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Comment: Re:The real disaster (Score 3, Insightful) 48

by NatasRevol (#48954167) Attached to: Nuclear Safety Push To Be Softened After US Objections

How convenient it is to conflate the blame for mass suffering from the tsunami with the nuclear event.

Pretty convenient when you put the nuclear power plants right next to the sea and near a huge crustal rift.

not a single human has suffered any health impact due to radioactive releases from the accident

Holy shit are you unfactual.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Also, the impact was minimized BECAUSE THEY EVACUATED THE SITE.

Downwind, it's a shit storm too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Again, minimized because of avoidance/restrictions.

Sounds like 'not a single human has suffered any health impact' to you?

Comment: Re:In other words, you're doing it wrong. (Score 3, Insightful) 37

by drinkypoo (#48952451) Attached to: Test Shows Big Data Text Analysis Inconsistent, Inaccurate

This is what scares most people, or at least me, about ideas of using big data to predict criminals or otherwise mess up people's lives.

It's not a problem to use big data to try to figure out where to focus. But you have to subject the results to some sanity checking, and before you actually impact someone's life, perhaps even some common sense. Shocking idea, I know, and the reason why it's still a problem.

Comment: Re: Problems with the staff (Score 2) 147

by drinkypoo (#48952279) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

problem with Noscript et al, is the same problem with softwalls like Zonealarm - the content is already downloaded to your computer for the parser to analyse before it's passed to the rendering engine. It's already in your system.

Well, yes and no. The script embedded in the html or whatever is already in your system, but any linked script files hosted on a dodgy domain don't actually get downloaded at all, at least on Firefox. In the past this was impossible on chrome by design, but I'm told it works properly now. The flash and most of the script is never in fact downloaded to your PC at all.

Comment: Re: Japan: and the $0.02 market analysis. (Score 1) 409

by drinkypoo (#48951849) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

Thanks for the info. I went with the premise that they were the only Android phones guaranteed to get software updates. Now I am just confused as how to know a good Android phone that will be in the front running for getting system updates, without having to jailbreak.

What you do get with Nexus devices is unlockability. But you also get that with Motorola and even Sony devices. You void your warranty in the process, which probably isn't strictly legal for them to do to you. You can relock your phone so that it can get OTAs again, though... at least in the case of Motorola. Dunno about others. What you just can't assume you get is quality.

Comment: Re:They always [conveniently] miss facts... (Score 1) 409

by drinkypoo (#48951827) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

Because "a while" might be like 10 15 minutes. When all you want to do is unplug, go out and start jamming, that sucks as UX.

So if you care, then you use a tool. But being forced to use a tool is still bullshit, and you are still a useful idiot apologist.

plus no worrying about what happens if the device writes garbage to the config, or what happens if power is lost mid write, etc.

Actually, all that stuff can still happen to iPods.

Comment: Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (Score 1) 420

by drsmithy (#48950719) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

All taxes get paid by the people purchasing products and services.

Taxes are paid by those against whom they are levied.

Those entities may try and recover that cost elsewhere. They may or may not be successful in doing so.

If you tax only the rich, the poor will pay the differences.

So you don't think anyone will step in and provide equivalent products and services at a lower cost than established players because they're prepared to accept a smaller profit margin ?

Ie: markets don't work ?

There are plenty of rich people who don't own and run businesses, or have substantial income and wealth outside of their business interests.

and no, you cannot address that with any legislation because congress does not have the power to do so.

Firstly, the world is not America.

Secondly, even in the US, between local, state and federal Governments, they can legislate nearly anything they want to. If, of course, they want to. But there's been little interest in trying to build a better society since the neoliberal right took over the western world in the '70s and started pursuing the greatest wealth transfer from the

Comment: Re:And the game continues (Score 2) 147

by AK Marc (#48950325) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

I will remember not to pay you and see how you like it and make up some rationalization you already got paid.

Every person involved was already paid. The Grip and such got paid cash on the day they worked. Stealing it after hurts nobody who "worked" on it. Pay me cash for my work, then steal it after I'm paid. That won't hurt me.

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