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Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

bytesex It's made of plated steel (25 comments)

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

3 hours 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

bytesex Re:IQ != Intelligence (541 comments)

And life outcomes have no correlation with race?

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

bytesex I guess (387 comments)

It was because we started cross-breeding with Neanderthals. And then wiping them out, because they were *still* friendlier than we were.

about a month ago
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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

bytesex I've got an answer! (213 comments)

Because of Internet.

about a month ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

bytesex Hm (97 comments)

1) This service will survive for all of two weeks tops - it's him against the collective power of Google. I put my money on Google.
2) Ads should come inline with the other HTML, as well as associated images. It's not difficult, and adblock can never really find a solution to that.

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

bytesex Re:Hypothetical (962 comments)

Yes they are. What a strange thing to say?! It may not be interesting, but you can surely start any discussion, right?

"Their conferences get shut down"

[citation needed]

about a month ago
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FCC Proposal To Limit Access To 5725-5850 MHz Band

bytesex 5GHz ? (112 comments)

That doesn't travel very far, right? At least not with acceptable power. It's almost microwave!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

bytesex Re:Remove the ransom note excuse with Deparse (536 comments)

I just did your deparse trick on my worst perl script, and it made it *worse*! I must be doing something right.

about 2 months ago
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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

bytesex Re:Half a century (113 comments)

Wasn't Unisys in the eighties still Sperry and Univac?

about 2 months ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

bytesex Re:Lack of intent (323 comments)

It's not about intent at all - a MAC address is simply meaningless! A car's serial number is something that is officially alotted, and has all sorts of codified repercussions. A MAC address is simply a number. Prosecutors arguing that changing your MAC address is akin to filing off a car's serial number, are like those that argued that etoy.com had a .com address and therefore was meant to be using in the US only: a complete fabrication intended to pull the wool over the judge's eyes!

about 3 months ago
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Lyme Bacterium's Possible Ancestor Found In Ancient Tick

bytesex "every species on the planet is parasitized" (30 comments)

And "Parasites represent at least half of all modern animal species". Unless there's some Escher-like parasite-chain at work here, I don't think that this can be remotely true.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Refuses To Share Employee Race and Gender Data

bytesex Re:Stupid is as stupid does (250 comments)

77% of the USA is white male? That seems a bit unlikely.

about 3 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

bytesex Re:US (688 comments)

The thing is, *education* should *not* be heterogenous.

about 3 months ago
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IT Pro Gets Prison Time For Sabotaging Ex-Employer's System

bytesex Re:Noob (265 comments)

The problem with that is that, after a year, he'll not be angry anymore. And what's the use of that?

about 3 months ago

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