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Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar

UndyingShadow New Carnivorous Beast Discovered? (157 comments)

New Carnivorous Beast Discovered? In Madagascar? SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!

more than 3 years ago
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Doctors Seeing a Rise In "Google-itis"

UndyingShadow Rarity score (368 comments)

I think every website that lists all these varied diseases should put a rarity score next to each illness. That way when you think you've got Wilson's disease, you can look and see with a simple number how unlikely it is.

more than 4 years ago
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House Proposes Legalizing, Taxing Online Gambling

UndyingShadow Re:Can someone explain to me .. (473 comments)

You said "The lie is inherently always more harmful than telling the truth." and "There is ample evidence of this no matter where you look." You are the one making the assertion. The burden of proof is on you, not me. You have to provide the evidence. All you are doing is repeating the same thing over and over and giving weak examples which don't prove your assertion.

more than 4 years ago
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House Proposes Legalizing, Taxing Online Gambling

UndyingShadow Re:Can someone explain to me .. (473 comments)

You said "The lie is inherently always more harmful than telling the truth." The key word here is "ALWAYS." Which means you need to provide proof that the truth is always better than a lie, in every situation. You cannot simply provide a few examples where the truth is better than a lie. That would be proof by example, which is a logical fallacy.

more than 4 years ago
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House Proposes Legalizing, Taxing Online Gambling

UndyingShadow Re:Can someone explain to me .. (473 comments)

Ok, where is your ample evidence? I'm gonna need to see proof that in EVERY situation a lie is always more harmful than telling the truth.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone OS 4.0 Brings Multitasking, Ad Framework For Apps

UndyingShadow Re:Most important: restriction on app development (983 comments)

Yeah, this is a sneaky underhanded move from Apple, and despite good points (The flash compiler is a piece of shit and/or Adobe blows!) it still reeks of them throwing their weight around as the dominant smartphone platform to try to hurt Adobe. This is why, even though I love the changes iPhone OS 4.0 gives us, I'm probably done with the iPhone as soon as my 3GS dies. It's taken 3+ years to get access to features that have been possible since months after the platform came out (Jailbreaking), and we're still subject to the whims of Apple. If Adobe was really serious, they'd eliminate support for all their Software on all Apple platforms. We can only hope that they do, which in a perfect world, would eliminate Flash as a dominant standard AND take Apple down a peg or two. One can hope.

more than 4 years ago
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Wall St. Trading Servers To Power Off-Hour Clouds?

UndyingShadow Security nightmare (208 comments)

This seems like a security nightmare waiting to happen. I understand everything would likely be virtualized, but it just makes me nervous that you would be able to rent time on servers that interact with the stock market, especially considering how panicky the market can be, and how badly everyone suffers when it does panic.

more than 4 years ago
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New Plan Lets Top HS Students Graduate 2 Years Early

UndyingShadow 13th grade (425 comments)

"However some school officials are concerned about the social and emotional implications of 16-year-olds going off to college." Community college is like 13th grade. If they're mature enough to work to graduate 2 years early, they'll be fine.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon To Allow Skype Calling On Its Network

UndyingShadow Not so fast (98 comments)

From gizmodo.com: However, it appears the service is pretty gimped as you can't call Skype out to regular lines domestically in order to save minutes. Even on AT&T (of all carriers), the fring iPhone app allows Skype-out calling (even though the Skype app still technically does not). When Verizon allows domestic Skype-out, we'll celebrate in full.

more than 4 years ago
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How an Android Phone and Facebook Helped Route Haiti Rescuers

UndyingShadow Technology (114 comments)

Technology is so fucking cool. I really love it when people do amazing things like this and prove how useful it all is.

more than 4 years ago
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Google.cn Still Remains In China

UndyingShadow Bad Move (103 comments)

The quickest thing Google can do to lose the confidence of its users is be Two-Faced. With all the recent privacy concerns, if Google starts acting one way after saying "Don't be Evil," it's going to make everyone question if Google can be trusted. Can they?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Apple Doesn't Market Squarely To Businesses

UndyingShadow Not worth it for them (510 comments)

Businesses demand a lot of esoteric features and are concerned with getting the cheapest hardware possible. They have no desire or tolerance for "cool" Completely not the market Apple is going for.

more than 4 years ago
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RIAA Confusion In Tenenbaum & Thomas Cases?

UndyingShadow Re:Settlement (229 comments)

Because the enemy of Slashdot's collective enemy is our friend.

more than 4 years ago
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Emergency Government Control of the Internet?

UndyingShadow Fooled again? (853 comments)

Meet the new boss...same as the old boss.

about 5 years ago
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Ant Mega-Colony Covers the World

UndyingShadow Philotic Web (359 comments)

Do they communicate philoticly?

more than 5 years ago
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Canadian Politicians Reverse Course On DMCA

UndyingShadow Bounced Checks (95 comments)

Sounds like some checks bounced.

more than 5 years ago
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Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

UndyingShadow Relax (1354 comments)

First of all, don't talk like you do in your summary. Using overly precise words will freak normal people out (Geeks tend to find it pretentious, as well.) Find a local geek hangout spot, hang back and observe. Smile when something is amusing, laugh when it's funny. Say nothing until you feel comfortable. Do this until you are having a conversation. Repeat conversations until you are invited to activities with people. Repeat until you have friends. But most of all, throw your research away, stop asking Slashdot like you're preparing a technical writeup...and Relax! People are fun.

more than 5 years ago
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Google's Chrome Declining In Popularity

UndyingShadow I thought it was in beta (489 comments)

I'm waiting for it to mature. I thought that was the whole point, we test it out, see what we like and wait for it to mature into a stable product.

more than 5 years ago

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