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Comment Re:I would consider buying a PS4... (Score 1) 82

And how exactly would they do that? PC's don't generally have 1 set of full graphics card memory. Nor do they generally run the OS of a Playstation Station 4. Now, if you mean Playstation Now, the streaming service, sure, if you want to stream your games, I suppose that could happen, although you'll be paying monthly fees plus game fees for an inferior experience, but whatever. Even Xbox One, which is far closer to PC still requires different code running on both platforms.

Comment So, how does this work exactly? (Score 3, Insightful) 321

Seriously? Trying to say X is a good portrayal of anything seems like a completely subjective thing to me and further practical impossible on any single element. Any portrayal can potentially be bad if it is overused, while at the same time any portrayal can potentially be fine so long as it is used in appropriate balance, but you can't determine either of things looking at an individual production. Likewise the standard for what exactly is a good or bad thing are basically totally subjective, especially in fiction. A complete cold bloodied murderer can be an excellent character, while a total altruist and general humanitarian can be a terrible character.

Comment Sub-optimal code. (Score 3, Insightful) 674

Frequently run into it, where I have a data set that is small, but difficult as hell code in such a manner as to go through efficiently. So, I can spend many hours trying to get the efficient code right, or just use the much simpler more brute force approach which will still get the task done just a quickly to the user's perception.

Comment Can't say I agree (Score 4, Insightful) 637

While trolls suck, they always had them. What they haven't had is inconsistent and overreaching policies for fighting these 'trolls'. We've seen in again and again, certain groups get free passes to say whatever they want, other groups say stuff even slightly, through a distorted lens, might look kinda trollish, banned. Get your current policies straight and consistent!

Comment Re:Contempt of Court (Score 5, Interesting) 204

I'm not so sure it is frivolous. FB opened this can of worms itself by engaging in censorship and control of its pages. Now, if they can prove in court that it is just a false perception of censorship and control, they can get away with this. But, if they are filtering their content manually at all, they become legally responsible for all of it.

Comment Not really shocking, although not very telling (Score 1) 280

The GGI itself has built into it a education metric so that an element of education improves along with it isn't very shocking. However, there is also the matter of whether this is an actual improvement or not. This is a gap closing, not an overall improvement. That article is careful to add in the 'relative to boys' all the time, which could also happen by the boys getting worse scores, not the girls going up. Same with the GGI, it a gap measurement, not static comparison (and only a one way comparison at that, not even attempting to measuring disparities in the other direction). Impossible really to tell unfortunately as testing methodology and such is obvious quite different between countries.

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