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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

Oh, a hell lot of those students didn't fuck the professor in question to learn (about all of them) and nobody would need to do that, my dear, even if the professor in question had asked for it in the cases reported, which he, in all likelihood did not.

If anybody wants to give a blowjob in payment for a doctor's and the doctor accepts she should be able to it without prejudice. It is a consensual relation and it is not your business, the government's or anybody else but of those who agreed to do it.

You are a fanatical book burner. A thing that should be shunned on sight by anyone with a brain. We should deport people like you to Islam. That is the place where you belong, my dear. Go back to your hole.

4 days ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

Oh, I am not upset at all. I am far beyond the level at which such material would help me. The people that should be upset are all the students that will be deprived of knowledge because people like you like to burn books because their authors offended your sensibilities.

But by all means, keep being an hypocrite. It suits you.

4 days ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

Sorry, but that is not power. He has no way of making her fail or succeed. He can help her, but so can a lot of other people. He is in no position of power as legally defined, and the law defines it this way because it is waaaay more sensible than people like you. ;)

Regarding making oneself a fool, in your case you don't even need to take action to accomplish this. You are a fool and a whiny one.

about a week ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re: Just wondering... (416 comments)

Ethics is a group concept. The global ethics to which he is subjected in this case is the law. We, as a society draw the line where the law does. Whatever else you find ethical or not is your problem not his.

Adult people are responsible for themselves and fully able to do whatever they think it is better for them, even if it is selling the use of their bodies for benefits. If a person is emotionally dependent on you it is her problem to deal with, People do not have a right to think that they are entitled to force their problems and insecurities over others and that they aren't responsible for their own lives or their own bad choices.

about a week ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

Only if this guy had any power to approve or reprove the person, which is not the case considering he is not part of the institution that decides this anymore. Your knowledge of law is lacking.

about a week ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

First what exactly did he do? You don't know, and nobody knows.

I do believe, though, that as long as people stay within the law their private lives are not in any way the business of any institution or person but themselves.

Regarding of it being "unethical". Even in my extreme example, which is most certainly not what happened in this case, there is no ethical violation, because there is no code of ethics by which the person in question is bound, retired as he is. Trying to say the opposite is trying to impose your own code of ethics over other people, which is tyrannical, to say the least.

about a week ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

It is not harassment because the law says it is not, because the word "harassment" implies that you are actively pursuing someone, not proposing anything when consulted among at least a dozen other motives, none of which has anything to do with my personal opinion about the matter.

about a week ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

fredprado Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

He does not work in the University anymore. He is retired. If some girl looks for my help in something I did in the past and I tell this girl that I will help in exchange for sex, she can say no and that is it. I will not be "harassing her" in any sensible way of defining the term. Let's stop being hysterical, please.

about a week ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

fredprado Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

Sure he does. Performance drops are exactly what the end user notices.

about 3 months ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

fredprado Re:It is all pork barrel politics (342 comments)

Oh, and EU "efforts" to make attacking another country to be suicide are pathetic at best. This only works when you are stronger than any possible attacker, which is unfeasible in a world where many factions have nuclear weapons.

about 3 months ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

fredprado Re:It is all pork barrel politics (342 comments)

Unstable it may be, but there is nothing better, and therefore the best option we have is to keep it working, and we have been quite successful at that, mind you.

about 3 months ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

fredprado Re:It's now assured destruction. (342 comments)

In this case it should be and most likely will be treated with other means than a massive second strike, because there isn't even a target for it. This threat must be dealt in different ways. The second strike capabilities are the deterrence against nuclear powers, not against sole bombs that terrorist groups may be able to procure somehow, and the need for this deterrence will keep existing regardless of the presence or absence of terrorists.

about 3 months ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

fredprado Re:Nobel peace prize (342 comments)

Nobel peace prizes say absolutely nothing about the people who got them except for the fact that it was politically profitable at the time to give it to them.

about 3 months ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

fredprado MAD is still the best alternative (342 comments)

Yes, mutually assured destruction has its shortcomings and limitations, but it is still the only possible way to prevent nuclear wars in a world where this technology has been developed. Any other idea of equilibrium based on good will and niceness is even more far fetched and delusional than the idea of a permanent MAD equilibrium.

about 3 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

fredprado Re:Thoughtcrime (391 comments)

And censorship is a tool of thought policing. Thank you for reinforcing my point.

about 4 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

fredprado Re:Thoughtcrime (391 comments)

Anytime someone prohibits you from viewing, listening or reading something it is thought crime, and policing thought is barbaric and unjustifiable violence against individuals.

about 4 months ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

fredprado Re:I'd love to be in his class (179 comments)

Sure it is, but the CEO is a critical part of it.

about 4 months ago
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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency

fredprado Re:First.... (183 comments)

Nice theory, unfortunately it is completely removed from reality. Your nice ideas of cooperation and civilization only apply when resources are plentiful and the social structure is in place. In extreme situations where food is scarce and the social structure has collapsed only the strongest survive, and those are likely to be those that are most aggressive, well armed and trained for combat. A single person well armed and well trained can slaughter a whole lot of people. A well trained and coordinated group can slaughter thousands and take everything they want from them.

about 4 months ago
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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency

fredprado Re:First.... (183 comments)

Desperate people are all but organized. The guy who has things and cannot defend himself is the first to die, even if he is trying to help everyone. Those that can defend themselves are likely to last or to the the among the last to die.

about 4 months ago
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Math, Programming, and Language Learning

fredprado Re:Your Results Will Vary (241 comments)

When an Accounting or Biochemistry related subject needs programming is because it needs Mathematics. Programming IS Mathematics. Basic programming is basic Logic, basic Arithmetic and basic Algebra, which are all fields of Mathematics. You don't need formal training to do it, you may use it intuitively, but that is what you do. And the more complex what you are trying to model with your program is the more Math you will need.

about 4 months ago

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Subcontractor tries to force Fukushima workers to hide their radiation exposure

fredprado fredprado writes  |  more than 2 years ago

fredprado (2569351) writes "Apparently at least one subcontractor hired to clean up the fukushima site has been urging their workers to put their radiation detectors lined under lead shieldings.

A diagram can be seen here.

The authorities decided not to prosecute him, even after one employee presenting them recordings of him trying to talk the said employee into it."

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