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Comment Re:Sad to see Trump... (Score 1) 381

Thanks, I confused 4 week moving average there glancing over the document. We should be looking at both layoffs and newly created jobs to know if there's a net gain or loss. I'm pointing out the scale involved. Carrier's 1,000 is nothing. It's impossible for him to strike a 50,000 job deal every month. Even if he did it's not going to be the leading force.

Like trying to fill up a swimming pool with a Solo party cup and patting yourself on the back when it rains.

Comment Re:Sad to see Trump... (Score 1, Flamebait) 381

Lets say Trump makes this and another equivalent deal creating 100,000 jobs. Claims for first-time unemployment benefits are around 250,000* monthly. How much time a month should our president dedicating to deal-making with private industry and at what cost to tax payers?


Comment Re:Next up dead (Score 1) 399

I enjoyed Tron in 3d. Properly, in my opinion, is subtle and doesn't stand out as 'was made for 3d with stuff constantly flying at the audience' when watching it in 2d.

With the death of 3d television sets, i can't see why the cinema wouldn't follow. It probably doesn't make sense from a business perspective to film a 3d movie just for the cinematic release. Cinemas won't install the hardware when so few movies are coming out in 3d.

Comment Re:How's that different from open source software? (Score 1) 114

The difference is that we have the opportunity to review free/open software to verify its functionality and that it is working only in our interests.

Should we trust open software? No, but we don't have to trust it. We can verify for ourselves, or pay someone qualified to do it.

Should we trust closed software? Probably not, but what choice do we have.

Comment Build automation relies on batch files from 1992 (Score 1) 202

1. Much of the automated system that builds and tests Windows itself is a collection of many Cmd scripts that have been created over many years, without which we couldn't build Windows itself!

I knew it; their official build script starts with MS-DOS and a batch file kicks off layers of self compilation to cloud-heights and Windows 10!

Comment Re:You are insane (Score 1) 635

Claims for first-time unemployment benefits are around 250,000* monthly. How many calls a month should our president be making to private companies? I'm not familiar with the terms of whatever deal Trump made with Carrier and if it costs taxpayers money.

On the topic of making stuff up, someone has to be wrong and I don't know how the left and right can be living in such alternate realities. What about the current unemployment rate*? At 4.6% it's only 0.2% higher than the lowest it's been in 10 years; 3.8 was the lowest that's gone in 20 years. Is this number wrong or made up? Do you have more examples of what you feel is made up?


Submission + - Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity (

Jeff Socia writes: Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something — it falls. And the way physicists have described gravity has also been pretty consistent — it’s considered one of the four main forces or “interactions” of nature and how it works has been described by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity all the way back in 1915.

But Professor Erik Verlinde, an expert in string theory from the University of Amsterdam and the Delta Institute of Theoretical Physics, thinks that gravity is not a fundamental force of nature because it's not always there. Instead it’s “emergent” — coming into existence from changes in microscopic bits of information in the structure of spacetime.

Submission + - Protect Your Privacy During Difficult Times: A Hacker's Guide to Cyber-Safety (

Cyware writes: President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of encryption technology and interest in expanding government surveillance have technologists and civil libertarians deeply concerned. To protect digital privacy during turbulent times use the following tips: 1) Use apps and services which give “end-to-end encryption.” For private email, Tutanota and ProtonMail lead the pack. For phone calls and messaging the best apps on the market are WhatsApp and Signal. 2) To avoid being tracked while surfing the web, use browser extensions. Two recommended privacy browser extensions are uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger. 3) For the simplest approach to private web browsing, recommended VPN is Freedome by F-Secure. It’s only a few dollars a month, incredibly easy to use and works on computers and mobile devices.

Submission + - Trump chooses Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, to head the EPA (

Victor_0x53h writes: Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma and a sceptic of climate science, has been chosen by Donald Trump as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He is part of legal action waged by 28 states against the EPA to halt the Clean Power Plan, an effort by Barack Obama’s administration to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and has sided with Exxon Mobil in investigations by the attorneys general in Massachusetts and New York over claims that it misled investors by covering up its knowledge of climate change.

Comment Re:I'd like to thank the leader of said nation-sta (Score 1) 667

Since the election I've been fascinated with the idea that only 1/3 Americans have a great or fair amount of trust in the media* while at the same time an increasing number of people prefer news from a single-source or whatever they find on facebook.**

What leads so many people to say that investigative journalism is a sham? If there is no free media, how do we trust any news. I'm sure not able to read the thousands of Wikileaks e-mails and do the research necessary to determine what is pertenant.

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