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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Minwee Re:Takes Two To Network (72 comments)

Good designs can prevent rouge servers

That doesn't take good design, just good colour choices.

7 hours ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Minwee Re:FTA (326 comments)

Currently, there are 80,668 lines of code.

Which is interesting, since the OS has nine billion names.

8 hours ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Minwee Re:Be Gentle With Him (326 comments)

Not that I disagree with you, but it is horribly ironic that we should find compassion here when organized religion has been at the root of man killing each other for thousands of years now.

And I find it equally ironic that you have used italics when the luminescence of anglerfish is caused by symbiotic bacteria which dwell around the esca.

8 hours ago
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Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

Minwee Re:from TFA he seems to regret a lot more. (111 comments)

the MPAA has extremely powerful political connections and can rewrite rules as it sees fit. It can escalate your extradition, exacerbate your arrest, and fleece your civil liberties all under the guise of the free market and "intellectual property" law.

And if not only his in-house legal council but also three outside firms working for him were completely unaware of this, then perhaps they stick to watching re-runs of Matlock and leave the practise of law to the big kids.

9 hours ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

Minwee Good work there, boys. (159 comments)

His comments to the House of Commons came after the parliamentary intelligence and security committee concluded that the brutal murder of Rigby could have been prevented if an internet company had passed on an online exchange in which one of the killers expressed "in the most graphic terms" his intention to carry out an Islamist jihadi attack.

It's a good thing that there has never, ever in the history of communication been an incident where anyone expressed in graphic terms their intention to carry out something that they weren't actually going to do.

12 hours ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Minwee Re:people drop their phones :( (198 comments)

About time Apple did what? Made their phones deliberately out of the best material available at the time and now out of a subsequently even better material made by a third party supplier that they don't control?

Made phones which don't have glass faces that run all the way to the edges.

2 days ago
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DreamWorks Reveals Glimpse of "Super Cinema" Format For VR Films

Minwee Re:Cinema is Dying (39 comments)

Unfortunately, you won't find many ushers who are paid enough to give a damn.

That's why theatre owners are so excited about the new ED-209 Robotic Usher project.

2 days ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Minwee Re:But Car2Go has (453 comments)

It will also still be there after you finish shopping.

2 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Minwee Re:"Two" times, not ten times (198 comments)

"In materials science and metallurgy, toughness is the ability of a material to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing."

That includes bending.

2 days ago
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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

Minwee Re:so what? (134 comments)

Sham poo for my real friends, Real poo for my sham friends.

3 days ago
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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

Minwee Re:Random sample from one paper (134 comments)

Your spell-checker ruined the fun or did you not notice that they have an editorial borad?

I would be much more supportive of an Editorial Borat.

3 days ago
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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

Minwee Re:They must have some really low standards (134 comments)

Possible "failure modes":

1. Blind review: The reviewers are blind, so as long as the paper passes the "sniff test" ...
2. International editorial review board: Their first, second, whatever languages aren't english ...

Obviously a scam, though I want to know - did he mange to get off their mailing list?

You missed one.

3. The reviewers would appreciate it if the journal would stop mailing them papers without asking first.

3 days ago
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Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

Minwee Re:Also in iBooks (102 comments)

But there can still be in-book purchases.

Pay $1.99 at the end of chapter 10 or the author kills off your favourite character.

5 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Minwee Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (519 comments)

it just weights 4 times as much, and it's extremely dangerous.

That sounds more like an RTG based on Americans.

5 days ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

Minwee Re:By the same logic (327 comments)

But the shooting was really about ethics in games journalism.

about a week ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

Minwee Re:I think (327 comments)

"Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"

Oops. Looks like the human ordering it didn't make that decision either.

about a week ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

Minwee Re:there is an end to the halting problem (327 comments)

The behaviour of that instruction is undefined, so when a processor encounters HCF it is legal for it to make demons fly out of your nose.

about a week ago
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Robots Put To Work On E-Waste

Minwee Re:Better mouse trap (39 comments)

Because most of them will have grown up and found other jobs by then.

about a week ago
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Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education

Minwee Re:Too many links (134 comments)

Only if one of those links goes to TV Tropes.

about two weeks ago

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