Pick Your Poisson

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 29 Nov 2017, 12:16

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Euros use that logic to drag google into court- good idea?
All court cases are not equal.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 29 Nov 2017, 12:53

There's this creeping thing spreading across the globe that the most innovative space in modern economies needs to be treated like the least innovative services in the history of the world. I think the trend is bad, I think people don't know what they are talking about most of the time, and certainly not what might be coming down the system of tubes in the future, and I want regulators to get tf out of there and let stuff happen. The amount of harms for any of the delivery abuses you want to name is to me completely trivial compared to having to beg for permission to do anything over the protestations of protected monopolies serving (ugh) 'the public interest'.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 29 Nov 2017, 12:55

Scraping someone else's ranking and content and presenting it as your own ranking is innovative in the millennials invented roommates sort of way. Letting practices like that flourish harms innovation more.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 29 Nov 2017, 13:14

Mo wrote:Scraping someone else's ranking and content and presenting it as your own ranking is innovative in the millennials invented roommates sort of way. Letting practices like that flourish harms innovation more.
Dude, co-living will change EVERYTHING!!! I saw an ad on social media saying so!
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 29 Nov 2017, 13:27

Mo wrote:
29 Nov 2017, 12:55
Scraping someone else's ranking and content and presenting it as your own ranking is innovative in the millennials invented roommates sort of way. Letting practices like that flourish harms innovation more.
Depends on the implications of not letting them flourish - like everyone having to say "mother may I" on their knees in front of the High Commission of Internet Purity.

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Post by Jennifer » 29 Nov 2017, 13:47

If our choices were "monopoly ISPs with NN regulations" or "free market in ISPs with no NN," I'd definitely pick the latter. But those are NOT the choices we face; the choice is "monopoly ISP with NN" or "monopoly ISP free to do pretty much what it wants." Given those two choices, I don't see how the latter option is supposed to be better, from a consumerist or a libertarian/personal-freedom angle.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 29 Nov 2017, 17:12

Because NN comes with a billion other regulations and specifically empowers regulators to have their nose in everything forever and that's a mistake.

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Post by Jennifer » 29 Nov 2017, 17:22

JasonL wrote:
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Because NN comes with a billion other regulations and specifically empowers regulators to have their nose in everything forever and that's a mistake.
Other than the idea "anything government-related must be worse than anything corporate-related," why is an ordinary everyday internet user like me supposed to think "Letting Comcast charge for fast and slow lanes (fast access to Comcast-approved stuff, slow access otherwise)" is better than letting the government tell Comcast to knock it off and treat all content equally? And remember: I am asking this in the specific context of "Comcast sucks but I do NOT have the option to take my business elsewhere, because they have a monopoly." If I want internet, Comcast is my only option.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 17 Dec 2017, 21:34

Writing a little bit of Python code to simplify a task that needs to be done in 3 months is a nice way to procrastinate from a task that has to be done before Christmas.
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Post by Aresen » 31 Dec 2017, 22:34

I'd really like to know what is happening right now over on Earth-2.

Has the Second Clinton Impeachment trial begun yet?

Is the Judiciary Committee still blocking her appointment of Elizabeth Warren to Scalia's still-vacant seat?

Is her expansion of Title IX to mandate Privilege Awareness Courses for all students entering college going to survive the Supreme Court challenge?
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More time has passed since this "Wear Suncreen" video was posted on youtube and the present day, than between when the original essay was published and the video was posted on youtube.

(prompted by this article saying that DC public schools are going to make it ok to wear sunscreen without a doctor's note, which prompted a nostalgia push to watch the video, and prompting the response, 'man, there was some good advice in there')
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Post by Ellie » 10 Feb 2018, 17:02

Saw a link to a blog by someone named Romy in London, UK, except it gave the name in all caps, ROMYLONDONUK, and I was staring at it wondering "what's a rohm-ill-on-dun-ook?"
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 13 Feb 2018, 01:05

Leslie Jones' Olympics commentary is fine as far as it goes, but some people in my Twitter feed are acting like she's the most amazing thing ever.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 13 Feb 2018, 10:19

She's no Johnny Weir
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 16 Feb 2018, 12:09

On Twitter it is interesting to see how many neocons, #NeverTrumper-ers, and anti-SJWs (overlapping groups, to be sure) are in favor of gun control.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 12 Mar 2018, 13:06

Why is the Stormy Daniels scandal barely holding anyone's attention? Twenty years ago nobody would STFU about Lewinsky; now the President paying hush money to a pr0n star barely nets a shrug.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Warren » 12 Mar 2018, 13:10

thoreau wrote:
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Why is the Stormy Daniels scandal barely holding anyone's attention? Twenty years ago nobody would STFU about Lewinsky; now the President paying hush money to a pr0n star barely nets a shrug.
Oh come on. You don't see the difference?
Please I'm begging you, take a week off from the POTUS. You've been obsessing on him since he came into office and it's made you a stranger to reason.
Please.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 12 Mar 2018, 13:12

I mean, the Daniels thing is way more colorful. Pr0n! Hush money! Fat guy chasing her in his tighty-whities! Spanking with Forbes Magazine!

Way better than cigars and thongs.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 12 Mar 2018, 13:13

In 1998 we had Craig Kilborn. That's the difference, right?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by dhex » 12 Mar 2018, 13:23

Contra Warren, President pays off porn star would be huge in another administration. But you cannot shame the shameless.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Highway » 12 Mar 2018, 13:39

dhex wrote:
12 Mar 2018, 13:23
Contra Warren, President pays off porn star would be huge in another administration. But you cannot shame the shameless.
It's this right here. Trump (and his vocal supporters) is impervious to shame.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 12 Mar 2018, 13:54

Yup. It’s baked in once trump being trump wins the election. The people decided there that being a shit person paying off hookers and grabbing genitalia with a litany of extra marital things wasn’t disqualifying for the office.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Highway » 12 Mar 2018, 13:59

JasonL wrote:
12 Mar 2018, 13:54
Yup. It’s baked in once trump being trump wins the election. The people decided there that being a shit person paying off hookers and grabbing genitalia with a litany of extra marital things wasn’t disqualifying for the office.
I don't even know who else could get away with it. It's more like Trump's reputation has been in the toilet for so long that "oh, that's just who he is, and we're fine with that." He gets credit for "not being a hypocrite", even though he's a huge hypocrite.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 12 Mar 2018, 14:06

Then he should at least make a weekly variety show out of it. Each week get on stage and showcase another of his colorful adventures. Then he'd get paid. Right now CNN is getting all the revenue for content that he provides free of charge.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 12 Mar 2018, 14:18

The real question is, why is no one making a bigger deal out of the fact that a guy who can't even properly negotiate a hush money deal with a pr0n star is now engaging in direct nuclear negotiations with the Norks?
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