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Comment: Because I'm not at a desk (Score 1) 232

by tepples (#49782923) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

I do plug in a USB mouse when I'm at a desk. But it's hard to use a mouse while riding the bus, so I use the laptop's trackpad instead. Yet all 10" laptop-like devices sold nowadays happen to be touch-enabled tablets with a detachable keyboard and trackpad, such as the Transformer Book and Surface 3.

Comment: Re:Eventually - but the lies do real damage meanwh (Score 1) 363

by budgenator (#49782705) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?

Mann, I think he honestly believes his stuff, but is on some kind of a Narcissistic-Messianic complex; so you can't really blame him for being who he is. Hansen, man oh man you have to give him props for turning off the Air Conditioners during congressional testimony on global warming, definitely an A+ for theatrics and he's been arrested at environmental protests, I'd have fired him, but I respect him.

In 2011, Gleick was the launch Chairman[5] of the "new task force on scientific ethics and integrity" of the American Geophysical Union.[6] ... In February 2012, Gleick admitted to unauthorized distribution of documents he had obtained from The Heartland Institute under someone else's name, and took a voluntary leave of absence from the Pacific Institute; he was reinstated following an investigation.[8] ... a two-page 'Strategy Memo', had been forged.[43] Gleick denied forging the document. ... Gleick described his actions as "a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics" and said that he "deeply regret[ted his] own actions in this case" and "offer[ed his] personal apologies to all those affected". ... Peter Gleick

Gleick, chairing an ethics committee while committing pretexting, copyright infringement and possibly forgery!

Comment: Re:I am amazed (Score 1) 124

For complicated c9mbos, perhaps. But random string generators should relatively quickly stumble across an elipsis in the middle of Latin or Arabic characters.

I wouldn't a priori suspect a string display routine to have a problem, but the guy who wrote it to do some gymnastics switching character sets should, and should have run such a test in a debugger ready to trap bad memory accesses.

Comment: Re: Maybe science went off the rails... (Score 1) 363

by budgenator (#49782411) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?

Nice try but like most warmists you are too mired in "open mindedness" and political correctness that you fail to engage in any active mindedness. This allows any charlatan to shovel in any crap they want, take a look at Global Carbon Emission by Type to Y2004.png, the source data can be found at, and see if the numbers still look like a "fuckton".

Comment: Re:Already has (Score 1) 133

by drinkypoo (#49782261) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Will Technology Disrupt the Song?

What about in a live setting if the singer is tired or sick and needs help delivering a 'usual' performance as opposed to trying to record a performance that just isn't there? Isn't that what they were made for initially?

Yes. That's the idea. Still true, though. Vocal range can change from day to day.

Comment: Re:Corruption? In Russia? (Score 1) 82

by drinkypoo (#49780177) Attached to: Russian Space Agency Misused $1.8 Billion, May Be Replaced

I think I see where you're both going, and I agree with him. It's not like just any asshole can broadcast. The government decides who's even allowed to bid on spectrum, so even if there were nothing fancier going on, there's manipulation at that level. But beyond that, Fox "News" and their victory in court against having to even try to tell the truth when they call it news is vindication of the position. The mainstream media does the will of the government, and buys legislation in same, to the extent that the lines between the two are blurred.

Comment: root knows all (Score 1) 333

by tepples (#49779777) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

The information content of God has to be greater than or equal to the information content of the Universe (this is literally the God-property of omniscience).

That's not how God's omniscience was explained to me. It's more "all seeing" than "all knowing". It's not that God knows every detail of everything in the universe as much as that he can know anything he needs. It's like having a debugger.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party. -- Dennis Ritchie