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Comment: Only thru third party effect (Score 0) 368

by aepervius (#49187135) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles
Insurance, PR+NIMBY, and overpriced clean up make nuclear expansive. A realistic price for clean up and removing the cruft without removing the security and nuclear is not as pricey. Alternatively force coal to have zero radioactive emission like nuclear, and see how far you cheap electricity goes. Coal at the moment is allowed far more pollutant and far more radioactive emission than nuclear is allowed.

Comment: nope (Score 1) 144

by aepervius (#49180931) Attached to: Technology's Legacy: the 'Loser Edit' Awaits Us All

"I would say it's the opposite - that if everyone has their mistakes on parade, then it' makes it easier for others can admit that they too aren't perfect"
There is absolutely no evidence that this is hapenning. in fact there is a lot of evidence that people simply stops at the top information they find and retain negative information far easier (bias). Look there is a reason stuff like susperstition exists, post hoc or ad hominem are used successfully : because people bias toward the negative. Spread the negative the bias will stay, but a LOT of people will get fucked. The only way it would work would be if *absolutely everybody* would be hit by this, for decades. Not going to happen.

Comment: That is what the author wish (Score 1) 207

by aepervius (#49175629) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?
Seeing what Microsoft has done in the last years and how the amrket is going , they will almost certainly go for the following :

* subscription based, forget the 15$ or whatever you paid for minecraft, they will ask 1$99 every month.
* separate set and special mods which allows more than color/form only microsoft, and only for money
* everybody else relegated to basic coloring, texture and form mod, no "command" block type mod adding new function.
* not possible anymore to have your independent server. After all you could do some stuff which would tarnish the image of MC2.0 "microsoft". And there is the money from the server subscription, like 20$ a month.
* API even more obsfucated than for MC 1.0, but with DMCA take down if you deobsfucate it and attempt to add your own command mod
* going away from Java

Yeah i am quite a cynic.

Comment: Missing the point (Score 2) 561

by aepervius (#49171859) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

This is not about how your own application react to a file. this is how the operating system *does*. There is a convention in the operating system, particularly windows, that a .gif will be tried to be displayed as a picture and a .html as a web page. Your application may *chose* to interpret it as music for all we care, but the operating system will react by default as described.

This is why displaying and showing this is an executable is important. Although nowadays the windows operating system should warn you you are about to run an executable.

Comment: In the end they were fair (Score 4, Insightful) 217

Rather than spend all the money, 20% will be refunded. And a software source and PCB will be offered. It is a failed kickstarter, but not as bad as those which went home with the money breaking all promised delivery. Like moulyneux and godus for example.

Comment: Why bring that up ? (Score 4, Insightful) 120

by aepervius (#49158975) Attached to: Craig Brittain (Revenge Porn King) Sues For Use of Image
Even in the sex-free-est society, revenge porn is not seen as being good. The guy is an asshole (and anybody having posted photo there without consent) and may his reputation follow him around. This has nothing to do with sex being shameful or not, and everything to do with consent and revenge.

Comment: It is you shalt not murder (Score 1) 389

by aepervius (#49152751) Attached to: Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling
The old testament god was made as a conquest god. Our ancestor did not have as much knowledge as us , but they were not irrational. They made with what they had. So give them credit where credit is due : it would have made no sense to write myth about a god killing and ordering killing people right and left, including babies, and then pronounce "you shall not kill". No. The commandement is "you shalt not murder" thus preserving the artistic logic and integrity of the old testament, those were not murder, they were kills (the line is very thin and very blurry between both from this side of the moral evolution we underwent, but it is a huge difference for a desert iron age tribe).

Comment: They are doing it wrong then (Score 1) 347

by aepervius (#49144669) Attached to: The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates
"On the flip side we have so-called "agile" development teams who simply define a deliverable as whatever they've completed on delivery day. These developers rarely tell management until the 11th hour that what they're going to deliver is below spec. Agile development has its strengths, but this aspect is a giant weakness. The solution is not to eliminate schedules. It's to adapt them to changing conditions and be proactive about slippages."

The PO is supposed to be aware of this at least on the sprint level, and if necessary communicate with the client. Furthermore one of the tenet is that the team is responsible,m and responsibility is to warn that the spring goal may not be reached and draw consequence on it for next sprint goal (make them less big etc...). Which also means since you are delivering on the atomar level of a sprint, that it is known sprint after sprint how the evolution of the project is by the client. Now if you are speaking of telling on the 11th hour on a SPRINT level, well Yupi-doo. Compared to most project which tell goal will not be met at the 11th hour before delivery of the FULL project ?

Comment: Why is this insightful ? (Score 3, Insightful) 187

by aepervius (#49144647) Attached to: Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch
This is utter bullshit. Most people which seek suicide do not "do it without telling it". In fact many have along phase where you can detect symptoms (unfortunately most often hindsight) and call for help. This is not "i want to suicide" this is for example "life is so hard sometimes I want to end it all" or similar turn of phrases. And those persons use the communication way they most often use in their flife. It was letters a long time ago, sms, and whatnot, then facebook, suicide hotlines and maybe now twitter and others. The point is that it is relatively rare that somebody is 100% happy and then poof they suicide without warning (that happens, but usually it is more in the line of a illness diagnose without hope of cure or pain relief). The problem is that those warning can be very easily overlooked. That OP has no fucking clue whatsoever and should not be let near a suicide hotline ("attention seeker a bunch i tell you") or any other suicide prevention programs.

Comment: The free market does not solve everything (Score 3, Insightful) 245

by aepervius (#49132049) Attached to: The Peculiar Economics of Developing New Antibiotics
In fact the free market is most probably the culprit with overusage of antibiotic for cattle and chicken rising. In this case though, public research should be here the solution. Yes sometimes the free market is not the solution, but rather public pooled resource, call it socialist or whatnot. Just like you would not want to have fire service be private, sometimes some research area need to be public too.

Comment: distraction (Score 1) 260

by aepervius (#49125079) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper
"Having the ability to touch any word on the screen and have definitions, translations, and wikipedia entries pop up as you read (which is great for many of the older books) is a fantastic benefit "

And thus bring up thousand more distraction to break your reading. In my experience (having tested both) it is far far better for comprehension and reading "wellness" to simply note on a side paper what you want to search later and leave it there until you are finished reading. Unless there is a word which stops you understanding completely (which should be quite rare for the average book) this works well.

Comment: Who cares ? (Score 1) 676

by aepervius (#49110067) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge
When people look toward him, it is about his assessment on science in the US, not about proper manner or how to handle day to day relationship. Anything beyond checking what he said is an ad hominem. He could be the greatest asshole of the world, but what we should judge is his claim and the merit thereof. Far too many people look at personality or behavior where it is not proper.

Comment: huge difference (Score 1) 448

by aepervius (#49104125) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests
There is not many article on cholesterol in comparison, believe it or not biology is far far more complicated than climate science, because of the many additional factor both camp "cholesterol is bad for you" and c"cholesterol is good for you" can be bot right, due to the way the homeostasis in our body work and what happen when it does not, body requirement, confounding factors etc.... This is why you see often study contradicting each other in biology "coffee is good / bad for you". This is not about settled science , this is about having far far many factors coming in. In climate science on the other hand , the system are huge, but the number of factors or confounding factors is relatively small compared to a human. Think about it : you cannot simulate properly a human by slicing him in single voxel of meat and simulating the interaction between each other. You can do that with atmosphere to predict short term and evolution, and you can do that on a different level to predict long term evolution.

Matter cannot be created or destroyed, nor can it be returned without a receipt.