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Comment Re:You just described SoylentNews. (Score 4, Insightful) 550 550

You have to admit, your post does sound a little, well, angry and extremist.

How about letting your users go there and see for themselves just how "extremist" it is?

Do... do we have some way of stopping them?

People don't get modded out of the community. They may be modded down, like here, but SN doesn't permaban people for expressing unpopular opinion like Slashdot does.

I think what he meant is that people get tired of being modded down all the time and leave.

What I can say is that a lot of the assertions you are making are bullshit, and you should leave it up to the few remaining non-corporate-sockpuppet users you have to decide for themselves.

Now you have to admit, this smells of extremism. The hostility. The defensiveness. The strong emotional statements that don't seem based in reality. OTOH, I'm almost certainly a corporate shill who can be ignored? Because Slashdot.

Comment Feminist vs egalitarian (Score 5, Insightful) 557 557

Why are you a feminist instead of a egalitarian?

Brianna: Egalitarianism is about equal rights for all people, but this is assuming that everyone starts in an equal situation, which is not the case.Feminism is advocating equal social, political, legal, and economic rights for women - and we are at a huge deficit with those rights.

I don't understand this answer; how is advocating for equal rights for women not egalitarian?

Comment Re:Well understood phenomena works as predicted (Score 2) 385 385


Yearly Temperature
CO2 levels

It's too bad I have no way to put those charts right next to each other. It's not like we can't predict what happens when infrared light streams through CO2-laden air. And there's no denying that we're the ones filling the atmosphere with it. They're both such easily verifiable claims. It's high-school level science. But when you suggest that our CO2 is causing the world to heat, somehow there's this mental disconnect.

Comment Re:Worst? Heh (Score 1) 574 574

I'd be interested in testing this. If you could provide me a high-quality lossless soundtrack, I'll encode it with different mp3 qualities. Then, I'll convert each quality back to a .wav file and put them on my website, and see if people can tell me which is which. Of course, it will have to be copyright-free. If you're interested, send me a mail at dmccallum9 (gmail address).

Comment Citalopram (Score 5, Interesting) 132 132

I'm seeing a lot of negative postings about unnecessary drugs and implying doctor's don't know what they're doing. I went through an episode about a year ago where if I tried to sleep my face would start burning. If I got up, it would fade away. I suffered on roughly one hour's sleep per night for a year before I went to see a doctor. The solution was to take one pill per day, and in a few weeks I was sleeping full nights again. It took years to recover though, because that level of extended sleep deprivation is very damaging. Even now, I'm still not quite as sharp as I was before.

When I look back I can see how stupid I was. I suffered that entire year, and had years of recovery, for nothing. Why? Because people who don't have a hot clue about psychology said that the doctors don't know what they're doing, the medicine is as bad as the disease, those pills are over-prescribed, etc. etc. But guess what? If your meds turn out to have bad side effects you can stop taking them, or just ask for different ones. Such a simple thing. And yet so many people who could benefit from them are turned away by fear, uncertainty and doubt.

Submission + - Teachers granted power to 'confiscate and destroy' unhealthy lunch->

schwit1 writes: The British government is urging school leaders to use their "common law powers" to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem "unhealthy or inappropriate."

Education minister Lord Nash tells Express, "Schools have common law powers to search pupils, with their consent, for items." There is nothing to prevent schools from having a policy of inspecting lunch boxes for food items that are prohibited under their school food policies.

"A member of staff may confiscate, keep or destroy such items found as a result of the search if it is reasonable to do so in the circumstances." The government's foray into lunch inspections began when Cherry Tree Primary School in Colchester banned a Peperami sausage snack and scotch eggs from a six-year-old girl's lunch. Manchester's Manley Park Primary School seized cereal bars from lunches, according to the Huffington Post.

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Submission + - Knowing C++ Beyond a Beginner Level ->

Nerval's Lobster writes: C++ is not an easy language to master, but many people are able to work in it just fine without being a 'guru' or anything along those lines. That being said, what separates C++ beginners from those with 'intermediate' skills, or even masters? According to this Dice article, it comes down to knowledge of several things, including copy constructors, virtual functions, how to handle memory leaks, the intricacies of casting, Lambda functions for C++11, (safe) exception handling and much more. All that being said, is there one particular thing or point that separates learners from masters?
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Submission + - US, UK Intel agencies worked to subvert antivirus tools to aid hacking->

An anonymous reader writes: Documents from the National Security Agency and the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal that the two agencies—and GCHQ in particular—targeted antivirus software developers in an attempt to subvert their tools to assure success in computer network exploitation attacks on intelligence targets. Chief among their targets was Kaspersky Labs, the Russian antivirus software company, according to a report by The Intercept's Andrew Fishman and First Look Media Director of Security Morgan Marquis-Boire.
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Comment Re:Interesting person (Score 5, Insightful) 284 284

Now that I've actually RTFA, as other people are saying he's a schizophrenic. Pretty cool operating system though, except for this:

TempleOS does not use memory protection. All code in the system runs at ring 0, the highest privilege level, meaning that a stray pointer write could easily crash the entire system.
He argues that Linux is designed for a use case that most people don’t have. Linux, he says, aims to be a 1970s mainframe, with 100 users connected at once. If a crash in one users’ programs could take down all the others, then obviously that would be bad. But for a personal computer, with just one user, this makes no sense. Instead the OS should empower the single user and not get in their way.

This only makes sense if you're running one program at a time. But if you're running 20 or more programs at once, like a regular user, then a bug in any one of them can cause weird behavior in the others, and it's almost impossible to debug or fix.

A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce