Philippe Habib

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Location: Mountain View, California, United States
Interests: energy, science
Expertise: engineering
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Topics: Sci/Tech, Extra
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Address: Mountain View, CA, 94041, US
Last Visit: Apr 17, 2014 - 2:42 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 8, 2009 - 9:22 AM PDT

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Philippe reviewed this story - Mar 11, 2014
Philippe's Rating
3.1
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Philippe reviewed this story - Mar 3, 2014
Philippe's Rating
2.1

This is an attach on conservatives and the religious that uses a few facts as a basis to make accusations and sarcastic comments. Worthless as factual reporting, ham handed and poorly written as editorial.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2013
Philippe's Rating
4.2

Brings out an argument counter to the widely held belief that STEM education is the key to the future.

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Philippe posted this story - Nov 7, 2013
Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 27, 2013
Philippe's Rating
1.4

This is a thinly disguised ad. It does not belong here.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe's Rating
3.1

A summary of a proposal to target some foreign based web sites. More depth, more analysis and more expert input would improve the article, but this is a good and necessary start.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe's Rating
3.6

This is a good non technical explanation of some of the technical issues in selecting processors for computer devices and the technology used to address those issues. Not a lot of depth, but after reading this you can at least know what it is the geeks are talking about and why it matters.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe's Rating
2.0

A few questionable factoids strung together for some alarmist doomsday scare mongering.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe's Rating
4.1

Getting the word out on increasing government surveilance of its citizens.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe's Rating
2.4

If you're going to claim massive election fraud in 49 states you'd better have some very compelling proof. This article falls far short of that. No independent outside review of the data or the methods used is ever mentioned. No smoking gun (keyboard?) of who/when/how the giant computer fraud is ever brought out. This is a conspiracy theory masquerading as a news article.

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe's Rating
4.5

illustrates a government and industry push to further drive down wages for the benefit of corporations and investors.

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NT Rating: 4.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Sep 16, 2013
Philippe reviewed this story - Sep 12, 2013
Philippe's Rating
1.1

This is an ad, not a news story.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Dec 21, 2012
Philippe's Rating
4.1
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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2012
Philippe's Rating
4.0

This story shows that despite the backtracking the contempt for the 47% is still strong. Claims that winning the votes of whites with over $50k of income was a moral victory.

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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Nov 28, 2012
Philippe reviewed this story - Nov 13, 2012
Philippe's Rating
3.9

A well written summary of gerrymandering and its effects.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Nov 6, 2012
Philippe's Rating
4.3

Goes well beyond the attack soundbytes and provides specifics to the extent they are available and comments by experts in the field.

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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Dec 6, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.8
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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Dec 4, 2011
Philippe reviewed this story - Aug 26, 2011
Philippe's Rating
2.5

It has been shown that the way the inventor took his measurements did not reflect actual power output and his approach does not work. Not to take away from the interest and initiative of a young person, but a good article would have checked up on the invention and discovered the flaws in the experiment instead of only relying on a single source.

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Philippe posted this story - Jun 14, 2011
Philippe reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.4
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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Apr 28, 2011
Philippe's Rating
4.0

A good, not overly technical, overview of how multiple data sources are combined to improve GPS performance. This explains why Apple was saving data which could be used to track phones.

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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Apr 28, 2011
Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Apr 25, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.7

gives the NYT's Public Editor a seemingly well deserved slapping around for suggesting that newspapers, and especially the NYT should only write positive articles about each other.

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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Apr 25, 2011
Philippe reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.5
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Philippe reviewed this story - Apr 7, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.1

This story is based on the pretense that saving any number of lives is worth any cost and because of that avoids a good opportunity to talk about the fact that we don't act that way in real life and that health and safety laws are about that tradeoff.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Apr 6, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.4
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Philippe reviewed this story - Apr 4, 2011
Philippe's Rating
4.1
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Philippe posted this story - Mar 30, 2011
Philippe reviewed this story - Mar 29, 2011
Philippe's Rating
4.0

This story of a company town shutting down when the company does gives us real people and real lives to illustrate what is happening to a lot of families in this economy. Well written, but the company was not included.

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Philippe reviewed this story - Mar 14, 2011
Philippe's Rating
4.5

First hand perspective on the Japan disaster.

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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Mar 10, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.5

Takes what could be a generic celebrity arrest story into a chance to comment on class, the drug war, and inequality.

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Philippe posted and reviewed this story - Mar 10, 2011
Philippe posted this story - Mar 2, 2011
Philippe posted this story - Feb 28, 2011
Philippe reviewed this story - Feb 25, 2011
Philippe's Rating
3.8
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Philippe commented on this review – Feb. 24, 2011
Subramanya Sastry
2.3
(NT Rating: 3.0)
Reviewed by Subramanya Sastry - Feb. 25, 2011

This could have been a much better opinion than what it is. It accepts as fact that Watson might be able to offer marital advice. Is human knowledge, insight, and wisdom reducible to a bunch of statistical analyses? Isn't that a question worth engaging with? It further bases its arguments without any critical questioning of AI or the singularity claims -- it seems to accept them as fact and merely bemoans the repercussions on the human species and talks about struggle and conflict. A more enterprising opinion piece would have more seriously grappled with these claims and examined the bases for human knowledge, wisdom, insight, consciousness, and awareness -- it touches upon it briefly by referring to the idea that human ... More »

Philippe Habib Comment:

This review sums up all I thought about, and what I wish I’d thought about, when I read the article but wasn’t able to state as well as this author so I gave up. Great review of a pretty poor piece.

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