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Facebook and Apple Now Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

neoform Re:So I take it (246 comments)

Are you equating being female with having a disability?

Disabled people need the extra help to make up their literal disability. Women are not considered disabled, and thus should not need an extra helping hand...

about a week ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

neoform Re:Legacy Support (730 comments)

>We should be able to run all legacy applications back to MacOS 1.0

You want an OS to continue to improve, while being able to run 15 year old apps?

Good luck with that.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

neoform Re:Lame (730 comments)

Those chargers are incredibly wasteful. Placing the magnet right on the back of the watch is going to use a lot less electricity.

about a month and a half ago
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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

neoform Bad Planning (194 comments)

What if the ipod was dropped and breaks? What kind of poor planning is this where that one ipod was the linchpin of this expensive prosthetic?

about 2 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

neoform Re:Everyone's hung up on local effects (552 comments)

It's called Global Warming because that's what is happening... the planet is warming up (slowly). It's estimated the planet will be about 1.5C warmer in 100 years.

about 3 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

neoform Re:Its even worse than we thought (552 comments)

Is that how global warming works? It raises your core body's temperature?

And here I was thinking human's have the ability to control their body temperatures, silly me.

about 3 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

>if I imagine myself in the role of an idiot who likes being sexist

No need to imagine.

about 4 months ago
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Google Forks OpenSSL, Announces BoringSSL

neoform Re:Choice is good (128 comments)

I'd assume once a clear winner is chosen as to which is better...

I don't see the open source SSL library 'market' being the next browser war where incompatibility makes one product win over another...

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Want to code? (548 comments)

So the fact that suicide rates are 6 times higher amongst males... that's an equality issue?

Yeah, you're sexist, and you don't even know it.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

Wait, are you seriously telling me this statement is sexist? "men and women have different interests"

Do you even understand what sexism is?

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

I'm for bringing more people into the field. I am not sexist enough to be opting to have more or less of a given gender.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

You don't even realize how crazy you are, do you?

Everything you'd said so far is ludicrous. It is not even remotely sexist to point out that men and women are different. You're truly delusional if you think we are.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re: Want to code? (548 comments)

>There is societal pressure for men to not want to be nurses, should we bribe them too?

Men should totally get higher salaries and more vacation time than female nurses, that'll totally make things more "equal".

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

Really? Big push? Like, the "we're going to spend $50,000,000" type of big push, or are we talking more like the "hey, more men should do these things, but we're not actually going to do anything" type of thing?

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

Where's the $50,000,000 being spent to promote these any of these causes? Oh that's right, those were just 2 articles *talking* about the issue.

Two articles. Good work.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Want to code? (548 comments)

Claiming that men have no legitimate qualms when it comes to gender equality; that is sexist.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Want to code? (548 comments)

>Sorry, but when I hear a MRA whining about how bad men have it, it's just asking for violin.

Your attitude is exactly why so many people cannot identify with the feminist movement. Pure hypocrisy You claim to fight sexism.... by being sexist.

>It's too much to ask for men to not rape?

Once again, this argument is entirely non-sequitur. We are not talking about rape, we are talking about sexist hiring practices in tech companies. At this point I can only figure that you are a troll.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Want to code? (548 comments)

What a terrible argument.

It doesn't go to "mens education" it goes to education in a field that is dominated by men. Women were not told they could not participate, they simply opted not to.

about 4 months ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

neoform Re:Sexism (548 comments)

>"Simple lack of interest" is such bullshit

You're ignoring the fact that men and women have different interests. You can argue til you're blue in the face that men and women should have the same interests, but they don't. What you're essentially fighting for is that men and women be the same, which they should not be.

I do not want the androgynous future that you're apparently fighting for.

about 4 months ago

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Google uncloaks once-secret server

neoform neoform writes  |  more than 5 years ago

neoform writes "

Google's big surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts. [...] Jimmy Clidaras revealed that the core of the company's data centers are composed of standard 1AAA shipping containers packed with 1,160 servers each, with many containers in each data center. Modular data centers are not unique to Google; Sun Microsystems and Rackable Systems both sell them. But Google started using them in 2005.

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Web Communities Patented By Invetor iKimbo, Inc.

neoform neoform writes  |  more than 7 years ago

neoform writes "In 2003 iKimbo inc. patented:

System for creating a community for users with common interests to interact in

Abstract

An Information and Application Distribution System (IADS) is disclosed. The IADS operates, in one embodiment, to distribute, initiate and allow interaction and communication within like-minded communities. Application distribution occurs through the transmission and receipt of an "invitation application" which contains both a message component and an executable component to enable multiple users to connect within a specific community. The application object includes functionality which allows the user's local computer to automatically set up a user interface to connect with a central controller which facilitates interaction and introduction between and among users."

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neoform neoform writes  |  more than 7 years ago

neoform writes "http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2007/05/rei ser

"A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.

Sean Sturgeon, a one-time friend of Reiser's, had already been a focus of the defense team's efforts to shift suspicion off Reiser in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Nina Reiser. Sturgeon's alleged confession to a series of unrelated murders will likely complicate the trial, which is set to begin Monday.""
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neoform neoform writes  |  more than 7 years ago

neoform writes "http://www.newsique.com/science/plants_on_other_pl anets_might_no/

If trees grow on other planets, their leaves might be red, orange or yellow, and not only in autumn, scientists say.

Two new studies detailed in the March issue of the journal Astrobiology find that the color of a planet's photosynthetic organisms depend on the type of star the world orbits and the makeup of its atmosphere.

"You have a particular spectrum which is affected by the star's surface temperature, but once that light comes down through the atmosphere, the atmosphere filters that radiation," said study team member Victoria Meadows of the Virtual Planet Laboratory at Caltech."

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