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Comment: Recoil in horror (Score 1) 394

by Sechr Nibw (#49393443) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?
The thought that someone actually "literally recoiled in horror at the idea of someone not being on Facebook" makes me metaphorically recoil in horror at the thought of associating with such a person. Seriously? I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given how overreactive people seem to be these days (just now, I almost typed "how overreactive everyone is", what an overreaction that would've been!).

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

by Sechr Nibw (#49181717) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too
I hope that comment was to the world at large, not just to me. I was interpreting the study based on the wording of the summary.

White users were told that they had to reach the exit of the virtual building as soon as possible. The number of users who decided to help tripled when the virtual victim was white rather than black

In a study, I can understand stating that it was white users, for the sake of full disclosure and clarity. In a Slashdot summary, it's click-bait, so I put on my racism hat and reacted the way I was supposed to.

Comment: Re:What about the race of the escapee? (Score 3, Informative) 251

by Sechr Nibw (#49181383) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

For me, the page is blank but then redirects to: http://www.sciencedirect.com/s...

From the PDF:
The participants were Italian and white. They were psychology students (N = 96; 48 women, 48 men) who volunteered to participate without any reward. Their mean age was 24 (SD = 2.82).

Nice of them to not even test black people saving white, that way white people can feel like shit.

Comment: Re:Best idea is not to hide. (Score 1) 247

Pretty sure the main premise for many zombie apocalypse settings is that the zombie outbreak is caused by a disease that infects healthy, regular humans, possibly killing them, possibly not. When they die, however, they become zombies. This means that there is an unknown disease spreading, potentially worldwide, that infects people *before* we start seeing zombies. That's not a single zombie infecting the rest of us.

Comment: Re: Nosedive (Score 1) 598

by Sechr Nibw (#48740249) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

I'm assuming you mean MacBook or MacBook Pro, as iBooks haven't been sold since 2006, and they were PPC systems, and 10.6 was the version that nixed PPC support. However, whatever model of Apple you're looking to get RAM for, go to otherworldcomputing.com / macsales.com (same site now). They have RAM for every model of Intel powered Mac, as well as some for PPC powered Macs, amazingly. Every stick of RAM they sell, they have tested that make and model in the computer it is advertised for. If you want, you can use the site just as a resource to determine what kind of memory (speed, max size) to buy at NewEgg or wherever you normally shop.

Comment: Re:30-46% less force is required to deform?! (Score 1) 304

by Sechr Nibw (#48010009) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

If you're an American consumer, then your iPhone 6+ isn't a "$700 device", because only T-Mobile and small pay-as-you-go providers actually offer phone (service) plans that don't include phone (device) subsidies. When you shop for an iPhone 6 or 6+, you see anywhere from $199 to $499 as the price, because you're locked into a $350+ Early Termination Fee two-year contract. This is a huge reason why we, as a society, consider our phones to be two-year disposable devices - because we're getting even more robbed by the cell-telcos if we DON'T upgrade every two years.

Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 504

by Sechr Nibw (#47960079) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

I updated my iPad 3, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5S on release day, and haven't noticed any issues on them. Granted, the 5S is my day-to-day device, so it gets the majority of my usage, but the others seem to work fine (iPad as a gaming/reading/couch-surfing device, 4S mostly as a jukebox on my sound system). Heck, I've got my 3GS hooked up to my alarm clock, running iOS 6 and it's able to run the latest Pandora app still!

Comment: Re:Freemium vs DLC (Score 1) 139

by Sechr Nibw (#47485879) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

At the very least they should show if the in-app purchasables are something that you can buy just once, or repeatedly. That would be a good indicator of actual upgrade vs paid consumables. I have no problem with free, ad-supported apps that have a $1-2 "remove ads" in-app purchase. If it is a quality app, then I have no qualms about supporting it either with the ad views, or by paying to remove ads.

Comment: Re:Good. Now what about ads? (Score 1) 139

by Sechr Nibw (#47485869) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

I see what you're saying, but I very much like when there is a free, ad-supported version of a program, that I can try-before-I-buy, with the author either releasing a "pro" version or some such, that is $1-2, ad-free, or an in-app purchase to remove ads. However, if he made the second type of program, it would likely be grouped together with the freemium games that require daily purchases of $1 buckets of water to make your crops grow, etc. That's the problem I see with the EC ruling.

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