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Comment: Re:Bernie Sanders (any real shot at winning?) (Score 1) 386

by Gravis Zero (#49602751) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

I'm still pretty firmly convinced that free market concepts really never got a fair shake in the U.S. in the first place.

until someone figures out how to make sociopaths act honestly, the free market will always be doomed to be governed by anti-competitive behavior.

Comment: this is science, so you have to ask... (Score 5, Insightful) 299

is he wrong in saying that only having researching gender issues and only having researchers of only one gender may skew the research? what if this were two male researchers and a female rejected it for "ideologically biased assumptions"?

just sayin.

Comment: what are they really trying to achieve? (Score 1) 140

by Gravis Zero (#49565991) Attached to: New Privacy Threat: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

is the point of such devices to enforce HOV as a method to encourage more people to carpool in an effort to reduce traffic and pollution or is this just a money grab? if the point is to encourage people to carpool, it will fail as some people simply cannot carpool and the 15% that are scofflaws will simply add to existing traffic congestion which will ultimately cause more pollution. if it's just a money grab, this makes total sense.

Comment: defend? (Score 2) 63

by Gravis Zero (#49546093) Attached to: Pentagon Discloses Network Breach By Russian Hackers

Carter cited the newly declassified incident during an address at Stanford University, in which he also warned the Pentagon was ready to help defend America's networks and to use cyber weaponry, if needed.

so instead of hoarding exploits you are going to patch them? or will you hold companies liable for poorly written software? or maybe require CS students learn how to write secure software? or publish a free OS that is secure by default?

the Department of Defense was previously named the Department of War for a good reason.

Comment: what is Arimaa? (Score 4, Informative) 58

by Gravis Zero (#49507183) Attached to: Computer Beats Humans At Arimaa

Arimaa is a two-player strategy board game that was designed to be playable with a standard chess set and difficult for computers while still being easy to learn and fun to play for humans. Every year since 2004, the Arimaa community has held three tournaments: a World Championship (humans only), a Computer Championship (computers only), and the Arimaa Challenge (human vs. computer).

seriously, slashdice, some reference would be nice sometimes.

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