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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

kruach aum My toilet (462 comments)

It's gotten nothing but shit every day for 30 years and it still works just as well as when I first got it.

5 hours ago
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Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

kruach aum Bennett Haselton post (190 comments)

Why do words, suddenly appear
Every time, Bennett's here?
Just like me
you long to be
free from this

8 hours ago
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Lying Eyes: Cyborg Glasses Simulate Eye Expressions

kruach aum Re:authenticity (54 comments)

But my imagination never suffers from bad actors, dumb dialogue or terrible cgi. The point of movies, tv shows and especially books is not that they make it easier to imagine, but that they can show you things you wouldn't have thought of by yourself, which is not applicable in the emo-glasses situation.

13 hours ago
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Lying Eyes: Cyborg Glasses Simulate Eye Expressions

kruach aum authenticity (54 comments)

Why would anyone interpret simulated expressions as genuine other than to delude themselves? And if you're willing to delude yourself, you could also just interpret apathy as caring. I don't understand how this is supposed to work.

yesterday
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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

kruach aum Re:11-11-11 (210 comments)

The release date of Skyrim?

yesterday
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Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue

kruach aum The power of EULAs only goes so far (210 comments)

They could also write in that if I click 'like' on a cereal facebook page I would have to kill myself, but that doesn't make it legally binding.

yesterday
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

kruach aum Attn: americans (1558 comments)

The constitution is just some stuff some dudes wrote. It is not literally the holy word from Gods in human form that once were gracious enough to walk the earth. There is no reason to treat it with the status it has.

2 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

kruach aum The purpose of universities (286 comments)

In our contemporary world, you can do two things at university: gain knowledge by studying and acquire prestige by graduating. Some people are there for the first, others for the second. For the people who are there for the second reason the degree is nothing more than a leg-up in the hiring process afterwards. This have created a large number of college educated people who, for the purposes of their jobs, don't need to be. The fact that there exist a large number of jobs that don't require a college degree for knowledge-related reasons doesn't entail that there exist a large number of jobs that don't require a college degree for prestige-related reasons. In other words, the conclusions drawn in TFA communicate precisely no information at all.

4 days ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

kruach aum Too easy (121 comments)

I wish the other 56% didn't either.

4 days ago
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Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

kruach aum Re:Cool (167 comments)

The Glass hate started a couple of months before the Snowden leaks, so I don't think that's it.

5 days ago
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Neil Gaiman Confirms Movie Talks For Sandman, American Gods

kruach aum Endless (35 comments)

I dream about the destiny of this movie, whether it will be the delerium I desire, or the death and destruction I despair it will be.

5 days ago
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Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

kruach aum Cool (167 comments)

Google glass seems like a really cool technology to me. It's weird that I have to qualify that statement with "and I mean this unironically."

5 days ago
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US Takes Out Gang That Used Zeus Malware To Steal Millions

kruach aum Re:Scrabble points (38 comments)

Are you some kind of moral degenerate that allows proper nouns in Scrabble or just a racist.

5 days ago
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Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed

kruach aum If you trust the word of the NSA (134 comments)

you're a moron. Don't trust liars who have been proven to lie and then continue lying. In fact you probably shouldn't trust liars in general.

5 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

kruach aum Re:It's been politicized (854 comments)

Your post is self-defeating. First you claim no one is an authority on what he or she knows, then you claim to know something (namely, what I and another poster have and have not thought about).

Also, speaking as an expert, here is some advice. The problem with skepticism is that you have to let go of it sometime, otherwise you never stop wondering about whether it is true or not that you have hands (or are a brain in a vat, or are subjected to the whims of an Evil Genius, or live in the matrix, etc.). Learn from Descartes failure.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

kruach aum Re:It's been politicized (854 comments)

Equating science with faith is the new Godwin.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

kruach aum Re:Not even trying any more (854 comments)

500 years is not enough time to properly determine how climates develop, but 10 years is?

Additionally, the effect of CO2 on the climate is cumulative, and climate changes slowly. The last ten years of emissions pales in comparison to the stretch of time from now back to the start of the industrial revolution.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

kruach aum Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (854 comments)

Because the debate has been politized by people with money on the line. They have a vested interest in claiming that global warming is not caused by humans, which is, as you point out, patently retarded. But there is another problem in addition to that: because the debate has been so politicized, sometimes the science gets sucked into the shit-slinging as well, and when that happens it leads to bad science, which is a legitimate concern. The problem with bad science is that it can be attacked by legitimate scientists, which the Oil Barons can then use to say "look! look! the science isn't settled! We're right!" even though the science very clearly is settled and they're not right at all.

Basically the global warming 'debate' is such a clusterfuck because the pro-oil lobby can spin it any way they want because the public in general doesn't understand how the scientific process works. That's what leads to situations where there are 10,000 studies claiming anthropogenic global warming is real for every 2 studies that claim it isn't on the one hand, and the public at large thinking the debate isn't settled on the other.

about a week ago
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Amazon Reportedly Launching Smartphone This Year

kruach aum Not similar to a hologram (38 comments)

in the slightest. It's like saying "In a movie theatre images are projected onto a screen, similar to the eye."

about a week ago

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