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Comment: Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (Score 1) 1215

Actually, I do, which is why I find the screenshot questionable - the only way to get such as screen in that exact format would be to deliberately try and hide your tracks (logging out, clearing the search bar before taking the screenshot, etc). Deliberation implies intent.

Or someone that opened the profile of the person sending the tweets (no search needed) who opened a "private window" to see it without revealing their personal info. Yes, it takes "forethought" but took me about 2 seconds to do (two clicks, once you are looking at an "offending" tweet).

Comment: Re:Send in the drones! (Score 1) 825

by AK Marc (#47783985) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Both in Korea and in Vietnam, there were plenty of Soviet advisors in the communist forces, and in some cases they were troops actively engaged in fighting - in particular, fighter pilots were often Soviets. So yes, US and Soviet troops did actually shoot directly at each other as part of Cold War.

Not in the minds of those ordering the fighting. When a Soviet killed an American in Vietnam, the NVA did it. The Soviets weren't shooting at us, the NVA/VC was shooting at the South Vietnamese. It just happened that the NVA shooting was Soviet, and the South Vietnamese army member killed was American.

Comment: Re:Send in the drones! (Score 1) 825

by AK Marc (#47782241) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine
Yes, Russia, under the USSR, bred out the Ukrainians. Crimea is a little different because it's often not been Ukrainian. But there were Russian palaces on the Crimean peninsula, so obviously some claims. The people I know from the Ukraine hare the Russians. The only Ukrainians that don't hate the Russians are Russians.

Comment: Re:Gender imbalance is self selected (Score 4, Interesting) 568

by AK Marc (#47782111) Attached to: Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia
Tautology U has taught you well. Prove women don't participate for reasons other than bias.

If the reason women don't participate is because women are more likely to have their edits reverted when people see they are done by a feminine name, then the choosing to not participate is based in bias. Asserting your preferred answer doesn't change reality, no matter how much you want it to.

Comment: Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (Score 1) 1215

Somebody created an account just to harass a person whose honesty has come into question before, and they just so happened to do it less than 5 minutes before someone who wasn't logged in and didn't do an actual search somehow found the user page?

Sounds like someone doesn't know how Twitter works. Let's say someone else follows her. They see the @her tweets. So they see it, and make the screen capture. But, they don't want to get involved in the mess, so they save the search, log out, and paste in the URL, showing the tweets in that search, without showing the person who captured it or how they searched for it.

Yes, it does make it unlikely that the person threatened was the one to capture the tweets (unless it was a setup), but not an unreasonable or unlikely chain of events.

You realize you just contradicted yourself here, right? If trust is a binary decision, than the statement "Trust all the time isn't the same as trust everyone all the time." would be invalid, since it implies degrees of trust rather than a "yes/no" configuration.

No. That's not a contradiction. Trust is binary. But trust isn't a single act. It's a binary between "yes" or "no" but not for all options. If your friend has been playing the "pull the chair" joke, you could trust your chair to hold you, but not trust it to be there. You still have trust all the time, just not in everything all the time. I trust that my next breath will contain oxygen. That is permanent, unless I'm in a fire or otherwise in trouble. But that doesn't mean that I have to trust everything all the time. Just that not trusting anything at any point in time would result in paralysis, and is mostly impossible. 10 minutes of analysis of the air before each breath isn't sustainable.

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. -- Jean-Paul Kauffmann