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Comment Not amused (Score 2) 402

"I'm sure foreign tourist will be amused when getting a bar code sticker slapped on their arm."

Yeah i am sure amused to be tracked all the time like cattle with a tag and not having a private moment. Being treated like an animals sound fun. Why don't you start first Chrissie sweetie. How about we attach a gps tag on your ankle. That sound fun right ?

Comment Re:Nyuzi was first and is better (Score 1) 37

Could you not even link to the fully functional open source GPU so that the lazy but curious could click, and google could perhaps realise that it exists?

OK, I take that back. WTF has happened to links in the comment submission box? They've finally done. Those crazy bastards have destroyed slashdot.

Comment Doctor Biboulet certified it (Score 1) 433

The charlatan aforementioned certified it was oversensitiveness. Unfortunately the way the appeal works in this case , it was not a real tribunal but an instance where it was looked at the recourse of the woman to be declared handicapped. There is such a case no second expertise. So a doctor probably not even a psychologist or psychiatry, not aware of the research showing electrosensitivity is pure hypochondria, was bamboozled and certified her ill, so she get social allocation for 3 years. After that it get reevaluated. Sad but not surprising.

Comment Doubleclick serve malware (Score 3, Insightful) 236

Doubleclick isn't exactly your eastern europe shaddy site :

You are probably not responsible and involved, and thank you for the informative post, I am sorry but your "we are vetting ad" in view of big network serving malware, sounds more like trying to stem the flow of the blood while pretending one is not wounded.

"The only real market solution is to whitelist a certain number of ad networks"
No the real only solution is to blacklist *all* ad network until they accept responsibility and utterly disable any scripting in their advertising, only serving sanitized text and sanitized image. And that is the minimum.

Comment mob rule does not make right (Score 1) 1033

"The majority of those people who signed up voted and Ancillary Justice won one of the awards. "

Majority from a self selected group is far from being an indication of excellence. But if you think so, then If you expand and read around you will see that the popular estimate is far more mixed for ancillary justice. Do not take me wrong, it is a good novel, but it is a novel conservative in its execution, and as such it does not reflect excellence and innovation. If you had told me it was a novel from a white old guy back in the 70ies I would have nodded : that is how conservative it feel in its execution (note : literary execution and plot, I am not using conservative in a political sense). Maybe it was the best they could find that year though I did not look that up. But then again they could simply have voted "no award". Read around i am not the only one to think so, the critics about its execution, I am not the only one thinking that, and web site where you can see collated critic and fan vote certainly show a wide split. A good novel, but not one of excellence.

Comment From the hugoaward web site (Score 0) 1033

"The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans."

It award excellence it says nothing else. If those women/minorities/LGBT novel shine by excellence then the sad puppies are idiot puppies. If on the other hand those novel do NOT shine by excellence then there is a suspicion they are nominated for other reason, being promotion of author for other reason. In such case then the puppies are correct as this should be excellence which should be promoted. Not political stuff.

I have no idea whichever way the true reality is I can only give my own take : I can only say the 2014 award did not please me , anciliary justice for example, I found it more old school and not really "excellent" (so the critic of not conservative enough is funny from my POV , it was very conservative in its execution IMNSHO). Water on the shoulder was nice. But both I will have forgotten in a few years. In the end I would not care less for politic I want to see good SF and fantasy float up , being written by and about transgender lesbian women non white or white male. After all I liked Friday from Heinlein. The problem is that definitively this year politics took over from both side.

My final verdict : both side can go to hell.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist