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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Not expecting nor will get any sympathy. (389 comments)

You reminded me of the survivor fallacy.

A Polish engineer/mathematician was hired by the US air force during WW2. His mission was to make US airplanes stay in the air longer. He was shown a bunch of planes which had returned safely from missions. Some of them had many bullet holes. His commander told him that he thought the best plan was to reinforce the bullet pierced areas with thicker plating.

The engineer objected and suggested instead: The bullet holes indicate that the pierced areas need no additional plating. After all, the planes with bullet holes here returned safely. Look instead into reinforcing areas without bulletholes, as if a plane was downed surely it must've been struck somewhere where these planes were not.

3 days ago

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Singapore (386 comments)

So in nazi germany, don't be a jew?

about two weeks ago

It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:The Religious Right will have your head on a pl (470 comments)

I bet a major reason why conservatives are into organized religion is because organized religion is by its nature authoritarian.

By contrast, pagan and new age stuff are pretty much anti-authoritarian and very individualist (but just as stupid as organized religion).

about three weeks ago

Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

Because fucking is so slutty.

Oh wait another goddamn prude.

about three weeks ago

An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Max RAM? (353 comments)

Video editing?

I see you have yet to enter the wonderful world of sample based orchestration.

I could easily max out 128 GB of ram. If I'm feeling excessive I could probably reach 256 GB, but then I'd have to do silly things like loading even articulations I don't use.

And I'm working with relatively low-end sample sets. I don't know the maximum size of, say, the VSL collection, but I bet about two terrabytes are necessary for perfectly fluid playback of the whole thing.

(currently i suffer with only 12 GB of ram and it really strains the capacity. I have to cycle out instruments from ram as I work on my tracks when I run out of ram)

about three weeks ago

Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Newton (129 comments)

The fundamental problem with the second amandment is that the only group I can actively imagine making use of it against the government is also the group I least want to see use it against the government.

about three weeks ago

Threatened Pandemics and Laboratory Escapes: Self-fulfilling Prophecies

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Captain Trips!! (94 comments)

That's the way in the book too. Damn I hated that guard.

about three weeks ago

UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Projections (987 comments)

That's basically my conclusion as well.

Particularily as someone non-american I see it as the result of very effective corporate propaganda.

about three weeks ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:The real problem (300 comments)

Creative mode is useless.

The only way to play is modded survival.

The main problem is the network model seems to suck as. 200 kB/s in some occasions.

about a month ago

Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Reminds me of a character on a particular website (517 comments)

On a Swedish now defunct website for political discussion there used to hang out a Crazy radical feminist woman who had a Universal Theory of science.

In her opinion, it was impossible to say what is science and what is not and as such nobody has the power to say that something is scientific and something else isn't. To her, everything is scientific and the people who disagree are proponents of "scientism".

This tied in with the radical feminist angle because she also argued that science as it currently exists has been overtaken by men and now serves only male and masculine purposes such as technology and weapons. She elaborates that male science is destructive because it picks things apart to understand how they work and it creates destructive inventions.

She says that female science, by contrast, does not pick anything apart. Instead it would look at things and examine them as a whole, and come to answers using hermeneutic analysis. (hint: it means you sit around and talk about it for a long time)

Her ultimate point is that she believes it is not right to call something non-scientific simply because it cannot be empirically tested.

She also got into weird and ultimately bizarre postmodernist arguments such as if someone believed a partcular treatment actually helped them, then the treatment was effective. She was strongly pro-homeopathy, crystal healing and whatever.

(she also drove everyone insane by writing in 50 word sentences)

about a month ago

Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Censorship requested by people (102 comments)

So if the people says we gotta kill dem jews then the government should refurnish some shower rooms and stock up on poison gas.

about 1 month ago

More On the Disposable Tech Worker

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:This is true. (323 comments)

I think he's mixing up american vs european liberalism.

In Sweden at least, neo-liberals are ultra pro market people. (as are traditional liberals)

about a month ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Ridiculous. (914 comments)

That's ridiculous. If we wanted to cause as much damage to the criminals as possible, why not simply reinstate torture?

That's basically what she seems to want.

(no we shouldn't do that)

about a month ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

Just pointing out to anyone taking the above poster seriously that he's quoting a nazi site. Friatider.se.

about a month ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

Swapped X and Y by mistake.

about a month ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

The given problem: Environment X sucks for population Y.

Your solution: Forbid population X from working in environment Y.

You also conflate thinking about sex and being sexist. Those are distinct.

about a month ago

Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Piracy prevention? (377 comments)

GP is wrong. Even in, say, Sweden, fiber isn't close to be standard. ADSL pretty much IS standard, though.

about a month ago

Silicon Valley's Youth Problem

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Life sciences unemployment (225 comments)

Yes because a "We just cured cancer"-discovery isn't going to be profitable AT ALL. Nope. Not at all.

about a month ago



Swedish Translator Busted for Cartoon Porn

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki (895364) writes "A famous Swedish translator of Japanese manga has been fined 25000 crowns (3400 us dollars or 2500 euro) for possession of 51 fictional drawings which were deemed to be child pornographic. Many libertarian and liberal blogs have criticized this case (and the law) along with the pirate party which is now considering the possibility of making a press statement on the issue (mainly relating to how the police confiscated the translator's harddrives without returning them). Three of Sweden's largest newspapers (Aftonbladet, Expressen and Dagens Nyheter) have also criticized the case which also gets mentioned on the homepage of the Swedish non-profit comic book awareness organization Seriefrämjandet. To complicate matters a new law kicks in on the first of july not only raising the minimum age of participation in pornography to 18, but also criminalizes the act of viewing such material even if the images are not in your actual possession."
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