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Comment: Re:I live in Montana. I'm looking forward to it. (Score 0) 379

by Silvrmane (#47418959) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

"Proven Liar" - citation please.

"Paid Shill" - citation please.

The graphs you two are arguing about are apples and oranges. One is a graph of temperature readings, the other is a graph of temperature anomalies. They also cover different time periods, and have different vertical scales. I should also point out that the anomalies graph quite visibly dips downward after the year 2000. Just saying. It cannot be argued that there isn't a 'pause' in the warming. It cannot be argued that temperature co-relates poorly with CO2 levels. What can be argued are the reasons why this is so.

Comment: I can solve the mystery for you (Score 0) 137

by Silvrmane (#46810021) Attached to: Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand
Wheddon is an over-rated, talentless hack. Nothing he does really succeeds because of this simple fact. With the single exception of Cabin in the Woods, the bulk of his output is unwatchable, unenjoyable dreck. I suspect, for this reason, that Cabin in the Woods was an idea stolen from someone else.

Comment: Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (Score 1) 469

It is entirely possible that trying to digitize signals above the hearing threshold will produce lower-order harmonic artifacts that ARE within hearing range, but it is safe to say that this is making the audio worse, not better. It is not humanly possible to hear or experience harmonics much above 20Khz, even if you are very young with fresh ears. Also, I'd love to know what audio sources you are using that capture these elusive unhearable nuances - since ALL recording equipment rolls off above 20Khz - you are claiming to hear things that aren't actually there.

Comment: Re:Buy OUYA get controller free (Score 1) 180

by Silvrmane (#46643763) Attached to: Amazon Launches Android-Powered 'Fire TV' For Streaming and Gaming
Mine works just fine, thanks. I'm not really sure what people are comparing the Ouya to - it's miles better than any of those Android TV sticks, better than the Raspberry Pi at actually running things at speed. It's not particularly locked down - I've side-loaded lots of things onto mine. Sure it's only got 8Gb of memory in it, but I've got everything on a 128Gb USB stick shoved in the back of it. Right now I have a handful of Ouya games, lots of emulators, Quake 1, 2, and 3, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein on it. The controller is pretty good. I honestly can't work out what people keep bitching about it. For $80 I've had a lot of fun with it...

Comment: Re:is this a big deal? (Score 1) 131

by Silvrmane (#46167121) Attached to: Why the Latest FISA Release By Google Et Al. Means Squat
I have a question for the no-javascript crowd. I've been wondering this for a while, so I'm really not picking on you in particular to ask this. But I'm really curious. If not javascript... what? As a web developer I encounter problems in web page design that can be solved in one of three ways: static delivery of content to the end user, with no interaction, can be accomplished with simple HTML and CSS. Dynamic content where logic must be applied to select and serve the right content to the right user can be accomplished with server-side scripting (my favorite tool for this purpose is PHP). Interactive content, where the user has to interact with page elements that appear, disappear, make logical decisions on user input, validate form input, etc. can only be accomplished on the browser with a universally available client-side scripting language. The only language that fits the bill, in my experience, is javascript. Don't get me wrong - javascript isn't my favorite scripting language by a long shot, but by being ubiquitous, its the language of choice on the internet. So, how would YOU solve the design problems of Slashdot without client-side logic and interaction without use of javascript? I'm genuinely curious. If you don't have a reasonable answer to that question, then I'm puzzled about your comment.

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_