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Comment: I definitely share password with family (Score 4, Insightful) 117

by mccalli (#47712363) Attached to: 51% of Computer Users Share Passwords
Specifically, with my wife. If I'm ever in the proverbial hit-by-a-bus scenario, there are accounts she will definitely need to know and access.

Whilst technically correct that this increases risk of the password being revealed, it is an absolute necessary of an overall risk reduction strategy for online accounts (cancelling bills etc.).

Comment: Keep feeding the Useless Eaters (Score -1, Troll) 117

by Suiggy (#47636125) Attached to: New Process Promises Ammonia From Air, Water, and Sunlight

We're running out of cheap phospates and ammonia, and we need to keep feeding the billions of useless mouths because it's not politically correct to stop feeding them! We need 20 billion useless eaters clogging up every square centimeter of land on this planet. Just think of the progress!

Comment: Web = Garbage (Score 5, Insightful) 315

by Suiggy (#47560309) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Next year, the languages you'll need will still be C, C++ and Java. Maybe some C#, Python or Bash. The year after that, you'll still be using C, C++, and Java. Maybe some C#, Python or Bash.

By 2020, the main difference is that you'll be working with machine-learning DSLs and libraries to program/train memristor based devices. But you'll still be using C, C++, and Java. Maybe some C#, Python or Bash.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile In Humans... (Score 3, Insightful) 157

by Suiggy (#47440107) Attached to: Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

Mass education isn't about making the masses of goyim more equal or intelligent. It's about breaking them away from the authority of their parents, selling them the opiate of "equality" and making them serve the will and authority of the modern state. It helps to increase tax revenues, thus enriching the elite. Nothing more or less.

Now serve your masters, goy.

Comment: Re:Boards or ROM's (Score 1) 133

Just seen this - hopefully you read the reply. For MAME I have a real arcade cab with an old PC inside it, so I don't use the Mac for that. For the rest of the emulation scene on the Mac though, take a look at Open Emu, which has a lot of what's useful. Other ones I use are for Commodore - Vice64 for the C64, UAE for the Amiga.

Comment: Re:Boards or ROM's (Score 3, Interesting) 133

Ever played Asteroids? If you haven't played it on the original arcade machine, chances are you're missing out on a large part of the experience because it runs on a vector monitor. Those beautiful glowing bullets simply don't show up on raster hardware in close to the same way. Same can be said for Star Wars - the sit-down vector monitor game was incredible.

I'm speaking as someone who has an arcade cabinet running MAME, and who regularly uses emulators on a Mac as well. I'm not perfectionist for a lot of the standard stuff, but I do appreciate that in some cases there are material differences to the real thing.

Comment: Re:Victory..? (Score 4, Insightful) 149

by DeadDecoy (#46990673) Attached to: From FCC Head Wheeler, a Yellow Light For Internet Fast Lanes
I have mixed feelings about that. While I do feel that having 'fast lanes' would be appropriate for certain civil services, those considerations would be used as a trojan horse for corporations to shove legal policy through the system. The need for sufficiently fast internet should actually strengthen the argument for net neutrality. The internet has become such a critical part of the societal infrastructure, that it should be maintained like one. If all traffic is equal, and we're worried about some critical health service needing bandwidth, then we should upgrade the hardware instead of creating an artificially scarce resource.

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