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Comment: Re:Read the interview (Score 1) 140

by strikethree (#48218121) Attached to: Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

The whole article goes on in a very similar manner. Science reporters used to have something called "journalistic integrity". Here we get a click-bait article where a "reporter" has predetermined a topic that will gain lots of hits and is desperately trying to fit the interviewees words into his agenda.

So what you are saying is that it is a slightly better than average news story since it was the reporter rather than a direct government employee deciding the slant.

Comment: Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (Score 1) 755

by strikethree (#48210627) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

I also see how much women today STILL have to fight just to get listened to in a meeting, let alone how they have to be able to put up with a myriad of small indignities.

So what if women have to fight to be heard. SO DO MEN. What? You think all men are alpha males that stomp around and lead the pack? I got news for you, the pack is a bunch of people who were not strong enough or fortunate enough to be the leader. Want to be at the top of the pack? You have to fight for it. Women are not good at fighting? Sucks to be you.

This is no longer about "being held back". This is crying about the way the world works. People fight for dominance. When you become the dominant one, you can try to change it but then the next most dominant person will replace you. This is a world of Might Makes Right.

Like it? Fuck no, but stop trying to convince me that women need me to step aside so they can have theirs. That is not how it works. They need to reach out and grab it. If I do not, I starve and die. If women do not, they can always fall back on having a man to give them stuff... but I support them choosing to starve and die instead. At least they have another option... and maybe THAT is why so many do NOT fight to get "theirs". For men, it is a battle for survival. For women, it is only a battle for self-determination.

All of the female first people are about to get their asses handed to them by all of the not-dominant males that they are stomping on.

Comment: Re:Ho-lee-crap (Score 1) 273

by strikethree (#48202193) Attached to: The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Wait wait wait! It gets even MORE radical when you consider that they are also building 100 other ships AT THE SAME TIME. Oy oy oy. 46 thousand employees indeed. It must be an amazing dance to watch. It sounds like they have some great management there too if they are sustaining this kind of work.

Comment: Re:If you want results from the web (Score 1) 312

by strikethree (#48201903) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Anything to help the user is best.

Won't someone think of the children, erm um, user?

It is downright invasive to do such things without the user knowing about and being able to control such things.

Granted, it is potentially a nice service to offer. Forcing such privacy violations on EVERYONE without recourse is just evil. No excuses.

Comment: Re:This won't stop until we are in chains (Score 1) 130

While I can see the temptation, it isn't going to work so well. That war was of states verses states, with access to military hardware on both sides. A revolution in the US today would consist of semi-organised armies of volunteers with rifles verses a government with long-range artillery, bomber aircraft, advanced intelligence-gathering equipment and much more powerful fully-automatic assault rifles.

Erm, yeah. So how did less than a thousand Islamic State "fighters" just defeat a state (Iraq) sponsored force 10 times their size when the state sponsored force has all of the stuff you seem so fearful of? You seem to think it will be a simple us vs them battle whereas the truth is that the "us" and "them" are both part of the same government. You do not think that some general will command his people to defend citizens from a government assault or that some FBI analyst might pass information about upcoming ops to the rag-tag bunch of high school students fighting for freedom in the foothills of Colorado? Etc etc. The personal weapons are just a prerequisite.

Comment: Re:Meh (Score 1) 201

by strikethree (#48185771) Attached to: Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Why couldn't they have hit the sweet spot - 5", 1080p, and focused on camera quality & battery life?

Erm... My Nexus 5 is about 5 inches. It has 1080p. The camera seems pretty good. If my phone idles for 14 hours is still has 93% battery left.

Isn't the Nexus 5 what you really want? It is dirt cheap too.

Comment: Re:I don't get the rage (Score 1) 238

by strikethree (#48184625) Attached to: How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

I for one have decided to 'check-out' from games; I'm no longer spending any money on games with anyone for anything. I'm not pushing a boycott, I've just decided that the well has been so poisoned, that I don't want to be supporting anyone with my custom.

Just play games. Ignore them. Do what YOU want to do. Just play games. You are in control of your life, not them. They are outside. You are inside. Just play games.

Fuck 'em.

Comment: Re:Don't bother with AP CS (Score 1) 144

One of the best things about AP Computer Science is that you get some good experience with recursion, inheritance, interfaces, class design --- more advanced topics that you might not encounter as a self-educated programmer

As a self taught programmer, some of the most enlightening things I learned were algorithms and data structures. These are the ones generally missed by many of the self taught people that I have met. No, Big O notation has nothing to do with Office Space and Jennifer Aniston while Red and Black trees have nothing to do with Christmas.

I did not, and still do not really like recursion, but I do find tail recursion useful at times. Very elegant. Object Oriented stuff... is useful but I prefer to stay in C and ASM and use function pointers instead of strictly defined objects.

Comment: Re:More information: (Score 1) 151

by strikethree (#48148023) Attached to: Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion

Can you imagine if we put the war on drugs budget against fusion power instead? If we had started 40 years ago we might already have it.

Control of people is more important than control of energy. I feel certain the rulers of this world would be happy to go back to stone age living conditions if the alternative would mean losing control.

Comment: Re:What makes you think (Score 1) 174

by strikethree (#48147531) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Nope. If I am understanding the situation correctly, there is only one connection from his server at the datacenter to the Battlefield server. The "duplicate" streams are handled before they ever leave his own datacenter server. I see no reason why this could not be accomplished since he controls both endpoints... but AFAIK, he would need to write his own networking stack. It seems that what he wants is a bit outside of the protocol specs and can not be handled "automatically".

Comment: Re:Inaccurate headline (Score 1) 239

by strikethree (#48147273) Attached to: Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

This is a documentation failure. They're fixing the documentation. For anyone who would actually care about perfect accuracy in these kinds of operations, there are any number of different solutions to achieve the desired, more accurate result.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/c... argues directly against your dismissive attitude.

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