Jack Powers

Founding Member (since November 2007)
Help

I'm interested in why the media behave the way they do (not that I've figured that out).

About Jack Help
Location: United States
Occupation: Engineer, No Organization (disorganized)
Interests: Telecommunications, technology
Expertise: Telecommunications, computers
Affiliations: IEEE
Contact Info Help
Address: US
Last Visit: Apr 20, 2014 - 11:21 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

This profile can be seen by everyone, including search engines. Help
| Network |

Activity

Show all | Reviews | Posts | Starred | Comments
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

The report, issued by the ministries of Environmental Protection and Land and Resources, says 16.1 percent of the country’s soil in general and 19.4 percent of its ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it’s tempting to ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

A new University of Utah study suggests that wildfires in the western United States have been occurring more often, and last longer, a particular concern after the severe ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

General Mills (GIS, Fortune 500) explained the terms as requiring "all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

Individually, none of these little lies are ruinous. But they add up, and they take both an economic and a cultural toll. One of the great promises of the Internet was that ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 4.0 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

After a two-year investigation, the SPLC said (pdf) that since Stormfront became one of the first hate sites on the internet in 1995, its ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Overall, a decisive majority of those surveyed believed new tech would make the future better. At the same time, the public doesn’t seem quite ready for many of the ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Netflix has already been one of the only major content companies to complain vocally and repeatedly about usage caps, and the use of caps to thwart competing content and ... More »

See Full Review » (7 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

Two decades after Nevada’s founders proclaimed unswerving obedience to federal authority, Cliven Bundy’s family first settled the land where he and his ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major American corporations paid no net federal income taxes despite bringing in billions in profits, according to a new report (PDF) from the ... More »

See Full Review » (5 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted this story - Apr 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

First of all, note the underlying chutzpah here. The SEC is thinking of requiring brokers to act in the interests of their clients. The defense ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted this story - Apr 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Bloomberg said both parties need to be convinced that the American public supports background checks. “And it isn’t gun control. This is simply making sure that people ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
2.8

The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 2.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

After the vote, Amp opponents revealed that the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, founded with the support of brothers Charles and David Koch, had lobbied in ... More »

See Full Review » (5 answers)
NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

The clear finding is that the U.S. is an oligarchy, no democratic country, at all. American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it’s pumped by the oligarchs who ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Whether or not Jeb Bush manages to mollify a Republican base virulently out of step with the rest of the country, the fact is that Democrats couldn’t ask for a better ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Apr 15, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

China is at the point where problems are feeding on themselves. Pessimism about property, which accounts for about 15% of China’s gross domestic product, is beginning to ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

Tyson brought up climate change. Here’s how he put it: But if we could figure out the trade secrets of photosynthesis? Every other source of energy we depend ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The owner of Turbo Tax, Intuit has spent at least $11.5 million on a federal lobbying effort over five years (spending more than Amazon or Apple) in an attempt to make sure ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

In short, we’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing — maybe less than nothing — in return. Mr. Philippon puts the waste at 2 ... More »

See Full Review » (6 answers)
NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2014
(Beta)

Levels & Stats

Member LevelHelp
3.8 avg.
3.8 avg.
Activity
5.0 avg.
Experience
2.5 avg.
Ratings
3.9 avg.
Transparency
2.2 avg.
Validation
4.0 avg.

StatsHelp
Reviews
1,063
Answers
4,171
Comments
3
Ratings Received
161
Number of Raters
26
Ratings Given
32

Jack's Widget

Add this widget to your site »