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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

nog_lorp Re:Network Neutrality (449 comments)

You are right, but this underlines the idiocy of the blog post. The connection that FAA "... rules illustrate why we shouldn't let the government regulate the internet" is bullshit. The internet is incredibly important, but there are alternative modes of communication. As a general rule, it does not carry hundreds of people through the sky, and does not kill all those people if the slightest thing goes wrong.

about 2 years ago
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How Does a Single Line of BASIC Make an Intricate Maze?

nog_lorp Re:Without the use of a loop!? (438 comments)

You trollin'. It is not trivial to convert any program into C. It is trivial to remove all newlines.

about 2 years ago
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How Does a Single Line of BASIC Make an Intricate Maze?

nog_lorp Re:Without the use of a loop!? (438 comments)

Perl, shell, etc programs like that as one-liners ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

With compound statements of various sorts, that is fair; in the case of perl scripts, they are called one line. When you simply /s/\n//, that is idiotic or done as a joke. Pray tell, what is the point of referring to a program as a one liner, when in a vast majority of languages, ALL programs are one liners after applying the above substitution? Is every minified Javascript application a one liner?

On reconsideration... I suppose it is still meaningful so long as the line is reasonably short. You win.

about 2 years ago
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How Does a Single Line of BASIC Make an Intricate Maze?

nog_lorp Re:Without the use of a loop!? (438 comments)

Why, then, would the creator of basic (along with just about everyone else to follow) refer to the numbers as line numbers?

about 2 years ago
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How Does a Single Line of BASIC Make an Intricate Maze?

nog_lorp Re:Without the use of a loop!? (438 comments)

No, it isn't. Per the Dartmouth BASIC v2 Manual, page 4:

We immediately observe several things about the above sample program.
First, all lines in the program start with a line number. These serve to identify the lines in the program, each one of which is called a statement; ...

Clearly, in BASIC terminology, line and statement are synonymous. Originally, the semicolon statement terminator did not even exist.
Later adaptations of BASIC allow you to put multiple statements in a single physical line, but the numbers are line numbers and not statement numbers. In BASIC terminology this would be a multi-line program.

Furthermore, if the above technical reasoning were not true, it would still be pedantic and borderline-incorrect to refer to this as a one liner, just would refer to a multi-statement C program or Perl program as such.

about 2 years ago
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Warrantless Wiretapping Cases At the 9th Circuit

nog_lorp Re:The TLAs and Corporate Lackeys (126 comments)

Where are the mod points!? Sad that spot-on comments like this get no points and only get troll replies.

Anyways... they aren't just there to keep people fighting and distracted, but also to exploit basic human nature. Sectarianism is always a powerful tool - you can't get a leg up by telling people to vote for the other guy, or to be unified.

more than 3 years ago
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EPIC Uncovers: Mobile Scanners Not 'Certified People Scanners'

nog_lorp Re:How do you destroy one of these machines? (154 comments)

The operators probably have enough harmful radiation coming their way. Otherwise, they would be allowed to were dosimeters to actually check.

I'm sure you could damage the machines somehow through this approach, but then you'd have to be standing inside of a malfunctioning backscatter machine afterwards. I'd be afraid of the possibility of a resonance cascade.

more than 3 years ago
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Localizing Language In the Brain

nog_lorp Yay for "Science" (79 comments)

used exclusively for language ... a subset of seven other experiments ... since these are the functions 'most commonly argued to share neural machinery with language.'

We eliminated several hypotheses that oppose ours, now we will see how far vulgarizations will go to claim that we proved our own hypothesis!

more than 3 years ago
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New RIM Streaming Music: $5 For 50 Songs?

nog_lorp Re:Let's do some math (149 comments)

Cool story. What you are talking about isn't even an OPTION. Furthermore, it sounds like you plan on listening to 7k songs each month, so I don't know why you would be worrying about money at all when you can hang around and listen to multiple songs at once all day every day. $5 a month is very little to pay, especially when you consider that if you aren't a fucking sap you can still download songs you plan on keeping.

more than 3 years ago
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New RIM Streaming Music: $5 For 50 Songs?

nog_lorp Why? (149 comments)

Maybe because $10 is twice $5, and you don't have the right to share?

more than 3 years ago
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A Chat With Zavilia, a Tool For Identifying Rioters

nog_lorp Re:Freedom of speech (102 comments)

+5 Insightful.

more than 3 years ago
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Notch Asks For Trial By Combat

nog_lorp Re:Elder Scroll V sales dropping (205 comments)

Over a hundred hours... wandering a beautiful sprawling wasteland with little actual content! I joke...

more than 3 years ago
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Paypal Founder Helping Build Artificial Island Nations

nog_lorp Re:Only as "free" as your ability to defend it (692 comments)

Insightful post? What the hell kind of evidence did you give?
A fire is evidence that Sealand isn't sovreign? Or the fact that someone counterfeited their passports?
The fact of the matter is that two established countries (The UK and Germany) have both recognized Sealand's sovereignty. You might as well use the DCR as an example, look at all the (completely unrelated) problems they have!

more than 3 years ago
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Do Spoilers Ruin a Good Story? No, Say Researchers

nog_lorp Great sample sizes. (238 comments)

You don't only have to worry about the number of participants tested in this type of experiment. If are making statements about stories in general; perhaps most/all of the 12 stories used where not particularly susceptible to enjoyment-spoilage.

more than 3 years ago
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How Linux Mastered Wall Street

nog_lorp Re:thanks for whoring quants (339 comments)

What I don't get is why everyone is surprised that every Republocrat to get into office continues the agendas of the Republocrat party. Every president since Lincoln has been one. The senate is currently 98% Republocrat, with the 2 other members caucusing with the Republocrats. The House of Representatives is 100% Republocrat.

Republocrats favor bigger government, more federal concentration of power, a bigger military industrial complex, and the strengthening and extension of property rights.

more than 3 years ago
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How Linux Mastered Wall Street

nog_lorp Re:thanks for whoring quants (339 comments)

equally the fault of

Not how blame works. Google "blame is not a zero sum game". The influences (in part or wholly) responsible for any event are infinite, and so are the factors leading to those influences (i.e. it's not Goldman Sach's fault their parents didn't raise 'em right ;)

And if you really think people with no financial know-how who were misled by predatory lenders (with the responsibility of providing those people sound advice) are as responsible as those who carefully architected massive fraud, you must be a troll (intentionally or not).

more than 3 years ago
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Drug Companies Lose Special Protection On Facebook

nog_lorp Re:What 'Special Protection'? (181 comments)

Hysteria based recalls are usually limited to Intel chips with bugs that couldn't possibly affect anyone, ever. You honestly think a drug would be recalled without actual empirical evidence?

more than 3 years ago
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Hamstersoft Ebook App Rips Off GPL3 Code, Say Calibre Devs

nog_lorp pedantry (283 comments)

Now that app is clearly in violation of the GPL.

FTFY. An app cannot be a violation, the violation was the act of noncompliance! /pedantry

more than 3 years ago
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The Five Levels of ISP Evil

nog_lorp Re:Does Verizon FiOS do it? (243 comments)

Bullshit! Domestic spying worse than data mining central internet hubs, before there was an internet?

more than 3 years ago
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The Five Levels of ISP Evil

nog_lorp Re:Does Verizon FiOS do it? (243 comments)

Who is the troll now? Jesus man, at the very least address some of his claims amidst your ad homina and straw man "you are just a hopeless pessimist" bullshit.

more than 3 years ago

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Gay Marriage in California: A-OK!

nog_lorp nog_lorp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nog_lorp (896553) writes "In 30 days gay marriage will be legal throughout California. The LA Times article sates:

The California Supreme Court decided today that same-sex couples should be permitted to wed, ruling that gay unions must be given the "respect and dignity" of marriage. In a 4-3 vote, the court became the first in the country to apply the constitutional protections reserved for race and gender to sexual orientation. The Massachusetts high court struck down bans on same-sex marriage in 2003, but under a different legal theory.
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