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Comment Why shouldn't they appear more liberal? (Score 1) 416

Young people are scientifically proven to be more liberal than old people. I can almost guarantee you that there aren't tons of old people using twitter. So based on the age range that is using twitter, then twitter should appear to be more liberal than conservative. A quick google shows the biggest average age group at 25 - 34. If you actually limited that to people actually posting on Twitter, I would bet good money that it is the younger end of the spectrum that is actually using Twitter. Yeah, I'm on Twitter and I'm older. It's just installed on my phone and I hardly ever actually use it. "Old" conservatives I know hardly even know what Twitter is, much less how to use it. Kind of like me with Snapchat. I know exactly what it is. I have never used it.

Comment Re:More info needed (Score 3, Interesting) 163 tried this with audio CDs. Aerio also tried it, in a slightly different way. They will lose this in court. had a ton of lawyers go over their plan and said it was legal. When they lost everything in court, ended up suing the law firm that told them it would hold up in court. I never heard the outcome of that lawsuit. These things that are sort of legal for you to do, they don't hold up when a third party tries to make a business out of them. Not going to work.

Comment Re:MAD - and some of you will be (Score 1) 1066

You can't use logic or reason here. We are in the Great Dumbing Down period. You are going up against people who think they are geniuses. I tried to pull this exact same argument with a super smart fellow yesterday. This guy is so smart, he only reads things that tell him EXACTLY what he wants to hear. So free market forces or improving our trade imbalance be damned, it's all political. You can't go against 10,000 hours of Alex Jones with something sensible, here.

Comment So what if kids use an Android phone? (Score 1) 49

What if kids use an Android phone and now you *can't* turn off tracking? Can Google be sued? Google is passing location info to apps, so that is "online." And I would say this is partly offline tracking as well, and much more sinister than simply tracking kids in order to serve them adds. This is your child's physical location.

Comment One of five big industries (Score 5, Informative) 416

Big Pharma is only one of five industries spending big money to keep it illegal. The rest are aggravating, too. Private prisons, prison guard unions, and actual law enforcement are also involved. Law enforcement should just enforce the laws, in my opinion. They should not be involved in lobbying for or against them, though.

Comment Wrong race (Score 0) 171

If we really wanted to make the world a better place and invoke the space race analogy, then the race should be about getting us off fossil fuels. Better energy storage technology, rapid charging, etc. Anything that gets us off oil as quickly as possible. Look at the misery the Middle East has caused the world, and it's all over oil.

Comment Re:The real reason? (Score 2) 381

The types of foods you eat make a difference as well. Calories aren't just calories. Insulin tells your body to store extra calories as fat, so foods that spike insulin levels help make you fat. Well, guess what foods overweight people love to eat? Carbs, and piles of them. Guess what carbs do. They spike your insulin levels. Get a copy of a book called Why We Get Fat. Excellent book.

This is being written by someone that just dropped between 85 and 100 pounds and I've kept it off for going on a couple of years now. I devised some simple rules and eat a reasonable amount of healthy foods. One of my rules is, watch what fat people eat ... and don't eat that . You would be surprised how well that one simple rule works. :) The other thing I did was give up 1 to 2 sitcoms a day and get off my ass and exercise. Yes, I'm a database admin at work, so guess what I did a lot of. Sitting. I can do a 5K and smoke people half my age or more now. Three - Four years ago, I could hardly walk.

Submission + - How to Hack an Election (

transporter_ii writes: For eight years, Sepúlveda, now 31, says he traveled the continent rigging major political campaigns. With a budget of $600,000, the Peña Nieto job was by far his most complex. He led a team of hackers that stole campaign strategies, manipulated social media to create false waves of enthusiasm and derision, and installed spyware in opposition offices, all to help Peña Nieto, a right-of-center candidate, eke out a victory. ... Money was no problem. At one point, Sepúlveda spent $50,000 on high-end Russian software that made quick work of tapping Apple, BlackBerry, and Android phones. He also splurged on the very best fake Twitter profiles; they’d been maintained for at least a year, giving them a patina of believability.

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