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Request to Falsify Data Published In Chemistry Journal

MindlessAutomata Re:The obvious answer is... (163 comments)

Yeah, this whole thing is absolutely stupid. I don't even buy that it was a non-native English speaker; "go make up a..." is just another way of telling someone to go produce something.

about a year ago
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Bradley Manning Convicted of Espionage, Acquitted of 'Aiding the Enemy'

MindlessAutomata Re:ramifications (529 comments)

Yes. The proper way of airing the government's dirty laundry is through the official channel, i.e., the government.

You're so fucking obedient to a symbol and a flag that you think the rules of nebulous "authority" figures and structures and systems are more important than the supposed reasons those rules were put in place to begin with. You'd defend keeping government secrets that show how they make us unsafe even though the purpose of government is supposedly to grant us some safety.

about a year ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

MindlessAutomata Re:Is it me (607 comments)

I think they're noting it simply because the accusation is that Google lifts from Apple, and now it's looking more and more like the pendulum is swinging the other way.

about a year ago
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Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

MindlessAutomata Hah, hypocrisy. (775 comments)

Hmm... filming cops is just fine, it's legally fine because nobody has the expectation of privacy being out in public and the police are not above that!

Google Glass, however, is intrusive--people have the expectation of privacy being out in public!

about a year ago
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FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

MindlessAutomata Re: Sounds reasonable to me. (573 comments)

If you're hosting your own private game of counterstrike on your own computer, you are running a server.

about a year ago
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Psychiatrists Cast Doubt On Biomedical Model of Mental Illness

MindlessAutomata Re:Would most people be better off undiagnosed? (329 comments)

And medications are rarely, or at least are supposed to only be rarely, the only prescribed treatment, usually initially medication and behavioral therapy, medication being largely used to aid behavioral treatment at the start, unless I am mistaken.

about a year ago
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Psychiatrists Cast Doubt On Biomedical Model of Mental Illness

MindlessAutomata What? (329 comments)

Jesus, and how long ago were predominately PSYCHOLOGICAL models being attacked?

about a year ago
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Senator Feinstein: We Need Video Game Control

MindlessAutomata Re:I'm surprised... (424 comments)

They don't believe in either.

about a year and a half ago
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Capcom Remastering DuckTales Game

MindlessAutomata Re:Neat, but Why? (94 comments)

Yes, a lot of people do, I thought it was a very good game during my youth, and since most of the people that played the game back then didn't exactly have internet access or not at all like we do now, it appears that this consensus was arrived at entirely by the young gamers of that era. It's regarded as one of the best platformers of the console.

about a year ago
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Capcom Remastering DuckTales Game

MindlessAutomata Re:Sounds more like desperation to me (94 comments)

You didn't play this game back during the NES days, did you? This game was so good it's one of the few NES games I remember at all from my very early youth. A remake of a very old but very good game? This isn't nostalgia because of DuckTales per se, it's because this game was a shining gem of the console.

The reason they are remaking old games is because there's a niche in the market for people that want to play games that played like older games, because game design has shifted since then, not necessarily for better or worse but because of the general trend over time. Point-and-click adventure games are also making a slight comeback (see TellTales's success on that front along with various indie groups). Look at how many Halo-esque or military FPSes are released these days and tell me that this isn't something of a breath of fresh air.

about a year ago
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Did Steve Jobs Pick the Wrong Tablet Size?

MindlessAutomata Re:Different Sizes, Different Purposes (433 comments)

That's very true, the jokes were that it was multiple Touches taped together. And we see how wrong that was.

You're wrong on the size of the 7'' though. I have a SG3 and a Nexus 7 and using both feels very different. I would never read on a SG3, but it feels quite natural on the N7.

about a year and a half ago
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Did Steve Jobs Pick the Wrong Tablet Size?

MindlessAutomata Re:Does it matter? (433 comments)

Apple created the "tablet?" I'm sorry, but no. Apple's success was a mobile-centered OS and marketing when the relevant hardware was able to be produced at the right cost. Tablets were around beforehand.

about a year and a half ago
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Nature Vs. Nurture: Waging War Over the Soul of Science

MindlessAutomata Re:Eric Raymond (235 comments)

If what he said WAS objectively true, would your response be any different?

about a year and a half ago
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Nature Vs. Nurture: Waging War Over the Soul of Science

MindlessAutomata Re:Another misleading headline? Perish the thought (235 comments)

Kudos to you for getting it completely, right down to the point about ethics. Of course, most of the people you respect to fancy themselves some sort of intellectual elite that think that since they are good at some parts of (say, physics) that they can disregard something like psychology in favor of their own intuitions.

about a year and a half ago
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Halo Developer Bungie Reveals Destiny and Its Vision of MMO Gaming

MindlessAutomata Re:Ummm, its already out there... (147 comments)

Funcom has a long-standing reputation for horrible support period. They are a joke of a company and anything they churn out should be ignored. Age of Conan was downright criminal in every aspect, from bait-and-switch type tactics (past the newbie stage the game was garbage and undeveloped), releasing what really was almost alpha-quality (WoW's Betas had far less bugs than AoC on release) and false advertising (the main attractions of the game didn't work and did not for quite some time, if they ever did).

about a year and a half ago
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Halo Developer Bungie Reveals Destiny and Its Vision of MMO Gaming

MindlessAutomata Re:Once free of microsoft (147 comments)

WoW was fucked in many ways for a long time with some server issues. The thing was, there was nothing else really, and despite its problems it was still good. Warhammer online just wasn't compelling enough. Age of Conan was... *promptly bursts into a fit of laughter*

about a year and a half ago
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Russian EBookseller LitRes Gets Competing EBook Apps Booted From Google Play

MindlessAutomata Re:Sensational Submission Title is Sensational (145 comments)

Is something wrong with you? You may as well suggest that Google facilitates piracy through Chrome as Chrome allows people to set it where you can download pirated material just by visiting piracy websites.

If you want to act like the contrary "voice of reason" in hopes that the mods will upvote you, you should probably read the article and understand the situation before you let your greasy cheeto fingers type away at that disgusting keyboard of yours.

about a year and a half ago
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Missouri Republican Wants Violent Video Game Tax

MindlessAutomata Re:Misdirection (506 comments)

There's another way. Round up the crazy people and remove their hands. that'll keep guns out of their hands.

about a year and a half ago
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Missouri Republican Wants Violent Video Game Tax

MindlessAutomata Re:Question (506 comments)

Well shucks kid, if he ain't out there playin' football like a healthy boy his age ought to do, I reckon there be something not right in that there head o' his and he should be seeing one o' dem head-looking-atter fellas or whatcha call em

about a year and a half ago
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Missouri Republican Wants Violent Video Game Tax

MindlessAutomata Misdirection (506 comments)

Looks to me like a Republican, in the face of potential gun bans, is pointing at video games and saying "LOOK OVER HERE! HERE! LOOK OVER HERE INSTEAD."

Mind you I'm completely against any gun legislation myself.

about a year and a half ago

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