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Apple, Google And Others To NSA: 'It's Time For A Change'

Apple, Google And Others To NSA: 'It's Time For A Change'

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:43:02 in Technology

“How so, the government isn't tracking you or any individual, they are collecting metadata, which is aggregate data, using it to develop trend and baseline data to look from anomalies in patterns ie. spike in calls from yemen to a particular region of the US, a particular number getting more calls from yemen or some other known terrorist location. The government could care less about your shopping habits, unless you are buying dozen of crock pots, and timers and the ingredients for a bomb, then they might get a warrant to investigate your further, but even they miss at times.”
Apple, Google And Others To NSA: 'It's Time For A Change'

Apple, Google And Others To NSA: 'It's Time For A Change'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:56:45 in Technology

“Give me a break, these corporations profit from your information that they gather by far more intrusive spying than the government”
Apple, Google And Others To NSA: 'It's Time For A Change'

Apple, Google And Others To NSA: 'It's Time For A Change'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:54:48 in Technology

“They don't like the govt intruding on their own spying, Corporations like these facebook, google, all track your every move and all for profit, the sell your data ist their bread and butter.”

jasaplay on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:55:54

“Yes - that goes on all over the web - a little different from what the government is doing.”
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 15:26:43 in Politics

“No not really, the corporations don't need the NSA data since they are the ones providing it to the government, the corporations own the phones, lines, internet services providing you with access as well as all the sites you visit on the net. You cant access the net unless you go through some corporation providing you access, cant make a phone call unless you have the service of some corporation providing you access.”
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 15:23:18 in Politics

“A bit paranoid, just what do you think they want to frame you for? They just pick people at random to accuse of crimes with no evidence. Hate to burst the bubble, but I don't they even know you exist.”
Government Shutdown A Bigger Downer As It Goes On

Government Shutdown A Bigger Downer As It Goes On

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 15:21:12 in Politics

“You prove my point quite well, you don't even address the issues, you resort to what you think are quick witted retorts that are actually nothing more than an expression of your insecurities in the face of someone disagreeing with you. Taking one experience with Experian and extrapolating into every integration project ever conducted shows you lack of experience and knowledge of the intricacies in found on different industries. You fail to explain how Experian of the Federal tax system is similar to a healthcare and insurance system, go ahead and explain it with your so called vast experience. I'll be waiting, and do try to get over your resentment of people that value education.”

ogradyjd on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:38:34

“As for the interlinks with the individual insurance companies, I can declare that at least those one hundred and more companies I dealt with were not overtly hostile to the project while we wrestled with their widely varying product database, warehousing, procurement, and fulfillment systems. I am very sure that that experience gives me every right to evaluate the the performance and end results of the contractors that worked on the healthcare.gov site.
Now if you would like to keep playing this game, by all means, feel free to take what I have detailed here out of context or dismiss it out of hand. You will only make yourself look like more of an maniacal egotist who cannot stand that anyone might be as knowledgeable and as good as they in their chosen field. Or in my case, better. Seriously - go back under your bridge. You started this by unnecessarily calling into question my qualifications for commenting on this story. You should have chosen more wisely the target of you anger issues, because the only way this ends now is with you giving up.”

ogradyjd on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:38:02

“Exactly as I said - you have no idea what I've done in my career with the exception of what I've let on to, and you are assuming that the infinitesimal glimpse I have given you into my body of work is the complete record and not just the tip of the iceberg. You know what they say about assuming, I would hope? Proper education, indeed. That aside, and because I am not going to get into a measuring contest with someone who obviously is compensating for something, let us look at what you are incompetently trying to levy against me as proof of inadequate proficiency. I ran a taxware installation that serviced over 100 e-commerce sites. That system had to deal with local, state, and federal tax law changes ever single day, and therefore had to have updates schedule in accordance with change timing, priority, and severity. These are the exact same problem vectors in which Experian integration is steeped, and so I can, with no small amount of confidence, say that I can understand the challenges involved with that part of the healthcare.gov site implementation.”
Government Shutdown A Bigger Downer As It Goes On

Government Shutdown A Bigger Downer As It Goes On

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:44:36 in Politics

“You did no such thing, you compared apples to bannas, the tax system is different at the state and federal and is nothing like Experian, I hold a doctorate in Computer science and have worked on huge integration projects and you don't know what your talking about.”

ogradyjd on Dec 5, 2013 at 08:16:59

“Oh, so now we are turning this into a measuring contest? Nice. Well, I'll tell you this - your doctorate isn't worth anything, because the best people I have met in this business have been the ones that learned it all themselves and almost always have no degree or a degree in another field. It is guys like you that usually screw up the project because, as with this thread, you always think you know better than anyone else because you have an official-looking piece of paper that is worthless within two years of your name being put to it due to the pace of technology. But, whatever. You keep telling yourself how important and knowledgeable you are by dismissing other people's experience out of hand, because that's always proof that you are smarter than they are. Also, if you think you can match wits with me, you are out of your mind.”
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:39:55 in Politics

“Trust me, they could care less what you do unless your a member of a trorrist group”

KLindg on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:31:41

“Or them need to frame you for something.”

Prairiewinds on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:06:01

“Maybe they don't care much as a government entity but you can be certain the information garnered isn't disposed of once they figure out you aren't a terrorist. Most likely it's sold to corporations or others, allowing for a tidy profit for NSA under the radar.”
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide, Snowden Documents Show

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:38:53 in Politics

“This is so blown put of proportion, the US isn't tracking your average citizen and could care less, and its also old news, they have been tracking terrorist cell phones long before Snowden, its why terrorist now use disposables.”
Humans Growing More Carnivorous, Global Food Study Shows

Humans Growing More Carnivorous, Global Food Study Shows

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 10:57:56 in Science

“Other than protein its not the most nutritious,”
Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 10:52:15 in Green

“That mother nature a real tree hugger! She has to be a liberal”
Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 10:50:57 in Green

“Gotta believe that will produce even worse or even toxic fumes, think about the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks of this world are already producing highly toxic fumes when they just open their mouths,”
Time To Move To Hong Kong: U.S. Internet Is Stupidly Slow, Report Finds

Time To Move To Hong Kong: U.S. Internet Is Stupidly Slow, Report Finds

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 22:27:48 in Technology

“Yep amd worse they now charge for how much you download.”
Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 22:21:52 in Business

“Yeah maximize those profits, just how many pizzas will they sale on thanksgiving, funny, lets see pay for employees, electricity, ect to have them sit around and do nothing. No wonder the GOP is in such bad shape. Hey lets open swimming pools in the middle of winter in the north”
Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 22:14:09 in Business

“not really, I work for a utility, and few will be working, no you don't need people to generate electricity, it is pretty much automated, only a few will be on call if something goes wrong, your logic is flawed, pizza hut wont get any business so its a poor business decision to bring in workers and pay when there is no business.”
Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 22:09:55 in Business

“First they have lousy pizza but who would ever eat pizza hut pizza on thanksgiving, hope any business loses money for staying open”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 21:54:28 in Politics

“The twisted logic is that employers have the right to dictate to employees their religious belief, a company contracts with an insurer to provide medical coverage to employees, I can assure you that every insurer finds providing birth control far more cost effective than providing the cost of an unplanned pregnancy, So in essence these companies are trying to dictate to insurers what they can provide or not provide. And as it is now most employees contribute to the cost of any healthcare plan cost. It is a ridiculous argument, will employees now be able to fire someone if they engage in premarital sex, have an affair or get divorced?”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:51:41 in Politics

“No you simple lack comprehension. The healthcare law includes what must be covered in any policy offered to the public, no different from the laws that govern what can be add to you food, water and other goods consumer purchase. You cant sell baby food with arsenic because it is against the law, a pharmacy cant sell crack cocaine, are you starting to comprehend yet”
Cartoon Claims Obamacare Means Men Will Get STDs From Women Who Can Now Afford Birth Control

Cartoon Claims Obamacare Means Men Will Get STDs From Women Who Can Now Afford Birth Control

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:46:27 in Politics

“Insurers are not bringing the suit, they listen to statistics that say providing contraceptive is far more cost effective than unwanted or unplanned births.”

jbrandimore on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:52:16

“Of course. So would dropping cancer treatments.

This isn't the point of the lawsuit at all, so I don't think you are grasping the point.”
Cartoon Claims Obamacare Means Men Will Get STDs From Women Who Can Now Afford Birth Control

Cartoon Claims Obamacare Means Men Will Get STDs From Women Who Can Now Afford Birth Control

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:44:48 in Politics

“Republicans outright lie, they have people believing tax payers are paying for birth control that an insurance company provides under its policy that individuals purchase or that they contribute to the cost the employer pays for employee coverage. People that follow the GOP lack common sense and the ability to reason, simple reasoning at that.”

Chgolaw on Nov 27, 2013 at 01:36:04

“Sure and Santa lives.

Nothing is for free. if the insurance company has to provide it, they will charge the insured or the company premiums the include the cost. Even Dems have enough brains to understand that. Employers are saying, I do not want to pay for that and if the employee wants it, let them pay for the whole thing themselves.”

omobob on Nov 26, 2013 at 18:08:05

“>Republicans outright lie.....
Truth. Well said. Well noted. faved. cheers”

Milash on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:33:42

“They refuse to believe facts because it isn't convenient for them. It doesn't matter how many times you repeat what you've said, they don't want to hear it because they hate Obama.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:34:44 in Politics

“That is idiotic, no one is force anyone to take birth control, and it is not giving birth control for free, it is a covered benefit under an insurance program that has nothing to do with the employers' companies, you pay a premium to the insurance company for coverage, so it is not free.”

newwtricks on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:43:47

“From the very article I am commenting on:

"UPDATE: The White House has released a statement in response to the news:

The health care law puts women and families in control of their health care by covering vital preventive care, like cancer screenings and birth control, free of charge. "

This is from the White House ,so it might just be a lie.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:31:04 in Politics

“There are religions that don't believe in blood transfusions and other medical procedures where will they draw the line. If corporations had their way they would tell all employees to pray for health rather than provide healthcare.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:28:05 in Politics

“there ARE Jehovah witness THAT DONT BELEIVE IN BLODD TRANSFUSIONS AND OTHER MEDICAL PROCEDURES, SO WHERE WILL THEY DRAW THE LINE ON WHAT RELIGION A EMPLOYER CAN DICTATE!!!”

USS Elliot DD967 on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:07:47

“Threat to life an limb. Jehovah's witnesses, and other religious sects violate the law when they do physical harm - to children, or adults. That's always been the case. But this is the freedom not to provide something they may arguably find morally objectionable, and it's something readily and cheaply available. Not to mention - they do include a number of forms of birth control under their current plan among other things.

There's a lot of twisted logic involved in this case. People are now equating not providing something readily available with controlling personal lives outside of work. What prevents someone from obtaining birth control (the sort Hobby Lobby objects to) outside of work?”
Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood's Nightmare of Death, Injury and Secrecy Exposed

Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood's Nightmare of Death, Injury and Secrecy Exposed

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 16:41:09 in Green

“Since the animals were computer generated and there are no laws about harming computer generated animals, they didn't do the wrong thing”

CPMCRN on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:07:35

“You obviously didn't bother to read the article. It must be nice, being able to post inside a fact-free bubble.”

Ramblingandroving on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:58:32

“Are you mentally insufficient, ema? The article talks about the live animals, not the CGI ones!”

dbsherri on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:53:43

“can you read? Read it again”

groucho on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:46:55

“did you read the article? the tiger almost drowned, it wasn't always computer generated. u nicely avoided the rest of the travesties.”

Mr MOTO on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:44:07

“You are being snarky right? Either that or you did not actually read the article.”
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