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Comment Re:Spike and pesticide correllation (Score 1) 220

It would seem that bee deaths due to pesticide interaction should be relatively steady or steadily increasing if pesticide use is also steady

You may want to read up on how a dose-response curve works. As the dose increases, the affected population increases following a sigmoid curve (i.e., the rate of change increases).

Submission + - "Google Glass isn't dead!" Says Google's CEO Eric Schmidt->

lord_rob the only on writes: After Google stopped selling its wearable Glass device in January this year, many people speculated that the controversial gadget was on its way out for good. However, Google's executive chairman Erich Schmidt has said that the technology behind Glass is too important to throw away, and that the program has been put under the control of Nest's Tony Fadell to "make it ready for users" in the future.
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Submission + - Stallman joins Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

alphadogg writes: According to Richard Stallman, godfather of the free software movement, Facebook is a “monstrous surveillance engine,” tech companies working for patent reform aren’t going nearly far enough, and parents must lobby their children’s schools to keep data private and provide free software alternatives. The free software guru touched on a host of topics in his keynote Saturday at the LibrePlanet conference, a Free Software Foundation gathering at the Scala Center at MIT.

Comment Re:Your missing the point of this article (Score 1) 83

EFI was actually invented and specified by Intel. The specification for UEFI, its successor, is maintained by a consortium of manufacturers.

If you think UEFI is the baddest thing out there, check out SMM. It can be used to silently subvert any Intel-based machine going all the way back to some '386 parts.

Comment Re:Case will flop. (Score 2) 32

Drivers are not employed by Uber, rather they are employed by the person whom they are giving a lift to. Uber is simply the intermediate of which the two connect to one another - much like a telephone company. On that basis alone this case will flop as Uber does not owe drivers the same duty of care that an employer would owe an employee.

You may be able to outsource the work; but, the responsibility is still yours. Hopefully the courts will see through this shell game fiction.

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