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Comment Stop making a big deal out of this (Score 1) 951

Geez guys, what's up with all these badly thought out single sentence posts that just dismiss the simulation hypothesis without a single argument? Kind of like how people dismiss evolution? When did Slashdot become facebook?

a few things things:
1. The two people interviewing Musk when the simulation hypothesis came up were terrible, cringe inducing interviewers .So Musk started talking about things quasi-randomly and this somehow came up.
2. The simulation hypothesis is pretty well known: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
3. It's a simulation *HYPOTHESIS*. Believing in a hypothesis is an oxymoron.

Comment Re:Radical idea: My data is NOT google's property (Score 4, Insightful) 170

Google just links to the information, they don't remove it. Why does none of this responsibility to preserve privacy fall on the shoulders of people who host it in the first place? I'll tell you why, because it's too much of a hassle to go after each of the ones hosting the info, so they go after Google, mainly because it's easier. But the information does not go away, and if people really have an interest about searching about people, alternatives will become available. Especially because technology is constantly improving, how long until every newspaper ever written fits on a single hard disk? This law to censor Google will soon become obsolete but it won't be removed because that would be too much of a hassle as well.

Comment Same problem as iTunes. (Score 1) 384

I'm guessing if this is allowed, you should be able to sell iTunes Music as well.

The main problem I see with this concept isn't that games will get sold, the problem is that they will be given away. Fox example if you had 1000 games, they could be shared between 10000 people, just swapping back af forth whenever needed. It is unlikely that everyone plays this game at the same time, you will create a mentality that allows thinking like "Oh I can buy it somewhere else anyway" and in the end the profits will drop drastically.

Comment Too many options! (Score 1) 196

Problem with modern user interfaces is that they usually have waay too many buttons/options!

Every user interface is actually two user interfaces, one in the mind, and one on the screen. Every image on the screen first goes trough the "filter" in your brain, and this filter is different for everyone. But if you make a large part of the user interface a part of the "filter" in your mind, you also gain a better understanding of what you're doing. Would you think it would be better if while programming you had a button for "for loop" "while loop" "new method", a button for everything? Learning programmling like that would be very annoying.

It's a bit like the "command line" vs "user interface" debate. You trade a slightly higher learning curve for a better understanding and usage later on. If you're gonna build a WYSIWYG interface with all the capabilities of the normal interface, it'll probably end up more complicated than the normal interface.

Look, I'm not saying abstractions are bad, they're very important, but you have to put those abstractions in the mind of the user, not on a screen as buttons.

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Journal Journal: Ohio Sec'y of State Installs "Experimental" Patch on Voting Machines 1

Days before the US presidential election, the Ohio Secretary of State (Republican) directed that an "experimental patch" be installed on voting machines in 39 Ohio counties. Federal law makes it illegal to make any changes in hardware and software to election equipment without it being tested and certified by the Federal Elections Commission. [NOTE: if Brad Blog is not "notable" enough of a source for you, this story is being reported in many

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