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by Darryl
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

Caller ID can be spoofed; it's not exactly a secure system. You can also find an infected system that has a VOIP client and borrow their account. 911 doesn't use Caller ID, though. They use a more robust system, as evidenced by the fact that people, like a family friend who's a parole officer, who ...
by Darryl
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4472
Views: 661290

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The amount of news of rather stupefying detentions has certainly increased in the past years, but it's hard for me to tell if there's an actual change in policy or it's just the perception of it being reported more frequently. In any case, things seem to grow more surrealistically dystopian with al...
by Darryl
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4472
Views: 661290

Re: de Darker Side ah de News

Yes your prison system sucks, but that is nothing new and selectively not using it on some people who happen to be rich is quite problematic. Good Charlotte got it pretty dead on. "Well, did you know when you were famous you could kill your wife And there's no such thing as 25 to life" Wr...
by Darryl
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ADHD is not a real disease
Replies: 88
Views: 18828

Re: ADHD is not a real disease

On the issue of misdiagnosis, there's a nice study here that implies that ADHD may be regularly misdiagnosed essentially due to within-year age immaturity. Essentially, if schools have a registration cutoff in say, September (as in this case), then students born in August (the youngest children in ...
by Darryl
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 162216

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

I give the edge to the Broncos - they have a good defense that can stop the Seahawk's average offense, and Peyton plus his elite receivers will be too hard to stop even for the best defense in the country. I have to disagree there. Don't forget that Seattle's defense handily shut down some quite am...
by Darryl
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down
Replies: 195
Views: 36174

Re: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down

I don't think everyone agrees net neutrality is good - i don't Other people that don't think its good (although they may not understand why) * everyone outside of the 15 - 35 age demographic who hammer broadband services. I'd estimate net neutrality adds 25% to everyone elses bill to cover that 20%...
by Darryl
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So I heard you like youth unemployment...
Replies: 41
Views: 10379

Re: So I heard you like youth unemployment...

So I upped your minimum wage so you can have record youth unemployment in your lost generation! http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/16/george-osborne-backs-minimum-wage-rise-7-pounds Politically this is a fairly savvy move to pre-empt Milliband, though Milly is actually moving away from cos...
by Darryl
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 36588

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Trying to raise minimum wage to a living wage misses the point of minimum wage not being a viable career choice. We should direct our energies to making minimum-wage jobs a temporary or part-time thing instead of a career fallback. Of course, it's easy to type those words on a computer screen in a ...
by Darryl
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 36588

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

OK, it sounds like there is more to that story. First round is on me if you tell. *passes virtual pint of beer* Already got a stout cracked for MNF tonight. But basically, my (married) flatmates (a much more useful term than roommates, in all honesty) were people I thought were my friends, but turn...
by Darryl
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 36588

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Also, just found out NY state minimum wage laws go to $8 next year, then $8.75 and $9. Should be City, not state; you can scrape by on minimum in Upstate, but nowhere Downstate. As someone who lives in an Upstate city, I have to disagree. $7.25/hr at 40 hours/week is not enough to really scrape by ...
by Darryl
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 36588

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Typically, minimum wage laws don't apply to jobs that have tipping, aka waiters. I know that IL made it somewhat related, waiters earn 1/2 of whatever the mimimum wage is. That's just the thing: minimim wage laws do apply to tipped positions. Servers report their tips, and the restaurant divides th...
by Darryl
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

Time to regulate smallprint? Or can existing laws and the market take care of this? A couple who wrote a negative review of an online retailer has been hit with a $3,500 fine and had their credit score dinged. According to KUTV in Salt Lake City, several years ago, Jen Palmer’s husband ordered seve...
by Darryl
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 38417

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

Fair enough; there's no reason to imagine another political movement couldn't co-opt this strategy for their own political agenda. Either way, it's a bug I'd like to see get patched But is it a bug, or a pefectly legitimate political tactic that you don't like based on your prevaling political view...
by Darryl
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 38417

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

Umm... I only brought up the people making 250k/yr and living paycheck to paycheck as why some richer Americans are so vehemently against tax increases. And I bring up the relentless propaganda machine by the GOP and right wingers who have brainwashed the public into believeing low taxes + high ser...
by Darryl
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

The Green Party's stance may be the same as some in Europe, but not the people in it. I dunno. I thought Jill Stein was a very well-chosen candidate for the Green Party this past cycle. Also, the fact that the US views the Democrat party as liberal (when they qualify as center-right globally) tends...
by Darryl
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

3/5 Americans think we need a third party . Now if the current crop of third parties weren't made up of the people too batshit crazy for the main parties... I disagree that all of them are. I mean the Green party in the US is basically the same as the German Green party, which is their third larges...
by Darryl
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 14124

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

Wait, so pointing out that certain ethnic groups have been the victims of an abusive system is now racist? Hey, people joking about cops disproportionately targetting black kids; shut up you racists! Yeah, there's a difference. The way the tweet was written, the butt of the joke was the child, not ...
by Darryl
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 14124

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

Really? I'd argue that negative stereotyping is very much a part of racism. So you're saying you can't point at a child labourer and call them a child labourer because that's negative stereotyping? Or am I missing something here? Isn't pointing out instances of child labour a good thing? Though rea...
by Darryl
Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 38417

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

While shutting down the government certainly has a significant impact for those of us who live and work in the DC area, it doesn't seem to have the same effect on those who live in Bumfuck, Nowhere. My family's reaction was rejoicing, hoping that they'd be able to not have to deal with those pesky ...
by Darryl
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

As a Republican, and even as a Christian, that is not at all what I stand for. You are not the Republican Party, which the person you are replying to is talking about. A member of a given group seems reasonably able to opine on what that group stands for. What do you expect, nobody to challenge sta...
by Darryl
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

We can't wait a year though, but we can have a recall election in the middle of the term. It's horrible. I really don't like the Democrats. I don't like what they are doing right now. I really want to vote them out of office. But I see the other guys acting like giant babies, almost blatantly pushi...
by Darryl
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 38417

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

Here's what I don't understand. If the executive branch decides what services and personnel are essential, why are they shutting down things that Democrats like (eg. social programs) and keeping open things that Republicans like (eg. military)? Why can't Obama say "We're going to stop funding ...
by Darryl
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 38417

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

Here's what I don't understand. If the executive branch decides what services and personnel are essential, why are they shutting down things that Democrats like (eg. social programs) and keeping open things that Republicans like (eg. military)? Why can't Obama say "We're going to stop funding ...
by Darryl
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 38417

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origination_clause In its final form, the Origination Clause was a major selling point for ratification of the Constitution. James Madison, who supported the final version during and after the 1787 Convention,[10] wrote the following in Federalist 58 as t...
by Darryl
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans, How is the ACA affecting you?
Replies: 104
Views: 14071

Re: Americans, How is the ACA affecting you?

Izawwlgood wrote:The video is a summary of how most Americans will be affected by the ACA.

That's not a great summary. That's not even really a summary.
by Darryl
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 4294

Re: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe

Derek wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:Because our Repubs forgot that giving help to the needy is the ultimate 'Christian' thing to do.

Since when was the Republican Party a Christian Democracy party?

They claim frequently and usually sidelong to be the party of God.
by Darryl
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 4294

Re: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe

CorruptUser wrote:So, she is basically a Republican, except with healthcare.



Because our Repubs forgot that giving help to the needy is the ultimate 'Christian' thing to do.

I was gonna say Clinton-era Democrats, myself.
by Darryl
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BlackBerry agrees to sell, in principle, to Fairfax
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: BlackBerry agrees to sell, in principle, to Fairfax

Never had a BB, and now that they seem to be ditching the consumer market due to the co-dominance of iOS and Android, probably never will. I did like their designs, though, and until the iPhone and Droids came out, they were what I'd always wanted (except when the Sidekick came out, because, let's ...
by Darryl
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BlackBerry agrees to sell, in principle, to Fairfax
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: BlackBerry agrees to sell, in principle, to Fairfax

Never had a BB, and now that they seem to be ditching the consumer market due to the co-dominance of iOS and Android, probably never will. I did like their designs, though, and until the iPhone and Droids came out, they were what I'd always wanted (except when the Sidekick came out, because, let's b...
by Darryl
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 4294

Re: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe

Actual seats here:http://gfx.sueddeutsche.de/politik/2013-09-22_Bundestagswahl_Ergebnisse/ CDU (including CSU, i presume). 311 SPD 192 Gruene 63 FDP 0 Linke 64 For a total of 630 Yeah, the CSU is basically just the Bavarian arm of the CDU. They're officially two different parties, but CSU only runs...
by Darryl
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 4294

Re: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe

I'm not sure why the idea of a CDU-Greens coalition isn't being brought up more. Seems like a more natural fit than a grand coalition. Merkel has, after all, adopted many of the Green Party's main positions as her own (e.g. the Energiewende, getting rid of nuclear power). If I remember correctly, t...
by Darryl
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 4294

Re: Angela Merkel reelected as supreme leader of Europe

Here's the final results from BBC, for those who want them (no link because I'm just using my phone app right now): CDU/CSU (Merkel's party): 41.5% SPD (Social Democrats): 25.7% - Discussions of a Grand Coalition are around, but SPD is wary of repeating that. Left (Die Linke): 8.6% Green 8.4% Partie...
by Darryl
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 162216

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

So, uh, Trent Richardson and stuff. Seems the Browns have given up on this season. At least that's what the talking heads are saying. The CEO of the Browns went on Mike & Mike in the Morning and they asked him how long the organization had had the trade in the works. He replied "18 hours.&...
by Darryl
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

CorruptUser wrote:The DoD doesn't have email? Or are they afraid of the NSA reading it?

I believe FOIA was written before email, so it's not a valid method.
by Darryl
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

I hate each and every one of you. :P
by Darryl
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

CorruptUser wrote:
Darryl wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:And yet it's still such a shitty city.

Hey! I like my city! At least it's not Rochester!


Or Albany. Fuck Albany, and I may be moving back there...

Albany's nice, except for that pack of worthless liars in the shiny building.
by Darryl
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15123
Views: 2559608

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

CorruptUser wrote:And yet it's still such a shitty city.

Hey! I like my city! At least it's not Rochester!
by Darryl
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 162216

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

Except that Tebow refuses to play any other position than QB, and has shown zero improvement in his passing over three years. If you can't get your passing up to par in 3 years, you are NOT going to be an NFL QB. Tebow needs to learn when he's wrong about himself and should give up on something he ...
by Darryl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 129394

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

EdgarJPublius wrote:Note also that Shellie Zimmerman has prior to this case been convicted of perjury (during George Zimmerman's bail hearing for the Martin case)

Note that her perjury was covering for Zimmerman
by Darryl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 162216

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

Valid argument. Most teams have three QB's though. Keep those three and have Tebow that can be used in many different ways, even if he never sees a throw. Really I think the biggest point is to get freaking Belichick to pull Brady more. He obviously won't do that for Mallet. Tebow is a much safer b...

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