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At 40, a person is ...

cmdr_tofu Re:40 is an artificial boundary (181 comments)

The sign at the entrance to our city park states, "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing".

I take it your park is not in Soviet Russia?

7 hours ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

cmdr_tofu Re:Fire them. (515 comments)

Well there are rules unions and other legal precedents. Police officers are not "at will" employees.

However by any reasonable standard an officer who commits extreme misconduct (falsifying evidence to hide their own culpability) that officer should be fired and charged with a crime. Unfortunately an unreasonable standard has become the de-facto standard at least in many big cities (I have no idea how widespread this is)

Apparently good cops are victims as much as innocent citizens when the police force is corrupt: http://thefreethoughtproject.c...

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

cmdr_tofu Re:Fire all the officers? (515 comments)

yeah good luck with that strategy. This lady was "lucky" that:
1) she wasn't killed or fatally injured (she may have lasting permanent damage though)
2) the police were not successful in destroying her evidence. They appeared practiced. Who is to say they won't do a better job next time.
3) The police fabricated (and witnessed by other police stories) was an obvious fabrication thanks to her evidence. They accused her of trying to run over the police and had other police officers to back them up. They would have been "justified" in killing her to "defend themselves". It sickening the amount of power that corrupt police officers can have.

I have met plenty of good (or so I believed) officers, but now I am terrified of them.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

cmdr_tofu Re:Don't foget (186 comments)

yeah i didn't put magicbane in the bag of holding. I still have magicbane, but no bag of holding (full of goodies) and i'm forgetting all my spells :(

A nymph must have took it when i wasn't paying attention doh!

about two weeks ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

cmdr_tofu Re:Don't foget (186 comments)

I really want to beat the game as a wizard. I'm kind of angry because I had a bag of holding with EVERYTHING, spellbooks scrolls of earth and MagicBane!, but somehow my bag disappeared and I can't even get through the tower because I'm a boulder short and no scroll of earth. Digging with my pickaxe didn't work either

O drow wizard (slashem) your quest may end here.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

cmdr_tofu Re:Don't foget (186 comments)

As far as modern games I've only played nethack and slashem (I've played rogue and moria) Crossfire too, but crossfire is so different.

I can honestly say that after over 10 years of nethacking I am not very close to winning. I love getting a ring of teleportation and eating a bunch of leprechauns and tengus to become "jumpy" though.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

cmdr_tofu technical problem (720 comments)

Wow so much unsolicited relationship advice. There certainly are some good answers about larger fans and quieter cases, but the problem of "long USB cables and long HDMI cables" causing propagation delay and lag is interesting. I have never heard of this issue before. How long are we talking? Are the cables shielded? Do you have repeaters in the picture?

about three weeks ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

cmdr_tofu Re:16 people? (252 comments)

Yeah in a 3 week study with 16 people on carefully controlled diets. The doesn't invalidate significant findings of studies like this one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

cmdr_tofu 16 people? (252 comments)

It seems awfully unscientific to come to any kind of conclusion based on a study of 16 people over a 3 week period with engineered diets.

There is a saturated fat plateau. When you consume enough saturate fats, you cannot absorb them, but that doesn't mean it's a healthy amount to eat.

Add this to the list of misleading studies: http://nutritionfacts.org/vide...

about a month ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

cmdr_tofu Re:Owning stock (203 comments)

First we should look at the past: In the past Harvard was in fact able to influence Exxons policy, by.... guess what? divestment http://www.thecrimson.com/arti...

As to whether or not stock price affects the company. It does, the company does not sell 100% of its stock. It is used as capital (can be sold) and even awarded employees with sign-on bonuses as well.

As for what the goals of the divestment campaign are, they do not appear to be stopping oil or driving oil companies out of business. This seems to be a strawman that you have created. In the first link I posted, the goals of divestment campaign in Stanford are as follows (ftfl):
"Thus our demands of the fossil fuel companies are simple. In order to show that
they are committed to a livable future, they must
Stop seeking new fossil reserves
Stop promoting climate change denial and lobbying against climate policy
Commit to keeping 80% of theirproven reserves in the ground

As long as fossil fuel companies continue with business as usual, they must be though of as an unethical industry, recklessly pushing us toward global catastrophe." (Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Stanford University)

With an ever-growing population and an increasing crunch for resources, climate change is possibly the most significant threat that humanity will face. If these students want to take an approach that is legal, nonviolent and proven successful in the past to try to influence major corporations in a better direction, I say more power to them.

about a month ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

cmdr_tofu Re:Owning stock (203 comments)

At a very minimum, creating a market for the stock creates a very real demand for ownership in said stock. Divesting decreases the value of existing stocks (including those owned by the company), and buying increases the value. To argue this point is foolish.

If you want to make the point that divestment is a useless gesture, you should first acquaint yourself with the reasoning behind this nonviolent strategy for achieving political and social change:
http://www.fossilfreestanford....
http://gofossilfree.org/commit...

about a month ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

cmdr_tofu Re:Owning stock (203 comments)

Divestment is a legitimate technique of opposing that which is morally objectionable. Divestment campaigns were led against South Africa's highly-profitable aparthied businesses. Did it hurt the value of South African diamond mines? Possibly not in isolation, but as part of a series of similar campaigns aparthied has ended.

Fossil fuel industries do need to exist, but investing in big energy companies today is like investing in the mob. More drilling in high-risk areas, deregulation, and lower fuel taxes are at least in these students' perspectives, the wrong way for the planet to go, so a top educational institution on the planet which campaigns to strongly be in favor of being 100% sustainable (http://green.harvard.edu/), should not be investing in unsustainable practices.

about a month ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

cmdr_tofu Re:stupid germans (419 comments)

actually most political leaders in china have strong science backgrounds.
http://singularityhub.com/2011...

In the US, we tend to elect lawyers and then businessmen, but hopefully that will change.

about a month ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

cmdr_tofu Re:Intel isn't going to win this one (91 comments)

I'm looking forward to trying out one of these real soon: http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mo... (intel cpu phone docking tablet)

As far as cost is concerned, it's available for $200 with no contract (carrier-locked to AT&T). Once a procedure is known for unlocking, rooting and using with Tmobile, I'll be their next customer.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

cmdr_tofu Re:Gay? (764 comments)

Wow, apparently I'm a troll for thinking it's good that Tim Cook takes a stand against discrimination.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

cmdr_tofu Re:Gay? (764 comments)

The problem is most people who are gay can hide it for the sake of silly social stigma.

If having visibly blue eyes was a social and cultural stigma that caused parents to disown their children and it was common to cover them with brown contact lenses, then your comparison would be appropriate and I would commend you for throwing out BS social rules and living your life as an out blue eyed person.

So I say good for Tim Cook, maybe he will make it easier for others.

about 1 month ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

cmdr_tofu Re:Time for a revolution (424 comments)

Don't blame me, I voted for Nader.!

about 2 months ago

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Secret anti-Linux message in FruitLoops commercial

cmdr_tofu cmdr_tofu writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cmdr_tofu (826352) writes "Apparently Tux has made his way into this very strange Fruit Loops commercial as well as the concept of "sharing" and "theft". Is Microsoft the abominable snowman and Tux the secret weapon of thieves? Watch the youtube link to see a very strange commercial..."
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Unison Unified Communcations- Exchange Killer?

cmdr_tofu cmdr_tofu writes  |  about 6 years ago

cmdr_tofu writes "Seems interesting enough to be worthwhile maybe even to Microsoft shops:
"Unison combines e-mail, telephone, instant messaging, calendars and contacts into a single system. It includes a Linux-based server, Unison Server(TM), which powers all text and voice communications for an organization, and Unison Desktop(TM), a Windows or Linux-based desktop client that gives employees all communication inside one application, including e-mail, IM, voicemail, telephony and more..."
"The first Unison sponsors are Canonical, Inc., the London-based commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu operating system, and Intermedia, the New York-based hosted business applications provider. ""

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