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Comment: Re:It not very hard (Score 1) 167

by ari_j (#49672273) Attached to: How Spotify Can Become Profitable
I thought their current business model was to charge everyone $5 per month, including non-subscribers. At least that's what my credit card statement and numerous online forum posts seem to indicate. Their customer service apparently also sucks, as they refuse to answer when you e-mail or call to discuss the fraudulent charges. They could probably become more profitable if they started earning money instead of stealing it.

Comment: Re:It was an app on a personal Phone! (Score 2) 776

by rossz (#49670277) Attached to: Worker Fired For Disabling GPS App That Tracked Her 24 Hours a Day

They basically lied to her about the function of the app by not telling her that they would be tracking her every move 24/7. When she discovered she was being tracked all the time and her creepy boss was making creepy stalker-like comments about her, she complained, then removed the app. The company would be very smart to settle out of court.

Comment: Re:US South (Score 1) 187

by dasunt (#49656655) Attached to: Interactive Map Exposes the World's Most Murderous Places

So much for theory of gun states having less crime.

When I looked at the estimated per-capita gun ownership rates by state, and the per-capita homicide rates per state, I didn't find a clear correlation.

Interestingly, it does appear that states with a higher gun homicide rates also have a correlation with higher non-gun homicide rates.

Comment: Re:Herbivores dying out? Not cows I hope! (Score 5, Interesting) 146

by dasunt (#49608037) Attached to: Empty Landscape Looms, If Large Herbivores Continue to Die Out

Though they never explain how every planet in our solar system is warming if it is humans who are causing climate change

Credible citation needed. This claims otherwise:

The basis of this argument is that the sun must be causing global warming and in fact, warming throughout the solar system. There are several flaws in this line of thought. Firstly, the characterisation that the whole solar system is warming is erroneous. Around 6 planets or moons out of the more than 100 bodies in the solar system have been observed to be warming. On the other hand, Uranus is cooling (Young 2001).

Secondly, the theory that a brightening sun is causing global warming falls apart when you consider the sun has shown little to no trend since the 1950s. A variety of independent measurements of solar activity including satellite data, sunspot numbers, UV levels and solar magnetograms all paint a consistent picture. Over the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been moving in opposite directions.

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