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Gamers Abandoning DS, PSP In Favor of Smartphones

kasimbaba Re:Kids (305 comments)

He doesn't need a phone, he needs a DS.

Why the hell does he need a DS? What happens if he doesn't get it?

more than 3 years ago
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British MP Calls For Pornography 'Opt-In'

kasimbaba Re:Silly MP (335 comments)

So how did they get elected? Who's more retarded, the person in office, or the thousands who voted for them? By saying MPs are retarded, you're basically saying that democracy sucks as a way of appointing people in government.

about 4 years ago
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Anti-Smartphone Phone Launched For Technophobes

kasimbaba Re:Old people rejoice (437 comments)

SMSes aren't cheap (well, when you start sending out millions of them, at least).

Well, they're practically free for the network providers.I get about 4 or 5 SMS spams per week from mine.

about 4 years ago
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Predicting Election Results With Google

kasimbaba Re:Prop 19 (205 comments)

Marijuana and gays are harmless, already here, and are actually useful in many ways.

In what ways are gays useful?

about 4 years ago
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Android Fork Brings Froyo To 12 Smartphones

kasimbaba Re:how much peer review is going on? (193 comments)

I don't know about GPS access, but internet is often required in order to serve adds for app-supported apps. I can't imagine Google allowing users to block the internet access right. It would break their business model.

more than 4 years ago
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Gamers Beat Algorithms At Finding Protein Structures

kasimbaba Re:Great idea but seems tough to gamify problems (80 comments)

I think our main advantage is our ability to break rules. A computer will follow whatever rules we give it. For example, from the summary,

Those sorts of extensive rearrangements were beyond Rosetta's abilities, since the energy changes involved in the transitions are so large.

A human, on the other hand, can just say, "To hell with the energy, I'll just do it anyway."

more than 4 years ago
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Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

kasimbaba Re:Correlation is not causation (366 comments)

The thing is, in American football (and rugby), the ball is mainly held by the hands rather than kicked. So why do these people insist on calling the game 'football'?

more than 4 years ago
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Khan Academy Delivers 100,000 Lectures Daily

kasimbaba Re:Tip for kdawson (213 comments)

Check again. Jewish is an ethnicity.

more than 4 years ago
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Neutrino Data Could Spell Trouble For Relativity

kasimbaba Re:So basically... (279 comments)

I had beef bacon for breakfast last week.

more than 4 years ago
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Australia Gets Its First Female Prime Minister

kasimbaba Re:"BUT SHe'S UNELLECTED!! BLAAAAHH!!11!!!!!!" (419 comments)

Basically I hate the way democratic politics works, it's crap. And I hate stupid people. Stupid people shouldn't have this much influence.

I agree. Think about how stupid the average person is, and realise that 50% of people are stupider than that. And these people are making decisions on who should run the country. It's ridiculous. I prefer despotism.

more than 4 years ago
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Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake

kasimbaba Re:Vice Versa (375 comments)

The goal of science is to find elegant truths (scientific theories) about the universe, and trying to find a way to link these elegant truths into a single profound truth encompassing an entire field of study.

Newtonian physics is an elegant truth, Einsteinian physics is a more elegant truth that explains Newtonian Physics, and Unified Field Theory is the single profound truth in the field of physics, explaining both Newtonian and Einsteinian physics, that we're hoping to build up to.

I disagree. Science are merely descriptions of the universe, it's not the truth. Newtonian Physics describe a certain aspect of the universe. So does Einsteinian Physics etc. Scientists make up theories based on what they observed, and in principle is no different from someone saying, "Roses are red and violets are blue.". "Red" and "blue" are not truths, they're just a subset of the properties of roses and violets.

more than 4 years ago
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Digitally Filtering Out the Drone of the World Cup

kasimbaba Re:I dont need it. (602 comments)

I believe the GP is alluding to the fact that digit is another term for "fingers and toes".

Digital filter, get it?

more than 4 years ago
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Official Kanji Count Increasing Due To Electronics

kasimbaba Re:What about Official English? (284 comments)

I don't know about English or other languages, but here in Malaysia we have the Kamus Dewan' published by the government's Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It is the definitive dictionary of the Malaysian language, and any word that is not in there is not considered a bona fide Malaysian Malay word.

more than 4 years ago
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Bangladesh Blocks Facebook Over Muhammad Cartoons

kasimbaba Re:Here's a better idea (562 comments)

Problem is that the war does not stop until all of the earth has been brought under the rule of Islam, according to the koran. So if you are going to quote it, quote it all.

Where in the Quran does it say that?

And the marmaduke pickthall translation is better than the yusef ali translation.

Here's the Pickthall translation of 47:4

"Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain."

How is this better than the Yusuf Ali one? If anything, it makes it clearer that we kill disbelievers only when we meet them in battle.

more than 4 years ago
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What Scientists Really Think About Religion

kasimbaba Re:Makes sense (1123 comments)

I suppose you expect that I can fit the evidence to the existence of God into one Slashdot comment box? How small-minded are you? The answer's not 42!

more than 4 years ago
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Sticky Rice Is the Key To Super Strong Mortar

kasimbaba Re:Two more (194 comments)

Obviously you don't know much about rice. The article's talking about 'sticky rice' and uncooked rice is not at all sticky.

more than 4 years ago
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Caffeine Addicts Get No Additional Perk, Only a Return To Baseline

kasimbaba Reading and sex (506 comments)

Forget coffee. Do what this guy does.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Schools To Teach Intelligent Design

kasimbaba Re:"Faith Science Basis?" (714 comments)

Even without bacteria, germs, and viruses, human population is still growing at an exponential rate. Imagine if there aren't any diseases and all humans live until 150 years old. The earth would not be big enough for all of us. It's all about balance.

more than 4 years ago
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Mobile Game Trojan Calls the South Pole

kasimbaba Re:LOL (195 comments)

There's no screw up at the application level. The trojan app is doing what it's designed to do, which is screw the users out of their money. It should be up to the OS to ensure that the user is protected from said app.

more than 4 years ago
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Mobile Game Trojan Calls the South Pole

kasimbaba Re:LOL (195 comments)

We're talking about Windows Mobile, not Windows 7/Vista.

more than 4 years ago

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