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Comment Re:Block It (Score 1) 60

and dogshit slow Internet service

Assuming you can even connect. I had an 8+ hour network outage a week or two back. (For some reason, whenever I get an outage on Time Warner it hardly ever lasts less than 4 hours straight. For awhile it was happening every 3 or 4 weeks.)

That's right, I didn't even get 2 nines this month. (720 - 8) / 720 ~= 98.9% uptime


Nurses In Australia Face Punishment For Promoting Anti-Vaccination Messages Via Social Media ( 549 writes: Medical Express reports that nurses and midwives promoting anti-vaccination messages in Australia could face punishment including being slapped with a caution and having their ability to practice medicine restricted. Serious cases could be referred to an industry tribunal, where practitioners could face harsher penalties such as having their registration suspended or cancelled. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia released the vaccination standards in response to what it described as a small number of nurses and midwives promoting anti-vaccination via social media. The statement also urges members of the public to report nurses or midwives promoting anti-vaccination. Promoting false, misleading or deceptive information is an offense under national law and is prosecutable by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. "The board will consider whether the nurse or midwife has breached their professional obligations and will treat these matters seriously," the statement said. However Dr. Hannah Dahlen, a professor of midwifery at the University of Western Sydney and the spokeswoman for the Australian College of Midwives, worries the crackdown may push people with anti-vaccination views further underground. "The worry is the confirmation bias that can occur, because people might say: 'There you go, this is proof that you can't even have an alternative opinion.' It might in fact just give people more fuel for their belief systems."

Comment Re:48 mil... pocket change (Score 1) 151

How about an extra 2 or 3 zeros instead. How much does T-Mobile make per year in profits?

For the full-year 2016, T-Mobile expects Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $9.7 to $10.2 billion, up from the previous guidance of $9.1 to $9.7 billion.

So 48 mill is right around 5% of their yearly income. If they were just doing this in the U.S. you can exclude their international income, and the number starts to sound more reasonable. Take away any profit they could've made with their illegal maneuver, and an extra slice on top for being jackasses. Then the question is just how big to make the slice so that the message gets through (hint: may not be possible).

Comment Re:If the tables were turned (Score 1) 409

Besides your sentence not really making sense grammatically, yes, what's your point?

Free speech is free regardless of whom you're talking about having it. A lot of people seem to be of the opinion that only speech they agree with should be allowed, but that's just another way of saying they're anti-free speech. So I wouldn't want any candidate silenced, be they Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or...whoever else we have running that I haven't heard of.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 183

Somewhat orthogonal to my point, but yes--no tactile feedback when you "type" a key on a flat touchscreen. You can set it so phones vibe very briefly when you press a button, but that vibes the whole phone so it does nothing to indicate to you tactically *which* key you pressed--an on-purpose key typed with your left pinky will register the same as an accidental keypress with your right pinky.

And touch-typing relies on you being able to start pressing the next key on the keyboard before the previous key has returned to its resting position for good typing speed. Without range of motion of virtual keys you can't do that on touchscreens.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 183

If the content being input is not plain ASCII text, you betcha. How many wpm is your flowchart typing speed?

Okay, but I was talking about normal text.

While it is true that "typist's elbow" and the other debilitating problems you get from typing aren't called "writer's cramp", that is very different from what you claimed (not getting the problems).

I know I'll get writer's cramp a hell of a lot faster and more intensely than any typing stiffness. But I haven't personally used a laptop to take lecture notes so I guess you tell me.

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