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Comment: Re:"....how close workers came to averting...." (Score 1) 259

by Yath (#37914372) Attached to: Blow-By-Blow Account of the Fukushima Accident

> Isn't this the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl?

Yes. As the submitter said.

> Should the summary read a bit more like 'averting a worse nuclear disaster than Chernobyl'?

No. Basically, all their efforts failed, so it was as bad as it could have been. And it was still much less severe than Chernobyl.

Comment: Luddite 100% (Score 1) 539

by Yath (#26985787) Attached to: Authors Guild President Wants To End Royalty-Free TTS On Kindle

I was going to be irritated by the one-sidedness of the summary, but after reading the article, it's apparent that the submitter is spot on. Blount's rant is one of the most ignorant tirades I've ever read, and the "Luddite" title fits him like a glove. He wants job protection for no other reason than some jobs are threatened:

- There is no copyright violation
- There is no patent violation
- There is no contractual violation
- There is no theft

There is basically no violation of the law or any ethical guideline.

To enact his suggestion would prevent a large number of people from benefiting from this technology. He would make readers into leeches at the expense of the public. He is an embarrassment.

Comment: Surveying is not the best method (Score 4, Insightful) 219

by Yath (#26852047) Attached to: Study Finds Gamers Prefer Control, Competence Over Violence

An extensive survey of the two groups showed that the exclusion of violence didn't diminish players' enjoyment of the game.

I hope they did more then just ask them how much they enjoyed themselves. People can be unreliable when asked such questions, for any number of reasons, such as not wanting to appear like bloodthirsty savages when questioned by authority figures.

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