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Comment Re:Dude plays race case, threatens upper managemen (Score 5, Interesting) 271

Maybe it was a legitimate complaint?

Holding passwords hostage isn't the answer, but nothing inherently wrong with bringing attorneys into it. No company wants to hire or even interview tech workers over 45, and Slashdot is happy to talk about lawsuits with regards to that issue.

Comment The right is two-faced (Score 0) 794

Manning's served years, now. From news reports, none of US "assets" were harmed; if necessary, they were moved out of harm's way.

Now, what about Dick Cheney, whose office (or maybe it was him, personally) outed CIA covert agent Valerie Plame to politically attack her ambassador husband, who had proof that Saddam Hussein had no effective WMDs, nor had they tried to get yellowcake uranium. According to news reports, the US *lost* "assets"... meaning imprisoned or killed. Why was Cheney, who WAS where the buck stops for his office as VPUS, not even charged?


Comment 1 point for Obama (Score 2, Interesting) 794

Thank you Obama!!
Manning did the world a great service... I cant say more than this was long overdue.
Next.. Snowden? Perhaps all the people in prison and jail except for murders and rapist after they have had an independent review to make sure that they were REALLY guilty/not guilty??

Incoming trolls!

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 1) 298

Not surprised to see you have a UID of less than six digits, as your understanding of technology is a decade outdated. might be illuminating. Basically, it shows that P&S cameras aren't popular anymore.

But to respond:
1) How often you do you see people using digital cameras instead of phone cameras? Enough that every computer needs to accommodate them?
2) Every camera over $200 will have Wi-Fi, and it's been that way for years now. It's very easy/automatic to use. Every DSLR has WiFi, even the cheap ones.
3) Low end p&s cameras have sensors barely any larger than a smartphone. Regardless of their merits, though, empirically people have transitioned away.
4) By that reasoning, why did they get rid of the VGA port, or the DVD drive? Having little-used ports be available as a cheap dongle seems like an intelligent compromise.
5) Micro-SD cards are sometimes used for phones, and this makes them more popular than SD cards.

My wife has the pro and it's awesome. I agree that they should have had a USB 3.0, but really it doesn't get in the way of her work

Comment Re:When did the title use the word desktop? (Score 1) 298

Very insightful question. I can tell you are really interested in the answer and not just asking questions to hear your own voice, so I did a little research on the subject. Hope it helps!

"Though Intel does make processors capable of addressing more than 16GB of memory, those particular chipsets rely on less efficient DDR4 RAM and are usually deployed in desktops with access to dedicated mains power. In order to achieve high memory allotments and keep unplugged battery life performance on par with existing MacBook Pro models, Apple will need to move to an emerging memory technology like LPDDR4 or DDR4L. "

Comment Re:Edge to edge screen hard for me to use (Score 1) 73

There's two possible solutions to the problem: thicker bezels, or software that's better at identifying accidental brushes of the side of your hand.

Seems to be the second option is the better one. And if that happens- why not have a bigger screen on a smaller phone?

Submission + - slashdot blew it

whitroth writes: The fortune at the bottom today reads "

        "Gort, klaatu nikto barada." — The Day the Earth Stood Still"

Duhhh, perhaps whoever typed that in should rewatch it. Short answer: no, it's Gort: Klaatu barada nikto.

Comment Re:Conservatives need to realize cheating occurs (Score 1) 125

A VW Golf gets 33 mpg.
My VW Golf gets maybe 3.7m/kWh

A gallon is like $3
A kWh is like $.15

So really, it's half the cost, and that's if you're filling up entirely at home. If you use charging stations regularly, you pay about the same price as if it was gas.

I really like the car, but the impression that they're 1/20th the price to keep fueled is a bit of a stretch. Electric trucks are not $9K in China, that is malarkey. Electric scooters are really common, though.

Also, I like being a serf to a foreign master! Isn't that what farvegnugen means?

Comment Re:All the best research is done in Europe (Score -1) 130

The AA never releases studies or co-operates with rigorous studies. I suspect this is because they know their approach is largely bullshit.

The AA never releases studies or co-operates with rigorous studies. I suspect this is because they know their approach is largely bullshit.

The AA never releases studies or co-operates with rigorous studies. I suspect this is because they know their approach is largely bullshit.

my apologies for the typoing my fingers have a medical issue, and the post is to rally with my mate who was saying eu has better science (more humanist) than the country of gold and blinging biff the twitter troll/reality tv's prick boss who fires people (also devaluing the seriousness of being fired and trivializing peoples demise through homelessness based on no business matter for prez) so can a country full of assholesa with some enginers and hackers and kind folks who fucking care about modern humanist concerrs on the coasts (because they are p-art of the active parts of their civilization... the global part. the knowledge types. the athiests. the people who are atest and tell people they arent because ofd a secret hope someone wont find out.. perhaps a relative? the country of 6)+ ercent of bewlieve in angels and the engineers go to wallstreet, junk mountain (to make junk they dont want, so they can have food) and the military or iots friends or the big pharma labs the biotech kids.. oh those nerdy UCSC students are naturally smart by being athiest from a young age

My personal opinion should count as science as I have been in the social experiment and have tested and have been tested that way. It is completely made up truthiness and routines of puritan self loathing (the disease rhetoric) self affirming religion brainwashing cycle algorithim and if you look closely you cn see all the for loops in the big book. you simply have to be a real fucking athiest to understand it helps noone to lie to thewm to cure them temporarily bu it does (in the ense you want them to hav some relief ev en ifg tyemporary. thje problem with making that temporary thjing into a "solution" to theiur habits and doing somewthing they like and hate i that they LIKE it. self hating repititious tasks that invoke shame and breaks a person down in an interesting way. of course all sorts odf t6hingsd like it being court ordered to do shows artificial attendance and people lovbe to put on a show of being good at following monkey se monkey do. itsa a sad club for lonely people who spewnd more time inside their high zone then being social. it is all these things which perpetuate it like all the personal stories ijn thew book making you feel molested etc. and making you feel impure.
the science i base a load of that on is also modern behavioural psychology, which states that negative reinforcement may get results but with serious side effects.
and *A is a thinly veiled religion for people who feel obligated to share their feelings or the group.... it may be some positive thing here in that some talking about feelings with loosely court ordered "friends" in the program can brainwash you with their sadness and support fore thew addict (label) who still suffers (in that they depend on something illegal to get them through the day emotionally/physically because life is fucking bullshit, lets fix it.
also i have known thousands by now people i am not merley giving you anecdote but I FUCKING KNOW what these people are all doing when in "those rooms" - same as a mormon!!

So like the reply you got down there is so pro war on drugs because until people have freedom from the isolation and laws that create it, and can choose their drug use and become bored of it insted nof rebellion being the driver ah fuck i forgot what i was going to say but it was fucking going to be epic. im so stoned right now. kthxbai cunts

Comment Re:All the best research is done in Europe (Score 2) 130

That is you stating your personal opinion while ignoring science, ironically enough. Your accusations of withheld information don't really make sense, because there isn't like "The Association of 12 step programs" keeping all their records secret. It's a group of unaffiliated organizations using a similar approach.

Scientific studies and meta-studies, on the other hand, say 12 step programs have a "robust medium-size effect." Per a scientific study.

How large is the relationship between AA exposure and abstinence? As shown in Figure 1, which draws on a longitudinal study of male inpatients in Veterans Administration programs, rates of abstinence are about twice as high for those who attended a 12-step group such as AA following treatment. One-year follow-ups considered 12-step group attendance and abstinence from alcohol and drugs, while the 18-month results reported AA attendance and alcohol abstinence. Results are remarkably similar, at 1-year and 18 months, for these different exposure and abstinence measures. About 20%–25% of those who did not attend AA or another 12-step group (or receive any other form of aftercare after the inpatient stay) were abstinent from alcohol and drugs at 1 year [15], and from alcohol at 18 months (combined alcohol and drug abstinence were not reported at 18 months) [16]. The rates of abstinence were about twice as high among those who had attended AA or another 12-step group (but no other form of aftercare). In terms of effect sizes, this translates to a robust medium-size effect (h=.5) [17, pp.181–p.185].

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