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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Are only black people "diverse"? (483 comments)

Google is probably not an accurate representation of that employment market considering that it seems to me to be exactly the company that would make deliberate attempts to hire for diversity.

Anyway. While the amount of whites seems fairly accurately representative of america as a whole, the proportions of non-whites is interesting.

White (72%)
African American (12%)
Asian American (5%)

Asians are grossly overrepresented and african americans are very underrepresented.

yesterday
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:So much for the "Information Age" (454 comments)

Wait.

Are you seriously arguing that Boko Haram is representative of the ideology of Islam?

And at the same time you seem to imply that nazism was hijacked by radicals?

about two weeks ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Finally! (474 comments)

That seems fairly accurate.

If you look at it, christianity seems designed for a society where everyone feels like shit and is oppressed, while priests tell you that everything will be better once you're dead (as long as you made sure not to have fun in this life, then you go to hell)

It seems to be the kind of religion ideally suited for a super authoritarian society.

about two weeks ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

Scientific experts (marketers and psychologist) are already making decisions for you. You just not aware.

about a month ago
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Programming On a Piano Keyboard

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:I dub thee (57 comments)

That was a truly great game.

The gameplay itself was a bit lacking, but the atmosphere was amazing.

about a month ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:What about as a lifestyle choice? (625 comments)

For that to be true, it has to be the case that every prison rape incident is a result of sexual desire. You entirely ignore the possibility that prison rape is not only about sexuality itself, but about domination and power.

about a month and a half ago
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Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Minecraft (111 comments)

Minecraft really is a game, yes.

about 3 months ago
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An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:The problem with the Humanities (264 comments)

1: It seems fairly common among humanities students that, unless they also study some "hard science" subject on the side, they are fully aware of their own weakness in those subjects and do their utmost to avoid having to come close to them.

2: It seems fairly endemic among STEM students that they believe that all humanities stuff is useless garbage that matters to nobody and that everything can be solved by "logic".

3: Evil and destructive ideas? What?

about 3 months ago
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CISPA 3.0: the Senate's New Bill As Bad As Ever

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Eternal Vigilance (132 comments)

I'm intrigued. What's the main difference, in your opinion, between GOA and NRA?

about 3 months ago
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Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki But the price? (466 comments)

Stuff like this tends to be prohibitively expensive. That seems to be the greatest obstacle to acceptance.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Not expecting nor will get any sympathy. (390 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.

about 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago

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Swedish Translator Busted for Cartoon Porn

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki writes  |  about 4 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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