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Comment: Re:Predictable (Score 3, Interesting) 136

by metlin (#49609025) Attached to: SurveyMonkey's CEO Dies While Vacationing With Wife Susan Sandberg

He doesn't seem overweight for me.

While I feel for the family, to say that he is not overweight shows just how much society's perception of being overweight has changed.

Take a look at this picture, for instance.

And take a look at the body fat visual chart for comparison.

With the overhanging belly, he is easily 35-40% at least. While the majority of people today are fat (especially in the US), that is not healthy. If anything, until recently, 20-25% used to be average.

Above 25-30% is the fat territory, and that's when you start increasing your risk for heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes. Mr. Goldberg may have had a lot of things going for him, but he is most certainly more than a little overweight.

Assuming he's ~6 feet, I would argue that he is probably ~30-40+ lbs overweight. That is not at all healthy. I'm not arguing everyone should have abs, but there's a happy medium here. Mr. Goldberg is very clearly on the unfortunate side of the medium.

Comment: Re:Chrome - the web browser that's added as bloatw (Score 2) 195

by hairyfeet (#49608807) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip you not remember your history AT ALL, not even a teeny tiny bit?

Alright boys and girls, time for a lesson from the greybeard society...You took IE NOT because of any bundling, because, just as was the case with many other MSFT early successes the other guy did something REALLY fucking stupid. MSFT was able to easily win the browser wars because Netscape (which for the record I bought and used) went and shot themselves square in the face by going "Ya know what? Lets just shitcan our browser that has made us all this money and do a top to bottom rewrite, fuck we don't need a 'plan B' because our shit don't stink and we are super geniuses!" which gave us Nutscrape 4, so called because it would have been less painful to scrape your nuts with a cheese grater than have to use that abortion for any length of time! It was so buggy if you saw 4 websites in a row without crashing the OS (yes not just the browser, it leaked so much memory it would BSOD the OS like it was nothing) it was a miracle, it was a fucking disaster!

So nobody had to "force IE" which just FYI IERadicator was free and would remove IE in less than 30 seconds, which was one of the things they busted MSFT for, the "you can't remove IE" bullshit, you took it because your "choices" was a free and not nearly as buggy IE, a buggy as fuck NS4 for $$, or ad ridden Opera, again unless you ponied up $$ but Opera did things in such a bizarre way that many websites (and yes this was before "works best in IE" existed) just came out all wonked, it was not fun at all in those we took IE, not because it was great, but because the alternatives were MUCH worse. Now that there is choice wadda ya know, we actually choose and no browser dominates anymore...yay!

Comment: Re:presidents age (Score 1) 68

by hairyfeet (#49608399) Attached to: Microsoft's AI Judges Age From Snapshots, With Mixed Results

Good Lord boy, even I think Hillary is a DINO that is more of a warhawk than even Dubya and will make another Dubya level of shitty when it comes to being the POTUS but even Ken Starr ruled that Foster killed himself, and that was after both the Parks Dept AND the FBI came to the same conclusion, what more do you need?

As for the POTUS looking old? Stress ages people, everybody knows that and the POTUS is a stressful job. Hell look at what old Jimmy Carter looked like when he was sworn in and compare him to the 1980 election, the man looked like he aged a decade in those 4 years.

Comment: Re:Transphobic assholes (Score 1) 146

by BarbaraHudson (#49608155) Attached to: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin

Yes it is; she was trans long before she was publicly identified as trans, and you can be sure that she did not maintain a male appearance 100% of the time. Once someone transitions, they want to move on to what is their real life.

Once Bruce Jenner is done transitioning, do you think it would not be considered both insulting and exploitative to make a statue of how he used to look?

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 170

Of course, the number of high vulnerabilities of Linux is lower than all of the Microsoft OSes except those popular fan favorites, Vista and RT. Ahem... but I digress.

If you consider both high and medium vulnerabilities, OSX and Linux take the top spots, by more than a 2 to 1 margin compared to Windows. Hopefully this will incentivize OSX and Linux to look at different processes for development, testing, and deployment.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 170

Thanks. I would just like to point out that there are many different linux kernels. Many distros do their own customizations and patches. And there are many build targets - x86, ARM, POWER, etc. And there are kernels that are hard real-time. Which is pretty neat, and a GOOD THING (tm), even if it introduces even more complexity.

Comment: Re:It changes when the 'wrong' people do it. (Score 1) 17

by smitty_one_each (#49606063) Attached to: When did Net Neutrality change?

There are plenty people that can actually work happily together without any such nonsense.

I defy you to show a non-trivial, worked example. Even for a stylized case like a symphony, there are still interpersonal rivalries at work. The "entropy of the human soul" can be minimalized (at, say, a monastary), but never retired. And a symphony or a monastery are miniscule, edge cases.

Comment: Re: Transphobic assholes (Score 1) 146

by BarbaraHudson (#49605955) Attached to: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin

Dressing like a female doesn't make him one. Even mutilating his body doesn't change his DNA.

Anonymous Coward once again proves that what's between the ears is more important than what's between the legs. Last time I looked, DNA programs how you develop - which includes the failure of the testes to produce sufficient testosterone to masculinize the fetus brain at 12 weeks. So, it's only logical to say she's that way because of her DNA.

Now that further studies have shown that transsexualism is actually quite common (between 1:500 and 1:2000), you've certainly run into us - we're pretty much everywhere, and we're not buying into old, discredited ideas as to "right and wrong" about gender identity.

Comment: Re:The cop got it wrong. (Score 2) 218

The very definition of a delinquency is an act that, if it had been committed by an adult, would have been a crime. And as long as the case isn't remanded to the adult system, that doesn't change - he will have been found to have committed one or more delinquencies, not crimes.

Even children in jurisdictions that don't have mandatory remand to the adult court system for acts such as murder can end up being found to have committed a delinquency, not a crime.

Some people would say this isn't right - but consider that as a trade-off, juveniles accused of delinquencies don't have a right to a jury trial, and a process with a much higher standard of proof.

Comment: Re:Unless (Score 1) 218

Right now he does NOT face five felonies. That's a simple fact. He may, at some future time, should the juvenile court system so rule. Right now, though, he only faces delinquencies. Given that about 10% of the e population has had run-ins with the juvenile system, this should be better known.

Makes me wonder how many non-criminals who have been taken into custody have thought that they have to answer "yes" when asked if they've "ever been arrested, even as a juvenile" , when they can legally say no.

Comment: Re:Transphobic assholes (Score 2) 146

by BarbaraHudson (#49605527) Attached to: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin

What this says is that the originators of the idea (sculptor Davide Dormino and journalist Charles Glass) are more interested in the agenda (and self-promotion) than in the people behind the story. You don't honor someone by actively disrespecting who they are, insulting them and putting the lie to the greater truth. Hopefully, since the stated purpose is to encourage ordinary citizens to speak out, hopefully others will also call out these two (and everyone who backs this misrepresentation of Ms. Manning).

And before anyone starts with the "we don't have the data to make a representation of her as a woman" argument, if you can't do it right, then maybe you shouldn't be doing it at all. Ditto for the "artistic integrity" argument - artistic integrity my arse!

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.