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Comment: Re:Liberals are Egoistical Maniacs (Score 1) 330

by MikeBabcock (#48337617) Attached to: Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

That final paragraph is precisely the debate every rational pro-life person I know wishes would happen, and yet it gets stiffled continually by so-called "women's rights" which are supposedly being trampled.

Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to vote, and letting them vote would've trampled "men's rights" ...
Once upon a time, slaves were forced to labour in fields for no pay, and allowing them fair treatment would have trampled on "owners' rights" ...

Having a tough conversation about where a woman's rights truly end and where the unborn child's begin isn't happening and it should. We may decide as a culture that children have no rights to live until they're 2 years old; we may instead decide that 5 months after conception is a viable human life that deserves recognition. Unfortunately this discussion is simply being stifled.

Comment: Re:Immigration is not the problem. (Score 1) 330

by MikeBabcock (#48337579) Attached to: Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

I could cite thousands of examples of religious people who are not delusional and you'd claim they were just because they're religious. That makes you closed-minded and bigotted. Just because some *people* have issues or are morons doesn't mean what they stand for should be painted in that light. What they stand for should be judged on its own merits, and the person on their own.

Painting all religious people with the "delusional" brush as you did is far too broad a statement to be properly rational.

Comment: Re:Only if you're a spammer (Score 1) 139

by MikeBabcock (#48337559) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

I don't know what your point is at all.

A) I send my own mail, I sign it all using DKIM and advertise a DMARC record that says so.
B) I have a third party I trust sending mail as me, I send them a key to sign mail with and add them to the SPF senders list and advertise a DMARC record saying so.
C) I have a third party relay messages through my own server; A) applies and works fine.
D) I use a third party relay myself, I sign the messages before going out and publish an SPF record saying they are trusted and a DMARC record saying these are true.
E) I don't sign all my mail, I may or may not send from trusted hosts; I publish a DMARC record saying not to block unknown sender IPs and unsigned messages.

In all cases, DMARC helps tell the recipient what to expect. The fact that your outbound server is blocked by a stupid IP-level blacklist based on your ISP has *nothing* to do with SPF, DMARC or DKIM.

Comment: Re:Yahoo is a part of the problem (Score 1) 139

by MikeBabcock (#48297805) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

DKIM does NOT mean that a message isn't spam, it means that Yahoo really sent it.

DKIM is fixing a completely different problem; random spammers sending out E-mail from their own servers claiming to be from Yahoo (or another domain).

I've had this happen to domains I administer and its incredibly annoying, especially when clients get E-mail claiming to be from me. DKIM fixes this problem.

Comment: Re:working as designed? (Score 1) 139

by MikeBabcock (#48297781) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

I use DKIM and SPF on all domains I administer with appropriate settings on each and then advertise DMARC records stating that SPF and DKIM should be expected on all messages. This means anyone attempting to send E-mail as one of my clients to a server using DMARC will fail. I see no down side either.


Tao3D: a New Open-Source Programming Language For Real-Time 3D Animations 158

Posted by timothy
from the not-quite-minecraft dept.
descubes (35093) writes "Tao3D is a new open-source programming language designed for real-time 3D animations. With it, you can quickly create interactive, data-rich presentations, small applications, proofs of concept, user interface prototypes, and more. The interactivity of the language, combined with its simplicity and graphical aspects, make it ideal to teach programming.

Tao3D also demonstrates a lot of innovation in programming language design. It makes it very easy to create new control structures. Defining if-then-else is literally a couple of lines of code. The syntax to pass pass blocks of code to functions is completely transparent. And it is fully reactive, meaning that it automatically reacts as necessary to external events such as mouse movements or the passage of time.

The source code was just made available under the GNU General Public License v3 on SourceForge [as linked above], GitHub and Gitorious."

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