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Comment: Re:Why Germany? They sell anything to anyone. (Score 1) 212

by u38cg (#48646975) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'
Russian non-state hackers, I would posit; I can't see the point of burning state resources on this. And I can't see anyone else with the motivation plus capability. The only other remote possibility is some sort of false flag operation to demonstrate the need for more resources from some Western agency.

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 3, Insightful) 579

by u38cg (#48626551) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Why we put up with NK at all at this point is simply a matter of lack of leadership.

And the minor issue that doing anything practical puts at risk the life of every single citizen living in Seoul, population 10 million. Never mind the geopolitical risk of any conflict sucking in China, which would be a bit of a nuisance.

Transportation

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.
Twitter

Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports 132

Posted by samzenpus
from the tell-us-everything dept.
Bennett Haselton writes: Twitter has announced new protocols for filing and handling abuse reports, making it easier to flag specific types of content (e.g. violence or suicide threats). But with the volume of abusive tweets being reported to the company every day, the internal review process will always be a bottleneck. The company could handle more abuse reports properly by recruiting public volunteers. Read what Bennett thinks below.

Comment: Re:So close, so far (Score 1) 561

by u38cg (#48513643) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

There are colleges where men are just assumed guilty of any charge of sexual assault, and cannot even question their accusers in the adjudication process

I might have more of a problem with that if it didn't lead, on average, to more cases getting decided correctly.

Equality of outcome, equality of opportunity. Neither is perfect. Enjoy your male tears.

No hardware designer should be allowed to produce any piece of hardware until three software guys have signed off for it. -- Andy Tanenbaum

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