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Comment: Re:Define trolling (Score 1) 477

by jareth-0205 (#48184827) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

I hope they have defined properly what they mean with "trolling". By definition, trolling means writing inflammatory comments that excite people to write indignant responses. Thus, for example, bullying or threats do not technically count as trolling.

Not really, the definition has shifted in popular use. Like 'hacking' meaning 'programming quickly' changed to 'illegally gaining access', trolling now is synonymous with 'bullying / threatening online' in popular usage. Its use has changed therefore your definition doesn't follow anymore.

Comment: Re:Git is an example of Linus Torvalds at his wors (Score 3, Informative) 387

by jareth-0205 (#48167285) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

If we care about him, and we should, we must help him become more socially capable. For example, he could recognize when his anger is caused by not getting enough caring in childhood,

Who the FLYING FUCK are you to determine that? What gives you the right to judge the way someone else goes about their interactions? To decide that they are in need of you help?

This sort of bullshit moral superior armslength personal judgement makes me So Fucking Angry. You don't know him. You are not his therapist. You have no right to tell someone you do not know how they are in need of your help.

Comment: Re:Doesn't add up (Score 1) 445

by jareth-0205 (#48129799) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Since cost of a wedding scales linearly with the number of attendees, it would seem the researches overlooked something.

Errr... how do you figure that? All other things being the same then it would, but obviously weddings aren't all the same. That's the entire point, it depends on what you choose to do. A big wedding that ends in a houseparty with food by potluck is going to be less expensive than a small wedding in a fancy venue with a provided meal.

Comment: Re:Why is the paper so important? (Score 2) 445

by jareth-0205 (#48129763) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

So what you're saying is that everyone considers you married already, so effectively you are. In your country it would be about publicly making a promise about the other person, and since that is assumed then probably no reason at all.

Other countries and social structures are different though, sometimes there's a legal benefit (ie some hospitals in the states have been preventing gay partners from visiting their other because they're not family, because they have no legal status and presumably the hospital staff have some bigoted beliefs, and without that 'bit of paper' they can enforce them), and sometimes there's a social or personal reason for making a public statement.

Comment: Re:Anonymity == being a schmuck for a good number. (Score 0) 716

by jareth-0205 (#48111445) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Great, the standard defence that gets us nowhere. PROVE EVERYTHING! Because if there is no PROOF then something cannot be SAID!

How the fuck you are supposed to prove that anyway I have no idea. But fine, hide behind your belief nothing happens unless it is proven. I'm sure it's a much nicer world to believe that.

Comment: Re:Feet and inches (Score 1) 942

by jareth-0205 (#48037321) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

I think everyone should be taught imperial measures as well , specifically miles,yards.feet and inches

All these measurements are still in daily use , try and work will millimeters in engineering and you soon find out that
thousands of an inch are the only way to measure small tolerances.

That's true actually, because we all know it's completely impossible to subdivide a millimetre. It's already been divided out of the metre! Split it any more and it'll shatter!

Comment: Re:How much is that doggy in the window? (song lin (Score 1) 153

by jareth-0205 (#48030529) Attached to: LTE Upgrade Will Let Phones Connect To Nearby Devices Without Towers

that sits on your free fast wired internet connection

WTF, Are you on crack or something?

since when is anyone's 'Wired' internet "Fast" let alone "Free"?

Well, I should have said 'unmetered'. Wired will always have the potential to be faster than wireless, and in any civilised country with a functioning telecoms market it will be.

Same old trick by the telcos... They wont upgrade/add towers

You are aware of physics aren't you? You can't just keep adding cell towers, there's a limit to how closely you can put them together. The wireless bandwidth will always be restricted nomatter how much money you throw at it.

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs. -- N. Alexander.