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Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

reve_etrange Re:Only usefull for wine? (54 comments)

Even the new Il-2 Battle of Stalingrad still uses DirectX 9. You'll be able to play every current flight sim I think.

4 days ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

So in your eyes, anonymous FTP has equivalent security to two-factor authentication over HTTPS.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

reve_etrange Re:US Military Uses Oil Like a Smaller Country (228 comments)

Just to be pedantic, I think that's "clean" or "zero-emissions," since we probably don't actually want a nearby supernova to refresh our uranium supply.

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

reve_etrange Re:Systems perpetuate themselves (228 comments)

we don't win against nature on these things.

Tell it to the Dutch.

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

reve_etrange Re:Systems perpetuate themselves (228 comments)

if we got serious we could do it in a decade without trouble

I agree - and actually since the economy is demand constrained, shifting energy sources will be expansionary.

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

reve_etrange Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

you should be worried.

Not really. Even without any containment measures, an infected person passes the disease to only 1 other person. If there was a disease as deadly as Ebola, where that number was ~20 people (as it is with measles for example), then I would be worried.

The low transmission rate is why the outbreak has fewer than 10,000 people after several months.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:Sounds like a planned PR stunt to me. (622 comments)

I think that "copyright infringement" and "theft/larceny" are essentially legal terms with specific meanings, while "sex crime" is not. Unauthorized access and distribution of these photographs is sexually motivated, which makes it reasonable to describe the crimes in question (i.e. unauthorized use of a computer and copyright infringement) as "sex crimes."

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

a reasonable expectation of privacy

You do not understand the meaning of this phrase. It makes no reference to the existence of technological barriers, of any kind, to the breach of privacy. You have a reasonable expectation of privacy for a sealed envelope, even though it is trivial to read the contents of that envelope.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

what goes onto the Internet

How is talking about "the internet" here even relevant? There is a huge difference in the privacy and security of data transfers made through different web services alone, let alone all extant networking protocols.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:But that was not the same! (622 comments)

Someone ought to warn your date that consent means nothing to you.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:Read below to see what Bennett has to say. (622 comments)

Isn't this exactly the fallacy described by TFA? There are both risks and benefits to storing data online, while you're remark suggests there are risks only.

about two weeks ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

reve_etrange Re:Sounds like a planned PR stunt to me. (622 comments)

Under current US law, obtaining unauthorized access to privately served files is clearly criminal. Nude photographs are of note solely due to their sexual content.

Can you explain why you think it is incorrect or illogical to describe crimes pertaining to sex or sexual content as "sex crimes?"

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 700 Genetic Factors Found To Influence Human Adult Height

reve_etrange Re:Height is complicated (68 comments)

Any time a trait has continuous variation, there are going to be a large number of genes involved.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 700 Genetic Factors Found To Influence Human Adult Height

reve_etrange Re:Not news: GWAS Often Fail (68 comments)

At least one result of the study is obvious from first principles - the large number of genes involved in determining height. (Because height varies continuously).

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

reve_etrange Re:Stay out of our business then..... (993 comments)

I realized without even looking at SystemD that it was retarded to put a freaking embedded webserver inside the init system...

This made me wonder if the AC was full of it or not. But, yes, it's true. Systemd embeds a webserver and a QR encoder.

Despite the fact that the there is a "risk of enabling the service by mistake (which, given that journal-gatewayd will happily serve private log data to the whole internet AFAICS, is has a pretty bad impact in this particular case)," (emphasis mine) the thread is quickly derailed to a series of unrelated discussions ignoring the issue raised by the user in the first message.

I guess this is a microcosm of what is pissing people off about systemd and its development...

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

reve_etrange Re:Circular "reasoning" (795 comments)

Not sure if you meant to reply to my post. But I agree that it's extremely hypocritical for self-described "Christians" to participate in war, venerate wealth and power, etc.

If science has 'high priests,' it's a religion, or some chancers are putting one over on people big time.

Science doesn't have 'high priests,' although it does have, shall we say, respected 'elder statesmen.' The difference is that a high priest can determine or interpret dogmas, which are selected statements said to be beyond justification or verification, and which can thus in turn be used as a basis for the justification of other statements. In contrast, science abandons verificationism completely. Instead, science relies on falsification of statements, with no statements accepted dogmatically.

In practice, scientists frequently take certain statements as temporary dogmas, in order to generate from them further statements which can be put to empirical tests. If these statements are falsified, the 'dogmas' are themselves discarded, again in contrast to religion.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

reve_etrange Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

there's an evolutionary advantage to having a few hermits and sociopaths as a sort of a failsafe

Definitely possible, but it's also quite possible that some kind of accidental physiological defect is at work instead. Something like the probable effect of environmental lead on crime rates in the developed world, not that lead levels probably ever affected the course of human evolution.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

reve_etrange Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

Jenny McCarthy believes in science more like Osama Bin Laden believes in America.

And this actually pretty funny, sorry for being patronizing.

about a month ago

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