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Comment Undeserving. (Score 2, Insightful) 150

Considering that the US legislature has done everything they can to impede progress in space exploration, I don't think they deserve any say about the future of space exploration. China isn't great but at least they are investing in science instead of sticking their heads in the sand and saying global warming is a hoax.

Comment Paradoxical. (Score 4, Insightful) 49

the investigation raises questions about why the companies have so far kept silence and whether [...] it triggers an obligation to tell investors about what happened.

The problem is that disclosure is paradoxical.

1) Scammed corporations need to tell their stockholders because if the information is found out, it could negatively affect the value of the stock therefore it's in the interest of the stockholders to be told.
2) By covering it up, corporations prevent the stock from dropping and thus maintaining the value of the stock which is in the interest of the stockholders therefore the information should be withheld from stockholders.

Until a legislative imperative resolves this paradox, corporations will take the path that aligns with their own interests.

Comment One-sided article. (Score 5, Interesting) 76

I feel like there is some information missing from this claim, particularly, the rationale for which NASA HQ decided to continue the contract. NASA isn't known for making illogical decisions, so it stands to reason that there is a logical explanation that is missing from this article.

Comment No. (Score 1) 107

one recent study titled "Products as pals" finds that exposure to or interaction with anthropomorphic products -- which have characteristics of being alive -- partially satisfy our social needs, which means the human-like robots of tomorrow could kill our dwindling urge to be around other humans.

We all might be alone but we won't be lonely. ;)

Comment Re:We need enforced standards (Score 1) 88

The public needs to decide just how much privacy they're willing to sacrifice in the name of security, and get their legislative representatives to give that decision the force of law... or the cops will take all their privacy without even blinking.

I believe the UK has already lost this battle.

Comment This could get interesting. (Score 3, Informative) 196

I foresee all types of possibilities for abuse here beyond the obvious "pay the toll" bullshit. I can honestly see the real possibility of some ISPs slowing some political sites down to the point where they timeout in an attempt to prevent someone from donating money to a cause they don't like.

Frankly, I would love to see them start collecting from the biggest social media sites lest they be heavily slowed because people need to stop using that shit.

Comment Then don't use it! (Score 1) 133

Ok, Windows users, the rest of us have been telling you how Windows is a nightmare on many levels for years, nay, decades. If you are shocked about anything Windows 10 does, you have been ignoring the people around you ergo you only have yourself to blame at this point. Stop making excuses and make a clean break from Windows forever.

Comment weasel words (Score 1) 280

Uber declined to comment on the legal dispute and said Thomas never complained to the company of extreme stress or racial discrimination.

Why do I get the feeling that he complained about being "really stressed" but technically not "extreme stress"? Oh yeah, it's because Uber is a bunch of shysters that would gladly stab you in the back and sell your children into slavery if they knew they could get away with it.

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