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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    Except the failure here has nothing to do with blindly trusting science. It's bullshit to frame it that way because this is an example of not blindly trusting science. This is someone blatantly refusing to read sourced scientific studies, questioning their validity, and then stating that he's...
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    I didn't misunderstand you. The first claim you make linking your co-workers' observable behavior to their wages is unsupportable unless you work in HR (which you stated that you don't, unless for some reason HR designs products in your biz). The second claim you made was that your wife made...
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    If you want to your argument about a debate that is being researched to be taken into consideration, then it behooves you to read the relevant data surrounding the discussion. Scientists don't expect people to trust us without scrutiny, which is why all scholarly articles must include lit...
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    Maxine Waters wants to ban tech companies from making cryptocurrencies (closed)

    You know this dumpster fire has been burning for long enough that even the captain of the ship finally bailed out.
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    The evidence that you didn't read the study or its sources is that you responded to the post within 6 minutes. The references alone comprise over 51 double-sided pages... Perhaps you sped read at 10 seconds per page...perhaps that explains how you completely whiffed the last paragraph...
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    You didn't read either study or the linked research in their endnotes in 6 minutes. Interesting that you didn't even bother to make your attempt appear legit. You didn't even bother reading to the end of the first page: "Because there are many factors other than gender that contribute to this...
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    No, they don't just average across the entire labor pool. Why would you think that's how research is conducted? All you have to do is ask your wife, since she must have taken graduate level statistics and research methodology before earning her degree. It's not difficult in this day and age to...
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    Android co-founder Andy Rubin accused of running sex ring

    Pretty much. The complaint doesn't even discuss payment other than expenses, which isn't salary.
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    "Ghostbusters" Director Faces Backlash after Promising to "Hand Movie Back to Fans"

    If you construct silly cross-comparisons without any comparable basis other than being "employment" and your inability to differentiate between them, then you've certainly made some kind of point just not the one you thought you were making. "Gee, I work in an office space and my wife's a...
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    Yet another new Atari VCS update...

    People who "shoot holes" in other people's explanations for why they bought something after being asked are socially maladjusted...commonly known as being an asshole. It's already assumed that people buy things because they want them so no one expects that's the answer that will shut you up when...
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    Apple finally releases the new Mac Pro

    In a sea of disingenuous Apple articles, that one is sitting at the highwater mark. They take a $6K base Mac Pro and add 128GB of the fastest ECC DDR4 RAM they can find for a whopping $18K estimate. Then they add in a whole 'nother 28 core processer for $8K and "guess" 4 more GPUs will ring in...
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    AMD Investor lawsuit dismissed.

    You guys are really hopped up over this case but it doesn't seem like you've read it or, if you have, understood what you read. This isn't the same case as the one suing over AMD's definition of a "core." This is a suit alleging false and misleading statements from AMD regarding their chips'...
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    WoW Classic 8/27. Beta is May 22–Thurs May 23

    That article is discussing problems the modern wow infrastructure doesn't have. For example, development on City of Heroes is completely irrelevant to WoW development yet the article is resting a lot on one developer's opinion that modern server code assumes shardless integration between realms...
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    WoW Classic 8/27. Beta is May 22–Thurs May 23

    The reason you "can't help" is because you don't know the details of what you're talking about. You read Blizzard employees talking about how difficult it has been to do all this difficult work and then the claims get more grand and more vague the more someone asks exactly what you're referring...
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    WoW Classic 8/27. Beta is May 22–Thurs May 23

    I don't know what people imagine when they repeat this Blizzard claim...we weren't using steam-powered computers 10 years ago.
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    YouTube TV prices will raise to $50

    It looks reasonable until the bill comes and the taxes and broadcasting fees and other misc charges that bring it up to about $45 bucks same as everywhere else. The a la carte one that starts at $15 bucks probably ends up being $30-40, but it's a handful of channels (that you get to pick, at...
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    Google's product cancelling is killing their reputation.

    The interesting thing about differential privacy and aggregating data in the way Apple does it is that it can't be disaggregated. It's encrypted on their servers so the raw data can't be re-identified and differential privacy ensures individual data that are leaked or published can't be...
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    Google's product cancelling is killing their reputation.

    It's not just marketing. Aggregate user data are encrypted, any stored data are only on Apple's servers, and not sold to 3rd parties. Apple uses sound statistical methodology to analyze those data while guaranteeing privacy of disaggregated data. If you want to read up about it, google...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    The handles don't pop out in the model that crashed. Pushing in on one side lifts/pushes the handle out on a pivot. It's not electric. The only thing that could have happened on Telsa's end are the electric locks failed to release, but more likely someone stood there staring at the handle...
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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    The issue is how one frames the "problem." One could discuss the growing concern over rising cancer rates but it'd be an incomplete analysis without acknowledging the rising average lifespan along with it. The longer one lives, the more one is prone to mutations like cancer. More people might be...
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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    What do you think protects gas tanks?
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    New Study Claims Piracy is Driven by Availability and Price

    Blame it on the tenure system. Wasted time on pointless study so someone can justify one's job and then once job security is obtained never publish anything worthwhile anyway. Welcome to the Tenured Mediocrity.
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    Overkill's The Walking Dead Pulled From Steam

    New director this season really changed things up and brings it back to the good ole early days, imo.
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    Are windows 7 coa keys still working for Windows 10 installs?

    That's because Win10 is essentially adware so I would assume it's going to remain "free" now and in the future.
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    Sold: Ergotron Sit/Standing desk and monitor arms

    How set are you on not shipping down to SoCal? Another possibility would be to ship me everything except the top.
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    Pentium availability

    I don't know how much it would be to ship to Canada but I have a G3258 lying around that you can have for cheap.
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    Literally no one in this thread has written that paint blemishes are a major defect, yet you keep quoting people and arguing with them. I'm generally a nice guy with empathy so I don't ignore people when they directly quote me or talk to me and I also don't ignore people when they are standing...
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    Tesla seems to be making good on getting the issues resolved, but the problems are so numerous and the number of vehicles impacted are so many that it's taking some people more than 6 months to get their vehicles back. You're right in pointing out the major vs. minor issue is not a constructive...
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    Seems I mixed you up with Biznatch, but I don't really care about your (or my) *opinion* about whether something is or isn't a minor problem. The severity of an issue is subjective. What I wrote is that other manufacturers do not have as many of these problems, which is an *objective* statement...
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    After I submitted my post I googled "Tesla paint problems" to see what the latest hits would bring up. The top link was a forum discussion of Tesla owners complete with pictures: https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/model-3-paint-issues-factory
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    hahaha, ok, so in your mind the concerns are over chips in the paint? The problem is that a chip in the paint is not a major issue, but if I bought a new car with chips in the paint I would not accept that vehicle. If you want to accept subpar quality that's your choice. But more to the point...
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    No, none of those are minor defects.
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    I don't know why you think it's common for major manufacturers to produce cars with paint, trim, glass, electronics, and safety issues but it's simply not true. It's not reasonable to expect a company that is just learning how to manufacture something like a vehicle to produce them at the same...
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    Bethesda Purges Duped Items from Fallout 76

    It's a different skillset being exercised. Not everyone is going to enjoy Zork, or QBert, or Doom, etc. Different modalities. Battle Royales are being played by everyone but the genre is rooted in Arma, which is more of a sim than a game. MOBAs have all kinds of levels of approach-ability but...
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    EA "Respawns": Company Up 16% as Apex Legends Reverses Entire Loss

    You know, they tell us how much is spent on "marketing" but they don't tell us *how* it's spent. I wouldn't be surprised to find an executive marketing team pulling in the lion's share of that budget while only a fraction gets used for direct marketing efforts.
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    Siri Gives Teen a List of Schools after Saying He'd Shoot One Up

    None of your analogy matters because, for whatever reasons, you can't distinguish between police questioning a suspect rather than immediately arresting the suspect. In addition, I provided an alternative pathway to incapacitate a minor without an immediate result of a criminal charge. You...
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    Siri Gives Teen a List of Schools after Saying He'd Shoot One Up

    No, the alternative is not, "do nothing." The alternative is all kinds of things other than the failed policy of "educating" juveniles in juvie alongside actual criminals. They could, and should, have involuntarily committed him, evaluated his mental health, and then released him to community...
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    San Francisco May Be the First City in the Nation to Ban Facial Recognition

    Are you basing this claim on common sense or direct knowledge? Because I think common sense would tell us this is how it *should* be, but it is not how it *is* in my experience. Every camera system I have direct knowledge about is certified by 3rd parties--not local law enforcement. Here's an...
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    One of the Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working with the FBI

    The worst part is how the law works in favor of the prosecution in cases like this: they are required to provide defense with exculpatory evidence (evidence showing the defendant isn't guilty) but they aren't required to test anything. So the state has resources to do DNA testing, but doesn't...
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    One of the Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working with the FBI

    hmmm, this is exactly what I'd expect them to say...
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