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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Berkyjay You're doing it wrong. (261 comments)

Not sure what nasty links you've been clicking on. But the reason I use Gmail and have dumped the Yahoo's and Hotmails of the world is because I get ZERO spam......none, nada. Seriously, how did this become a post on Slashdot?

about a week ago
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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

Berkyjay Re:This debate is about money. (261 comments)

It's "regardless". When you say "irregardless" I can't take what you say seriously, no matter how correct you may be.

about a month ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Berkyjay No trouble finding single player games.... (292 comments)

Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Civilization, Banner Saga, FTL, GTA V, Skyrim, Fallout (all of them), ALL my iPad games, Stick of Truth, Torchlight, Banish......ETC. Basically, if you pull your gaze away from the "AAA" titles, you'll find a plethora of compelling and fun single player games.

about a month ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Berkyjay Re:Institutional repression. (329 comments)

Didn't need it, but thanks for butting in anyways.

about 2 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Berkyjay Re:Institutional repression. (329 comments)

So you affect change by doing studies that point fingers in random directions hoping to shame someone into giving you equality? Why not base yourself in reality first and then tackle the problem? No, you can't wait for actual lasting change. You want your change now, created on a very weak foundation that just instills resentment and resistance to change. Then you'll wonder why it came crashing down at the slightest push. No, I'm not a defeatist, I'm a realist who knows that change takes lots of time and lots of work. Maybe one day you'll come around to this but I doubt it.

about 2 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Berkyjay Institutional repression. (329 comments)

How about we consider the thousands of years that women have been subjugated as the real reason. It just recently became acceptable for a women to pursue interests that were traditionally male dominated. I remember as a kid, my best friends sister would love hanging out with us when we played video games and worked with the old IBM PC. But her dad was constantly telling her to get back to her Barbies and leave the boys alone. Weeding out this kind of institutional repression takes generations. The big tech companies can try as best they can to lure more women into the field, but as long as there are fathers out there frowning upon their daughters not doing little girl things, the less women there will be who take an interest in tech.

about 2 months ago
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

Berkyjay Re:You get nothing. Good day, sir! (174 comments)

A scientist who doesn't consider all paths to solving a problem is not a very good scientist. Let me emphasise.....CONSIDER all paths. To ignore geoengineering as a possible solution to what is happening NOW would be foolish and irresponsible.

about 2 months ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Berkyjay Re:Punishes fans? (216 comments)

Well sure, you'd think this would be a "free market" thing. Except for the fact that the NFL is a government sponsored monopoly. If you are a fan of football, you have no where else to turn to watch football.

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

Berkyjay Why? (184 comments)

How is it that companies dealing with sensitive information can store these sensitive files on a network exposed to the outside world? It would seem to be a fairly cheap and such a small inconvenience to have a separate network of machines that are completely walled off from the outside.

about 3 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Berkyjay Re:How I'm learning German (75 comments)

Interesting, I'll look more into your links thanks!

about 4 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Berkyjay Re:I wanted to like it.... (75 comments)

I did try that. But when I said that it moves too fast, I meant that it doesn't cover some important fundamentals and just moves on to more advanced stuff fairly quickly. Stuff like gender type (which is huge in German) was glossed over and not given proper attention. But then when you move onto the advanced stuff, it kind of assumes that you are knowledgeable about gender type.

about 4 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Berkyjay I wanted to like it.... (75 comments)

But after a few weeks using trying to pick up some German, I become increasingly frustrated with the app. Granted, German isn't the easiest of languages. But the app just went far too fast and failed to reinforce before moving forward. I think it's a fixable problem, but for now I'm looking elsewhere for lessons.

about 4 months ago
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Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

Berkyjay Consumer protections? (273 comments)

For those who are knowledgeable about this subject. What sort of legal protections does a rider have in the case of an accident in an Uber/Lyft vs. a registered taxi service?

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Confirms Hachette Spat Is To "Get a Better Deal"

Berkyjay Re:Books aren't special (211 comments)

And here I am without any mod points to give you. +5e10

about 5 months ago
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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

Berkyjay Re:Climate change is for pussies. (258 comments)

If this was a purely technical problem to be solved with no issues gathering the resources to solve it then no. But this is much much more than a technical problem. The big issue is going to be political and finding the will to divert trillions of dollars to adapting to the change in climate while people will need food and new homes. Of course there will be wars to fight because of all this and that isn't cheap either. Are we smart enough to adapt? Absolutely. Do we have the will and foresight to adapt on our own rather than being forced to before billions die? Probably not.

about 5 months ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Berkyjay Re:This is what Republicans... (632 comments)

Wow, I had just assumed that it was the recent farm bill when I read the story elsewhere. But what can you expect from the media these days?

about 6 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Berkyjay Evolution man (510 comments)

Yeah! And what about the loss of the tail having culture. Our ancestors were real dicks for coming out of those trees.

about 6 months ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

Berkyjay Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

And this is why we fail. We get so defeated by ignorant politicians and just throw up our hands and say "what can you do?" But we get the government we deserve and most of this country is horribly undereducated and ignorant of how the world actually works.

about 7 months ago
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Why San Francisco Is the New Renaissance Florence

Berkyjay Bullocks (250 comments)

I've been here for 10 years. I arrived a few years after the dotcom crash and I fell in love with the city. And it wasn't the city that tech built. It was the city that was recovering from the tech devastation. It was a city of artists and just plain old regular people doing their thing. This was still the place to go to get your visual effects done or to get a video game made. Rent was high, but not beyond what a college student couldn't manage with a serving job. It had old tried and true spots that survived the ups and downs. New spots would come about, but they seemed to grow organically and not sprout up and become overcrowded due to hype. It was almost like it was our little secret. But then that secret got out, and the money flowed in and along with it came the greed and the shallowness. Prices skyrocketed, people were driven out. All to make room for people who don't care about community or the beauty of a "lived in" city. They want to be perceived as cool and as important. They don't want to see the homeless and they have no patience for public transportation or a long commute. And finally they write stupid comments like the one above all in an effort to boost their sense of self worth. Because in the end, they are all miserable because they realize deep down inside that most of what they do is all filler for the world at large. They aren't saving lives, they aren't curing disease, they aren't feeding the poor. It's all just distractions.

about 7 months ago

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