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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

MatthiasF Re:Reporting bias? (382 comments)

Um, 30% and 20% means Women are 50% more likely.

That is pretty drastic.

The article mentions "71% of women and 41% of men respondents", which is a 75% difference.

If your study was indeed accurate and the numbers from this article plays out too, than academic environments have a significant issue with sexual harassment. Either it literally is an issue, or the young men and women in academia are poorly educated on what is sexual harassment (and are over reporting it).

8 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

MatthiasF Re:What this proves is: (613 comments)

1. Wrong. AGW is a culture created by those who believe human beings are evil and the world was better off before they arrived. Every effort over the last 120 years has been made to push this religion on the world and government policies, climate sciences use of proxies, averages and dishonest or manipulated data sets is just the modern way for them to convince people to join the religion.
2. Thinking that one data set, controlled by one set of people, altered by like-minded people and literally limited in access to those same people is not fact. That is a controlled narrative, aka fiction being sold as fact. Their work has not been reproduced in any other data set, they even tried to do it an failed in the 90s but refuse to admit it publically or re-try.
3. True, no one model has predicted anything to a reliably significant degree of accuracy.

As far as your assertions:
1. Stop being a condescending ass.
2. Most of the energy coming from the sun is not in the visible light range. Why are you focusing on the visible range?
3. No, not true in all cases. Some collisions can amplify to blue light.
4. Most gasses absorb light, why specifically target Infrared when there is a huge spectrum?
5. Unless you have accurately measured all sources, then this has not been tested. It has been ESTIMATED, but not measured to an accuracy that can be regarded as fact (except by those who want it to be fact regardless).

You're last question, prove it is being trapped. The rolling averages over the last thirty years prove otherwise. CO2 and greenhouse gases have increased significantly but temperatures have declined or stalled in most regions. In fact, since 1998, when the 10 year average from 1987, which had a drastic reduction of temperature sensors across the globe and full swap over to satellite systems that were hit by a massive solar storm that same year, ended and showed no increase since should garner a pause in thinking the data has not been as accurate as suggested.

4 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

MatthiasF The Microsoft Tax can buy you... (249 comments)

A entire brand new PC capable of running Linux, LibreOffice, web browser, and typical programs that the average office worker or bureaucrat needs.

Hell, you might even be able to buy a smart-TV for $300 that can run the same items.

Microsoft either better cut their prices or give out free XP upgrades, unless they want to be upgraded out of business.

about a week ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

MatthiasF Re:Science is a religion, so this makes no sense (221 comments)

I present a rational argument and instead of addressing the fact by definition Science is a religion, you go off into a strawman argument trying to ostracize me long after my comment had been censored by others sharing your views.

The irony being that you literally did what you say religious people do and yet you seem so certain it is not a religion.

about three weeks ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

MatthiasF Re:5.1? (94 comments)

Microsoft is not a part of WHATWG. They have cooperated with it's members, but are not adhering to the standard. And for good reason it seems, since they avoided the CANVAS specs worried that items in it were not royalty-free and sure enough Apple patented it and numerous other issues.

WHATWG is just as incompetent as W3C. The only way to reach a reasonable standard is for dialog and not bullying. Google has done nothing but bully over the last five years, making WHATWG more dangerous than helpful. Chrome itself has numerous behaviors that are counter-productive specifically to differentiate itself and cause a divide instead of a method of progress.

I firmly believe that those who are deciding these standards should be working as independant contractors, following an ethos and not being paid directly by any one player. Otherwise, there seems to be a lot of bias going on because so many rely on Google (from advertisements or direct payments), and we should not be trusting Google if we want an Internet without massive invasions of privacy.

about three weeks ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

MatthiasF Science is a religion, so this makes no sense (221 comments)

The fact people are convinced that Science is not a religion is really distressing. I know many people immediately think of religions as being relying heavily on the supernatural, but there are and have been plenty of religions that had no gods or mysticism. A religion itself is simply a set of shared beliefs, rituals and philosophies, just like culture is a shared set of preferences, symbols and styles.

Science itself is just that, a shared set of beliefs as detailed by theories, the Scientific method itself a dogma and there are numerous common philosophies mingled together all rooted in materialism.

The latter, materialism, is why most people do not believe Science is a religion, because most religions over the years always had elements that at face value seemed supernatural and thus non-material. This misinterpretation is mostly because materialists recognize integrated symbols (from the cultures of the people in the religions) or allegories as literal when that is not the case.

And this is also why there is so much of a rift in politics concerning Science, because many people that support it do not realize that the knowledge it presents is not absolute and thus just as fallible as some of the seemingly ludicrous alternatives. Numerous theories are also heavily laced with other religious beliefs and many people do not even see the relationship.

Don't get me wrong, there are numerous aspects to Science that have been a huge help to innovation and progress, such as the requirements of reproducibility, but anyone that thinks that the Scientific method is they ONLY way to discover things needs to spend some time diving into the history of humanity's technological progress.

about three weeks ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

MatthiasF Re:All of these are supported by Red Hat (232 comments)

Red Hat also has many spin-offs that offer services under their own brand but are partially owned by Red Hat.

Ansible for instance, a competitor to Chef and Puppet mentioned in the summary.

http://jboss.ulitzer.com/node/...

They also have a lot of commitments to shared libraries, such as Gnome.

http://blogs.gnome.org/bolsh/2...

So, I do not understand what the summary is getting at exactly.

about three weeks ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

MatthiasF Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

From the Jezebel article you link:

"Another editor slapped a guy when "he told me he thought he had breast cancer." (Okay, that one made us laugh really hard.)"

Men can get breast cancer.

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/b...

So, it seems like the editors on that site are violent and ignorant, and I should hate you for making me read it.

about a month ago
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Massive Russian Hack Has Researchers Scratching Their Heads

MatthiasF Re:Objection! (102 comments)

So, you're saying Chrome is malware?

about a month ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

MatthiasF Re: Why is (201 comments)

Depends on the circumstances, doesn't it?

In these cases, the issue is a want (consume content) and not a need (consume food/water/air). So, you are ripping someone else off because you want what they have but do not need it.

And in those circumstances, you are the one being unethical. Only when you have a need that someone acts unfairly to address it, does ethics start to play a role.

Otherwise, you're just being inaccurate and melodramatic.

about a month ago
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Massive Russian Hack Has Researchers Scratching Their Heads

MatthiasF Re:Objection! (102 comments)

Since Chrome can be installed w/o admin rights on most boxes, this has been problematic.

Why is the installation of Chrome without admin rights a problem?

Not meaning to contradict, just interested in the reasoning.

about a month and a half ago
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Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

MatthiasF Re:So, what does the in-memory database option do? (97 comments)

In-memory tables allow the indexes of database tables to reside in memory to speed up transactional updates. These in-memory indexes are typically hashed for unique versioning so queries can spread throughout all of the processors in a computer, which presents the problem of the table de-syncing as each processor/core makes a change.

So, this Xeon model has special instruction set that helps keep the in-memory index synced across all cores in the server. Here is an Intel brief describing the technology and it's use:

https://software.intel.com/sit...

about 2 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

MatthiasF Re:Or upgrade to llvm ... (739 comments)

LLVM was started at the University of Illinois and is still copyrighted by them. Apple only hired one of the creators, so I do not see why you are giving them complete credit for developing it.

about 2 months ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

MatthiasF Re:What's the point? (129 comments)

This is an important point. Today, most screens are designed for only 2d in mind, meaning the light is being sent out omni-directional.

If pixel density increases past what can be seen by the human eye, they could develop 3d displays using polarized films that could allow for directional displays. This means they would be similar to today's planar holographs, where as you move your head you would see a different version of the image.

This would be a huge advancement in display technology and such science fiction concepts as holodecks could be possible for numerous people to walk around a boxed display and see accurate 3D.

about 2 months ago
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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

MatthiasF Re:Not a rule (199 comments)

FAA has no authority below the mandated altitudes for air travel. Property owners have air rights above their property up to the FAA's mandated altitudes or as locally mandated by code.

So, the FAA should kindly go fuck itself. It does not tell us what we can do in the immediate vicinity around our homes or property.

If I want to hire a drone to do a fly through of my home, or my realtor offers to do it themselves, I will do it and the feds can shove their rules as far up their ass as they please.

about 2 months ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

MatthiasF And how much of the equipment... (78 comments)

How much of the equipment was actually faulty?

If the news tells them there's a major solar storm that can destroy electronics, how much of these insurance claims are simply people seeking a free upgrade for a old, working piece of equipment?

You will notice that on the worst days, there were not significantly more claims; just that on significant solar days they were more claims probably because those days got into world news.

Or insurance companies themselves only allow such claims during certain periods around such reported days.

about 2 months ago

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I don't want to live in a world...

MatthiasF MatthiasF writes  |  about 7 months ago

MatthiasF (1853064) writes "Where I need to worry that any moment of my life can appear on online without my permission.

Where I need to worry someone has turned on and off their recording at opportune times of that moment that appeared on online to make me look bad without giving full context of the situation.

Where I need to pay money to remove said videos from the Internet.

Where I cannot walk down the street, eat at a restaurant, workout at a gym, or celebrate at a bar without worrying someone is recording to be uploaded and judged harshly by tens of thousands if not millions of people.

I doubt anyone else wants to live in that world either, but every time someone resigns themselves to allowing it that world arrives that much sooner."

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