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Comment: Re:How does one tell the difference? (Score 1, Troll) 103

I decided to log in for this one.

OP asked a question. You obviously do not know the answer because you just made a stupid, insulting reply. Perhaps if you don't know the answer, don't reply. I don't know the answer either, but would be interested in knowing the answer as well and would have asked the question had the AC not already asked. But instead of an answer you just shit all over it and are apparently offended that it got asked. Get over yourself and realize that some people aren't afraid to ask questions when they are ignorant... you might want to try it.

Comment: Worst summary ever (Score 5, Informative) 55

by smallfries (#49725275) Attached to: Swedish Court Orders Seizure of Pirate Bay Domains

The domains have not been seized from the Pirate Bay. The domains have been seized from Fredrik Neij because his property was forfeit after his earlier loss in court.

After two years the court refused to agree that the actions of the Pirate Bay should lead to the seizure of the domains, and instead a shortcut has been found to grab them by another means.

Comment: Habitat trumph science: Arab backyard Mars-like (Score 1) 190

by viking80 (#49714875) Attached to: Arab Mars Probe Planned For 2020

What arabs lack in sceitific strength, they have in life experience. Mars is a dry desert, and nobody knows dry desert better than arabs. NASA has to travel far, and no NASA engineer has any experience with climate similar to Mars.
Arabs just need to exit their door, and it is like being on Mars. Huge advantage over both USA as well as Europe, Russia and China.

What is the most complex item you can buy in your local store manufactures in an arab country?

Comment: Re:Mac/Linux support removed... mildly surprised (Score 1) 227

Why 10%?

I own a windows box for gaming, and use macs / linux for work. Many PCs sit in offices, or are owned by people who like Facebook but do not play games. Where do market share estimates come from for new gaming hardware? Surely it is not the installed base of each platform, because the platform is sold into many market segments, and most of them have zero probability of buying new gaming hardware.

Just curious, I know the steam survey samples active gamers, but steam is still over-representative of the windows games in their catalogues. Who actually estimates numbers for the sizes of windows, linux and mac gamers?

Comment: Re:Is MojoKid shilling for HotHardware allowed by (Score 1) 72

by smallfries (#49704349) Attached to: A Look At GTA V PC Performance and Image Quality At 4K

Unless things have changed the editors used to mash together submissions. If there were a range of submissions on one topic (GTA V in 4k), then the submission text would get rewritten to include links to most of the sites that you list. If it was a more esoteric story then the submission from one person would be used raw.

Performance figures for one resolution in one game is a bit lightweight and sketchy. Combination of nobody else cared and a slow news day? Never attribute malice to the actions of slashdot editors that can be explained by simple incompetence.

Comment: Re:Sociopath (Score 5, Interesting) 170

This just shows that you don't know what the word means. I've know a couple of real sociopaths over a lifetime, and they were mean, manipulative, vindictive arseholes. One thing that they were not, was violent. They preferred to destroy people in more lasting and important ways than a few bruises. The closest everyday concept that mcuttatches the condition is evil.

Most blokes like burning off steam though. Not all of them, some are more shy retiring delicate types such as yourself. But for most men, regardless of whether they end up in the ivory towers of academia or cutting blocks in a yard, physical contact is normal. Success tends to correlate with the ability to control it and project it on demand. That's why we see sports as being a good outlet for it. I've known surprising number of martial artists in academia, they were all very straight forward about why they did it: they like punching things.

Comment: Re:One small problem (Score 1) 509

by c6gunner (#49644815) Attached to: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them

The VIDEO proves he didn't.

lol. That's cute.

I AM "The White Man," you shiteating fuckwad! What, you think because I have the shred of basic human decency necessary to admit the truth I can't possibly be white?!

No, it's quite obvious from your comments that a shred of decency is well beyond your grasp.