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Comment Re: Positive (Score 0) 316

Not according to the history I have read about Rockefeller and Standard Oil. There are government-regulated monopolies, for sure, such as the old telephone company or utilities companies. But monopolies such as Standard Oil occur through aggressive business practices.

Maybe you've been reading some biased history. Here is a detailed and well-sourced document that counters the "big-government-is-needed-to-solve-every-problem" standard view that you've always read.

Comment Re:Guilty (Score -1, Redundant) 356

There is no wage gap.

Economists have debunked this time and again.

Well considering the extra money that women get for harassment lawsuits, alimony and child support, pensions and property tax breaks when their military or first responder husbands are killed, free drinks and dinners while out and on dates, and other miscellaneous perks and giveaways, I'd say women are still FAR ahead even if they are making less for specific jobs.

That doesn't even take into account that women are now earning far more college degrees, and at an accelerated rate.

Comment Re:Guilty (Score 2, Insightful) 356

There is no wage gap.

Economists have debunked this time and again.

Well considering the extra money that women get for harassment lawsuits, alimony and child support, pensions and property tax breaks when their military or first responder husbands are killed, free drinks and dinners while out and on dates, and other miscellaneous perks and giveaways, I'd say women are still FAR ahead even if they are making less for specific jobs.

That doesn't even take into account that women are now earning far more college degrees, and at an accelerated rate.

Comment Re:Scientific Reports (Score -1, Troll) 369

“I have documents showing that the CIA invented the whole thing,” claims Edward Snowden. “Global Warming was invented to both scare people, and divert their attention from other human-made dangers like nuclear weapons. The CIA gave millions of dollars to any scientist who would confirm the theory, so many unscrupulous scientists did what they were told in order to get the money. Now, there is so much fake data to confirm that Global Warming “exists”, that they actually convinced everyone that it was real.”

Comment Re:I like the quotes (Score 0) 369

I mean, even if you're trying to play scare quotes, putting quotes around "multiple"? Really?

Because there were only 2, but Mann said it was "multiple". 2 is a multiple, isn't it?

Cuccinelli asked to see the measurements, but when he asked Mann just said "sue me". UVA students held a midnight vigil to honor the vaginally scanned.

Comment Re: This is extortion (Score 1) 228

Has any software vendor of note tried to sue people for public disclosure of security flaws? If so, what was the outcome?

I struggle to see a good-faith reason for WikiLeaks to require agreement to any terms before they tell vendors about these flaws. It gives the impression that they want the bugs to stay open and/or have a political stick to beat the vendors with.

They've done worse than that. They've had the prosecuted as criminals.

Comment Re:Leery (Score 1) 32

I'd be real leery of this, Google has demonstrated a history of abandoning and closing-down projects that people have come to depend upon. If this really does appeal then the developer and the users need to keep in mind that the floor could be yanked out from under them at any time with very little in the way of notice.

And they've inspired Microsoft to do the same! Azure, Office 365, Intune, all promoting services that get dropped and moving targets on how you should configure stuff. "Hey, you don't need backoffice servers, run all your management tools right here on the cloud!" ... 6 months later ... "Hey, we're discontinuing this service. Try something else!"

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