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Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Memory In Humans

lagomorpha2 Re:Let's get this out of the way... (74 comments)

subwoofers ...causing headaches and annoying bystanders.

Subwoofers - causing annoying bystanders for over 50 years!

Don't you just love the playful ambiguities of the English language?

Only because someone doesn't know how to properly use a comma.

about 3 months ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

lagomorpha2 Re:Women crave Feedback (579 comments)

Men's natural thought process tends toward "this this this" whereas with women it's "me me me".

No, it's just that women are more social so prefer to see the speaker's face when listening to them. It's a broad generalization of course and there is no particular advantage or disadvantage to either method. TV generally puts the speaker on screen so the more professional the YouTube video the more likely it is to do the same, regardless of gender.

Don't try to make out this is evidence of women being selfish, because it isn't.

I wasn't using "me" vs "this" to imply women are selfish, merely to suggest that women are more interested in people and men are more interested in objects. This shouldn't be news, even newborn infant boys spend more time looking at toy cars and newborn infant girls spend more time looking at faces. Girls are interested in who someone is, boys are interested in what something does.

about 3 months ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

lagomorpha2 Re:Women crave Feedback (579 comments)

in youtube videos done by women the camera is pointed at the woman's face.

Doing it wrong. Should pan down a little.

Many do.

about 3 months ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

lagomorpha2 Women crave Feedback (579 comments)

There are no "likes" for Wikipedia edits, unlike Pinterest or Facebook posts.

Women are social creatures and require a feedback loop to keep contributing.

So pretty much the same reason that in youtube videos done by men the camera is pointed at the thing the speaker is talking about whereas in youtube videos done by women the camera is pointed at the woman's face.

Men's natural thought process tends toward "this this this" whereas with women it's "me me me".

about 3 months ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

lagomorpha2 Re:In other news... (157 comments)

It's possible that Ukraine shot it down, they use the same missiles, but their army consists of trained professional soldiers who would be less likely to make such an error.

... unless the Ukrainians knew it would end up getting blamed on the Russians/separatists which would (and did) cement European support for sanctions against Russia.

about 3 months ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

lagomorpha2 Re:idgi (231 comments)

Even if they don't, the prosecutors depend on the police to help them with their cases. Pressing charges against the police could make evidence in unrelated cases harder to come by, hurting the other cases and the career of the prosecutor.

What we need are special prosecutors recruited from civil rights organizations who aren't in bed with law enforcement and Internal Affairs officers recruited entirely from military police who have never served in civilian law enforcement to do the investigation and arrests. There isn't much chance of that happening though.

about 3 months ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

lagomorpha2 Re:idgi (231 comments)

Some crimes don't get prosecuted if the victim refuses to press charges. This may be because the victim can forgive it, or because without his testimony there would be no case.!

A victim cannot press charges, only the prosecutor can press charges. In most areas the prosecutor goes to bar-be-ques with the cops on weekends. Guess how likely he is to press charges against his drinking buddies.

about 3 months ago
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Women Founders Outpace Male Counterparts In Certain Types of Kickstarter Funding

lagomorpha2 Re: Women should earn more than men. (98 comments)

Am I the only one who looks at this and thinks, "Here's clear evidence that, contrary to popular rhetoric, there is a powerful pro-female bias in this society, and any underrepresentation and underfunding that exists can therefore be entirely attributed to, I won't say failings... attributed to the character, capabilities and choices of women"?

Women receive more sympathy from society than men, it's called the gender empathy gap. It also contributes to why the vast majority of homeless are men, lack of battered men's shelters despite spousal abuse being split 50/50 between the sexes, significantly higher suicide rate in men, etc. Anyone who hasn't noticed this is brainwashed by feminism.

One of the side effects happens to be that often all a woman has to do in order to generate a substantial amount of money is cry a little on the internet and people will send her money even if they don't expect her kickstarter project to succeed.

about 3 months ago
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US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?

lagomorpha2 Re:What makes them think this is even possible? (162 comments)

"You're doing it wrong. If you do it right, the response from impulsive women will be to "prove" that they can eat the marshmallow AND have sex with you."

That assumes you're still young enough that random sex from impulsive women is your goal.

"Also the marshmallow test is pretty flawed when used with anyone who has experience. Doesn't matter how much impulse control you have, if promises of delayed gratification have in the past been consistently broken and led to no gratification."

That's actually just what it finds - children from stable homes are significantly more likely to delay gratification because from birth they've learned to expect long term planning to succeed. Children from single mothers / broken homes have learned from birth that you need to take pleasures while you can because there is no guarantee that promises in the future are reliable.

about 4 months ago
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City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns

lagomorpha2 Re:Let's see if I get this right... (133 comments)

The police, who wants to fight piracy which is claimed to be happening by the corporations, go bust servers with neither warrants nor court orders. What exactly are making these claims legit enough to skip due process? Or is due process some sort of privilege that we shouldn't expect them in the first place?

Same legal reasoning that allows police to beat up anyone they feel like and generally make thugs of themselves - no one seems to actually be willing to stop them.

about 4 months ago
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US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?

lagomorpha2 Re:What makes them think this is even possible? (162 comments)

This test was devised decades ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

Simply give any potential employees the option of a marshmallow now or waiting a period of time to receive two marshmallows. At the very least we should use this procedure to test our police force for poor impulse control.

It can even be applied to dating. On the first date I offer a marshmallow or if they have the willpower to not eat the marshmallow the promise of sex. So far it's managed to flawlessly protect me from a number of impulsive women.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

lagomorpha2 Cryptographic Voting (190 comments)

Ask to implement cryptographic voting. Everyone's votes are published publicly but each encrypted with their own public key so that anyone can download the entire voting results, type in their private key, and make sure that their vote went to the candidates they chose to vote for.

about 4 months ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

lagomorpha2 Re:Technology transfer (184 comments)

Truly, Israel is our greatest ally. Well... the US might be Israel's ally but have they ever been ours?

about 4 months ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

lagomorpha2 Technology transfer (184 comments)

So Chinese hackers stole American technology from Israel? You mean Israel didn't just sell it to the Chinese this time?

about 4 months ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

lagomorpha2 Re:Great... (582 comments)

It's not like there is a shortage of places to drill for shale oil. Russia is definitely, without a doubt or a question, the villain here. Russia is not a state sponsor of terrorism. Russia today is a terrorist state.

As opposed to the United States which never sponsors terrorists or bombs civil...

OH WAIT

about 4 months ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

lagomorpha2 Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (377 comments)

That said if you have a lawn and your shower/bath water doesn't provide the primary water to the landscaping, you are part of the problem too.

If you still believe in the concept of lawns you are part of the problem.

At what point did people start thinking that spending resources planting and maintaining a monoculture of sterile inedible grass was a good idea? Did golf players do this to us? The same area and resources could be used for everyone to have fresh vegetables growing around thier homes except:
1) homeowners associations and baby boomers would throw a fit
2) Americans don't eat vegetables anyway

about 4 months ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

lagomorpha2 Re:Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden (225 comments)

There is an old Republican tactic where you run someone that seems more moderate as President to capture the swing voters but then you run an attack dog as Vice President to appeal to the extremists in your party and keep them voting.

Politics is theatre remember.

about 4 months ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

lagomorpha2 Re:they can't find people who will work 60-80+ hou (225 comments)

Want change unionise and kill the H-1Bs.

I like the way you think but killing migrant workers is still illegal in my state.

about 4 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

lagomorpha2 Re:Pft (962 comments)

"I have a guy who’s writing fan fiction starring me and him. It’s a pornographic fanfic, and he's on chapter 6. He anonymously submits chapters through my website"

That's hardly unique to women. Richard Stallman once replied to someone who anonymously submitted a pornographic fanfic involving himself and Stallman. The reply was rather thorough in describing how unrealistic the fictional situation was. I'd look for the full text but I'm at work.

about 4 months ago

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