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Comment: Re:WikiLeaks are fuckers (Score 2) 137

by rhazz (#49493263) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents

The problem with that is that editing hurts credibility. How do I know that Wikileaks haven't removed even more incriminating information?

Editing wouldn't hurt credibility if they had a specific policy for redacting unrelated private addresses. Even without redactions how do you know they haven't removed entire documents? How do you know they didn't modify them from the original source? They likely publish everything because it reduces their burden and risk. They probably don't have the resources to sift through the materials, and they don't want to have to store the unredacted originals because they would now be a target for those who want more information.

Comment: Re:What's good for the goose... (Score 1) 653

by rhazz (#49423721) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

Yet in the US social progress needs to come IMMEDIATELY, as soon as someone stamps their precious little foot?

Except the law at the heart of the controversy is the opposite of social progress. A huge portion of the country has taken a step forward while Indiana is taking a step backward. It leaves a much larger moral divide than if Indiana was just trying to keep the status quo.

Comment: Re:Same Thing Almost Happened to Me (Score 1) 536

All that does is get you out of closing without penalty. You can walk away and not buy the house. But once you've closed, you own the property and all its inherent issues. So for that to work would mean the condition of sale was that broadband must be installed prior to closing. After that you have to sue. If the condition was only that broadband had to be available, you can try to sue the previous owners but you would have to prove that they acted in bad faith if they were the ones who said it was available. Maybe you can sue the cable company for acting in bad faith, but they have nothing to do with the property sale so it's a separate issue.

IANAL but I do have family who sued their home's previous owners.

Comment: Re:caveat emptor (Score 1) 264

by rhazz (#49335977) Attached to: Wikipedia Admin's Manipulation "Messed Up Perhaps 15,000 Students' Lives"

But for people who only can get to wikipedia through their basic cell phone plans .... that was the only source of information.

While I agree that there is genuine concern about wikipedia becoming a gatekeeper in general, I don't think it's valid to claim this was the sole source for people to be making college decisions on. Wikipedia Zero has only been around in India for about 2 years. What did they use prior to that to look up information on colleges? Did those other sources of information disappear in those two years? Just because a new, convenient source of information becomes available doesn't mean people should suddenly treat that as the only authority on the subject.

I would also question the article's claim that possibly 15,000 people were affected, since they don't seem to back up that calculation. I bet that is just the college's estimated yearly enrollment multiplied by the number of years the banned account was active.

Comment: Re:Not a diet, but a lifestyle change (Score 1) 496

by rhazz (#49328897) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
So much this. When my wife started her diet her weight was stable at ideal + 30lbs. Since her weight was stable in her current lifestyle she thought that after the weight loss she could go back what to her usual intake was and be stable there. This seemed an obvious error to me but I was at a loss to explain it.

Comment: Re:Eat less than you burn (Score 2) 496

by rhazz (#49328789) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
Have to agree with this. One of the biggest difficulties is becoming educated on what (enjoyable) foods you can still eat are. My wife chose to lose 30 lbs prior to having kids, and found a free app that enabled her to know her daily intake just by tracking content and serving sizes and setting goals - it was essentially a free competitor to the Weight Watchers app. The app had a large online database of specific food products along with their exact serving sizes, the only additional thing she needed was a food weight scale (~$30). Everything had a point scale and you were allotted X points per day, with an additional Y points per week if you choose to go out during the week.

It was frankly amazing to us how much caloric content is in very small amounts of food. One week my wife had done well and still had weekly points, so we decide to get a slice of Pizza Pizza. Of course the pizza slice had a high point cost, but the shocker was that a single serving of the garlic dipping sauce was almost as many points as the slice itself.

Overall, it worked out for my wife mainly because she enjoyed a variety of raw vegetables and fruits with low calories. Finding low calorie food that you enjoy is probably a significant hurdle for many. It also requires support from those you live with - I personally have a great metabolism and have a terribly high caloric intake which caused many temptations for my wife until I made concessions.

Comment: Re:Spies are sneaky (Score 1) 202

by rhazz (#49327021) Attached to: Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations
Because those grieving believe that the tragedy could have been avoided if the authorities had more power. They would trade much for the assurances that this could not happen again. The sister of the single casualty in Ottawa's attack last year is making this argument for bill C-51.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?