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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

mwvdlee More lensflare! (409 comments)

Whenever I hear the name "J.J. Abrams", I can't help but hear that SNL "More cowbell!" sketch but with the words "More lensflare!".

2 days ago
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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

mwvdlee Re:A known "Fact"? (219 comments)

Does science say womens' and mens' brains are identical? No, it doesn't. There are differences. If you don't believe me, ask your doctor. Also, try to explain why most women feel like woman and most men feel like man.

Did I say men don't have feelings? No, I didn't. I merely suggested they might _EXPERIENCE_ them _LESS INTENSELY_. Basically like all humans experience emotions at a different level of intensity. I was merely suggesting there might be some bias coming from gender.

Do you have any numbers to back up your claim of "so many men in prison for crimes of passion"? I couldn't find any. Only thing I could find even remotely applicable was an article on how men are more likely to get longer sentences for crimes of passion. http://www.psmag.com/legal-aff...

I'm sure you'll continue fighting your imaginary strawman, but I shall have no further part in it.

4 days ago
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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

mwvdlee Re:A known "Fact"? (219 comments)

First of all, why would this be unlikely? Women's and men's brains are wired slightly differently, why would that not have an impact on how intensely the brain perceives emotions considering it has an impact on a lot of other things.

Secondly; why would this be insulting? You're good at some things and not as good at other things. So what? Why would you have a need to feel better than the average person at everything? More importantly though; whether you feel insulted by something doesn't make any difference to whether it's true or not.

I'm a man and personally I don't feel insulted by the notion that my half of humanity might feel emotions slightly less intensely on average than the other half of humanity.

5 days ago
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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

mwvdlee Re:A known "Fact"? (219 comments)

so they bottle it inside, get frustrated, angry, and when it finally comes out, run for cover.

Or perhaps men just experience emotions less intensely, thus have less need to vent them.

5 days ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

mwvdlee Re:Add another one... (778 comments)

There's a difference between offering lots of nannying for those that want it and forcing your nannying upon everybody.

about a week ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

mwvdlee Re:And that people... (329 comments)

It is. It just protects against fewer problems.

Every type of backup method has drawbacks and benefits.
If there existed a perfect backup method, we would have only that method.

Redundancy makes it very easy and fast to recover data, but lacks security against localized physical problems and malicious software. It would be a perfectly valid first layer of backup and sufficient for backing up reproducable information such as downloaded/scanned/ripped media. It protects against accidentally deleting files or hardware problems. For less easily reproducable information you probably want some additional backup layers.

about a week ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

mwvdlee Re:Add another one... (778 comments)

There are several hundred other countries to choose from.
My own country is slowly turning into a nanny state as well, but we're not nearly at USA-levels of government control yet.
When we do, there are some fine scandinavian countries still keeping it relatively sane and some other regions on the earth where you still have some freedoms.

about a week ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

mwvdlee Re:The Dangers of the World (778 comments)

The trauma caused by the police and child protective services far outweigh any damage that could have rationally and reasonably been expected otherwise.

about a week ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

mwvdlee Re:I hope this still comes to the industrial secto (141 comments)

Only for sufficiently big companies, and even then it's not going to happen overnight. If you can build a solid product to fill that transition gap for a ~10 year period, you can make a lot of money.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

mwvdlee You use that word a lot, but... (872 comments)

defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good.

Here's the thing; what YOU think might be "common good" might not be what other people think is "common good".
I'm pretty sure the assholes that kill cartoonists think they are doing it for the "common good".

Subjective values must never limit freedom of speech.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD's Kernel Gets W^X Treatment On Amd64

mwvdlee Re:most of you will pretend you understand (84 comments)

How do I translate "trampoline" without reading the entire freakin' maillist history?
This is slang and you won't find the intended meaning it in a dictionary.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD's Kernel Gets W^X Treatment On Amd64

mwvdlee Re:most of you will pretend you understand (84 comments)

The summary could use a bit of translation, instead of merely copying content off a maillist post intended for a very specific group of kernel specialists using slang terminology.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

mwvdlee Re:I don't want VR entertainment (74 comments)

Not jump like a fucking monkey, not wave hands in the air like a cheerleader, etc.

You're not alone; none of us want to bring our work home.

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

mwvdlee Re:SimCity 2000 available for free (393 comments)

Software doesn't want anything, it just does what it's told.
Your labour though, definitely DOES want to be free, so why are you getting paid for it?

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

mwvdlee Re:yeah well, (324 comments)

To be fair, since download.com and entire CNET is actively involved in pushing malware, I wouldn't be surprised if any non-Windows downloads they might offer would try to push malware as well.

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

mwvdlee Re:okay (245 comments)

And plain wrong in many places.

There's nothing about either Node or PHP that forces you to use or not use HTML or service calls.
Same for separation of concerns (which pretty much boils down to the same thing).
For instance; both PHP and Node handle SQL equally well, i.e. they can both hook up to most databases and let them deal with SQL.
Same for JSON. Just because it kinda looks like Javascript and started out loosely based on it, doesn't mean Javascript handles it differently.
I also don't think these two were ever "old friends who went separate ways". They started out separate.

about two weeks ago
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Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip

mwvdlee Re:WTF (319 comments)

In one case, the speech can still be heard or read, in the other it can't.

about two weeks ago

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mwvdlee mwvdlee writes  |  more than 8 years ago

mwvdlee writes "I have a small site selling selfmade software. Obviously this software has been cracked and is now distributed on warez sites. These warez site often refer to the original site and my statistics show a significant amount of traffic from them. I've set up a number of rules using mod_rewrite which currently redirect such warez sites to their local Business Software Alliance sites, which is kinda funny. But I'd like to do something more "creative" with redirecting such users. Can anybody think of fun things to do with redirecting warez visitors?"

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