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Comment Re:Bullshit, Todd. (Score 1) 233

It's an even bigger cluster-fuck than that. What about the Indian man's parental access rights? The child is his. I don't know the legal situation in Singapore, but when stuff like this has happened in the UK there had to be an adoption by the husband of the mother, and a legal request to change the father's name on the birth certificate.

Also, the Indian man's wife/girlfriend has been made a cuckquean. Seems like they would have some standing to sue too.

30% doesn't seem like enough, really. Say they decide to try again, their costs have now nearly doubled, not to mention the physical strain of another pregnancy. When the child grows up it might have a claim too. It will all require on-going legal fees too...

I hope that the court requires the clinic to put some system in place to ensure continued payments, even if it goes out of business.

Comment Re:Easy (Score 2) 366

On the flip side, as a developer I don't want the hassle of supporting every old, weird confusion forever just to keep the two people in the world who use it happy. Especially if it's open source and I'm doing it in my free time.

If you want that kind of longevity, find some commercial vendor who offers it, or pay someone to support you. It sucks but you can't expect people to work for free for you.

Comment Re:Did You Vote Yet? (Score 0) 52

On the one hand, is expect their lobbying budget to grow no matter who won. They are growing companies after all.

Trump and the Republicans gets special attention because of their policies on the internet and science. Also because Trump is relatively easy to influence - Shi Jinping made him do a 180 on NK in just ten minutes!

Submission + - Russia is better at encouraging women into tech?

randomErr writes: A new study from Microsoft based on interviews with 11,500 girls and young women across Europe finds their interest in engineering or technology subjects drops dramatically at age 15. The reason found are that girls follow gender stereotypes, have few female role models, peer pressure and a lack of encouragement from parents and teachers. Russia is different. According to Unesco, 29% of women worldwide are in science research, compared with 41% in Russia. In the UK, about 4% of inventors are women, whereas the figure is 15% in Russia. Russian girls view Stem far more positively, with their interest starting earlier and lasting longer, says Julian Lambertin, managing director at KRC Research, the firm that oversaw the Microsoft interviews.

Comment Re:Nothing to do with Hollywood (Score 1) 478

Yes, that bit. In her talk she addresses the claim directly by pointing out that although you lose 100 points when you murder the innocent strippers, you get 100 points back as soon as you hide their corpses in the convenient chests placed right behind them.

You should go play the game before you make a bigger ass out of yourself

Perhaps you should take your own advice...

Anyway, even if she was wrong, which she isn't, it's a trivial detail unrelated to the main point she was making at the time.

I'll ask about the debate. I doubt they will go for it, so if you know of any other venues online where we can have a moderated debate let me know.

Comment Re:Nothing to do with Hollywood (Score 1) 478

So you haven't seen the videos then? You have not seen her talk where she addresses the specific criticisms about Hitman, for example? It's on YouTube.

I wouldn't debate Milo even before his fall from... Whatever that was. His technique is basically to talk over his opponent and make several trite points in rapid succession. If you try to respond he will just throw more at you so that it looks like you are drowning, and if you ignore him and try to make your argument you get accused of ignoring him and he carries on taking over you anyway.

It's an old technique.

Tell you what, why don't we request that Slashdot do a moderated debate between you and I? Could be an interesting new feature. Get questions "ask Slashdot" style from users, and go from there.

Comment Re:Why would he care? (Score 1) 146

In this case they seem to be making quite a profit out of the $400 press too.

The real issue is that if the press is pointless then so are the packs. They add no value, because the extra 0.5oz your get with the press has no nutritional benefits and you can just use normal fruit and a normal hand press to get the same juice.

Comment Re:So... (Score 0) 330

Trump clearly assumed being president would be like being the head of a very large company. I'm particular, he thought he could just order stuff to happen and it would. Of course it doesn't work like that.

He also didn't seem to realise that you need qualifications and experience to do this job. If he had those things it wouldn't be such a surprise every time something turns out to be hard.

Submission + - Ambient Light Sensors Can Be Used to Steal Browser Data (

An anonymous reader writes: Over the past decade, ambient light sensors have become quite common in smartphones, tablets, and laptops, where they are used to detect the level of surrounding light and automatically adjust a screen's intensity to optimize battery consumption... and other stuff. The sensors have become so prevalent, that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has developed a special API that allows websites (through a browser) to interact with a device's ambient light sensors. Browsers such as Chrome and Firefox have already shipped versions of this API with their products.

According to two privacy and security experts, malicious web pages can launch attacks using this new API and collect data on users, such as URLs they visited in the past and extract QR codes displayed on the screen. This is possible because the light coming from the screen is picked up by these sensors. Mitigating such attacks is quite easy, as it only requires browser makers and the W3C to adjust the default frequency at which the sensors report their readings. Furthermore, the researcher also recommends that browser makers quantize the result by limiting the precision of the sensor output to only a few values in a preset range. The two researchers filed bug reports with both Chrome and Firefox in the hopes their recommendations will be followed.

Comment Re:Nothing to do with Hollywood (Score 1) 478

She does actually engage in debate with lots of people. In fact, if you bothered to watch her videos you would know that she does address criticisms in them. For example, the claim that she thinks all violence against women is a problem was debunked in a recent one.

What you mean is that she won't engage in pointless debates about feminism being anti-male and other such bullshit. Well, guess what, some people want to talk about complex issues in feminism, not constantly re-hash the basics with you so that your shitty YouTube channel can get some more hits. I mean, have you seen her critics debating skills? Sargon did a live debate with a feminist last year and spent about 50% of the time with his microphone muted by the moderator as he tried to shout over her.

Comment Re: My experience... (Score 3, Insightful) 436

Doesn't sound like it's anything specific to India though, the same stuff happens in the west all the time. It's the standard case of they send the best people to meet you and write a spec, but the people implementing it have little knowledge of your systems or business and you want to pay the peanuts so they aren't interesting in doing more than the bare minimum.

I've had products like that from western developers. Had some firmware written by a contractor where a CLI was specified. If you entered more than 64 characters it would overwrite the stack and crash in the best case, lock up in the worst. When asked about it he said the spec didn't say it needed to check buffer sizes or not crash if not used in the exact way that the manual specified, with no room for error.

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