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Student Finds Universe's Missing Mass

cinderellamanson Re:Horrible article/summary (210 comments)

"The paper has been accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society."

more than 3 years ago
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Newt Gingrich's Amazon Book Reviews

cinderellamanson Re:Troll (275 comments)

sorry, that was racist.

I'm sorry newt, I thought you were pat.

pat, i think we disagree on stuff.

more than 3 years ago
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8 of China's Top 9 Govt. Officials Are Engineers

cinderellamanson let's try this again (403 comments)

Well aren't you cute.

more than 3 years ago
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Let Them Eat Khan Academy

cinderellamanson Re:Online free curriculum? (134 comments)

Lol, I would have thought reading comprehension was required for schmooze.

more than 3 years ago
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Japan Says No To PlayStation Network Restart

cinderellamanson Re:Bravo Japan! (146 comments)

Good enough, usually isn't.

more than 3 years ago
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Newt Gingrich's Amazon Book Reviews

cinderellamanson Re:Troll (275 comments)

Good point, a midget troll then. It wasn't long ago, before Obama's election that he was writing about segregation on humanevents.com, TROLL.

more than 3 years ago
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Newt Gingrich's Amazon Book Reviews

cinderellamanson Troll (275 comments)

Newt Gingrich is a troll.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should Sony Compensate PSN Users?

cinderellamanson Re:Yeah, I want a Sony Pony too (386 comments)

trusting people to do the right thing is the very foundation of business

more than 3 years ago
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Mainstream Media Looks At Anonymous

cinderellamanson Re:Simple way to understand. (118 comments)

Anonymous is a Unix permission granted to unknown entities on the larger network known as the Internet.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Process Killing the Software Industry?

cinderellamanson Re:Management should be the ones executin the proc (460 comments)

"There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect."
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

more than 3 years ago
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Is Process Killing the Software Industry?

cinderellamanson Re:Does anyone know the Happy Medium? (460 comments)

Google doesn't suffer from the gee-whiz problem, they take the gee-whiz stuffs and see if it sticks. Sun Microsystems did this too, and eventually it became a gee-whiz problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Sued For PlayStation Network Data Breach

cinderellamanson Re:So it begins... (404 comments)

Full disclosure and due diligence. I can't fault sony at the moment. Maybe if I had a PSN+ account, but really names, addresses, and passwords are not much worse than what goes in the phone book unless you use the same password for PSN as you do your bank account. If credit card information was stolen then Sony's got some trouble on their hands, but keeping mum, while investigating the situation is often necessary in order to complete the investigation. Furthermore they have publicly accepted the possibility of liability without having verified the data breach. That's fair enough for me. I'm checking my bank statements, but typically CC information is difficult to grab from a standards compliant organization. So, it's quite possible the standards need revised.

more than 2 years ago
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PSN Outage Continues, Console Hack Claimed To Be Responsible

cinderellamanson Re:There's some karma for you, Mikey (404 comments)

that's completely unverified at the moment.

"While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained."

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/

more than 3 years ago
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What Does IQ Really Measure?

cinderellamanson Re:What about people who first solved it? (488 comments)

Manipulating three dimensional objects successfully, has nothing to do with the minds ability to manipulate three dimensional objects, because you say so. Well played good sir, well played.

more than 3 years ago
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What Does IQ Really Measure?

cinderellamanson Re:IQ (488 comments)

If I remember correctly the Titan test does not rule out the use of reference materials, such as the library or encyclopedias. It does however restrict the use of the Internet. I haven't taken it, but I don't think any higher level tests like that specifically test trivia. Oddly though, you can't totally eliminate the affect of trivial knowledge on an IQ test. A rubiks cube, for example, is a good measure of spatial intelligence until someone has put in the required hours of practice to make the puzzle trivial.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

cinderellamanson Re:Obvious question from their perspective (1307 comments)

Any computer can be controlled remotely with the proper leverage, so you underestimate IT. Now, just so you don't over estimate IT, just because we can do something doesn't mean we should. Either way, that's not your decision to make - period end of story.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

cinderellamanson Re:Sysadmins VS Lusers, lets get ready to rumble! (1307 comments)

"IT: we will respect your mad skillz only after you have demonstrated that that your hoops are justifiable and not unduly burdensome."

I hope you take this attitude to every professional you deal with. Your doctor, your lawyer, your accountant, etc. Seriously, it's not a matter of disagreement, it's a matter of the arrogance you display. Look maybe it looks like I'm on youtube, slashdot, facebook or whatever all day long just farting around, but this job is frankly a lot more complicated than it looks and the consequences for messing up are typically organization wide, so unless you're willing to put in the required five years to get a start in this thankless field of BS, then kindly keep your hands in the car, buckle your seat belt and enjoy the ride.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?

cinderellamanson Re:Science does require faith (1486 comments)

science does not require faith, faith is the belief in something which cannot be proven. Science works with a hunch, a belief in something which is not yet proven, a hunch does not become more than a hunch without proof. Furthermore, a hunch requires some sort of indication, you don't just say carrot fuel is the next big thing in renewable energy on faith alone. Most people treat science as equivalent to faith, but they are wrong.

more than 3 years ago

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