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Comment Re:Only the one awful boss (Score 1) 300

Here I thought I was the only one! I've got someone that I look up to - not a coworker, just someone who happens to be a friend of the family that has a lot of useful age and wisdom. The problem is that he conveys everything by story (frequently the same couple dozen stories), and each story generally has the same set of sub-stories.

I don't know that I've ever seen him go past five, but tracking recursion is exactly what I do when I'm waiting for him to get back onto the original topic, and he never fails to properly unwind the stack.

Comment Re:Mission Critical? (Score 1) 89

No, things haven't changed much. The DS and 3DS also have very easy methods of piracy, and that didn't stop either of them from absolutely dominating the handheld market.

I'm pretty sure GP's "piracy dooms systems to obscurity" meme is borne of the oversimplified copypasta about the failure of the Dreamcast.

Comment Re:detecting fallacies = detecting bs (Score 4, Funny) 402

I run into the same issues with my wife - who does not understand things like the limitations of the conversion of a proposition; consequently, she does not understand me, for how can a woman expect to appreciate a professor of logic, if the simplest cloth-eared syllogism causes her to flounder?

For example, given the premise, 'all fish live underwater' and 'all mackerel are fish', my wife will conclude, not that 'all mackerel live underwater', but that 'if she buys kippers it will not rain', or that 'trout live in trees', or even that 'I do not love her any more.' This she calls 'using her intuition'.

I call it 'crap', and it gets me very irritated because it is not logical.

Comment Re:Umm.... (Score 5, Informative) 112

It won't work. This happened in the UK. The ISPs were forced to blocked thepiratebay.se and any other variants that court orders stipulate, but there are some many proxies being created all the time that it's a pointless endeavour. Effectively, there's no meaningful block as it's impossible to maintain.

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