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Comment Re:Yes, and I did (sort of) (Score 1) 654

I currently live in Atlanta, and I have a similar experience. I live in the center of midtown, and work in buckhead. I can (and do) walk a short distance to the marta station and take the train up north, which drops me off just a couple blocks from my office. I rarely drive my card these days.

Comment Re:Huh? They had full control of the hardware. (Score 1) 46

Health data. Nice.

I'm not terribly concerned about people knowing how many steps I've taken today or what my average heart rate is. Saying "health data" in this context is like saying "financial data" when referring to the knowledge of what some 10 year old receives as an allowance each week.

Comment Re:First Post (Score 1) 111

Interesting choice to include Dubstep and Techno.

As a classically trained musician, I have found that electronic music across all sub-genres includes some of the most complex and intricate use of tonality I've ever heard. I can't speak for rap, personally, but isn't it silly to write off entire genres because of the limited scope you've been exposed to?

Comment Re:Waitasecondhere... (Score 1) 403

Some people like to browse a site long before summoning the nerve to actually make an account and post. Or, perhaps, is it possible that I forgot the password I had used for my 4 digit UID account?

What's funny is that my previous comment talked about the silliness of taking something on the internet at face value, with no thought or concern about extenuating circumstances that may explain why something appears the way it does.

Oh well, off topic rant over.

Comment Re:Waitasecondhere... (Score 5, Informative) 403

Just to make a note: That article currently has a "last modified" date of April 29th. For comparison, I've linked to the April 9th snapshot of the same article.

No mention of tattoos anywhere, to my knowledge. Granted, this is being fairly pedantic, but it surprises me that posters on slashdot would look at a page on the web in its current form and make statements that seem to imply that page has always existed in that same form.

Comment Re:All about the contract. (Score 1) 157

But they have done something to earn it. They provide artists with a lot of up-front capital, and in exchange, indenture them into a life of servitude.

I'm not at all saying that it is ethical, but it certainly has been proven to be a good business model. You may not like what the record industries do (who does?), but to say that they haven't done anything to earn the money is kind of naive. They function very similarly to a bank. If you don't like how they operate, go elsewhere. But the matter of fact is that a large number of artists continue to flock to these labels because of the perceived stability and name recognition.

Comment This Again (Score 4, Insightful) 556

It really is tiring to see such incendiary articles posted to slashdot. I mean, whether religious or non, is anyone here hoping to have an intelligent or civil debate on the subject? Aren't you just allowing the editors to prove how well they are doing to their Dice overlords by pointing to a piece such as this and saying "look, 600 comments! think of all the ad-revenue this article must have generated!"

If you want to be religious and non-scientific, do that. Likewise, if you choose to be scientific and non-religious, do that as well. One can also be both or neither, and those are both valid options for how one should live his life, too. However, it serves no purpose but to further degrade the quality of this site when we engage in such a meaningless flame-war, especially when it is generated by such blatant pandering.

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