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Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

SQL Error Re:It doesn't change your DNA (56 comments)

Right. A more accurate headline would be .Scientists Discover That Exercise Doesn't Change Your DNA, Which We Already Knew.

3 days ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

SQL Error Re:Let me get this straight (158 comments)

Well, it goes many ways to Sunday, but long story short this has potential uses. Just imagine if an extra on Stupid Franchise That Needs To Die VII could get it yanked if "I didn't expect a certain character to make any appearances" could be a valid argument. (Though I joke, misrepresentation of contract is legally dishonest but should have been a tort with the production team, not a DMCA claim with hosts. She should have taken it one rung up the ladder, so to speak - Google is "too late" in that process.)

This exactly. Its not that the actress doesn't have rights here, it's that the court affirmed the wrong rights. If the filmmaker materially misrepresented the film or the role in writing, that should be a fairly straightforward lawsuit.

about a week ago
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

SQL Error Re:As an Australian resident (100 comments)

Yes. Of all the plans floated so far (by either of the major parties over the past decade or more) this is the least worst.

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

SQL Error Re:Maginificent wild-caught Illiberal (355 comments)

There's a huge divide between you're wrong and you're not allowed to hold that opinion.

And you're on the wrong side.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

SQL Error Re:Can't sell Ruby to clients. (291 comments)

True. But bad Node.js code is faster than bad Ruby code. Will probably have even more bugs in it, though, because of the limitations present in both Javascript and Node.js.

about a month ago
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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5

SQL Error Re:Ugh. (45 comments)

Aha! The real reason why <> has been deprecated in favour of !=

about 2 months ago
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Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking

SQL Error Re:Stop giving her attention (105 comments)

I think a technical debunking of her claims of being hacked is ideal Slashdot material.

We don't have enough information yet. to properly analyse those claims. What I've seen written so far has been sensationalised and technically incoherent. That's reason enough to dismiss it, but not reason enough to consider it proven false.

about 2 months ago
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16-Teraflops, £97m Cray To Replace IBM At UK Meteorological Office

SQL Error Re:How many Kilowatts? (125 comments)

Enough electricity to run 37 bowling alleys.

about 2 months ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

SQL Error Re:Wake up America ... (95 comments)

My solution is to not make up nonsensical claims in the first place.

It's not much of a solution, but it's mine.

about 2 months ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

SQL Error Re:Wake up America ... (95 comments)

No. More people are employed now than ever before, but most definitely not in the same jobs.

about 2 months ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

SQL Error Re:Wake up America ... (95 comments)

Automation is fundamentally incompatible with capitalism, or at least a version of capitalism where people are expected to "earn" their income by working.

Automation is fundamentally incompatible with some magic fairy version of capitalism where no jobs are eliminated but everyone has a better standard of living. But for those of us living in the real world, there's no incompatibility. Automation improves efficiency and so reduces cost. Yes, it shifts jobs, and yes, that causes social problems, and no, I don't have a solution for that, and nor does anyone else. But writing nonsense about it doesn't change what is real.

about a month ago
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$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

SQL Error Re:What's the market for this? (65 comments)

It's a good question. I really want a take-anywhere tablet in the 7-8" range, with 2GB RAM, at least 32GB onboard storage, micro SD support, LTE, a 1920x1200 or better display, and a stylus.

This actually has all that, but it sacrifices weight and battery life to provide terrific graphics performance - which I don't really care about at all. (I play games on Android, but mostly Kairosoft games and Final Fantasy, which are not particularly taxing.)

But it's by no means a bad device, and if Nvidia can refine it through another couple of iterations, and get it to a point where the extra graphics performance doesn't cost much in terms of weight/battery life/dollars, then they might really have something.

about 5 months ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

SQL Error Re:Great... (582 comments)

You are not really looking at the entire picture.

It starts with some people trying to convince Ukraine to distance itself from Russia and become more European friendly. When the elected president decides to stick with Russia, all the sudden he is a crook and needs removed from office.

Except for the minor fact that he was a crook the entire time. If you want to talk about the entire picture.

about 5 months ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

SQL Error Re:What about my right to search? (186 comments)

What about my right to search?

There is no such right, except in your imagination.

Freedom of association.

And quite frankly speaking, for the cases this law is intended for (let's not focus only on the abuses, as most idiot journalists do because it makes for better headlines), the right of an individual to not have their life ruined by, say, completely made-up allegations of child abuse and rape quite clearly trumps your right of finding false and misleading information.

That would be libel, and is adequately covered by existing laws. Excessively covered in the UK.

about 5 months ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

SQL Error Re:Not a Slippery Slope (186 comments)

It doesn't matter if the information is a matter of public record.

Yeah, it kind of does. Striking something from the public record is state-sponsored censorship, and that not only leads to evil, it's an evil in and of itself.

about 5 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

SQL Error Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

There is no crime in war. War has no law.

Tell that to Peter von Hagenbach, was was convicted and executed for war crimes in 1474 . He even offered the "only following orders" excuse.

Regardless, if you want to morally judge the actions of both sides here, Israel comes out looking far, far worse.

I'm not morally judging actions, I'm legally judging actions. Hamas is deliberately and systematically committing war crimes as defined by international law.

about 5 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

SQL Error Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

More than 500 Palestinians dead and climbing and you say Israel is trying to minimise casualties? Do you seriously expect people to believe that?

Absolutely, yes. If Israel were actually out to cause casualties, rather than to prevent them, the death toll would be enormous. If they were merely careless of civilian casualties, the death toll would not only be higher, it would be statistically correlated with the demographics of the Palestinian people, with deaths of women, children, and the elderly roughly in proportion to the size of those groups in the general population.

Instead, the Palestinian death statistics are massively skewed towards males aged 18-38. That can't happen if you're killing civilians either deliberately or carelessly. But it's exactly what you'd see if you were carefully targeting enemy combatants.

about 5 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

SQL Error Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

Israel has never shown themselves to be ready for peaceful coexistence

That is quite simply untrue. Israel has shown that consistently for decades.

Peaceful co-existence doesn't mean there won't be disagreements. Even closely allied nations disagree with one another all the time. It means there won't be war.

I(and neither has Hamas).

That, at least, is true. Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel; it's stated explicitly in their charter.

about 5 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

SQL Error Re: Here we go... (454 comments)

Of course, if you put an entire people inside an area more akin to the ghetto of Warsaw then a real country. An area with an insanely high population density an almost no way in our out for armed forces of their own the what did you expect really?

I expect Israel would gladly hand the Gaza Strip back to Egypt at this point. It doesn't seem that Egypt wants it back.

about 5 months ago

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