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Comment: Re:I am going to take this a step further (Score 3, Insightful) 113

by Time_Ngler (#48580149) Attached to: Study Explains Why Women Miscarry More Males During Tough Times

Why not make them asexual then? Gay relationships can have self-destructive crazy, too.

Gay tendency could be a side effect of other gene that is beneficial (or a combination thereof and/or along with a nurture component). For example, you wouldn't argue that blind spots are a survival trait, would you? And yet eyes without them would be considerably better.

Comment: Re: Camps mixed up (Score 0) 739

by Time_Ngler (#48276879) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

It's because the poor people that do vote, senior citizens mostly, don't like living next to drug addicts that engage in petty theft, sell drugs and sometimes do much worse deeds, and live off the government dole. For whatever sins the republicans are known for, the thought is they will help prevent theiving meth heads from living next door to them.

+ - Bug in Bash shell creates big security hole on anything with *nix in it->

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Dupple (1016592) writes "A security vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating systems, could leave systems running those operating systems open to exploitation by specially crafted attacks. “This issue is especially dangerous as there are many possible ways Bash can be called by an application,” a Red Hat security advisory warned."
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Comment: Re: Stereo (Score 1) 197

by Time_Ngler (#47686927) Attached to: Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

Interesting, but I thought a lot of the way we determine the direction of sound is through triangulation, in combination with the delay it takes from sound to hit one ear and then the other. That's why when you try hard to listen for where something is coming from, you often instinctively tilt your head slightly. (and the time for sound to travel from one ear to the other is also why when you hear things underwater, you have trouble telling where they come from because sound travels faster in water than in air)

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984