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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

Zembar Re:how is that supposed to work? (579 comments)

Well, you could RTFA and see that vehicle-to-vehicle collisions increased, not the vehicle/pedestrian incidents that, in fact, decreased.

about 2 months ago

Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

Zembar Re:Not for deaf/hard of hearing... (579 comments)

I can see a few issues with this.

1. Increase of cost. Adding a pole for the near side would add cost.

At least here in Sweden we have poles on both sides as people will be crossing the street in both directions. Yours work differently?

about 2 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Zembar Re:That will work fine... (1040 comments)

Your math is off, 0x15 = 21

Not hex? What do you mean?

about 3 months ago

Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

Zembar Re:math? maths? (688 comments)


Etymology of Mathematics on Wikipedia

The apparent plural form in English, like the French plural form les mathématiques (and the less commonly used singular derivative la mathématique), goes back to the Latin neuter plural mathematica (Cicero), based on the Greek plural (ta mathmatiká), used by Aristotle (384–322 BC), and meaning roughly "all things mathematical"; although it is plausible that English borrowed only the adjective mathematic(al) and formed the noun mathematics anew, after the pattern of physics and metaphysics, which were inherited from the Greek. In English, the noun mathematics takes singular verb forms. It is often shortened to maths or, in English-speaking North America, math


about 3 months ago

UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Zembar Re:Poms are weak arseholes (341 comments)

Wow.. I wouldn't want to be a pedestrian walking through that neighbourhood.

about 3 months ago

UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Zembar Re:Poms are weak arseholes (341 comments)

You couldn't make it up - Foaming mob demanding the death of Pediatricians

I'm pretty sure you're making that bit up though, or the NHS is much worse than I thought.

about 3 months ago

The Technical Difficulty In Porting a PS3 Game To the PS4

Zembar Re:Shitty code (152 comments)

The PS4 is x86, the PS3... not so much.

Anything assembler-level optimized for the cell architecture would be absolute hell to port.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

Zembar Well.. (245 comments)

You could start working from home, because then proving your identity will be the coroner's problem, not yours.

about 4 months ago

3D-Printed UAV Can Go From Atoms to Airborne in 24 Hours

Zembar Re:Knock it off with the word inflation! (77 comments)

technically it is. Anything that flies without a pilot is an Unmanned Arial Vehicle. Be it a fixed wing or helicopter or multi-rotor .

Not completely true though. To count as a vehicle it has to transport something, if we're picking at words.

about 5 months ago

Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

Zembar Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

He specifically says that it doesn't care about what web sites you are visiting, it's the adresses to the cheat DRM servers it looks for, to detect if a cheat has dialed home from that computer. It only checked this if the account was already suspected of using the cheat.

So, in an impressive turn of events, many cheats now include DRM and anti-cheat codes. These phone home to a DRM server that confirms whether or not a cheater has paid to use that particular cheat

Also, he says that since the cheats invented countermeasures to this in just 13 days, they already stopped doing it. The summary is quite misleading. (Not necessarily a big surprise on slashdot...)

about 6 months ago

EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Zembar Re:Relation to Debt Crisis? (196 comments)

Saying that everything that you disagree with is corruption does not make it so.

Also, by your definition, promising to lower taxes during an election is also a bribe.

about 7 months ago

Scientists Silence Extra Chromosome In Down Syndrome Cells

Zembar Re:Practicality? (230 comments)

That's pretty snarky from someone who either doesn't know what a citation is or hasn't read the articles he's linking to.

I did find the results of a poll on the subject, but that was by looking through the polls "related" by subject matter. If you think that is a citation, I know a lot of authors "citing" each other by virtue of being on the same shelf at my local library.

If you meant *your* citations, neither of those links said anything of the sort. I did both scroll and read all three pages of the linked poll, and the wikipedia article didn't deal with opinion on abortion at all. I suppose the article from the American Journal of Medical Genetics might have some interesting information, but I'm not going to go through a paywall to read a long article just because you say so.

Especially since it won't affect my original point, which was to say that 90% in one poll and 20% in another doesn't mean there's any overlap between those two groups. At all.

about a year ago

Scientists Silence Extra Chromosome In Down Syndrome Cells

Zembar Re:Practicality? (230 comments)

a) The gallup link says nothing about the genders of the people questioned in that poll. they're not citations if you do not provide them.
b) I used only a very extreme example to show a flaw in your reasoning when combining two different statistics
c) There is no limit of one aborted pregnancy due to down's syndrome per woman. There are genetic factors.
d) What's the general fertility rate among people opposed to abortions? I'm willing to bet there's an age component as well.

I could go on listing these for a while, but suffice to say there's no hypocrisy needed to explain the gap, although it's certainly possible(and probable, given that people who are against abortions often support the death penalty as well).

about a year ago


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