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Comment Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 319

I see marriage as a partnership between two people. Each gets a lot out of the marriage - stability, a family, a home, security, companionship etc. So refraining from cheating on your partner is just one of the sacrifices you have to make in exchange for that.

It doesn't have to be a monogamous relationship to begin with. That's a societal construct designed to control people. It's only going behind their back if you have that kind of relationship to begin with.

If you can't trust a happy partner who's having their needs met, how can you trust an unhappy one who isn't?

A societal construct used to control people? What are you 15? I'd love to see the look on your face when you try and talk a girl you're interested in, into this.

Comment Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 319

Funny how Slashdot's fierce Fighters for Privacy turn a blind eye when it's something they don't care about that gets hacked.

But I guess these people "deserved" it because they didn't adequately protect their identities...or something.

Thugs are thugs whether they are stabbing you for your wallet or stealing your personal information. A swift death is the best option for them.

They deserved it because they cheated on their spouse. Which is morally wrong, everywhere. This isn't a religious thing... it's wrong like "Lying" or "Stealing" You're harming another person for your own personal transient gratification.

Comment My Favorite (Score 2) 57

Well, the obvious thing to do in this thread is to rave about your favorite game right?

I have a 7yr old, so we needed to find a game we'd all like, and the whole "who wins?" bit turned into an issue with a kid that age.
We finally stumbled on "Castle Panic" which is quite frankly an amazing game.
Dice Tower review:
It's actually incredibly fun despite being cooperative. Everyone gets to talk about how they should approach defeating the monsters. Kids get super excited when they kill monsters. I highly recommend it. And yes, even adults enjoy this games.

Comment Re:How? (Score 2) 381

So, precisely how again do they suggest sites verify ages? It needs to at least be proof against a minor with an adult's "borrowed" credit card, and it can't require sites to violate the law. This isn't a technical problem here, it's completely independent of the technology. If these politicians want the problem solved, they need to spend some time thinking about how to solve the problem. And yes, "make someone else solve it" is a valid option but only if having the sites apply that solution by making the politicians the "someone else" is also a valid option.

The problem is, they don't care about kids seeing inappropriate material... Politicians are, after all, sexually abusing minors left and right in the UK.

Unemployment too high? You lost your job? What are we going to do about it? Sir, were you aware that your 11yr could possibly be addicted to Tentacled midget porn? You didn't even know that was a thing? Here are some shocking pictures. Go argue with your neighbors and leave us alone.

Comment Re:It seemed too good to be true... (Score 2) 485

Neither of those OS's, by default, farm you for information. Google does offer you lots of services you really want in exchange for letting them farm you... But there are alternatives and you're free to chose them.

It sounds like here, Microsoft is doing the farming at the OS level. I don't know if that's true or not, I'll wait to hear more. But if it's true, this version of Windows is DOA. It could have been the one toehold MSFT could have had to fend off Google and they're throwing it all away.

Comment um no (Score 1) 170

The point of Steam Machines is to get rid of Windows and MS... so how does Windows 10 help with that?
Also... you can already plug your video card into your TV. You've been able to do that for over 10 years with a $10 extra long HDMI or Display port cable.
If you want it wireless, there are devices that do that for about $100
If you want a real "Stream" or shared desktop, Chrome Cast can do games now and the dongles $29

Also... this story hit a day or two ago... on pretty much every "Pay to play" tech website out there at the same time. In other words, this is a paid Microsoft commercial we've been duped into reading. Thanks Slashdot, you're really going down the tubes.

Comment Re:Say what? (Score 1) 83

One of their more promising goals is to create a "perfect lens" which would allow an everyday person to view things as small as a virus with the naked eye.

Can someone explain to me how using a lens to see something qualifies as "with the naked eye", exactly? opposed to an electron microscope.
An electron microscope "Senses" things and then creates a false image representing those things so you can have an idea of what it's sensing. You are not actually "Seeing" the thing in the microscope. With a perfect lens, light bounces off the object, passes through the lens and enters your eye. You are seeing the actual object, and not a false image of it.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles