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Comment: Re:hmmm (Score 4, Informative) 129

by Drethon (#49137065) Attached to: 12-Billion-Solar-Mass Black Hole Discovered
Except black matter is required to explain how stars move within our own galaxy. One would think all those black holes would be spotted effecting light from stars in our galaxy if the cause of the effect was visible. Black matter is a placeholder to make the gravity equations work properly and no one has figured out yet what fills in that placeholder, or (probably less likely) if the equations are just wrong.

Comment: Re:They don't want workers, they want robots (Score 1) 87

by Drethon (#49126245) Attached to: Can Tracking Employees Improve Business?
I've worked jobs where each minute of the day has to be associated with a project and deadlines are set to the minimum time required for an expert with nothing going wrong. I've also worked jobs where the job gets done when it gets done. I've found the latter to be far less stressful and lead to better results over the long run. The former works good for brief sprints when things need to get done.

Comment: Re:FFS (Score 1) 395

Heroin isn't all that bad as long as it's medical quality and administered professionally.

I imagine the same thing can be said for alcohol.


"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"

Alcohol used for an emergency disinfectant is quite effective, or so I've heard. Oh, you were probably talking about consuming it.

Comment: Re:if you run a VPN, they can't do shit (Score 1) 112

by Drethon (#49095125) Attached to: AT&T Patents System To "Fast-Lane" File-Sharing Traffic

Your data may be your data, but you're sending it into a public arena. You can't expect any privacy unless you take measures to encrypt your data. Clear-text data on the internet is like expecting no one to listen to your conversation you're having with some using a megaphone in the middle of a densely populated city.

So clearly the post office should open your mail, and prioritize its delivery based on the content, correct?

Of course I see the insightful comments when I don't have mod points

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