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The Quantum Experiment That Simulates a Time Machine

0xdeadbeef Meh. (135 comments)

Let me know when someone builds a Predictor.

yesterday
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

0xdeadbeef Re:Any experienced teacher already deals with this (388 comments)

It's hilarious the parent comment got at least two upvotes. Say what you will about geek arrogance, but insecurity at others being smarter than them is a lot more common on Slashdot than its opposite. Or maybe they just prefer to hide in silence and let the mod points do the talking.

about two weeks ago
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Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?

0xdeadbeef Re:No we shouldnt (287 comments)

I'm perfectly capable of managing my own defense, thank you very much. You crypto-statists with your "police" and "national defense" are nothing more than collectivists pretending to be rugged individualists. You're just as effete as the bleeding heart redistributing liberals.

about three weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: The Beanies Return; Who Deserves Recognition for 2014?

0xdeadbeef Re:Sarkeesian, really? (299 comments)

For me it's hard to pick between her and Snowden.

I think you meant Julian Assange.

about 1 month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

0xdeadbeef Re:Wish he would create Galt's Gulch (441 comments)

would he just shrug and accept his fate?

No, because those mercenaries would be acting like a government that is taxing him, and that would make them evil. He'd have to make a second Galt's Gulch island to protest his first island's statistism.

about a month ago
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

0xdeadbeef Well that's inconvenient for the dominant theory (208 comments)

Feminists are always saying there are no mental differences in men in women. And because of that, the gender disparity in CS must be due to sexism.

Now they're altering the content of CS curriculum to appeal to women, and it is apparently working.

So if women do actually need to be taught CS differently, why is all that dark matter sexism still necessary to explain it?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

0xdeadbeef Re:Not a Real Question (280 comments)

I very much appreciate my education for having taught me a great deal about abstraction, critical thinking, research, communication

Paging Dunning Kruger, Dunning Kruger, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

about a month and a half ago
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Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women

0xdeadbeef Huh. I guess the gamer gators were right (310 comments)

Feminists are trying to censor video games. And I don't suppose it is a coincidence that the petition was about a game and an issue Sarkeesian focused on recently.

about 2 months ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

0xdeadbeef Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (481 comments)

lol, what the hell do you think refusing to change seats is?

about 2 months ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

0xdeadbeef Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (481 comments)

Escalation is the only thing that changes things. Maybe what this country needs is a white nerd to get murdered by a cop. Maybe then the right wingers will be like "Oh, shit, you mean the cop problem is real?"

Then again, the "am I free to go" guy gets ridiculed by the social justice types. They want to pretend that civil libertarians are all bravado, but when those civil libertarians routinely cash the checks their mouths write, somehow they're still in the wrong.

about 2 months ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

0xdeadbeef Praise be the leader Chris Roberts (473 comments)

What a bunch of chumps. They should have followed the smart people and put their money into Star Citizen, which totally isn't a cult or Ponzi scheme.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

0xdeadbeef Re:Whoa whoa whoa (642 comments)

Firstly no one's forced anything on anyone.

I'm sorry, you're right, that's a huge difference. It's like getting mad that some guy is publicly "considering" raping someone. It's not the same as actual rape.

Moving the goalpost? You'd first have to make a counter-argument for that. Unless you're actually asserting that governments never engage in nanny-state boondoggles over trivial issues, which is laughable.

No, the goalposts have stayed put, but I have scored two touchdowns. You conceded that the feminist concerns over sexism in video games are trivial:

This argument is even more trivial than what they're doing and yet here you are.

and now you just implicitly agreed that "forcing" sexism labels on video games is bad thing, by telling me they haven't actually done it yet, as if I were overstating the grievance.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

0xdeadbeef Re:Whoa whoa whoa (642 comments)

Apparently you're allowed to do pointeless, trivial things yourself but they are not. Hypocrite!

Let me know when a first world government takes up one of my hobbies and forces it on an industry. 'Cause that would be awesome!

I hope it is SETI. Fuckin' Proxmire ruined SETI. We need a tax on sci-fi movies to fund SETI.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

0xdeadbeef Re:Whoa whoa whoa (642 comments)

Are you basically saying that these people should go out and stop abortion clinics being closed rather than do sociology?

The fact that you believe their whining about video games constitutes a science is not flattering to that science.

I'm saying that all the sexism in all the video games ever made has not hurt women more than the closing of any single abortion clinic where a clinic is needed. How much more explicitly do I need to state it?

And you know it is true. You won't deny it, because you would be a pretty shitty "ally" for feminism if you dismissed actual suffering in favor of internet feels suffering.

And I'm not telling them what they should be doing, I'm demonstrating how vacuous their cause is, how duplicitous their motives are, for focusing on something so utterly trivial in the grand scheme of things. They do not actually care about the plight of women, they care about the promotion of an ideology and an identity that hijacks the plight of women to fuel their ego gratification.

People have a right to make sexist video games. People have a right to play sexist video games. So what do they hope to accomplish by creating a lynch mob mentality over video games? It won't even stop sexist video games from being made. What it does do is give them an excuse to pat themselves on the back, claim credit when some studio or some website is a cajoled into appeasing them. They are petty tyrants looking for power to wield.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

0xdeadbeef Re:Whoa whoa whoa (642 comments)

It would be disingenuous to suggest that sexism does not primarily impact women negatively.

It would be disingenuous to suggest that all the sexism in all the video game ever made impacts women more negatively than the closing of a single abortion clinic where one is needed.

SJWs need to get the fuck over themselves.

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

0xdeadbeef Re:Watched about 20 seconds of the "game play" vid (183 comments)

More like Incredibles themed than WoW themed, but with "technology" instead of superpowers.

And why does it have a backstory shoe-horned into it away? How is that supposed to translate into "capture the flag" or whatever?

about 3 months ago
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The Other Side of Diversity In Tech

0xdeadbeef Re:Tech Up Bringing? (441 comments)

How many people in tech had welfare crack whores for mothers?

Dude. Your dog whistle is broken. Everyone can hear it.

about 3 months ago

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After 35 years, another message sent from Arecibo

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "Two weeks ago, MIT artist-in-residence Joe Davis use the Arecibo radio telescope to send a message to three stars in honor of the 35th anniversary of the famous Drake-Sagan transmission to M13 in 1974. It was apparently allowed but not endorsed by the director of the facility, and used a jury-rigged signal source on what will now be known as the "coolest iPhone in the world". The message encoded a DNA sequence, but no word yet on whether it disabled any alien shields. You can get the low-down on Centauri Dreams: Part 1, Part 2."
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Ay caramba! Is BART kowtowing to Apple?

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "DRM-busting hero "DVD Jon" Johansen created a product called doubleTwist that allows iTunes to work with many music players. His company scored a prime advertising space in front of the San Fransisco Apple Store, just in time for WWDC. But not long after it went up, it was torn down by a BART employee, and now BART keeps giving them the run-around as to why it was taken down and why a new one can't go up. Or, as Jon says, 'Apple's WWDC conference ends on Friday. It's pretty obvious what's going on here... I'm sure our ad will conveniently be back up after WWDC ends.'"
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Opera won't be on the iPhone according to Ars

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "Erica Sadun writes

A New York Times story from this week says that an iPhone version of Opera failed to make it past Apple's gatekeeper, "[Founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner] said that Opera's engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won't let the company release it because it competes with Apple's own Safari browser," the Times wrote.

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AT&T crippling BlackBerry for iPhone?

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 7 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "BlackBerryCool got a tip that not only was AT&T removing GPS functionality from their version of the BlackBerry 8820, they're doing it so it won't show up the iPhone. While carriers crippling phones to stop them from competing with pay-per-use services is nothing new, this might be the first time they've done it to make their other products seem less diminished."
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blah blah blah blah blah

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 13 years ago

Dammit, k5 is broken. Does anyone read this?

So, who else is bored of this whole Linux thing?

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