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Comment Re:Why is this news? Obama has the power now... (Score 2) 547

"Well, we're all about to see your assumptions and your faith tested. And I predict a continued rise in income inequality, with some various uglinesses on the side. If that happens, what will your reaction be?"

To double down and vote for him again in 2020, because next time it will be different!

Comment Re:"Make American Great (for a few) again!" (Score 1) 191

It wont be anti-globalism because anti-globalism is inherently anti-corporatism. Anti-globalism would hurt Trump's own businesses and whilst he may have claimed to have stepped back from them (for at least 4 years) he'll still want his family to be getting rich off them.

I suspect you'll see targetted protectionism however claimed as anti-globalism - i.e. "We're placing sanctions on the Chinese because we're anti-global" when in fact those sanctions will just be targetted protectionism against say China's financial services organisations with the goal of making Goldman Sachs and such wealthier whilst still expecting to trade with China normally in other ways (i.e. buying cheaply manufactured shit from them).

Comment Re:Of Course (Score 1) 434

It really only takes a few seconds to view any number of fact checkers that highlight precisely why you're wrong, and that can evidence any number of right wing falsehoods being peddled. There is no conspiracy, just malace and a will to push political ideas through lies, because people just don't like what you're selling when you try and sell it based on the facts of your argument.

The fact you didn't do that, and spent longer writing a response is precisely why you'll always be stuck in your ignorant echo chamber, unable to accept even the most moderate of arguments, bound to extremism through your wilful ignorance.

You no doubt hate people passionately like those in ISIS, and yet there you are, a victim to the exact same kind of brainwashing from the other side of the fence. If only you saw the irony of your position, yet doing so would conversely mean you were smart enough to just not be in that position in the first place. If you want to know how anyone ends up in an organisation as sick as ISIS, then you only have to look at the fact your first response was to try and attack me back, rather than to actually do even the simplest bit of research into right wing lies.

Call me a troll or shill or whatever all you will, it wont change the fact you're wrong. Unfortunately for you, reality denial doesn't actually change reality.

Comment Re:Calculated values can always be hacked. (Score 1) 204

Normally most businesses are too lazy to go that far. If you abuse the system too much you will probably get caught. However minor tweaks. Such as closing the ticket then follow up, and complete the job. You probably will not get noticed.

Comment Re:Don't give him ideas (Score 0) 547

Well I would quit about all this doom and gloom. Trump is set to be a horrible administration, and I am still POed at all those people who got hooked on Clinton's Emails (After he look to hire someone who leaked information to a journalist he was sleeping with)

But I besides his big mouth I doubt he is going to use the American Alert system as his personal toy. He has so many more ways to address people then abusing the alert system.

Comment Calculated values can always be hacked. (Score 2) 204

I am sure for all of you who work in an organization with some sort of performance monitoring method can tell. It is rather easy to hack the system. Where people are paying more attention to beating the numbers then actually trying to achieve the goals these metrics are meant to measure.
Lines of code: short lines, with blank comments and a lot of extra line breaks.
Time to close ticket: Get a ticket do the most basic fix and close it without verification.
Time to respond to a call. Pick up the phone then hang up.

Metrics can be hacked so people are working on the metrics. Causing the system to break down.

Comment Re:Good for bad internet connection (Score 3, Interesting) 105

It isn't about not having internet connection but expensive internet connection. Cell Data is still wicked expensive, and access to free or cheap Wi-Fi is easy to find, but isn't always available.

The point on a mobile device is rather easy to see.
If you are at home you will have a network connection. While if you are traveling you may not have one. And if it on a PC it is way to easy to pirate the movie. If there is wide pirating of netflix movies then studios will drop netflix like a brick and they will not have any good content.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 2) 552

There had been many bad arguments for most things, with saying illegal item is safer than legal item so illegal item should be legal.

Too much of anything is bad for you. How much is too much varies on what it is. Is the Reward for smoking pop, worth the risk of its side effects should be the real debate.
Not people saying it is going to kill you or it is perfectly safe.

Comment Re: unlikely (Score 1) 235

Those are basically the same conditions we dive in in the UK, through the summer months you'd be fine in a semi-dry suit which can be picked up quite cheaply. The other option that will suit year round is a dry suit, which are much more expensive, but can be hired pretty cheaply.

For a typical dive you'll still feel far warmer than you would on a winters day, so it's really not too bad, though I agree it's hardly the same as diving along the equator.

Comment Re:Hey, just drive Lyft!!! (Score 4, Informative) 304

Uber and Air B&B really had turned into something different than their initial business.
These were for people who wanted to do some Parttime work. Rent out their home when they are away. Drive additional people when commuting to work. The the Recession hit, and this became more of a source of income, vs just getting extra spending changes. It didn't help with these companies changing their buisness structure to compete against Hotels and Taxis.

Comment Re:eating less (Score 5, Interesting) 253

Most of the this is simple crap is done by fat shamers who want to feel like they are a better person due to the lack of excess fat.
I have lost 50lbs and kept it off for over 3 years myself but it is hard, very hard to do. It was akin to getting my masters degree while working full time hard.
If you eat less you feel more hungry then when you get some food you will over eat.
When you start to exercise you get sore and hungry making you want to just sit and eat.
If you substitute your diet you are often not getting the nutrients you need causing you to feel out of sorts.
It isn't will power to not eat from the candy bowl, but to fight your most primal instinct for a long period. It takes a lot of hard work planning to do it. Any small factor could derail you at any time catching an illness, changing jobs, birth or death in the family.
Diet science has been pathetic because so much of us fall on the simple plan. With Diet food companies sell their plastic food as diet, where they are designed to fit this simple plan and cause us to fail.

Comment Re:Simple question on the science (Score 3, Interesting) 235

You're partly right - the answer really varies as different reefs are affected in different ways, but fundamentally global warming can exacerbate effects such as El Nino/La Nina, so that your 3c increase may become 5c for a time. The issue is that these ecosystems are fragile and it only takes small changes to do immense damage. It's not that nature can't adapt to temperature fluctuations and such, it's that it can't adapt at the rate of change we're forcing on it. In terms of global warming in general consider the Polar Bear, normally climate would change over thousands of years and Polar Bears would become more brown, have less insular fur and move south and become more like grizzlies, but we're forcing change to their environment in decades, that's just not long enough for enough generations to be selected for brown fur - you just aren't going to go from white fur to brown fur (and possibly lose some insulating features) and adapt in that kind of compressed time frame, which is why they're at risk.

For what it's worth there are reefs that don't seem particularly affected at all by the temperature change, the Great Barrier Reef seems to be one of the most especially fragile ones, and coupled with it's immense size this makes it stand out. See my other post elsewhere on this topic where I point out that the Red Sea reefs are currently at their most vibrant they've been in a long, long time regardless of temperature change, simply because of the reduction in tourism to Egypt. In contrast, much of the Great Barrier Reef is already protected from humans, yet is still suffering. This should really highlight how different reefs are affected in different ways, that they can recover, but recovery needs different things in different reefs - lack of human presence is doing wonders in Egypt's Red Sea, but it's doing nothing for the Great Barrier Reef, my suspicion being that the Great Barrier Reef suffers far more greatly from the changes in a body as large as the Pacific than the far better protected Red Sea does where humans are by far the largest problem.

Climate change isn't an inherent problem in itself, man-made or natural, you're right, it happens. The problem is the rate of climate change that's occuring right now, that's the real issue here, nature just doesn't have sufficient time to adapt right now which is why we're seeing events like this and why this period is often being called a mass extinction event period.

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