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Comment Re:Pepe? Sounds Mexican. (Score 1) 391

*WOOOSH* Your definition of racism is flawed.

Google and dictionaries apparently concur on the definition of "racist", you're the odd one out here.

You also fail to recognize the racism that Mexicans face every day.

They might recieve racism against that individual's race, but that's nothing to do with being "Mexcian", because "Mexican" is not a race.

I get the impression you're trying to say they are on the recieving end of prejudices and descrimination, which isn't sufficient reason to be defined 'racism' in it self.

You also missed the opportunity to realize that there is actually only one race of humans

You're making a fair few accusations and assumptions there. My discussion was strictly on the words being used to describe something.

Humans of various ethnicities can interbred with each other producing viable offspring. We all have the same basic set of genes with slight variation within our nuclear DNA. The only think people have to watch out for are blood factors and closeness of relatedness. Blood factors can be treated at this point.

This is pretty off topic to what was being discussed.

Comment Re:No CA is the New Black (Score 1) 111

How about don't use a CA at all? Self sign your certificates in your organization. Expect everyone you do business with to verify and install your certs rather than trusting Mozilla to trust a third party. Oh... and staff up your help desk to answer questions like, "I didn't need to do this with Amazon. Why are you guys so stupid?"

If browser vendors bothered implementing RFC 6698, we wouldn't need CAs.

Comment Re:It worked for Java (Score 1) 170

Running Java apps in a VM is safe right? Nothing bad can happen in a VM.

You forget that Java virtual machines originally gave full access to the system without prompting. Permission schemes were later implemented on top, but weren't introduced as a true scheme in the runtime itself, leading to continious methods of bypass as malicious individuals kept finding APIs that let them do things they shouldn't.

Comment Re:Finally! (Score 1) 221

Finally! This is the way Apple has done it forever and it is sooo much nicer from a user experience perspective.

From a user perspective, it's awful when you just want something that works and nobody can help you.

I still haven't figured out why Sierra users get "Authentication failed" when I see "opendirectoryd: ODNodeCreateWithNameAndOptions completed" in the logs and get errors like "opendirectoryd: ODNodeCustomCall failed with error 'Invalid credentials' (5000)" with no actual logging of the event happening on a fresh, new AD server (made just for testing this scenario). I even had Wireshark inspecting all the traffic from the Mac to try to determine what the issue is, no wrong DNS lookups, or connections to the wrong server etc.

>5 hour patch installs on a freshly Windows is *not* acceptable

Weird, updates are supposed to be automatically installed when installing Windows; which are significantly faster than doing it after Windows is installed.

Comment Re:Fuck them both (Score 1) 147

Wait so the new PS4 is not actually rendering at 4k, it's just interpolating/upscaling? *sigh*.

No, they've got some interesting features with their checkerboard system which allows console developers to upscale certain parts of a game while rendering into a native 4k screen buffer. However, for games that aren't modified/designed to do this, yes, you're going to see up-scaling.

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