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Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 660

by Kartu (#49366449) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

Uh, no, McDonald's had NOT "served coffee at a temperature above their own published standards".
It was within their (and national coffee association's),standards and in fact McDonalds continues to serve coffee at 80–90 C (176–194 F).
Coffee served to Liebeck was within 80–190 F (82–88 C).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

Comment: Re:Define "Threatened" and "Unwelcome" (Score 1) 765

by Kartu (#49318185) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

What kind of "media"?
They are not exposed to TV.
They don't read newspapers.
Boy isn't in kindergarten yet, neither was his sister at his age.
On the street ads, most of the time they see nude females on bikes driving through the river and a big bottle beside them. (never figured how they were related, maybe if you drink much of that, you'll start to see nude women driving through a river)

When we (parents) are watching Hollywood movies with massive battle screens, my wife is in "OMG what on earth are they doing it" mode. "Why are those guys on the ladder climbing, it's guaranteed death...". I never wondered about that. It should be, probably because someone at the kindergarten showed me pics of men slaughtering each other, explaining, that's the way to go. I don't recall that, but there must be something like that, cause even though volumes of hormones in our bodies are so different,we should still think the same, right?

Comment: Re:Define "Threatened" and "Unwelcome" (Score 4, Insightful) 765

by Kartu (#49314877) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

Look. Regarding that "forcefully discouraged" thing I keep hearing.
I have two kids, a girl and a boy.
The boy is younger.
Most toys he got earlier were his sister's.
And, mind you, I bought a lot of "boy" toys for my daughter (actually the first toys she got were "boy" toys, because "why on earth would we force "girly" stuff on hear" I said, but she got full range of em).
So lot's of cars and other machinery.
She played with cars now and then.

But my boy is simply obsessed with them. He has piles of toys to choose from, all kinds of them, but "Car" was one of the first words he learned.

I'm pretty sure out there somewhere someone is explaining that women are underrepresented in auto sports, cause, you know, "they are forcefully discouraged".

Here is, what I want to tell you: just STFU, ok? Cause MEN AND WOMEN ARE simply DIFFERENT!!. Nobody bans any sex from anything, but some disparity in some areas is more than natural.

Comment: Re:INTEGRATED GRAFIX!!1! (Score 1) 161

by Kartu (#49210815) Attached to: Ultralight Convertibles Approaching Desktop Performance

Jokes aside, AMD's integrated graphics does quite well (at least both Sony and Microsoft were happy to use that in their last gen consoles).

However finding good laptop WITH GOOD SCREEN with AMD's APUs seems impossible.

PS
Oh, and recently German amazon advertised new Intel's APU's (with Iris) for integrated GPU performance (still behind AMD's, while being much more expensive). Sigh...

Comment: Re:Relaxing = Live longer? (Score 1) 208

by Kartu (#49160165) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

Note that air is also very dry in saunas.
90C is nothing special, everyone can easily stand it for at least 10-15 mins.

Germans also do "Aufguss" (not sure what Fins call it or whether they do it) in 90C.
It's when they also add humidity into the picture, normally in 3 rounds. Depending on Sauna/who is doing it, it can quickly get to unbearable levels.

Comment: Re:The barbarians will murder anyone they want (Score 2) 319

by Kartu (#48776519) Attached to: MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

Pardon me, but how does this show that Islam itself is not the problem?
It merely shows that being Muslim doesn't save you from Muslim fanatics.

Now, examples that you have mentioned, pardon my cynicism, were more of a collateral damage. The terrorists weren't after these people because they were Muslims. However there have been dozens if not thousands of Shia Muslims vs Sunni Muslims terrorist attacks in Iraq.

Problems with Islam:

1) Apostasy in a crime punishable with the death penalty

2) To qualify as apostasy, one doesn't even to renounce Islam or join another religion, just questioning "fundamental tenet or creed" of Islam is enough. (e.g. Sharia law)

In 23 (!!!) (as you'd guess, Muslim) countries apostasy is covered through criminal laws (which is a violation of universal human rights) it is THAT bad.

Comment: Re:Yes this is Terrible. (Score 1) 191

by Kartu (#48616009) Attached to: Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

Wikipedia disagrees.

In short: Mr Jobbs refused to let other players in, to a point when major "music companies" preferred no-DRM to DRM dominated by Apple.

25th of September 2007 was when BETA version of amazon music came to life, but DRM free music from major players came later:

In January 2008 it became the first music store to sell music without digital rights management (DRM) from the four major music labels (EMI, Universal, Warner Music, and Sony BMG), as well as many independents.[1][2][3][4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

Before that happened:

The music companies had argued that Apple, which dominates the digital music market with its iPod player and iTunes service, should license its copy protection software to rivals. But Mr. Jobs has refused, saying that such a move would invite several problems, including the possibility that hackers would crack the technology.

Which led to:

Now, some music executives are privately backing the idea of dropping the software from music sold through virtually every service except iTunes, in order to strengthen AppleÃ(TM)s rivals and potentially diminish Mr. JobsÃ(TM)s advantage. The major labels have been upset with AppleÃ(TM)s inflexibility on music pricing, among other issues.

From:
  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12...

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