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Comment: Re:So now everybody trusts gov't? (Score 1) 173

by Fishchip (#46596113) Attached to: Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine
Well, I would presume they tested some samples and found traces of penicillin. Now, based on those test results, do you think it'd be appropriate for them to publicly announce every bottle has traces of penicillin?

It's the same with food recalls and why they ask you to return these products; if you bought, say, chicken strips that were subsequently recalled due to possibility of listeria contamination (which just happened here in Canada), are you 100% guaranteed to have a bag of chicken listeria? Of course not. But you're sure as fuck returning it.

Comment: Re:Evidence that media cycle is useless (Score 3, Insightful) 103

by Fishchip (#46557639) Attached to: French, Chinese Satellite Images May Show Malaysian Jet Debris
What annoys me more is how every day that someone or some government sees a piece of trash in the ocean from satellite images, it's pushed as headliner news with absurd speculation lasting for hours that it could be a breakthrough in the search... Until inevitably it's confirmed to not be airplane wreckage

This. A wooden pallet? It's like people think the surface of the ocean is pristine and doesn't have any sort of other debris floating on it at all. I would wager one random wooden pallet has a 100% chance of not being from MH370.

Comment: Re:Please.... (Score 1) 321

by Fishchip (#46472445) Attached to: Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases
I have two children and I agree with arth1. App browsing and purchasing is reserved for after the kids go to bed; the day is too busy without having to go fuck around in Google Play anyway. Yeah, the older one gets to play with the phone every now and then but it's not a pacifier. Maybe I'm lucky and have moderately good kids who don't scream (too much) when it's time for Dino Day to go away, and have some capacity to entertain themselves by playing with other toys, reading books, or wrestling on the floor. I dunno. Call me crazy.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 387

by Fishchip (#46382565) Attached to: Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000
It matters what she said because somebody told her about it, which violates the confidentiality agreement. All she had to do was not say anything. That's how confidentiality agreements work. The father even admitted to telling her, so it's pretty much cut and dry here. I think there's probably an implied acceptable breach ('Well, I guess it's OK if you tell your family') but if that leeway is abused, well, tough shit. You can't use that excuse as a way to circumvent your agreement.

Comment: Doubtful. (Score 4, Insightful) 259

by Fishchip (#46305859) Attached to: Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
"...'because a world with universal access and 100 times faster internet could mean 100 times the learning."

Oh, you funny crazy optimistic Google guys. You confused 'learning' with 'pornography and memes'.

Besides that, what about people in rural areas? What about people who still rely on dialup? They're already in existence but because some rich people in certain cities will have stupid fast Internet, there's suddenly an Internet class divide?

Comment: Re:Really good question (Score 1) 326

by Fishchip (#46249389) Attached to: NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific
You can't paint them all with that brush. I'm pretty sure I have a decent concept of English, and even a decent understanding of English (you used 'concept' wrong there, for what you obviously intended it to mean) and sometimes I have to stop and look twice to see if 'astronomy' or 'astrology' is being used where it's meant to be. It's just one of those weird word pairings that trip people up: two similar words relating to two broadly similar things. It's not like people insisting Austria is Australia.

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