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Comment Re:It's just a power grab (Score 1) 126

Doesn't change the underlying numbers, Anon. (and no, it isn't really an alternate to Breitbart. I don't recall Breitbart ever publishing retractions when they get it wrong, nor do they publish original sources for the material they are using when doing the weighing or the reasoning behind the conclusions that were reached which allow for discussions on methodology)

Comment Re:It's just a power grab (Score 3, Informative) 126

80% of rulings overturned in 2015? From the kindly folks at politifact:

The 9th Circuit is by far the largest circuit. In the 12 months leading up to March, 31, 2015, just under 12,000 cases were filed in the 9th Circuit — more than 4,000 more than the next-largest circuit, the 5th Circuit. Despite that gigantic docket, the Supreme Court heard just 11 cases from the 9th Circuit in 2015, reversing eight.

So, if you look at the total numbers (which you have to to match the statement you made), the Supreme Court only overturned 8 out of about 12000 rulings. (or .066%)

I hope in real life you don't deal with math like "give someone 80% of a dosage of 5% solution" or anything else that relies on numbers.

Comment Re:They are still using private infrastructure (Score 1) 117

Bwahahahahhahaha....

Wait. You were serious. Let me laugh louder...

BWAHAHAHAHHAH.... HAHHAHA....HAH....

Anonymous Coward who started computing sometime after 2008 and has no memory of the history of why things are done the way they are done. Either that or someone working on their MBA and ..well, there goes that history statement again.

Comment Re:It's the rational decision (Score 1) 476

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics. Ignoring facts like I'm certain if you look at the poverty level where the people in Chicago were killed it's probably fairly high. Also the part where the population is most likely >80% African American. And the part where violence has been stirred.. and how many of the killed were part of gang or other subsets where there is a tendency to step outside the realm of lawsuits?

Comment Other IM services (Score 4, Insightful) 197

So they hold Twitter responsible, but not Skype (Microsoft), Yahoo, AOL, or any of the other companies that offer IM-type or bulletin board type services where information can be passed? Hell - with a little planning, a Wikipedia article edit could be used as a communication channel, not to mention the talk portion where editing an article is discussed. Or even Slashdot - read at -1 and find your messages for the Kettle Run on the next anniversary.

Comment Re: Very Basic Income (Score 3, Insightful) 618

This year? Around $3800 overall so far. Years past anywhere between $800 and $7000. I kind of like the Universal Basic Income idea - the coming automation/no jobs nightmare needs a solution and I'd rather see things tried now and bugs worked out versus trying to do it while in the middle of the nightmare.

Comment Re:Also Good for Corporate WiFi Networks (Score 1) 106

And said C level executive will say (if you are lucky) "Here's X amount of dollars. Make it work, I want to be able to use device in meeting next Wednesday." I can guarantee you that X is going to be less than the amount needed to do it properly and a performance goal will be added to said IT guy's yearly review showing how well they made it work (or not work).

Comment Re:The all writs act is probably unconstitutional (Score 5, Insightful) 101

The All Writs Act is basically a blank check for the Courts to order someone (individual or company) to do something. It has not been challenged to the Supreme Court yet, so it is still in force. If it is challenged to the Supreme Court, the challenging party will cite it violates the 14th Amendment (Due Process) and possibly the 13th Amendment (Involuntary Servitude).

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