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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

kuzb This only works if... (95 comments)

...you guys stop designing the worlds worst interfaces for things. DO NOT HIRE ENGINEERS TO DESIGN THE UIs. It's important. Really.

yesterday
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

kuzb So what you're saying is... (524 comments)

...it would have been ok if Barbie had 2 women to write the code for her?

yesterday
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

kuzb Non-story (176 comments)

This same thing gets reported every single year. We all know nuclear weapons will never get used, but we can't get rid of them because it would then make us seem weak. Like it or not, this is the only thing standing between us and another large scale war.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

kuzb ROFL (231 comments)

Yeah, good luck with that one, RCMP! it's like law enforcement lives inside of it's own little reality distortion bubble.

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

kuzb Re: Concern for high values? (356 comments)

1) He's not a victim. He's a convicted criminal.

2) It's not abuse, any more than making your kid eat his broccoli is abuse. Not liking specific food you could eat just fine something isn't grounds for special treatment.

3) If you intentionally starve yourself the only person you're hurting is you.

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

kuzb Re:No accommodation at all? Just asking. (356 comments)

Cry me a fucking river. You're in prison, not the Hilton. Unless there's a medical reason to treat you differently you shouldn't be treated differently. He lost weight because he wasn't eating, not because the meals didn't contain sufficient nutrients to sustain him. It's his own damn fault.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

kuzb bad idea. (74 comments)

It's imperative that when I develop, that I'm developing and testing using the same browser an end user will have. Introducing differences where you have a developer and a non-developer browser is a bad idea.

about two weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

kuzb No. (206 comments)

I find it increasingly more and more difficult to take Zuckerberg seriously.

about two weeks ago
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Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features

kuzb The easiest way to win... (116 comments)

...is not to play. You don't need facebook as much as you think you do, and the 500 people in your friends list are not really your friends.

about two weeks ago
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WireLurker Mac OS X Malware Found, Shut Down

kuzb No. (59 comments)

This is not the same as preventing the vulnerability. It's just taking away the control center. it does not prevent someone from doing it again in the future so stop thinking you're safe because you run a Mac.

about two weeks ago
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EFF Begins a Campaign For Secure and Usable Cryptography

kuzb Campaign? (96 comments)

Why exactly does the EFF need to "campaign" for this? Does it not contain programmers good enough to just do it?

about two weeks ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

kuzb Good job wired! (594 comments)

You've managed to miss the point yet again, wired.

First off, test pilots take risks - they know the risks. They know them intimately. Death is always a real possibility with an experimental aircraft. Accidents happen, but I'm sure nobody there was saying "hey wouldn't it be cool if it crashed and everyone DIED?". This op-ed piece is written by a complete douche. Obviously commercial passenger space flight is going to start ridiculously expensive and be out of the reach of joe sixpack - but that's how everything starts. At one point, only the super rich could afford cars, now everyone's got one. We probably won't see affordable trips to space in our lifetime, but maybe my kid will. Or their kid after that. What I do know is that if nobody starts trying to do it, it will never happen.

Since you can't just buy a ticket to go to space at any price, it IS attempting to pushing boundaries - even if they're not the boundaries he'd like to be pushed.

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

kuzb Re:Actually, no ... (669 comments)

>The theory of evolution, as a scientific theory, mandates that living organisms develop through a process of natural selection

No it doesn't. It only says that natural selection is one possible mechanism by which an evolutionary path is decided. We engage in artificial selection all the time and there's nothing natural about it.

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

kuzb Re:Clarification on ID (669 comments)

No, that's not what it's defined as at all. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

"Intelligent design (ID) is the pseudoscientific view that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.""

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

kuzb I suppose it's progress (669 comments)

"Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they "require it.""

No, they don't require an intelligence at all. They require appropriate conditions are met. Those conditions do not necessarily imply an intelligence.

It's like one form of stupid is solved just to make way for another.

about three weeks ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

kuzb Re:If you tax the rich, they'll leave (255 comments)

The same kind of loser that needs to put others down for doing in order to make himself sound superior.

We get that you're an underwear skidmark, but fear not. One day your mother will realize it's never too late for an abortion.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

kuzb Why are we listening to a non-expert (583 comments)

What work has Elon done on AI research that makes him qualified to speak about such things? Not to kick his achievements, but he's not an AI expert.

about three weeks ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

kuzb Their views don't hold up, so why is it a problem? (1007 comments)

This is a perfect opportunity to actually correct ignorance through debate. You go to these things and then pose the hard questions - the ones their theories can't account for, or only have fantastical answers with no basis in fact. Any time someone with a broken theory decides to showcase it in the face of solid science he's doing the world a favour by providing an opportunity for those who know better to show everyone why it's broken.

The absolute worst thing that could happen is that a creationist conference could be held in a place that is absent of any opposing view. It's much easier to convince someone that your opinion is right when nobody is opposing it.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

kuzb Re:Performance issues? (170 comments)

That's an interesting idea for the budget-minded, but personally I think if performance is actually an issue I'd use SSDs for things that need to be performant, and store everything else on regular drives.

about a month ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

kuzb Re:Big fucking deal. (422 comments)

The point stands. These people who live life like if they do it right will live forever are in for a real shock when the reality greets them. Sure, you may live longer, but it won't be life that has any level of quality associated with it.

about a month ago

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