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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

UpnAtom Legitimate question (482 comments)

These things should be discussed prior to 'going steady' or whatever kids call it these days.

about 2 months ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

UpnAtom Keep making the first move (482 comments)

But don't make it too easy for them. Basically, make them work for it. Everyone appreciates more what they can't have.

Really liked your comment, particularly the last line.

I've done online dating. And my friend has told me what gay male dating is like. I'm curious as to what women WLTM women online dating is like.

about 2 months ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

UpnAtom Trick question? (482 comments)

Note to women: if you dated and then married a guy who is charming and able to approach a strange woman (you) with self-confidence, do you really have any right to complain when he continues to exhibit those characteristics after you are married?

The answer of course is Yes. Even if being able to talk to women made you a playa, getting into a relationship and particularly marriage means you're not supposed to do that any more.

about 2 months ago
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Infinite Crisis' Superhero Origins Story

UpnAtom F2P means newcomers have to deal with toxicity (50 comments)

Since new accounts can be made in minutes, there's very little disincentive for toxic players. Voice is much harder to police than text.

S2's new MOBA, Strife, even goes to the extent of banning both (an exception is made for friends and party).

You're right that prominent voice/text toggles are a big part of the solution.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

UpnAtom Almost no comments on this? (590 comments)

Hundreds of comments questioning whether women are still second class citizens* and nobody comments on the apparent fact that SocialVEVO trolled the entire internet, terrorising both Emma Watson and threatening hundreds of thousands of other women involved in activism are still trolling us, having duped everyone from the BBC to /. a second time.

*They are, it's bloody obvious and you're an ignorant douche if you say otherwise.

about 2 months ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

UpnAtom Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

See my post above.

There is no dominant clan on Miller, though TR tend to win about 50% of alerts. I guess you need to do some research for the most balanced server in your area.

about 3 months ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

UpnAtom PS2 servers got merged. (146 comments)

Miller is absolutely jammed at the moment. I need to queue to get into continents more often than not now (subscribers get priority).
Also, if you didn't like the flying-centric version, infantry are pretty strong now.

Lastly, there are some new bonus cert mechanics so it's a lot easier to get access to stuff.

I'm an MMORPG player really but PS2 is undoubtedly the best game there is by quite a long way.

about 3 months ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

UpnAtom Re:what a crock of shit (200 comments)

The theory is that children don't develop the relevant dopamine circuits until later, and boys much later than girls.

Coffee works on adenosine primarily.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

UpnAtom Recliner angle will damage your back (154 comments)

I've been thinking about going a bit more horizontal a la http://www.via.fr/agora-produi...

Having your back completely horizontal with your legs raised (with much of your weight supported at the knees) may be much better but more difficult to climb into. This is a position I was advised to use by a back consultant after damaging my back and I found it extremely helpful.

For about 12 years, I've used a stand-up desk and high sloped stool because it compels me to move around if I get uncomfortable from standing in a bad posture.

about 3 months ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

UpnAtom Hello other person who read the article (254 comments)

Either this was a troll submission or a right-leaning submitter desperate for any supporting evidence.

The article isn't to do with modern inequality at all, but rather how likely societies are to form hierarchies.

about 3 months ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

UpnAtom Re:Hard to believe same director made both trilogi (156 comments)

Thanks, glad someone appreciated it.

Might be interesting to look at how much of the rest of the great aspects of LotR were dependent on things not controlled by Peter Jackson eg Gandalf's rescue of Theoden, Aragorn et al at Helm's Deep, done largely through a CGI dawn and CGI armies.

about 4 months ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

UpnAtom Hard to believe same director made both trilogies (156 comments)

LOTR: Excellent pacing, lots of suspense, amazing sets, good cinematography, decent casting.
Hobbit: Terrible pacing leading to little suspense, cheap sets, awful cinematography with very awkward angles, mediocre casting.

In The Hobbit, Jackson makes the particularly noob-director mistake of trying to feature far too many characters. Nor does he give us much reason to care about them. Compare the OK Dwarven song in Hobbit 1 with the first encounter of the hobbits with the Nazgul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Interestingly, this fundamental scene is set up by special effects, but you've also got the nice touch of the creepy crawlies trying to get away from the Nazgul and Frodo's weird (but later understood) response. This scene sets up the whole trilogy: the pitifully out-of-their-depth hobbits vs the servants of evil.

The main problem with LotR, changing the storyline, gets worse in The Hobbit too. Obviously we didn't give Jackson a hard enough time about it.

about 4 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

UpnAtom Re:But scarcity! (390 comments)

One of the Baltic countries?

about 4 months ago
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UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

UpnAtom Direct democracy works with any population (147 comments)

Works fine in Switzerland where they speak different languages. Compared to eg US democracy, it works brilliantly.

PS, much of the democracy is devolved.

about 5 months ago
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UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

UpnAtom Not illegal, just not legally required (147 comments)

Apparently the "emergency" is that what they were doing was illegal

No. This is about ISPs retaining data, not the Govt. The reason they want it now is that ISPs are threatening to delete the data -- which would be a year's data plus however long it takes to pass this bill.

Not that it should be passed.

about 5 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Want more advanced contact manager than comes with smartphones

UpnAtom UpnAtom writes  |  more than 2 years ago

UpnAtom (551727) writes "Essentially, I want to be able to add extensive notes, a history of when I called them (including calls made from landlines), a record of emails sent, to be able to tag them in meetings and have all this information in a simple chronological index.
As this is for work, I'd also like to be able to be reminded of who within a group of contacts (potential clients) I haven't had contact with in a while.

It would need to run on Windows and a smartphone with decent input (hardware keyboard or Swype), with syncing possible both via cable and via the internet. Open source would be nice but I don't mind paying up to $100 for something that works well.

I had this (sans calls) running on my old Psion 5MX and Act! But I don't seem to be able to find a modern version."
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China building gigantic, weird structures in the d

UpnAtom UpnAtom writes  |  about 3 years ago

UpnAtom writes "The Chinese Government has been responsible for well-known human rights abuses and growing the economy to match the size of the US one.
Anyone feeling insecure now has something else to get freaked out about.
Gigantic weird structures have been founf in the desert. Does anyone know what these might be?"

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UK Govt sends alarmist mailshots to cancer victims

UpnAtom UpnAtom writes  |  more than 4 years ago

UpnAtom writes "The incumbent Labour Government, behind in the polls for next month's election, has targeted cancer victims with alarmist mailshots using medical data that was supposed to be anonymised. The same government was already under fire for uploading the country's medical records to a central database without their permission, using third party countries for the data entry (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7552827/Security-fears-as-NHS-sends-patient-records-to-India.html)."
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UpnAtom UpnAtom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

UpnAtom writes "From the And you thought Sweden was bad dept:

People who refuse to give up their bank records, tax records & details of any benefits they've claimed and the records of their car movements for the last year, or refuse to submit to an interrogation on whether they are the same person that this mountain of data belongs to will be denied passports from March 26th.

The Blair Govt has already admitted that this and other data will be cross-linked so that the Home Office and other officials can spy on the everyday lives of innocent Britons.

Britons were already the most spied upon nation in Western Europe. Data-mining through this unprecedented level of mass-surveillance allows any future British govt to leapfrog even countries like China and North Korea."
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UpnAtom UpnAtom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

UpnAtom writes "The Daily Telegraph Business section reports on an Swiss invention that uses a copper indium semiconductor compound to produce electricity.
"The "tipping point" will arrive when the capital cost of solar power falls below $1 (51p) per watt, roughly the cost of carbon power. We are not there yet. The best options today vary from $3 to $4 per watt — down from $100 in the late 1970s.

Mr Sethi believes his product will cut the cost to 80 cents per watt within five years, and 50 cents in a decade."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/m oney/2007/02/19/ccview19.xml

Any chance this will save the world?"

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