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What To Expect With Windows 9

WillKemp Re:I know! (510 comments)

[......] they fail to achieve the other 10% which is the most important part!

It's the most imprtant part for Microsoft, too - it's their marketing strategy. That other 10% keeps the suckers coming back for more - always hoping for the missing 10% and never getting it.

yesterday
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

WillKemp Re:Fallacy (887 comments)

Here's a quote, that I believe to be reasonably accurate, from Wikipedia: "Among the members of the National Academy of Sciences, 7% believed in God, 72.2% did not, and 20.8% were agnostic or had doubts" I don't really need to elaborate any more on that one, do I?

Yes, you do. The point you're trying to make is not clear. You seem to be offering this as evidence that "atheists flock to science" - but it's not evidence of that at all. It says nothing about atheists. However, it may say something about scientists. It may be evidence that scientists "flock" to atheism - but that's a totally different thing altogether, and has nothing to do with atheists flocking to science.

4 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

WillKemp Re:Fallacy (887 comments)

It has nothing to do with atheism, but atheists flock to it because it gives them the proof and rationality they crave.

Was that your attempt to illustrate what a straw man is?

I've never noticed atheists having any more interest in science than christians. Atheists, however, tend to question things - and that's what science is all about, therefore some atheists may tend to have an affinity with science for that reason.

4 days ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

WillKemp Scientific curiosity (228 comments)

Because it will be interesting to understand the genetics of the plant.

about two weeks ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

WillKemp Re:Add genetic sequence for .... (228 comments)

Who was the first person to brew coffee beans picked out of the feces of a cat-like animal?

Obviously an addict whose last beans had been eaten by the civet - much like the way a junkie might retrieve an accidentally dropped hit from a toilet bowl.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

WillKemp Re:Lesson (91 comments)

"Objective interpretation" is an oxymoron, moron.

Yeah? Explain.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

WillKemp Lesson (91 comments)

The lesson from the recent bout of frantic backpedaling on Neanderthals is not to take the slightest bit of notice of the extrapolations of archaeologists. The raw data of their findings is interesting, but it's always open to interpretation. However, archaeology as a science seem to be largely incapable of objective interpretation. Maybe it's time they stuck to digging things up and stopped trying to interpret what they find. That interpretation really requires quite a different discipline.

about two weeks ago
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Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'

WillKemp Back door (174 comments)

Even if it's not true [......]

Considering all the revelations that have emerged about surveillance in those ten years, the possibility that it's not true seems barely worth considering.

about two weeks ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

WillKemp Re:New for Nerds? (132 comments)

I don't have any figures on hand, but it seems that people do still read them. And they certainly appear to have a huge influence on election outcomes.

about three weeks ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

WillKemp Re:New for Nerds? (132 comments)

News Ltd owns the only national daily paper, as well as the only daily paper in four state capitals, one territory capital, and a number of large regional centres - of the capitals, only Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra have competing daily papers. Admittedly, that covers nearly half the population - but that leaves a massive proportion of Australia dominated by Murdoch.

about three weeks ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

WillKemp Re:Good! (132 comments)

I don't think Murdoch's got much cause to be angry - he gets his way in pretty much everything. He's just a cynical, manipulative, evil scumbag. And i'm quite sure he's more than happy to be that way.

about three weeks ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

WillKemp Re:Good! (132 comments)

I'm waiting for that arsehole Murdoch to die - but given that his mum lived to over 100, i'm not holding my breath!

about three weeks ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

WillKemp Re:New for Nerds? (132 comments)

It's not nothing. It's a glimmer of hope for us here in Australia, that that piece of shit Murdoch could eventually lose his near monopoly in Australian newspapers - and, therefore, a significant part of his ability to manipulate the government. And not before time.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

WillKemp Re:Will create more confusion (131 comments)

No way! There are things on Facebook that aren't satire?

about 1 month ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

WillKemp Re:Jungles, but I'm too scared (246 comments)

1.8 what? If you're talking about deaths, then so what? The difference between 0.0018% and 0.0034% is minimal. But I'm talking about danger in general, not just danger of death. The chance of getting randomly bashed by a gang of drunken thugs on the streets of Kabul is zero - in London, it's high.

about a month ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

WillKemp Re:Jungles, but I'm too scared (246 comments)

In the UK there is pretty much nothing that can hurt you by way of flora and fawna (bee stings and bramble prickles aside).

Humans are fauna and the UK is the most violent country I've ever been to (I grew up there). I worked in Afghanistan in 06 and 07 and people would comment on how dangerous it was walking around Kabul - I used to answer "not nearly as dangerous as it is walking around London". One difference between the two cities is that if someone kills you in Kabul, it will be for a reason - in London it's just as likely to be because they don't like your shirt.

Real jungles are very tame places compared to that concrete one.

about a month ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

WillKemp Re:Microsoft (267 comments)

Skype's peer to peer - not server based.

about a month and a half ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

WillKemp Microsoft (267 comments)

Who owns skype now?

about a month and a half ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

WillKemp Re:depends on what you're doing (402 comments)

If i have to use Windows, i install Geany - which is what i use on Linux in gui mode anyway. I only install Cygwin if i need more than just an editor.

about a month and a half ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

WillKemp Re:There can be only one.... (402 comments)

Yeah, i do that quite a lot. Not echo usually, just cat. And not usually to add things (it's too easy to miss out an angle bracket and overwrite what's already there), but frequently to insert text in a new file.

about a month and a half ago

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Australian lawyers to serve notices via Facebook

WillKemp WillKemp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

WillKemp writes "In what is probably a world first, the Australian Capital Territory's Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook is a sufficient means of communicating with parties to a legal action. Court notices have previously been served by email and mobile phone messages, as well as by traditional paper documents. But, according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, lawyers in a mortgage repossession case were granted the right to serve notices on the defendents via their Facebook profiles after private detectives failed to come up with any other means of contacting them."
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