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by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Sanctuary cities vow to fight Trump EO
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Sanctuary cities vow to fight Trump EO

The guy was arrested and released on bail. It's not like the cops had him for six months and snuck him out the back door before ICE could get there. Unless a warrant or something came up on him there probably wasn't any justification for the police to hold him, "sanctuary" city or not.
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Computers and the Internet
Topic: Using AI to identify trolls
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Using AI to identify trolls

It could also be a matter of quality and unpredictability, too. Big buck advertisers are very leery of User Generated Content, regardless of how much traffic or clicks a site gets. Forums and comment sections can be great for traffic but they can be hell for ad rates. I'd imagine a well-directed blo...
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Sanctuary cities vow to fight Trump EO
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Sanctuary cities vow to fight Trump EO

I'm thinking the 26 minutes is the time between his posting his bail and the PD finishing his paperwork. They can stall on the paperwork but once he's posted his bond, he's free to go. You might want to blame the judge for giving him a low bail amount but that would depend on the crime, I guess. $5,...
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Sanctuary cities vow to fight Trump EO
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Sanctuary cities vow to fight Trump EO

ICE seems to have trouble understanding the 5th Amendment. Every story I see about that blames the police for not holding the guy longer than they can legally hold him. 90 days means 90 days, not 91 days or 90 days and, oh, however long it takes for ICE to show up. If they can't be there when the gu...
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Computers and the Internet
Topic: Using AI to identify trolls
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Using AI to identify trolls

I don't know if anyone else here saw it but this week the Internet Movie Database dropped the big one on its discussion forums, poof, everything gone, even the archives. Supposedly because policing the trolls was too much. Maybe this could have prevented that... You're talking about a lot of work o...
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Computers and the Internet
Topic: Using AI to identify trolls
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Using AI to identify trolls

This is the part that sounds promising to me. "While we improve the technology, we’re also working to expand it. Our first model is designed to spot toxic language, but over the next year we’re keen to partner and deliver new models that work in languages other than English as well as models th...
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Economic Nationalism
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Economic Nationalism

Within manufacturing, less competitive firms might receive a boost as well. Good if you're one of those firms, not so good if you're a customer. And all of the"free market" Republicans fall as silent as the evangelicals. Not to worry, though. Democrats still believe in those things, and t...
by John Q. Public
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Computers and the Internet
Topic: Using AI to identify trolls
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Using AI to identify trolls

We've talked about it before and people have accused sites of censorship for moderating or dropping comments sections altogether, but trolling, spamming and off-topic comments are a big, and often expensive, problem for websites. Well, Google to the rescue. They're testing a system called Perspectiv...
by John Q. Public
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: The Wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: The Wall?

Professor Fate wrote:How do these people feel about illegal immigrants who refuse to do things the legal way?

Probably about the same as people who were born here do. They think it's terrible except for the ones they know.
by John Q. Public
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

Professor Fate wrote:Democrats are fighting the GOP tooth and nail,...

I think you're confusing the GOP with Trump and his awful selections. If Republican Senators weren't such whores they'd be fighting half of them as well.
by John Q. Public
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

I have a feeling that a solid 85% of Republicans would tell you pro wrestling is real if the performers wore red leotards. Putin's approval rating has also increased with Republicans, from 10% after he invaded Crimea to 37% today, after he bombed Syrian civilians, hacked one (maybe both) of our poli...
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Free Speech?
Replies: 76
Views: 783

Re: Free Speech?

Once again, the left has shown that free speech only applies to people who agree with them. A scheduled speech by conservative Milo Yiannopolous, was canceled in the wake of violent protests at the supposed birthplace of the "Free Speech Movement" of the 60's. The right hates free speech!...
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

That probably caused some job switching but I doubt it created much unemployment. Jose gets fired from Chateau Frou Frou and Juan gets fired from Maison du Burgere. Juan knocks on Chateau Frou Frou's door, Jose goes to Maison du Burgere.
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

I heard a report today that said we don't have the infrastructure to handle large scale deportations. Holding facilities are full, courts are seriously backlogged, there are too few immigration judges and the BP and ICE need to hire 5,000(!) new officers. Either they lower their standards or they're...
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

Just kind of curious why he'd be calling the Prime Minister of a little, nowhere island nation. As was my friend.

Oh. And add the 45-year high in violent crime to my previous post.
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

This one's been puzzling me since yesterday; maybe someone can help me out. Yesterday, Donald called two heads of state - the president of Panama and the Prime Minister of Trinidad-Tobago. Panama I can understand, but Trinidad-Tobago? Why? Some kind of embargo on Calypso music? Did he need to ensure...
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

Don't forget the thousands dancing on rooftops, the massive voter fraud, the biggest electoral landslide since Reagan, the biggest crowd ever for his inauguration and the demonstrations at airports caused by a Delta computer glitch.
by John Q. Public
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

He's undoing the crippling enviro-nazi regulations on coal and natural gas. He's moving to demolish this sanctuary cities nonsense, which abets violating the law. He's moving to secure our southern border. He's supporting establishing safe havens in Syria, not resettling absurd amounts of refugees ...
by John Q. Public
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 851
Views: 8896

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

Professor Fate wrote:He's supporting establishing safe havens in Syria, not resettling absurd amounts of refugees here.

Begs a sort of existential question - how can they be safe if they'd be admitting absurd amounts of people the advocates of safe zones claim are dangerous?
by John Q. Public
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Is the Electoral College outdated?
Replies: 38
Views: 457

Re: Is the Electoral College outdated?

...she believed the misleading media and figured her nearly 90 EC Vote head start with California and New York she would cruise by "GO' and collect her 270. Instead she let her opponent run all over the middle of the country and swing county by county and state by state. Being that she was alr...

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