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How Lobby Groups Rejected the Canadian Government's Plan To Combat Patent Trolls

BringsApples Re:Unintended Consquences (47 comments)

Wow. And people still want to be in office? Must be nice in Canada. In America, no one in their right mind would get into politics unless it means a lot of money. The people of America are so hard to please...

10 hours ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

BringsApples Re:Hold on a minute (170 comments)

Why do teachers always rank as an all important metric?

Not that I think they're all important, but they have a significantly higher level of involvement in the local state of things than you appear to be giving them credit for. There are good and bad teachers, true, but the over all significance of their job is one of the most important in any society; certainly up there with police, fire fighters, city workers... (if you don't think that these jobs are more important than programing, then you're fooling yourself)

I agree that the old "think of the children" has been used in many incorrect ways, but that doesn't mean that it's not a valid statement. When it comes to teaching children the difference between "do" and "do not" it's extremely important that the teacher be informed, and able to inform in a way that applies to each kid - this isn't as easy as it seems like it should be. However having a care about this, makes the difference between people growing up as civilized people, capable of getting along with others, and barbaric people incapable of almost anything that doesn't involve them being given something.

10 hours ago
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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

BringsApples ouch (82 comments)

Gotta suck to live in China. Er, wait...

11 hours ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

BringsApples Re:Fixing the wrong problem (281 comments)

You're totally correct (in terms of normal context), but totally wrong (in the context of what burning man is). Burning man is about living in a temporary space where normality doesn't have to be in the context at all. Think in terms of 'people peddling ice' vs 'having a place where you have to get ice'. They each create a specific experience, but one is more in tune with what how Nature provides.

Also let us not forget that the author of this article went once, and during a time when there was only one line for ice (judging by his writings, he didn't have a good time, missed the whole point of it, and will never go again). Normally there are at least three ice lines. The ice line should be a place that gets fit into the schedule. Otherwise the whole "burning man" experience (the experience that you should both loath and enjoy) is set into the same context that our daily lives are stuck in. Then, why go do something like burning man?

Disclaimer: I've never been to burning man.

13 hours ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

BringsApples Re:in the *dessert* ???? (281 comments)

Seriously; are there people in this world that are getting PAID to administrate and edit Slashdot? If so, please sign me up for this sweet gig. If not; then I can understand this kind of sloppiness as it's just a hobby.

No. If we all get a job at slashdot, who'll be the silly idiots that read/comment on the crap that we'll post? If you want slashdot to stop posting shit stories, then stop reading slashdot. If no one reads slashdot... well you know.

Not that there aren't already like 50% bots here now. Ever wonder why the CAPTCHA is usually along the same lines as what you're posting? Maybe the bots are editing the site by now, who knows.

13 hours ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

BringsApples how about the good parent gene? (363 comments)

Having an intelligent kid is pointless without a parent that gives it attention in the proper way.

4 days ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

BringsApples Re:Gates (832 comments)

It all depends on what is meant by "consumption". After all, currently we're already taxed when we buy stuff (sales tax). What now, tax us when we eat it too (consumption tax)? Really, how would this new tax be executed?

4 days ago
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FBI Warns Industry of Chinese Cyber Campaign

BringsApples Re:It's time to start a trade war. (105 comments)

We owe the Chinese... umm, all of our monitory system's worth? I think they may be just checking in on us, big-brother style, just to make sure what the hell we're doing with it all.

4 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

BringsApples Re:(Re:The Children!) Why? I'm not a pedophile! (281 comments)

In Alabama every drug warrant has article "G" attached to it that gives the officers the right to search all files and computers, for drug records. If you keep your records in, let's say French, then the police can take them to a translator. If you keep your papers in some kind of "encrypted" scheme that requires some mechanism to decrypt, then it's evidence enough that you deal drugs. I hope encryption on phones doesn't have the same effect.

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

BringsApples Re:Hollywood is mentally bankrupt (186 comments)

Or do adaptations of books also count?

As long as no one fucks up another book-made-into-movie as they did with HHGTTG.

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

BringsApples Re:Hollywood is mentally bankrupt (186 comments)

Seems like they're not even trying anymore.

Oh, they're trying alright, but how many ideas for movies can there even be? By the time I was 6 (I'm from the 70's) I knew that eventually movies wouldn't be a thing as they once were. I figured that one day movies and games would merge. When I first saw that game "Dragon's Lair" I thought it'd begun. I was obviously wrong.

It seems like people take movies less seriously than they used to, and there really aren't that many ideas for movies that'd be very interesting. The result is that movies are stuck either trying to please the older crowd with sequels/prequels (where's "E.T. 2"), or will end up being about something that takes so much consideration that the movie isn't fun to watch ("Primer" anyone?).

4 days ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

BringsApples Kill the writer of TFA (138 comments)

Who the hell puts a list of top 10 things in the wrong order?

5 days ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

BringsApples Re:Convergence...? (56 comments)

Dell released boxes running Ubuntu a while back. Ubuntu uses Gnome, as far as I know. So for many, Gnome was the first desktop experience for many new Linux users.

5 days ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

BringsApples Re:PHP (56 comments)

It's displaying clipboard history. Why not? Looks like the user has been copy/pasting a bit of code. Pretty common.

5 days ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

BringsApples Re:Does anyone still use Gnome? (56 comments)

Yep, the corporate backing is a huge win for GNOME.

WTF!?? Since when is corporate anything good just because it's corporate? Money is good, but who cares where it comes from? Anyway it seems that once a corporation has a part to play in things, it wants some sort of return. That's how they squeeze in the red tape, all over everything, and eventually make the project suck.

5 days ago
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MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space

BringsApples Re:Wait... (63 comments)

Using that logic, the crust spinning could be creating the magnetic field. But the moon is spinning, so is Mars. Neither, to my knowledge, have a magnetic field.

5 days ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

BringsApples Re:early age influences (212 comments)

heh, you must be an adult. Here:

In the social sciences, social structure is the patterned social arrangements in society that are both emergent from and determinant of the actions of the individuals.

Desire: a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.

If you're unable to link those together, then hopefully you're not in any position to decide things for a large number of people. And if you do know how to link those things together, then you should (at least try to) be in a position to decide things for a large number of people. If a large number of people are able to link those things together, then we don't need so many people deciding things for a large number of people.

5 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

BringsApples Re:credibility of article is doubtful (564 comments)

Last line of TFA:

Lockheed shares fell 0.6 percent to $175.02 amid a broad market selloff.

5 days ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

BringsApples early age influences (212 comments)

Maybe we should explain how social structure works, and how human desires come into play when mixed with it - rather than teach them how to operate machines.

...oh yeah, the adults have to learn that first...

5 days ago
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MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space

BringsApples Re:Wait... (63 comments)

I get what you're saying, but I don't see how that is definitive proof that the center of the planet is spinning or what it's made of, or even that it's the cause or generator of the Earth's magnetic field.

5 days ago

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