Steve Merican

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Steve Merican

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21 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Brain-reading technology: A new frontier of surveillance?‎; 20:06:33, 21 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Thank you for clarifying. – Steve )

19 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Examining studies cited by incels‎; 20:30:05, 19 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Incel article May 15 "New Yorker" by Tolentino. https://goo.gl/ApDVhQ )

18 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Brain-reading technology: A new frontier of surveillance?‎; 21:03:51, 18 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I hope this comment is not out of order here. I read the story; was intrigued; I began to do research to supplement the story. I have a comment and a question. Comment: The story is based solely on a column in the South China morning Post.: I read that article. There are three or four direct quotes (at least two of which seem ridiculous), but no other references in the article. Maybe I overlooked it, but in two or three hours of Google research I didn't see anything reliable-looking to support the notion that this kind of technology is being used or even exists. I did read another blog post, quoting an academic source, suggesting the technology does not exist as the SCMP states. An article in "Atlantic" makes a passing reference to this sort of technology and suggests it is futuristic. Question: I know the story is not finished and far from publishable as it is. I see that the author has suggested a number of follow-up issues for the story. But what is the story here? That one columnist wrote about how the technology supposedly is being put to use, but a tech blogger says the technology is not ready? Another question: if I'm right about the lack of support in and for the SMCP, then is this the kind of story we should be putting our efforts into? I hope my comment and questions are not harsh-sounding. I raise the issues here because it seems like a good place to ask: Is an undocumented column in the SMCP sufficient as basis for a story? -Steve )

16 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Donald Trump cancels North Korea summit, citing 'anger' and 'hostility'‎; 17:43:41, 16 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I suggest: Needs new headline to focus on story lead -- ie, that N.K. threatened to pull out of summit. )
17:37:33, 16 May 2018 ( diff | hist). . Korean leaders agree to work toward 'complete denuclearization' (Updated → Combine para 4 and 5 eliminate redundancy)

15 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Truckers will be first casualty of self-driving technology‎; 19:26:56, 15 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> And the accident statistics are interesting. I wonder whether there is a breakdown of where and under what conditions the trucking accidents tend to occur – i.e., do we know whether those accidents and fatalities are occurring on the open highways or in the more congested cities or in off-highway rural areas? The answer to this question may suggest how to focus forthcoming research. )

11 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Timeline: Charting escalating conflict between Iran and Israel‎; 17:13:22, 11 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> A piece is running on the New Yorker today with the following theme: The attacks and counterattacks came just a couple of days after President Trump’s announcement, on Tuesday, that the United States was withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the Iran nuclear deal. The stories are often reported separately, but they should not be. Unfortunately this also is a commentary and there is no attribution for the statement. Here's a link to the whole article: https://goo.gl/prx3hm. )
• (view) . . Comment: Timeline: Charting escalating conflict between Iran and Israel‎; 03:24:08, 11 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> A BBC report today about the conflict mentioned the U.S. pullout from the agreement, but stopped short of suggesting a connection. Other reports I've read so far do not connect the two stories. or even mention the agreement-pullout in the context of the military actions between Israel and Iran. It's hard for me to believe these story lines are unrelated. I intend to watch the reporting on this angle closely. )

10 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Timeline: Charting escalating conflict between Iran and Israel‎; 17:39:04, 10 May 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> It would be interesting to explore the relationship, if any, between these military incidents on May 9 and 10, and Trump's announcement of the US pulling out of the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran, and statements from the Iranian government that [Trump or the US] will regret it. )

20 April 2018

• (view) . . Comment: A Trump-Kim meeting might break deadlock of past encounters between U.S. and N. Korea‎; 17:44:38, 20 Apr 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Brandon and Sarmad -- I agree. My suggested change is: Negotiation History Under Trump-Kim Summit )
17:38:01, 20 Apr 2018 ( diff | hist). . If Trump meets Kim, history will be handmaid (Updated → Change Headline to: Negotiation History Under Trump-Kim Summit. Respone to reader comments; clarifie)
17:33:31, 20 Apr 2018 ( diff | hist). . If Trump meets Kim, history will be handmaid (Updated → Negotiation History Under Trump-Kim Summit)

19 April 2018

• (view) . . Comment: George Engels‎; 18:39:11, 19 Apr 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> George -- I'd like to keep up with the U.S./N. Korea story. What angle do you suggest? WikiTribune is doing a good job of informing about new events. I'm thinking about a deeper look at the recent history, maybe a more detailed story about one or two of the collapsed efforts. What do you think? What are your needs? -Steve Merican )
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16 April 2018

22:39:46, 16 Apr 2018 (diff | hist). . Post-1985 U.S. Talks With N. Korea re Denuclearization (Updated → Recent history between the U.S. and North Korea will weigh on the forthcoming Trump-Kim summit.)

07 April 2018

06 April 2018

• (view) . . Comment: London's murder rate tops New York's for first time‎; 00:14:04, 06 Apr 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I favor sensible gun control in the US. But this statistic does not reflect well on the gun-controllers-argument that limiting guns will reduce violent crime. I wonder how or if the gun control lobby responds to this. )

05 April 2018

26 March 2018

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08 March 2018

07 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Ex-Russian agent mystery; Trump economic adviser quits‎; 22:43:12, 07 Mar 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I'm looking forward to this project. I'll be in touch soon. )
• (view) . . Comment: Ex-Russian agent mystery; Trump economic adviser quits‎; 15:47:58, 07 Mar 2018 . . Steve Merican (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> George -- I'd love to take a crack at it. Is there a firm deadline, or should I consider it asap? )

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