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Comment Re:Anthropological principle (Score 1) 186

Denial due to a lack of evidence is unscientific, scientific is hypothesizing and seeking evidence.

No it's not. It is one of the most fundamental aspects of the scientific method. It does not preclude forming hypotheses and seeking evidence. You assume the 2 are mutually exclusive, but they're not.

Actually denial is precluding, it is a conclusion; and it is a conclusion that goes beyond unscientific to illogical since it tries to claim a negative due to a lack of evidence. Proper denial requires evidence to the contrary not ignorance. Denial is something different than "there is currently no evidence to support/demonstrate/etc".

"Argument from ignorance (from Latin: argumentum ad ignorantiam), also known as appeal to ignorance (in which ignorance represents "a lack of contrary evidence"), is a fallacy in informal logic. It asserts that a proposition is true because it has not yet been proved false (or vice versa). This represents a type of false dichotomy in that it excludes a third option, which is that: there may have been an insufficient investigation, and therefore there is insufficient information to prove the proposition be either true or false."
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Comment Re:Anthropological principle (Score 1) 186

I know (think) you're joking. But why do so many of these replies equate evidence solely with things you can see. We can't see dark matter, but we can see it's effects.

Perhaps because in causal conversation people very often refer to "seeing" something, directly or indirectly (via a displayed number, pointer on a gauge/meter, physical byproduct, etc). For example we can "see" gravity on a bathroom scale, particles in a cloud chamber, etc. "Seeing" isn't necessarily being used in a literal sense, rather a figurative one.

But I also think people are sometimes making an indirect point, trying to somehow demonstrate the evolving nature of human understanding, of discovery, of the existence of things that were until very recently beyond belief. Demonstrating the logical flaw in that if we can not directly or indirectly perceive something it must not exist. That the universe is not limited to things we perceive or understand. Which addresses your statement: "I deny the existence of anything for which there is no evidence." The Higgs boson existed whether we had evidence or not, whether we even had a theory of its existence or not, whether we existed as a species or not.

Comment Alien life was once a more accepted concept (Score 1) 186

I think in the late 19th and early 20th centuries intelligent alien life was a concept more widely accepted than today. For example life on Mars was considered a possibility. Visible features of Mars being interpreted as canals received some support until better optics were developed and the "canals" were determined to be an illusion.

Comment Recommend bad stuff, get hammered, yeah (Score 1) 67

No, crashing macs when connecting to an external, but recommended, display is apple's fault. But shoddily made hardware sold by a different company is most certain not Apple's fault. Although they will get deservedly hammered for it anyway.

When you shut down your own display line and **recommend** a particular 3rd party make/model as the premier display for your new line of computers, yes, you deserve to get hammered.

Comment Re:Did Apple try one of these things ? (Score 1) 67

No. Companies don't test shit like this. They plug it in, see it's good to go, check that their partner is ISO9001 certified and push it out the door.

Actually when you are shutting down your own display line and recommending a particular make/model 3rd party monitor to all your customers as the premier monitor for your new line of computers, you might do a little more than look for the ISO checkbox. And that testing might include some "eating your own dog food" type testing on a real desktop or two.

Comment Did Apple try one of these things ? (Score 2) 67

Did Apple try one of these things before recommending it, highlighting it in the MPB rollout?

People sometimes have their wifi router sitting behind their monitor. Hell, I bought a couple of add on shelves for an Apple monitor so my cable modem and wifi router are literally sitting on the back of the the monitor. Pretty damn convenient for keeping crap off the desk.

This is an Apple failure in part, not solely LG's.

Comment Its Windows compatibility, not backwards compat (Score 1) 267

The real problem is Windows support. Apple sales doubled once they switched to Intel, once you could have full performance Windows and macOS on the same machine. Once you no longer had to choose Mac or Windows but could have both.

Emulation works well today since they don't have to emulate an instruction set architecture. Recompilation of the binary from one ISA to another could help but may still feel sluggish, its not quite the same as starting from the source code. And of course there is Boot Camp which would no longer be an option, a current option that lets Windows run directly on the hardware for maximum performance and compatibility.

Comment Bloat is even worse for open source ... (Score 1) 224

This path may be even worse for an open source project. At least Microsoft can pay people to work on uninteresting things and bloated/complicated code. For a volunteer based project its more difficult. Its much more interesting to add something new. If maintenance is made more difficult it could endanger the project.

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