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Comment How would they get that exactly? (Score 1) 141

The health data the Watch collects is sent only to the users phone. From there other apps can request access to parts of it, but the user has to explicitly grant permission to allow it - and they would first have to install an app that could even ask...

So tell me again how it's a data collection initiative when there are so few ways to collect the data it collects?

Maybe, just maybe, some of the fitness tracking stuff the Apple watch does is useful enough to people that it encourages healthier living. Maybe, just maybe, being told to stand every hour and stretch has long term benefits.

But no, lets discount all of that and go for the Slashdot Paranoid Delusion #75757, Standard Evil Corporate Overlord wants to know my average run pace.

Comment Better to dream big than not at all (Score 3, Insightful) 483

If you're going to Mars at all anyway messing around with just a few people means certain death for all. With enough people you have redundancy in skill and ability, a lot of pure manual labor on tap if required, and lots more of a drive to make the community continue. In think the timeframe is pretty realistic to be honest and the goal not very out of reach. Think of where we were technologically forty years ago, across many fields of science...

Comment Re:Whole thing, not "at all" (Score 1) 233

No I'm trying to explain an observed effect, far more thinking than you have ever done in your miserable life.

I don't care really care either way which of the two goober was the slightly less goobery one, I'm approaching this as a strategic issue.

I hope that increases you post count enough you get that bonus from the Hilary campaign! The money came from Wells Fargo bilking customers, but whatever. I'll not respond further since you are an even larger goober than the pair of the candidates combined.

Comment Whole thing, not "at all" (Score 3, Informative) 233

You're going to lose that wager. Early Neilson ratings are showing the debate broke the all-time record for viewers.

Yes, that's people who "tuned in" - that is watched it at all. I agree that was very high.

I'm saying a lot of people "tuned out" after the first half hour or so, I saw a ton of people on social media saying exactly that. They got tired after a while, both voices are irritating. Even if they didn't turn it off, they were not really watching with full attention after that point. The Neilson ratings say anything about that.

Hillary may technically have "won on points" but if you read the link I posted (not from a conservative source either) it shows Trump actually won massively among watchers. So the only way that happened is if people were not paying attention later in the debate.

Comment Trump won according to polls, here's why (Score 4, Insightful) 233

Trump was better earlier, then it evened out and at times Hillary was better.

I would have called it a rough tie. But the important thing to remember is - how many people watched the whole thing? I would wager not a lot. So Trump doing better earlier probably means he won with the general populace...

This is borne out by polls taken immediately after showing that Trump actually won the debate, by a pretty large margin.

The CNN poll being an outlier is just an illustration of how the media is rigged strongly in favor of Hillary. I was going to vote for Johnson but I think an important part of this election is to consider just who the press will actually watch closely and call out anything wrong - they are going to do that constantly with Trump, and very little to not at all with Clinton. A representative democracy needs a functioning press and the unfortunate reality of the times is that the press is so Democratic, you have to have a Republican president if you want issues widely discussed in the news. You heard about war protests all the time under Bush, not at all under Obama despite drone strikes on civilians that would have had the press howling under Bush.

Comment Re:"Shitposting" is fraud, not speech (Score 1) 637

Just like people have the free speech rights to use racial epithets, but are expected to politely refrain from doing so. Yes. There are a lot of things like that, where people can choose to do evil. When they aren't evil people, we expect them not to do that.

Do you want to live in a society where everyone goes ahead and does every evil thing they think they can get away with? Because I'd rather live in a society where we try to be good to each other instead.

Comment Re:"Shitposting" is fraud, not speech (Score 1) 637

You offer several examples. None of them are "fire a specific employee who has bad politics or I won't do business with you". It's obvious why you want to change the subject from blacklisting Palmer Luckey to something a little more defensible. But we don't need to decide every question. Today's question is whether blacklisting a person from employment for bad politics is wrong. History and conscience should tell us it's wrong. The fact that people like you won't go on record specifically supporting and endorsing it should tell us it's wrong.

Since it's wrong, let's not do it.

Comment Re:Blacklisting again (Score 1) 637

I'm not going to lawyer it for you. "I oppose blacklisting people from employment because of bad politics. I support people being able to engage in their chosen political speech without their (unrelated, non-political) employment being threatened."

Can you make a similar statement? It doesn't seem like you can, because it doesn't seem like you oppose blacklisting.

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