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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Jody Bruchon Re:Dragnet (129 comments)

Aim a Class III laser at the camera. Problem solved. Don't like your camera blowing up? Don't aim it at my bedroom window.

5 days ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Jody Bruchon Re:Drviers license. (129 comments)

Minority Report, anyone?

5 days ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Jody Bruchon Re:capabilities (286 comments)

Interestingly, this setup is exactly how BitTorrent copyright protection companies find IP addresses to send settlement demands to.

about a week ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Jody Bruchon Re:Root (326 comments)

While we're on the subject, why not invent something useful such as a windshield-projected HUD interface for the phone with voice interface capability? It seems like that would allow the use of texts while driving and keep all eyes facing the road.

about a week ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Jody Bruchon Root (326 comments)

Root phone. Remove nanny state functionality. End of thread.

about a week ago
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Learning About Enea's Real Time Linux Embedded OS (Video)

Jody Bruchon Slashvertising (27 comments)

Nothing to see here.

about two weeks ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Jody Bruchon Re:COBOL (385 comments)

It's useless to learn COBOL or any other old language for job purposes because you have to have YEARS OF EXPERIENCE to get the jobs in the first place, plus experience with other non-COBOL things. Here's an excerpt from a current dice.com COBOL job:

Essential Skills:
- 6+ years COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2, and SQL experience
- 6+ years Syncsort experience
- Excellent communication skills

Let me know when COBOL classes start teaching JCL, CICS, and DB2.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Jody Bruchon Re:Why "SJW"? (1134 comments)

That knife cuts both ways, and a plethora of evidence exists to support the fact that oppression against white males not only exists but is societally accepted and even encouraged. Feminist slogans such as "the radical notion that women are people" are mostly just rallying cries of bigots in practice.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Jody Bruchon Re:Why "SJW"? (1134 comments)

How do we learn about the world? We observe it using our senses. When we observe feminists being far worse than that which they claim to want to cure, we learn that feminists are not good people. If you have a problem with that, fix the feminists that act like assholes to everyone and that think they do no wrong. If not, feel free to continue hiding behind feminist self-justification myths like "straw feminists."

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Jody Bruchon Re:Why "SJW"? (1134 comments)

SJWs are a type of parrot. They mimic things they hear but there is no depth beyond mimicry.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Jody Bruchon Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

What I'm observing is that every time someone tries to use games as "an effective platform to point out blah blah blah" they rightfully get their asses handed to them by people who don't have such a damaged world view of perpetual offense and victimhood.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Jody Bruchon Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

The "social justice" crowd's solution is to punish the entire class for the behavior of that tiny group of individuals. Are you attempting to justify this sort of lumping together an unrelated majority under a broad category and attacking them as a group?

about two weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Jody Bruchon Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

I didn't "carry on." Perhaps you've attributed statements to the wrong person in your fervor of dismissal.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Jody Bruchon Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

In a CIVIL courtroom. In criminal court the standard is "beyond a reasonable doubt" and since we are talking about rape or death threats we are talking about a criminal action.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Jody Bruchon Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

While not explicitly the definition, a "trusted person" is by nature a person who can break your personal security in some form. Trust implies giving up the security of the sanitized public facade required by society at large and revealing information about yourself. Trust can be broken, too: if you tell someone you don't love your husband and that person tells your husband, that's a perfect example both of how trust is vulnerability and how trust opens additional ways to break your privacy and access your secrets. Defaulting to trust is defaulting to vulnerability.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Jody Bruchon Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

There is ample evidence that she committed false flags here. Every time Zoe has been "doxxed" the information posted about her has been completely false (especially phone numbers: one "dox" had Hawaii area codes, the other was for some sort of shop in a state her "Zoe tracker" on her website doesn't show she's ever been to.) The "explicit photos" you reference were nude photos she was paid for by a couple of small professional porn sites; they were never private photos and she was compensated for allowing them to be taken.

When "men in the industry" can obtain payment for claiming victimhood, people will stop. As it stands now, Zoe and Anita both have masterfully separated thousands of feminists and sympathizers from their dollar bills by exploiting facts of basic human psychology. Men can't do it, though, because men are still treated as disposable beings in Western society today, while women are put on pedestals and their lives are valued higher than those of men. The business capabilities of Zoe and Anita are clearly superior. Anita has $150K from a Kickstarter plus ongoing donations to her "nonprofit" and Zoe has over $2,500/mo regular income via Patreon.

Every troll flare-up adds publicity and thus adds to the monthly amount being given to them to "fight" them. The trolls are just one step removed from literally handing these women money and they don't even realize it. This is their real victory against the trolls that no one is talking about. Trolls want them to be broke and gone, yet all of their anger has the opposite effect.

I, for one, envy their financial success, overall cleverness, and skillful navigation of the minefield of human psychology. 4chan continues to call them out on their perceived idiocy while they have become independently wealthy in less than three years' time and have almost no risk of the money ever being taken away from them. Well played, ladies, well played.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Jody Bruchon Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

>be the games journalist who never wrote a review, or even a single word, about Depression Quest

http://www.rockpapershotgun.co...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's a myth borne out of people being unable to use a search engine properly. What's funny is that Grayson himself lied about having written anything about it: http://inagist.com/all/5004497...

> Nathan Grayson @Vahn16
> also, google 'nathan grayson depression quest review.' if you find anything, congratulations, you live in an alternate dimension

Sure, he didn't write a full-blown review, so he's not technically telling a lie, but he DID give her game preferential treatment in an article he wrote about Steam games being greenlit and there is ample evidence (pictures and video) that Grayson and Quinn were spending private time together prior to that article. I'll let the readers be the judge of whether or not Grayson's choice of her game as cover art was influenced by their relationship.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Jody Bruchon Re:EDIT:Slashdot comments indicative of the proble (1262 comments)

This sounds like an argument of the form "if the KKK protests against it, it must be right." That's no different than "people disagree with me, therefore my cause is the good one." It is logical fallacy.

about three weeks ago

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Firefox 29 is a Flop; UI Design Trends Only Getting Worse

Jody Bruchon Jody Bruchon writes  |  about 5 months ago

Jody Bruchon (3404363) writes "Firefox 29 marked the release of the UI overhaul codenamed "Australis" and the jury is back with a verdict: the vast majority of feedback on Firefox Input is negative and traffic to the Classic Theme Restorer add-on has aggressively spiked since Firefox 29 came out on April 29. Considering this is a year and a half after the backlash against the new Windows 8 user interface, it seems that even though the "dumbing down" trends in UI design are infuriating users, they continue to happen. Chrome will soon be hiding URLs, OS X has hidden scroll bars by default, iOS 7 flattened everything, and Windows 8 made scroll bars hard to see. If most users hate these changes, why are they so ubiquitous?"
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EPA makes most wood stoves illegal

Jody Bruchon Jody Bruchon writes  |  about 10 months ago

Jody Bruchon (3404363) writes "The Environment Protection Agency has lowered the amount of fine-particle matter per cubic meter that new wood stoves are allowed to release into the atmosphere by 20%. Most wood stoves in use today are of the type that is now illegal to manufacture or sell, and old stoves traded in for credit towards new ones must be scrapped out. This shouldn't be much of a surprise since more and more local governments are banning wood-burning stoves and fireplaces entirely, citing smog and air pollution concerns."

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