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Comment Redundant redundancy (Score 5, Funny) 238 238

This is literally the article with the most redundancy I've ever read. nearly every facts is repeated twice or thrice in various ways.
I also love the explanation of Mach, this is much needed on sites like this :).

Also, the amount of redundancy in this article is ridiculous!

Comment Re:It might help if courts took hacking seriously (Score 4, Insightful) 40 40

Just wondering, what dus 50k systems mean in this context. Is it like downloading 50k mp3's (sounds impressive but isn't, you can automate most of it), or is it he put serious work and did serious damage to each of those systems (would be quite a full time job with lots of overtime though).
Just write 1 good worm and you'll have "hacked 50k systems"... It just sounds like some stupid number that's supposed to sound impressive, but has hardly any meaning.

Comment Re:Feminism ruins society again... (Score 1) 599 599

Then how would you handle hostile environments for such minorities in the fields?
I just heard about something similar in a far less controversial situation: a woman who likes birdwatching who started a group for female birdwatchers to enjoy doing it together. She was sick of the male birdwatching culture that can be very belittling to others, certainly women, and it's things like that that keep women from then joining such activities, making the male domination & problem even worse.
It's just a vicious circle, a majority starts with a behaviour that drives away the minority, and the inequality rises.

If you see a better way to handle such issues, i'm curious :). For now i'm thinking "well done for making your own bird watching club for women so interested women won't be immediately chased away by the men".

Comment Re:MOOC = massive open online course (Score 1, Informative) 87 87

Ooh, it took quite long for a troll to come at me for not remembering the acronym.
Can't say i read that much about such courses to remember the acronym (although after looking it up it did sound familiar). If you feel that's enough to have a go at me, good for you, you must feel really special and good right now :)
*enough feeding trolls*

Comment Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 662 662

"Something strong enough to make him regret he did it and be exceptionally careful about it in future"
Sounds like an idea, but your suggestion of "forfeited his 6 months pay and made him apologize to producer on the show" is just ridiculous. He did the second, and would hardly notice the first.
He just ruined his own show, i guess he'll now regret he did it and be exceptionally careful about it in the future.

Comment Re:what will be more interesting (Score 4, Insightful) 662 662

What planet do you come from, and how do i get there?
On this planet greed is one of the main things people are more than willing to shove their ethics aside for. Most companies if they can choose between the ethical thing (throwing JC out), or keep profiting from him since he's one of the main stars, will choose the latter. Greed and ethics often conflict, and it's nice to see a big company go for the ethical option.

Comment Re:what will be more interesting (Score 5, Interesting) 662 662

I love it how when a big company for once doesn't choose for the money but actually takes a stance against a star misbehaving, and then everybody is like "sucks being them, they'll lose a lot of money over this".

Do we want them to be ethical, or just chasing money no matter the consequences? Either of both appear to be the wrong thing to do it seems.

Comment Re:Self-Driving problems... (Score 1) 451 451

Odd, i was thinking the opposite way. Have some selfdriving cars be modified a bit extra by the police (with some proper calibration of everything, and some extra sensors), and you've got near permanent police presence on every big road. And it's no longer just people driving to fast past a speed trap that get caught, but all other antisocial behaviors too. It'll make the roads hell for human drivers who are used to being jerks on the road :).

Comment Re:Ok then... (Score 5, Insightful) 247 247

There are ways to go about it, but this isn't it...

I'm curious, which ways are that?
I find it hard to say what to think about such people. They're on the far end of the scale, but they do have a point. We all react more strongly to some things than to others, and they focus on that. What i'm wondering most, you start off by calling them crazy, but are they? Seriously, prove them wrong (or rather, they're being proved right a bit more every day). It's just not the immediate end of the world as they may view it, but is being more sensitive to such things being crazy?

Comment Re:Is it just me... (Score 2) 516 516

design and fashion is always such a cycle. I don't know why you feel these are " 256 color, flat, windows 3 style icons". They look far better than the old windows 3 icons do. To me they just look like the next evolution.
And seeing people freak out over icons that pretty much look as expected seeing current gui practices... yes, it makes me feel people are just opposing change. To me they look like a nice new set of icons, and if you prefer another set, put that on your windows :).

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