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Comment Re:This truly exposes a major hypocrisy present (Score 1) 60

Yeah... but watch these same whiners melt down the moment the sexual expression of a guy that can easily get willing participants. Then their heads will explode and they will be running around like hysterical decapitated chickens.

Most of these "cultural libertarians" are probably flaming hypocrites.

Comment Re:Don't use Facebook (Score 1) 60

Yeah, you couldn't do anything like referencing an outside source. It's not like the whole web is specifically designed with that idea in mind. You TOURISTS getting your panties in a bunch are so funny. Those of us for whom this stuff is more immediately relevant are not so narrow minded.

Due to the nature of some conditions, this leads to the kinds of old geezers you would probably make fun of being much more adept at navigating this stuff than you are.

Serious medical discussions will pretty much immediately leave the little walled garden you're so upset about.

Comment Re:Weird... (Score 1) 20

I don't know you, but I'd wager you're like me and you and I probably think of this in terms of $24 billion now versus...working.

I think guys like Zuckerberg are just mentally in a different place. They're not in it for the money, they're in it for the rush of running a massive, growing company.

Money isn't even part of the equation, and I'd bet even at the time money and even the act of paying for something wasn't something Zuckerberg even thought about. He just went places and did stuff, his view of money was the company financials, not his personal finances at all.

Comment Re:But Homicide Is Fine (Score 1) 60

On American TV, they usually just show the aftermath afterwards. American movies are certainly full of murder. I'm not sure how much of that makes it into broadcasts.

Of course there are different standards for "broadcast" versus "cable". Not even sure what Walking Dead edited for broadcast TV would look like.

Comment Re:Tired of this space obsession (Score 2) 75

The way I look at is if the reusable rocket guys get the cost of orbital rockets down to 1/10th of the cost that it is now, lots of options open up. If you can get 10 trips up for the cost of 1 now, suddenly assembling a Mars-distance ship in orbit and all the fuel and supplies to make it happen seems pretty plausible.

We aren't going interstellar without some new physics, but with a much less expensive orbital lift platform, interplanetary starts to look much more within reach even if it is initially limited to Mars or even Mars orbit stations.

Comment Re:So what are these CISSP "cyberwarriors" doing? (Score 1) 83

What I don't get is why joining the NSA isn't something like getting a really well paid job combined with being in the military.

Pay them really well, so well they would have to think 3 times about not joining. Like 4x a similar pay rate that you'd find in a top-tier city for an equivalent job. Make working conditions really nice -- free high-end restaurant quality dining on premises with a room service option for people who wanted to work through a meal hour, super nice office spaces, the whole experience more "hotel" than "government office".

But then also kick in the military part -- you join up for a minimum 5 year commitment, you live on campus, your travel off-campus is limited and controlled and there's the understanding that you ARE being watched closely, but do it in an unobtrusive manner, not in a police state manner. But make the housing and lifestyle options more like a country club kind of atmosphere, single family houses, lots of recreational options, private schools for the kids, and lots of activities for spouses and kids, too. Make them stay but make staying so easy they want to stay.

Sure, the whole thing would be expensive, but you'd have a much better chance of containing your secrets. And chances are, buying their loyalty would go a long way to helping and keep the security more velvet glove than rubber glove.

The current thing with all the contractors is a mess and it's a miracle that actual government employees have any loyalty at all.

Comment Re:I work in the industry (Score 1) 192

Since the Tivo was released back in the last century, there is NOTHING I view as linear. This includes "live TV". The great beauty of a recording is that you can skip through it and ignore the fluff. This includes commercials. This includes commentary. This includes tedious aspects of some sports.

I even know someone of the older generation that specifically likes to watch his baseball games like this now.

It's GREAT to start a "live" event far enough long that you will never catch up to the commercials.

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