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Comment: Re:Rate of use (Score 1) 328

by M_Hulot (#49073167) Attached to: Federal Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Increase Auto Crash Rates

IMO, there's not enough samples to produce this study. The rate of use of marijuana while driving is still statistically -- and radically -- low. As use becomes normalized (in other words, accepted), you'll see abuse while driving to increase as well.

But, let's say what this is really trying to do: push the Legalization activist agenda. Sorry, pot is as much a drug as meth. So is alcohol. It's disappointing to see my tax money going to support the use of either.

So you don't agree with the conclusions or methodology of a study the results of which don't fit your political agenda.

Comment: Re:Is Bloomberg the New Buzzfeed? (Score 4, Insightful) 461

by M_Hulot (#48531535) Attached to: Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

What the hell is up with the title of this article? Nowhere did I find any indication of anyone being "scared" or "frightened."

The threat that the article explains is that cheaper, better batteries makes going off-grid easier. Of course, electricity utilities aren't going to release a press release stating that they 'are afraid of this new technology and will try to kill it'! You may have doubts about how much of a threat batteries are to electricity companies and how that potential loss compares with the gain from electric cars, but the article is clear on the risks, in my opinion.

Comment: What do they mean by anonymous? (Score 1) 219

by M_Hulot (#37790708) Attached to: Proposed UK Online Libel Rules Would Restrict Anonymous Posting
Let's take Slashdot as an example. I am posting using my account, but there is no automatic way for this account to be linked to me the legal entity. In respect to this proposed law would this count as an anonymous post? If this is a back door to forcing people to link all their online activities to their real life identity, that would be a major problem.

Comment: Confusing symbols (Score 5, Interesting) 1268

by M_Hulot (#33238330) Attached to: US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign
Didn't they just fool the students with odd / non-standard use of symbols?
I presume that 4+3+2=( )+2 is supposed to mean the same as 4+3+2=x+2.
If they had presented the equation with x, surely (almost) everyone would have solved it?
I'm from the UK, is 4+3+2=( )+2 a commonly used / commonly understood way of presenting the problem in the US?

Comment: Actually it's security as an import regulation (Score 4, Interesting) 108

by M_Hulot (#32036050) Attached to: India, China Try Import Regulations As Security Tools
The headline suggests that China is using import rules to bolster security. I think it is the other way round. They are using the demand for source code as a barrier to trade to (unfairly) help domestic firms. Not very many overseas firms are going to provide source code, leaving the market open to Chinese firms.

Comment: Don't RTFA (Score 3, Insightful) 376

by M_Hulot (#31389666) Attached to: Why Broadband In North America Is Not That Slow
The original report is really badly written. For example, this is a section heading:

"A multidimensional approach to benchmarking helps us separate whose experience is exemplary, and whose is cautionary, along several dimensions of broadband availability and quality"

Why do people write like this?

Comment: Re:um, no (Score 1) 140

by M_Hulot (#19171699) Attached to: Handling Interviews After Being a Fall Guy?
Your points about companies being reluctant to give bad reference is well taken, but where did the 'black people' rant come from? You seem like one of those people who suddenly butt into a random conversation with lines such as 'What about those blacks eh?'. It just leaves everyone else embarrassed and slightly bemused.
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