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Comment Re:People have to learn how to think critically (Score 1) 444

P.T. Barnum's maxim exists because people do not think critically. Never have, never will. A person may think critically. But people do not. And that is where the danger to society lies.

A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. -- Agent K; Men in Black

Comment Your Math Makes No Sense (Score 1) 167

Each month (30 days) has 43200 minutes (30 * 24 * 60), and each song is about 4 minutes long, give or take. I could only listen to about 10,000 songs if that's all I did 24/7. But, you know, I sleep, I talk to people, I read, I work. So my music listening accounts for a much smaller part of my day. Maybe 4 hours worth (but in reality, much less because I tend to spend more time listening to podcasts). So I listen to 10-15 songs a day. I'm not a teenager, but even a teenager has to turn the music off at school.

So, yeah, math...

Comment Re:old school (Score 2) 615

To be fair, no properly designed modem will respond to AT commands send via the phone side of the modem. This would only happen when there was an actual IRC server behind a modem (which would receive and then re-transmit the sequence). More often than not, we'd use this to try to trick some newbie into sending this sequence themselves.

Comment Marketplace and NPR News (Score 3, Insightful) 268

The two I listen to most are Marketplace and NPR News. Following that: Science Friday; Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me; BBC News; Planet Money. I've been listening to some of these podcasts for 6 or more years now. I'm also subscribed to a bunch of Youtube channels. My favorite at the moment is EEVblog.

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