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Comment Re:Fake news != Flawed news (Score 1) 406

The judge did not find in favor of the casino because they tricked the casino. The judge found in favor of the casino because NJ state law states that any game played with marked cards is null and void AND that these cards met the legal definition of marked cards.

That's a better argument. I still think it shouldn't be that way but that makes more sense than suggesting that they cheated because the Casino accepted their request.

Comment Re:Fake news != Flawed news (Score 5, Insightful) 406

The term "fake news" has been thrown about -- and misapplied -- far too freely of late.

Fake news is a deliberate fiction on the part of the writer, with an intent to deceive.

It is not the same as a news story reported in good faith, but with errors.

And BTW, it doesn't matter that it was the dealer who was rotating the cards, not the players. The players tricked the dealer into rotating them so as to change the odds of the game. You can't do that.

Actually you can it's quite common in the game for players to have superstitions like this. Rotating certain cards for some mystical/superstitious benefit. The players asked the Casino if they could use this special brand of cards and the Casino agreed. The players asked the Casino if they could rotate the cards and they agreed. The casino got played. They didn't trick anyone, the casino shouldn't have agreed to that brand of cards being used without verifying that they were symmetrical.

They assumed no one could tell the cards apart and that's on them.

Comment that's insane so insane it didn't make sense. (Score 1) 38

I was to stuck on this messed up heading

Waking up to your favorite music is always nice, but it becomes rather annoying when you can'' turn off said alarm.

It made no sense because it never even occurred to me that they were trying to say can't. I mean what kind of alarm can't you turn off? Day early or not you should always be able to turn off the alarm? Any how even once an alarm was constant to the point where I couldn't turn it off is the day I stop using that device forever.

In fact, the alarms are also going off a day early, meaning Saturday wake-up calls were playing this morning.

Like what does alarms going off a day early have to do with it? The problem isn't alarms going off early. The problem is alarms are going off and you can't stop them. THAT should have been the headline.

Comment Electricity isn't gas (Score 1) 304

One would never leave a car parked at a gas station right at the pump and the same rule applies with Superchargers

No this doesn't work BECAUSE it's not like filling up in a gas station. You don't hold the pump and fill up in under 3 minutes with a Tesla. You park the car and fill up while you're gone because it can take over 10 minutes to top up your electrical charge. What happens if you Christmas shop (or any other big shopping event or heck ANY event where you expect to be away from your car for hours) and you're at 80% do you risk topping up and over charging or do you just go without. What happens if you're at 60% or 50%. You're incentiveizing people to not bother to top up if they're going to get charged by the minute and they might be hours past due. When people start getting battery stranded what'll that do to the perception of electric cars then.

Comment They're magic regulations, also evil (Score 5, Insightful) 471

I mean, I could sit down and show you regulations that anybody would agree are ridiculous.

Classic Trumpism. What are these mythical regulations? Name something? give an example? Instead when a reporter wastes their time going over regulations they find the industry pretty on par and then Trump backpedals saying we over exaggerated what he meant and what he said was just a joke. Ugh we have to do FOUR YEARS of this nonsense? He can just say what he wants and no one's going to stop him?

Comment Re:Ummlady? Not helping. (Score 1) 9

So you're also insinuating that he is a rapist with that comment. What actual evidence do you have of that? This false claim? You and the rest of the liberals deserve everything you get.

why so sensitive bro. i didn't say arrest him for a rape I haven't proven. I said find the victims and insinuated you should prove the case. Take a chill pill. If the very insinuation gets you so riled up. How on earth are you surviving the numerous lies Trump has demonstrably said?

Comment Re:Donald Trump is evil (Score 1) 857

> The level of criminality is higher than the general public in part because the average legal immigrant and citizen has more options for income. and because an immigrant who starts trouble knows they will be kicked out of the country. That's not something a non-immigrant faces. I genuine and validated fear of being removed from the country where you work and potentially live.

Comment Re:Going by the data in the summary... (Score 2) 372

The problem with the abstinence argument is that it misses the point.

What is the safest way to cross the street? You can do it at a designated crosswalk and look both ways before crossing, but it isn't 100% safe. The safest way is to not cross the street. The problem with the not crossing option is that you don't end up on the other side.

In the same way the easiest way to cook dinner is to not cook dinner.

People arguing for abstinence appears to have jumped into the second part of the discussion. The first part was that people want to have sex. The second part was how to avoid having children while having sex. Abstinence doesn't address the first part and isn't a viable solution. Young people are going to have sex no matter how much you argue for abstinence. That is why the rate of teen pregnancies are the highest in areas where abstinence is preached the most.

I disagree with you for one reason. Abstinence != abstinence only. In generally I have no problem with teaching children about abstinence. The problem is that most people who want to teach about abstinence don't want to teach other methods. It's important to a large population here and like creationism I think it should be taught but I also think teaching it only requires about 25 minutes after which you need to spend the rest of your week on all the other options out there. Teaching kids about abstinence is ok for a school. Convincing them that abstinence is their only choice however isn't.

Comment Re:Going by the data in the summary... (Score 1) 372

All of the commercially-available (and female-targeted) contraceptives have at least 3-nines effectiveness, and the popular ones have 7-nines effectiveness.

Well, there's some BS. Absolutely no company makes claims of 99.99999% effectiveness of their product and there has never been a study large enough to provide that level of accuracy. There's plenty of real evidence that female birth control pills are more effective than this without you spewing ridiculous numbers.

That's kinda funny actually SEEING the number makes it wildly clear how made up it is whereas the way he had it written almost made it sound reasonable

Comment Re:Except (Score 1) 253

Depends on who is on the bill of sale. If I see "Amazon.com" on my credit card statement, Amazon sold it to me. In Craigslist case, CL is not selling anything through their site, they're just listing. E-Bay is a bidding site that also makes it clear who you are actually purchasing from but depending on how they handle the sales, E-Bay COULD be on the hook. Amazon will handle all sales for sellers including warehousing and shipping, Amazon is a store just as much as Wal-Mart is.

wait Amazon handles warehousing and shipping? How do I get THAT junk?

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 113

You can't call something AI if it pulls random text lines from a config file. Talk about an overhyped term. I presume the WordPress Hello Dolly plugin is AI too, right?

I agree but I presumed the AI would be pulling speech patterns from the AI. Responding as the person would have not necessarily restricted to the text input. Kinda like how Swype and other keyboards learn your texting habits.

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