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Comment: Re:Dates (Score 1) 252

by vic-traill (#46169517) Attached to: North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X
Oh gawd ... I had no idea what the flap was all about. That is fscking brutal. [ ... ] I had to go back and take another look - like slowing down to see a fatal accident. It's still brutal. Going to the mobile site redirects to on my phone and a desktop browser. I can't see them pushing the beta view on mobile users, but stranger things have happened.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 1174

by Amorya (#29988626) Attached to: Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?
The British plug is pretty indestructible. If you get in to a fight with one, it'll win. There's not much that misuse could do to it! I do recall seeing a slightly broken one once. It was an old bakelite one and the plastic had chipped slightly on the top half of the casing. Still didn't expose any wires and still went into a socket no problem. Actually, are plugs on American appliances user replaceable?

Comment: Re:419 Scams (Score 1) 808

by suomynonAyletamitlU (#29987368) Attached to: Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart

I dislike that kind of thought experiment because it explicitly dissuades you from even trying to find a way to get both, or in general thinking critically..

The original way you phrased it, it is implicit that the people who are trying to interview you are going to be not only inflexible to absolutely inflexible. If the thirty seconds it would take you to apologize, scribble a telephone number, and run off, would completely ruin the interview, then the person on the other side is a completely OCD asshole. Alternately, if the woman was in such a position that you would never ever ever ever ever meet her again if you turned her down now, or if she could skin you alive if you came back after running off--even with a good excuse--then it probably wouldn't work, and if you could make it work, is it really worth it?

The "two doors" method is pretty much the same. Rarely does one actually find a situation where things really are that clear cut, and if you do, it's probably something you wouldn't want anyway; if someone "put the job of my dreams" and "put the woman of my dreams" behind doors, then I would know they were gaming me and I wouldn't trust either of their choices; I'd simply walk away. And again, as the GP said, if the "woman of my dreams" was someone I already knew but who was not going to accept that I needed a job, screw her. And if it's someone I didn't know, why should I trust someone who's trying to make me decide?

I'm not saying that things never turn out analogously in real life--they do. But if running into a situation like that causes your brain to shut down and makes you only see two mutually exclusive options, then you pretty much already lost.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)