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Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 718

by ttucker (#49349699) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident
Any petty bickering on the issue should probably at least briefly cite the opinion and dissent of the US Supreme Court from District of Columbia vs Heller. The document has excellent arguments for both positions, and establishes some of the most current case law on the matter. It also shows what knowledge and consideration real adults use to settle constitutional matters.

Comment: Re:Animal House (Score 1) 759

by ttucker (#49325477) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

although, if you are a socially feeble individual, the topic might appear deep and complex. but it appears this way to some only because they possess immature social faculties. teenage boys. adults with social disorders

Switching from the straw man fallacy to the ad hominem fallacy, classy.

nobody wants to hear dick jokes except socially immature douchebags

Odds are, somebody thinks you are a douche bag too. Do we need a campaign to rid Slashdot message boards of punctuation disrespecting, fallacy flinging, intellectually immature douche bag, bibliophobes?

Comment: Re:Animal House (Score 1) 759

by ttucker (#49317985) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

do you not understand this common internet convention or are you not familiar with the concept of sarcasm?

Sarcasm is a frequent veil on the straw man fallacy, but in reality you are portraying the original argument in a reduced way which appears so stupid that it is obviously incorrect, which is the textbook definition of said fallacy.

Comment: Re:Animal House (Score 2) 759

by ttucker (#49317961) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

a strawman is an off-topic unrelated issue

Actually, a straw man fallacy consists of portraying an opposing argument in an incorrect manner, usually missing important details or appearing overly general, and then implying that the original argument has been fully disproved.

just the other day i went up to a group of females and started telling dick jokes

This is actually an example of a straw man fallacy, because however unsavory you find it to be that Firethorn thinks people might actually enjoy penis jokes, he did not advocate that there is never an inappropriate context. Your statement contrives what is probably one of the clearest examples of when a penis joke would be considered harassment (unsolicited to a group of strangers, of any gender really) and without considering any other example, dismisses the entire argument.

You were probably attempting to use sarcasm or hyperbole--and you probably frequently suppress divergent opinions--without ever actually knowing the name of the rhetorical tactic that you employ... the straw man fallacy.

Comment: Re:wireless card (Score 1) 307

When have you used Windows last time? The stability, security, and reliability are at excellent levels in Windows these days.

The improvements in Windows security, compounded with the noteworthy age and derelict nature of several important Linux desktop components (think Xorg...), have caused me to switch mostly to Windows 8.1 for the desktop.

Comment: Re:Like everything else M$... (Score 1) 208

by ttucker (#49280331) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?
My PC is fairly modest, GTX 760, E5-1620 V2, 16GB ram. Using a RAID 5 array of decent magnetic storage (easily capable of 200 MB/sec) allowed Minecraft to run at about 20 fps with a chunk update radius of 32. Switching the system drive to a Crucial MX200 consistently reaches the vsync limit of 60 fps with the same chunk update setting.

Perhaps you should look into a more contemporary SSD... low end consumer ones are easily reaching 500MB/s. Furthermore, the IOPS specification is really much more important.

Comment: Re:Like everything else M$... (Score 1) 208

by ttucker (#49175897) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

and if you put minecraft on a vastly overpowered desktop with 64gig. it performs just as well as it did on the laptop.

Talking about performance without benchmarks is like racing cars by looking at the spec sheets. The bottleneck in Minecraft is chunk updates, and they are inherently random disk IO bound. Spend that $2500 on a good SSD, and the game will run perfectly.

Comment: Re:Like everything else M$... (Score 1) 208

by ttucker (#49175845) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

Java is supposed to be sandboxed and have controls on what access to your system is allowed. The problem is that there are continually new exploits breaing around those controls.

This is only true of Java applets, and nobody is really arguing with you that they are a bad idea.

Java--the language and runtime virtual machine--run executable code on your computer with the permissions of the user that starts the application, just like a plain binary app. Supposing that you did not trust Minecraft, the JVM is not there to protect you from it.

Comment: Re:Many DDR3 modules? (Score 1) 138

by ttucker (#48668763) Attached to: Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program

To this day I always ask for ECC whenever I buy a new PC - but the only machines I have ever found that had it were Dell workstations.

Always ECC user here as well. With Intel, only Xeon systems come with ECC support in the chipset. You are actually looking for any workstation level computer with a Xeon chip, although Dell is the only outfit with an even semi reasonable price.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up! (Score 1) 329

by ttucker (#48494469) Attached to: Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Well, that wouldn't apply, because it wasn't a "disagreeing viewpoint" it was racist FUD.

Yeah, I agree with you. The point is much better served by saying that, instead of making the almost certainly untrue claim that the first poster was paid by someone to argue with idiots on Slashdot.... Furthermore, instead of mentioning the racist FUD, he mostly was just griping about the cited cost of cab fare.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up! (Score 1) 329

by ttucker (#48492641) Attached to: Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

What is the thinking error where you ignore the message of the post and focus on semantics to change the subject?

My post pointed out an actual logical fallacy in your argument, without insulting you in any way. You reply with, "thinking error", which implies some actual defect in my thinking process instead of argument. While it was a strong suspicion before, at this point the evidence is great that you are an asshole.

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