be to make it, how many people you'll need to manage, how much you expect to charge for it, and how big your likely market is. If you discover that there's no way to make your endeavor even close to profitable, you can save yourself months of heartache and mountains of lost money. Always have a plan, even if you don't stick to it in the end.

Comment: Re:Standing (Score 1, Interesting) 203

by Maxo-Texas (#48432061) Attached to: Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

If you are wealthy and conservative, it's just to be expected as it is in your own self interest.

If you are poor and conservative, what the hell are you thinking? Why are you cutting your own throat so a few wealthy people can have lower taxes, lower estate taxes, and ship your jobs overseas if not ask you to build a stage so they can climb up on it and fire you?

Comment: Re:Owning stock (Score 1) 203

by Maxo-Texas (#48432047) Attached to: Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

Stock prices are ultimately related to related earnings than demand.

If a move like this suppresses stock prices such that the stock price vs earnings returns a predictably higher annual rate of return, then others will buy the stock until it returns to an the stock price vs earnings returns to an average annual rate of return.

Comment: Re:Yes, let's do look, shall we? (Score 1) 297

by gestalt_n_pepper (#48354523) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

The argument isn't about burning fat when you sleep, per se. It's about burning fat when you're going about your daily activities, without additional exercise (e.g. sitting around a computer reading slashdot).

You burn carbohydrates if you have them to burn. If your stomach happens to be empty, or you're on a low carb diet, you will eventually get to burning fat as described here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm...

Google may be your friend, but PubMed an NIH make for a better noise to signal ratio.

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