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If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

internettoughguy Re:How about *really* seeing colors? (456 comments)

I think many types of artificial lighting would be irritating if you had that kind of vision, since they have a poor CRI

about a year and a half ago

Government Should Ban Skinny Models To Curb Anorexia, Say Researchers

internettoughguy Music (676 comments)

The problem is not that these body images are harmful, but that girls are trained to think that their appearance is their most important attribute.

This is not improving, this shallow culture is being promoted to men and boys as well, perhaps in order to stave off charges of sexism, but more likely it's just a realisation within these cosmetic and fashion industries that they are missing out on a potential market.

more than 2 years ago

Banshee, Mono May Be Dropped From Ubuntu Default

internettoughguy Re:Great! Depending on Mono is a mistake (255 comments)

I can't stand C++ or Python (block braces or death), so how do you suggest I code cross-platform apps?

C++ and Python aren't even remotely similar to C#, Java is. Java is a far superior cross platform language than C#, which only has decent performance under Windows.

more than 2 years ago

StreetScooter: The $7000 Open-Source Modular Electric Vehicle

internettoughguy Re:StreetScooter (151 comments)

most people disparage them because of the stereotypes

So what you're saying is, sales and marketing need an image boost?

more than 2 years ago

Tough Tests Flunk Good Programming Job Candidates

internettoughguy Re:the way to go (743 comments)

A simple trick for doing a hash map for integer keys is just to modulus each key into the size you want the hash map. So if you want to chuck a bunch of values into an array, you just go:

array[key%array.size] = value

Only problem is that I often forget what year it is when I'm under stress.

more than 2 years ago

Tough Tests Flunk Good Programming Job Candidates

internettoughguy Re:the way to go (743 comments)

The candidate who invents as he goes and has algorithms named after him is the one you want. But the guy who hacks together a quadratic time algorithm when Google can give him a perfectly good linear one certainly isn't.

more than 2 years ago

When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

internettoughguy Re:Solution: (327 comments)

my scraggly brown locks do nothing to protect me

Perhaps you need to specify 'ask me biology questions in my journal'?

Probably still not specific enough.

more than 2 years ago

Is the Apple App Store a Casino?

internettoughguy Re:Welcome to real world (542 comments)

development software is FREE.

Wow, Apple charges you $99 a year subscription, and then gives you the access to their API's, the free software GCC toolchain and an IDE for free. Then they only take a 30 percent cut of everything you sell on top of that. How generous.

more than 2 years ago

Dutch Psychologist Faked Data In At Least 30 Scientific Papers

internettoughguy Re:Psychology is a science. (254 comments)

The problem with the social sciences, and especially psychiatry, psychology and economics, is the massive amount of influence they have over public policy. They may have good and repeatable studies that completely contradict each other, from which politicians and appointed officials then cherry pick the studies that align with their viewpoint. Don't like social welfare because of your Protestant values? Lets go with the Chicago School economics. Control freak? Lets justify increased economic control with Keynesian economics. Bigoted against Homosexuality? Let's not forget that it's a "paraphilia". We mustn't forget that moral preconceptions can and do constantly reflect in the conclusions drawn from the social sciences, far more so than any other academic area.

Perhaps we should add another dimension to the categorisation of sciences alongside the soft/hard category; hot/cool, as in headed.

more than 2 years ago

Open Source Eclipse Celebrates 10th Birthday

internettoughguy Re:Eclipse is like DOS, for Windows (90 comments)

QtCreator is an excellent C++ IDE in my opinion. Geany is by far what I spend most of my time using for Java and Python, it's a really good balance between full featured IDE and a text editor + console setup. I started out programming C with gvim and gcc under cygwin, at the it seemed much more intuitive to me than Visual Studio, but that was probably because it was nice and simple, and didn't hide any details from me.

more than 2 years ago

Angry Birds Downloads Pass Half-Billion Mark

internettoughguy Re:Journalists and Math (94 comments)

The Brits generally use the short scale billion now.

more than 2 years ago

Science and Religion Can and Do Mix, Mostly

internettoughguy Re:really? (1345 comments)

Don't you think that it's a cruel God that has created so much human suffering? Obviously he can't/won't prevent the harm caused by other humans like wars, genocides and famine. But how can he morally justify the famine, plagues, parasites and all the other natural abominations he has created? If I believed that the Christian God existed I would surely foresake him for all the evil he has created. The Abrahamic God behaves like a child burning ants with a magnifying glass. Jesus seems cool though.

more than 2 years ago

Old Arguments May Cost Linux the Desktop

internettoughguy Re:freedom to choose (591 comments)

If you ever watch women shop for shoes, you'll know that there is such at thing as "too many choices".


There are definitely a lot of choices, but that can easily be solved with some kind of ratings system and more metadata. Also since they are free, provided there is little time cost in adding and removing them, it doesn't really matter if you make the wrong choice from time to time.

more than 3 years ago

Google Pulls Plug On Programming For the Masses

internettoughguy Re:So simple (236 comments)

Who the fuck modded this up?

more than 3 years ago

Novel Drive Wheel System Based On Spinning Sphere

internettoughguy gimbaledl ??? (104 comments)

WTF is a "gimbaledl"?

more than 3 years ago



Draconian Copyright Legislation For New Zealand

internettoughguy internettoughguy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

internettoughguy (1478741) writes "A new bill is soon to be passed into law that, basically requires ISP's to be legally responsible for the material their customers access. Under the bill copyright holders and ISP's will discuss infringements, and disconnect repeat offenders. No proof is needed, as copyright holders (MPA or RIA) assert this evidence is to difficult and costly to come by. This bill was originally put forward by New Zealand First, a (now defunct) right-wing political party, whose leader has already been to court facing charges of accepting money (above and beyond what a political party is allowed in New Zealand) from multi-billionaire Owen Glen. Could he have also accepted a bribe from RIA or even its big daddy RIAA? The bill is totally left-field for NZ first, whose policies mostly center around tightening immigration laws or raising pensions for the elderly."
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