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Comment: Re:OneNote (Score 1) 130

by Gumbercules!! (#49157451) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Whiteboard Substitutes For Distributed Teams?
You're going to get crucified for suggesting a Microsoft product on slashdot :-P - but I agree with you and was going to say, it, too. We use it for distributed teams and I find it works exactly as we want. Dare I say we even use it with Surface Pros? Any tablet screen would work, though, iPad, Android or otherwise.

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 1) 100

intolerance itself

intolerance of intolerance

not the same thing

pointing a gun at a man

pointing a gun back

not the same thing

if you really can't tell the difference between who initiates a transgression and who defends against it, you're not worth the time. you lack fundamental social and moral sense

Comment: Re:Perception (Score 1) 331

by ScentCone (#49156915) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?
He's not talking about the ACTUAL dress, he's talking about the photographic portrayal of a dress is the crappily exposed and presented JPG that everyone is looking at. The dress, as recorded in the JPG, is a barely-blue-tinted light grey, and the black elements have a demonstrably uneven RGB that makes them look gold (because that data represents a color low on blue ... which is to say, it's a golden hue).

Comment: Re:ok, so it's not unstoppable (Score 1) 271

by budgenator (#49155919) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

The History channel will be happy to learn that they can start planning a few years of Mud Road Truckers, after the permafrost melts.

BARROW, ALASKA, USA Weather report as of 12 minutes ago (22:53 UTC):
        The wind was blowing at a speed of 8.2 meters per second (18.4 miles per hour) from North/Northwest in Barrow, Alaska. The temperature was -12 degrees Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit).
February 28, 2015 weather report for
NOME, ALASKA, USA Weather report as of 15 minutes ago (22:53 UTC):
        The wind was blowing at a speed of 8.2 meters per second (18.4 miles per hour) from West/Southwest in Nome, Alaska. The temperature was -14 degrees Celsius (7 degrees Fahrenheit)
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, USA Weather report as of 11 minutes ago (22:58 UTC):
        The wind was blowing at a speed of 1.5 meters per second (3.5 miles per hour) from West/Northwest in Fairbanks, Alaska. The temperature was -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit).
YELLOWKNIFE, CANADA Weather report as of 11 minutes ago (23:00 UTC):
        The wind was blowing at a speed of 3.6 meters per second (8.1 miles per hour) from North/Northwest in Yellowknife, Canada. The temperature was -13 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit).

They may have another season or two left.

Comment: Re:membrane (Score 1) 59

by circletimessquare (#49154451) Attached to: Methane-Based Life Possible On Titan

when you're working, can you do it in the middle of a concert hall? the middle of an interstate highway? in between a screaming fighting couple?

or do you benefit from having a private room/ cubicle?

same principle

the wide world is full of nasty chemical interactions and potent free radicals ready to destroy anything they touch. rooms help immensely

not only do they protect, they isolate. a self-replicating process can sputter out if not restricted to it's own products

Comment: Re:membrane (Score 2) 59

by circletimessquare (#49154379) Attached to: Methane-Based Life Possible On Titan

go pour a little soap/oil in some water and shake it

congratulations, you've "made" micelles

micelles are self organizing. you don't "make" sea foam, it's a simple product of natural wind and wave with sufficient chained carbon compounds

micelles occurred naturally in the early earth out of non organic processes that produced simple hydrocarbons

then the rudmientary self-replicating processes also occuring naturally in that time period, and sputtering out, uncontained, joined up with micelles and sustained. because now they have a safe container to continue in

thus the first cell, from which all the rest has sprung

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 1) 100

by circletimessquare (#49154347) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

i've laid out my reasoning intelligently and convincingly. all you've done is bounce one empty unsupported insult reflexively. you haven't reasoned with me at all, you've made no argument. because you have no argument. when someone is left with nothing more than sputtering insults, they've lost the argument

if you're not the same AC (anonymous COWARD), as the other one i'm responding to, then here is genuine reasoning for your education:

http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

good luck on opening your mind and understanding your problem

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 1) 100

by circletimessquare (#49154249) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

hilarious

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

"no, you!" is not a valid argument

me arguing against bigotry is not the same as bigotry

if i define bigotry, and say it is wrong, going "so you're the bigot!" is only a reflexive, thoughtless defense on the order of 5 year olds

it's like you point a gun at me, so i point one back in defense, and you go "see! you're a murderer!" the defense taken against a transgressive action is not the same as the actual transgressive action. defining and condemning bigotry is not the same as bigotry. do you understand?

then this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

Philosopher John Rawls concludes in A Theory of Justice that a just society must tolerate the intolerant, for otherwise, the society would then itself be intolerant, and thus unjust. However, Rawls also insists, like Popper, that society has a reasonable right of self-preservation that supersedes the principle of tolerance: "While an intolerant sect does not itself have title to complain of intolerance, its freedom should be restricted only when the tolerant sincerely and with reason believe that their own security and that of the institutions of liberty are in danger."[2]

intolerance of intolerance is not the same thing as intolerance itself

example: charlie hebdo: if you have a society that respects free speech, and one group says "we will kill you until we get to restrict your free speech!" does that group get to claim bigotry and intolerance when their bigotry and inteolerance is opposed? no

is society violating it's principles by restricting speech... that advocates violent restriction of speech? see the self-contradiction? incitement to violence and murder to end free speech, is not protected by the principle of free speech, because it threatens the very concept of free speech itself

another example: nazi imagery in germany. is germany violating free speech by restricting nazi imagery? no, because nazi imagery in germany is not some abstract notion, it is the symbol of the ideology that violently destroyed free german society. there's no contradiction

you cannot attack a principle, and depend upon that principle, at the same time

you cannot claim bigotry, when being singled out for your bigotry

understand?

try again and good luck

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