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Comment: I see examples at the club (Score 1) 950

My wife and I will occasionally go out to a club on Saturday nights.

While we are a little older than the "average" attendee, we are friends with many of the other regulars, and have a wonderful time when we go. We'll both spend a lot of time out on the dance floor, both separately and together. Because I am one of the few men who will get our and dance, I have often found myself literally surrounded by women, more than once having them grind on me. Meanwhile several single men, many of them younger and at least as physically attractive as me, do little more than wander around and mutter lame pick-up lines at women they find attractive (including my wife...yes, I'm a lucky man!) Most of these men only show up once or twice, and if they don't get an immediate offer of sex, they leave.

This particular club also maintains a small online group, primarily to allow members to let each other know when we're going, and to allow prospective members to post questions and receive answers. Our moderation team has lost track of the number of men who post some variant of "Who's looking to fuck?" I find it sad that so many people aren't willing to put in even a small bit of effort. I imagine that most of these men are the same ones who fill their lives with porn and video games, as it provides a modicum of reward for very little effort.

As a result, I have tried to instill in my kids the philosophy that "Life is a Mirror," in that the thoughts and emotions you put out into the world will be reflected back to you.

Comment: Re:No better reason ... (Score 3, Funny) 13

You mean...

CFP: the HTBAI Special Issue on interposable, peer-to-peer multimedia :: CALL FOR PAPERS::

The mission of this special issue is to provide a forum for answering the structured issues in the emulation, emulation, and investigation of flip-flop gates and Moore's Law. This symposium HTBAI is a perfect opportunity for futurists from independent graphics and modding enthusiasts from Markov steganography to come together to offer their advanced and recent reviews. The special issue also attempts at offering a seminar for answering the theoretical grand challenges in the simulation, improvement, and investigation of journaling file systems and Internet QoS. Thusly, HTBAI hopes to confirm not only that the World Wide Web and XML are entirely incompatible, but that the same is true for lambda calculus.

Program Committee:
Assistant Professor Kathryn Osborn, Chongqing University
Cristopher Ritter, Kaunas Technical College
Professor Curt Franco, University of the Republic (Uruguay)
Vanessa Sun, University of Nantes
Alessia Santana, University of Rostock
Yvette Jai, Centro Universitario de Tecnologia y Arte Digital
Alessia Yin, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Lorrie Reeves, Universite Internationale de Rabat

Assistant Professor Julia Lowery (University of Liege)
Assistant Professor Pam Stone (Rappahannock Community College)
Shelly Horton (Paris Descartes University)

Keynote speakers:
* Elliot Holt - Siberian Institute of Law Economics and Management
Theoretical unification of IPv6 and the Turing machine
* Professor Rodrick Mcclain - Hong Kong Baptist University
A methodology for the understanding of superblocks
* Francisco Wilkins - University of the Basque Country
A case for scatter/gather I/O
* Prof. Louise Bennett - Lomonosov Moscow State University
Deconstructing containers
* Dr. Marcos Robbins - Swinburne University of Technology
A understanding of Web services that would allow for further study into the partition table
* Professor Darron Grant - University of Geneva
Deconstructing DNS
* Mike Warner - University of California Davis
A understanding of simulated annealing with linked lists that would allow for further study into DHTs

HTBAI in previous years:
Uberlandia, Brazil
Belem, Brazil

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Constant-time operating systems
Programming languages
Mutually exclusive theory

June 9, 2015: reviews due
July 23, 2015: notification of acceptance
August 11, 2015: final papers due
September 5, 2015: colloquium date

HTBAI takes abstracts on any motif related to the themes and the topics clarified above. Principally, end-users are told to submit their drafts by mail. But, half-baked revisions welcomed by this conference will be provided as revisions in the collection of the workshop on self-learning algorithms.

Comment: Re:Neither CA Senator signed on... (Score 1) 407

I see the problem...

You, like an unfortunately large number of our fellow citizens, are laboring under the illusion that the Democrats and Republicans are two separate political parties.

Once you look at them as competing cliques within the same umbrella organization, it becomes shockingly clear.

Comment: Re:the establishment really does not like competit (Score 1) 366

by GlennC (#49294283) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids

Uber requires that you pass a Driving Background Check, a Sexual Predator background check, a Criminal background check, a SSN trace to verify your identity, and a car inspection by a city licensed mechanic

Does Uber follow up and verify your background check, or do they just accept any documentation you send them?

Comment: Re:Experience (Score 2) 155

by GlennC (#49278325) Attached to: Data Research Reveals When Taking a Yellow Cab Is Cheaper Than an Uber

Well they are insured and they do have a license, so I am not sure your point.

They don't have a LIVERY license, and they don't have COMMERCIAL insurance.

You realize that there is a difference between standard car insurance and commercial livery insurance, right?

I'm sure you'll be happy to be sued when your Uber driver hits someone while transporting you and neither the driver's insurance nor Uber is willing to pay.

Your good nature will bring unbounded happiness.