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Comment Re:Sarah, the LKML SJW (Score 3, Insightful) 447

1. Locate or Create a Violation of the Narrative.
2. Point and Shriek.
3. Isolate and Swarm.
4. Reject and Transform.
5. Press for Surrender.
6. Appeal to Amenable Authority.
7. Show Trial.
8. Victory Parade.

SJWs are cowards. Even the slightest resistance early on is usually enough to stop the process. In this case, step 3 didn't materialize, so she's stuck repeating step 2.

Fortunately, Linus seems to be a natural. He values results over pretty much all else, and his results are currently running just about all meaningful computation and communication on and in the vicinity of this planet, so threats to withdraw approval don't mean shit to him.

Comment Re:Safety (Score 4, Insightful) 371

no evidence that arming the victims prevents mass shootings.

What's your next guess? Read and learn.

Besides Volokh's very informative research, I'll ask if you've ever hear of a country called "Israel"? There's a reason why the Palestinian terrorists gave up on trying to shoot up shopping malls and switched to half-assed rocketry.

1 in 5 chance that a mass shooting will use weapons the killer didn't own but obtained from gun owners on site.


Why is it that when you leftards pull a number out of your ass, you always go for 20%? That's just like the bogus claim that one in five women will get raped in college.


Hardware Hacking

Desktop Turing-Welchman Bombe Build 64

An anonymous reader writes: I completed a months long project to build my own version of the Turing-Welchman Bombe. My machine uses a Raspberry Pi2 and an Arduino to drive stepper motors to turn the three output indicator drums and to drive an LCD display, to work like the indicator unit on the real Bombe. Everything was custom made by me at home. The unit is built to reflect the style of the real Bombe at Bletchley Park and to run in a similar way but as a portable, desktop sized unit. To demonstrate it I use the same Weather Report Menu as used at BP to demonstrate their real Bombe. The entire build was painstakingly documented over many months but the link given shows an overview and a film of the completed machine in action.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 559

You must be pretty special then, if everyone you know was born knowing about deionized juice. Virtually no one that I meet knows anything about what they are eating.

I do think, however, that if a "juice" maker makes their "juice" by adding sugar extracted from juice, that should show up in the ingredients as sugar, not as juice.

Is that really a controversial position to take?

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 559

It turns out that if you take fruit juice, filter out all of the colors and flavors, then evaporate a bunch of the water, you end up with water with a sugar concentration similar to what you find in soda, except that product labeling laws allow you to sell it as "100% juice".

Comment Re:Might not need? (Score 1) 152

"Might not need vs does not have is a stretch."

Exactly, and a very large stretch at that. The article doesn't even offer a guess as to what these "sensors that a noncheating car might not need" are. Steering angle sensor - used for stability control. Individual wheel speed - used for ABS. Throttle position - used for drive by wire. What else is needed to tell that the car is being run on a dyno and not the road? EGR control is a common part of diesel emissions controls.

The author stated "I mention hardware because it widens the scope of the Volkswagen conspiracy." No, it doesn't, not unless you can point to specific hardware which would otherwise not exist.

Apparently, Physics Today doesn't require actual knowledge.

Comment Re:Article is FUD (Score 1) 132

You make no sense. The summary says "Samsung has decided to patch only for recent devices running Android Lollipop, but not Jelly Bean or KitKat" and the article says "Samsung just confirmed to us that the JB and KK families will not be patched and that the vulnerabilities are only patched on the LL family."

So, explain how "an official (pushed OTA) update to Jelly Bean" fixes things.

In any problem, if you find yourself doing an infinite amount of work, the answer may be obtained by inspection.