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Comment Studies may not include all influential factors. (Score 1) 320

If you are unable to reproduce the results of a certain study, it appears to me that there may just not be enough knowledge of all the factors that affect the end result. For example, if you study something believing the main factors that determine the outcome are 'A', 'B', and 'C', but do not have the insight (yet) that factor 'D' is also very influential, then factor 'D' may have value '1' for the original study but value '2' for the reproduction study, influencing the end result and resulting in the different outcomes. This does not mean that the 'scientific method' is incorrect, or that the research was 'fake' or 'sloppy'. It just means that more research is needed, to determine those missing factors that determine the results, leading to (more) accurate and reproducible studies.

Comment Re:Oh well... (Score 1) 280

So much for the feminazis out there claiming that there is no difference between a male and female brain, and that what constitute gender is nothing but a social construct.

Not 'identical', but 'equivalent' sums it up for me. And yes, I have heard feminists state this. Just because men and women are not the same, that does not mean that they do not have equal value.

Submission + - Oracle Might Be Canning Solaris (phoronix.com)

lbalbalba writes: Oracle might be pulling the plug on the Solaris operating system, at least according to some new rumors. Rumors are circulating that Oracle is ending Solaris development at Solaris 11.4 with no major releases to follow. A tip on TheLayoff.com says in part:
Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term
All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading.
Hardware teams being told to cease development.
There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4.

Comment Obtained through court order (Score 5, Insightful) 153

Since the cell tower's logs and phone numbers were obtained legally and transparently through a court order, I don't particularly see the problem here. I would if they had been obtained without a court order, in secret, by using a hack or a stingray device or something similar, but that isn't the case here.

Comment Quit the bashing (Score 5, Interesting) 67

Hey, I'm an European, and I welcome this. Apache is widely used, and it's security is for the common good. At the very least, this is a step in the right direction. The only downside I can think of, is that Apache is already heavily scrutinized by both static analyzers and 'real human being' audits, so it this particular choice may be of limited use. Still, a mayor step forward in my opinion.

Submission + - SPAM: Bastille Day Terrorist Attacks in Nice, France. 84 Dead 1

MrKaos writes: Videos are emerging of another terrorist attack in Nice France. Police failed to stop the driver of a fixed axle lorry who sebsequently used the vehicle to plough through crowds of people celebrating Bastille day.
Claims are emerging that the driver was also using an automatic weapon and had a stock of grenades. France was still in a state of emergency from the previous terrorist attacks.

Eighty four are dead and eighteen are in a critical condition.

The cowardly Daesh (ISIS) have claimed responsibility for the attack against the citizens of France.

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