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Disney Buys Marvel

Zashi Re:Maybe Marvel will change Disney (423 comments)

I think it has to do with the fact that it's hard to have adventures when you have a stable home life.

Usually the mother is missing. Mom = loving, emotional security, and a total cockblock to dangerous, age-inappropriate fun.

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Slackware 13.0 Released

Zashi Re:So... (252 comments)

This was beautiful. I <3 you.

more than 5 years ago
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Slackware 13.0 Released

Zashi Re:Purpose (252 comments)

Okay, I'll bite, Mr. Troll.

I was actually just thinking about this. Slackware is *just like* LFS in its simplicity. This is a good thing for those who desire it. Slackware is an LFS system that has been tested for stability and provides a simple, easy for an admin to takeover package management system. Slapt-get provides higher level package management for those who desire it--including support for dependency resolution.

Believe it or not, not everyone wants to be met with GUI greeters, setup wizards, beginner-oriented defaults, and enabled-by-default automatic updates.

more than 5 years ago
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Slackware 13.0 Released

Zashi Re:Purpose (252 comments)

For one, audio to work out of the box.

*snicker*

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Depression May Provide Cognitive Advantages

Zashi Re:wait... (512 comments)

Sorry... I would've taken your reply as facetious had I not just read 3 posts blasting me for posting my IQ. I'm a friggin moron. :/

more than 5 years ago
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Depression May Provide Cognitive Advantages

Zashi Re:wait... (512 comments)

D'oh! You are smarter than I, for sure (by 3 points). I should've posted anonymously :(.

And I don't think the article was making any kind of "iff" statement, i.e. implying the converse is true: people with high IQs are depressed. It's more about depression being a mechanism to enabled more detailed oriented thinking. So.. depression = bowling lane bumpers? It's possible to bowl well without bumpers just as it's possible to be an intelligent person without using the depression mechanism, but the bumpers and depression can help those who need it...

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Depression May Provide Cognitive Advantages

Zashi Re:wait... (512 comments)

I think there is some lenience when spelling recently made up words. I really debated whether or not I should mention my IQ because of responses like yours and others, but what the hell. It's pretty funny how defensive everyone gets; it's as though by saying my IQ everyone else feels like I'm making fun of theirs. It's not hard to do well on IQ tests, especially if you've taken a few different ones. Really, from my perspective I'm a bit on the slow side, mostly when compared to the people I went to school with. No one questioned my claim about having depression, but isn't it just as likely that I'm making that up so I have something to bullshit about on slashdot? Having an IQ in the top 2 percentile doesn't make me a good person, talented, a good lover, or a skilled craftsmen. There is more to a person's worth than their IQ. I actually have a very limited skillset. Honest to god, I'm not bragging. I was just setting up a morbidly funny comment. Most people in my life do recognize me as smart--something that's true for the majority of /.ers, I'm willing to bet. So I'm not claiming to be special in any extraordinary way, certainly not to this crowd.

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Depression May Provide Cognitive Advantages

Zashi Re:wait... (512 comments)

Yeah, but the cut off for "genius" for the test I took is 145. So I'm just barely there. I know lots of people with high IQs. I'm actually quite dumb for a "genius." I'm probably the dumbest genius any of my friends have ever met. Besides, if I were to lie about my IQ I'd either go way higher or way lower. 175 is an IQ worth lying about. 148... meh.

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Depression May Provide Cognitive Advantages

Zashi Re:wait... (512 comments)

Because suicide is usually the best option. Why deal with one problem at a time when you can get rid of all your problems once and for all.


Yes. I'm being snarky. I also happen to have a 148 IQ and have been diagnosed with clinical depression, so don't anyone mod me down for being insensitive to the smarty-pants depressasaurouses. I am one of them.

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Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

Zashi Re:I'm sorry, but you are wrong. (964 comments)

It's one of the great things about America (and we're sadly running out of great things), but at least here you can be 100% real American no matter what country you are originally from. It doesn't work like that anywhere else. You can gain citizenship in Japan or France, but you will never be Japanese or French. Even if you are discriminated against for your race, at least you're "one of us" nationally.

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Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

Zashi Re:I'm sorry, but you are wrong. (964 comments)

Wow. I'm sorry. I hate^H^H^H^H am forever perturbed by stupid people of all nationalities and creeds. At least they didn't ask you if you have a pet kangaroo and love Crocodile Dundee.

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A Standardized OS For Robots

Zashi In Related News (184 comments)

Microsoft has announced its latest OS: Windows AI.

Sadly this thing is less stable than Charles Manson.

more than 5 years ago
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Can We Build a Human Brain Into a Microchip?

Zashi Re:Do they need to map the entire brain (598 comments)

It is a common myth that we only use 10% of our brain. Our vision center uses 15% of total brain power alone. We use 100% of our brains, but rarely do we use all areas of the brain at all times--that's where I believe the myth comes from.

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Teen Killed At Chinese Internet Addiction Camp

Zashi Re:for what? (334 comments)

C'mon this was funny. Windows is very popular in China and you can bet most installations are pirated.

Yes, it's a little on the troll side of things, but even the cheap shots are worth a laugh. At least there was a degree of wit to it. Not one of the "In soviet China, Starcraft addict beats you!" Wait... the Chinese Starcraft addicts beat me in the US too... I think I screwed up my example. Oh well. Carry on.

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Nikon Unveils a Camera With Built-In Projector

Zashi Re:More details (108 comments)

Depending on the micro-projector technology used, it may very well not need to be focused.

The PicoP uses DLP and a laser to project images that are in focus at any distance.

more than 5 years ago
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Games That Design Themselves

Zashi soo... (162 comments)

So this will be like a wikipedia bot: It represents a modicum of intellect as learned from the internet. It approaches a bell-curve of intelligence meaning it'll have an IQ of 100, which compared to any intelligent person is dumb as hell. I wrote a bot that simulates internet users. It just yells "COCK!!!" at random intervals.

more than 5 years ago
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Are Women Getting More Beautiful?

Zashi Re:Rubbish (834 comments)

Thank you for this insight. Did you do a study or are you just going off your believed stereotypes and assumptions?

more than 5 years ago
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Undercover Cameras Catch PC Repair Scams, Privacy Violations

Zashi Re:Big deal (665 comments)

Actually, I have to disagree. I don't think you should know everything about everything, but to own something and know nothing about it to the point of being incapable of telling whether or not you're getting swindled is a bit much. If you're going to own or use something, you should retain a minimal knowledge about it. For example, a computer. If you know your computer costed you $500 three years ago and you take it to get it fixed and they tell you it'll be $200, you should realize this is probably either too much (you're getting cheated) or that you're better off buying a new computer if the repair costs are indeed that much. Similarly you should know enough to know the monitor is not the "computer," i.e., where the motherboard is. If you are having computer problems and they tell you you need a new monitor despite none of your problems are video related you should know enough to realize this may be a scam and you should go somewhere else and get a second opinion.

This applies to cars as well. You should know enough that you need to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles and your tires rotated every 6,000. You should know enough that getting a flat tire does not mean you need to have your transmission replaced. Etc, etc. If you own a complex device or machine you do not have to be an expert on it to be a well-informed owner. Parent: Don't you dare defend the intellectually lazy.

Oh damn I slipped in a car reference on /. *shakes fists at internet gods*

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Chinese Employee Loses iPhone Prototype, Kills Self

Zashi Re:Poor guy... (514 comments)

The Philippines has a low suicide rate because Filipinos are too lazy or too stupid to kill themselves. Besides, the humidity makes it hard to do anything other than lay around. "I'm such an embarrassment. I'm going to kill myself... but maybe later when it's not as hot." Also, this isn't just racist humor, it's self-deprecating racist humor ;).

more than 5 years ago

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What's your IQ?

Zashi Zashi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Zashi (992673) writes "Above 140 — Genius or near genius
120 — 140 — Very superior intelligence
110 — 119 — Superior intelligence
90 — 109 — Normal or average intelligence
80 — 89 — Dullness
70 — 79 — Borderline deficiency
Under 70 — Definite feeble-mindedness
I don't own that apple product yet!
CowboyNeal Ties my shoes."

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My First Foe

Zashi Zashi writes  |  more than 7 years ago I've made my first /. foe. I'm pretty sure it's just a troll acting out for attention rather than actually buying what he or she is selling. All the same, I feel good to set myself aside from someone as outwardly backwards as this person.

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