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by idonno
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 275134

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I am not entirely sure the specifics of how the tech works but it is my understanding that the static nature of pages is how eink displays achieve such low energy consumption. Anyways, as you said, once you made this change, people will do something else. I find it highly unlikely that a surface lev...
by idonno
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 275134

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The company also says it has the same security standards that banks use in their online services to protect from hacking. This is how you blatantly lie to people without telling a single falsehood. They want it to sound like it is a safe as your money in the bank but banks protect the actual money ...
by idonno
Tue May 22, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judea Pearl's Critism of Machine Learning
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Judea Pearl's Critism of Machine Learning

It seems dubious to me that human brains are just running curve fitting algorithms. We require far less input than that should take and the massive biases in the data our minds decide to store makes it unlikely curve fitting would provide an accurate predictive model.
by idonno
Mon May 14, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'd say this shows we can't figure out how to solve police violence until we can also solve violence on police. Maybe we should have them all wear always on bodycams so that we can start gathering data that can be used with AI in the future to help warn them of danger. If we wait for the AI tech to...
by idonno
Wed May 02, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Personally I think we should be abandoning incorporation entirely and running businesses as (privately managed, not state controlled) workers (and possibly customers) cooperatives, but then I'm a filthy socialist (who'd love to be an anarcho-communist if I could ever convince myself it would work i...
by idonno
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/former-asio-specialist-paul-gibbons-sues-police/9686588 Beaten and arrested for not showing due deference Here is an idea. Why don't they at least enforce the law when the infraction is blatantly obvious on actual security camera footage and charge the officer ...
by idonno
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

CorruptUser wrote:Dont worry, bantler, this one wasnt wearing anything threatening, or at all for that matter.

With no cloths on, he might have had a dark vaguely gun shaped object pointed at them though.
by idonno
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Dude, you can't honestly expect a guy to not be nervous around folks who purposely intend to look menacing. Given the general lack of concern of the other customers in there, I think I can very much honestly expect a guy to not be nervous around these men which means either the answer is yes or the...
by idonno
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3825
Views: 490102

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Hell, even if you were being "legit" <insert hysterical laughter here> you only need one sample, (If I understand the homeopathy farglebargle anyway) it doesn't matter if the sample has chemically been diluted to the point the last virus cell in it was siphoned off, the "physical mem...
by idonno
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

And of course it's possible for the police to just decline to prosecute even though the victim would really like them to, as happened when I was assaulted by some teenagers in a park once and the police response was "we'll talk to their coaches about it". Well the police can decline to ar...
by idonno
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 6758

Re: Census Dickery

Adding the question isn't a means of corrupting the data. They're not going to burn every census that doesn't claim citizenship. They're just asking the question. They are going to know how many people live there(even for the undercounting, they do have an idea of how much undercounting happens, so...
by idonno
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3825
Views: 490102

Re: The Darker Side of the News

elasto wrote:I think there needs to be some punishment for voter fraud but, damn, the US has such a hard-on for long prison sentences. What does an eight year sentence achieve that, say, a three month sentence wouldn't?
About 7.75 years of profiting off the person.
by idonno
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3825
Views: 490102

Re: The Darker Side of the News

She was sentenced a year ago to eight years in prison, and to be deported afterwards. I think there needs to be some punishment for voter fraud but, damn, the US has such a hard-on for long prison sentences. What does an eight year sentence achieve that, say, a three month sentence wouldn't?[/quote...
by idonno
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

Sigh. Have we had the argument about whataboutism? Frankly, Obama doesn't matter any more. I'd be happy not to compare Trump to Obama. When someone complains about something Trump has done, I'd be happy not to mention how Obama did something similar, did the exact same, or did something worse. The ...
by idonno
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

And I know the supply chains don't impact the results of this decision; They might if corporate structures can be rebuilt to work around the tariff. I am no expert on how tariffs work but if the clothing never enters the U. S. and is ostensibly manufactured and distributed by a non U. S. company, I...
by idonno
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 12592

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

bantler wrote:Comcast Bids 31 Billion for Sky.

There are so many potentially great headlines involving the purchase of Sky.
by idonno
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hope Hicks, domestic violence, Russia, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Hope Hicks, domestic violence, Russia, etc.

sardia wrote:Hope Hicks is one of the many many Trump staffers who all get the max salary in DC, 179,000 dollars.

To be fair, having to put up with Trump's tweeting when tasked with managing Whitehorse communications probably deserves that salary.
by idonno
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hope Hicks, domestic violence, Russia, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Hope Hicks, domestic violence, Russia, etc.

I'm pretty sure that any White House communications director that can't avoid admitting to telling lies when questioned should be fired for incompetence.
by idonno
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

The whole defense against tyranny argument seems really odd to me, I support it in principle, but focusing it so heavily on the ownership of small arms seems to me a curiously ineffective way of actually mounting such a defense in the modern world. I suspect that it's more to do with gun ownership ...
by idonno
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

School shootings are major tragedies where they happen but they cause a trivially low deaths count per year. It would take a negligible rate of accidents from teachers' guns to overcome any possible good this could do. That works directions, doesn't it? Gun control advocates want to take away Edgar...
by idonno
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

School shootings are major tragedies where they happen but they cause a trivially low deaths count per year. It would take a negligible rate of accidents from teachers' guns to overcome any possible good this could do.
by idonno
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

Those kids need help regardless of whether or not they might one day shoot up a school or whatever. They don't need to be 'monitored' by authorities, or locked up or anything, they need to see a counselor, a therapist or a psychiatrist/psychologist. edit: it'd probably also be good if more people w...
by idonno
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5993
Views: 434200

Re: Trump presidency

To get back on topic, Trump Says Classmates Knew Florida Shooting Suspect 'Was a Big Problem' and Should Have Reported Him Trump says: “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big p...
by idonno
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3825
Views: 490102

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sableagle wrote:
idonno wrote:FYI, you can modify chrome ...
... so that Google don't know all about every website I visit and all my passwords?

I have't tested it on iron browser but there is a good chance it works there as well
by idonno
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3825
Views: 490102

Re: The Darker Side of the News

We must be careful going back in history like that. If we go all the way back to the first Caliphate just to include Thermopylae ... I must say that this seems like an odd counter to a list including And the ongoing slow genocide of the Kurds, or should I say "mountain turks"? Auto-playin...
by idonno
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I was asking for a study or report that showed that people reluctant to gather information were found of wrong doing once the information was gathered. In other words, how often does an investigation lead to the discovery of criminal action? In general, I am saying that generalizations based on lim...
by idonno
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'd like to point out that in general, with government entities, if there is a lack of statistical data to analyze issues and there are entities resisting the gathering of this data, it is pretty fair to assume that those resisting are trying to obfuscate issues that this data could be used to clar...
by idonno
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Imagine their surprise when they figure out they'll have to tax each other to do it. They don't have to tax each other. They are building a libertarian paradise. Everything can be privately owned and paid for via free market transactions. This will be much more efficient than taxation. I don't see ...
by idonno
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

...underlying "blacks are guilty" racism and not a "blacks are a greater threat" racism. Are those really different problems? I think so. If it is the former, policies and training designed to equalize interaction rates fixes the shooting differential as well. If it is the latte...
by idonno
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/technology/cryptocurrency-puerto-rico.html Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, are heading en masse to Puerto Rico this winter. They are selling their homes and cars in California and establishing residency on the Caribb...
by idonno
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Mostly what the statistics quoted above show, is that we have an embarrassing lack of statistics that help us reach any useful conclusions. Mostly what the statistics support is cherry picking. Cherry pick one set and you can prove racism, "So there;" cherry pick them another way and you ...
by idonno
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What is red and blue and you see it in the sky?
Replies: 9
Views: 2153

Re: What is red and blue and you see it in the sky?

I learned about the phases on the moon in school. Penumbra is like the moon's shadow, new moon, full moon, harvest moon... now we got: Super moons? Blue moons? The moon is an ever changing teen girl with her outfits and makeups and I can't keep up with her anymore. :( The moon is running circles ar...
by idonno
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 35172

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Pretty much anyone in Britain today that had anything to do with the British Empire is responsibile for its demise not its creation.

Sableagle wrote:"He should get a knighthood."

New sentencing option. You are either about to get knighted or have your head chopped off. Are you feeling lucky.
by idonno
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Also worth noting is that in Africa right now peer to peer payments have really taken off. Rather like they are leapfrogging laying cables and going straight to mobile for internet access, so they are leapfrogging bricks and mortar branches and going straight to app based finances. Right now such a...
by idonno
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I don't know much about bitcoin, but refugees would have to convert cash to bitcoin in their native environment before they could run, and whatever bitcoin might become at the moment, that could make the pain worse for refugees, not better. The transaction fees would eat them alive, wouldn't they? ...
by idonno
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It seems like all this computing power and effort could be used for something actually productive and beneficial to society. Exchange is productive and beneficial to society. Maybe something more can be done with it but as far as anyone has worked out yet you can't both secure the currency and do s...
by idonno
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

The group in charge of Bitcoin publishes several math problems with known answers and the first computer to submit the correct answer is given a Bitcoin. If you use your processing power to solve something and turn it in too late, then there is no return on the money you spent for the electricity u...
by idonno
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 33682

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

In my turn I deeply disagree with statements recently issued such as this: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations...If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that i...
by idonno
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Sounds like we need some FOIA type rules for police departments that they must comply with in order to receive any federal funding
by idonno
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Exactly. His piece is just an opinion piece and I don't agree. Matter of personal taste. And I was trying to be wryly funny and I see it fell flat. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure the primary issue with refrigerating chocolate is caused by condensation. If you seal it in a zip lock bag with as...

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