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).

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Location: United States
Occupation: Engineer, No Organization (disorganized)
Interests: Telecommunications, technology
Expertise: Telecommunications, computers
Affiliations: IEEE
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Address: US
Last Visit: Mar 1, 2015 - 12:50 AM PST
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted this story - Mar 1, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 1, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

Overuse of antibiotics made Americans more vulnerable to a strain of bacteria that caused nearly half a million infections and contributed to at least 29,000 deaths in a ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 1, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 1, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

Climate change had thawed the permafrost, which had caused methane trapped inside the icy ground to explode. “Gas pressure increased until it was high enough to push ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 1, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 28, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

The bus drivers who shuttle Yahoo, Apple, eBay, Zynga and Genentech employees to and from their offices voted to unionize Friday after complaining about being overworked ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 28, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 28, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

The Massachusetts senator is stepping up her criticism of the administration’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a centerpiece of the president’s second-term agenda, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 28, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

Members of a county Republican Party in Idaho are to take up a measure on Tuesday evening that would declare the state a Christian one to bolster what the proposal calls ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 28, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

The FBI wants people to have strong encryption, but it wants backdoor access so it can get at your data. UK Prime Minister David Cameron wants you ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.6

Attackers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

The FBI and major media outlets yesterday trumpeted the agency’s latest counterterrorism triumph: the arrest of three Brooklyn men, ages 19 to ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Can we still stop global warming? Only if we radically change our capitalist system, argues author Naomi Klein. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

If Google gains pole access, and cities and towns are free to set up their own high-speed networks, then local cable companies will finally start getting real competition ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 27, 2015
Jack posted this story - Feb 26, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 26, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9
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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 26, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 26, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.0

The fundamental architecture of the Internet, a decade of software rot, corporate indifference, government subversion, a flawed approach to security fixes, globalization, ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 26, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 25, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Feb 24, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 24, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives’ Education Committee passed a bill that would defund the current AP U.S. History course framework and replace it ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 22, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

the provocative, unpredictable content that produces the best talk radio fits poorly with an advertiser-based business model in the Internet and social media era. This ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 22, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 21, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Feb 21, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

I disdained unions as bringing corruption, nepotism and rigid work rules to the labor market, impeding the economic growth that ultimately makes a country strong. I ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 20, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.4

Comcast’s making headlines again after a customer service rep informed a customer that the reason the user faces bandwidth caps is that they’re required by law. ... More »

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 20, 2015
Jack reviewed this story - Feb 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
4.0

Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo has come under fire for allegedly shipping consumer Windows laptops with software that hijacks secure website connections, as well as ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack reviewed this story - Feb 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.5

Casino magnate and conservative megadonor Sheldon Adelson has been on a full-scale crusade against internet gambling. An advocacy group he launched and helps to bankroll is ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.9

AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest ... More »

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 19, 2015
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 19, 2015
Jack's Rating
3.7

Jane McAlevey: We Need Syriza in Illinois Ali Gharib: How Obama Can Stick It To Netanyahu The GOP’s Embrace of Anti-Vaxxers & the Craziness Gap in Our Politics Maryland ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Feb 19, 2015
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