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Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman

eqisow Re:He's not a woman (784 comments)

The idea is that sex and gender are not the same thing - one is, as you said, biological, and the other is psychological. Yes, in the end it's all biology, but you can't argue that gender dysphoria is not a real phenomenon. So, the question you have to ask, is what's the best way to treat this condition? Is it to say, "Deal with it, you were born this, you are this," or, is it to give them therapy and open the door to procedures that do, in fact, seem to lessen the psychological suffering of such individuals?

1 year,11 days
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Project Orca: How an IT Disaster Destroyed Republicans' Get-Out-The-Vote Effort

eqisow Re:Serves them right (578 comments)

It turns out governments are made up of people. Specifically, people you elect to represent you and do your will. For example, social program that help the poor.

about 2 years ago
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Judge Orders Piracy Trial To Test IP Address Evidence

eqisow Re:IPs parallel the discoverable world (321 comments)

That's a much better analogy, I agree, but even then you have to consider that someone could use your IP address without even being on your property if your wireless isn't secured or is improperly secured.

One could perhaps argue that constitutes negligence, but if that's the case every McDonalds and Starbucks in the country is in trouble.

about 2 years ago
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Black Death Discovered In Oregon

eqisow Re:Darwin in action. (404 comments)

Oh, I'm sorry. I assumed the topic of discussion was evolutionary penile changes due to condom use since that was the topic of the comment I replied to. If we're just making broad statements about evolution then, yes, 500 years can be significant.

I'm not sure why you would have phrased that like you were calling me out though.

more than 2 years ago
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Black Death Discovered In Oregon

eqisow Re:Darwin in action. (404 comments)

I have found a paper on evolutionary rates of change. It calculates an instrinsic rate of evolution of .1 standard deviations per generation. If we call a generation roughly 20 years" we're looking at 25 generations over 500 years. Unless you can provide evidence of a relatively strong selection pressure towards some penis change that makes condoms less effective, I'm going to go ahead and stand by my original claim.

more than 2 years ago
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Black Death Discovered In Oregon

eqisow Re:Darwin in action. (404 comments)

Yes, because condoms have totally been around for an evolutionarily significant period of time.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For a Laptop With a Keypad That Doesn't Suck

eqisow Sager (300 comments)

For example, this1080p 15.6" model. I had never heard of them, but a friend ordered one recently and, wow, I was really impressed with the build quality. They keyboard itself is excellent and has a feel similar to mechanical switches. To top it off, the prices are really competitive. They're pitched as "gaming notebooks," but don't let that stop you. I'd use these for business in a heartbeat and, who knows, you might get some gaming in on the side.

more than 2 years ago
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Nomad Planets: Stepping Stones To Interstellar Space?

eqisow Re:Surprising? (244 comments)

Supermassive black holes (like at the center of the Milky Way) can be less dense than water because the Schwarzschild radius is directly proportional to the mass and density is calculated using the mass and the volume of the Schwarzschild radius. Smaller black holes are much denser.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Kills $10 Texting Plan, Pushes $20 Plan

eqisow Re:I forget: is tiering good or evil? (348 comments)

I don't know if it's standard for Android, but Cyanogenmod definitely has a 2G only mode in the radio settings.

about 3 years ago
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AT&T Kills $10 Texting Plan, Pushes $20 Plan

eqisow Re:Whining Little Bitches (348 comments)

T-Mobile is 9.99 for unlimited texts... you know, for now.

about 3 years ago
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Making Microelectronics Out of Nanodiamond

eqisow Re:Limited uses? (80 comments)

Because I'm sure there will be a sizable size/speed trade-off, at least to begin with.

about 3 years ago
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Bethesda Tells Minecraft Creator: Cease and Desist

eqisow Re:Can't you not (200 comments)

But not computer companies. Trademark only applies for people in the same business, like making games.

about 3 years ago
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Today's Lighter TVs Mean Much Less E-Waste

eqisow Re:How do you value your time? (197 comments)

If I could trade in my free time at $50/hour and tinker with electronics during that time, I'd be all over it.

more than 3 years ago
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The History of Ethernet

eqisow Re:Yet my i7... (322 comments)

I believe he means running the software of the day on each machine, not running modern software on ancient machines.

more than 3 years ago
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Why SOE Decided To Cancel Star Wars Galaxies

eqisow Re:Not sure about that (149 comments)

True. You would think they would work out licensing in terms of a percentage of sales/subscriptions, but apparently not.

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Releases 90,000 Military E-Mail Accounts

eqisow Re:Yeh (319 comments)

Not so much prosecuting as holding indefinitely, it seems... or is a trial finally getting underway?

more than 3 years ago
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Why SOE Decided To Cancel Star Wars Galaxies

eqisow Re:Really. (149 comments)

I think you're confusing Sony and Sony Online Entertainment. They've got their own building, CEO, and everything.

more than 3 years ago
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Why SOE Decided To Cancel Star Wars Galaxies

eqisow Re:Not sure about that (149 comments)

But Vanguard is still going.

more than 3 years ago

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Local users get to play root on Fedora

eqisow eqisow writes  |  more than 4 years ago

eqisow (877574) writes "The new default policy for Fedora 12 allows local, unprivileged users to install signed packaged without root access. This change apparently went mostly unnoticed until after the Fedora 12 GA release, at which point it sparked a mailing list thread that is, as of this writing, over 100 posts long.

The arguments for both sides can be seen on Red Hat's bugzilla as well as on the mailing list, but what does the Slashdot community think? Was this a good move or should it be reverted? Should there have been more discussion on the subject sooner?"

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