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Comment: Re:God (Score 1) 794

by codewarren (#46375083) Attached to: Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

The only evidence that the Israelites were ever in Egypt or made a 40 year trip through the desert or that anyone like Moses ever existed is a story where a guy parts the sea by raising his staff and the people are fed by magical food that falls from the sky nightly. That is to say, there is zero evidence that the Israelites were ever even in Egypt.

Comment: Re:Def Leppard fans are probably better off over t (Score 1) 80

by codewarren (#42548561) Attached to: Drug Allows Deafened Mice to Regrow Inner Ear Hair

I'm not sure that follows. Listeners compensate for both of these things by cranking up the volume only to be way over tolerance when the song goes from low point to high point or when the foam headphones shift back into place.

Which is worse for ears? Semi-loud music for 10 minutes or 10 seconds of over-the-top loud? It doesn't seem unreasonable to expect the opposite effect with flatter dynamics and a more physically stable listening device.

Comment: Re:Secure Networks vs. Insecure Networks (Score 1) 155

by codewarren (#42530831) Attached to: NTLM 100% Broken Using Hashes Derived From Captures

The crucial detail is whether the physical layer of the network can be trusted

Someone maintains that physical layer. Even if they are employees of the company, it doesn't follow that they can be trusted. Someone with access to the physical layer and an NTLM hack could "become" anyone else on the network and do whatever he wanted with little fear of getting caught.

Put another way, If everyone that was employed by the company could be trusted, they could all share the same login with unlimited access. If that makes you cringe, then so should NTLM. I think that's the point of the article.

Comment: Re:How does this get +5 insightful (Score 1) 690

by codewarren (#42489965) Attached to: Why Girls Do Better At School

I agree with you that the author you are replying to has a weak opinion. However, that doesn't mean he hates women.

A careful look at what I wrote will reveal that my misogyny accusation was not directed at the author. Notice that the title of my post was "How does this get +5 insightful?" and then I speak of him and his post in the third person, while I make the misogyny accusation in the second person. In other words I was saying, "...don't let science get in the way of your [Slashdot moderators'] shit headed misogyny".

Calling him a misogynist because you don't like his opinion is a false argument ad hominem.

OK, so even if I had been calling the author a misogynist, it would only be ad hominem if I had used his misogyny as disproof of his premise. But my disproof of his premise was that it was contrary to scientific data. Even if I had gone on to claim he were a misogynist, which I didn't, it wouldn't have technically been ad hominem.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogyny (a hatred of women)

OK, I think you are trying to say that a feeling of superiority to women is not the same as hatred. Yes, that's true, but that's not precisely the definition of misogyny I was picturing. See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/misogyny (noun: hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.). I think I would have been within my liberty to have accused of mistrust given the following from the author:

But if you need someone to get you to the moon--your best bet is still the guy

And yet, to be clear again, that's not what I was doing. I was noting that the quickness that this shot up to +5 (before anything else even had +3) was (yet more) evidence of the rampant misogyny in the ranks of the Slashdot moderation crowd. I'm happy to see that cooler heads eventually brought it all the way back down.

Comment: How does this get +5 insightful (Score 5, Informative) 690

by codewarren (#42477019) Attached to: Why Girls Do Better At School

There's no insight here, no data. The parent just spews his own feeling that "girls are rule followers" and "boys are smarter". The scientists with actual data found that the qualities were actually "attentiveness, task persistence, eagerness to learn, learning independence, flexibility and organization", but don't let science get in the way of your shit headed misogyny.

And yet this anti-science post makes it instantly to +5, why? Because it strokes the ego of the Slashdot anti-female crowd who think that feminists are coming to take their balls away.

Comment: Re:It's a little worse than summary... (Score 3, Informative) 535

by codewarren (#42476321) Attached to: The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

Indeed, here is the version from April 2009.

3.3 Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK. Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not load any part of the SDK onto a mobile handset or any other hardware device except a personal computer, combine any part of the SDK with other software, or distribute any software or device incorporating a part of the SDK.

They added no such restrictions, they've always been there. The summary is wrong.

Comment: Re:Does this surprise anyone? (Score 2) 535

by codewarren (#42476297) Attached to: The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

It hasn't been tightened, the summary is wrong. The following, which the summary says is new:

3.3 Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK

Is an exact quote from APRIL 2009. The new terms didn't change this.

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