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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

fey000 Re:Tits and swords (153 comments)

You're not missing anything if you don't see GoT. It's just tits and swords.

Paraphrase: You're not missing anything interesting. It's just the most awesome thing in the world and the fourth most awesome thing in the world. All the time.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

fey000 Re:Natural vs randomized experiments (219 comments)

The fact that Facebook seems to be genuinely surprised by this response tells me everything I need to know about how they regard their users. They see them the same way an entomologist sees bugs - something to be cataloged and experimented on but not worthy of the respect one normally gives other human beings.

And how can this surprise you? Have you ever heard anything at all about Facebook respecting the privacy of its users? In fact, again and again and again Facebook ends up in the news with an anti-privacy scandal on its hands.

I am not saying that running social experiments on random people is a great idea (though it is funny), I am saying this is a 'no biggie' because it is neither surprising nor out of line with previous actions. That doesn't make it right, but anyone with half a brain should have seen it coming five years ago, and stopped using social media platforms 4 years ago. The only people who need to have these accounts are the marketeers. The rest will get much better 'social' results using 1) a phone and 2) mouth + ears.

I suppose since Facebook is owned and run by an immature child billionaire that I shouldn't be surprised.

And yet you appear to be. Facebook is run by a greedy thief, and you expect non-greedy-thief behavior. That is inconsistent.

about a month ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

fey000 Re:More proof failbook is for fucktarded sheeple (219 comments)

Failbook has always proved and will always prove to be intrusive. Yet the sheep that use failbook continue to prove they are nothing more than stuipid little fucks that value nothing at all. Now with this "emotion experiment" the dumb asspie cracker Zuckerberg feels he is beyond any and all laws with his sheep still saying "fuck me in the ass harder Mark." The solution to this simple, shut failbook down. If you must keep in touch that is what email and *gasp* letters via snail fucking mail is for. Then there are also a new fangdangled method called a "website" that will allow for someone to put their shit up. Making a webpage is all too simple. If they can't make one then they are too fucking stupid to even exist let alone use a fucking computer so it is best to let the fucktarded sheeple that use failbook to fucking self destruct and perhaps earn themselves a fucking darwin award along the way.

I dare say I smell the distinct aroma of a Pulitzer from your florid loquaciousness.

about a month ago
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FWD.us: GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists

fey000 And the scientists? (422 comments)

And then presumably the scientists get replaced by cheaper H1B "scientists"?

about a month and a half ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

fey000 Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

But while a correlation does not prove cause-and-effect, a lack of correlation -- or more properly, a negative correlation -- can DISprove cause-and-effect.

Only in a closed system, unless you presume to have knowledge of the grand unifying theorem, and can thus explain every action in the universe.

Example: something -- all evidence points to one animal -- has been killing your chickens. You suspect the neighbor's dog. So you start keeping tabs on when the dog is let out, and when it is in the house. It turns out, after examination, that whatever it is has been killing your chickens when the dog was locked up in the house. There is no dispute... it is indisputable that the dog wasn't there when the chickens died. This negative correlation between the dog being out and dead chickens has DISproved your theory that the dog was killing the chickens.

Or, which is the recurring problem of the debate, there are two dogs, meaning that while your specific dog didn't kill the chickens, the biological family dog (Canis I believe) is responsible for the increased chicken mortality in the area. This is actually the same example as you first provide, with the rum and minister, except you have obfuscated the scenario.

It gets a bit more complicated when the numbers go up but the same principle still holds. If your theory is that X causes Y, and you find a negative correlation, for example X goes up while Y goes down, you have DISproved that X causes Y. Otherwise, barring other outside influences, you would have (no dispute) observed that Y went up as X went up. Anything else contradicts your theory.

I like how "barring other outside influences" is mentioned only in passing here, while it is considered the key disrupting factor in scientific statistical analysis, something a lot of very smart people spend a lot of time on accounting for and avoiding.
And X going up with Y going down only works when X is the entire environment. If X is merely a part of the environment (as in both of your examples) it proves that X is 1: negatively correlated to Y, or 2: X is not correlated to Y but something(s) else is, or 3: X is correlated to Y while something else is stronger negatively correlated to Y. Given that these three points can be proven without any analysis, it does not seem the statistical addition shed much light on the facts.

And in the gun-control debate, we have in fact had ample time and opportunity to control for other factors. And it is extremely important to note that try as we might, we have found no other causal factors that apply to the situation. Yet even so, as X (per-capita gun ownership and frequency of carry) has gone up, Y (violent crime of all sorts) has continued to go down. Therefore: X does not cause Y. Q.E.D.

I love this. Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Merck, GSK, and many, many other pharmaceutical companies are spending billions and billions of dollars on trying to control for all the factors of a single human being, and yet are unable to do so for approximately 19 of every 20 candidates that go to phase 3 trials. And here, all along, you ( though stated as "we" by which I guess you are referring to other paid members of NRA) have somehow managed to control for all factors of every human being in the United States. That is an impressive feat. Even more impressive, you have managed to reduce this incredible superhuman complexity to just two features, X and Y. Not even FOX News can boil the world down so succinctly. Well done.

It isn't an opinion. It's as scientific as it gets.

I shall leave the refutation of this part as an exercise to the reader.

about a month and a half ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

fey000 Re:Extracting all the intelligence (346 comments)

If Snowden is a "whistleblower", why did he release so much material about things the NSA does which are not illegal? Why did he release info about capabilities which are clearly under the NSA purview and in the national interest?

Nothing the NSA did was "illegal", since they are a part of the government. This can also be seen in that no one has been arrested for what amounts to systematically breaking the constitutional rights of the american citizen.
Their actions are however highly immoral and reprehensible, which is the reason that Snowden wanted to inform the public. This because he values right over might.

Does that answer your question?

about a month and a half ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

fey000 Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

Does uploading a coroner's report into the death of a "patient" who purchased fake medicine count as personal?

Unless it was Jesus, I think you're safe.

about 2 months ago
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AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

fey000 Re:Optimizing the driver stack... (80 comments)

...Stop creating new cards I can cook and egg on...

I think I've found your problem. What you are looking for is called a skillet, and it does not go in the computer.

about 2 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

fey000 Re:All I'll say... (224 comments)

So, when people in the US publish lists of credit card numbers or social security numbers (or whatever is the newest hobby on the US interwebz), it's all fine and dandy because it's speaking the truth?

This situation does not fall under the new legislation domain. There is already a multitude of laws dealing with this exact problem.

about 2 months ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

fey000 Instead of a new TV I guess (270 comments)

I like how one of the worst CEO's of all time still makes enough money to go on a $2 billion shopping spree.
At my job, I only get a bonus when I perform above expectations...

about 2 months ago
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Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo

fey000 Re:Or (250 comments)

Parent deserves at least a +1 for the visual of Baron Harkonnen cosplay.

about 2 months ago
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle

fey000 Get another (93 comments)

Perhaps Wood's hole can fund another?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?

fey000 That's totally how it works (343 comments)

Yes, because human beings can totally stay 100% focused and productive during the entire day. Unless you're an unethical and lazy communist ofcourse.

I wonder how many CEOs actually believe in this drivel...

about 3 months ago
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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

fey000 Re:Free warrant! (461 comments)

1) Police officer sees car he wants to search

2) Police officer calls 911 placing an anon tip

3) Police officer gets to do whatever the hell he wants.

historically, authority figures getting to do whatever the hell they want has worked out pretty well.

Jesus tapdancing Christ, this has been refuted three times now. The tip did not warrant the search, the tip only warranted pulling the driver over. The marijuana smell warranted the search, something that was not introduced by this ruling. As for #2, did you even read the digest? The ruling only accounts for when anonymity does not hold.

Get the tinfoil hat out of your eyes and read TFA please.

about 3 months ago
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

fey000 Re:Surprised? (149 comments)

The US should resume its former campaign of organising cope d'etat in communist countries. Russia is clearly out of control.

You use the word communist, but I don't think it means what you think it means.

about 3 months ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

fey000 Re:This (304 comments)

Are you sure it was only 90%? Last I heard it was 123%.
Which is fully understandable. Putin, much like Kim Jong-iI, is so filled with awesomeness that people can express more than 100% of their love towards him. Furthermore, IEEE has declared that this percentage can only go down when Putin does manly things with his shirt on, which is very rare.

about 3 months ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

fey000 Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (304 comments)

Honestly I don't get the stance of some ppl from the US against Russia.
Russia is the best friend and has been the most loyal, the strongest and the most valuable ally for the USA. Really. At times of apocalyptic events Russians and Americans stood together. It was before and it may be again when we have to save the Earth itself. Nobody can help the US but Russia when things get hot. Alienating Russians is what make things worse.

Those things are called movies. The space aliens didn't really invade Earth.

about 3 months ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

fey000 Re:McCarthy the Playmate? (588 comments)

It doesn't matter if she used to be a Playboy model, or if she used to build skyscrapers, or if she used to be a circus performer: the only thing that's relevant is that she's not and never has been a medical professional. She's just as wrong as any other anti-vaxxer

And that all "anti-vaxxers" are wrong is your professional medical experience talking, or are you holding her to standards you don't hold yourself too?

If you can tell me how one anti-vaxxer can be wrong while another is not when they hold the same opinion, I would like to be your apprentice.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

fey000 Does not Computin... (313 comments)

In communist Russia, base moons you!

about 3 months ago

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EU telecom commisionary revs up net neutrality

fey000 fey000 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fey000 writes "Net neutrality comes to Europe. European Union telecoms commisionary Neelie Kroes is speaking out against the unfair business practices of european ISPs, mentioning throttling, extra levies on competing traffic, and the ever common practice of killing Skype communications. She demands clear cut information on broadband speeds (not just the theoretical maximum, but the expected speed customers will receive), the ability to quickly and easily switch service provider, and a definitive minimum quality on services. Last, if ISPs do not meet these demands, EU might take legal actions to enforce a fair competition. The net neutrality investigation will be performed by EU:s own Berec department and is to be presented at the end of the year.
Would new regulatory laws be the saving grace of Europe online? Or will this turn into another fiasco serving only the telecoms?

Original article in swedish, translated article at http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/bryssel-kraver-rattvis-tillgang-till-internet_6115503.svd&prev=_t"

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