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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

aepervius Invalid comaprison (84 comments)

They are taking the average net worth in the world then apply it everywhere. You are not "rich" or even in the "10%" with 77K$ net worth in the USA or most of western europe. You have to compare against the LOCAL 1% and 10%. Not the global one. As such , there are far fewer of the 10% or 1% on slashdot than you would think.

17 minutes ago

Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

aepervius go ahead do your worst (369 comments)

Making it worst for 1 or 2 persons or even a hundred (realistically, how many people can you break into home and put a bug) will make it better for the privacy of a few dozen million. Go for it do your worst. Bug the shit out of those few houses. Physically. Like you used to. And like you probably already do as anyway computer communication is only 1 form. Woopy-doo.


Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

aepervius No it is a combo of 2 factors (346 comments)

1) people nearly always want to answer a question rather than admit "i don't know" if it is a question which is knowledge oriented.

2) if you frame a question in about "do you think people should be informed about substance A being in consumer product B" many people will simply answer Yes no matter the substance. Try it with something innocuous : it works nearly always.
So the study is not really about that specific question, but about a known psychological pitfall.

2 days ago

The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

aepervius Most probably forums password (197 comments)

Most important password institution including banks , have strong password policy which would reject "123456", and "password" (heck bank even have a second factor where you use the bank card decoder device but I have no idea on how secure it is). Those password are most probably email or forums password. And as secure as i want to be, I do the same. Email not linked to a bank account and used for spam registration or whatnot => weak password like "jodie123" like my slashdot password. Bank account and email linked to it get something more like "bY7&!-;+#ASumn)(". Yeah sure you might find my jodie123 password leaked. So what ?

about a week ago

Silicon Valley Security Experts Give 'Blackhat' a Thumbs-Up; Do You?

aepervius don't believe the hype (98 comments)

1) still take a very good looking guy able to go into "action scene" mode as heroe (not to count all trope which comes with it rsp the female lead)

2) the hacking is... Well as hollywoodian as ever

3) the film villain reach is unebliavable and cartoonish

4) it ends with ana ction scene.

Let us get real a real hacker film would be boring for your average hollywood audience. But that does not excuse the rest above which is your average poor heroe trope full film with just "hacking" thin coated over.

about two weeks ago

European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

aepervius Because it does not work (219 comments)

In particular, devoting some educational effort towards eradication of irrational beliefs

If that worked religion would have disappeared a some tiems ago with the itnernet. But it does not, because you cannot use rationality to convince people (rare exception may happen) that belief they came to in irrational way are wrong. Try thisd : go into a creationist forum and try to argue that radiometric dating works and explain why. Good luck with that. So if we are not even able to get ride of creationism in the west , a domain (natural selection) where there is a lot of supportive and solid science, what chance do you think you have with other irrational belief ? I will tell you what, as soon as the GOP accept as a whole global warming I will give you a smmmmaaal bit of chance.

about two weeks ago

Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

aepervius Re:Coddling = Fail (779 comments)

In the absence of obvious abuse, the simple test should be: is the child fed, clothed, sheltered, and schooled?

Actually science has given us evidence to think that simplistic thought wrong. There were studies made on monkeys which showed the monkey child would prefer a "caring" mother to a feeding one which is uncaring. Further study IIRC showed that placing kids in a big home where they are all feds but not "cared" for make a lot of fucks up.
Take this with a grain of salt naturally as i am not a psychologist, I just read that.

about two weeks ago

Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

aepervius provocation versus no provocation: (890 comments)

"There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others," he said. "They are provocateurs."

here is a non provocation "you are going to hell because you do not believe, suicide is a mortal sin and you land in hell, gay and lesbian are doing a sin"

Here is a provocation :"god does not exists, you have no evidence for this, and what is written in your holy book about bashing male baby head against rocks, or how slave should be handled is immoral."

basically all they believe told to others => not provocatif because it is their belief. All they do not believe told to them => provocatif.

I used christianity as an example but frankly all those who feel blasphemed or insulted or provocated function on the same level.

Bunch of goddamn hypocrite, that's why they like to have "limit" or freedom of expression : because they count on THEIR speech to be the one as being recognized as unprovocative, as they are the majority. But if you limit freedom of speech to what is not provocatif... Then you ain't a shit worth freedom of speech.

about two weeks ago

Ancient Viruses Altered Human Brains

aepervius Easter island (110 comments)

what areas have humans consumed so many natural resources that they can no longer survive there

There isn't that many, but i think easter island would qualify.

about two weeks ago

Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip

aepervius Extreme speech detection tool: (319 comments)

If you preach that XYZ needs to be : * lose right they have now
* ened to be "eliminated", "purged", "kicked out of the countries"
Then your speech is most probably extreme.

Most Left political ideology in the US did not meet those criteria. In fact witch hunt from holywood and the FBI *did* meet that criteria.

Finally in europüe we have many hate speech law. I may be wrong, but they are speaking not of new law, which already cover the case, but rather speed up enfrocement.

about two weeks ago

Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip

aepervius Are you sure it is that new ? (319 comments)

We already have law on the book with respect to speech and hatred, and those being forbidden... It sounds to me it is only required to really enforce those law now in a speedy manner.

about two weeks ago

Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

aepervius Intersex and time travel (254 comments)

The novel was incredible for the time (that and "Friday" it was called, the one with the intersex assassin?). Spoiler below:

In the novel in the end practically all protagonist are the same persons on different point of the time line, in a very paradoxical way (e.g. , the main protagonist his himself, herself before the sex change, and her own daughter).

about three weeks ago

Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

aepervius Example (1350 comments)

I thoought the title of the previous post would lead people to google it. Nonetheless here is an example among others :


about three weeks ago

Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

aepervius Centralk African Christian take bloody revenge (1350 comments)

Actually more than you would think. Still no justification for moslem to do the same or christian or anybody. I view both extremist as both equally sociopathic assholes.

about three weeks ago

WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

aepervius Incorrect (556 comments)

You have that a little wrong. God *can* (in principle) be proven. If the sky breaks open, choirs of angels break forth, a 10km-long arm reaches down from the skies and an 8km golden-haired, bearded face looks down upon humanity and utters words of unshakable truth...then God is proven

No you have only proven an entity is capable of that. You have not provided evidence that that entity is a god or similar avatar. Misquoting clark : sufficientely advanced science can look like magic. How do you prove that entity you describe is a god, or in reality is not but a very advanced technologically civilisation with very advanced tech, with an unknown agenda wanting to make us believe they have/are god ? You can't.

God is essentially unknowable, as no matter what feat it does, there could be a technological ET having mastered tech being able to reproduce that. God can neither be proven nor disproven, except maybe if you meet him after death, instead of oblivion.

about three weeks ago

Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

aepervius And ? (381 comments)

I mean other countries had president which believed in an apocalyptic religion (revelation) or that atheist should not given the right to vote. Being from outside, the apocalyptic believer make me far more fear than the plane-to-other-planet Veda believer.

about three weeks ago

Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence

aepervius Presumption of innocence (181 comments)

"without knowing how the drive "failed" the court cannot prove that there was no evidence to destroy."

correct me if I am wrong, but AFAIR the US justice system, It is up to the prosecution side to prove there was evidence on teh HD, not on the side of the defense there was not. Therefore from the court in absence of proof of existence of evidence, the assumption should be by default there was no evidence. IF the prosecution has proof tehre was evidence they are free to provide them. But until then by presumption of innocence, the court has to assume the recyclage was lawful. Otherwise if the presumption was it was destruction of evidence, then it amounts of a presumption of guiltiness.

about three weeks ago

Uber Must Submit CEO Emails

aepervius Not true everywhere (183 comments)

Especially not true in many countries where Uber was banned or is in the process of scrutinity. I have never had any dirty in Seoul, or in germany where I live, or in england (as a matter of disclosure I had a few dirty taxi in NY, true, but the vast majority of taxi I took in Dallas or other metropole in teh US were squicky clean). I had a few dirty taxi in Paris, but that was so long ago, and the few taxi I took in the last decade in france were clean too.

Anyway at least for germany I support the regulation and uber being forced to obey it. After all we do not have a medaillon system like in the US, everybody with the proper training driver licence, and the proper governemental check of their money counter, as well as the proper insurance (commercial passenger transport insurance) can become a taxi. In my city we have a lot of different taxi companies, some being simply a single person having repainted their own car (and having the proper papers). Nothing outrageous really, in fact those regulations make a lot of sense.

about three weeks ago

What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

aepervius "We retain the QWERTY keyboard and AC current" (578 comments)

Which is why some country are using QWERTZ and AZERTY. And also why some electricity transportation and usage are DC.

about three weeks ago

When FISA Court Rejects a Surveillance Request, the FBI Issues a NSL Instead

aepervius try BBC or foreign outfits (119 comments)

NBC and CNN are far more likely to cave, foreign outfit much less. Now the problem would be for you to interrest them into your story. An alternatrive would be to publish it on ACLU or EFF forums or similars.

about three weeks ago


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