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Comment Re:One in a billion (Score 0) 410

Assuming the 4 asian applicants and the 17 non-asian were all equally competent, I get a cumulative binomial distribution probability of choosing 4 asians out of the 21 applicants as 0.0036, which is more than one in 300. Where do they get this "approximately one in a billion" statement?

I'm not sure DOJ hires a lot of mathematicians.

In fact, over the last 8 years, they seem to have mostly acted like well-armed SJW's.

Comment Re:Which Democrat? (Score 1) 240

Nice sound bite, but this can be a rational decision for a society to get things done. Heaving too much regulatory burden on business can slow or stop progress.

After all, most likely you have no problem with government spending wads of billions on things with little or no return, covering hurricane losses, propping up industries and Amtrack, or creating a colossal high speed rail in California, or spending more on a Boston subway or Denver air port automated luggage system than the moon landing* .

* Exaggeration, but a small one.

Comment Re:Which Democrat? (Score 1) 240

Not that I'm disagreeing with him/her. I don't like Nuclear because America doesn't have the balls to properly regulate and punish businessmen who flaunt safety. The risks are too great. It's not NIMBY. Make it public run or show me you're willing to throw people responsible for lesser disasters like oil spills in jail for 10-20 years and we'll talk. Until then it'll be like always: privatize the profits, socialize the losses.

Nice sound bite, but ths can be a rational decision for

Comment No, it's not reasonable (Score 2) 131

Is every justice system in the world subservient to the American system?

It seems more reasonable to return him to where he committed the crime (Kosovo?) and have him dealt with there, doesn't it?

Kosovo is a dysfunctional pseudo-state that exists in limbo between two states that don't really want that mess to be integrated into their polities: Serbia and Albania. Serbia is Orthodox Christian and Albania is an extremely moderate predominantly Muslim country. Neither of them are comfortable with ISIS supporters in their backyards. Malaysia sure as heck doesn't want ISIS supporters either. So what you call subservience is rather simply all of the parties involved except Kosovo effectively saying "this guy targeted the US Government, the US Government wants him and we sure as hell don't want him. Let the US Government spend the time and resources to clean this guy's clock."

Comment Ridiculous (Score 1) 56

"Earlier in the week, the jury found Amazon guilty of breaching rules for shipping dangerous goods by airmail on four counts between November 2013 and May 2015."

This is where I stopped reading. Please come back when you have a proper justice system where proper judges determine your guilt, not a bunch of people whose only interest is to get out of the jury chamber as soon as possible.

Comment Re:Independentd ealerships=ineffective retail syst (Score 1) 257

If Ford can do that, so much the better.

This is like Ford charging extra not for cachet but because they used the power of government to keep competition low.

Dealers in Michigan didn't want anyone opening on Saturdays, not because they valued their time off, but because forcing most to take a day off work to look at cars worked in their favor to rush people to buy.

Comment Re:And they discovered that Slashdot has gone to H (Score 1) 234

There was an article not too long ago about this technique.

In the Neal Stephenson book Reamde, they use a technique where a shredded sprays a book up into the air, where high speed cameras digitize each piece of confetti and then computers reassemble the pieces jigsaw-wise and OCR it.

This technique is even more advanced.

Comment Re:And they discovered that Slashdot has gone to H (Score 1) 234

TBH the media leads with this. When Mother Theresa was sainted recently, the lead NPR story mentioned it then a few sentences later launched into the "raging controversy going on in her town" over her, which consisted of an ancient bitchfest by Christopher Hitchens, and a guy who wrote a book six years ago.

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