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Comment: Re:Hey you grumpy cynics... (Score 1) 356

by wbr1 (#49522181) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today
In wordpress you can install a separate theme for mobile with the right plugin (it might even be native now, my wordpress is rusty). I have used this in the past for clients stuck on an old custom theme and it worked fine. Just find/build a good mobile one specifically for that.

Comment: Hey you grumpy cynics... (Score 5, Insightful) 356

by wbr1 (#49519617) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today
1. The search results are only changing for non-mobile friendly devices IF the search originates from a mobile device, not for everyone.

2. This has very little to do with ad revenue. Google is always tweaking the algorithms that feed the results page. This does not give any new precedence to paid advertisers at all.

Basically they want you to bring your site into the 21st century. I see no real issue here. Responsive sites that are designed well (IE, not slashdot mobile), can be useful, and you can always request the full desktop site (if the site honors that request). Content and formatting do not exist independently of each other. Do you want some gopher sites in your search results?

Comment: Re:possible workaround. (Score 1) 229

Even were the spammers able to coordinate and get a game greenlighted (doubtful at best), they would still get kicked out by normal reporting procedures, requiring an endless parade of $5 accounts to keep scamming.

I received three invites this week from scammers. rather than ignore, I accept, wait for the bait then report. Two sent fake steam community links that were typosquatting malware, I did not investigate further as I was not near a test box and did not want a drive by infection. One sent a bit.ly link to a trojan downloader. When I put it in my test system, it promptly installed cryptowall3. Personally I am all for reasonable measures to curtail these douches. $5 seems reasonable to me.

Comment: Re:The wider social context - people distrust scie (Score 1) 173

by wbr1 (#49503847) Attached to: FBI Overstated Forensic Hair Matches In Nearly All Trials Before 2000
AGW and antivaxxers fly in the face of established science. With hair forensics there was no established science, just an echo chamber of 'experts' under pressures to prove guilt. This is just FBI cases. What about state and other cases based on the same science? What of other "scientific" forensic processes then and now that a jury can't possibly understand. All a jury knows is that a congenial, nicely dressed, "expert" with superior "credentials, certifications, education, and achievements" states that the scumbag in the defense chair must have done it. I do not care if the defendant is a dick of the first order and that they have the right guy a larger percentage of the time. It is unacceptable to let any innocent person rot in prison or be killed falsely.

Comment: Re:Brian Fox is a Black Man (Score 4, Insightful) 187

by wbr1 (#49456385) Attached to: LG Split Screen Software Compromises System Security
It's in response to the trolling,racist, parent comment. That is why his race is mentioned. It to s not obvious the comment has a parent since the author removed the re and changed the title. Click parent on that post and see for yourself the anus of society.

Comment: Re:But But But It's the Handouts That Are Bankrupt (Score 1) 370

by wbr1 (#49421055) Attached to: How the Pentagon Wasted $10 Billion On Military Projects
Well let's see. Pork and graft in government (primarily military) spending... wastes billions, a few get rich, stuf is built to kill people. We all pay, and it is the status quo.

Fraud and abuse in social programs.. a fairly low percentage of the total spent, millions of people get a little help or hand up, and we arent using the money to kill people.

Your Kompressor example is an anecdote. Waste in spending is the norm. I am not saying that either end of the spectrum could not be administered better - they certainly could - however, a few fraudsters (or a few thousand) getting an extra 200 a month is much less than one pork barrel project that costs .5B when it is known to be unlikely at best. And it is less still than the corporations who socialize losses by not offering fulltime or decent wage jobs, placing the profits in their pockets and the burden on the taxpayer.

+ - Harvard researchers determine answer to beguiling question regarding flatus

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 writes: Scientists working at the Harvard School of Public Health have solved the age old question, "who farted?"

By connecting a trace portal machine and independently derived machine learning algorithms, the source of an offensive (humorous) gaseous emission can be identified with 98.6% accuracy.

Steven Passovitz of HSPH states, "All humans have a unique mix of bacteria in their intestines. These colonies leave a distinct fingerprint of trace gasses in the excreted flatus of an individual. It does not matter how overlaid by old eggs or cabbage the particular flatus is, we can sniff you out."

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