User Profile: JediKnight

JediKnight

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • [11] May 23, 2016 at 2:37pm

    LOL. Next year they’ll hold a “non denominational service”? So all 3 atheists can come and feel comfortable? Geez, if you don’t believe then why does the Lord’s Prayer bother you?

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  • [6] May 22, 2016 at 4:28pm

    The examples given don’t mention any families. I see patients and doctors. I don’t see any families. Why mention families if you’re not even going to give any examples?

    I have no problem with people discussing end of life options, but I really don’t think it should be strictly between the patient and the doctor. Family should be involved. If for no other reason than the family needs to know that their loved one does or does not want to be resuscitated or have more extensive care given. This may be on file at the local hospital or even in the patients home, but if the family doesn’t know about it, then the patient will end up receiving life saving care until that paperwork can be found. If there’s a doubt, first responders will provide life saving care until they find out otherwise.

    This is why it’s absolutely imperative that people have a will in place and have these discussions with FAMILY and not just the doctor.

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  • [9] May 22, 2016 at 12:07am

    LOL. Assuming any of this is true, FB wasn’t the problem. But go ahead and blame something else for you and your wife’s failure to pay attention to your marriage.

    Again, assuming any of that is true.

  • [5] May 22, 2016 at 12:06am

    Speak for yourself.

  • [25] May 22, 2016 at 12:00am

    No he didn’t. Most conservatives will tell you that yes, FB is biased. We know they’re biased.

    Beck was referring strictly to the “trending news” section that should, quite frankly, have almost no user interaction at all. Since there is human intervention involved with the trending news, it will obviously contain the same bias that FB already has. Once they get the human element removed and make it work more like twitter, the bias will also be removed.

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  • May 21, 2016 at 12:36pm

    Hardly anyone these days wants to pick up a phone and call someone anyway. They’d rather text or email.

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:35pm

    @Kgpeipet: That’s even worse than email.

  • [3] May 21, 2016 at 12:33pm

    Most people that do Uber have their own vehicles. Did you even read the story though? She Ubered to the airport. So she could either pay about $15 for an Uber ride or far more for long term parking.

    So many here dissing Uber with comments like this. There’s nothing wrong with most Uber drivers and even this story doesn’t indicate that the 2nd driver was any problem. I’m curious how she knows the first Uber driver tried to break in.

  • [1] May 21, 2016 at 12:31pm

    “She damn sure wouldn’t have given strangers her address.”

    You give them your address when they pick you up from your house, so it’s kind of a necessity to give them your address if you want to get a ride. That’s what she meant by “they have my home address”. An Uber driver picked her up at the address they were given, so they know her home address. The alternative is to walk to a different location and be picked up from there.

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:29pm

    What’s there to answer? Do you drive and do you have insurance? If yes, then you’re good to go. You’d probably need full coverage since liability will only cover you in the event of an accident.

    This isn’t hard. When you drive for Uber, you’re a contractor. They do not employ you. Whatever insurance you decide to take out is up to you because you’re the contractor. Depending on how much insurance you have right now, you wouldn’t need to inform the insurance company. Do you inform your insurance company every time you give friends a ride somewhere? What about friends of friends? No? Then why would it be a problem to be paid for that same ride?

  • [2] May 21, 2016 at 12:24pm

    @supermansdad:

    “Yet it seems over and over again that it’s a scam.”

    How is it a scam? She got her ride as do millions of others. Losing your keys in the car doesn’t make the service a scam.

    “How bout this: learn to drive!”

    Excellent idea! Now how do you recommend someone get home if they decide to Uber to a bar because they don’t want to leave their car at the bar when they’re done and driving home drunk would be stupid and illegal?

    “Sorry I don’t trust some random unlicensed pseudo cab.”

    So you prefer big govt licensing schemes over someone just getting into their car and deciding to transport individuals from point A to point B in exchange for fare (that’s essentially what Uber is). Got it.

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:14pm

    “It took 4 more emails and a few hours until they made the correct billing.”

    That’s actually a pretty good time frame. They corrected the billing within hours, not days, weeks, or months.

  • [5] May 20, 2016 at 2:08pm

    LOL. Galileo was considered a heretic for his theory. He was most certainly not the consensus at the time.

    We can even look at someone a little more modern. Albert Einstein’s special theories on relativity were also considered controversial at the time. “Einstein’s 1905 work on relativity remained controversial for many years, but was accepted by leading physicists, starting with Max Planck.”

  • [4] May 19, 2016 at 12:03pm

    This speaks volumes ““Students were not collaborating with each other the way that we would like them to.”

    And then there’s this: “Their choice of courses was being guided by their GPA and not their future education plans.”

    I’m sorry, but I think this person is full of it. Most of the high GPA performing students take difficult courses that they use toward college credit. Very rarely due high GPA performing students take easy courses just to push their GPA higher. They simply don’t do it. What they’re really mad about is that those same students don’t collaborate (probably with the lower performing students). Why don’t they collaborate? Because the lower performing students don’t put in the effort to get the higher grade because the higher performing student is there and doing all the work.

    In short, this is nothing more than an extension of the “group work” that has come out of common core.

  • [1] May 19, 2016 at 11:54am

    I had no idea the #NeverTrump movement had a leader. I thought we all had simply decided to 1) write in Ted Cruz or 2) vote for a libertarian. I’ve got my eye on Austin Petersen right now, but I still need to do a lot of research. Picking Cruz was easy since I’d been watching him for years. Picking a libertarian is a little more difficult, especially since Johnson, the most well known, doesn’t seem to be very libertarian at all.

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  • [36] May 16, 2016 at 1:03pm

    I think it’s possible to recreate it, but not in the way he’s doing it. A similar plane? A similar building? Um, no, that’s not how science works and that’s not even what Mythbusters use to do. You need the same kind of plane and a building made of the same material to the same height. Otherwise, it’s pointless.

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  • [5] May 13, 2016 at 12:19am

    “These “anti” virus companies hire hackers”

    You’re right. They do. The best companies in the world hire hackers because that’s how you beat the “bad” hackers.

    “solution is to get a MAC running OS X”

    Your Mac is not invulnerable and even Apple will tell you that. As long as you run it thinking you’re invulnerable, you’re ripe for being hit. Any computer connected to a network can be hacked. Protecting yourself requires diligence, no matter what kind of computer you’re using.

  • [1] May 13, 2016 at 12:08am

    That’s because the McAfee security suite today blows in comparison to what it was like back in the 80s and early 90s when it worked really well. Today, most IT professionals remove it because it sucks so bad. Back then, it was THE software to load for virus protection.

  • [6] May 13, 2016 at 12:06am

    LOL. 14 years? Some of us have been working on computers for 30 years.

    Back in the 80s, McAfee was THE anti-virus software to use. That was long before McAfee left and the software turned to ****. That was also back when it was shareware, when you could download it once (from a BBS I think) and it would update without anything further. As others have stated, McAfee was the best program there was until McAfee left. Norton was good after that until Norton left.

    Kaspersky and F-Secure didn’t even exist back then.

    McAfee anti-virus today is nothing like it was when John McAfee created the company.

  • [13] May 12, 2016 at 2:06pm

    I guess it’s cool that he’s testifying in front of congress, but he should be going before school boards across the country and telling them to reimplement ROP (regional occupation program). ROP gave college credit to students that worked a job in their field of study before heading off to college. Even if they won’t give college credit anymore, they need to reimplement these programs. But don’t just limit it to the trades, let every place that’ll teach you hands on skills use these programs. That includes the military. One of the reasons ROP got eliminated is because the left didn’t want the military recruiting on high school campuses through ROP. They couldn’t just prevent the military from coming though, so they eliminated the entire program. It needs to be reinstated.

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