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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Dog-Cow Re:where is the controversy? (640 comments)

That's one of the most retarded statements I've seen on /. in a while. And this is /., so that's saying an awful lot!

Why would Genesis mention any celestial objects other than those visible and understandable to the original recipients of the Bible? Talking about the creation of the planet we live on is a perfectly acceptable thing to do when space flight of any kind would not occur for another 3-4000 years.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Dog-Cow Re:where is the controversy? (640 comments)

Hebrew is an Akkadian dialect, and comes from further east than the Canaanites. And modern Hebrew script is Assyrian in origin. I don't know about the original script, though.

about two weeks ago
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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

Dog-Cow Re:Am I understanding this correctly? (83 comments)

Mailing list software is not the author of any email it distributes on behalf of a list user.

That is only true in the sense that the list-serv isn't creative in the Human sense, and did not author the words contained in the message. From a technical standpoint, however, it is perfectly valid to state that list-serv software is authoring the message. It just happens to be quoting verbatim from some random message it received.

about two weeks ago
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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

Dog-Cow Re:Still trying to wrap my head... (51 comments)

Multiple, incompatible guest OS's.

I am not really sure what more need be said.

about three weeks ago
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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

Dog-Cow Re:Still trying to wrap my head... (51 comments)

That only helps if every single piece of software that you'd ever want to run in a server environment runs on your chosen perfect OS. In the real world, virtualization allows for different OS's in the guests.

about three weeks ago
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Computer Spots Fakers Better Than People Do

Dog-Cow Re:It wasn't the computer (62 comments)

Why do you equate a tolerance for boredom with a lack of intelligence?

about a month ago
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Functional 3D-Printed Tape Measure

Dog-Cow Re:Typical US creation (134 comments)

What are you sighting, and why are you trying to emphasize the event?

about a month ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

Dog-Cow Re:Don't be mean (409 comments)

Worked when? 1990?

about a month ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

Dog-Cow Re:Don't be mean (409 comments)

Parent written by someone who hasn't downloaded his free copy of Pages yet.

about a month ago
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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

Dog-Cow Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

Poe's Law has never been more applicable.

about a month ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

Dog-Cow Re:Creationists (269 comments)

Why wouldyou believe that priest has a better idea of what the Bible says than a random 3 year old from down the street?

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

Dog-Cow Re:Outed? (193 comments)

It's a lot safer if a random thief breaking and entering your home does't know for certain if you have a gun. For one, he won't be going specifically to steal your gun. And he won't necessarily pack any heat of his own if he doesn't expect that level of violence.

And of course there are plenty of people who would like to lynch gun owners as a matter of policy. A bit ironic, but that's the kind of hysteria the U.S. experiences every time someone goes on a rampage.

about a month ago
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Sundar Pichai: Android Designed For Openness; Security a Lower Priority

Dog-Cow Re: Disproportionate Malware (117 comments)

Any app can do that on any device. If you don't want software on a mobile device to have access to the 'net, don't install it. It's not an inherent insecurity to have network access.

(On iOS 7, you can disable access over cellular on a per-app basis to cut down your data usage.)

about 2 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

Dog-Cow Re:Keep using them then (336 comments)

The app my company develops is dropping iOS support in the next version. iOS is different enough to make UI improvements a pain to keep compatible.

about 4 months ago
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KDE Releases KDevelop 4.6

Dog-Cow Re:IDEs... (93 comments)

The GP to which you replied is a near-sighted bigot. If he lived in the South, he'd be prime KKK material. For all I know, he's a(n honorary) member in actuality.

Anyone who thinks a few keystrokes is less efficient than piecing together a Unix pipeline that will totally mess up your code is a complete idiot and really isn't worth a second thought.

about 4 months ago
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KDE Releases KDevelop 4.6

Dog-Cow Re:IDEs... (93 comments)

IDEs do a lot to make creating software more efficient. Mere typing is trivial, and doesn't generally take the majority of the time. If you can't learn an IDE well enough to appreciate it, you are either a complete idiot or you are writing such trivial software that no one cares about it. Or, possibly, you are using a language for which no (good) IDE exists, but you didn't try that argument, so I'm guessing A or B.

about 4 months ago
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Scientists Discover Huge Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Ocean

Dog-Cow Re:The problem with all this... (273 comments)

There is no logic in ensuring adequate resources for future generations. If I'm not alive to benefit, it doesn't matter what happens after I die. If you are an atheist, or otherwise do not believe in an after-life of any kind, this is even more true.

about 4 months ago
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Reports: Apple To Buy Israeli 3D Sensing Company PrimeSense

Dog-Cow Re:Patents (81 comments)

If a Palestinian is anyone who lived in Palestine before it became Israel, then there are thousands of Palestinian Jews living in Israel today. Even more so if you count descendants (as the Arabs in the West Bank do).

about 5 months ago
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Apple 27-inch iMac With Intel's Haswell Inside Tested

Dog-Cow Re:First hand experience (241 comments)

Getting a job at some place better paying than McDonalds.

about 6 months ago

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A New Angle on Imaging

Dog-Cow Dog-Cow writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dog-Cow (21281) writes ""All cameras capture the intensity of light as it strikes their imaging chips. Color filters provide a second set of data, sorting the rays into different wavelengths. But new devices—including one produced commercially and others still in the lab—are starting to capture a third piece of information: angle. This allows cameras to go beyond focusing on a single plane to measuring images at many different depths of a scene at once. Cameras that capture both intensity and angle will allow for refocusing already-snapped pictures, lensless cameras, and the creation of 3-D images with a single camera, according to researchers in several competing groups.""
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