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Comment Re:Users can report? (Score 0) 172

An objective algorithm is pretty much impossible on this topic, at least one that does anything useful. Hate speech itself, for instance, is subjective, so ANY judgment on such will also have to be subjective. Fake news is also a problem as there is no way for the system to know what is not fake in an objective way. Since political bias is so big a component of fake news, you can't really trust any organization as a source as we all have political leanings. You can trust that which is repeated the most, but that just means the lie that gets repeated the most gets trusted as well. Trying to be an arbiter of Truth is a lost cause from the start.

Comment Re: Thunderf00t alreay debunked this fraud (Score 1) 270

Even the LHC is tiny by comparison to the proposed tracks, and it has suffered many leaks. It also is located underground and further temperature controlled giving it a far more stable heat expansion of just a 1mm, but even that they have to be careful with. The hyperloop propose is in a completely different ballpark as far as technical issues. Even if they could solve thermal expansion, tectonic plate shifting, vacuum maintenance, etc, they still ultimately have the biggest issue, the tube is SERIOUSLY dangerous if damaged as it has an absolutely insane amount of energy potential in that huge vacuum and the passengers are fundamentally right at ground zero of that danger.

Comment Re:The truth (Score 1) 416

Regressive can be very accurate. Campaigning against free speech, yep, regressive. Campaigning for segregation, yep, regressive. Campaigning for doubling standards based on things like race, yep, pretty racist and you know regressive. Advocating violence, not in self defense, but to silence, yep, pretty damn regressive there too. Yeah, I think the regressive label is pretty well earned. They will of course try to explain it away in the usual love is hate kind of way, but if you look through that BS defense it is pretty obvious. Honestly I wouldn't say tolerance is their issue as they are only selectively tolerance as is convenient for there activism. They totally flip their tops on other topics regardless of how mundane or minor.

Comment Re:I'm curious (Score 1) 142

Watched enough Mayday to know that traces of explosive doesn't ultimately mean much. Other sea crashes have had similar issues as there is sometimes explosive residue in the water that contaminates the crash. If they didn't find any other signs of an explosion that's probably why they aren't putting much stock in the residue.

Comment Re:It might be something but it isn't anti-trust? (Score 1) 121

It can be if you are the only market through which to sell. In this case it gets complicated, Apple sorta is, and isn't at the same time. There are obviously Android phones with their own markets, so in that way they aren't the only seller. However, within their product they are the only seller. This will be interesting as it may well impact the like of the consoles for instance as they use the same model. MS, Sony and Nintendo all have similar walled gardens to sell to their base. Apple may even be in a bit more trouble as they have a clear history of blocking competing software, whereas most the other instances of this walled garden stuff don't do that. I suspect in the end it won't go anywhere, but should be interesting nonetheless.

Comment Re:No shit, and good riddance (Score 1) 207

Yeah. As a bit of a writer, the different standards of various web sites is a real pain, so you end up cutting back and back and back to the very basics to avoid any issues when transferring. Curly quotes actually were one of the better ones as at least most sites had the ability to translate them to straight. But then you get other things: can they understand symbols like % and which ones. Do they do proper bolding and such. Do they understand line breaks. Oh, and my true favorite, which is still a major piss off, do they understand tab or do implied tabs, or neither. Google docs for instance REALLY annoys me with that one. Half the time does tab, half the time implied tab. ARGH!

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.

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