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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Kythe Re: Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Exactly. The only way anyone could think "Windows doesn't have holes like this" is if one literally pays no attention at all.

Or if one is here to spread misinformation as an AC.

about a month ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Kythe Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Exactly. My goodness, Windows is legendary not only for having severe holes, but for Microsoft taking a long time to fix them.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Incidently, you might want to take this one seriously -- in addition to poll after poll indicating women feel men should pay not only for the first date, but repeating down the line, more people felt rape was OK if the man pays for everything.

Obviously, that's screwed up, but clearly if one believes in equality, there's a couple of reasons to address all the forms it comes in--not just the forms that disadvantage you.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

I disagree with this. Whether it's right or not, or whether feminists wish to make use of them, there are social advantages women enjoy that men do not. The expectation that men should pay (at least for the first date) is widespread among women, according to polls. Eventual equality between the genders (and an honest assessment, I think would find that western culture affords a remarkably egalitarian approach already, though of course a few things remain to be addressed) will of necessity mean such conventions will need to be abandoned.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Actually, this isn't true. Several years back, men's rights groups and feminist groups actually joined forces in an attempt to make Selective Service gender-neutral. They failed.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

These are all good points, but they do raise the question as to what advances in pay should be based upon, if not performance and time in job.

The problem, as I see it, is women who do NOT leave for childrearing or other pursuits still being paid less on the basis that males are the breadwinners in their families.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

This is a thoughtful comment. One possible reason: the same beliefs that potentially lead to less pay for many women (e.g. an assumption women will bail for kids at some point, or that they're less competent in general, or that men really should be in the jobs because they're the family breadwinners) might also lead to preferential hiring of males.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

While this response is cute, and I'm very much in favor of rectifying the very real discrepancies in pay for men vs. women, the denial that women enjoy any social advantages--usually though attacks on the men who point it out--helps no one.

I highly suspect many women would trade those advantages to resolve equal pay and other difficulties, but that doesn't mean they don't exist, or that many women don't make use of them.

about a month ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Kythe Re:No surprise (224 comments)

I believe you are right when it comes to having an ability to override baser instincts with long-term concerns. However, I do believe humans consistently underestimate how much evolved behaviors play a part in our lives. The most salient example, of course, is the "tabula rasa" belief system that one encounters from time to time (in my experience, particularly among activists who see hypotheses of behaviors having a genetic origin as threatening to attempts to modify those behaviors).

Some researchers have, in fact, argued that altruism, empathy, etc. - behaviors that inherently involve longer-term goals from a selfish point-of-view - are also evolved traits. Which traits are expressed most strongly in a given person is probably itself a combination of nature and nurture...

about a month and a half ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Kythe Re:Beyond what humans can do (708 comments)

The great thing about science and scientific predictions: in the end, whether it's right or wrong doesn't depend upon your political biases.

about 2 months ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Kythe Re:Beyond what humans can do (708 comments)

You will be remembered for your contributions on this issue, I'm sure. What I'm not sure about is whether you'll like how you're remembered.

about 2 months ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Kythe Re:Sigh (748 comments)

Yep. it's exhausting keeping up with these young whippersnappers.

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Kythe Re:As long as... (376 comments)

I think you need to re-read the post above yours.

about 2 months ago
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Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

Kythe Re:BLINDED BY SCIENCE !! (315 comments)

And you're probably right. On the other hand, history is littered with the dust of skeptics whose names have been forgotten, while the names of many of those they attacked are remembered. Which is as it should be: while skeptics are often right, knee-jerk skepticism is also a particularly risk-free approach to things, isn't it? These researchers will have a chance to prove their results further, and others will attempt to replicate. We'll see what happens.

about 3 months ago
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Harvesting Wi-Fi Backscatter To Power Internet of Things Sensors

Kythe Re:stealing power ? (138 comments)

Exactly. It's like saying a telescope sucks power out of whatever it looks at. Electromagnetic radiation doesn't work that way.

about 3 months ago
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Harvesting Wi-Fi Backscatter To Power Internet of Things Sensors

Kythe Re: What a world we live in (138 comments)

I don't think so. This isn't like siphoning energy from the E-field around a power line (which actually does result in loss of power): electromagnetic signals are radiated away and go to heating the environment if they're not received.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Kythe Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

While true, many satellite earth stations require dishes that track satellites in order to provide an uplink (depends upon the band and the satellite system used). Within reason, a system can maintain a lock under a variety of circumstances. A hit from a missile and the resultant, immediate aircraft disintegration probably presents a situation that would make such a lock exceedingly difficult to maintain.

about 3 months ago

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