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Will Books Be Napsterized?

Mozk Re:Not for a while (350 comments)

Many style guides recommend using apostrophes in plurals of acronyms and initialisms. It makes them easier to read, as you can tell whether the s is part of the acronym.

more than 4 years ago

Software To Flatten a Photographed Book?

Mozk Re:sooo.... (172 comments)

I was going to post something similar. Just chop the binding off so you have a pile of flat pages that you can photograph. Then get the book rebound with coil/spiral binding.

more than 4 years ago

Shuttleworth Suggests 1-Way Valve For User Experience Testing

Mozk Re:But if it can't do 100% of what I need (757 comments)

If Linux does 80% of what I need, and Windows does 100%, then I might as well always be booted in to Windows.

Yeah, but Linux does that 80% stuff better.

more than 4 years ago

Why Developers Get Fired

Mozk Re:From My Simpleton Point of View (535 comments)

What the hell? The correct form is "get past", like the OP said. The grads aren't getting passed to him, nor is anything passing him.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of US Export Rules

Mozk Re:free speech (127 comments)

Mute and moot easily mistaken? They don't even sound the same unless you have an extreme case of yod-dropping. Confusing those two just sounds like stupidity to me.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Delaying Public Domain Submissions On Kindle

Mozk Why not? (100 comments)

Why not just have all the public domain books downloadable for free? Then it doesn't matter what the quality of the version you downloaded is. Just download another one. It doesn't make sense for anybody to be profiting from selling public domain books unless they're selling hard copy editions that take time and money to create, which doesn't apply here where it's just a 20 KB digital copy.

Or just make it clear to the buyer that the book is in the public domain and may be obtained for free elsewhere so they don't get ripped off thinking that the $10 they're spending is somehow going to the dead author's pocket.

more than 4 years ago

Most Detailed Photos of an Atom Yet

Mozk Re:really? (229 comments)

That was completely off-topic, even in response to the off-topic grandparent, but I have to agree with you. I don't much like huge boobs, even if they're real.

about 5 years ago

How To Make Science Popular Again?

Mozk Re:Popular, or useful? (899 comments)

But the majority of people just don't care about science. Not everybody wants to learn things, nor do they need to to have a happy life. We have this idea that people who don't understand science or math are somehow missing out on life and the world would be better if they were more enlightened, but in reality it just doesn't matter.

I'm actively seek knowledge and teach myself new things every day, but I'm not the norm. Sometimes I attempt to discuss with people topics that I find very interesting and am surprised that they just don't care. They just don't have that drive.

That said, there's a problem with people who don't understand science yet make decisions concerning it or spread false information.

about 5 years ago

Cryptographic Tools To Keep You Hidden On Facebook

Mozk Re:Excellent Example! (148 comments)


Friends And Colleagues Enlisting to Become Overlord's Orgasm Kittens?

about 5 years ago

Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook

Mozk Re:Actually... (380 comments)

Today, I had to Java.

This sounds familiar for some reason. Is there a meme behind this?

about 5 years ago

Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook

Mozk Re:Teenagers? (380 comments)

You're lucky. Our storm drains are long, horizontal curb inlets with no grating, so everybody dumps trash or litters in them. Evidently they believe that storm drains go to sewers and that sewers are where trash goes. Plus there's runoff from people's driveways/yards, like paint, fertilizer, oil, gasoline, etc.

about 5 years ago

The Case For Mandatory Touch-Typing In High School

Mozk Re:That's not really the issue here. (705 comments)

My school taught typing with "Quick Ask Zoey What Stops X-rays", etc., which is clearly the best way to do it. With Dvorak, that becomes "'A;,OQ", and what the hell is that supposed to mean?

about 5 years ago

Placebos Are Getting More Effective

Mozk Re:WTF (349 comments)

No, the pill is actually white. It just turns your vision blue so it looks that way.~

about 5 years ago

Chrome 4.0 Vs Opera 10 Vs Firefox 3.5

Mozk Re:speed (354 comments)

Indeed, these graphs are bullshit. You can't expect to get an accurate tally of load times among browsers when loading websites like YouTube, Lifehacker, and Gizmodo. You can visit YouTube one minute and it'll load lightning fast, but then two minutes later it'll load slow as fuck.

If they're gonna do tests like that, they need to run the websites locally. Otherwise, they're conflating network speeds (which vary at any given moment) and rendering speed.

about 5 years ago

Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle

Mozk Re:AK47? (746 comments)


I've never seen that eggcorn before.

about 5 years ago

ELF Knocks Down AM Towers To Save Earth, Intercoms

Mozk Re:Let's Pretend!!??? (616 comments)

Ironically, the frequencies in question share an acronym with the organization that tore down this tower (ELF = extremely low frequency).

I hate people that complain about modern usage of the word irony, but that's completely not ironic by any definition of the word—it's just coincidental.

about 5 years ago

How 136 People Became 7 Million Illegal File-Sharers

Mozk Re:Story meaning? (313 comments)

First statistics lesson I ever had, first thing the professor did was make an estimate based on 10 people about the whole population. He was correct, by the way. He went on to rant that anything that uses large amounts of people (by which he meant more than at most a few dozen) was not proper statistics. If you simply count everybody, it should be called "counting", you see, not statistics.

How is using 1.67^-7 percent of the population (10 out of 60 000 000) better than using 1.96^-5 percent (1176 out of 60 000 000)? Not to set up a strawman here, but are you saying that this estimation would be more accurate if they had used only 10 people?

It'd be absurd to make estimations about a population as large as this using 10 people. 1176 is still small enough to not be "counting", yet would provide much more accurate estimates.

about 5 years ago

How To Survive a Patent Challenge?

Mozk Re:hire a lawyer IS a practicle step. (221 comments)

Getting it notarized defeats the purpose of mailing it to yourself (which doesn't work). Just get it notarized; there's no need to seal it.

about 5 years ago



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