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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Karmashock Re:Do assholes begin comments in the subject? (227 comments)

Guess China is just wasting money by not using solar power to power their whole energy grid... or you're full of crap.

You know... which ever is more credible... twit.

2 days ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Karmashock Re:Don't over generalize (715 comments)

I disagree. Both men and women probably get their feelings hurt in equal measure. Men are simply TAUGHT to deal with it. Where as women are taught to complain.

So when a man gets abuse, he eats it or responds in kind.

When a women gets abuse, she screams.

This is a vestige of the old sexual status quo where men protected the vulnerable women. We provided for them. We guarded them. We spoke for them.

They were not quite adults. And not being quite adults when challenged by an adult, their responsible guardian was to step in and deal with it.

Women have rejected this relationship. That however has a price. If women are adults then they should act like adults.

Not like men... like adults. Deal with your own problems if you can. If you can't and a male peer could/did then that begs the question of why he is able to do something you are not?

If women are not inferior, then they can protect themselves as easily as men on the internet. The only advantage men have over women is their physical strength which is irrelevant on the internet.

There is no reason for men to be required to come to the defense of a women on the internet. It is all just words.

3 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

Karmashock space gets defunded all the time... (348 comments)

I don't find such statements credible unless they put the money where their mouth is on the issue. If they blew what they've blown on the war on drugs on the space program we'd have a colony on mars. Think about that.

3 days ago
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How an FBI Informant Led the Hack of British Tabloid "The Sun"

Karmashock Everything old is new again... (38 comments)

When in US history was the FBI turned against a native political faction to the political gain of the sitting establishment?

Exactly. We've seen this movie before.

And we know how it ends. Whatever you think of the targets of these things... it won't destroy those movements... it is just pissing them off.

4 days ago
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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Karmashock Re: The problem with data driven science.. (55 comments)

Right... because when Galieo insulted people that said the sun was the center of the solar system, it meant he was wrong.

Logical fallacies for the win, fucktard?

I'm insulting you because you deserve to be treated with contempt and after trolling me for all these posts with your idiocy there isn't any courtesy left.

As to my requirements for meaning, I know yours didn't include implicit qualities that are required for their proper function. That was me... because I'm not a moron.

Seriously... Fuck off.

4 days ago
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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Karmashock Re: The problem with data driven science.. (55 comments)

You fail at reading comprehension. No where in that definition does it imply the data was analyzed in any manner.

You were always wrong and I think you know it. The sad thing is that you think I don't know it... or that confusing the issue will make you less wrong. At best you might confuse me... but you'd still be wrong.

You didn't even accomplish that though.

Kindly put your thumb at a 90 degree angle, lift off your seat about eight inches, pull down your pants, place your hand thumb up on the seat perpendicular to the chair, and gently sit down.

Twit.

4 days ago
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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Karmashock Re: The problem with data driven science.. (55 comments)

Wrong.

Full quote:
""

We can play words games if you like... I'm quite good at them. But I frankly find the prospect to be boring. So I'll just win.

Data (/ÃdeÃtÃ(TM)/ DAY-tÃ(TM), /ÃdÃf¦tÃ(TM)/ DA-tÃ(TM), or /ÃdÃ'ÃtÃ(TM)/ DAH-tÃ(TM))[1] is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables; restated, pieces of data are individual pieces of information. Data in computing (or data processing) is represented in a structure that is often tabular (represented by rows and columns), a tree (a set of nodes with parent-children relationship), or a graph (a set of connected nodes). Data is typically the result of measurements and can be visualized using graphs or images.

Data is simply information. Data does not imply analysis or even meaning. If I collected all the numbers from a random number generator... that file would be "data" just as much as anything else.

You have a different definition for data? Great... then we're having a semantic debate which is possibly the most boring dispute possible. By your definition of data I will probably agree with you. If you accepted my definition then you'd probably agree with me. Who cares.

Next issue.
""

I won there. The argument literally ended there. Everything since has been my vain attempt to explain something very simple to someone very stubborn and very wrong.

Good day.

4 days ago
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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Karmashock Re: The problem with data driven science.. (55 comments)

Actually I didn't.

This is what I said when you started with this foolishness:
""I'm not getting in a word game with you.

When I say meaningful, I refer to whether that data automatically tells you something of significance.

If you want to use the word "useful"... we can see if your use of it is the same as mine. But I've a very low tolerance for semantics games.
""

I am not going to debate you on the definition of basic english words that you seem determined to turn into an argument about nothing.

I will simply skip that and move on.

We're done. This bores me.

4 days ago
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Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)

Karmashock Re:200 dollars is too expensive (91 comments)

Well, sure... but why do we need all that crap?

1. Why does it need a screen when it has a web interface? Totally pointless.

2. Why do you need to be able to upload things to it directly without a network interface? Also totally pointless.

3. Why does it need a wifi adapter? This thing is going to live on someone's desk. This notion of bringing it around your purse... why? The unit will work most effectively plugged into a router sitting on a shelf somewhere.

So subtracting those three features which are utterly superfluous... 200 dollars? Nope.

I have three raspberry pis. They're great. One of them is a personal web/file server for my home. One of them is a home media center. The last one is a pure toy that I use in projects.

The Pi is cool. I can do anything with it. If I change my mind about something I can repurpose it for something else. I can't do that with this egg thing. It is what it is what it is.

And that is fine if people know what they want and don't mind the 100 percent mark up and features that even they won't give a crap about. Go with it.

But for me... for the sorts of people that read slashdot?... uh no.

4 days ago
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Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)

Karmashock 200 dollars is too expensive (91 comments)

I can buy a raspberry pi with all the addons for less then 100 USD, load a webserver on it, and have more functionality then what this thing offers.

Yeah it has a screen and yeah its probably easier to set up. But that is what I'm buying then. A screen and an easier set up... for twice the price.

As to sticking it in your pocket... The whole web domain thing is great but subdomains are nothing new. I can get a free subdomain from any of several services. I do it all the time. Any system I work with on a regular basis that is on a dynamic IP gets a subdomain synced to it so that I can always login to that system. All they're doing is setting up a subdomain on a server they own and selling this unit... which is nice but isn't really competitive with a raspberry pi.

Am I missing anything? The thing is neat... its just redundant.

4 days ago
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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Karmashock Re: The problem with data driven science.. (55 comments)

I told you I wasn't going to have a semantics argument with you. You want to define the world "is" mean "pineapple" that is your business.

good day, sir.

4 days ago
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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Karmashock Re: The problem with data driven science.. (55 comments)

data absent analysis isn't meaningful. And just because you analyzed data doesn't mean the analysis is meaningful.

Data only obtains meaning by establishing cause and effect via the data. Absent that you have white noise.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Karmashock Re:Do assholes begin comments in the subject? (227 comments)

Does it? Do any of those factories self generate? Or are you just saying that all solar factories are automatically using solar if there is solar power on their grid?

If that is all it takes, then the standard is so low that any nation can meet this at any point.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Karmashock Re:Do assholes begin comments in the subject? (227 comments)

No. Our military bases are being threatened by this apparently. Which means our civilians are in far more danger. We should evacuate these cities immediately...

Or this another dumb exaggeration.

It is a dumb exaggeration. You know it. I know it. Few people at this point can't spot it at this point.

Move on.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Karmashock Re:Do assholes begin comments in the subject? (227 comments)

You tell me solar is cheaper and then solar panel factories never use it.

I point out that... that none of them use their own panels to power their facilities which is something every other power generator factory does... the obvious is right in front of you. Wake up.

5 days ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

Karmashock Features matter. (240 comments)

If being perfect means not having critical core features then you're confused about what is and is not perfect. Compatibility is important. In many applications it is vital. Period - end of story. Does maintaining compatibility make the project more complicated? Yep. Coding is hard.

Next issue.

5 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Karmashock Re:What an absurd argument (607 comments)

Brother, IF solar is cheaper then coal, it is a given that the manufacturer of any good is going to have cheaper access to said good then anyone else, solar panel manufacturers make solar panels, THEN it is a money saving opportunity for solar panel producers to power their facilities with solar power.

To do so with any other power source would be to waste money on a more expensive and less efficient energy source.

They don't do it though. Ever. There is to my knowledge not a single solar panel factory on the planet that powers itself with its own panels. Not one.

How many dairy farms drink their own milk? All of them.

How many accounting firms do their own accounting? All of them.

How many hospitals treat their own doctors and nurses? All of them.

How many oil refineries are powered largely by their own oil? All of them.

Etc.

You have no explained why solar panel manufacturers do not power their own factories with their own solar panels.

The only thing that makes any sense is that grid coal and nuclear power are cheaper. And of course coal and nuclear power are cheaper.

Everyone that isn't a complete fucking retard knows that coal and nuclear are cheaper. It is completely obvious to anyone with even a tiny grasp of the technologies involved.

Why use solar then? Because it is greener, because it is a compact long term power source so long as you don't find the bulk and expense to be problematic, because it can give isolated people's access to power which is more affordable when separated from the global energy supply lines... and because the subsidies for green energy are fucking massive on a watt for watt basis.

Those are the reasons to use it.

Being more economical doesn't even begin to make sense in almost any but the most extreme situations.

And IF you were even A LITTLE bit right... the FIRST industries to power themselves with solar panels would be solar panel factories. Because again, no one has cheaper access to solar panels then them. Which means not only is solar not competitive with coal for you and I... no, it is also not competitive if you get a huge discount because you make the damn things and you don't have to pay the manufacturer's profit margin... being that you are the manufacturer.

The above is absurdly obvious and only a deliberate unwillingness to see the obviousness of it can explain any half way intelligent person from not realizing this immediately.

Since you're obviously not getting it... the cognitive dissonance has to be hilariously thick. I wish you well and I am sure you an intelligent good person that is on other issues not completely wedged up your own ass.

All the best and good day.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Karmashock Re:Do assholes begin comments in the subject? (227 comments)

Either evacuate new york city and san francisco or I have to assume this whole issue is a troll issue that no one actually takes seriously... especially the people that will not ever shut up about it.

5 days ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Karmashock Mnemonics (545 comments)

The horse battery staple idea is not unreasonable it just isn't complete.

What you want to do is get a memorable text string and then turn it into gibberish using some sort of system.

Take this:

4MhalLwFwwaS4

Looks like gibberish but it is extremely easy to remember with mnemonics.

First:

Mary had a little lamb who's fleece was white as snow.

That is the text string you have to remember.

Then you have rules that turn it from that into gibberish.

So as a test, I had these rules:

1. Take the first letter of every word.
2. Capitalize nouns.
3. cite the number of letters in the first word at the start of string and the number of letters in the last word at the end.

Easy to remember. All you have to do is remember "mary had a little lamb".

about a week ago

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