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Comment: Re:Oh man, I'd hate to see how your kids turn out. (Score 1) 81

by del_diablo (#48921853) Attached to: Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

I see where its going. If you make the assumption that players who just sit around and shout "puta puta puta" at their teammates the entire game, and they can't be corrected. They don't understand what they are doing, or so the assumption goes.
The big question is basically: How many of these people understand they are toxic, and how many can improve themselves? I see why they call it a study in psychology, since the subject here is interisting.
If its valid for a study is a entirely different issue, since is metric into metrics into metrics.

Comment: Re:Censorship is the only toxic behavior here. (Score 2) 81

by del_diablo (#48921841) Attached to: Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

There is a large medium difference, and if you don't get that, the discussion can not be had.
League isn't a hangout place, its a entertainment medium. You go there to do something, and interaction is a secondary concern.
You describe #politics as a place where you go for the sake of interaction, where the contrast with ##politics also makes it seem that the latter is filled with butthurt banhammers.

Comment: Re:Not a fan (Score 1) 304

by del_diablo (#48893311) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Why are not specifying year of said models? Sciorro is either ancient, or 2008.
Rabbit is a long lasting series. 1990 != 2000 != 2001, especially in how the features work. All depending on when the parts evolved.
And again: Mazda 2 is not a year model.
We can not google each cars safety feature evolution, drive system, and then start arguing for each span of those.

Comment: Re:Quiet cars and proportion of accidents (Score 1) 823

by del_diablo (#48881477) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Shouldn't we just accept that? The driver won't sneak up on anybody, assuming they are not endangering everyone.
There is already laws, that indirectly force people to wear visible clothing as fall comes along with the extreme darkness. To be aware of your surrounding, I.E: Not throwing yourself in front of cars/wagons/trains.

Comment: Re:Brazil has long had a very protectionist (Score 1) 111

by del_diablo (#48785865) Attached to: Nintendo Puts Business In Brazil On Hiatus

I read parts of the article. And it doesn't make any sense.
Why would cutting tariffs do anything? Thats only going to make the out sourcing of products worse, and the best part is that tariffs forces company to do weird things. Which may end up with supply chains and local jobs, for no other reason that profit.
On the top of that, 17% sales tax is fucking nothing.

"High ITC prices leads to reduced consumption" and why is this bad again? Even the next segment talking about establishments going digital or replacing their tools, and talking about startups: It never talks or justifies the fact that this is somehow bad, that it damages the economy, or anything.
It just states "this is bad, and we can't argue why". The final segment isn't even advice its just "i think so, without any form of evidence".

Comment: Re:Let me be the first to say... (Score 1) 150

by del_diablo (#48608155) Attached to: Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

Many people forget that Spanish and Portuguese are brother languages. So thats Brazil and Portugal on the top of the Spanish speaking world.
Sure, they might hate each other for the slightly different base accent, but the Mexicans do hate the Madridians for their stiff el macho accent.

Comment: Re:How? (Score 1) 61

by del_diablo (#48386081) Attached to: Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia

Which raises the question: If you search for the symptom keywords(Rash, Boils, Bleeding, coughing), can Wikipedia actually list diseases with those keywords?

From experience I do know that a lot of food can be typed in a native language, and it will still go to the correct page on English Wikipedia, roughly.
But if I start search for terms and keywords, Wikipedia tend to be worse than google.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.