No, what you're saying is that people with no expertise in a field feel that they have an ability to critique a rather specialized field they have no expertise in.
It's a fallacious appeal to authority, full stop.
You are claiming authority without evidence when you argue, but when they argue under the same circumstances, you claim fallacy.
You are engaging in a variant of the false equivalence fallacy called the false inequivallence fallacy.
You right, because you're right, and they're wrong, because they disagree with you, even though you are not an acknowledged expert, nor are you citing sources who are acknowledged experts. Full stop.
"exempting services like DirecTV Now from data caps saves customers money"
Cool. Netflix is a a service like DirecTV Now. I assume you will be exempting it from data caps to save customers money as well...
If you're paying less than $20/mo for a VPS, you're shafted.
I'm paying less than $20 per quarter (actual rate is €15.12 IIRC) for Gentoo running on Xen. emerge -auND --with-bdeps=y --backtrack=100 @world works the same on it as it does on my desktop at home.
So what you're saying is that a lot of people who have no expertise in a given field believe that they're unrelated qualifications make them an expert.
No, what I'm saying is that their ability to think critically qualifies them generally to make judgements as to whether *your* qualifiecations in unrelated fields make *you* an expert.
And you have been found wanting.
It's a cyberattack on the UK
The computers in question were obviously part of the Avalanche Botnet.
Well, that all depends on what the rest of the world was doing. The US doesn't exist in a vacuum. If things get only a little bit worse in the US, but much worse in the global economy, then the president has done a good job.
That's not actually true, if the rest of the world's economy is an amplified following function of the U.S. economy. Which it is, since the U.S. dollar is the defacto world reserve currency. Yes, there are other reserve currencies, but as long as the vast majority of oil exchanges are denominated in U.S. dollars, it's the only commodity backed currency. That makes it the benchmark.
I can speak to any story on AGW, where every pseudo-skeptic poster shows up en masse to attack climatologists, so yes, the Libertarians and Conservatives here are a significant fraction of the posters.
I'm pretty sure half the problems are:
* so many of the people on slashdot are STEM educated, and realize correlation is not causation, which damages the narrative
* the people speaking in favor of GW tend not to be accredited climatologists with PhDs
* the people speaking in favor of GW portray it as having solely AGW origins, rather than humans as a contributing factor
* presuming (as I do) that GW is real, but not solely attributable to AGW, no one is willing to give a percentage breakdown on cause
It doesn't help that there is a strong following of conspiracy theories on slashdot, and the disclosure of the emails talking about investigators specifically squelching debate reeks of conspiracy.
It doesn't help that the GW == (AGW & GW) proponents tend to be rabidly antinuclear, and can't solve some of the basic technical problems -- most of which, BTW, could be resolved by placing the panels in orbit, rather than on rooftops.
It doesn't help that a lot of us think "So what? We'll just science the shit out of it".
You don't really have to be a libertarian or a conservative or a "pseudo-skeptic" (whatever the hell that is) to jump down the throat of an AGW proponent who's not an accredited climatologist. In fact, in this forum, it's kind of considered your civic duty, like serving on a jury, or going out to vote.
*Ahem*! They prefer to be called "cartographers".
Sadly, this is the end for them...
Now when the National Assembly of South Korea deadlocks on some vote, they will have nothing to flip to resolve the deadlock. Maybe someone will bring a "Pass the Pigs" game...
Quick! Someone call the Vulcan Science Academy!
Why doesn't facebook hire a couple of hundred people to do this job?
Because they are LIVE video streams.
I'm surprised no one has stated the obvious:
This is why they've banned Prisma. If you use a Prisma filter and shoot an offensive video to upload to Facebook, the AI will likely be unable to flag the content as offensive. Humans, of course, will continue to find it offensive.
A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce