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Comment: Re:Um, what? (Score 1) 317

by fahrbot-bot (#48468321) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

a choice between an incompetent Republican and an ultra-competent one.

You'd regret having an "ultra-competent" person as POTUS? Your political beliefs that rigid? Having a competent people in office is more important than ideology, especially with regard to the entire country as a whole. Extreme partisanship and narrow-minded thinking is what's most troubling us now.

Comment: Re:Training? (Score 1) 110

by fahrbot-bot (#48460127) Attached to: "Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

I live in a rural area. Rural areas were specifically excluded from the study. ... I have personally gone on a cardiac call, where the person was asystole when we arrived on scene...

I was on Ariel, which was also excluded from the study, and we applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

Comment: Re:LOL ... (Score 1) 69

Hmmm ... what movie are you talking about? 'Cuz I wasn't referencing one.

I know; I threw in a reference to a line/scene in Interstellar - as it annoyed me. I understand Nolan's (possible) motivation, but having anyone deny the Moon landings is simply dumb. The Moon landings can be demonstrated by (a) the reflectors astronauts placed for Laser ranging the Earth-Moon distance and (b) telescopes can see (barely) the lower lander sections left behind.

Comment: Re:LOL ... (Score 2) 69

Of course, all of the Luddites will just spend the next 50 years saying it's a hoax.

And all the high-school text books updated to match, once all the crops start to fail... (Sigh. That movie was better than I thought it would be, but not as good as I hoped it would be.)

Comment: Sure but... (Score 1) 210

by fahrbot-bot (#48413199) Attached to: Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web we really need to encrypt the entire web? (It's like TV stations boasting that they broadcast the News in high-def. Seriously, it's the News.) Do I (should we) care if the traffic to/from many (most?) sites is encrypted? No.

What I'd rather have is sites not requiring a fuck-ton of Javascript, usually from other sites, to display anything or to work / navigate in even the simplest fashion. Content sites that use Javascript to display article text is particularly annoying.

Just my $.02.

Comment: Re:There's not a lot to say, this is scummy (Score 1) 299

by fahrbot-bot (#48412159) Attached to: Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

And what I'm saying is that it IS a bad company. And the press pointing that out doesn't make them bad.

Sure, but it's probably cheaper/easier for a company to try and discredit and/or dox a reporter critical of them than to actually address any issues/problems reported.

And, remember, that in the US of A, corporations aren't just people too, they're better people, with more rights, but less responsibilities than us ordinary people. Who are we to criticize them?

Comment: Re:Given how most spend their time in college... (Score 4, Funny) 226

by fahrbot-bot (#48405731) Attached to: Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

I don't think I could honestly trust in the abilities of any programmer who hasn't had a serious discrete math class, without that being matched by years of actively failing at good design and learning the more fundamental pitfalls and ways around them the hard way.

Settle down, they're talking about creating "Web Developers" not programmers. :-)

"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke