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Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages

bytesex D is not bad (118 comments)

If only it were free.

yesterday
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How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

bytesex I don't blame people for trying alternatives (91 comments)

The only thing that foreign aid has helped accomplish so far (the last FORTY years!), is prop up dictators and help them balance their budgets, so as to keep their weapons-buying programs out of harms way. This article sounds like somebody has a cushy job to lose.

2 days ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

bytesex Re:False flag (340 comments)

Eh.. yeah. But those countries were in Asia. And even there Putin won't be able to pull shit like that any longer, what with China breathing down his neck.

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

bytesex Re:False flag (340 comments)

If there really was a 'George Bilt' from MIT leaking classified satelite images, you can bet your ass it would be all over the news. He'd be in Gitmo by now, and his wife would be slobbering over journalists.

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

bytesex Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Never mind that the fighter is at such a distance to the airplane, that it would crash into it in 2 - 3 seconds.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

bytesex Re:Getting trolled (716 comments)

Since the attacks were anonymous, how is the victim to know whether or not she previously met them? And if you can't answer this, why do you discard situations where the perpetrator already knew the victim? And if you can't discard those situations, would you be very surprised if the answer to your question were 'last week'?

about three weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

bytesex Re:Getting trolled (716 comments)

That's right. If you say 'dumb shit' about a very large online community, you should get rape and death threats, accompanied by your home address - that's just how it works. And if you get those death threats and you respond to them, you should just get more. It's the way of the universe, and totally justified. Oh, and those threats are really meaningless, everybody knows that. When people say 'I'm going to kill you', they're actually saying 'how are you doing'.

Everybody knows that. Right?

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

bytesex Re:Technicalities (198 comments)

With a 70% death rate?

about three weeks ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

bytesex Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

IIRC: the Fair Scheduler. In that instance, Linus wasn't disrespectful of a person - he just willfully ignored one of his henchmen (Ingo Molnar) being completely disrespectful of a person (that is, ignore the man and steal his ideas without any accreditation).

about a month ago
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Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss

bytesex Obvious (104 comments)

Every hierarchy pyramid has a level at which there are 100 people remaining until the top. His statement was irrefutable, but useless.

about a month and a half ago
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Astrophysicists Use Apollo Seismic Array To Hunt For Gravitational Waves

bytesex Re:Good science, me too! (25 comments)

Yes but have you tried the resonant frequencies?

about 2 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

bytesex Re:The article is complete fucking bullshit (789 comments)

The tanks, rockets and armoured vehicles are also just 'on leave and using their personal time to help the separatist movement in Ukraine', I'm sure.

In what kind of country can you just borrow a tank for your own personal endeavours during your holidays?

about 3 months ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

bytesex Re:This does not bother me (237 comments)

They experiment with setting up their own cellular networks.

about 3 months ago
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Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

bytesex It's made of plated steel (54 comments)

Isn't steel. next to strength, not also known for its superb conductivity of heat?

about 3 months ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:This is why I'm leaving academia. (541 comments)

"Public debate needs to be held to a higher standard than it currently is. Would you expect to win a debate by having your entire team sign a letter saying no more than, "The other team is wrong"?"

You're assuming there is 'another team'. In this case, there is 'another team' in the same sense that the 'intelligent design' people want you to 'teach the controversy'. There is no 'other team'. There is a bunch of scientists and a bunch of lunatics who claim to be scientists. Forever having society confused about their status, is how they stay alive. You're just feeding into that.

about 3 months ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:This is why I'm leaving academia. (541 comments)

Exactly. If somebody were to publish a populair scientific book on the origins of the universe, misusing and quoting every study out there, and eventually seriously coming to the conclusion that the Sun is made of bananas, and this book were to become popular, you can bet your sweet ass that there would be a public outcry from all the scientists whose work was quoted.

about 3 months ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:why? (541 comments)

That happens. It's ironic for example, from a sociological standpoint, that one of the areas with the most inbreeding in the UK is the area around Hull. Here, there are two populations that are both terribly inbred: the aboriginals, and the import Pakistani's. They *could* interbreed and resolve their inbreeding, but they won't.

Of course, 'they won't' means that they won't *yet*. Our long years into adulthood gives us terrible oversight of these things. Give it a generation or two and they'll be in bed with each other like rabbits.

about 3 months ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:why? (541 comments)

That's not insightful, that's dumb: in animal breeding people control every single aspect and criterium of mating. That's just impossible in humans! If only because our resolve to constrain mating are always limited to one or two generations (Berlin wall, anti-miscegenation laws, etc).

Humans will travel, and human males will stick their thing in anything that moves (and doesn't move).

about 3 months ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:Biological Basis to Race (541 comments)

'Race is a commercial qualifier in the industry that breeds cats, dogs and horses'. And that's all there's to it.

There are dominances of certain genes within certain biotopes, but there are no races. Case in point: the entirity of South America, more or less. Human males will fark everything that moves - that's just how it works. And that's how there isn't even a question of subspeciation *). We're really all of us quite the same.

*) A subspecies is when the same species is separated by, for example, a mountain range, and have differentiated to the point that they don't recognize each other as mating material, even though they could produce viable offspring.

about 3 months ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:What they complain vs what they publish (541 comments)

That must be 'scientific' in the way that it's down from 'medical' or even to 'sociological'.

'Race' is not a qualifier in biology. Because humans fuck around too much.

about 3 months ago

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