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Science Moneyball: The Secret to a Successful Academic Career

Fwipp Re:Success = going for... (42 comments)

Academics need to compete for grant money. You can't just ignore securing funding - if you do, you're out your job.

about 2 months ago
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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

Fwipp Re:Another casualty of the War on Drugs (450 comments)

If you "make a joke" by waving a weapon at cops who have just surrounded your vehicle... you're not very bright.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

Fwipp Re:Simple solution (408 comments)

Seriously. Stop worrying about "what if somebody takes my stuff."

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

Fwipp Guns (408 comments)

"I'm worried about somebody taking my stuff while I'm gone."
"SHOOT THEM."

Good job.

about 2 months ago
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How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

Fwipp Red Herring (115 comments)

Sure, only 3% of your players give you money if you're free-to-play. But if 3% of players of a F2P game is more than 100% of players of a $3 game, it doesn't matter. It's like arguing "If we implement super-awesome-DRM, our piracy will go down to 1%" without an understanding that these actions may hurt total sales.

Relative numbers are pretty useless without the bigger picture.

about 3 months ago
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How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Fwipp Re: Republicans (231 comments)

I have no idea why you're maintaining that "Republicans" create these bugs, and I'm, like, a socialist.

about 3 months ago
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Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

Fwipp +5 Insightful (548 comments)

You heard it here first: Sex workers not being able to keep their money in a bank is worse than the Holocaust.

This fucking website, man.

about 3 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Fwipp Wrong target (410 comments)

Netflix isn't the bad guy here.

about 3 months ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Fwipp 30 MPH (204 comments)

You, uh, don't take the bus very often, do you? I haven't seen any public bus, in any city I've lived, with seatbelts, without sideways seats (at least in the back), without standing room, or that stays at less than 30 MPH.

about 3 months ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Fwipp White cis straight dude detected (342 comments)

Seriously, if you were anything else, you wouldn't pine for the 50's.

about 3 months ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Fwipp Re:Wiretapping? (313 comments)

White male tears are my favorite beverage. :)

about 4 months ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

Fwipp Uh (328 comments)

Uh, yeah, there's a big difference between people of a group reclaiming a word, and other people using the word to shit on them.

about 4 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Re: Says (1482 comments)

This is a valid point. Trans/non-binary support is sadly still very rare online. However, I kinda doubt you care all that much, as you call us "transgenders" and "transgendered" (and seem to believe trans ladies and trans dudes are interchangeable?).

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Re: Forcing their agenda (1482 comments)

You can just click through to use the site normally. It's just a suggestion.

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Re: Irony (1482 comments)

I don't hate Eich.

I think there's a big difference between discriminating against gay people, and people who actively campaign to make other people's lives worse.

This false equivalency "omg why don't you tolerate my intolerance" doesn't actually make ANY sense if you have anything beyond a dictionary-level understanding of the words. Tolerance doesn't mean "Don't be mean to the schoolyard bully." It means "Don't be the schoolyard bully."

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Re: Anon (1482 comments)

The fact that he hasn't issued an apology makes forgiving him a little more difficult. (Yes, he offered a statement that was like "we as a company are committed to freedom," but it didn't address his prior actions or views).

Maybe once he deigns to say the word "sorry" I'll worry about whether or not he's a good person.

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Oops (1482 comments)

Shockingly, parent companies don't always dictate everything their sub companies do.

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Re: Oh, ok (1482 comments)

They'd be perfectly within their rights, just as OKCupid is. Or would you rather OKCupid refrain from expressing themselves on their own website, just because you don't like it? :)

about 3 months ago

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Chome OS tablet rumored to debut on Black Friday

Fwipp Fwipp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Fwipp (1473271) writes "According to a source of the Download Squad, Google will be launching a Chrome OS tablet November 26th. Manufactured by HTC, the specs are rumored to include a 1280x720 display, 2GB of RAM, GPS and a webcam. Subsidized by a Verizon contract, it is expected to be substantially cheaper than other tablets — possibly even free."
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