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Comment: Re:Hell Yes! (Score 2) 115

by PsyberS (#44945469) Attached to: Mozilla Plan Seeks To Debug Scientific Code

Where do I sign up? If I could get a "code reviewed by third party" stamp on my papers, I'd feel a lot better about publishing the code and the results derived from it.

Believe it or not, some computer science programming language conferences are doing *just that*.

http://cs.brown.edu/~sk/Memos/Conference-Artifact-Evaluation/
http://ecoop13-aec.cs.brown.edu/
http://splashcon.org/2013/cfp/665

Comment: Re:Straight porn isn't allowed either (Score 2) 299

Then you're an idiot. Lets show your 6 year old daughter some anal penetration porn in her my little pony app, see how that goes over. Fuckwads like you are a blight on society.

As long as said anal penetration earns the my little pony app an M+ rating, why not? I do believe this is exactly why Apple instituted the rating system; so that parents can decide what level of app is appropriate for their child(ren) and then block access to the rest.

Comment: Re:Picasa is only 1GB! (Score 1) 323

by PsyberS (#39792003) Attached to: Google Drive Goes Live

Actually per your own link, the limit the GP was referring to (2048x2048) is if you are a Google+ user.

"Photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won't count towards your free storage."

Comment: Re:Not looking forward to this (Score 1) 126

by PsyberS (#39786363) Attached to: Ph.D Webcomic Gets Adapted Into Feature Film

There's a big difference from acting like yourself when you're not trying to act like yourself, and trying to appear the way you think you would react given a particular simulated situation. Anyone can do the former. Only talented actors can pull off the latter. You have to learn to be "in the moment" and have real emotion in reaction to things you know are not actually happening. It's a lot more difficult than people give it credit for.

Ok and you failed to understand the whole point of using graduate students. This is a film about graduate school. Written by someone who went through and experienced it first hand. And filmed, acted, edited etc by actual graduate students. If he wanted good acting, he would have hired actors.

Comment: Re:Recourse? (Score 1) 189

by PsyberS (#39560631) Attached to: Up To 1.5 Million Visa, MasterCard Credit Card Numbers Stolen

I travel sporadically and have never bothered to tell them when or where I'm going. The two times they've declined the card have been $100 purchases at a local department store we shop at regularly. Whatever heuristics they've got going, it's a little off kilter, but calling them wouldn't have made any difference.

Sounds like my experience as well. Never inform them of my travel and never had issues. $500 hotel, $100 meals, $50 on gifts at some random shop thousands of miles from home all go through without a problem.

Yet my $50 Wii game purchase at my local Target (where I shop weekly) suddenly triggers it? Or my DVD purchase at my local BestBuy? Nice algorithms.

Comment: Re:Toggle (Score 1) 550

by PsyberS (#39287097) Attached to: Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

Change your password to a random string from http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/ so that you can't know it and then reset your password later.

Actually, all of my passwords are randomly generated strings that I dont know. Thats what a password manager is for.

So when asked, I can simply state (honestly) that I dont know my login password and do not have my key with me to sign into Lastpass (2-factor auth).

Comment: Re:Complicated? (Score 1) 225

by PsyberS (#39205107) Attached to: The Math of Leap Days

Actually, this is the algorithm I use. The next time it will be wrong is in 2100, and I don't expect to still be around, nor do I expect any code I've written to still be running.

Sounds like the logic people used when deciding that storing years with 2 digits was a good idea. How did that turn out?

Comment: Re:Eh (Score 5, Insightful) 461

by PsyberS (#39144783) Attached to: Comparing Today's Computers To 1995's
True, things may be only a thousand or so faster/larger than 18 years ago. This might sound like slow progress, until you also realize that progress was made in other vectors such as physical size and power consumption. You do realize that the tiny smartphone in your pocket is significantly better than the humongous desktop PC of 1995, right?

Comment: Re:Prices ARE different (Score 4, Interesting) 464

by PsyberS (#38580732) Attached to: Why Do All Movie Tickets Cost the Same?

A great many media have discovered more or less the same thing. DVDs, books, audio CDs, movies, video games ... they tend to have standardized prices. Such a practice would not be so common if there weren't very compelling reasons.

You clearly don't shop at actual stores that sell these products. Go to a Target or Walmart some day and take a look at the DVD section. There are sections of $5 (or sometimes less) movies, then $7 movies, $10 movies and of course the new releases (which are generally 'full price'). It's all about the demand and older movies have lower demand and thus (generally) lower prices. Especially the crappy, old movies.

Comment: Re:It's Not ALL Bloggers (Score 3, Informative) 353

by PsyberS (#38306602) Attached to: Bloggers Not Journalists, Federal Judge Rules

I don't remember the target, but I remember a long-running smear campaign a few years back. Some guy registered a domain named something along the lines of so-and-so-is-not-an-idiotic-jerk.com then put up a website full of innuendo. Things like "Are the rumors that so-and-so molests children true? We here at so-and-so-is-not-an-idiotic-jerk.com don't believe them for a second. Anonymous sources claim that so-and-so enjoys torturing kittens, but we don't think those sources are credible."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beck_v._Eiland-Hall

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