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Comment Re:Abolish Jobs (Score 1) 192

This is the potential of technology, but it will only be realized if we get smart and do things like mandate shorter work weeks, or a universal income

unfortunately our corporate overlords have so completely brainwashed the population into thinking such ideas are dangerous that it will never happen, and we are just going to end up with a bunch of excess population.

Comment Re:It's about time... (Score 1) 135

I agree with this, generally, but I think 140 is a little too tight. I find myself with thoughts that end up in the 160 - 200 character range, and it's annoying to break them up.

Of course there are numerous "tweet longer" services that will turn a longer post into an image, so it's not hard to work around if you choose to

Comment Re:No such thing as a .20 gauge (Score 3, Interesting) 644

Well, I'm not going to say it deserves a +5, because it's my comment, but you are confusing some things here, namely how shotguns are sized (bore or gauge), and how the shot within shotgun shells is sized :
Shotguns, in modern usage are spec-ed out in the following sizes: 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 bore (yes I know there are others, but this is what you'll find at your local walmart)
Note there are two UOMs here "gauge" and "bore"..

I don't know the conversion from gauge to inches

Well.. again.. and as I said earlier, gauge isn't a measurement of inches. It is a measurement of how many lead balls of the size of the bore would go into a pound (I double checked, it is a pound)..
Now, naturally, given the density of lead this can be (and has been for modern manufacturing) standardized to a given diameter.
So that is how gauge and bore works..
PS: You can also go the other way if you want to be silly, a .410 bore would be a 67 "gauge"...

shot sizes, like #4 bird, or #4 buck, or #8 bird, or BBB, or T, or F is measured differently, a different conversation...

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 306

Name the Biology Professor

Peter Deusberg, there you go, Mr. Angrypants... that name wasn't that hard to look up...

And what are your qualifications to determine that he is incorrect for what he actually states?!

My qualifications, besides a BS in biology are the ability to read the overwhelming consensus of peer-reviewed scientific studies performed at credible academic institutions.
It's the same qualifications that let me know that the universe is expanding, quantum entanglement is real thing, and a whole bunch of other stuff that is outside my immediate fields of study is actually true

A crackpot with an advanced degree is still a crackpot....

I'm supposed to believe a Harvard degreed Medical Doctor with a specialization in Internal medicine for 25 years is a nutjob for expressing her "expert" opinion, because of a zero like you?

yes, she is a nutjob, but not because of what I think, because the opinion she states goes against decades of peer-reviewed scientific research from reputable academic institutions...
being "harvard-degreed" doesn't preclude one from holding stupid and dangerous, and wrong opinions...
PS... fuck you very much, you angry asshole...

Comment Re:Nonsense. Hillary supporter lying 2 cover is FA (Score 1) 306

I think that's enough background to have reservations over vaccinations.

No it isn't. Having a degree does not equal being right about something.

The a biology professor with a background in infection diseases (emeritus now I think), that will tell anyone who will listen that HIV doesn't cause AIDS.
He's wrong, and all his degrees and experience don't make him any less wrong...

Comment Re: Criminal (Score 2) 306

Both of the major political parties have their issues, that is not debatable

But, proclaiming "meh, there all the same" is just intellectual laziness pretending to be jaded, streetwise cynicism.

The democrats support gay marriage, the republicans do not
The Democrats acknowledge man made climate change exists, and is a significant problem. The republicans maintain, its a myth, a conspiracy cooked up in the scientific community to damage capitalism
The democrats maintain that the government has some responsibility to assure citizens' access to basic health care, the Republicans think selling health insurance across state lines will magically fix the problems despite statistical evidence that it will not
Hillary Clinton states that she will maintain the governments ban on torture, Trump states he'll bring back waterboarding "and a lot worse"

There are legitimate, impactful differences whether you pretend you don't see them or not.

Comment Re:What drives me insane: (Score 1) 148

They probably actually are encoding the input..

usually what happens is raw input is passed through some kind of OWASP filter or something similar which turns any naughty characters (sql injection or whatever) into something safe.. The only problem with that is that if you feed that into your hashing algorithm it ain't gonna match...

So whatcha do then smart guy? you encode it before it ever leaves the client, and then de-encoded it back to the naughty characters for purposes of hash comparison...
Or... you just get lazy and block the naughty characters from being chosen..

Of course, even if you aren't completely lazy, your little scheme isn't perfect: What happens then is, unless you somehow prevent it when the passwords are generated (which is just a different kind of lazy than blocking characters), some QA jackass manually types the encoding pattern in their password which breaks your little scheme.
Of course what happens then, you append some unique to you combination of symbols and characters onto the encoding scheme (and you don't tell the meany in QA) so that you know when it's "really" encoded naughty bits, and not intentional..

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