Jack Powers

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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
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Address: US
Last Visit: Oct 24, 2014 - 11:52 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Critics of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable have heated up their assault on the merger, with more than thirty economics and antitrust ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 24, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen went all-in Thursday in the war on the deadly Ebola virus, pledging at least $100 million for that effort. “The Ebola virus is unlike ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 24, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

A local Fox station reached out to CBA but killed the segment when they realized nothing illegal was going on. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Unlike the core al Qaeda terrorist network, ISIS gets only a small share of funding from deep-pocket donors and therefore does not depend ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world’s assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

new research from the Harvard School of Public Health demonstrates that mass shootings in public have become far more frequent. The Harvard findings are also corroborated ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 22, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

Across the US, 31 communities have joined forces to make the dream of fast, affordable, and reliable gigabit-speed broadband a local reality. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found. Liberals favor ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

In an obscure corner of the federal bureaucracy, there is an office that is 990,399 cases behind. That is Washington’s backlog of backlogs — a queue of waiting ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

A recent study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows that using technologies commercially available today, the US could obtain 80% its electricity from ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.3

Britain is on the brink of becoming a nation permanently divided between rich and poor, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission in its second annual ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

Environmental activists teamed up with Pacific islanders in eastern Australia on Friday in an attempt to block the world’s largest coal export terminal by forming a ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

America has more prisoners than any other country—a quarter of all people behind bars in the entire world are in US prisons or jails. Nearly half of all federal prisoners ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

the UN report warned that allowing mass surveillance to persist with no transparency creates “an ever present danger of ‘purpose creep,’ by which measures justified on ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Don’t microwave plastic. Minimize purchase of processed food. In general, reduce home contact of food and beverages—including water—with plastic. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Wider deployment of pyrolysis, where non-recycled plastics are heated in the absence of oxygen to convert them into valuable fuels and feedstocks, would not only reduce the ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Early analysis of the latest Wikileaks draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s intellectual property (IP) chapter quite convincingly shows that, like past leaks of ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

After spending most of the last decade profiting off of cramming, AT&T this month was finally held accountable by the government and fined $105 million by the More »

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.0

“democracy” in U.S. discourse means: “serving U.S. interests” and “obeying U.S. dictates,” regardless how how the leaders gain and maintain power. Conversely, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Oct 17, 2014
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