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Comment Re:John Carmack (Score 1) 107

But if Carmack wrote code on a computer owned by id software, powered by electricity paid for by id software, in an office rented by id software, while sitting on a chair paid for by id software, with a salary paid for by id software.... come on, we all know how this works. Guess who owns the code.

A company with a mailbox in the Eastern District of Texas.

Comment Re:Objective fraud (Score 1) 161

You can objectively determine Trump is a liar, simply by comparing the incompatible numbers claimed in multiple places

No, you can't. For an objective determination that he's a liar, you also have to show intent, or you have just shown inconsistencies. Those could be due to a number of causes, including but not limited to mental disease or deficiencies, wild guesses, changing his mind, obtaining new information, or indeed lying.
But to conclude he's a liar is to beg the question.

Comment Re: I'm a maintence guy in an apartment building.. (Score 1) 73

Now 47N is "so far north"?

Given that I originally hail from 70N, I see your point.

But here, the "so far north" is only with the perspective of being able to get decent transmissions from a satellite that sits above equator. Which you should be able to - the size of the dish and need to be able to aim it closer to the horizon increase as you go north, but at 47 degrees, it's still doable.

Comment Re:Expression. (Score 1) 161

Now adjust that study for intelligence and vocabulary. Profanity is the simplest form of emphasis, used by those lacking the vocabulary to express themselves with more meaningful and less crude words.

You have obviously never spoken to an Italian, or you'd know that gesticulation is the simplest form of emphasis. Here, it is <em>.

Comment Re: Fucking bullshit ... (Score 0) 161

Bill Clinton grabbed plenty of pussy in office. But I guess it's ok to do it and lie about it as President?

What's wrong with this country was that he felt he had to lie about it. Sexual acts done by consenting adults is not against the law, nor the public's business.
Harassment and hate speech, on the other hand, is.

Comment Re:The two seem very related... (Score 3, Insightful) 161

There's a flip side too: Those who need to lie can't alienate the marks with profanity. 'This is the fucking best goddamn precision bushings your asswipe money can buy, made by a troutfucking Swiss company" isn't going to make you salesman of the year.

Lying is an art. Those best at it always tell the truth.

Comment other applicable links to profanity. (Score 4, Funny) 161

in computer science the application of expletives has also been scientifically correlated. For example:
Ruby Programming: profanity causes Ruby to slowly reveal itself as nothing more than an elaborate and desparate cry for help. It is in fact not a programming language at all.
Git: A bell curve of profanity and blasphemy can pinpoint the exact number of phrases required to successfully identify the team member who broke the build.
iptables: cannot be run without profanity and is in fact compiled into the code itself
Email: while its long been understood that profanity is a critical component of all email infrastructure, it may be curious to know that science has found Exchange servers in particular often default to routing mail based on the deafening curses against god almighty uttered by the admin.

Comment I can see it now (Score 1) 78

Mother: "young man just what do you think youre doing with that GNU operating system??"
Son: thinking different.
Mother: "oh i see and i suppose that richard stallman put you up to it did he? well id like to hear what youre going to call this GNU/Linux when your father gets home!"
Son: braveness mom, GNU Linux is just like the new macbook!
mother: "oh? and how is that?"
son: ...no escape.

Comment Re: Remember kids! (Score 1) 378

In the short run, yes. In the long run, no.

Of course you have a chance. Anything that is not impossible has a chance of occurring. Unless you play a rigged machine, the odds do not change based on how long you have played or what previous outcomes were (gambler's fallacy).
There are people who have won on slots every single day of their two week Vegas vacation. And others who have lost every single day.
They all have a chance - the risk of losing is of course greater than the chance of winning, but there is a chance.

Comment and i say balderdash! (Score 5, Funny) 125

the tech community is a responsible party in the fostering of AI. why, just look at Ruby! we took a perfectly mediocre language and turned it into the cornerstone of everything from configuration management that doesnt scale properly, to code camps that inspire suicide pacts! And virtualization? we circle-jerked that right into orbit with the cloud. I mean sure its still KVM but youll pay 3 times as much for it because michio kaku once said it. Then we took containers and elevated them to the status of a national religion. im pretty sure there are people in the community that pray to a cgroup.

so yah, when it comes to AI we're going to take a talking plastic tube with a microphone and a cheap malaysian speaker and make it into something that is not only sentient and self aware, but that will guide humanity which has up to now been a collection of chain smoking bargain shoppers and shills into a new gilded age. Because if IBM can turn a rack of POWER CPU's into a jeopardy regurgitating cancer curing medical team as a service, you bet your ass people like Satya are going to be just as quick to throw caution to the wind and start treating Cortana like the literal incarnation of jesus christ.

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