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Comment What is this one... (Score 1) 311

The line of argument that goes, "your opinion is not valid unless it is an exaggerated parody of your opinion"? For example, "if you believe in freedom, then you must believe in anarchy", or "if you believe in the harm caused by human over-population then you should kill yourself"? I guess it's a form of reductio ad absurdam, so that would get my vote if it were an option.

Comment Re:People forget easily (Score 3, Informative) 192

Yes. It is aggregated data... You don't think they are really only accessing metadata do you? How cute!

Almost. The real meaning of the term is data about data. For files, it's the file name, size, extension, timestamps, and maybe the magic numbers could be called metadata (which is why I don't like magic numbers in files). For pictures, it's camera exposure settings, focus, GPS data, etc. For emails, body text is the "data", whereas email headers are "metadata". From, To, Subject, that sort of thing. You can then aggregate that to get a different kind of metadata (metametadata?), but in its un-aggregated state it's still metadata.

I'm So Meta, Even This Acronym.

Comment Re:So useless. (Score 1) 81

You are more than just a little retarded if you think that Japanese fishing vessels cause problems in the Atlantic ocean.

Well, I guess being ignorant is better than being retarded, but the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is especially prized in Japanese cuisine, which accounts for about 80% of the market. I remember seeing many news stories that involve Japanese fishing fleets coming into conflict with European authorities, complaints that EU quotas were useless as they were not being applied to Japanese fishing fleets operating illegally in our waters, etc.

I believe Nutria is due an apology.

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