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Comment: Re:Systemic and widespread? (Score 2) 489

by itsenrique (#49438407) Attached to: The Courage of Bystanders Who Press "Record"
Are you kidding me on #5? My local news often has stories about LEO "doing their job right". Everything from horse and dog training, to helicopter training, to crime scenes. The thing is no one cares. No one cares if anyone does their job right. That's just the news. Most of us have "thankless" feeling jobs.

Comment: Re:Of course! (Score 1) 305

by itsenrique (#49262847) Attached to: Prison Program Aims To Turn Criminals Into Coders
A common attitude is "we already discriminate based on your credit score, age, looks, disability, race, and gender (even though those last 3 aren't supposed to be done). so why not your record?" A lot of rich folks also seem to be truly afraid of those with (notable, not a DUI) criminal records. Like an untouchability in India or something. Source: Charged with 2 felonies 7 years ago.

Comment: Re:Advertising's Big Flaw (Score 1) 271

by itsenrique (#49046997) Attached to: Peak Google: The Company's Time At the Top May Be Nearing Its End
I took a class in college called Psych of Personal Growth or something like that, the professor had some interesting topics I didn't see coming: one of them was how much we under-estimate marketing's effect on us. This type of emotional advertising is actually the most effective. Think of coke, they get their logo and slogans and products all over the place. In things that have nothing inherently to do with food or beverage even. This creates long-lasting associations, especially in the young. Setting them up for a 'lifetime of coke' hopefully (and often it works). I just had an video of a polar bear drinking it play in my head since I started writing this, and I don't drink the stuff. The hope with emotional advertising being that it appeals to emotions. Down? Grab a coke! Tired? Grab a refreshing coke. Feel like a winner... and on and on. Do you really think these huge companies would do this kind of advertising so much if it wasn't effective? The effectiveness of NEW advertising is (drastically) reduced with age, but there are more younger people and these "emotional advertising bonds" for lack of a better term can persist in people after long after new marketing stops being effective on them ("He only drinks Budweiser".). People tend to under-estimate the effect this has on them greatly.

Comment: Re:Terrible names (Score 2) 378

by itsenrique (#48906877) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops
Im taking a class on Windows 8.1 client administration and its very hard to actually learn this shit for exactly this reason. So many of MS's new names are not even self-descriptive! It's horrible! The MS Press book is written half like a sales pitch. The FOSS world is very far from perfect, but at least the conventions make sense once you learn why they are the way they are. Microsoft's latest round of technologies to lock everything down (a large % of the class) and confuse the shit out of users with marketing gobledeegook! I swear I'd rather be back on 95 than use this latest shit they are serving up (8.1/8), if only there were more viable competitors.

Comment: Re:oh good grief (Score 1) 823

by itsenrique (#48879223) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
Some people buy loud motorcycles, or modify the exhaust on a bike because they're under the (somewhat) mistaken belief that it will make them safer. I'm not talking about harley or superbike guys who rev for no reason (not good for engines). These guys draw a lot of attention to themselves but are not the majority of motorcyclists.

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.