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Comment Re:I'm not surprised. (Score 1) 240

You mean a bunch of a smug anti-social virgins, and super-jock 1980's Wall Street-esk managers might be sexist? Nah.

The bullshit is when you extrapolate these assholes to somehow mean the rest of the staff.

We're not supposed to generalize against all Muslims, but somehow when one man does a shitty thing ALL MEN deserve to be reprimanded. That's a great way to create animosity. Force a man to be punished for something he didn't do.

You folks also love to forget that women can be sexist too.

And when you do those things, you're not doing ANYONE a favor. You're not improving the workplace or the world when you shit on innocent people. You're creating a bunch of people who are rightly bitter about being scapegoated by "the system." You're literally becoming the very systematic toxicity you claim to be fighting against. All you've done is taken the heat off of one group and used it to crush another group. Guaranteeing another generation of resentment.

Comment uhhh... (Score 1) 19

If they're removing them "now", what the hell were they doing before? Results are already riddled with DMCA takedown removed results. Google has been publishing the list of these removed URLs for years:


Also, FUN FACT. They're not doing what they say because they never do what they say. If they REALLY went after copyright infringing websites they'd take down:

  - Google+
  - Facebook
  - YouTube
  - Reddit
  - Twitter
  - Imgur

Those places are FULL of copyrighted information and nobody bats an eye.

Comment Fundamental problem with this project... (Score 1) 165

While I'm sure he'll find plenty of mistakes. There's one kind I don't see mentioned anywhere in this thread.

How is he supposed to KNOW that the bits in the cartridge are correct?

Radiation and high-temperatures still effect ROM memory. Otherwise, why would we need rad-hardened ROM memory on satellites? And what is space? Just a more dangerous version of what we have on Earth--but Earth still has some radiation. Now add DECADES of sitting around absorbing background radiation, with periods of sitting thrown around on top of someone's table under hot sunlight.

There's a reason super-long-term storage is not as simple as burning a CD.

Now, yes, yes, the practical cure of things like boot loaders, ROM hacks, poor early dumps, and all that crap. Sure. I'm clearly NOT debating that. But tiny artifacts in sprites? Single bit changes in code? Maybe not so much...

Comment Since nobody else has discussed it yet... (Score 2) 152

.. If I were to take a gander. I would say that 30 second unskippable ads and the like were HarassWare/AnnoyWare. Basically, they wanted non-YouTube Red to progressively become more and more intolerable thanks to the ads, so people would be encouraged just to get them away.

The problem is, we've been using YouTube for YEARS with almost no ads, so we're not going to just magically take a "worse" version of a service and PAY to get it back to normal. And even then YouTube Red doesn't remove ALL ads.

And that doesn't even begin to address the worst feature. YouTube Red costs a ridiculous price while having BARELY any content. Yes, yes, there's tons of content but it's not curated. You have to SEARCH for it and keep sifting through the crap. Netflix came to the game so much later and blew YouTube out of the water.

Netflix's price feels like a steal. A no-brainer.

YouTube Red's price feels like a rip-off.

Supply and demand. "The consumer is never wrong." (If you want to make money, and you're not making money, it's YOUR fault as a business--not the consumers.)

So back to the topic at hand. With these supremely annoying ads (which I would simply hit the mute button on my car and enjoy 30+ seconds of silence, because "screw you"), either accomplished their target to gain more Red exposure into the common place, or they completely failed.

Maybe I'm far out in left field and missing another key aspect. It's possible. It's possible advertisers thought the option was good at first, but thanks to people like me (and everyone else!) hating them so much (causing NEGATIVE brand reception), they're removing them. That is, they're removing them simply because it doesn't help advertisers or YouTube, compared to the cost YouTube is charging to run those ads. Someone else will have to chime in on that aspect.

Comment Re:ads on youtube (Score 2) 152

I know you're kidding but adblock doesn't always work on embedded videos. Facebook videos still show, and some (all?) embedded ads on other websites.

But man, trying to use YouTube on my phone for music when I'm driving? GOOD LORD there's a ton of ads. They're so annoying (1 minute ad after a 45 second YouTube video? Suck my balls.) that I go out of my way to mentally make a note to think less of whatever company is advertised. Like that stupid mobile game that looks like a cartoon age of mythology. I'll never buy that just because I saw those damn ads so many times inbetween what I actually wanted to watch.

SUPER BONUS POINTS are applied to any ad that is:

  - Played WAY too many times in a row.

  - Uses LOUD NOISES or other distracting sounds.

Submission + - SPAM: Designer Babies on the way! 5

wisebabo writes: Looks like genetically editing human germ line cells is not longer completely verboten (yes the allusion to German Nazi era eugenics by use of the word "verboten" was deliberate). A National Academy of Sciences panel has approved, under narrow (for now) circumstances, genetically modified children. Now with CRISPR-cas9, it has become easier to precisely edit the human genome.

Even if they manage to keep the circumstances "narrow" it seems obvious that other nations will not be so cautious. For example China where they've created genetically modified "super dogs" [spam URL stripped]... and you can even buy genetically modified "micro pigs" that don't grow big! [spam URL stripped].... Of course China is not the only country doing this, New Zealand is pursuing an audacious project to use genetic engineering to WIPE OUT entire species (as I submitted earlier in slashdot).

Anyway, if you're bothered by the "narrow circumstances" clause in the NAS recommendation, go to Vietnam (or another one of many countries) where there are no particular regulations regarding genetic engineering.

Link to Original Source

Comment Re: lets look to the past (Score 1) 340

Except that Twitter actually allows super sick shit. Like literal Islamic Terrorist recruiting and PR accounts.

Over 90,000 accounts for ISIS alone, according to one source.


Apparently, Donald Trump supporters are more dangerous than actual Islamic extremist recruiters. But this is Silicon Valley we're talking about, so that's more-or-less their actual stance.

Comment It should be noted... (Score 1) 53

It should be noted... that THz wireless is point-to-point. Like a laser. Even 100's GHZ are.

It also gets absorbed by objects and the atmosphere completely different. For the same reason that 5 GHZ doesn't go through walls well.

So this will not replace your current wifi's application.

Comment Showing your bias, eh? (Score 4, Insightful) 94

Don't you love all of the GOP bashing even though the GODDAMN BILL WAS WRITTEN BY A REPUBLICAN?

You want to give Trump an extra 4 years? Keep bashing and invalidating people who are trying to do good things.

This article is shit. Where's the actual votes? How can you bash the GOP as if you know they ALL opposed it? Do we know what Democrats tried to oppose it and sell out their country? No? Nah, let's ignore them because it messes with "Muh Narrative."

Here's a link with more detail than the OP's article and the plumb sum of every comment here too:


It doesn't have the votes talled yet. (And the article didn't even mention the fucking bill HR number?) But it's got the list of cosponsers which is a pretty obvious indicator of SUPPORTERS of the bill.

64 Republicans
44 Democrats.

What's that? What? MORE REPUBLICANS cosponsered the bill? No! Surely, the GOP's only goal is to "Take Muh Freedoms!", remember?

Goddamn. Everyone posting here who whines about "The System" doesn't realize their freaking ignorance and blind "Support the Team!" politics are the reason this country is so damn gridlocked in the first place.

And I say all of this as a both-side voting, MODERATE. But nah, feel free to disregard my actual facts under the "He's probably a just Nazi" routine and continue ignoring the GOP people helping you (and ignoring the crimes of the Democrats who DON'T help you). That'll sure make the USA a better place.

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