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Comment Re: There's this wonderful technology (Score 1) 1144

You're working at the wrong end of the scale. Because you have X guns, you think X+1 is the best answer. My point is you should have far fewer guns, reducing the chances of you being trapped in a building with a madman who's armed in the first place.

You work on the assumption that it's inevitable that you'll be in a building with an armed idiot, but it's only inevitable if you live by your own solution.

Comment Re:Mandatory metal detectors at night clubs? (Score 1) 1144

I've seen this argument before, and it's not true. The effort level for different types of things used to kill people vary, both in up-front effort, and effort of application.

Being able to walk into a store and buy a gun does not mean you have the skill, resources or ability to make and deploy a bomb. Yes, some killers can make bombs, but far more can simply buy a gun.

So, 'banning guns won't help they'll use bombs' is a weak argument.

Comment Yes. (Score 1) 982

Upgraded all the Windows machines I have to Win 10. Every app I use worked without issue, no problems with games, and Cygwin still works fine.

It is undeniably harder to get to 'the guts' than it was with Win 7 (I skipped 8), but I've found that Windows 7 and 10 have stabilised to the point where I rarely need to get to the guts any more. Some parts of Win 10 still feel split-personality, there are two kinds of dialogs for a lot of stuff, the new Win 10 look (or the Win 8/8.1 look) and the old Win 7 look, but for the most part it's tolerable.

Hardware support, multiple monitors, etc. much more stable under 10 than it was under 7.

Performance under 10 is better than it was under 7.

I primarily use the machines for Lightroom / PS / Video editing, web based stuff and office document stuff.

If you hate Windows, you'll hate Windows 10 as much as you hated Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1. However, if you're comfortable with Windows, or you use a range of different OSes and accept there's no perfect solution, then Windows 10 is better than the previous versions of Windows, IMO.

Comment Re:Simple checklist (Score 1) 400

But if you're going to do anything you're not supposed to, it is easy enough to just leave the phone at home that day.


What you need to do is build up a pattern of sometimes taking it and sometimes not taking it, so that it's not possible to determine from the location of your phone whether you're doing nefarious stuff. It's like someone earlier said about encryption, you need to use it for everything you do, mundane or not, for it to be effective, otherwise using it becomes a flag in its own right.

Submission + - Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds

AmiMoJo writes: The men most likely to harass women online are the men most likely to have their own problems. That bit of validation comes courtesy Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, researchers at the University of New South Wales and Miami University, respectively. For their latest study, published in the journal PLOS One last week, the duo watched how men treated women during 163 plays of the video game Halo 3. As they watched the games play out and tracked the comments that players made to each other, the researchers observed that — no matter their skill level, or how the game went — men tended to be pretty cordial to each other. Male players who were good at the game also tended to pay compliments to other male and female players. Some male players, however — the ones who were less-skilled at the game, and performing worse relative their peers — made frequent, nasty comments to the female gamers. In other words, sexist dudes are literally losers.

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