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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

Iamthecheese Re:It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (142 comments)

That's just not true. If I were to, say, grow a forest and burn it for fuel (biofuel/biomass) I would be adding not a gram of net carbon to the atmosphere.

2 days ago
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Google Announces Image Recognition Advance

Iamthecheese The really cool thing about this (29 comments)

Right now the technology is well behind human cognition. It may say, "two men playing tennis" where a human would notice a few things, do some research, and say "Roger Federer practicing with his trainer for the upcoming Davis cup"

But the cool thing is that the machine will eventually reach, then surpass the human. The computer of tomorrow will say "Federer practicing for the David cup, but his injury will prevent a win. He also needs to start using a nitrogen fertilizer on his lawn."

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Iamthecheese Re:LOL ... w00t? (540 comments)

Insightful? This post is blatantly racist and sexist.

2 days ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

Iamthecheese Re:Meet Streisand (302 comments)

>Only once did I get a letter saying that they would only do business if I accepted all terms. My own story is that I get rejected more then half the time when I don't accept all terms.

3 days ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

Iamthecheese Re:I don't know... Maybe... (297 comments)

I hardly know where to start. So I'll cover the whole of it.

One incident did define GG.

For a second time, that's simply not true. That one incident gave opponents of GamerGate a tenuous position from which to libel it. That's the start and finish of the way it "defines" GamerGate. There was a Reddit thread (since censored) before the incriminating tweet that was about ethics. The majority of tweets now using the tag are about ethics or explaining why it's about ethics.

A decent definition of the revolt will be about whose in it, what they are doing, and how they're doing it and by that much better definition GamerGate is a force for good. You're ignoring all of that to focus on one incident so distant from the concerns of the people in GamerGate that it may as well be entirely irrelevant.

And why focus on that one incident? I really want to know. Why is it important to you that a movement against corrupt journalists be stopped?

When they where shown to be the vile people they are

You're so very confident that GamerGate supporters are evil. Why don't you show evidence of that? Check in my own comment history for excellent proof of the good we're doing. I've shown you my evidence now show me yours. hint: "unsupported accusations" are not evidence no matter how many of them you have.

the narrative changed.

Again you're referring to one minor incident at the beginning and pretending it defines us. You are claiming ten thousand and more diverse people just got together to harass and threaten. And you're ignoring a large timeline of actions to do so. You're ignoring three months of letter writing, documentation, discovery of corruption, evidence of corruption, and on and on. The narrative changed because 1: GamerGate has had to spend so much energy debunking libel like your comment. 2: That libel has changed as it becomes more obviously dishonest. 3: more instances of corruption have been discovered. and 4: We've honed our tactics to select for the most effective ones.

Then people who didn't know the origin got fooled into thinking it was about journalism; which it is not about.

So all this fighting a dishonest media circus, the timeline of documented corruption, the letter writing campaign, the organization and efforts, it's not really about the things we are proven to be complaining about and working to fix? Your statement is preposterous on the face.

GG is a perfect example of why ignoring trolls does not work. It allows the to control the message.

The only controlling of our message that's going on is in posts like yours, distorting the open, transparent, and obvious truth of what we're accomplishing.

You can post your fallacious questions

the irony...

I was at ground zero, and I watched it unfold.

What a coincidence, so did I. So let's both show our evidence. Mine is in my Slashdot comment history with dozens more links in reserve. I'm still waiting for yours. Prove ANY of your libel against GamerGate.

I've seen those people attack to many women.

The fact is many people on both sides have been attacked. But the media has reported on only half of those attacks. The media has also pointed at many attacks that didn't even pretend to come from GamerGate, put them beside the name GamerGate, and let people draw the obvious and very wrong conclusion. I can name 20 GamerGate supporters who have been doxed. I can name four who have been attacked and two more threatened. But I won't. Because I'm not playing the victim Olympics. The reason I mention this is to point out just how distorted your half of the argument is.

Why would an honest person concerned about preventing threats and attacks only talk about one side being attacked, and do so with a distorted point of view?

4 days ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

Iamthecheese Re:I don't know... Maybe... (297 comments)

Not that I want to get into it but #GamerGate is a backlash against many instances of corruption including favoritism ("the review" never happened but favoritism did) involving Quinn. To pretend that one incident defines the revolt is ignorant or disingenuous. So which of those are you?

4 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Iamthecheese More detailed ratings are a good thing (635 comments)

I personally won't care a whit about this one but more detailed ratings can only be a good thing. I envision an ecosystem of metadata ranging from "suitability for playing in a car on a laptop" to "power usage profile" It's not like the world is short on disk space.

5 days ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Iamthecheese Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (322 comments)

You ignored the bulk of his comment for that cheap bon mot. He thinks cocoa beans (the stuff he buys) should be more expensive, and points out that the best way to make this happen is to buy expensive chocolate.

Of course the market will fix this problem in time whether or not you buy expensive chocolate, but the free market's solution may involve a higher price for chocolate then may otherwise be required.

5 days ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Iamthecheese Not this shit again (827 comments)

GamerGate is not about harassment or women. Here is a statistical analysis of #GamerGate tweets. Here is a case of GamerGate tracking down a harasser, and Sarkeesian refusing to report him. Here is a timeline of the many grievances #GamerGate supporters have against gaming journalists. Here is the transparent, open place we track our emails to advertisers on corrupt sites. Here is a blog about the corruption. Here is a discussion of one of the scum at Gawker. Here is my earlier Slashdot comment on media bias surrounding GamerGate.

Despite the many, many articles putting the word GamerGate next to the words "misogyny", "wu", harassment" and the like there is no evidence -- No Evidence -- actually associating GamerGate with any of those things, save a very tenuous link related to how the hashtag was coined and some third party trolls who it turns out harass GamerGate supporters more than GamerGate opposers.

about two weeks ago
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Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court To Rule APIs Can't Be Copyrighted

Iamthecheese Car analogy (260 comments)

It's like Ford trying to make it illegal to build a trailer that can fit Ford trucks' trailer hitches or a transmission that can inter-operate with Ford cars. It's scummy and it damn well should be illegal.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Iamthecheese Re:The validity of all of GamerGate is in question (716 comments)

GamerGate is very serious, very real, and includes many thousands of individuals. What it isn't is anything related to harassment.

We're fed up with corrupt gaming media and we're doing something about it. I would encourage you to peek into /r/kotakuinaction to take a look.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Iamthecheese Re:It Remains a Journalism Scandal. Deal With It. (716 comments)

When by "source" one refers to any number of articles that have published the word "GamerGate" beside the word "harassment"... citing instances of harassment that never even pretended to come from GamerGate... and when these sources completely omit mountains of evidence of corruption and collaboration in media whilst never provide a whit of actual evidence.... One would be wise to question them.

Here is a timeline of GamerGate. It includes most, but not all, of the grievances the diverse GamerGate community has.
Here is a discussion of an email list wherein journalists colluded to spread a particular narrative. Some say it's "a few out of context emails". Those people are misinformed.
Here is a discussion of the journalist who was fired for being too noisy.
Here is a discussion of hidden conflict of interest. Here is another.
Here is an upload from an indy developer discussing press collusion.
Here is evidence of inappropriate promotion of Quinn's game.

I have more. GOD do I have more. You may have noticed conspicuously lacking from my post the following words: sjw, feminist, woman, female. That's because contrary to every major media piece ever written on GamerGate, it has not one fucking thing to do with feminism. Or harassment. or threats.

So ask yourself why someone interested in writing an article about GamerGate would completely ignore all of this and focus on the 1% of tweets about Wu, or on threats that never pretended to support GamerGate. Or on a very few very marginally related trolls. Hell, ask yourself why they would report only on threats against one side.

For my two cents people supporting GamerGate have a damn good reason to mistrust the media. So does anyone not supporting GamerGate.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

Iamthecheese Infinite Improbability Drive (150 comments)

Where does the math meet real-world engineering?

about three weeks ago
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Alienware's Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

Iamthecheese form factor (138 comments)

I'm delighted to learn that a company has taken PC's from the era of the box shape. It's akin to the invention of the metal guitar. Alienware is WAY too expensive for the speeds they offer but this is real innovation and they deserve many kudos.

about three weeks ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

Iamthecheese Re:What will it take? (320 comments)

As far as I know they don't work well enough: They can't yet properly handle missing lane markers, snow, puddles in the road, temporary road signs, or hand signals.

about a month ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Iamthecheese Is there some kind of sjw story quota now? (622 comments)

It's stupid and counterproductive to blame the victims of a crime. That said, it's very useful to turn this into a fable to teach people how to prevent future occurrences. And the simplest way to explain it is to say something like, "They should have secured their data"

To dismiss that statement outright with the phrase "victim blaming" is to throw away the ability to learn from their experiences. If what you hear is "no crime occurred" you're reading into it something that was not said.

about a month ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

Iamthecheese Re:yes, they people who follow the law/ rules (580 comments)

Most piracy does not represent lost sales, but sales that never would have happened. In fact I would bet that piracy tends to make money for less well-known producers of content.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Robot Picking Challenge 2015

Iamthecheese Not an AI problem (106 comments)

It seems like a simple search through pictures of every item stocked and the way to grab it is sufficient to accomplish this, and that's well within the capabilities of existing industrial robots. Put Baxter on a line navigating robot and you're there. What am I missing?

about a month and a half ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

Iamthecheese mental gymnastics (191 comments)

The US government constantly abuses the law by ignoring it until a test case comes up and a judge says a particular method is illegal. The real harm is the creeping loss of rights as abuses become normalized by the time they make it to trial leading to more lenient judgements over time as judges try to match interpretation to "society's standards".

I urge you to write your congress-critter today and tell him or her that the constitution is too important to ignore in the name of safety and that "hard on crime" is an insult to your intelligence.

about a month and a half ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Iamthecheese Re:My letter to congress (575 comments)

Soap and ballot are still marginally viable. Let's not rush things. Words cannot express how undesirable the last box is.

about 2 months ago

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Scammer's sentenced to super short, suspended stint

Iamthecheese Iamthecheese writes  |  about 8 months ago

Iamthecheese (1264298) writes "A scammer who used an Indian call center to sell free virus scanning software received a suspended sentence and a 5,000 pound fine yesterday. Members of the swindler's organization used cold calling and claimed to be Microsoft. Saying the victim's computer was infected, they tried to sell antimalware programs available free from microsoft for 50 to 100 pounds."

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