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Comment: Looks like FUD to me. (Score 1) 194

by eye_blinked (#46002623) Attached to: Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads
Underlying code of IE extensions too can be updated silently. Ignore browser use stats. Overall Chrome extensions have more users than IE extensions. There are more Chrome extensions that IE extensions. It's a bigger market. If you are shopping for extensions to convert which do you buy? The ones with the most users.

Comment: She was fined an extra $360 for using uTorrent (Score 3, Informative) 102

by eye_blinked (#42741153) Attached to: NZ Copyright Tribunal Fines First File-Sharer
The defendant acknowledged downloading the first song but without knowing it was from an unlicensed source. She says the download of the first song caused a a bit torrent client to be installed automatically. She was unaware of the download of the second song. She was given a notice for downloading the first song twice. She is not sure how that occurred since she believed she had downloaded it only once. Then the third strike was a completely different song. The $360 is a made up on the spot "deterrent" on very shaky ground. One of the aggravating factors the tribunal claims in setting this deterrent is: "The fact that the account holder had BitTorrent protocol (uTorrent version 2.2.0) software installed on her computer. It notes that the locating, downloading, installing and configuring of such software is a deliberate act and does not occur without direct action on behalf of a computer user" http://www.nbr.co.nz/sites/default/files/images/2013%20NZCOP%201%20-%20RAINZ%20v%20Teleom%20NZ%202592_1.pdf

Comment: Not impressed by the results or the ethics (Score 1) 385

by eye_blinked (#42429853) Attached to: China's Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction
The success rate is not impressive and neither are the side effects. DBS at research stage is just as effective with fewer side effects because there is no wholesale destruction. Even conventional treatment has a good success rate and without these risks. This is nothing but unethical research in universities and hospitals performed by ambitious and unethical people experimenting on human beings. Add quack cash doctors exploiting desperate people and the disgusting mix is complete. Better article here: http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/13/controversial-surgery-for-addiction-burns-away-brains-pleasure-center/

Comment: Re:RTFA (Score 1) 530

by eye_blinked (#42372085) Attached to: IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says
Incorrect. Your assessment is based on probability. There are NBA players under 6FT. There are likely good programmers with IQ under 100. Probability is a bad way to measure individual ability. The number of talented individuals who are discouraged from pursuing a particular career path due to formal and informal probability assessments - which often include a degree of racial profiling - is significant.

A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. -- Alan Perlis

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