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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

i kan reed Re:Puffery (91 comments)

More like "But I invested money and got the shaft". But yeah, when you're investing, you're definitely taking on risk.

2 days ago
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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

i kan reed Re:So the moral is (47 comments)

I don't even know what you mean. Reality doesn't have morals, and the feds, at least to the extent they're involved, haven't been at all friendly to the notion of employers doing this.

2 days ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

i kan reed Re:More changes I don't want ... (162 comments)

Yeah, but it seems like the point was "Does Google have good ideas anymore?" not "Can I stick with my status quo come hell or highwater?"

2 days ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

i kan reed Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

I think I specifically have a point that they're not a substitute for emergency calls.

2 days ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

i kan reed Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

Have you ever actually called those?

They say "If this is an emergency, please hang up and dial 911".

2 days ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

i kan reed Re:I'm still waiting... (160 comments)

No my central point was clearly that you were making a false equivalence. The end. You can live in an imaginary land where I said something different, but you have to know that's bullshit.

2 days ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

i kan reed Re:I'm still waiting... (160 comments)

Oh, look, you responded to the side points of my post with mindless detail quibbling on points I acknowledged as valid, which is fucking petty

And then you responded to the central argument of my post with brainless hostility.

You. Are. Stupid.

2 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

i kan reed Re:Kinda funny how taxes set back the internet (323 comments)

Or...

Get this....

It's one of the many douchebags who always share your views also happening to share your views in this particular context who submitted the article, and no reflection of general attitudes on slashdot.

2 days ago
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The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)

i kan reed Re:Um... okay...? (44 comments)

You care because that's how roblimo feeds his family. Video ads of products.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

i kan reed Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (755 comments)

Ah, you're conflating the notion that some people in a similar position to you do create that environment with the notion that you specifically do.

Also, I think my "preferred group" would nominally be middle class straight white males, since that's what'd benefit me personally the most.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

i kan reed Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (755 comments)

I forgot that the point of links was to have a certain number, and not to support a point you're making. That retroactively means I lose all debates.

Darn.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

i kan reed Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (755 comments)

And here's your "It's not sexism because [pile of blantantly and boringly sexist beliefs]" post that you can't seem to avoid in these discussions. That it's in direct contradiction to much more scientific observations about how society and sexual roles interact that I posted is just icing.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

i kan reed Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (755 comments)

It could be that it was a contextless copy-past spam post that doesn't even begin to address what I actually said.

I mean, maybe redundant would've been a better mod, but your agenda doesn't justify crappy posts.

2 days ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

i kan reed Re:I'm still waiting... (160 comments)

So... now you're the person who wants them to be destroyed. You know, the evil, mustache twirling villains from your own post not 20 minutes ago. I mean... you were presenting that as outright evil. And now it's the highest calling?

Really?

2 days ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

i kan reed Re:I'm still waiting... (160 comments)

Oh, look, an article objecting to a specific methodology, that in no way was made illegal.

Okay. Those are equal. Yep. Look, your objection requires people to believe in a huge-criminology wide conspiracy to suppress data, whereas my objection just references a law on the books.

I'm not even going to refute what you're saying, because, hell, Straus is a criminologist, and I'm not. But I will accuse you of willful false equivalence. Don't do that.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

i kan reed Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (755 comments)

And I'm reminded about someone who objected to this line of reasoning saying "who cares if its social and political, let people make their choice".

And while I let that vacuous line of reasoning slide before, I'm going to nip in the bud here and point out that if you don't care about that, you also shouldn't care about us people trying to effect social and political changes.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

i kan reed Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (755 comments)

It's a problem because it's clearly fucking systemic, and caused by social factors.

It's not just "fewer women that men" enter the career.

It's that "fewer women than used to, where every other intensely technical field has had the opposite trend"(this article)
It's that People are more likely to pick men for mathematical tests that both genders are proven to do equally well on, even when in the test cases where the specific women are known to outperform the specific men
It's that sexism is actually cited by women leaving the field
It's that gender based social norms enforced on children clearly influence their likliehood to enter a sex-typical field

These aren't just whatever, "it's just people making choices". It's clearly social and political influence.

2 days ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

i kan reed Re:I'm still waiting... (160 comments)

We keep statistics, yes, but only in the context of criminal law.

To study, say, gun ownership as a matter of public health, as a risk factor for overall mortality, is illegal(with public funds).

2 days ago

Submissions

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Ozone hole growth finally negative

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about a month and a half ago

i kan reed (749298) writes "While the production and release of CFCs have been reduced for a couple decades now, the ozone hole had continued to grow through the 80s and 90s, and in the 2000s and 2010s it has been stable in size, with trends towards shrinking just beginning to show.

Some concerns do remain, as not all CFCs have shown reductions in atmospheric concentrations."

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El Niño is Back

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about 2 months ago

i kan reed (749298) writes "After having very small cycles since 1998(when hurricanes wracked the east coast, and flooding the west), experts predict a 75% chance of a weak to moderate el niño by the end of the year. Some climate models (though not others) predict a continuing resurgence of the Pacific-based phenomenon for the next several years.

The differences in the models will also help shape which act as the best predictors of future climate behavior."
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Human altruism has early roots

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about 2 months ago

i kan reed (749298) writes "According to Hillary Clinton, "it takes a village to raise a child".
And new research suggests that it's exactly this attitude that created an evolutionary push towards higher cooperative functions within our species, such as language and altruism. One of the earliest evolutionary distinctions between the apes that became humans and our nearest relatives, chimpanzees, is the apparent evolution of cooperative breeding. The term cooperative breeding is defined as

the caring for infants not just by the mother, but also by other members of the family and sometimes even unrelated adults

The team's research found

a close linear correlation between the degree to which a species engages in cooperative breeding and the likelihood that members of the group would help fellow animals get the food treat.

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Journals

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Would a boycott of dice.com help?

i kan reed i kan reed writes  |  about 9 months ago

Dice holdings gets most of its money through its main website, and the employees they can provide. Would it help convince them we're serious if we boycott this site next time we need a job?

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