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Comment: Ripe for snake oil salesman (Score 1) 335

by wiredlogic (#49160509) Attached to: Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

The PBS snake oil salesmen that come out during the periodic beg-athons manage to lie while spewing out facts as half-truths that don't support their entire argument. A machine is unlikely to be able to distinguish these sort of lies never mind the hordes of gullible people that fall for them.

Comment: Re:White balance and contrast in camera. (Score 1) 402

by wiredlogic (#49153823) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

It's definitely that. I first saw it on the news in a hotel lobby and it was clearly blue and black there. Now, viewing the original stills on my monitor it is blue-tinged white (bad white-balance) and gold. I can get it to shift toward darker blue and gold by changing my viewing angle to the LCD.

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 593

by wiredlogic (#49129147) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

Part of the problem is telco deregulation. The local incumbents have intentionally retarded infrastructure improvements to make it infeasible for alternate providers to establish themselves. Nobody's going to buy DSL from an alternate vendor who can't provide better service and is powerless to change anything. On the cable side of things the lack of dedicated lines means multiple providers can't share the same distribution network even if they didn't have contractual monopolies granted to them.

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 593

by wiredlogic (#49129057) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

They backed down because the Democrats will make hay with it in 2016. If you haven't noticed yet they're backing down from all their antagonistic strategies because it isn't going to play well in the next election cycle. They only really have the Benghazi dog whistle to play against Hillary and don't want to expose themselves on a domestic issue that matters more to voters.

Comment: Re:do you want exodus? (Score 1) 145

by wiredlogic (#49119897) Attached to: Attention, Rockstar Developers: Get a Talent Agent

Also add a mail filter for the 100 most common Indian names to eliminate the spam.

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