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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

CodyRazor Creating emotional response is not the issue (219 comments)

The problem is not that they attempted to create an emotional response or manipulate people's emotions. As people are constantly pointing out advertisers so that all the time. People don't seem to grasp that there is a large difference between this and advertising.

The problem is the way it was done. People use facebook with the expectation that they are seeing a (reasonably) objective representation of what their friends are trying to express or convey. Facebook is the equivalent of the telephone in a telephone call. If the telephone somehow manipulated what you heard to make your friend sound more negative or positive without changing their core meaning that would be unethical without informed consent, just as this is.

A more extreme version would be facebook subtly modifying the content of what your friends post as it appears to you without anyone knowing it was doing this. That would be even more unethical. The problem is mirepresentation, the method by which they attempt to manipulate emotions.

about 3 months ago
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Sony Unveils Flexible OLED Thinner Than a Hair

CodyRazor Re:80m? Quite a hair. (274 comments)

Hogsheads per acre fortnight measures volumetric flux, not volumetric flow.

If you know the area of your pipe in the direction of flow in outhouses (that's microbarns for the layman) you can calculate the rate of flow in the standard rundlets per galacticyear in your head with the following simple conversion:

rundlets/galacticyear = (hogsheads/acre fortnight) × 3.5 × (pipe in outhouses / 4.04685642 × 10^37) × (5.85 x 10^9)

(without getting too technical, this is assuming hogsheads of ale, and the lower bound on a galactic year. Of course rundlets always refers to ale and not sherry/tobacco)

So a pipe with an opening of 2.02342821 × 10^34 outhouses (5 cm diameter) and a volumetric flux of 16 hogsheads/acre fortnight has a rate of flow of 163 800 000 rundlets per galactic year.

(or for you scientific types thats 427,417 years, 56 days, 23 hours, 29 minutes and 45.6 seconds per library of congress.)

more than 4 years ago
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Code Review of Doom For the iPhone

CodyRazor Re:Classics never die (161 comments)

You sir, have a career in video game blogging! Let me sign you up for a 30 word "Top 10 Groundbreaking games of the 1990s" 6 page blog entry.

Fixed that for you.

more than 4 years ago
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Laser Weapon Shoots Down Airplanes In Test

CodyRazor Re:Shiny things? (627 comments)

Isn't everyone?

more than 4 years ago
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What Data Recovery Tools Do the Pros Use?

CodyRazor R-Studio (399 comments)

Back when most data recovery and disk utility applications didnt work on vista (and many still dont) I found one called r-studio. It managed to recover a whole lot of data of a damaged flaky 5TB Raid 5 array, which is pretty impressive considering it was the only application at the time that could even recognize it as a drive, all the others just call it a damaged volume.

As far as I know its still the only one that can do Raids, at least as far as I can find. It also allows many customization options of searches and donest over simplify things too much. It takes forever but it finds any potential damaged file systems and then lets you use whichever one you like to recover whichever files you like. It can also be used to recover deleted files.

As far as I recall its pretty cheap, at least compared to a few out there and worth a try. But with all recovery and security software, I find the information and their website extremely generalized and vague about what exactly you can do, so I always download the software first to make sure it can do what I want, which 90% of the time it cant, and then if it works I buy it. Its not the most legal practice but if they dont offer demos and wont be specific about what their software does its the only practical solution.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Challenging Proposition 8

CodyRazor Re:I don't get it (1475 comments)

derka derka durrrr

more than 5 years ago
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Google Challenging Proposition 8

CodyRazor Re:I don't get it (1475 comments)

Translation: Derka derka durrrrr

Yeah, i guess i should stop complaining about being discriminated against because others are too. Wtf? from what you said your a homophobic tool with an insecurity problem for which you have to conpensate by acting tough on the internet. Wow im so impressed that you made those punks back down like sissy bitches cause your so big. You must be so huge and manly. lol ok i've had enough.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Challenging Proposition 8

CodyRazor Re:I don't get it (1475 comments)

lol nevermind I assumed you were someone worth responding to, sorry.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Challenging Proposition 8

CodyRazor Re:I don't get it (1475 comments)

Clearly you have no idea what a lot of gay people have to suffer through. I didn't finish my high school education because I was forced out of my school due to death threats. That made it difficult as fuck to get in to university but I finally managed to. You really have no clue of what you are talking about.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Challenging Proposition 8

CodyRazor Re:I don't get it (1475 comments)

I think anyone with one quater of a working brain can infer that when they refer to "gays getting married" it implies two of the same sex. Do you know any gay men that want to marry women?

Your bringing up some kind of irrelivant symantics issue, trying to say that all have equal rights. The issue is being able to marry who you want, and gays do not have that right, whereas straight men and women happen to. I have no idea what the point of what your trying to do is.

more than 5 years ago
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Intel Quad-Core Price and Performance Showdown

CodyRazor Re:Whoopee (115 comments)

I just got 20,676 in 3Dmark Vantage. I can run crysis max settings 1920x1200 with 4x AA and i get 40fps. before I couldnt even have everything max at 1920 with no AA, same GPUs but a e6700 dual core. so it made a huge difference for me and was worth it.

Why does everyone on slashdot act like high end gaming doesnt exist or is unimportant? I thought this site was for nerds...

more than 5 years ago
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Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation"

CodyRazor Re:Near death != death (501 comments)

Either you're dead or you're not--Tell that to someone who's brain dead.

Why?

more than 5 years ago
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Supreme Court To Rule On TV Censorship

CodyRazor Re:2 Elephants in the Room (426 comments)

of course, the govenrment should not attmept to set strict requirements for parents to follow, i was more repsonding to the many comments i see about "children have no right to privacy" (i have seen that a few times) and the idea that parents are immune to public scrutiny. The story i gave was an example of what happens when the government allows too much personal liberty in a situation that the child is being clearly and objectively harmed. Sometimes the governemnt does need to step in and set rules because not everyone is the upstanding logical people we often like to beleive they are when we get all idealistic about personal liberty.

more than 5 years ago
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Supreme Court To Rule On TV Censorship

CodyRazor Re:2 Elephants in the Room (426 comments)

I fully back you on this. Now, control your children.

What if i believe the best way to control my children is to keep them locked up in the basement for 30 years? Do you fully back me on that? What if i believe water harms my children, but physical abuse doesn't? Lets get a bit less black and white. What if i believe watching television is harmful so my children never see a tv show in their life. What if i deem their friends to be harmful and don't allow them friends, then i homeschool them? do you back me on that?

I don't like this "I own your life and am not to be questioned" mentality a lot of parents seem to have here on slashdot. Isn't raising children the one place where adhering to safe, legal, proven practices is most important?

There was an interesting and disturbing story posted on somethingawful about a guy whos parents' and their friends are high ranking officials and many are into something called "unschooling" which basically means homeschooling but instead of learning real things you dance around sing songs and bullshit all day long. its based on the idea that the child will learn when they want to learn. The children only see people in their family group. Among the children this guy met, his brother was like 13 and couldnt speak properly and was completely illiterate, a lot of the kids would only speak to their parents and were so shy they would run when they saw a strnager at 10 years old, and basically were all without education and fucked up for life, or at the very least had some extremely tough times ahead to get back on track if they managed to escape that system. The guy had called social services a number of times but they refused to do anything because it was the parent's right to homeschool their children and deem what is and isn't harmful.

According to your point of view an abused child should never tell anyone they are being abused or complain and if they do you should pay no heed because the abusive parent's judgment is immune to public scrutiny and the ideals of proof.

more than 5 years ago

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