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Comment Re:Autists trying to script social interation? (Score 1) 145

You're an imbecile. You're a flat-out mouth-breathing imbecile, who aspires to be a moron.

>rules of conduct are intimidating

Then leave society as a whole and live on your own island. But good luck earning money to buy that island, as you will have to cooperate with other people to earn it, which you are certainly incapable of doing.


Comment Re:Autists trying to script social interation? (Score 2) 145

For example, just look at the Rust programming language project. They have a very bureaucratic and tyrannical code of conduct.

Ok, let's look at, specifically, what they define as harrassment:

4. Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
Posting or threatening to post other peopleâ(TM)s personally identifying information ("doxing").
Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
Inappropriate photography or recording.
Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someoneâ(TM)s consent before touching them.
Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

You have a problem with these? Then stay out. None of these rules are unreasonable. Indeed, since you find them so unreasonable that you have to whine here about it, you sound like the kind of person that any group, that wants to get anything done, should keep out, lest they be trolled into wasting time on your moronic nonsense.

I seriously wonder what you would have done, 25 years ago, when "unprofessional behavior" would have gotten you booted off the entire Internet.


Comment Re:Uh? (Score 1) 336

It's strictly about the number of transistors on a chip.


Just because clock speeds won't go up much more with silicon technology, it doesn't mean that going from a 2D plane to 3D assemblies (with the associated heat problems, but this "low power" stuff helps with that) won't happen.

It will happen. It's "merely" an engineering and geometry problem rather than a physics problem requiring new science.


Comment Re:cost and benifit (Score 1) 74

I assume therefore that if the people using the machines are not in the habit of visiting certain types of website,

Which type of website would that be?

Years ago, when Investor Village was still young, they had a problem with an advertiser serving up malware.

Just the other day, Forbes was caught serving up malware in their ads after telling people to whitelist them.

Various other web pages not affiliated with what you might call the "seedy underbelly" of the Internet have been caught serving up malware in their ads.

So tell me, which "certain type of website" might I avoid?

If it's any help

No, your statement here is not of any help.


Comment Re:Editorial echo chamber (Score 1) 406

This means people will end up sucked into the echo chamber of one single publication's editorial bias.

They don't now?

To say that having to pay for content causes siloing is nonsense in the light of the current system of 'free' echo chambers.

On the subject of ad-blocking itself, I block on the hosts file level and whitelist js per site *because serving up malware with ads has gone on for over a decade* and the advertising 'community' (such as it is) refuses to clean up its act and has thumbed its nose at users ever since the NSF AUP was removed from the 'net.


Comment Re:Why the fuzz? (Score 3, Interesting) 420

However, nobody ever speaks much about the horrible attrocities (sic) the other countries commited (sic) during the war: [list]

Really? Fucking Really?

The fact that you were able to rattle examples of other atrocities right off the top of your head means that yes, there are a /lot/ of books and other media about the other atrocities since you have read them.

Let's see, what can I find on just one atrocity done by the Japanese during WWII

1-12 of 4,299 results for Books :
"bataan death march"

On Amazon alone.

>unfair to the nazis

Please. Fuck. Off. And. Go. Back. To. Stormfront.



Comment Re:Just in time (Score 1) 420

"Mein Kampf" was arguably a derivative work itself.

Not "arguably" but actually was.

It plagiarized The International Jew (in Germany The Eternal Jew) and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (which itself is a plagiarized work), the former written by Henry Ford (yes, that one) and the latter funded by Ford in its first widespread US publication.

To say that it's a derivative document is an understatement.


Comment Re:im sure its a riveting discussion (Score 1) 349

>Everything looks blurry and makes my eyes water

I think that can be said for Windows font rendering.

What, exactly, is wrong with this:

That's what I see at 94dpi.

I think that's a lot clearer than "clear type" and a lot less fuzzy than Apple fonts on a standard monitor (I can't say anything about Retina displays as I don't own one, but higher /should/ be less fuzzy)

And that's with KDE. KDE used to be notorious for bad font rendering and ridiculously bad kerning. Now I prefer it over all other "standard-def" anti-aliased font rendering.

BTW, the font is Aller.

And my monospace font is Adobe's Source Code Pro


Comment Re:Cooking, genius... (Score 1) 481

Napalm is an incendiary, not an explosive, i.e., not a bomb.

Fuel-fertilizer bombs /are/ explosives, however. They do indeed go "boom". I first learned about these from an online friend in Appalachia who related the story that among his friends, one of the things to "do" for fun was to make one, drive into a disused mine, drop it off, and let it go boom. This was years /before/ the Oklahoma City bombing. Yee-haw.

Mix Styrofoam and gasoline (as much as you can dissolve), however, and you do get a sticky burning substance - good enough for most campfire lighting purposes (summer-camp way - a can of spray wax and a match) or self-immolation (someone actually did this in Wakefield RI, for really stupid reasons). Add elemental phosphorous for extra fun.

One of Fieser's colleagues suggested adding phosphorus to the mix which increased the "ability to penetrate deeply...into the musculature, where it would continue to burn day after day."[5]

"Napalm sticks to kids"

I cannot find any chemistry (from something /not/ related to the Anarchist's Cookbook or some-such Darwin-event inducing text) related to easily making a bomb out of TSP, so unless you have a reliable reference for your just-so-story, I have to call [citation needed] on this.


Comment Re:Low opinion of ESA? (Score 1) 74

The moment you start dehumanizing people who haven't committed a crime, deciding that it's OK to do bad things to them just because you disagree with them, and they're not worthy of the same rights and protections you give to people you agree with, you've started using the same reasoning ISIS uses to justify what they do.

So you mean that TRUMP saying that we should "take out" the families of suspected terrorists is a bad thing, right?

"I would do my best, absolute best â" I mean, one of the problems we have or one of the reasons we're so ineffective, you know, they're trying to, they're using them as shields. It's a horrible thing," the real estate tycoon said.

"But we're fighting a very politically correct war. And the other thing is with the terrorists, you have to take out their families," Trump added.

"When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don't kid yourself. But they say they don't care about their lives. You have to take out their families."

Yeah, promoting war crimes is defensible.... not.


Comment Re:Whiners, LISTEN UP: (Score 1) 533

Being a responsible operator means you know what to do when your aircraft loses RF control, meaning that you also know the limits of combined RF and computer control of your particular aircraft.

If all of these operators had paid attention and learned the limits of their aircraft beforehand, they would have never flown them where they did and they wouldn't have had their faces on the boob-tube as a result.

And we wouldn't be here discussing whether or not a token 5 dollar registration fee is onerous or not (it's not).

The responsibility lies /solely/ with the operator.


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