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Comment: Re:That's capitalism. (Score 2) 710

by genik76 (#46504145) Attached to: Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

Of course it's in men's interest to keep women subordinate so they can be more easily exploited (and it would be in women's interest to do the same to men (...)).

I fail to see why - what has this to do with gender? Does your statement still make sense if we replace "men" or "women" with "people"? Do you believe that men are women are natural enemies?

Comment: Re:Really good question (Score 1) 326

by genik76 (#46255079) Attached to: NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific
Apparently you don't what astrology is either, if you think that horoscope is a synonym of astrology. Horoscopes are interpretations or charts of astrology and not necessarily "astrologic" if made in entertainment purpose. Horoscopes are (possibly) a product of astrology. Other examples for clarification: - excrement analyses are not synonymous with proctology - notes are not synonymous with musicology - Windows is not synonymous computer science

Comment: Re:Mixup (Score 1) 625

by genik76 (#46229073) Attached to: Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
My point was rather that you cannot substitute astrology with horoscopes - they are a different thing. Many of those people that think that astrology is a science (I have not that opinion) would probably think that newspaper horoscopes and most horoscopes out there are pure entertainment (vs. real scientific horoscopes done by professional astrologists). Therefore the two questions produce such different answers - not because a third of the participants are dyslexic or have auditory processing disorders.

Comment: Re:Shocking (Score -1, Troll) 409

by genik76 (#45951007) Attached to: Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'

This has to do with discrimination: paying someone less than someone else for the same work simply because of the color of their skin.

Unproved assumption. The same fallacy often occurs, when non-caucasian people are discriminated against. I bet the the same thing would have happened, if the employee would have come from a Eastern European country. It's not about race, it's about money.

Comment: Re:2014 (Score 2) 254

by genik76 (#45897493) Attached to: I think wearable computing will take off...

Most people want to have the opportunity to hand off their device for whatever reason, even if it's "hey, look at these pictures of my cats."

In ten years, this will sound as absurd as the predictions in 1950's that we would communicate in the future by having robots deliver us letters from each other. When the number of wearable computer users reach a critical mass and the technology is sufficiently advanced, there's absolutely no need to hand over a mobile device - content can be transferred to another device nearby so easily that the process will seem almost telepathic.

Comment: Re:Liberated CPUs (Score 1) 340

by genik76 (#45741725) Attached to: Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop
It is possible to have a network connection without having an Internet connection. So the mail can be sent to another computer on the local network, which fetches the page with wget and mails it back. On the other hand, he doesn't say that hasn't a Internet connection - he just says that "I generally do not connect to web sites (...)".

Comment: Re:False alarm (Score 1) 151

by genik76 (#42662103) Attached to: Kim Dotcom's Mega Fileshare Service Riddled With Security Holes
But occassionally there some real malice, which is then easy to explain away with the rush. The FBI has a history of hiring cybercriminals as undercover agents (e.g. Kevin Poulsen, or the operators of DarkMarket, a cybercrime forum where the FBI had admin rights after getting the forum head to co-operate).

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