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Comment: Re:Totally agree with Bechdel (Score 0) 515

by Princeofcups (#49330743) Attached to: A Bechdel Test For Programmers?

It was a joke. Which is all this idiotic topic deserves. The Bechdel test makes some (although not much) sense for a movie, where the characters and dialog are the whole point. But for a software project? Why should I care about the gender of who wrote the software I am using?

That is the crux of the problem, that you do not care. To you this is unimportant, and should not matter. You are incapable of believing that it COULD matter. You dismiss it, instead of trying to understand how it could be important. And while the majority of the "geek community" is so positive that their worldview is so perfect and right and just that it is silly to think otherwise, nothing will change.

Start with the concept that it IS important. Try to imagine that. Then you may be able to get out of your tiny little shell of superiority, and lean about the rest of the world.

Comment: Narcissism and Sociopathy (Score 1) 140

by Princeofcups (#49286637) Attached to: Gates: Large Epidemics Need a More Agile Response

Narcissism and sociopathy are probably the most harmful diseases currently known to man, leading directly to wholesale slaughter, destruction of the environment, rampant poverty, etc. The sooner that we can put people like the referenced into a controlled medicated environment where they can no longer have such a negative affect on the world the better.

Comment: Re:Shouldn't that be sign? (Score 4, Informative) 93

Is the vulnerability described in the article applicable only to older versions of MacOS/X, or has the researcher found a way around that test?

Quoting the article: "It’s not a point-and-click exploit – the attacker will need to get on the same network as the target Mac, either through a breach or by sharing the same public Wi-Fi access point, and then inject a vulnerable but legitimate application and make some purely cosmetic changes to the appearance of the .dmg (virtual installer disk) file when mounted."

Sounds pretty theoretical at this point. I don't see the "reliable technique of Shared Library replacement" that the summary declares.

Comment: Fake Login Time (Score 1) 340

It's time to start hacking our phone to have two accounts, one that you use, and one that is pretty much blank. When they ask you to unlock, it shows them the blank one. No information there, sorry. Same thing with laptops. Make sure that you're logged into the guest account when you pass security.

Comment: Re:What about the race of the escapee? (Score 1, Insightful) 251

by Princeofcups (#49182139) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

Blacks ignoring whites is not racist.

Orientals ignoring whites is not racist.

Arabs ignoring whites is not racist.

Indians ignoring whites is not racist.

Whites ignoring anyone else is racist. Whites are guilty by default. End of story.

Feel threatened much? :-)

Comment: Re:you care more for your own kind, its science! (Score 1) 251

by Princeofcups (#49181569) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

They did this study with kids and dolls in the 80s.

We are programmed to prefer our own kind and ethnicity.

Its a tribal thing that protected man for hundreds of thousands of years..

Political correctness morons want to call it racism but political correctness is anti individualism and promotes group think.

Yes, and that's a problem in a multiracial society. Not understanding that is, by definition, racist.

Comment: Re:Snowden isn't coming - this is all a ruse (Score 3, Insightful) 671

by Princeofcups (#49174247) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

Snowden isn't going to come to the USA willingly to face trial. This is all a ruse. His Russian handlers may just be messing with the US or it may be said to get some publicity. If Snowden really wanted to face justice, he wouldn't have done what he did. His handler is quite right that if Snowden leaves Russia he may end up extradited to the USA. Snowden is going to stay as a permanent "guest" of the USSR, cough cough, I mean Russian Republic as long as Putin is in charge and possibly longer. Wait for it - in the end Snowden or his handlers will say that he couldn't get the guarantees he needed about a fair trial, so he won't be coming. Even if he really wanted to leave and face US justice with no pre-conditions, I don't think Putin and his former KGB boys would let Snowden leave.

Except Snowden is no longer a person who should expect anything from either government. He's just a PR pawn at this point. If the US offers Russia something in return, like concessions in Ukraine, and someone thinks that they could get a big PR win out of it, then expect him to be escorted to a D.C prison post haste.

Comment: Re:confused (Score 1) 106

I have always struggled to understand how some technology makes the transition from being a luxury or niche appeal, to something that government starts to feel is an entitlement or is deserving of regulation.

Government is owned by business. Businesses (theoretically) compete with each other. Look for a google competitor who gains something from such regulation, and you will find out who started this.

Comment: Re:Oh God No... (Score 1) 222

by Princeofcups (#49149121) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

I still believe in Ridley Scott, even if I'm the only person on god's green earth that liked Prometheus. So Charlize Theron is not an ambi-turner; so what?

Why does everyone thing that Ridley Scott is the genius behind Alien? The real genius behind that movie was Dan O'Bannon. Nothing that Ridley or that hack Cameron did is canon in my not so humble opinion. And no the "alien" is not a race, it is a weapon. Please get that straight.

Comment: Re:So, start a company making easy-to-fix equipmen (Score 1) 194

by Princeofcups (#48999521) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment

> They would go broke. The reason all of the sensors are there is because when they didn't have sensors, and some farmer misused they tool and got hurt, they sued the manufacturer

Quit being such a corporate tool.

The tort aspect of this is likely completely irrelevant since these are likely highly self reliant types used to fending for themselves for various reasons. Even in the city, this excuse "but we will get sued" is usually just bullshit. Lazy people are just trying to take advantage of the pervasive anti-lawyer propaganda.

Quit swimming in the kool-aid.

In these cases, the plaintiff rarely starts the case. Instead, some lawyer reads the news in the paper and jumps at the opportunity to rake in some cash, as long as they can convince the plaintiff that it's in their best interest.

Comment: Re:Not roughly, exactly (Score 1) 244

by Princeofcups (#48974289) Attached to: Over the past 10 years, my TV-watching has..

I disagree. Computer games are interactive experiences, not something you can just veg out on. Games improve perception, reflexes and sometimes logic and reasoning ability. Online games can also help with social skills.

Television doesn't help anything.

Except, I don't know, education and knowledge? I spent my youth watching PBS documentaries on television. Could I have gotten that knowledge from games? Silly question.

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