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Comment Proof of why this is a bad idea (Score 3, Insightful) 490

"Protip: it's generally a good idea to read all of something before commenting on or replying to it, even if your finger gets tired."

The vote would be based upon the latest headline flashed at the most people. However the latest twitter celeb of the hour felt, would become the law.

And, of course, being able to "change your vote" means that, somewhere, the way that you voted is recorded... so that you can be tracked down if you voted "the wrong way".

Comment Is there a reason to pay more attention to NASA? (Score 2) 387

NASA research brought us a lot of things in the past. Not so much any more. We get excited now about putting a camera with a transmitter out at absurd distances, to find out things about our solar system that will (possibly) affect our lives 50-100 years from now.

Would it improve if we took some or all of the money spent on NASCAR and funneled it into NASA? Maybe a little... but would the result be more exploration, or simply more expensive exploration? Money's really the only thing that could be repurposed, because there is certainly a limit on how many people can participate in NASA.

Comment Re:Don't Know How You Made That Conclusion (Score 2) 217

Or maybe his top level domain is old enough?

As many others have posted, this cheap new TLDs have had their reputations tarnished. My system's count of TLDs that are blocked by default is over 20, and includes such "winners" as .ninja, .space, .science, .audio, .xyz, .link, .rocks, .click, .work, .party, .review, .date, .eoc, .website, .eu, .win, .racing, .pro, .asia, .download, .faith, .wang, and .top, with more added as the spam load rotates through them.

As for hosting on a virtual server out "in the cloud", as mentioned by some, if you're on an IP hosted by a cloud vendor, you're going to be blocked by our servers. Too much spam from cloud hosts to pick through for legitimate messages.

I could say I'm sorry to do these things, but it would be a lie.

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An anonymous reader writes: Another round of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department has been released, and the media continues its preoccupation with the issue – often at the expense of more substantive issues.

Comment It would first have to go somewhere I want to go (Score 1) 654

There are a few times that I will take public transportation.

Living near the northwest limit of the Chicago area transit system, it is convenient if I'm headed to a convention at McCormick Place. But, I haven't gone there in over a decade... The conventions I go to moved out to the suburbs, where use of public transportation is comical at best.

Going to one this past May, I checked the PT route vs. car. Car took 1.5 hours. PT route involved 10 minutes to train station. 1.3 hours on train. 20 minutes on another train. 10 minutes on bus. 19 minutes walk from nearest bus station to convention site. Cost for round trip? More than the cost to drive, including the $13 parking fee at the convention center.

"Free", as pointed out by others, is only to the rider... Someone has to pay for it. In Milwaukee, they're going to build a trolly system in the downtown that will be less cost-effective than simply renting a bunch of limos and drivers to do the work. And that's if the ridership reaches their claims... but the buses currently plying the route don't meet those numbers!

Does PT go where I shop? No. Does PT go where I work? No. Would I use it if it was free? Why?

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