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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate 549

Posted by samzenpus
from the looking-into-it dept.
v3rgEz writes In a terse form letter responding to a FOIA request, the FBI has confirmed it has an open investigation into Gamergate, the loose but controversial coalition of gamers calling for ethics in gaming journalism — even as some members have harassed and sent death threats to female gaming developers and critics.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by MrHanky (#48421957) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

The things I've seen about 'design flaws' have usually been about it being counter to the unix tradition of small programs doing one thing and one thing well, which only ever was true for small cli programs used to manipulate strings of text. It's not so much a proper neckbeard criticism, just some regurgitated nonsense that people will repeat because they've seen it modded to +5, insightful, and repetition is after all the surest way to seem insightful.

Broken shit is to be expected from software. Hopefully most of it gets fixed sooner now that so many have to use it.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 327

by MrHanky (#48398363) Attached to: Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

Bullshit. Any pre-64 bit Intel laptop from Apple had a lifespan of 5 years before it was forced into obsolescence by an arbitrary OS X cut-off. These days, support go all the way back to the first 64 bit laptops (2008), but it's still far too early to tell whether they last twice as long as alternatives.

Comment: Re:When is something well-known enough to not cite (Score 1) 81

by MrHanky (#48278555) Attached to: The Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers of All Time

Hm, maybe I live is a web search world, but I never found myself wishing for that kind of thing. It tended to be I'd read a paper finding it through web searches, on the website of a researcher I knew to be be important in the field, or cited elsewhere.

But that's just not practical when you want a current overview of a huge field. With EndNote, you typically dump the entire list of search results from the database, and then start reading abstracts (included in the reference file), sorting relevant from irrelevant, and then download PDFs to read (which are then stored along with the references). It's a research tool and a retrieval tool. BibTeX isn't.

There must be more to life than having everything. -- Maurice Sendak