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Comment: The answer is yes (Score 1) 369 369

People are too quick, and frankly from what I've seen it should be called "anti-social media" because it is so insipid, so cruel, and it's manufactured sociopathy.

But in the can of Tim Hunt the person media raping him is a trifecta of unassailability, she is elderly, black and female.
In this age of neo-feminism that makes her untouchable.

Comment: So yeah... (Score 0) 96 96

While I'm not interested in apps that mock or profit from misery, I have to say it's censorship.

Here's an interesting video on the flag controversy going on, it represents what I'm seeing more and more of, PC censorship and "shaming".

        "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people"...and complete fucking idiots obsess about flags.

        â" Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) June 24, 2015

Comment: Re:Give firefighters shotguns (Score 3, Insightful) 175 175

Given the fairly limited range of the radios used to control said drones

Some people use UHF channels to control the "drone" (multirotor) the record distance is up in the tens of kilometers.

The rest I agree with, since it's my hobby and it's rapidly becoming regulated or plain illegal to do what I love, these people piss me off something fierce.
I don't fly over 400 feet up, over people or property, and certainly not near an airport.

Comment: kind of related. (Score 1) 59 59

We know that Facebook has a vast facial recognition database so good that it can recognize you when your face is hidden, that the FBI has built a millions-strong criminal facial recognition system, and that Googleâ(TM)s new Photos app is so effective at face recognition that it can identify now-adults in photos from their childhood. But now facial recognition is starting to pop up in weird and unexpected places: at music festivals (to identify criminals); at stadiums (to weed out âoesports troublemakersâoe) and at churches. Yes, churches.

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee