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Pi Day and an Interview With a Pi Researcher

onedotzero Re:I don't get it (188 comments)

Or, a much quicker version: "six and two threes".

more than 4 years ago

Opera 10.50 Beta Out, With Competitive JavaScript

onedotzero Re:Still fails at trivial CSS rendering/1.5yr old (143 comments)

Yeah, that one's been around a while. Only real way to mitigate it is JS (jquery has a nice $(window).resize() function - though it doesn't seem to work in some version of Safari).

more than 4 years ago

Universe Closer To Heat Death Than Once Thought

onedotzero Re:As far as we need to go? (237 comments)

I believe I read that theory in one of Paul Davies' books - I'll have to go dig 'em out now :)

more than 4 years ago

Corporations Now Have a Right To "Personal Privacy"

onedotzero Re:Why do corporations have to be people? (371 comments)

Mod up please. Natural people (human beings) are not 'people' in the legal sense. Legally, a 'person' is an entity that can have rights and responsibilities ascribed to it (as far as I understand, imagine the slave trade, slaves weren't 'people' - they had no rights - though I may be wrong).

Also, a human being cannot do business with legal fiction (a coporation) so your 'Person' (a legal entity created upon certification of birth) is there for that reason. A strawman used to enter into the commercial world.

Everything's a company of some description; countries, states, ministries, councils. The entire subject is a pretty eye-opening rabbit hole.

more than 4 years ago

Computers With Opinions On Visual Aesthetics

onedotzero Re:Acquine may assign funny scores... (125 comments)

I uploaded a 1x1 pixel black image. It scored 24.6. I then uploaded a 1x1 pixel white image, which scored 41.7.

Looks your rating is accurate :)

more than 5 years ago

UK Government To Monitor All Internet Use

onedotzero Re:Encryption (446 comments)

If they're doing what? I'm not sure I follow...

more than 5 years ago

EU Investigates Phorm's UK ISP Advertising System

onedotzero Re:Google (90 comments)

Well, to be fair, your Treo was just an example you gave. Do you use Firefox, NoScript and Cookiesafe on your Treo?

more than 5 years ago

EU Investigates Phorm's UK ISP Advertising System

onedotzero Re:Google (90 comments)

Or, you could add the known Google advertising URLs to your hosts file, with the added benefit of adwords javascript not loading at all. Personally I do this as well as block cookies from the domains.

more than 5 years ago

EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

onedotzero Re:Well... at least it isnt a Populist move (904 comments)

Do you see the pattern there? 4 or 8 year terms. One comes in, does some bad stuff, gets removed. The successor is the popular choice (and B.O. was a popular choice in a mass-hysteria kind of way). No government is going to reduce their own power.

I don't think it really matters who comes in - as some say, they (reds and blues) are just two arms of the same body.

more than 5 years ago

UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

onedotzero Re:Tackling the root causes (281 comments)

Oh, I know. The world is a corporation and the corporation is everywhere :)

I suppose I'd move to somewhere much less alarmist and less abusive of the system. Somewhere on the continent - Turkey, perhaps. I don't know. All I know is that the way this country is going just downright scares me.

more than 5 years ago

UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

onedotzero Re:Tackling the root causes (281 comments)

I honestly see this as less of a reaction, and more of an excuse to control the Internet in the country.

Next chance I get, I'm off.

more than 5 years ago

Slumdog Millionaire Takes Home 8 Oscars

onedotzero Re:What the FUCK is this doing on Slashdot?!? (317 comments)

It's all about perceived and purported stereotypes:

Politics: boring!
Cinema: Fun!
Law: incomprehensible!
Soap operas: addictive!
Economics: complicated!
Reality TV: Best thing ever!

I reckon 'they' are quite happy with these stereotypes. It lets them run the world while the majority sit and absorb rubbish.

more than 5 years ago

Australian Judge Rules Simpsons Cartoon Rip-off Is Child Porn

onedotzero Re:Totally illogical reasoning (612 comments)

Well, this is just it. By law, a 'person' is an entity to which rights and responsibilities are ascribed. For example, being a person allows you to engage in commerce with other 'persons' such as corporations etc.

A cartoon is not a person, and cannot possibly be so, in the eyes of the law. I cannot even begin to fathom how this has happened. I'm at a total loss for words. There are more plot holes than in The Matrix. Surely there must be some kind of investigation into this nonsense?

more than 5 years ago


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