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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

codewarren Re:God (794 comments)

The only evidence that the Israelites were ever in Egypt or made a 40 year trip through the desert or that anyone like Moses ever existed is a story where a guy parts the sea by raising his staff and the people are fed by magical food that falls from the sky nightly. That is to say, there is zero evidence that the Israelites were ever even in Egypt.

about 6 months ago
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Obama Administration Threatens CISPA Veto, EFF Urges Action

codewarren Everyone knows (106 comments)

that 14 year old basement dwellers do not have rights and are not really people.

about a year and a half ago
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Employee Outsourced Programming Job To China, Spent Days Websurfing

codewarren Re:Part of me says, "Good!" (457 comments)

Because accomplishing things you consider valuable...

That's what the GP wants to do. What he's tired of doing is accomplishing things that SOMEONE ELSE considers valuable.

about a year and a half ago
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Drug Allows Deafened Mice to Regrow Inner Ear Hair

codewarren Re:Def Leppard fans are probably better off over t (80 comments)

I'm not sure that follows. Listeners compensate for both of these things by cranking up the volume only to be way over tolerance when the song goes from low point to high point or when the foam headphones shift back into place.

Which is worse for ears? Semi-loud music for 10 minutes or 10 seconds of over-the-top loud? It doesn't seem unreasonable to expect the opposite effect with flatter dynamics and a more physically stable listening device.

about a year and a half ago
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Nokia Redirecting Traffic On Some of Its Phones, Including HTTPS

codewarren My employer just started doing this also. (200 comments)

Doesn't this open them up to all kinds of legal problems? I mean if my bank account gets compromised after I use my nokia phone to check my balance, would I not have a pretty good cause for lawsuit?

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

codewarren Right, that'll stop the crazies (1388 comments)

Surely all the crazy people that go on rampages do it for the fame. It has nothing to do with their mental health.

about a year and a half ago
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NTLM 100% Broken Using Hashes Derived From Captures

codewarren Re:Secure Networks vs. Insecure Networks (155 comments)

The crucial detail is whether the physical layer of the network can be trusted

Someone maintains that physical layer. Even if they are employees of the company, it doesn't follow that they can be trusted. Someone with access to the physical layer and an NTLM hack could "become" anyone else on the network and do whatever he wanted with little fear of getting caught.

Put another way, If everyone that was employed by the company could be trusted, they could all share the same login with unlimited access. If that makes you cringe, then so should NTLM. I think that's the point of the article.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Girls Do Better At School

codewarren Re:How does this get +5 insightful (690 comments)

I agree with you that the author you are replying to has a weak opinion. However, that doesn't mean he hates women.

A careful look at what I wrote will reveal that my misogyny accusation was not directed at the author. Notice that the title of my post was "How does this get +5 insightful?" and then I speak of him and his post in the third person, while I make the misogyny accusation in the second person. In other words I was saying, "...don't let science get in the way of your [Slashdot moderators'] shit headed misogyny".

Calling him a misogynist because you don't like his opinion is a false argument ad hominem.

OK, so even if I had been calling the author a misogynist, it would only be ad hominem if I had used his misogyny as disproof of his premise. But my disproof of his premise was that it was contrary to scientific data. Even if I had gone on to claim he were a misogynist, which I didn't, it wouldn't have technically been ad hominem.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogyny (a hatred of women)

OK, I think you are trying to say that a feeling of superiority to women is not the same as hatred. Yes, that's true, but that's not precisely the definition of misogyny I was picturing. See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/misogyny (noun: hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.). I think I would have been within my liberty to have accused of mistrust given the following from the author:

But if you need someone to get you to the moon--your best bet is still the guy

And yet, to be clear again, that's not what I was doing. I was noting that the quickness that this shot up to +5 (before anything else even had +3) was (yet more) evidence of the rampant misogyny in the ranks of the Slashdot moderation crowd. I'm happy to see that cooler heads eventually brought it all the way back down.

about a year and a half ago
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Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

codewarren Re:Just kick him out. (338 comments)

Indeed, how will he ever conceal the fact that he can write software? He's doomed.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Girls Do Better At School

codewarren How does this get +5 insightful (690 comments)

There's no insight here, no data. The parent just spews his own feeling that "girls are rule followers" and "boys are smarter". The scientists with actual data found that the qualities were actually "attentiveness, task persistence, eagerness to learn, learning independence, flexibility and organization", but don't let science get in the way of your shit headed misogyny.

And yet this anti-science post makes it instantly to +5, why? Because it strokes the ego of the Slashdot anti-female crowd who think that feminists are coming to take their balls away.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Girls Do Better At School

codewarren Re:Ummm (690 comments)

if girls do worse on standardized tests, how do we conclude they do better at school?

The answer is in the summary. Teachers give girls better grades. Standardized tests give boys better grades.

about a year and a half ago
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The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

codewarren Re:It's a little worse than summary... (535 comments)

Indeed, here is the version from April 2009.

3.3 Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK. Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not load any part of the SDK onto a mobile handset or any other hardware device except a personal computer, combine any part of the SDK with other software, or distribute any software or device incorporating a part of the SDK.

They added no such restrictions, they've always been there. The summary is wrong.

about a year and a half ago
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The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

codewarren Re:Does this surprise anyone? (535 comments)

It hasn't been tightened, the summary is wrong. The following, which the summary says is new:

3.3 Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK

Is an exact quote from APRIL 2009. The new terms didn't change this.

about a year and a half ago
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The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

codewarren Re:But Android is open (535 comments)

The summary is completely wrong.

The new terms for the Android SDK now include phrases such as 'you may not: (a) copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK

Here's what it said in April 10, 2009

3.3 Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK. Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not load any part of the SDK onto a mobile handset or any other hardware device except a personal computer, combine any part of the SDK with other software, or distribute any software or device incorporating a part of the SDK.

Here's what it says now:

3.3 You may not use the SDK for any purpose not expressly permitted by this License Agreement. Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not: (a) copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK; or (b) load any part of the SDK onto a mobile handset or any other hardware device except a personal computer, combine any part of the SDK with other software, or distribute any software or device incorporating a part of the SDK.

about a year and a half ago
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New Sony Patent Blocks Second-hand Games

codewarren Headline is Wrong (344 comments)

Should be:

New Sony Patent on Blocking Second-hand Games

about a year and a half ago
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Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This?

codewarren Re:Unlikely - mars has always been cold (75 comments)

People seem to forget that after its formation the sun was somewhat LESS bright than it is now so Mars would have been even colder in its current orbit.

And some forget that after Mars' own formation it was damn hot (molten, even, for a while) just from the energy of its own formation, just like every other planet. Although only a trace is left today, this would have lasted for some time. So it is incorrect to assume that "less bright sun" equals "colder planet" unless all other things were equal, which they were not.

about a year and a half ago

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