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Comment: Re:Actually I was quite happy about them doing it (Score 1) 179

by richlv (#48828841) Attached to: Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

The easy solution would be simply to put a card on the nightstand giving the name of the safe hotspot you should connect to. And/or name the hotspot "Mariott Internet - all other hotspots should be avoided"

Warnings in my hotel room Do me no good in the lobby or bar or front desk when I'm trying to pull up my reservation on the e-mail.

do you work for marriott ? :)
most decent hotels have wifi network listed on an obvious sign in the lobby. even if not, you could ASK at the reception "which wifi network should i use?"

(for the record, marriott is not the worst when it comes to wifi - hilton sucks ass and can go and burn in some tar pit or something)

Comment: Re:Creating more victims (Score 1) 416

by richlv (#48578905) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

i haven't met a woman like that personally. i haven't had terribly bad experience with women, either.
but there's this crusade which is getting more and more crazy. while it is lead by a crazy minority, there seems to be no opposition to that assholish behaviour.
well, here's some :)

Comment: Re:Creating more victims (Score 1) 416

by richlv (#48577631) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

it seems like it's actually bullying by crazy females (not really women, they have stopped being such).

they can't bully rockstars or sportists (see what is their attitude to women...), so they just choose a soft target that will not fight back - it people, scientists.
and then somebody whines why in some circles geeks see women with suspicion - after rejection and ridicule in school, after bullying later...

and the normal women don't speak up.

Comment: Re:transfer the ID information to the police (Score 2) 207

by richlv (#48577479) Attached to: In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

around here, police verifies all data you give them (licence, vehicle registration, insurance) with the hq. if they can't communicate, they are not allowed to perform any of those checks (and i think the internal guidelines say that they must "return to base" or something like that)

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 4, Interesting) 167

by richlv (#48510507) Attached to: Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

and there seem to be quite a lot of other projects like this, for example - https://grasswire.com/

one issue might be that news are more interesting for various parties to push their agenda. a wikipedia article can be used to shift perception, but it is likely to be corrected. a fake news item, even if later corrected, will have impact on the perception of the viewers.

as an example, grasswire covers russian-ukrainian war, and it gets very slanted messages through every now and then.

Asynchronous inputs are at the root of our race problems. -- D. Winker and F. Prosser