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Comment: BS (Score 2) 340

From the FTA:

This could be any of us. We have no choice but to entrust companies with our intimate conversations: on email, on Facebook, by text and so on. We have no choice but to entrust the retailers that we use with our financial details. And we have little choice but to use cloud services such as iCloud and Google Docs.

Bullshit. There's always a choice. It's often less convenient, but that's a far cry from not having one.

Comment: Re:The problem is relational databases. (Score 1) 143

by Fnord666 (#48494355) Attached to: Black Friday '14: E-commerce Pages Far Slower Than They Were in 2013

I am glad you posted that. I am putting together a little project I call Distributed Integrated Scalable Array Database, DISArray. It will be a shardable web scale instantly consistent DB engine which will have kick ass performance and a Heisenberg query engine support by a look ahead design I have code named "Schroedinger".

This is going into my next system proposal to management.

Comment: Re:That's going to be tricky to wiggle out of... (Score 1) 233

by Fnord666 (#48494225) Attached to: Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

While soccer (football to the rest of the world) probably has less of a problem, it is still a potentially serious issue. Better suggest golf next time. Or Dungeon and Dragons.

You've obviously never seen me try to golf then. The only safe place is the middle of the fairway.

Comment: Re:Remind me again (Score 2) 289

by Fnord666 (#48485341) Attached to: Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

We let people determine what can be taught. Very few people are free of ideologies, whether they be religious or secular. Find me a living, breathing human being who has no personal biases, and I'll ask the doctors why a patient with absolutely no higher brain function hasn't been taken off life support.

One of the things that we, as conscious human beings, should do is strive to recognize the lenses through which we view reality. Yes, everyone has personal biases but it is possible to understand those biases, examine decisions that you are making and recognize their influence on your decision making process. This allows us to make more objective decisions. If someone is not able to do this then IMHO they should not be in a position to make decisions that have significant influence over other people, such as judges or educators.

Comment: Re:Baby meet bathwater (Score 1) 289

by Fnord666 (#48485213) Attached to: Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

So according to the schoolboard, contraception == abortion.

The page in question also contains a reference to a "morning after" pill which would be considered abortion. That was used as the justification, but according to the article the whole page on contraception offended the school board member.