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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

ahaweb Re:Good news (409 comments)

You like Titanic and Avatar more than Serenity, we get it.

2 days ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

ahaweb Re:Wait, what? (218 comments)

American immigration policy was extremely restricted several decades ago, only letting in doctors and such. That probably has more to do with it. It's more Asian to never study (because school is a joke and boring and easy) than to study hard.

about a week ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

ahaweb Re:Ha (391 comments)

Or beer.

about three weeks ago
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Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space

ahaweb Re:His legacy is 2% (166 comments)

It's not like Khan was his family name and people called him Mr. Khan.

about three weeks ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

ahaweb Re:Wait. Are gov't regs good or bad? (280 comments)

What? No, that's not the point. The point is government is supposed to regulate the abuse of monopoly power, not create monopoly power with regulations.

about a month and a half ago
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Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

ahaweb Re:I don't get it (167 comments)

99% of the useless noise in commentariat debates about controversial topics is *distraction* which attempts to censor descriptions/observations/facts by simply changing the topic to a whataboutism or some other kind of distraction.

A wiki that gave a place for every point to be made would fundamentally solve this censor-by-distraction problem on internet forum debates. It would have to be refuted or confirmed on its own merits, without changing the topic with a distraction, thereby fixing 99% of the problems arising from bias.

about 2 months ago
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Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking

ahaweb Re:so waitaminute... (114 comments)

Car hacking is real, they can make a journalist's Mercedes in Los Angeles accelerate so it crashes into a tree and explodes. Hypothetically.

about 2 months ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

ahaweb Re:AI researcher here (455 comments)

> How can you have emotion or desire without consciousness?

You can't, emotion and desire are subjective experiences by definition and consciousness is subjectivity or subjective-experience itself.

about 2 months ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

ahaweb Re:Boy toy (786 comments)

How does the lack of interest in something that geeky boys like in any way fall under the responsibility of those geeky boys, who have no influence over what non-geeky boys are interested in? It obviously does not, and that is why claims that it does fall under their responsibility sound absurd to us geeky boys.

about 3 months ago
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Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory

ahaweb Re:Webmail (116 comments)

Writing walls of text without paragraphs is called lacking literary manners. The people I know who do it are the intellectual equivalent of obese people.

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

ahaweb Re:WRONG!! (590 comments)

It seems to have backfired though, after Rantic was outed.

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

ahaweb Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

There's more to the value of labor than how much education someone has. I know it's hard for you to imagine what those other factors could be, but just because you can't imagine something doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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

ahaweb Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Slaves don't have opportunities to work as non-slaves. What on earth are you talking about.

about 4 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

ahaweb Re:All too often (795 comments)

We never know what anything is (noumena), we only know what it does (phenomena).

about 4 months ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

ahaweb Re:If you're not smart enough to realize this is B (240 comments)

Good point. The article mis-labelled as "others have fallen for the Wave hoax" doesn't mention anything about anybody actually falling for it.

about 4 months ago
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

ahaweb Re:defined by mainstream media coverage (183 comments)

The "conversation" before Snowden was establishment voices calling people like us tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

ahaweb Re:Common sense (392 comments)

It's quite dogmatic to simply assume that there is no more to non-dogmatic critical thinking than common sense, or that common sense itself is not often dogmatic.

about 4 months ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

ahaweb Re:If true thats great (191 comments)

That's like calling spam "free advice".

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ahaweb Re:Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

The headline says they're replacing "Window Phone" with "Windows", but this is totally wrong. They're replacing "Windows Phone" with "Microsoft Lumia", and dropping the Nokia name completely as fast as possible.

about 4 months ago

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