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Comment Re:They are not government employees (Score 1) 470

Maybe it's because I'm not an American, but I don't get what the fuss is about.

If you're having a conversation with me, and I record (video or otherwise) the conversation, how is that invading your privacy? You were already conversing with me?

How is me recording the conversation different than me testifying about its content?


Comment Re:Yeah (Score 1) 398

There are things other than implemented policy that can affect such things. Having a president that promises to do certain things might cause employers to change hiring practices.

With that said, yeah, I too would like to see a trend line, and how it changed (if any) since Trump's election and later taking office, before I'm willing to assign credit anywhere.


Comment Most of the *world* (Score 1) 244

Most of the world doesn't get any benefits from Amazon Prime, and a very partial library from Netflix. With such lame offering, why would most of the world switch to something that costs money and doesn't give anything much in return?

This is without even mentioning that $10/mo in the US is not the same level of pay as in some other countries. You essentially pay more (relatively speaking) and get less


Comment Re:I tell them to basically fuck off (Score 2) 206

If I understand the situation correctly, it is not them that send the letter, but the ISP. The copyright group is the one who told the ISP that he is infringing. If that's the case, then it is, likely, not slander, but it is libel.

Also, if you're eager to go to court for some reason, you can sue them for a declaratory judgment that says you're not infringing.

Usual disclaimers: I am not a lawyer. This is not a legal advice. Even if I were a lawyer, you'd be crazy to take legal advice from some random schmo on the Internet.


Comment Re:Two personality types of long-term success CEOs (Score 1) 187

Yes and no

This email sounds sincere, which is, indeed, a good sign. On the other hand, this is the third time Uber has come up in similar context over the past month. Taking this long to notice such a severe problem is not a very good sign at all.

Let's hope that part of that help he said he'll seek, he'll also work on improving the improvement process


Comment Re: Basic ettiquette pays I guess (Score 4, Interesting) 113

I don't consider myself old (early 30s). I sometimes say "no problem" or "no worries" in response to a thank you ... but specifically, it's when I'm doing something to fix something that someone else did, or cover for them, that sort of thing. In other words, I'm trying to communicate that it wasn't a problem for me to help them out.

As opposed to responding to thankfulness for something "nice" or "kind," which would get something along the lines of the traditional "you're welcome."

Using the restaurant example, I wouldn't expect "no problem" to a "thank you" unless they were like, cleaning up something I spilled or something. If I said thank you for them bringing my food to the table and they said "no worries," that'd be a bit weird.

So yeah, I view it as being some what more communicative. It's not just "you're welcome," it's "no problem, don't worry about it/feel bad, it wasn't a big deal." Which doesn't make sense in all contexts, but I think it does in some.

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