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European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

dmbasso Re:Almost all normal people realise (219 comments)

No, the OP does not have a point. Why are you focusing on one specific instance? Violence is widespread, and is committed by all kinds of people. Christians of all denominations in the US were quite content with the fact their government torture people (or offshore the task). The loads of innocent people that are killed in drone attacks are also not victims of muslim terrorists.

Religions are stupid and should be extinguished, but the correct way to achieve that goal is through education. With violence you'll only get more violence.

about two weeks ago
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European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

dmbasso Re:Almost all normal people realise (219 comments)

If by "normal" you mean the normal curve, I guess you're right... probably the majority of the population is ignorant people that can't analyze the facts for themselves. Easier to watch Fox News and hate the other group.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service

dmbasso Re:Stop messing with Slashdot (112 comments)

It is not the full beta. Just the tip.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

dmbasso Re:Better WebMD than Wikipedia (79 comments)

Uncross your arms
Take and throw them to the cure
Say, "I do believe."
Uncross your arms now
Take 'em to it
Say, "I do believe
I do believe."

about three weeks ago
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OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

dmbasso Re:Sky drive? (145 comments)

"Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, and others have been competing to become your favorite gateway to the NSA."

FTFY

about 3 months ago
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New Oculus SDK Adds Experimental Linux Support and Unity Free For Rift Headset

dmbasso Re:Bennett Haselton on reality (24 comments)

It's amazing how the joke got old so quick. I guess you should have stopped around the third iteration.

And before you come criticize this comment, wait for Bennett's.

about 3 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

dmbasso Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

IIRC, the license explicitly forbids running it under a VM... though in my opinion if you paid for the crap you should be able to run it whatever way you want.
But, as I said, Windows is just a waste of hard disk space to me, be it a partition or VDI.

about 3 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

dmbasso Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Why didn't you just order a hamburger?

Because nobody offers that option. I would gladly request a refund for the Windows 7 that came with my notebook if I could. The only reason I keep its partition is because I paid for that crap, and just "in case I need it"... but it's been 3 years so far without booting it. I guess I'll just wipe it and give more space to my Linux partition whenever I get some time to do it.

about 3 months ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

dmbasso Re:Perjury (191 comments)

Does that apply even if you're scratching your head while saying the false things (or the "least untruthful things") intentionally?

about 4 months ago
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Water Discovered In Exoplanet Atmosphere

dmbasso Re:It Rhymes! (50 comments)

And it was fa-bu-lous!!!

about 4 months ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

dmbasso Re:bitcoin (241 comments)

Double spends for anyone who can connect to both sides of the network. Essentially, there will be two ledgers, an International ledger and a Russian one. If you spend on the Russian ledger, the International ledger will still have your money. When the network rejoins, whatever ledger has the most hashing power behind it will be chosen as the correct one, and all the transactions from the other one will be retried on the new global ledger. If the network saw a new transaction spending a previous transaction's outputs, it would be rejected, as well as any spends referencing that transaction, and so on.

Thank you, that's exactly what I wanted to know.

This happened already.

I guess I've missed the news, any links for my lazy ass?

Bitcoin sounds like a nice investment for dictators willing to further screw their populaces.

about 4 months ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

dmbasso bitcoin (241 comments)

What happens to the block chain if the network is split, as in this case?

about 4 months ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

dmbasso Re:Still... (193 comments)

E.g., would you rather try to see which bit is set in a string like "0b001011010011011101011100" or have it broken up like "0b0010_1101_0011_0111_0101_1100" or "0b00101101_00110111_01011100". If it's a bit field, you may even want "0b001011_010011011_01_0_111_0_0" if breaking it into fields has meaning.

Such a small change to help readability...

If you're really interested in readability you would probably define those bits, like:

#define HIGHSTUFF (0b001011 << 17)
#define NOTSOHIGHSTUFF (0b010011011 << 8)

and then or them together.

Alternatively you could define a macro for your bit field, like:

#include
#define bitfield(a,b,c,d) 0x##a##b##c##d
int main() {
        printf("%x", bitfield(f,f,f,f));
}

about 5 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

dmbasso Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

Meta-discussions have to happen somewhere... where do you suggest?

about 7 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

For extra nerdiness, 0x853204FA81 is prime.

about 7 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

Uh oh, somebody got his contradictions/hypocrisies rubbed the wrong way. :)

about 7 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

Thanks. Btw, did you try to factor it? :)

about 7 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

dmbasso Re:I'll enjoy this.... (530 comments)

Yes, let's just starve everybody to death! That's what Jesus would do! [I hope I don't need to explain why I'm conflating things.]

about 7 months ago
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Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

dmbasso Re:Really bad explanation of the evolution. (133 comments)

Because you said that thousands of years ago specific genes were transplanted

No, I didn't say that. The example I gave was only to elucidate that a single gene (or even a bunch of them) doesn't define a population. I read my post again and the message still seems clear. But ok, I'll make it fucking transparent: suppose I write a book and copy an entire paragraph of Shakespeare's Hamlet, then proceed to burn every single copy of the aforementioned play. It doesn't matter that a paragraph continues to exist in another book, Hamlet went extinct.

about 7 months ago

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