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Comment: I hope Nate doesn't become another hack (Score 4, Insightful) 335

by Kwelstr (#46539365) Attached to: Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy
Most media sites are internet hacks now, posting stories for clicks, that's all they care about (alla Newsweek) and guess what, reddit is their big secret! Nate Silver was one of the very few that stuck to the data, and was trustworthy. But that was then, this is now. He has to prove his new venture is going to be accurate and truthful and not just another HuffPost type bullcrap.

Comment: Newsweek is the new National Enquirer (Score 4, Insightful) 182

by Kwelstr (#46428893) Attached to: Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast
Seriously, this was once a very respected mag that will never publish such trash and make it pass for true journalism just to get page views. Newsweek may be happy with all the attention, but the reporting was amateurish. That's what happens when you cut cost by firing all the carreer pros and get sub par people to do the vetting. I hope they go the way of Time mag sooner rather than later. The poor guy that has only a name to share with the true creator of bitcoin probably will get a lawyer and a big cash settlement. The bitcoin community sees this as a lot of fun after a few weeks of distressing news. Bitcoin as a whole is benefiting from all the publicity. All in all, bad journalism and not a bad week for bitcoin.

Comment: I think the article makes a good point (Score 3, Insightful) 308

by Kwelstr (#44898063) Attached to: To Boldly Go Nowhere, For Now
Robots can do all the work we need to do and do it for many many years, like the space probes we've sent and are still working after so long. We do the exploration by proxy then, what's wrong with that? Eventually humanity may even be followed by a cybernetic civilization, if we can manage the tech before we go extinct.

Comment: They should call their bluff already (Score 2) 628

by Kwelstr (#43318185) Attached to: North Korea Declares a State of War
North Korea is trying to blackmail the west once again. It worked in the 90's with Clinton and it worked in the 2000's with Bush, they make a big fuss and they get money to calm down. And the US media loves it too, they get to scare people and talk endlessly about it during a slow news cycle. Ratings up, win-win.

Comment: Re:The 1% are insulated (Score 2) 1799

by Kwelstr (#37677400) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?
You don't understand how votes work. When you vote your age group gains and when you do not vote your age group loses influence. That is why seniors have a lot of influence, because they vote. If you don't like the presidential choices, you can still vote for your representatives in Congress and your local representatives. Evidently if you do not vote, it is your own fault, because that is how the system works.

Comment: Ok, this is my fix, for what it's worth. (Score 1) 352

by Kwelstr (#37510506) Attached to: Facebook Cookies Track Users Even After Logging Out
I have done this ever since I joined FB due to friends and family over-bugging me to join: I installed the Opera browser, I got a new email that I use for FB; I've used Opera only to log into FB and into the email I use for FB. I use Chrome or Firefox for everything else. I just checked my Firefox, no FB cookies!

Comment: Re:Chrome and Linux don't jive (Score 1) 206

by Kwelstr (#35449764) Attached to: First Look At Chrome 10
Always the same console message, as far as I can tell, it is a chrome bug. It just hangs. $ chrome /usr/bin/chrome: /opt/google/chrome/ no version information available (required by /usr/bin/chrome) /opt/google/chrome/chrome: /opt/google/chrome/ no version information available (required by /opt/google/chrome/chrome)

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo