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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

governorx Re:gtfo (724 comments)

misogyny: hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women

This is not a problem. I'll let you think about how a person (man or woman) can develop this feeling. Keep in mind it is a feeling, whether rational, irrational or otherwise it is nothing more than a feeling. .. BUT lets sound the alarms! One group of people doesn't like another. We need to control how they think because they might act. Run for the hills!!

In the glory gays of gaming you could swear and taunt and not have to worry about getting arrested for homophobia, racism, anti-semitism, misogyny etc. None of it is was meant maliciously and it should be considered playful banter. People who feel personally attacked by these taunts need to remove themselves from a voluntary community, find another community where they feel more comfortable, or realize the lack of motivation to actually cause harm - these are usually emotional outbursts caused by stressful situations (like getting pwned).

Let's get on the control how everybody thinks bandwagon. Here's some food for thought: Can you vocalize an opinion without offending anyone? Let's just end all communication now and protect fragile egos from the world.

about 2 months ago
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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

governorx Silly (90 comments)

All bleeding-heartism aside, when will academics actually be about academics?

about 2 months ago
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Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

governorx Re:More "elite" players? (170 comments)

I strongly agree!

How can more elite players possibly not understand the basics of movement? They would be no more than noobs.

about 3 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

governorx Re:Amazoing (415 comments)

I just wanted to report: Downloading and storing some cake baking recipes still make the drives smell like metal oxides and warm plastic. Don't waste your time.

about 5 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

governorx Amazoing (415 comments)

I had no idea the contents of a physical drive changed its smell!

This is very intriguing!

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

governorx Re:The Failure of good intentions. (145 comments)

The only idiot without a clue appears to be you.

Microsoft is handling it poorly. Every other company has already sent spam mails asking individuals to subscribe to get continued spam. Only Microsoft is the only company that finds this automated message to difficult to incorporate. ..and since you love spam so much how about you post your email addresses on the forum so we can oblige.

-gov

about 5 months ago
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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

governorx Re:Alama being sensationalist again... (376 comments)

You self-absorbed, inconsiderate, halfwit! If you can see it, sure as shit so can everyone around you.. You think your dimmer switch is making a mini black hole which is sucking in light? That would be the only way your phone isn't visible.

It only takes a moment to get distracted from a movie. 5 seconds is at least 100 moments.

Get out of my cinema!

about 6 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

governorx Magic is Magic (311 comments)

Honestly this seems too good to be true. I see this endeavour never making it past a trial phase as per the below:

Disclaimer: I haven't done too much research on the subject past viewing that video that went viral a week ago.

1) Capital Cost: Looks expensive. Think of all the trenching/corridors that would need to be built. Never mind the electrical infrastructure which I think would need to be upgraded. The incremental cost to add all this to existing and even new road development is intuitively high. Especially since those corridors need to be accessible by humans. Now you need to talk about regulations, air quality, distance to exits, etc etc etc.
2) Maintenance Cost: Ever wonder why there are deep gouges along the roads? Some of them are from broken axles which have a tendency get jammed into the pavement. Other times its caused by overloaded trucks dragging the corner of a low trailer through the pavement for 100's of miles. One truck could potentially destroy hundreds of thousands of these panels in one trip.
I also have a feeling that you will need more maintenance crews to maintain such roads.
3) Magic is Magic: This whole fad solves all the worlds problems including cancer. (Sarcasm). Sounds too good to be true. Generally it is.

I have a lot of technical concerns as well relating to electrical infrastructure, performance of cells, required cleanliness of cells, vehicle safety and so on. I have a nagging feeling this idea was peddled to most investors who dismissed it on the same above grounds and the inability to monetize this idea. It seems by approaching an optimistic (hopeful) and uneducated public they found a million dollars worth of sucker money as I don't see this project fulfilling its claims.

However, just because I am skeptical doesn't mean I want this idea to fail. Someone needs to take steps to save the planet.

Dream on,

- gov

about 6 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

governorx Re:What the police have (664 comments)

My favourite part: "Just a phone.." That can cost nearly a thousand bucks to replace. This should be worth the 5-10 minutes of time for the police to salvage with known GPS coordinates. The problem here is that law abiding citizens get victimized twice: First by the thief. Then by law enforcement that doesn't take the steps protect the property of those same citizens.

about 7 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

governorx Let it die (510 comments)

I want to put this in top 10 non-stories of the year...

about 8 months ago
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Juno Needs Radio Amateurs!

governorx Re:From the .... department (82 comments)

Based on the following assumptions:

1) The morse code message is relevant to Slashdot.
2) The html rendering/interpreting/text storing/(other possibilities) cannot display sequencing dashes:

POLLS SEND INVERTED MESSAGE

Regards,

gx

about a year ago
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Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?

governorx Re:Silly (388 comments)

Exactly. +5 Insightful.

How is it even funny?

more than 2 years ago
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Shuttle Endeavour Embarking to Los Angeles Museum

governorx Title English No (56 comments)

Me disembarking slashdot.org.

Seriously? Can we not get proper English? I like to understand what I read. Misleading and nonsensical headlines.. slashdot is the bleeding edge of geekdom.

+5 Troll, Truth

more than 2 years ago
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French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

governorx Re:Good job France! (229 comments)

Sentencing is not about deterrence. It is about punishment.

more than 2 years ago
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Nest Labs Calls Honeywell Lawsuit 'Worse Than Patent Troll'

governorx Honeywell is known for this (137 comments)

Honeywell is known for this type of practice. I remember the last sales rep that came to our office. His statement was along the lines of 'you should just buy from us because we own all the IP. Even if you buy from a distributor or competitor you are still buying from us.'

They want their section of the market and will do anything to keep it.

more than 2 years ago
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Teacher Suspended For Reading Ender's Game To Students

governorx Re:Put them to work (1054 comments)

The teacher should be fired. The kids should have been reading their own books instead of having the book read aloud to them. How can everyone else be so far off topic?

more than 2 years ago
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Online Privacy Worth Less Than Marshmallow Fluff Six Pack

governorx I hate this trend! (223 comments)

Dear Google,

I am not the average user. I am a technical user that is intelligent and values privacy. Please make me a google that gives relevant technical results for my queries instead of the hodge-podge that the average illiterate user can understand and click-through. xxx-answer or some similar should never be a result.

The results from the 25$ incentive will most likely be skewed in an unfavourable direction when compared to the search results I am looking for - due to the demographic (which I foresee) partaking in this research experiment. Please reconsider.

Signed: The guy that is always finding google harder and harder to use.

PS - Give me the option to search using an older algorithm.

more than 2 years ago

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