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Comment: Re:wha (Score 1) 404

by dywolf (#49781501) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results direct evidence...except for:
-DNA, aka the universal genetic code
-Common traits and stages of life across species
-antibiotic/herbicide/pesticide resistance in bacteria plants
-ability to change the characteristics of living things through breeding
-long term evolutionary experiments, such as Lenski's E Coli experiment


Comment: Re: Again? (Score 1) 180

by dywolf (#49779265) Attached to: Charter Strikes $56B Deal For Time Warner Cable

That's because many companies in the US exist as paper instruments to enforce government-granted monopoly


And you managed to toss the Import Export bank in there too, without understanding what it is. (hint: it not only does NOT stifle competition, but strengthens the country's exports and ability to export, and turns a profit for the government (which reduces the deficit))


Amtrak Installing Cameras To Watch Train Engineers 279

Posted by Soulskill
from the call-it-amtraking dept.
An anonymous reader writes: In the aftermath of the derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia a couple weeks ago, the company has caved to demands that it install video cameras to monitor and record the actions of the engineers driving their trains. The National Transportation Safety Board has been recommending such cameras for the past five years. Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman says the cameras will improve train safety, though the engineers' union disagrees. In 2013, the union's president said, "Installation of cameras will provide the public nothing more than a false sense of security. More than a century of research establishes that monitoring workers actually reduces the ability to perform complex tasks, such as operating a train, because of the distractive effect."

Comment: waste of time (Score 1) 103

Should be copying Oregon's Vote-By-Mail system instead.

No lines, no having to get across town after or before work, all resulting in better voter turnout, particularly among those with the most trouble accessing the vote (ie, minorities, poor, and low income workers).

Which is precisely why they'll fight it in every other state.

Comment: Re:NOKIA (Score 1) 313

by dywolf (#49755977) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

i think my samsung go phone i bought at Target (SGH-487 something something) has surpassed my old nokia for survability at this point. but even if it breaks tomorow, so what? who needs to upgrade for a "free" phone and 2 year contract, when 10$ for a prepaid phone with a removable sim card is all it takes to replace a phone?

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.