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Comment: Re:Pierce, Buchanan, and now Obama (Score 1) 189

by mydn (#48771713) Attached to: White House Responds To Petition To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

They were all about civility and comprise and the rule of law - pretty much just like Obama.

Yeah, people complain about Obama as following the rule of law. No one accuses him of being a power-mad dictator, issuing executive orders that violate the law and the Constitution.
I hate Obama, but you fucking retarded, inbred mountain-cracker pseudo-cons piss me off even more.

Comment: Re:Pierce, Buchanan, and now Obama (Score 1) 189

by mydn (#48771247) Attached to: White House Responds To Petition To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

no forum exists to "address agency personnel matters"

Yes, that forum exists; that forum is Congress. The representatives of the People meet in that forum and make decisions on behalf of the People. Those representatives can impeach employees who violate the laws that have been enacted on behalf of the People. If the People choose to send mouth-breathing morons to that forum who are only interested in advancing their own interests, then the People deserve exactly the government that they have chosen. Or the People receive exactly the government that they deserve. Either, or.

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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work? 190

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-get-what-you-pay-for dept.
Bennett Haselton writes Sidecar is a little-known alternative to Lyft and Uber, deployed in only ten cities so far, which lets drivers set their own prices to undercut other ride-sharing services. Given that most amateur drivers would be willing to give someone a ride for far less than the rider would be willing to pay, why didn't the flex-pricing option take off? Keep reading to see what Bennet has to say.

Comment: Re:Anyone still going to the movies? (Score 1) 357

by mydn (#48279659) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
WTF theater do you go to? I buy my ticket on Fandango, no waiting. I don't even know what to say about the "3 hours in 100+ degrees heat", I've never experienced anything remotely close to that. The theaters which I frequent have staff that clear the theater of debris and spills in between shows. And the sound in the theater is probably the best sound that I hear anywhere.

Seriously, you need to find a better theater. Or open one yourself, it sounds like you've found a market for a decent theater.

Comment: didn't even watch a single lecture (Score 1) 182

by mydn (#47897265) Attached to: The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't

didn't even watch a single lecture

Therein lies the problem. I don't want to watch a fucking lecture. I don't want to slow down to the speed at which someone speaks. I can read much faster then someone can speak. I would greatly prefer to just read the material instead of watching a video. My mind will wander if I have to watch a lecture, since it is not being supplied information quickly enough. An occasional video that demonstrates something specific is fine, but not a lecture.

I cannot conceive that anybody will require multiplications at the rate of 40,000 or even 4,000 per hour ... -- F. H. Wales (1936)

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