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Comment Re:Turing Test (Score 1) 263

Same reason the advertising industry relies heavily on attractive females: it overrides some higher function of the male brain.

"Same reason the advertising industry relies heavily on attractive females: it overrides all higher functions of the male brain in the vast majority of cases."


Comment Trying to meet someone, how? (Score 1) 263

...because in my experience 80-90% of the women on the paid site were working, self-sufficient adults...

So... that's like, what, eight or nine women?

Or are you counting law enforcement trolls, male impostors, and corporate shills, too? That'd probably get you up to 40% or so of these site's supposedly "female" accounts, the rest being bots pretending to be women, which don't count as "working, self-sufficient adults."

I'm truly glad you met someone you found worthwhile, but in the vast majority of situations, these sites are not good hunting grounds for an actual reasonable partner.

The old standbys are still by far the best, assuming one can pull their head out of their phone or laptop or ipad long enough to actually look around them and actually speak to people. Laundromats, grocery stores, libraries, classes of various types, museums, music stores (what few are left.) You know, places where reasonable, normal people tend to go and can be engaged in the creaky old technique of face-to-face, physically-present conversation. Where you can smell each other, sense each others body language, see how the other person moves, how they do at/with eye contact, make physical contact, engage in courting and other courteous behaviors...

I truly think the current crop of young people have gone and shot themselves in the foot with their overwhelmingly present "everything is online all the time" mentality. Not that you can't find someone online, of course you can, but the real world is still a much better place to try. If, of course, you have at least basic social skills and at least a few desirable characteristics. If not, then things haven't changed one whit -- you're screwed, and not in the "OMG I scored" way. Online won't help such a situation either.

Comment Re:How is this legal? (Score 1) 263

How many people do you think read all of the T&Cs? How many people do you know who have read the Facebook T&Cs, for example (I know two, but I don't know anyone who has both read them and agreed to them)?

I read them and didn't agree with them, hence have zero facebook presence. Does that count? :)

Comment 5K resolution (Score 2) 48

The only thing I want to know is:

Will the 28W parts be able to drive a 5K display when used with Alpine Ridge (Thunderbolt 3)?

That is: would a 13 inch Macbook Pro with Skylake be able to drive a Retina Thunderbolt Display?

Supposedly Thunderbolt 3 does support 5K resolution, and the Intel Iris 550 SKU will have 64MB of eDRAM.

I suppose we won't really know until next year.

Comment Re: You keep using that word. I don't think it me (Score 1) 301

What phones do they cripple?

I bought my iPad direct from Apple. Since you pay full price with T-Mobile anyway, there's really no downside to buying the an OEM phone and using it. When I had to send back my iPad for a while I just switched the SIM to a Moto E.

Comment Re:Free speech hundreds of miles out in the desert (Score 1) 177

Yes. I have not been to a public fireworks display without police being there.
Of course it is really silly to compare Burning man with a 4th of July event. I have never been to a 4th of July event were the use of illegal drugs is very public and well known.

Comment Re:The reason for these laws (Score 1) 714

The bit I missed in my last comment was that these laws also create a form of legal discrimination against Nazi ideology. This is the same point made by gay marriage activists, legal discrimination against a group can justify and encourage social discrimination. In the case of Nazis, this can be seen as a good thing. (In a similar vein, laws banning racism can help make racists unacceptable).

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.