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Comment: Difficult to judge without context (Score 2) 784

by sdguero (#48832249) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
As a parent, I think this story is lackin a lot of critical context before I can pass judgement on anything. The route the kids followed is critical to understanding if this was responsible parenting or not. 1 mile is pretty far for a six year old, especially if it's in a high traffic area. Seems more prudent for the parents to tail the kids from a disttance, at least the first time (and it sounds like this was the first time), when they do something like this.

Comment: Amazon is an internet logistics company (Score 2) 479

by sdguero (#48831571) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System
"horrifying steeplechase [by] careless and non-people-oriented technologists"

Amazon is an internet logistics company, not a health spa. They solve difficult problems that require sharp thinking and logic. Kissing asses and holding hands isn't part of their business model.

If you want to be surrounded by people orientated luddites, go work in the service industry

Comment: Re:Only iOS? (Score 1) 70

by sdguero (#48824691) Attached to: Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies
Yes, quite certain WIFI was disabled on all devices tested. I also tested the android phones in two different geographical locations in San Diego.

Only the iphone/safari that I tested showed header insertion.

I found this on reddit, some people reporting that same thign I'm seeing...

Comment: Only iOS? (Score 2) 70

by sdguero (#48823893) Attached to: Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies
I just tried this URL on three Verizon phones: On all browsers on the Android phones, no ehader was detected. THe iphone we tested, there was a header insertion.

I assume this is due ot a "no track" setting at the browser application level. Interesting that androids browsers have it enabled but iphone browser does not.

Comment: High Voter Turn Out != Better Elections (Score 1) 480

by sdguero (#48797155) Attached to: How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting
The problem is apathy, not voter turn out. The media are shills for powerful candidates and people don't take the time to do the research required to vote intelligently. Making it easier to vote jsut means that more sheeple are going to vote for whoever their church, employer, or biased news channel told them to vote for.

I'd prefer if it was actually harder to vote so less sheeple who don't really care won't make it to the polls and vote for another giant douche or turd sandwich. The less people that vote, the higher the chances of a third party candidate or someone who actually fights (vs paying lip service) for the underrepresented (IMO the middle class) gets into office.

Comment: Marketing fluff (Score 1) 46

by sdguero (#48797085) Attached to: EnOcean Wireless Sensors Don't Need Batteries (Video)
The Hue lighting PoC was pretty lame, not a lot of use cases there. I'd rather just use the thing that is always in my pocket (and has a battery) . Nothing else seemed very close to being ready for market. Solar is obviously the most common "ambient" power source. That booth just looks very fluffy to me.

Comment: ESPN sucks (Score 1) 196

by sdguero (#48747079) Attached to: Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service
I'm a sports fan. I watch the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, even some premier league. And other than Sunday night football or the occasional live sports event, I rarely watch ESPN. I get my sports news online. ESPN's sports news coverage used to be great, then it was decent, now it sucks. The way the entwork completely ignores hockey (because they haven't had any TV rights with the NHL since 2003) is absurd.

What sucks is that at this point ESPN basically has TV sports coverage in the USA monopolized. They can pay high prices for college football or whatever broadly appealling sportring even is happening and every cable provider carries them so enough people will watch to make it profitable. They are like the Microsoft of sport networks. It blows.

Comment: Re:do what you want. (Score 3, Interesting) 232

by sdguero (#48668721) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?
Hey now! My aunt rode dressage in 2 olympics. One of my earliest memories was seeing her in the opening ceremonies in 1984.
She was holding the red balloon. :)

Dressage is defined as "the highest expression of horse training." My aunt dedicated her life to understanding and working with horses. Going to the olympics was an added bonus, awarded to her because she is very good at what she does.

Horses were largely replaced by the internal combustion engine about 100 years ago. Bows were replaced by firearms nearly 400 years ago. Both are archeaic and underappreciated. Honestly, I was surprised someone who enjoys longbow archery has no respect for dressage. Then I read NoNONAlphaCharsHere's reply and see that pretty much everything in your post is bullshit. So now I'm no longer surprised.

Comment: This has been going on for years (Score 1) 130

by sdguero (#48605127) Attached to: Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents
Back in 2005-ish a friend of mine worked for a MPIAA contractor. His job was to seed bad torrents. THat is torrents that would go to 99% complete but never finish (I forget the trick for that, I think it was to control.remove all the 100% seeds after a couple days or something). Another was to simply mis-label torrents, give people a PBS show or something instead. The thing is, all the torrent sites are self-moderated, which roots out the shady torrents pretty quickly.

Comment: Re:Did anyone watch the video? (Score 1) 515

by sdguero (#48585767) Attached to: Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them
Well I haven't reviewed the evidence from Eric Garner's case, but what was presented in the indictment for Chris Brown showed that the witnesses who were brought out by the media before any evidence was presented were lying. There was substantial physical evidence showing the Brown assualted the officer after committing robbery/assault at the lquor store. Fighing cops is a good way to get yourself killed. I thought the most interesting part of the Ferguson incident was that the officer wasn't carrying a taser. If he had been, Chris Brown would probably still be alive.

Comment: Did anyone watch the video? (Score 1) 515

by sdguero (#48584445) Attached to: Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them
I watched it. From what I can see, the police are detaining a man. Nothing else. The woman who is recording is stopped in the middle of the street (she is creating traffic, not stopped "in traffic") and when the officer initially tells her to move, she doesn't. Then, when she realizes that maybe what she is doing is a bad idea and she should leave, it's too late as the cops are swarming her car by the time she tries to pull forward. Now she has potentially assaulted an officer with her vehicle (can't tell from the video), which is a felony. This is why the one cop says "Your a dumb bitch."

I'm not saying the cops didn't do anything wrong (clearly he should not have called her that), but all the accusation about deleting the video are not supported by anyhting other than her lawyer saying she alledges that is what happened. The only hard evidence we have is the video, and all it shows is her breaking traffic laws and an officer calling her a "dumb bitch."

Before we all get our panties in a bunch, why don't we just let the lawyers and the court figure this out. All we have heard so far are statements from her lawyer and I suspect that he is overstating her case because that is his job.

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