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Comment: Re:No, he's not (Score 1) 222

by Ginger Unicorn (#48996675) Attached to: GPG Programmer Werner Koch Is Running Out of Money
Running out of money and not getting rich are two different things. If you're on 90k euro a year and you're running out of money, you need to reevaluate your expenditure. I consider myself running out of money when i can only afford a 2.50GBP ready meal instead of spending 4 pounds on a proper meal.

Comment: Re:Ghostery = Inferior + 'Souled-Out' (Score 1) 467

by Ginger Unicorn (#48893891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?
I love the irony that you're evading the point he made by accusing him of "running away". We all know why people "run away" from you APK, it's because you refuse to engage with the argument and just keep spamming non-sequiturs until people just shrug and walk off. Arguing with you is like playing chess with a pigeon. You can be checkmated in two moves, but you'll still shit all above the board and strut around like you've won. You are completely mental, and I guarantee that your response to this post will only demonstrate that further. Let me assure you, you can post whatever nonsense you like in response, safe in the knowledge that I won't be engaging with it because it's a waste of my time. I anticipate...ooohh say... ~4 posts that are thinly disguised as posts from 4 different ACs that are clearly all written by you. I'll be disappointed if you don't include the phrase "run forrest, run".

Comment: Re:No such thing in real gambling (Score 1) 340

by Ginger Unicorn (#48774299) Attached to: Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

It's 34 orders of magnitude more complex. *34*. That's fucking huge.

Take the size of the search space as rule of thumb. I remember 1Gb drives becoming run of the mill about 17 years ago. 1Tb drives were, what, about 5 years ago (i might be behind the times)? So let's say you can do 3 orders of magnitude in about 12 years.

That makes 408 years before we can solve no limit hold'em, unless the rate of complexity of computers accelerates, which it might, who knows, but even so, we're not going to compress that down to 5 years.

To get to a harddisc that could contain 10^34 times as much information on an 11Tb disc, you would need to blow past petabytes,exabytes, zettabytes and yottabytes, and that's not going to happen in 5 years.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin != Coins (Score 1) 108

by Ginger Unicorn (#48715747) Attached to: Fraud, Not Hackers, Took Most of Mt. Gox's Missing Bitcoins
During these "bitcoin is a scam" arguments, no one ever seems talks about using bitcoin for what it was designed. As an alternative medium of exchange. I would never keep money in bitcoin, because it's chaotic. I never keep money in my paypal account either, but that's not what it's for - it's just a very useful tool for buying things in certain circumstances.

Comment: Re:The Legit Bay (Score 1) 81

by Ginger Unicorn (#48646247) Attached to: Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay

It's still not theft. If you were stealing someone's creative work you would be going to where they keep their source materials and removing them, depriving the creator of access to their work. What you are doing when you pirate something is experiencing the work without remunerating the creator.

These are two separate and distinct acts, with entirely different consequences. Not giving something to someone is not the same as taking something away from someone. Now you can argue that both situations are equally reprehensible if that is your judgement. But they are not synonymous. There are subtle but important differences that underpin the whole argument, and coherent discussion can't proceed unless you appreciate this difference.

Precise use of language is important, as it reduces muddled thinking and enables a clear argument to be made. Banging out the word "theft" at every opportunity as an appeal to your own emotional response to the injustice you perceive is preventing you from understanding the other side of the argument.

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.