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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Shadow of Eternity Re:Model M Keyboard FTW (662 comments)

Mate my model M has a 5 pin DIN connector. Din->Ps/2->USB.

yesterday
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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

Shadow of Eternity Re:The power of EULAs only goes so far (214 comments)

it's not anti-legal-system, it's anti-99%. They LOVE the MAFIAA being able to sue everyone purely for the sake of making money doing so, they just don't want their precious megacorporations to ever be vulnerable in return.

2 days ago
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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

Shadow of Eternity Re:Problem with releasing an underpowered console (117 comments)

PC's have been capable of 2048x1536 at 100hz since xbox 360 came out. Expecting consoles to be "just" a decade behind PC's seems reasonable.

about a week ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

Shadow of Eternity Re:Is Ebola a "rapid burnout" disease? (112 comments)

Do I LOOK like an expert in bat psychology to you? All things being equal the simplest explanation is most likely to be correct. Either there was a pocket of the disease in the other location already or it was somehow carried there. Maybe it was an animal, maybe a person in the incubation period, we don't know and probably never will.

about a week ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

Shadow of Eternity Re:Is Ebola a "rapid burnout" disease? (112 comments)

My guess would be a bird, or that it was carried by an animal or person that for whatever reason wasn't affected.

about a week ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

Shadow of Eternity Re:Is Ebola a "rapid burnout" disease? (112 comments)

Back in the mid 1900s sure, but today even Ebola's average of 13 days between infection and onset of symptoms is plenty for someone to get on a plane with a transfer in JFK International...

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

First off the wage gap myth is exactly that, it's been debunked a dozen times over:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/th...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/re...
http://www.slate.com/articles/...

Second off women are NOT overwhelmingly the victims of domestic violence, they are in fact more likely to be the PERPETRATOR of non-reciprocal violence than men, excerpted from an article on the subject:

"in nonreciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70 percent of the cases," and men incurred significant injuries ('http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/42/15/31-a') ('http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/abstract/97/5/941').

"In addition to the CDC data, a recent 32-nation study by the University of New Hampshire found women commit half of all partner violence and are just as controlling as men ('http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2006/may/em_060519male.cfm?type=n') ('http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/ID41E2.pdf').

A University of Florida study recently found women are more likely than men to "stalk, attack and abuse" their partners ('http://news.ufl.edu/2006/07/13/women-attackers/').
The University of Washington recently found similar results ('http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070625111433.htm').

In fact, although men are less likely to report the violence - which distorts crime data, virtually all randomized sociological surveys show women initiate domestic violence as often as men and use weapons more than men, that men suffer one-third of injuries, and that self-defense explains only a small portion of domestic violence by either sex. Professor Martin Fiebert of California State University summarizes this data in an online bibliography at ('http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm').

A recent study in the Journal of Family Violence found many male callers to a national hotline experienced severe violence from female partners who used violence to control them ('http://www.springerlink.com/content/a7q0032j88817218/fulltext.pdf').

A University of Pennsylvania emergency room report found 13 percent of men were assaulted by a female partner in the previous 12 months, 37 percent with a weapon, and 14 percent required medical attention ('http://www.aemj.org/cgi/content/abstract/6/8/786').

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Multiply that across all of K-12, add in the profound disciplinary differences, getting drugged at twice the rate of girls, enormous hostility and refusal of services scholarships or incentives... we're looking at a very serious problem it's going to take a generation to fix.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Men already have advantages (673 comments)

And this is a perfect example of exactly what I was talking about. Using 95% of a handful of CEO positions being male to try and paint over the enormous number of men *dying* on the very bottom while women vastly outnumber them (almost more than 3:1) everywhere else other than that miniscule handful of the previous generation's holdouts in the very top.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

It's silly to ignore the larger context that while there's a lot of men in this field they're outnumbered almost 3:1 virtually *everywhere else*.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

82% of CS graduates, barely 1/4 of college graduates as a whole. Paints a different picture when you stop excluding the context.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Men are 70-90% of the homeless and well over 90% of workplace deaths and suicides but barely 1/3 of college graduates. Not only ARE we in a situation where men are unable to follow a career in these fields, we're in a situation where men are unable to follow a career in virtually EVERY field or in many cases even *continue to live*.

I'd say we've got a pretty big freaking problem.

about two weeks ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Given that men are barely 1/3 of college graduates I'm strongly doubting his story, unless he's dealing with people solidly in previous generations.

about two weeks ago
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It's Time To Plug the Loopholes In Pipeline Regulation

Shadow of Eternity Re:No problem! (163 comments)

Meanwhile wallstreet and congress...

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Shadow of Eternity Re:In the heat... (150 comments)

Probably the best test is to try and build a bigass low pressure container and fill it with the closest thing we can make to martian soil.

about two weeks ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

Shadow of Eternity Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

The closest non-horrible way to do it I can think of would be codifying the right to privacy and control of personal images/data when it comes to publication for mass consumption. It wouldn't hurt people taking photographs in public, news crews, or similar because of the "reasonable expectation of privacy" standard. It's plain on its face that someone has a reasonable expectation that pornographic images given to a then-sexual partner are expected to be for that individuals consumption alone, whereas you have no reasonable expectation not to show up briefly walking past a news camera.

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Shadow of Eternity Re:In the heat... (150 comments)

So it sounds like what we'd need is some kind of closed loop inside the suit that can plug into a massive buried system that uses the ground as a heatsink, letting personnel dump waste heat into the ground.

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Shadow of Eternity In the heat... (150 comments)

Wouldn't mars be frostbitingly COLD though?

about two weeks ago

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Bill Clinton aids uranium company, gets donation

Shadow of Eternity Shadow of Eternity writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Shadow of Eternity (795165) writes "In an interesting visit to Kazakhastan former president Bill Clinton has not only turned the uranium mining industry on it's head, but also contradicted US and international foreign policy and recieved a substantial donation (and pledged future donation) to the William J. Clinton Foundation.

"Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader's bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton's public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan's poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton's wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.... Within 48 hours of Mr. Clinton's departure from Almaty on Sept. 7, Mr. Giustra got his deal. UrAsia signed two memorandums of understanding that paved the way for the company to become partners with Kazatomprom in three mines."

Given that these incidents occured as far back as 2005 and are only now being reported just before the Super Tuesday primary elections one has to wonder if the NY Times planned to help Bill finally screw his wife."

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