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Comment: Democratic. (Score 1) 602

by SirRedTooth (#33392008) Attached to: FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy
I think it should be up to the people to decide whats indecent or not. If enough people complain the FCC should be called into action. Or we could simply use a 'vote with your feet' system, the result of this would be some TV channels with very strict guidelines appealing to the strict families with young children. And other TV channels with varying degrees of nudity and profanity. As our culture evolves our idea of whats indecent and what isn't changes so there shouldn't be a organisation deciding for everybody else what should and shouldn't be shown on TV.
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+ - Zionists organize to edit Wikipedia-> 4

Submitted by djconrad
djconrad (1413667) writes "NYTime's The Lede has a piece (and video interview) on an "instruction day for Wiki editors," whose goal is to present a Zionist perspective. From the article: At the opening seminar, attended by about 80 activists, one of the organizers, Naftali Bennett, said that the aim of the course is to make sure that information in the online encyclopedia reflects the worldview of Zionist groups. For example, he said, “if someone searches [for] ‘the Gaza flotilla,’ we want to be there; to influence what is written there, how it’s written and to ensure that it is balanced and Zionist in nature.”"
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Comment: Re:SPHREAKING (Score 1) 84

by SirRedTooth (#33327062) Attached to: Gaming Foursquare With 9 Lines of Perl
Then the people who abuse the demographics see a amazing opportunity, they are the only ones who can differentiate the distorted and real data. So they can use their unique knowledge to put themselves ahead of the game. Assuming there is only one group of people distorting the data in a certain region. Anyway, who cares if some company knows i like mint ice cream. Or that I like to go jogging from 4pm - 7pm. As long as they dont bug my bathroom and take pictures of me in the shower I really don't care. Actually it would be quite nice to have products that suit me a bit more than ones on the market already. Whats the big deal? I already disclose a huge amount of information about myself to colleges, friends and partners so why should I go all ape shit when somebody tries to find out whether people in my village like tea or coffe.

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]

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