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Comment: Re:Recognition (Score 1) 150

by sg_oneill (#48200765) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

It's not exactly the name recognition, it's the name's reputation.

Nokia: well recognized, well liked brand with positive reception everywhere,except amongst developers that actually programmed for Symbian.

Microsoft: well recognized, universally hated brand, regular finalist in "most hated company" competitions,but appreciated by developers for their excellent dev tools/environment.

Marketing 101 says: they picked the right name but for reasons that aren't readily clear to the general public

Spot the "hasn't programmed for pre smartphone era winmo" guy.

WinMo was as mangled as Symbian (And trust me Symbian was *BAD*) ,except you where coding in an OS for people who didnt understand telephones, and you where coding in an API that looked like the familiar Win32/16 api except it was completely goddamn different, nothing worked like it did on "real" windows, had different app lifecycles and was an even bigger nightmare than symbian to get your apps signed.

But now, finally the worlds are combined. Symbian and WinMo together at last , like lovers embracing in an endless vista of sewerage.

Ok yeah so now its all "slightly more sane" dot net winmo. But its still bad guys, face it.

Comment: Re:not news (Score 1) 123

by sg_oneill (#48192977) Attached to: Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

Governments are trying similar shit, by silencing dissent with summary penalties for as-yet undefined "trolling".

I can assure you the word "trolling" does not appear in legislation anywhere on the earth (except maybe in the misguided title of some legislation, perhaps). You'll find the law would be somewhat specific about what it defines as prohibited behavior, simply because the courts would shred the legislation if it isnt. At least the US, UK and Australian ones would.

Comment: Re:Are you patenting software? (Score 0, Troll) 224

by sg_oneill (#48155161) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

You patented n-tree storage in databases? How the f*** isn't that obvious?

Holy shit dude, you are EVERYTHING wrong with the software industry.

If you turned up at my workplace looking for work, you wouldn't just be rejected by our techs, you'd be strung up by them.

Bad people don't deserve to take jobs away from honest people.

Comment: Re:LOL. 'Climate change' indeed. (Score 2) 228

by sg_oneill (#48137345) Attached to: Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Yep. The term Climate change replaced was "The greenhouse effect" (Which was the term scientists where using when the science community first started sounding the warning about CO2 in the late 1800s). Global warming is the more recent term and was never really popular inside the scientific community.

This meme that this is some sort of new idea is getting a bit stupid.

Comment: Re:As expected (Score 2) 216

by sg_oneill (#48128233) Attached to: Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

trying to enhance one's social position by pretending to fight for a "just" cause is not a good thing. In fact, its many times worse then status quo, cos the change they propose isn't there for the benefit of the group they claim to be rooting for, or whatever.

But this isn't what the majority of people labeled "SJWs" here do at all. Seriously, give us an example or I'm going to have to file this under "tin foil hat".

The main motivation behind the SJW's bitching, is the implied elevation of their position and the material and social goods that come from such an elevation.

Uh no. It would be "social justice". Hence the pejorative title of "social justice warrior".

Basically, they crate drama in hopes of profiting from it.

I'm honestly not seeing evidence of this. Critiques of popular culture are not "bitching" or "drama". They are critiques, an artform practiced by activists and academics since the greeks first started critiquing authoritarianism.

Fuck. That. Subhuman. Shit. You want to get paid more? work more. talk is free. now stfu.

Thats great advice. The problem is statistically men aren't working more, they are just getting paid more, and thats unfair.

Comment: Re:As expected (Score 0, Troll) 216

by sg_oneill (#48127955) Attached to: Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

"Saw this story, knew the comments would provide ammo for the SJWs. Way to go, morons."

What actually is the weird obsession with "SJWs" (as a negative?!) on this site?

Is it that offensive that people would think sexism, racism and homophobia are a bit knuckledragging and stupid?

Like woah what an insult! Next thing we'll be snearing that people are "Great guys". "Hey hear about that fireman who saved a little old lady? Pffffttttt what a great guy." "Yeah. Douchebag great guys who needs em"

Comment: Re:Null hypothesis (Score 1) 295

by sg_oneill (#48098677) Attached to: NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

This requires major violations of physics that I'm not comfortable with at all.

We know that theres a significantly increased amount of CO2 that we're able to fairly precisely quantify. We know that CO2 has a number of absorbsion spectra and that the maths to derive added energy into the climate system is easily derived and based on century old completely proven physics. This isn't controversial unless you discover some mechanism that makes physics stop working (Whilst somehow fooling the instruments to make it look like physics laws are still working. I dunno, orgone energy? ghosts?) , in which case, congrats on your Nobel prize.

So the question remains. If the energy isn't being stored as heat or kinetic energy (storms and stuff), and we know that at least SOME of it is, then where is the rest? Thermodynamics can't just be handwaved.

Anthopogenic climate change *IS* the null hypothesis dude, and its so far still utterly proven and somewhat serious.

Comment: Re:Everyone should just say "interesting" (Score 3, Interesting) 295

by sg_oneill (#48089201) Attached to: NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

"This article is going to make the anti AGW people feel vindicated"

They shouldn't. The alternative explainations as to where that energy is going are far more concerning. If the energy is not being disipated into the deeper oceans, then its being concentrated elsewhere. Candidates include: Siberian traps. Arctic/Antarctic pole melt. Upper ocean (And thats an "oh shit" possibility), and so on.

Comment: Re:This doesn't add up (Score 5, Informative) 83

by sg_oneill (#48087835) Attached to: Infected ATMs Give Away Millions of Dollars Without Credit Cards

If you have access to the ATM physically, why not just take the cash there and then?

Not as easy as you think. A guy who used to live in the apartments across from me was a retired burglar. Found god in prison, went straight, yada yada. One of his old tricks was burglaring ATM machines. Apparently his trick was he'd tie a chain to the ATM and the other side to stolen truck and take off down the road with the ATM in tow. He'd then get out with a few men and lift the ATM into the truck and make a run for it.

It would take them about 4-5 days to extract the money. Apparently the cash reserves are booby-trapped so that tampering with the mechanism would destroy the cash. As a result removing the money was a complicated procedure involving slow dismantling and a lot of welding.

After his third attempt at it, they got a newer one, that was battery backed and had some sort of radio thing in it. Cops tracked it and they where done.

Comment: Re:Not the government's fault. (Score 1) 212

by sg_oneill (#47991235) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

People get the government they deserve. Hey Canada, you guys still taking Aussies immigrants? I gotta get out of here. Because ... you know, ... terrorists and stuff.

Normally I'd advocate going to New Zealand, which is sort of australias version of canada.Younger, more progressive and with the benefit of hindsight from watching its hillbilly neighbor.

Buuuuuut no, the kiwis just voted their conservatives back in too, so we're screwed.

The antipodes are the meth laboratory of democracy.

Comment: Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (Score 4, Insightful) 212

by sg_oneill (#47991221) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

One berk with a knife takes some swipes at a pair of police officers and twenty years of work by civil liberties activists are done because the tories are shouting and stamping their feet that we are under some sort of attack from eeeeevil terrorists.

I'm sorry, I live in northbridge, inner-city perth. The place is a stabbing range at the best of time. I bet people are stabbing at cops every other day.

Oh no, I'm terrified of brown people, here you go officer , have my rights, I'm too scared to use them!!!!!!


I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky