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Comment: Re:Poster sounds sympathetic, but sounds like thre (Score 1) 208

You definitely missed something. If he has knowledge that somebody else is going to implement another 4:16 moment, then clearly he is a hero attempting to warn society. His comment, “Another 4.16 moment is going to happen tomorrow. Just a warning (sic).” does not in any way convey that he himself would implement another 4:16 moment.

Comment: We did the same thing - works great (Score 1) 253

We did the same thing as you want to do except we put our servers in the attic. We had the same concerns: dust, moisture, bugs, etc.

I bought a 12U rack, added two rack-mount batteries, a 48 port switch, and 3 Dell R510s with 24TB each. I built a wooden enclosure around the rack with plexiglass windows on the front and rear and detachable covers with draw-bolt latches so we could service the servers. I bought a hydroponic blower from eBay and some ducting from Lowes. The blower sucks 70 degree dry air from the house and forces it through the front of the 12U rack. During the summer, the exhaust is vented to the attic. During the winter, the exhaust side is ported back into the home to help heat the house.

Everything has been running squeaky clean for 2 years without issue.

Comment: Re:This is a crap submission (Score 1) 15

by thechemic (#49271049) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do ITIL hates skilled people?
Never apologize to cowards. I can tell you from first hand experience that there are a lot of disorganized and unsystematic IT shops out there. If you dig, you'll continue to find gems in the rough that just need a little polish. But like all polished gems, their value has to be certified by somebody. Dig it?

Comment: Re:There might not be Proper English (Score 4, Funny) 667

by thechemic (#49264517) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'
No thangs up in dis biatch found fo' A recent article up in tha Wall Street Journal explains why tha concept of a "proper" Gangsta aint realistic. Quoting: "It aint nuthin but a perpetual lament: Da puritizzle of tha Gangsta language is under assault. These minutes we is holla'd at dat our ever-textin teenagers can't express theyselves up in grammatical sentences. Da media delight up in publicizin ostensibly incorrect usage. .. fo' realz. As children, we all have tha instinct ta acquire a set of rulez n' ta apply em. ... We know dat a cold-ass lil certain practice be a rule of grammar cuz its how tha fuck we peep n' hear playas use tha language. ... That's how tha fuck scholarly linguists work. Instead of havin some rule book of what tha fuck is "correct" usage, they examine tha evidence of how tha fuck natizzle n' fluent nonnatizzle speakers do up in fact use tha language. Whatever is up in general use up in a language (not any use yo, but general use) is fo' dat reason grammatically erect. Da grammatical rulez invoked by pedants arent real rulez of grammar at all. They are, at best, just stylistic conventions..

Comment: Re:What about the race of the escapee? (Score 1) 251

by thechemic (#49186467) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

Ummm, yes. First of all, learn to pickup and read a dictionary.

Exclude defined: remove from consideration; rule out. Example: "computer software is excluded from the mandatory 15-year write-off"

Clearly black participants were removed from consideration. They were not included, and therefore they were excluded by definition. Your entire response is irrational. You clearly don't get the point.

Comment: Re:Worthless Study (Score 2, Insightful) 251

by thechemic (#49182057) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

I didn't "dismiss" the article; I read the whole thing and commented on it.

If you don't see anywhere they claim that whites are racist then you're illiterate. Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination, and the article is FILLED from top to bottom of examples where white people exhibit both prejudice and discrimination toward black people.

Comment: Re:What about the race of the escapee? (Score 1) 251

by thechemic (#49181843) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too
You grow up. They admitted that they were aware of this correlation:

Being of the same ethnicity as the helper makes the victim appear more similar, and people act more favorably toward people perceived as similar to them; furthermore, it makes the helper feel a member of the same (ethnic) group as the victim, and members of the same group are treated more favorably than non-members.

They ONLY included Italian and White participants in the study, and they excluded black participants and all other cultures/nationalities. The results of the study were obvious before the study even began. Had they shown the results of black participants, I'm quite sure it would have shown that black people can be just as racists as white/italian people can be. But they didn't include any black participants, and since they were aware of the correlation, they obviously wanted to demonstrate a particular outcome. This was clearly a "black vs white" study. If it wasn't, then black participants would have been included.

Comment: Worthless Study (Score 5, Insightful) 251

by thechemic (#49181687) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too
I agree. The entire study is stupid. In the study, they admit this correlation:

Being of the same ethnicity as the helper makes the victim appear more similar, and people act more favorably toward people perceived as similar to them; furthermore, it makes the helper feel a member of the same (ethnic) group as the victim, and members of the same group are treated more favorably than non-members.

Any person with half a brain would ensure that the participant pool included members from all cultural backgrounds. But that wasn't the case:

The participants were Italian and white.

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So they tested racial bias for white helping blacks, but they did not test for bias when blacks had to assist whites even though they KNEW there was a strong correlation in willingness to assist when similar cultural backgrounds are involved. Then, they take the test results (which were obvious before the study even began) and ran to the internet with cries of racism amongst Italian and white people. Ridiculous...

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