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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

TheDarkMaster Re:Great, now let's talk filesystems (232 comments)

I honestly think they found that the headache would be too large for the gain (not considering here the obvious fact that they are competing file systems for NTFS).

12 hours ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

TheDarkMaster Re:Not even wrong. (245 comments)

Well... If you were as well informed as you think you are, you would have asked how my hypothetical researcher arrived at this result, and I would have answered that he, unaware of the city where he was to sample, ended just in a meeting of the KKK. Welcome to the real world, grasshopper! Your neighborhood may be homogeneous, but when you have a heterogeneous country like mine you can not rely on a small sample, for reasons such as I described.

yesterday
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

TheDarkMaster Re:Waiting... (144 comments)

These retarded webdesigners have made me waste 50MB in this ridiculous site...

2 days ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

TheDarkMaster Re:No surprise here (323 comments)

Very well said.

3 days ago
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NASA Remasters 20-Year-Old Galileo Photographs of Jupiter's Moon, Europa

TheDarkMaster Re:The full res image (38 comments)

Thanks too. The redorbit is a very big piece of shit

3 days ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

TheDarkMaster UPS user here... (233 comments)

... and using a big one, 2500VA full range. The batteries now have more or less 4 years and is still good.

4 days ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

TheDarkMaster Re: Meet Streisand (307 comments)

Illegal clauses are null and void by default, and unforceable on a jury.

about a week ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

TheDarkMaster Re:Not even wrong. (245 comments)

And therein lies one of the weaknesses of a small sample, you have no way to ensure that is random enough. For example, you can have bad luck and get to sample exactly the most discrepant person in the group. And that's assuming that the authors of the pool have spent the money to get opinions from people really at random rather than following the easy route and get the opinions of people in the same location (which may be from the same opinion group).

about two weeks ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

TheDarkMaster Re:Wow ... (299 comments)

"...Now almost all the news media is very closely tied to the interest of their corporate masters."

This is the business model of Brazilian TV network Rede Globo... In addition to outright fraud, crimes against the country and currently they are trying to put into practice a "white coup" (coup without the violence part). So much to the oath of journalists to display only the truth.

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

TheDarkMaster Re:Not even wrong. (245 comments)

For your sample, pick.. let me say... 30 people. You got 30 people but you did not know they were all KKK members and now your pool says that everyone in the US is racist! Let's try to improve, but I can not have an interviewer in each city so I do phone interviews. Now looks like it will work, but in my country a good deal of people do not have phones. Oops, now my pool sees just a biased portion of the population (excluded because they have no phone). Let's try once more, spend more and put an interviewer in state capitals. But still I'm getting a biased sample because it represents only the opinions of those living in capital cities (and they have a different view of living in the countryside).

Short version: Do not come insulting me wanting to force me to believe that a sample of half a dozen people is enough to deduce the opinion of a whole country with millions of people with the most varied possible opinions.

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

TheDarkMaster Re:Not even wrong. (245 comments)

Read the comment from mbone, is a good clue. I may be hitting you while I can claim that I'm not hitting on you, more clear now?

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

TheDarkMaster Re:Not even wrong. (245 comments)

You are simply full of nothing, and you know that. Otherwise you would not be commenting as AC.

about two weeks ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

TheDarkMaster Re:Not even wrong. (245 comments)

I suspect he is trying to justify the terrible voting intention polls that have occurred recently in Brazil. Where they interview 0.00125% of the population to know the voting intentions of the whole country, and that IF there were any interviews.

about two weeks ago
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Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images

TheDarkMaster Re: Couldn't they have used an RTG? (132 comments)

Because of the nuclear fear mongers. "All radioactive material is EVIL!!!".

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

TheDarkMaster Re:Tip of the iceberg (669 comments)

Read what I will say carefully. What II will suggest is NOT the "absolute truth", it is only a possibility.

Imagine something in "2001 Space Odyssey" style, the very beginning of the film. Some intelligence gets down here, do some experiments with the most promising species and goes away to wait for the results. A few thousand years later it returns and finds a primitive society we know as Romans, and decides to try a more direct approach. But the approach do not occur well as she expected, and its representative is killed by the natives. Then the intelligence decides to wait until the natives evolve enough to be able to a contact, perhaps a few more thousand years in the future.

about a month ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

TheDarkMaster Re:Tip of the iceberg (669 comments)

Hey, take it easy! The other commenter interpreted the bible as I also think that it should be interpreted, ie as a storybook. In my humble opinion, nothing prevents the biblical characters would be aliens, because imagine how a person from that time would react when he see a being completely out of the ordinary. Even our earliest ancestors thought the sun would be a "god".

But having said that, do not think I'm saying that was exactly what happened, I'm just saying it's a good theory as any other.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

TheDarkMaster Re:It makes you uneasy? (1007 comments)

He's right, and you're also right. What he wrote therefore would be better if written as follows:

"Let them wallow in their beliefs, provided they do not harm anyone by doing so".

about 1 month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

TheDarkMaster Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

You're right, but never forget a very important detail... When you try to force others to have the same opinion as you using physical force as a threat (or other means of force, such as defamation), is not freedom of expression anymore.

"Believe what you want as long as it does not threatens the well-being of others around you"

about 1 month ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

TheDarkMaster Interesting trick (161 comments)

I read some time ago that the olfactory cells are one of the few nerve cells that maintains the ability to reproduce and create new connections, then it seems that the researchers basically created a "hard hack" with that. Interesting, and hopefully it will be applicable in many similar cases.

about a month ago

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How secure is Windows XP limited user account?

TheDarkMaster TheDarkMaster writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TheDarkMaster writes "I need to grant user access to my pc for parents. Of course I can't say what a hell my little sister (or others) can download from net, and I need to use a limited user account for her. But, how secure is this account? They can survive a "OMG, CLICK HERE NOW!!!!" "insuspect" file or something else?"

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