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Comment: The article lacks substance! (Score 1) 327

by joocemann (#48511499) Attached to: You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

This article is loaded with suppositions and guesses that don't really nail down any hard believable hypotheses or facts for a reader to take away. There is no takeaway message. I came away from this read having wasted my time. The whole article can be summed into a single line that could maybe be a popular tweet "For some people, maybe, angling solar panels westward might pick up energy when they need it most."

But the article is clickbait by the whole 'you're doing it all wrong' part that makes potential readers think there is some new big fact that will prove something worth learning. NOPE.

Lame article.

Comment: Re:And this is how perverted our system has gotten (Score 1) 436

by joocemann (#48492335) Attached to: Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

I agree. I don't see a problem with maintaining our rights and then busting murderers, rapists, thieves, etc, when they actually are caught doing the crime or afterward. We can't all be so scared about the possibility of bad things that we give up the great things we have (rights/freedoms). Are we seriously trying to move into thoughtcrime and massive nanny-state/big-brother living where we need the government to PREVENT anything bad from happening? Please... Life is too short, even when it goes well, to shut it all down in fear.

Comment: Re:Spare Room (Score 1) 720

by joocemann (#48492291) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

It's not ok. As the guy who replied about fairness and communication said (and my original post implies), good relationships are mutual and require work. If you settle for less, that's on you. I'm miffed on behalf of other guys I know because of the point that you're making. As a man I don't get much of the feminine perspective of 'bad males', either --- much of this has to do with the fact that I absolutely avoid jerk men. The guys I surround myself with are all good upstanding people and so I only see or hear about asshats in public/internet.

Comment: Re:Spare Room (Score 1) 720

by joocemann (#48492223) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

The point is that if you cannot work a successful career, and will be at home all day, you should have homemaking skills. This is a gender independent point. I've met many male homemakers.

Regarding the 'plenty of guys out there who are dicks'.... And so? I'm not talking about those guys, am I? Why bring in spurious arguments when what you're saying clearly doesn't have anything to do with what was originally said? SMH. Internet trolls.

Comment: Re:Spare Room (Score 0) 720

by joocemann (#48487975) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

A lot of guys cower and don't demand fairness and communication in relationships. It's a way to feign the supposedly prized 'sensitivity' that was indoctrinated in the 80s/90s. They get walked all over and perpetuate a crappy expectation for the rest of us to work harder against. I'm married to a perfect woman, and so I don't have to deal with that crap any more. I feel bad for the rest of the guys I know who are facing potential spouses who offer nothing much more than being pretty in makeup. No degree, no homemaking skills, no work ethic, and no compromise. It's like they were raised to be princesses.

Yes, I know there are loads of women out there who aren't like this. And before you reply upset about this, just know that I am glad you exist and that I am not writing this about you at all.

Comment: Re: writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythi (Score 1) 455

Entropy exists within the materials of the superconductor by way of vibrations that happen above 0K. This is well known. The fact that you say "...your wonderful zero energy superconducting..." implies that you have no knowledge about this field of study whatsoever and think I'm making this up. I have no control over that. I can't force you to learn about something before refuting it ignorantly. I can't make you have a little trust in someone else's arguments such that you might actually make an effort of your own to find out. Superconductors have been studied and produced for over 20 years now and you're welcome to learn whenever you choose.


Comment: Re:No it isn't that we won't (Score 1) 455

by joocemann (#48471963) Attached to: Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

Given the way most communications on the internet requires brevity and incomplete information, you could pose similar shithead-style analyses of most people's posts. You've chosen to assume the worst where you're given the opportunity to assume anything or limit judgement. That's on you and its surely a poor form of existence. I wish you a better way of life.

Comment: Re:No it isn't that we won't (Score 1) 455

You can call me a moron if you take what I'm saying very simply and draw a lot of ridiculous assumptions about what I meant in that sentence. In brief, my planning involves looking at what is possible now, what is plausible in the immediate future (where most people focus on solving problems, but are competing with other smart people), and then what would be plausible if several currently plausible things come about. That next step out is what I'm betting on, but I hedge my bets broadly and intelligently and I constantly monitor the sciences that are important for my planning. So, in short, you don't know me.

Comment: Re:Various hacking tools? (Score 2) 224

by joocemann (#48460283) Attached to: Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

Hacks are so sophisticated that (this is for nearly a decade now) you can pay a monthly fee and a business will guarantee you their hacks will not get you caught. This means that if you are caught, they will buy you a fresh copy of the game. The hacks come by way of a client software that gets the latest undetectable hacks direct from the company and implements them as your game begins. These can include aimbots, wallhacks, etc. Interestingly, the aimbots are engineered to be less detectable, having some deliberate slop and acquisition time in them so that when a player's game is reviewed, it may appear more natural instead of a quick 'snap' to a headshot.

I know this because I played in competitive BF2 and was a huge proponent of detecting and outing the hackers in the top competitive community. Several of my colleagues were anti-hack people who were assigned to infiltrate those very hack selling companies as clients. Guess what? Those companies have forums where hackers assemble to get together full teams for (I'm sure you've got the picture by now) the top leagues and competitive games.

I'm so glad I don't game competitively for many reasons. I loved it at the time, but the paranoia and concern over hackers was such a big deal. Also, be wary of gamers from quebec. Of the competitive gamers caught in BF2 for hacking there were as many from Quebec as there was from the western hemisphere as a whole. There was a huge culture of disrespect coming out of quebec at the time.

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.