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Comment Re:take care of yourself and you will look good (Score 1) 285 285

I was with you until the Milk part. My ancestors worked hard at animal husbndry and shoving milk down thier guys to ensure I was lactose tolarante. Ok to be fair they didn't care about me they just wanted to surivive, but its a niec side effect at any rate,

Momento Mori

Seems to have had a rather unexpected side-effect, too!

Comment Re:Mod parent down (Score 1) 205 205

Since our Hubble volume will contain finite amount of matter-energy forever, the Bekenstein bound applies and thus the Hubble volume can only contain a finite number of distinguishable quantum states. After some point, all possible thoughts in that Hubble volume would have been thought, and any new ones will be repeats of ones that previously occurred. Even if you could be alive in this situation, would you want to?

Thanks for the interesting post. It reminds me about Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence. But here is what the philosopher Georg Simmel had to say on this matter (as summarised by Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufman):

Even if there were exceedingly few things in a finite space in an infinite time, they would not have to repeat in the same configurations. Suppose there were three wheels of equal size, rotating on the same axis, one point marked on the circumference of each wheel, and these three points lined up in one straight line. If the second wheel rotated twice as fast as the first, and if the speed of the third wheel was 1/pi of the speed of the first, the initial line-up would never recur.

Please read the Wikipedia page on "eternal return" and cyclic concepts of time; you'll find it interesting.

Comment Re:this already exists (Score 1) 288 288

Of course, if the information on your computer isn't highly sensitive and you aren't doing anything illegal, and you are not super paranoid about your privacy, then you probably shouldn't be using this, because it is suspicious. This isn't for the general public.

On the contrary, if enough people start using this that it becomes a fairly common practice, the police can no longer single out one person and claim that their behaviour is suspicious. This absolutely should be adopted by everyone.

Comment Re:Just downgraded (Score 1) 434 434

I finally downgraded my 2012 Nexus 7 today back to KitKat. It was essentially unusable running Lollipop

My experience on the Nexus 10 has been the opposite. KitKat was so bad that I had to go back to jellybean after a couple of days. Lollipop, on the other hand, has been smooth, light, and rock-solid; no issues at all. Best release for this device ever.

Comment Re:Some good data... (Score 1) 434 434

Every Nexus back to the Nexus 4/7(2012) has images for 5.1.0 or 5.1.1. That means, every Google released device released in the last 3 years is up to date. You can argue about whether 3 years is enough time to support their devices, but they are supporting their own devices. Devices sold by manufacturers, instead of Google, are not Google's direct responsibility for upgrades. At least be straight forward about your claims. Google's devices are Nexus devices. GPE or whatever it is you're talking about aren't Google devices. They're just not manufacturer themed. The updates for those devices still originate from the manufacturers and not Google.

Indeed. My Nexus 10 dating from 2012 is running better than ever on 5.1.1. If Apple had other companies selling iOS devices, I doubt they'd have done any better at preventing fragmentation.

Comment Re:Error in headline (Score 1) 301 301

Now if your company policy says "50% must be of minority" you end up hiring the top 5% of white and top 50% of minority. Of course the new white employees will outperform the minority ones simply because you got crÃme-de-la-crÃme of the whites and merely "above average" of the minorities. And of course the disparity will cause frictions, rift in the team, disparity of handled workload and worse code quality on the average. Oh, and the company policies will protect the minority employees, punishing the whites who confront them for worse performance.

Perhaps this is the price society must pay until the historical consequences of white supremacy are reversed?

Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig