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Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 2) 952

by log0n (#47933541) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

No, AC is right. The degrees of US/ISIS ideologies 'wrongness' doesn't really matter, it's the fact that they are both rationalizing the acceptance of wrong. One will just have a much shorter time plummeting than the other.

Science can't hold a candle to someone who can't, or won't, appreciate critical thinking. Faith and religion beheads it.

Comment: Re:Other side of the story. (Score 1) 118

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47894283) Attached to: Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

Your title implies that there are two sides to every story. There are not. There are seven sides to most stories, with some stories acquiring four additional sides when no one is thinking about them. The remaining stories that don't fit this model almost without exception have 3.6 sides.

Comment: Re:Software Business Methods are in danger (Score 1) 118

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47894253) Attached to: Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

If you accept quantum theory (and just try to disprove it) then the perceptible universe is cannonically isomorphic to a subset of mathematics. If cannonically isomorphic isn't close enough to identity for you, I'd like an explanation of why not. (Well, except that several different things can have aspects that are cannonically isomorphic to the same thing...but perhaps that's just a way of saying that they have certain features that are essentially identical.)

Spelling counts, mister Cannon.

Comment: Re:Legacy Support (Score 1) 730

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47864825) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

'Legacy apps "just work".'

Apple needs to apply this to the MacOS as well. We should be able to run all legacy applications back to MacOS 1.0 and frankly iOS and MacOS should be merged such that we can run applications on either. A lot of people aren't upgrading Mac hardware because we need access to older data which is used by older applications that Apple no longer supports.

We need Legacy that Just Works.


Comment: Re:So what exactly is the market here. (Score 1) 730

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47864777) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

People keep mentioning the Nomad. We're talking about the portable Sega Genesis with the built-in screen, right? Because I refuse to believe you're talking about something else. Personally, I like my Nomad, but I've noticed that with EA carts, you have to put a piece of paper or cardboard in behind the cartridge to get the contacts to touch properly. Otherwise, NHL '94 for the win. No way I'm playing NHL '94 on an iWatch.

Comment: Re:Mass media takeover and destruction of 'net (Score 4, Interesting) 254

by uCallHimDrJ0NES (#47831031) Attached to: UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

I don't think we're going to stop the progression you are describing. The method by which it is achieved may not be the one being discussed by UCLA and Cisco, but it's clear now that what slashdotters call "the Internet" is doomed and has been since all of those rebellions in northern africa/mideast a couple years ago. What most end-users call "the Internet" is just getting started, but certainly the application of it is as a control and monitoring system against dissent rather than a catalyst promoting freedom of information. The point where we have some hope of rallying the population to activism is the point where content providers and governments try to do things like completely disallow offline storage media. But not before then, because the population just plain doesn't understand what they have or what is at stake.

Comment: Re:Jail time will not help (Score 2) 76

Coward -- I get the feeling you're going somewhere interesting here, but the metaphor isn't quite working. Would you mind spoon feeding what you're getting at here, without putting on any kind of satire/parody of what I said? Are you saying moderation is equivalent to jail time? Freedom of speech equivalent to freedom to move about public space? Freedom of speech "invented" by someone? Too many things going on at once to make your point clearly, at least to me.

Comment: Moderation will not help (Score 2, Interesting) 76

Moderation censors opinions contrary to the majority of the participants in a particular forum. This frustrates those who need to communicate critical points, which will produce an entirely new set of negative feelings and may even break the behavioral hooks that make social networking appealing.

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