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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

Intrepid imaginaut Re:What's it good for? (233 comments)

This is gibberish, just build antimatter production stations near the sun. We're drowning in energy.

yesterday
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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Intrepid imaginaut Re:What are they doing with all that money? (159 comments)

Cha the last week alone I had to uninstall Chrome from three seperate machines, it was crashing and opening multiple windows with no good explanation why, and no fix that actually worked.

You can always go back to IE I guess.

2 days ago
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Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More

Intrepid imaginaut Re:I bet Infosys and Tata are dancing in the stree (183 comments)

Plus he has a net worth of over $12 million, he'd get more from the interest than all the rest of that stuff put together.

3 days ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Intrepid imaginaut Good (320 comments)

It's about time. Google has become the de facto gatekeeper for the web and have no real competition. That makes Google a problem.

Also hahaha at the people saying Europe should be blacklisted, in other news, Google just lost access to a market of a half billion wealthy consumers.

3 days ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

Intrepid imaginaut Re:What's it good for? (233 comments)

Antimatter engines which can bring us to a significant percentage of the speed of light are an engineering problem, there's nothing theoretically impossible about them.

4 days ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

Intrepid imaginaut Re:What's it good for? (233 comments)

Space has lots of good stuff. Those millions of inhospitable cold rocks are chock full of easily extractable metals of all sorts. The millions of inhospitable cold rocks are often also covered in ice, which can be turned into lots of things. And luckily someone left a giant nuclear reactor sitting in the middle of it all that we can use to take advantage of this insane abundance. Also, nobody cares about pollution in space.

4 days ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Why... (129 comments)

Where does Bennett stand on the MyCleanPC vs telemarketer controversy...?

5 days ago
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Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

Intrepid imaginaut Re:finally (350 comments)

The plot thickens.

about two weeks ago
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25th Anniversary: When the Berlin Wall Fell

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Some thoughts... (151 comments)

Marxist communism fails wherever it is tried (and saw to the murders of over 100 million innocent people) because it's fundamentally broken. It lacks any of the value indicators that are essential to any economic system.

Marx believed firmly in the labor theory of value, and as such all economic power derived from human labor, not from mechanical power and as such almost completely ignores the value of intellectual work, the guy who figures out the right way to apply labor to raw materials is fantastically more effective than the one who does it the wrong way.

Communism is also terrible at effectively allocating resources since it lacks the price signals that bundle cost and relative value and communicate them in a way that enables efficient allocation of resources to maximize what people collectively perceive as good, which is why communist economies always fail, and will always fail, even in the presence of automated systems that produce and distribute all of the essentials of life to everyone equally.

"All basic necessities of life will be for free and accessible to all members of said society + a few extras brought up by civilization. The list went --> basic necessities are air, water, food, shelter, warmth [energy] and clothing. The extras were child-care, education and medicine."

And yet that's very much what exists in the social welfare systems of most western countries today, with a few exceptions. They focus, quite rightly, on trying to get people back to work, but for the most part nobody starves by the roadside. Simultaneously they harness the desire for self improvement and reward it, creating an incentive for advancement.

As to the rest to be honest it just looks like a lengthy paranoid misanthropic screed.

about two weeks ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Intrepid imaginaut Re:This is an easy one ... (608 comments)

The field is already open to women.

about a month ago
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Boys are naturally curious... (608 comments)

Kids aren't born a blank sheet of paper, regardless of what some might think. Obviously culture will influence behaviour, but it's not an all or nothing question.

about a month ago
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EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Justice (68 comments)

Then again it also means I can take the content created by anyone on youtube and embed it into my own ad-studded website and make cashy money from their efforts.

I think youtube throttles down performance for embedded videos though, just from personal observation.

about a month ago
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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

Intrepid imaginaut The three most beautiful letters (137 comments)

WTF

I love it when science can't explain something yet, it means we have so much more to learn.

about a month ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Racial Bias (308 comments)

"Muslem" is not a race. This annoys me, a wide contingent of the usual headbangers seem to have decided that all the little brown people are the race of Islam. The world map is not drawn in crayons no matter how easy it makes your thought processes to imagine it is.

about 1 month ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Not to be outdone (175 comments)

I hear he's challenged Chuck Norris to a biplane duel for the last leg.

about a month ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

Intrepid imaginaut Re:I'm still waiting... (161 comments)

Your central point is that it's not okay for one group to do it, but okay for a group you bray your support for endlessly to do it. And then you have the gall to start complaining about false equivalency and of all things hostility, particularly hilarious given your own penchant for leaping in with both boots on. So once again, get fucked you fucking hypocritical little fuck.

about a month ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

Intrepid imaginaut Re:I'm still waiting... (161 comments)

Oh, look, an article objecting to a specific methodology, that in no way was made illegal.

It's a paper, not some smear of a blog entry.

Okay. Those are equal. Yep. Look, your objection requires people to believe in a huge-criminology wide conspiracy to suppress data, whereas my objection just references a law on the books.

My objection requires people to believe in well supported research, and I don't really give a shit what you're referencing. Want more? Here you go: http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert...

I'm not even going to refute what you're saying, because, hell, Straus is a criminologist, and I'm not. But I will accuse you of willful false equivalence. Don't do that.

Get fucked.

about a month ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

Intrepid imaginaut Re:I'm still waiting... (161 comments)

There's something very wrong with the notion of not researching things that might reflect negatively on your ideology.

Yes, for example the way feminism routinely hides, obfuscates and outright lies about domestic violence figures.

http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/...

about a month ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

Intrepid imaginaut Re:Meh (195 comments)

The delayed transitions are just shitty resource management from lazy hacks, that's a bunch of plugins loading from hither and yon, and it grinds my gears too.

about a month ago

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How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

Intrepid imaginaut Intrepid imaginaut writes  |  about a month ago

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) writes "A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results. Do you think you can find the lowest prices by shopping online? Think again.

A new study by researchers at Northeastern University confirmed the extent to which major e-commerce websites show some users different prices and a different set of results, even for identical searches."

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Million of British Imperial Documents Being Digitised

Intrepid imaginaut Intrepid imaginaut writes  |  about a month ago

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) writes "A transgender singer hits stardom in Baghdad. Officials scramble to impose order after a Kuwaiti restaurant is found to be selling cat meat. Gulf royals on an official visit to London are left marooned in a drab south London suburb because of a shortage of hotel rooms in the West End.

These are some of the quirky stories hiding in nine miles of shelving at the British Library (BL) that hold the India Office Records — millions of documents recording Britain's 350-year presence in the sub-continent.

The India Office did not only administer India, it also exercised colonial rule over an area stretching west as far as Aden. That's why the files cover Persia and Arabia. And the reason the stories are coming to light is that the Qatar Foundation has paid £8.7m for nearly half a million documents relating to the Gulf to be digitised.

Work started in 2012, and many of those documents have now gone online at the Qatar National Library's digital library portal."

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Female gamers who have had enough of politics

Intrepid imaginaut Intrepid imaginaut writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) writes "An online RPG convention called ConTessa for female gamers who just want to game is being set up by Stacy Dellorfano, who writes: "The idea for ConTessa came about in late 2012 when I started craving for a space for myself where I could just be a gamer without having to constantly talk about being a woman who games, or constantly being expected to comment on every piece of artwork or game or political gender discussion that came up. It became so bad that I rarely got asked to actually talk about the actual games and gaming and frequently got asked to talk about anything involving gender politics.

I thought it would be nice to build a convention where women could set aside the gender politics for a few days and just enjoy being gamers.""

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Annonymous targets Irish websites over SOPA

Intrepid imaginaut Intrepid imaginaut writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Intrepid imaginaut writes "It appears that anonymous has launched a widespread DDOS attack on numerous Irish government websites in the past few hours, taking down justice.ie and finance.gov.ie in an effort to attract attention to a piece of SOPA-like legislation that is being rushed through by Sean Sherlock. A Twitter account affiliated to the Swedish arm of Anonymous said the timing of the attack, when the websites would not be in heavy demand, was a “wake up – warning shot”."
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