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Comment: Re:Compelling? (Score 1) 243

by NotDrWho (#49734993) Attached to: Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

I would consider Wired the lowest form of PR-disguised-as-journalism among all the big name tech journals. I consider them even lower than gaming rags like IGN. Just two of their many problems:

1) They WORSHIP Apple, and I mean WORSHIP. Even the most innocuous of Apple announcements is inevitably followed by days of Wired gushing about how "Apple's new X product is going to CHANGE THE WORLD!"

2) They frequently do heavily biased reporting on their own sister companies without disclosing their own conflict of interest. The most shameful recent example of this was the Ellen Pao case. Wired had daily articles for three or four weeks straight of heavily pro-Pao coverage, all without once ever disclosing that she's now the CEO of one of their own sister companies.

Comment: Re:Minimum Wage (Score 1) 1073

by NotDrWho (#49734885) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

If you really believe that a minimum wage can increase the welfare of poor people, why not raise it to $500/hour? Then we can all be rich!

And if you really believe that a long-overdue increase in minimum wage is going to bankrupt American corporations, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. Only driven on by a little old lady on her way to church, a real bargain!

Comment: An intelligence officer? Well he MUST be expert (Score 5, Insightful) 263

by NotDrWho (#49720967) Attached to: Book Review: The Terrorists of Iraq

career intelligence officer

Was he one of the career intelligence officers who claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction? Or was he one of the career intelligence officers who completely didn't see 9-11 coming at all? Or perhaps was he one of the career intelligence officers who had no idea where Osama Bin Laden was until some random tipster called them up and told them his address?

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