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Comment Re:Wouldn't this lead to Natural Selection? (Score 2) 169

You overstate the capabilities of stackoverflow. I have 30K+ karma there. Right now the most upvoted answer to "How do I track location with GPS on Android" is badly broken. It has been for 5 years. I've wrote my own answer to combat it, but as the original answer is 5 years old it doesn't get the upvotes it needs to drown it out. I see questions on how to work around the bugs in the original answer on a weekly basis, still can't kill it.

Just because an answer is highly upvoted, used, or commented on SO doesn't mean its right. It means its worth looking into. But using it without testing and understanding is unprofessional and will cost you more time than you'd save by using SO.

Also- I almost never see comments about why code works, limitations, etc. Sometimes it happens, but not all that frequently.

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 1) 514

You've just answered your own question. If there is no difference, there is no truth in advertising issue, sot he FTC won't do anything. Whether there is a difference or not, I really can't say and I don't avoid GMO myself, and not preachy about GMO.

My concern is the the fact that some people ARE concerned, and simply have the right to know if itis GMO or not. The controversy and lack of long term science means people have the right to choose, but can only do so if they have information. Technically, that is what the FTC should be fore, but they tend to be spineless when it comes to stuff like this.

Comment Re:GM producers are shooting themselves in the foo (Score 1) 514

"They might".

They also might not care until there are enough complaints, and there is almost no way to tell if something labeled "Non-GMO" really is, and if there is no current law on it, doing so in seemingly good faith has no consequences. Plus, it is doubtful any government agency is going to go out and look for extra work. Don't hold your breath on the FTC doing anything.

Comment Re:Is that really the right Question? (Score 1) 239

I agree. Furthermore, I'm confused about "laws" regarding ownership. In the future, if I take my ship and go to asteroid xyz, mine it, use the materials in space, is some government or corporation going to sue me because they somehow had technical ownership but no ability to get there? The idea of any government or world government regulating a space object that it has no ability to visit is pure comedy.

Just like in days of yore, you can't claim it if you can't stick your flag in it.

Comment Re:"At that price it's almost a burner" (Score 1) 166

I paid 80 bucks new from Amazon for this now discontinued phone.

Quite respectable, and a few months ago, was my best pick under 100 bucks. My girlfriend uses it, and she didn't want anything expensive, just basic Android apps, internet, etc. By anyone's standard, this is a smart phone.

Comment Re:high HB1 minwage as well maybe even forced OT p (Score 2) 350

Not a flat minimum wage, a relative one. AN H1B worker must have a salary equal inside the total compensation range of the top 10% of domestic workers- not just in category, but in the company. So you can get one, but you're going to pay for them. This will allow companies to hire high talent individuals from overseas while not creating an advantage for them doing so.

Comment Re: That's just... dishonest (Score 2) 229

THe reason is that it costs money to develop for iOS. Developing for windows, Linux, and even Mac is free. iOS costs 100 a year. Even Android is just 25 one time (and that's only to put your apps on the play store, not to make a sideloadable app). Because of this, devs wanted to make their money back. That stopped the early creation of free (cost) and open source software.

Comment Makes sense (Score 4, Insightful) 148

The fact is, most of the accounts I have passwords for don't really matter. I don't give a shit if someone gets access to my slashdot account. Or if they get access to an old video game forum or two. So there's no reason to give those things really secure passwords. The things that need secure, unique passwords are your email, your bank/broker, and anything that would truly upset you if you lost access to. Give the rest some default password and stop caring.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.