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Comment: Re:Out of curiosity (Score 2) 311

by Jim Sadler (#49786419) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court
Sadly advertising is not simple. It often involves forms of brain washing. The notion of creating a market is just an insidious way of trying to make someone desire something that they probably should not. There is a certain very lusted after American sports car that in reality is a high priced, rolling death trap that has no reason to exist at all and is a menace to public safety. But ask every high school senior if they want a Corvette and it will get almost a 100% positive response. We see the same in motorcycles. Just why do young people want or even imagine they can handle a stock street bike capable of going 237 mph? Even professional racers are highly frightened to drive these machines but do so as they get huge pay checks. But because of advertising the kids don't want a 100 mpg. motorcycle. They want a bike that can go zero to sixty in two seconds. Yet the human eyeball flattens enough under that kind of acceleration that vision is severely limited. Some modern motorcycles accelerate faster than a military jet accelerates launching off of an air craft carrier. And kids try this with zero training.

Comment: Re:Love it (Score 4, Insightful) 311

by Jim Sadler (#49786307) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court
The internet was not established to allow or promote businesses. Capitalism is like a cancer that oozes its way into places that it should not touch. Perhaps we could set up a special suffix that any business looking to sell or recruit anyone for any purpose would be open fopr such purposes. I wonder how many eyeballs would be on such a channel. I suspect very few.

Comment: Really bad Law (Score 1) 117

by Jim Sadler (#49784831) Attached to: Insurer Won't Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security
I am at the point of saying that almost all insurance should in itself be illegal. Often employees fail to do as they are asked in a business. sometimes the people at the top of the chain of command must simply accept employees statements that work is properly completed. I have been in a situation in which the president of a substantial company went a bit senile as he was past 80 years of age. Frankly many things could slide by the old guy without him understanding that something was wrong. So even if an insurance company claims that something was seriously wrong with a companies security i really have trouble blaming a company unless the entire situation is known and really it never is. On the other hand I see car insurance as a joke and a bit of theft hoisted upon the public. Auto insurance simply never has high enough limits to actually properly pay a seriously injured person. Requiring people to carry insurance on each other bodies eliminates responsibility as pay outs larger than in the policy are almost unheard of in my state. So if you come out of a wreck and lose both eyes and both legs most peoples' auto insurance will not even cover a helicopter to rush you to a trauma center and all of your medical bills will fall upon you despite the other guy clearly being 100% at fault. And medical insurance allows doctors to bill at absurd rates. In short insurance really needs to be banned.

Comment: Re:It's kinda cute (Score 1) 441

by Jim Sadler (#49781099) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
Sadly due to a very lousy school system in the US many Christians simply can not understand their own faith. They get suckered in by all kinds of nonsense sects that offer teachings about 100% opposite of what Christ asked of us. These sects are the ones clinging to a supposed divide between science and faith centered on creationism. It fails to dawn on them that God could use evolution to create life on this planet.

Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score 1) 441

by Jim Sadler (#49780801) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
The powers of a supreme being by definition would enable all kinds of violations of mathematics and physics. If we look at all that surrounds us it is an unbelievable display of supreme artistic creations. For example now and then I see a stunning young girl at 16 or 17 years of age that simply oozes with beauty and grace. It is as if God used his best sculpture and paints to create such a being. Such stunning beauty has no reason de etre at all. It isn't about reproduction at all. Females tend to reproduce even when they look like a wrecked garbage truck. We see the same effect in rocks. Most rocks are sort of dull and unremarkable but then we see opals and rubies and other stones of remarkable beauty. We see it in wildlife as well. So many animals are just plain beautiful even if deadly. It is as if God just could not help but show a glimpse of His artistic skills. So just how does one try to apply statistics or probability to such a situation? And just who created the possibility of mathematics even existing?

Comment: Building Trust (Score 0) 410

by Jim Sadler (#49774341) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?
Science touches critical social issues and trust is vital Rising seas and global warming are huge examples. It is obvious that we all will suffer a tax burden greater than at any time in history as we try to prevent economic disasters being already caused by rising seas. Every nation surely has its own reasons why its citizens fail to trust their government. In the US i strongly believe that the refusal to release all of the JFK assassination materials, whole and unedited, have created a massive distrust of the US government that simmers and boils beneath the surface. At a certain point distrust becomes a mood and sort of constant mode of thinking. I don't think many people actually believe that there is anything in the JFK files that could substantially effect national security nor do I believe that embarrassment for anyone involved has much merit at all as most of the people involved are dead or simply too old to be embarrassed by anything at all. Secrecy about the JFK assassination has done us more harm than the assassination itself. Supposedly the documents will be released in 2017 but you can bet that that will not really take place. The truth is that large numbers of people in government had to do with that assassination. Both Nixon and Johnson are highly suspect as well as some of the CIA spooks, organized crime, and the military industrial complex. JFK wanted out of Vietnam and there were billions of dollars in war money involved.

Comment: Re:Some will be troubled (Score 1) 117

Learning is always good so let the light shine in. It is far better that we teach poor kids a good way to make a living rather than have them discover a far easier and less social way of making a living. One way or the other they will earn a living. Nobody just sits and starves to death quietly.

Comment: Human Nature (Score 1) 96

by Jim Sadler (#49759699) Attached to: Death In the Browser Tab
The public will never want to face human nature. Any little thing that is upsetting or challenging in any way is always a victim of prejudice and law. Look at the issue of rising seas right now. Many in congress are in denial or avoidance of the issue. any reminder that we send people into really nasty and savage death or injury will be glossed over one way or another if not flat out banned by law. A great example is in not allowing photographs of coffins being shipped back from the war. Our politicians seek to make war look better for our side than it is. If we see no coffins and no bodies and are not allowed to know the true expense of a conflict we are prone to supporting the military action. The truth may set us free but our government in no way wants us to be free.

Comment: Respect (Score 1) 164

by Jim Sadler (#49756687) Attached to: 'Prisonized' Neighborhoods Make Recidivism More Likely
Many people have no reason at all to respect society or its laws. If you take a young person living in stark, dire and urgent poverty and realistically help them only to the point that they can move up to the level of grinding poverty then expect them to live in rebellion and act out their rage. On the other hand if you find a way for them to make upper middle class earnings and have a stable future you just might be shocked at how good a citizen they might become. A second issue is just plain rude cops and officials. I have met some nice cops but i have also met some really rude cops. Instead of simply being cold and business like maybe being friendly and even courteous would get a lot more positive response from the community. And when dealing with a mentally ill person or someone in a rage quite often they could call for numerous backup forces so that the chasing, wrestling stuff would be less common and more respectful to people being taken into custody. I understand that many times violence must be in play. But often a situation could be made less serious just by the presence of numerous officers. Jail and prison guards need new training as well. As they represent society to the inmates if they are rude or uncaring the inmates see this as reasons for revenge on society in general. Frankly I am astounded that men kept in some of our jails and prisons do not come out dedicated to deliberate mayhem upon all members of society.

Comment: Re:Seems obvious now (Score 0) 214

Maybe I'm too hard on people but i don't worry one bit about a group of nuts committing suicide. Frankly some personalities are so mush like that suicide is justified for them. I also could care less that people misuse prescription drugs and over dose at rates higher than the yearly combat losses in Vietnam. If people are dumb enough to get high and perish from it so what? But for tax payers to be funding government officials who sit around and get big pay for worrying about people going nuts over popular TV shows and movies offends me. As far as conspiracies we really do suffer from some. I have no doubt that JFK's death was a government conspiracy. I don't like that. But it certainly should not cause people to have nervous breakdowns.

Comment: I Wonder (Score 1) 256

by Jim Sadler (#49734917) Attached to: Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States
My area has frequent hurricanes. I do wonder how durable windmills are in a storm and how quickly they can be repaired and made to function after a storm. To me it seems like some way to fold the blades against the mast would be required. I've never seen any articles about high winds and windmills. Near me we need the type of strength that can survive near 200 mph. gusts and battering that can last for several days.

Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.

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