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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

narcc Re:Better idea (177 comments)

It gets worse: It was Roman controlled at the time.

just now
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:More uncalled for advice from ADD boy? (431 comments)

Out of curiosity, why do you call it an "ADD comment"?

While I'm thinking about it, if this is so unimportant to you, why do you continue to engage me?

What to know what I think? I think you're deeply insecure. I think you really need imaginary foes to fight against to make yourself feel important. Why else would you care so much about what a bunch of anonymous people say on a web forum?

13 hours ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:More uncalled for advice from ADD boy? (431 comments)

Well, considering that you insisted on engaging me several days after I made the post that so offended you, I figured you cared very deeply about my thoughts and opinions.

Your continued participation in this "discussion" seems to support that belief.

I really cannot see how you can continue to pretend that your advice is of any value

Pretend? Do you not think that the ability to ignore uses that cause you serious distress is valuable? It seems to me that that is exactly the sort of advice you need!

It will clearly improve your life significantly. Just think of all the hours of angst you'll spare yourself!

yesterday
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

narcc Re:Better idea (177 comments)

If by "Egyptians" you mean "Greeks".

yesterday
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Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million

narcc Re:Cash? or gold? :D (58 comments)

who wouldn't want 51,165 pounds (23,208 kg) of gold?

Me. What the hell would I do with it? Pave the driveway?

yesterday
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Correction (431 comments)

I don't see why I have to put up with condescending bullshit just because I'm not going to roll over when

For perspective: It's the comments section on a website.

A handy tip: You can effectively ignore users by clicking the little "Alter Relationship" bobble beside their name. Then use the Configuring Comments feature to knock your foes down to -6.

yesterday
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Correction (431 comments)

Are you sure this time? :)

Take it easy. I don't know what SuperKendall did to you in the past. I know he's irritated me before, so I understand, but it's time to let it go.

Trust me. You'll feel so much better.

yesterday
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

narcc Re:They're not gamers. (273 comments)

Would you call someone a car enthusiast because he drives his toyota corolla to work every day?

No, I'd call him a driver. Think: "A person who drives is a driver."

To continue: A person who dives is a diver. A person who dines is a diner. A person who runs is a runner. A person who calls is a caller.

We can all agree with that. Why is there contention when we say that a person who games is a gamer?

The term gamer is associated with gaming enthusiasts, as it should be.

As it should be? No. I'll agree that the term carries with it additional connotations, particularly where video games are concerned. It is, however, important to note that those additional connotations are decidedly negative!

See, when the simple term was corrupted, self-described "gamers" rallied to redefine the term; stripping out the negative bits and emphasizing what they considered the positives.

To now abandon the original meaning (simply, one who games) further corrupts the term. If the "gamer" communities' goal was to shake off the negative connotations attached to the term, then their better off sticking to the uncorrupted use of the word -- not further corrupting it! It does little more than further isolate "gamers", allowing additional negative stereotypes to arise.

The problem with this argument is that it waters the definition down to the distinction without a difference level in order to justify (very poorly) feminist incursions into the gaming sphere.

Oh, you're one of those. Never mind, you can't reason with an MRA.

2 days ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

narcc Re:What's the point? (493 comments)

An allergic reaction to good languages?

Not at all. We're talking about Python here.

2 days ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

narcc Re:Just don't try to write an OS in Java (493 comments)

It doesn't surprise me in the least. Kids today don't care about learning details, they just go straight to the first library or framework that promises to hide such "arcane" details from them.

They'll put C on their resume because they used C++ in an intro class. zieroh's test seems perfectly reasonable to me.

2 days ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

narcc Re:What's the point? (493 comments)

Yeah, I'll agree with that. I think you're simply too dazzled by the "coolness" of python to see it's many, many, terrible warts.

2 days ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

narcc Re:What's the point? (493 comments)

I tried to say Python, but I threw up instead.

As I understand it, it's not an uncommon reaction.

2 days ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

narcc Re:They're not gamers. (273 comments)

Someone who doesn't play games?

Seems pretty straight-forward to me.

3 days ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

narcc Re:They're not gamers. (273 comments)

Don't underestimate the dedication of the members of your local Wii Bowling League. They've been retired for years, and have nothing else upon which to focus their attention.

Who hasn't seen an elderly woman truly distressed when she can't play her pogo games due to some technical problem?

I was talking to a woman last week who is still upset that Yahoo! dropped the Mahjong Solitaire game she liked months ago. (I provided her with many alternatives, but she insists that they're not as fun.)

They have free time. More time than even school-aged children. Their lives revolve around games in a way that the most pathetic WoW addict can only dream about. They set their schedules around their Farmville crops with more consideration than the saddest Otaku does for his Love Plus girlfriend.

They're hardcore. Those of you who think the term 'hardcore gamer' describes an important part of your identity don't even come close. Of course, they'll never describe themselves that way. Games are what they do, without question, but they don't let that define them. (They'd find it rather sad and pathetic.)

3 days ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Not rational - pushing lies (431 comments)

You are attempting to compare very different things which either indicates a lack of understanding or a pretended one in some sort of attempt to decieve the gullible for political purposes.

Or, you know, he's making an analogy.

I'm guessing your "Jump to Conclusions" mat doesn't have a "Benefit of the doubt" square?

5 days ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (431 comments)

A lot of people don't the difference between a scientific hypothesis and a scientific theory.

Including an astonishing number of people who complain that "a lot of people don't know the difference between a scientific hypothesis and a scientific theory."

It's disturbing.

5 days ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

narcc Re:Wait (431 comments)

any fool can see temperature readings have been flat in most measured areas.

I wouldn't go so far as to say "any fool"...

5 days ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

narcc Re:Sigh (734 comments)

Tolerating people you don't personally approve of is just the cost of living in a free society that manages to tolerate YOU.

+5

about a week ago
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Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

narcc Re:Moving valuable assets into one division will h (89 comments)

Blackberry: Gone in a year since 2010

Their demise, I presume, will coincide with the year of the Linux desktop and strong AI.

about a week ago

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US Federal Agencies No Longer Allowed to Buy Apple Products

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "US federal government agencies are no longer able to purchase Apple products after the company withdrew from a mandatory certification scheme.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification is required under a law passed in 2009 if a federal government agency is to buy goods or services from a company. It ensures that the products meet minimum environmental protection standards.

It is not clear why Apple withdrew from the ratings service, especially as it cuts off sales to a fairly substantial customer — the US Government. One report by the iFixit blog suggested that the problem relates to the difficulty of repairing Apple products and stripping them down for recycling.

Apple has struggled with its eco-friendly credentials, with repeated reports from agencies such as Greenpeace criticizing the company, not just for what they know the company is doing, but also for their apparent secrecy about the environmental impact of their various manufacturing processes."

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Apple loses iPad trademark in China

narcc narcc writes  |  more than 2 years ago

narcc (412956) writes "Apple and its Chinese resellers are facing legal action following a court ruling that found that Apple does not own the trademark to the iPad name in China. Proview International registered the IPAD trademark during an ill-fated attempt to break into the tablet market back in 2000.

In 2006, Proview Electronics (Taiwan) agreed to sell Apple the “global trademark” for the IPAD name for £35,000, according to Proview, but the two companies have subsequently disagreed about whether that deal included China. Proview has applied for an immediate halt to sales of the iPad by Apple resellers in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Huizhou, with the first hearings due in the next eight weeks."

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narcc narcc writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The other day (not too long ago) I got mod points for the first time. After they were gone, of course, I found several posts that were truely deserving of 'Insightful' and 'Interesting' -- I guess that goes to show you how careful you should be with the rare gift of mod points...

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