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Comment: Re:Doesn't matter. (Score 1) 126

by Mr. Freeman (#49109785) Attached to: Inside the Business of Online Reputation Spin
No, it's not. That study you mentioned only compared a handful of super-scientific articles about which there is no controversy, only a single correct interpretation of the facts, and consists of entirely objective material. When you compare Wikipedia with other encyclopedias with regard to social science, history, or basically anything that isn't a list of math proofs, you find that Wikipedia is far worse off.

Comment: Wrong solution (Score 1, Insightful) 327

by Mr. Freeman (#49034445) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use
You're looking for the wrong thing. You want your two-year-old and a toddler to be responsible for telling you when there's an emergency?! Are you fucking nuts? The solution here is not some unreliable piece of tech based on a homebrew solution susceptible to all the failures of internet service, IP cameras, and routing equipment. The solution here is nursing care or other medical devices. You need to talk to your doctor, but a bunch of IT nerds on the internet.

Comment: OP is clearly asking for free work (Score 0) 96

by Mr. Freeman (#49008469) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Automated Tool To OCR CCGs Like Magic: the Gathering?
No, we aren't going to make a custom piece of software for your business, jackass. It's pretty obvious that you're in the business of buying collections of trading cards sold on ebay, etc. to then resell to other collectors at a profit. You need to pay for the services (in this case, software programming) you receive and ditch the sense of entitlement that you seem to have.

Go call a freelance software developer and pay them, or do it yourself.

Comment: Re:Common Sense people... common sense (Score 0) 208

by Mr. Freeman (#48975263) Attached to: Art Project Causes Atlanta Police To Close Highway and Call Bomb Squad
Following protocol "to the letter" is almost *always* an overreaction. It's also the last refuge of idiots when they do stupid shit. "I didn't have a choice! I had to act like a fucking retard because the rules said so!!!" Nothing but a bunch of lame excuses.

Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 2) 304

by Mr. Freeman (#48896589) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes
To play devil's advocate here, let's look at your claims.

Bus: Doesn't exist many places. If it does, there may not be a bus stop within walking distance of your house, place of work, or a food store.
Taxi: Too expensive. Try taking the taxi to work every day and you'll go fucking broke in a month.
Train: (I think you mean subway). There are two places in the USA that even have those. One is Washington DC, the other is New York. The rest of the country has less subway rail *combined* than either one of those towns alone.
Plane: We're talking about commuting here. And good luck getting on a plane nowadays as an adult without a license.
Walk: Too far. We just covered this.
Bike: See above. Also, see lack of bike lanes and winter months where snow precludes bike riding.
Uber: Illegal and uninsured service. This is a non-starter.
Ride from a friend: You have friends willing to chauffeur you all over the place? Yeah, neither does anyone else.
Moped: Requires a license, genius.

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