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Comment: Re:What a guy (Score 2) 376

by cayenne8 (#49784185) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping
Just let the WHOLE thing fail and go away.

I remember being sort of for it when it came about...thnking what could go wrong with organizing so many agencies under one umbrella.

I've now seen the damage that can be done...and I'd love to see the DHS split back up again into separate agencies/factions.

Comment: Re:Will Technology Disrupt the Song? (Score 2) 156

by cayenne8 (#49782549) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Will Technology Disrupt the Song?

I get what you're saying, but this IS the problem with defining an artist these days. Money is THE priority. When that happens, the ability to express yourself beyond a mathematically calculated attention span becomes impossible.

I agree. A true artist makes their art for themselves FIRST and enjoys the fact that others like it too second.

Of course with rock music, it also plays to helping ugly guys get laid too, but that's another thread.

But in most cases, trying to pander to the money or follow it over art is in the not very long term a failure.

Take Led Zeppelin. Sure they made a LOT of money, but that didn't seem the reason for their musical choices. It was what THEY wanted to explore and convey. It happened to be of such quality that they sold a lot of it, and continue to do so after all these years.

They also went out and gave the people what they wanted in the form of live performances. In those days, your ticket got you usually nearly a 3 hour concert, and it wasn't lip auto tune, and often it was improvised on the spot. Sure you would get some flub notes....especially with Jimmy trying to squeeze 50M notes into two bars at times, but hey...they gave you all they could. You don't see that much anymore.

But if you are good, you will get the money....but your art should be for YOU first, and if it is worthy the crowd will follow and pay you for it.

Comment: Re:Well there's the problem... (Score 1) 201

by cayenne8 (#49782449) Attached to: Court Orders UberPop Use To Be Banned In All of Italy

"Otherwise public transportation doesn't fit into my lifestyle". See, the problem is that you are doing it backwards. If you want to be "eco-friendly" and "green" and all that other crap, you have to fit your lifestyle into "the good things."

While I have nothing against being green I'm not really willing to go out of my way to be green. If it is convenient, sure. But I've lived my life to this point enjoying certain things and a certain lifestyle and with life being so short, I'm not willing to put myself out for some benefit I'll never see.

Comment: Re:Well there's the problem... (Score 1) 201

by cayenne8 (#49777025) Attached to: Court Orders UberPop Use To Be Banned In All of Italy

We have a real problem in the USA that due to low ridership, many bus systems INCREASE the pollution on the roads, rather than decreasing it. Unless you have somewhere around 12-20 riders on a bus, it's not actually more efficient/less polluting than private autos.

When you can get a bus system that will take me door-to-door for all destinations I need to go in a day, on MY time schedule (or at least within 15 or so minutes of it), then I'll be interested.

Otherwise public transportation doesn't fit into my lifestyle. The only time I really needs cabs or maybe uber when I can try it if I don't feel like risking driving after drinking.

Comment: Re:How is this tech related? (Score 1) 154

by cayenne8 (#49768237) Attached to: EU Drops Plans For Safer Pesticides After Pressure From US

Seriously. If I wanted to know about other people's political beliefs, I would be on Facebook.

Well, how this affects human biology *IS* tech related IMHO.

And more and more...politics is affecting anything tech related in most any scientific field. Just try to come up with some new tech, put it on the market and see how far you before you're awash in a sea of regulations, paperwork and potential legal liability.

Comment: One thing to consider... (Score 2) 82 NOT give your social security number to any company for anything other than SS taxation.

I don't give it to insurance companies, nor to the utilities (yes I pay a deposit but I don't give them my SS number), etc.

You may have to argue a bit and get a manager, but if nothing else, if you can keep your SS number out of systems that will potentially be broken into, at least they won't get that info.

Comment: Re:imagine that. (Score 1) 113

by cayenne8 (#49719489) Attached to: Schools That Ban Mobile Phones See Better Academic Results

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has lifted a 10-year ban on phones on school premises, with the city's chancellor of schools stating that it would reduce inequality.

I"m still trying to figure this one out.

How the hell does not talking/texting on a cell phone during school hours exacerbate inequality??

If anything, I would think everyone NOT having a phone on them during school hours would put things MORE on an equal playing ground, no?

Comment: Re:This is a good thing! (Score 5, Insightful) 613

by cayenne8 (#49697459) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

So I'm all for social justice articles all over the place. The harder the social justice crowd pushes their shit on everyday people, the quicker those people will come to resent social justice and those pushing it.


For goodness sake people. Grow a bit thicker skin and get on with life. Why would you let what someone says or how they act around you affect what YOU like to do or want to do? This world isn't about acceptance by everyone.

Sure, if someone is going out of their way to discriminate and keep you from employment or getting a job that's against the law.

But not playing nice with you is not the end of the world.

IN the real world, Mommy doesn't catch you when you fall and makes the boo-boo go away. Not everyone gets a trophy for just showing up. And no, not everyone is going to be nice to you and "friend" you on FB or whatever. There are idiots and jerks aplenty in this world, and you really don't have time in this short lifespan to waste effort on, grow some thicker skin and learn to ignore someone that isn't nice or even taunting you. Move on and get things done.

This is nothing new....pretty much human behavior since the dawn of time.

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky