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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Gallomimia Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

Great dad, in my opinion. My kids grew up involved in hunting, fishing, and shooting sports - but a trip to a refugee camp would probably have cured them of the FPS BS faster than anything.

Fortunately, they were never really into videogames.

And everyone who thinks he was wrong is an idiot, who lives in a fantasy world where making sure children are never exposed to violence will produce a world where there is never violence. The only way to stop violence is to be sure that everyone can defend themselves, educate everyone regarding why violence shouldn't be done, and the effect it has on others, and by removing the reasons to do violence in our society, eg scarcity.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Gallomimia Re: Her work (1229 comments)

Im not sure the male gender has much to feel insulted about considering what it as done. I cannot think of an insult that is worse than that history. Or, a man can choose to not identify with that stereotype and strike out on their own and try to be a good person. To do that, they must keep an open mind, and herein lies the problem.

4 days ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

Gallomimia Re:Could have fooled me (217 comments)

This does not instill pity or pride in me, as a Canadian. I am genuinely afraid and concerned for humanity.

4 days ago
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Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

Gallomimia Re:Cat blog (148 comments)

So, what you're saying here is you're running a cat pornography site and you don't want regulations to stipulate that only cats of age can view said material and therefore will require a login and identity verification which will raise development costs and put you out of business? I think a warrant is in order sir...

about three weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

Gallomimia No one cares how bad an idea this is? (322 comments)

First of all, lets look at some maps. Go on. Click on some maps. What continent is Nicaragua in folks? Central America, a bit north of Panama. Look at all the green. That country has tons of nature preserves! Look at it all. Find yourself a nice easy route through that country as if you're planning a canal from one coast to the other. Compare it to the length of the Panama Canal which is easily seen by the roads marked beside it. Any way you slice it the distance is like 3-4x as long! And it crosses thru a big lake or a a huge animal sanctuary! This is going to mess up the landscape a bit folks, and between my thoughts of "unnecessary" and "crazy capitalist pigs" I can't come up with a reason for doing any of it. The Panama Canal is important. Saves journeys around the whole of South America or North America, each of which reach toward the poles and icy passages and dangerous sailing. Why do we need two? What military advantage could it possibly serve if the enemies of America had this canal at the start of the war? It won't last long. If the US can't control it with their military and use it for themselves, they'll just drop a couple nukes at either end and watch all those farmlands flood with salt water. I think this is a huge undertaking with little to no real gain.

about three weeks ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

Gallomimia Don't think "Harmed" (286 comments)

The description in the OP is pretty harsh in saying he's claiming he was harmed by this. I doubt that very much, but indeed this is false advertising and we won't put up with it.

Of course, have you noticed that we all take issues with our video games ultra seriously, like it's a super big deal man, but if shit goes totally sideways for some people locked in their country with bombs raining from overhead, or starving to death, or having acid sprayed at them for wanting to *LEARN*, or cutting themselves picking up sharp metal objects out of trash at age 6 for a meal every day, well that's unfortunate and maybe we should go play some video games to make ourselves feel better.

about three weeks ago
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PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

Gallomimia Re:Engineer? (180 comments)

At least you're not a sanitary engineer.

about a month ago
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Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

Gallomimia Good luck (125 comments)

Don't think we've seen one of those in a good long while. How many people reading this right now have a good diet? Do you exercise enough? How's your digestion? Immune system? Do you have any infections that won't go away/you don't know about? How's the ratio of bacteria in your intestines? Define a healthy human being.... no one knows what that is. Doctors certainly don't because there's no profit in it.

about a month ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Gallomimia Re:But what IS the point they're making? (342 comments)

Stop fragmenting wildlife habitat? Crack down on superstitious morons who think that tiger bones will do more to cure their insomnia than over the counter sleeping pills? Don't buy a 500 hp pickup for one person to drive to work when you can use mass transit? Stop packaging absolutely everything in Plastic which causes the oceans to clog up with plastic waste? Replace old fossil fueled power plants? Slap massive import duty on products from countries who are major polluters to pay for the damage their total lack of regard for the rest of the planet causes? Buy more electric cars and put some effort into making them affordable? Expand Economic Exclusion Zones, set up an international naval task-force and crack down on pirate fishing fleets? Try to situate food production facilities as close to the consumer as possible to cut down on carbon emissions? Promote energy efficiency? Provide incentives for people to upgrade old buildings to reduce their energy consumption? Try to plan cities and infrastructure to create continuous habitat for wildlife and modify existing infrastructure similarly? Stop listing to ignorant and corrupt politicians who label common sense stuff like this as communism?

Um. no. No. These are all terrible ideas and they must be banned from all forms of publication and transmission immediately. Don't let anyone hear about how to do any of these things or that they exist at all. Ever.
Thanks, signed, the capitalist regime.

about a month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Gallomimia Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (928 comments)

Yes. And I've seen it from other companies as well. Case in point was the local insurance company (mandatory monopoly) for my province known as ICBC. It's not hard to set up a group of filters on the global feeds of various public social media sites and bring forward the ones that have to do with certain brands. I'm sure it's even less hard to sell such a service to various owners of such brands so they can meet their dissatisfied customers head on, and prevent more bad publicity.

about a month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Gallomimia Sound Familiar Anyone?? (928 comments)

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.

Anyone heard this one before? What is that from?

about a month ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Gallomimia Stop Nestle (377 comments)

Nestle is bottling water out of the very basin being talked about in the OP, and no one cares. It's not even mentioned in the article. They have a huge factory drawing cubic meters at a time out of there, and it's at the height of a drought, yet no one moves to stop them, or even says anything to relate it to the problem. Just fucking perfect.

about a month ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Gallomimia Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (377 comments)

There's another to increase the size of the WAC Bennett Dam in northeast British Columbia, and pipe out of the resulting extraordinarily large reservoir. The proposal is to raise the lake there to at least 1000m above sea level and send the water to California.

about a month ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Gallomimia Re:lol (667 comments)

That's a lot of what I wanted to say. If you don't have a citation, it doesn't go on wikipedia. If you can prove all this shit, then post away.

In Canada, if you post information like this you are guilty of "Seditious Libel" and are sentenced to 14 years in prison. I can't imagine what will happen in freedom-loving Russia if that's what Canada will do.

about a month and a half ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

Gallomimia The 90's called. They want their script back (117 comments)

Good for the GCHQ. Just because the agenda is set by the government doesn't mean there aren't other forum stuffers and poll manipulators out there. That's a two decades old technology.

Unfortunately the people who its working on are also two decades behind in web savvy learnin' type stuffs.

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

Gallomimia Keep them then (143 comments)

Do us a favor China, keep them eh? Dump them on the homes of the executives of FoxConn and blow open the doors of their slavery castle.

about 2 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Gallomimia Re:No. (502 comments)

My motherboard has an S/PDIF output, which I link via fibre optic cable directly to my 7.1 channel hometheater AVR. Can your soundblaster best that?

The only reason today for any kind of separate audio equipment on any computer these days is (besides onboard being damaged and needing a substitute) multi-channel rigs for recording and reproducing studio work. That is all.

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Gallomimia Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

......and that's exactly why they ask you to power them up. This is a good point. A terrorist *could* pack the batteries with explosives and leave the rest of the laptop to be only slightly functional. But with no power up, you could remove the drives and boards and fans and get lots of bomb in there. With this option, at most you could take some of the battery out, replace it with a lesser capacity device and still get the ole' poweron tone and the nod-and-the-wave from the security staff and be on the plane with some really not nice stuff.

Fortunately for us most people don't feel like killing themselves for any kind of cause, and the only real terrorists out there work for the same people as dreamed up the TSA.

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Gallomimia Re:E-mail? (346 comments)

True enough, but he was emailing it internally. Ideally it shouldn't leave the building or VPN. This is a huge huge problem these days. Email is obsolete but non-technical people don't even know what to use as an alternative. I don't even know what to use as an alternative, unless I conjure up some SSH keys and perform an SCP.

about 2 months ago

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