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Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away

russotto Re:Up next, automatic intelligence rating... (218 comments)

The guru knows the novice knows more than the corporate enterprise architect, but won't let on lest the novice get a more-swelled head.

2 days ago
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EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

russotto Re:I'm going to... (282 comments)

Just like Facebook has already seen the private messages people send each other.

No human has. I'm sure of this, because the overall banality of facebook messages would, if read en masse, cause an epidemic of "death by ennui"

4 days ago
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DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US

russotto Re:The hunt for suspects (152 comments)

Is that the hunt for people already under suspicion, or a hunt for new names to add to the list?

Must be the former, because everyone's already on the list.

4 days ago
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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

russotto Re:Insurance (216 comments)

The purpose of all these regulations Uber and Lyft have been running into isn't safety or liability or anything like that; those are the excuses. The purpose is specifically to keep everyone inside the box.

5 days ago
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Bjarne Stroustrup Awarded 2015 Dahl-Nygaard Prize

russotto What sort of prize? (200 comments)

The "most prestigious prize in object-oriented computer science". Low bar there. OOP is a hoax. Not everything is an object. C++ is all things to all programmers and nearly all of it bad. It was already bad before templates, the way temporaries would pop up to screw you all over the place. Add templates and the language is an utter disaster. Use templates to implement a functional paradigm in a fundamentally procedural language and WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING?

about a week ago
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New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

russotto Why would you want this? (178 comments)

You'd still be an addict, just one who could never satisfy his cravings. This sounds more like some sort of torture that an aid to quitting.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:It Remains a Journalism Scandal. Deal With It. (687 comments)

Grayson gets plenty of hate. Along with other men like Arthur Chu, Ian Miles Cheong, and Jonathan McIntosh (the other half of Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency). McIntosh probably gets more than the rest, because he posts dumb stuff to twitter all the time; he's got his own hashtag, "#FullMcIntosh".

about a week ago
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Doomsday Clock Could Move

russotto Global Thermonuclear War (145 comments)

The doomsday clock was about nuclear war originally. When they added climate change (now that global thermonuclear war seems extremely unlikely) it was a desperate attempt to keep the clock somehow relevant. It's not. At least not unless Putin gets even crazier.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Better Late Than Never (687 comments)

You can have a completely freezing cold contest between SJWs and anybody else, but it still won't be a discussion about sexism in games. It won't be a discussion in anything, for that matter.

If you argue with an SJW, you're part of the problem in their eyes. (Not sarcasm; you can't make this stuff up)

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (687 comments)

Wouldn't that lead credence to my earlier theory that SJW is used as a pejorative for feminist, now that feminazi isn't used as much anymore?

More properly, SJW is a pejorative for the same people that some on the right called "feminazi", so-called third-wave intersectional feminists. It is not used for second-wave feminists or egalitarian feminists (whose feminism the SJWs like to use in a bait-and-switch strategy). Unlike "feminazi", the term "SJW" is used by both those on the non-SJW left and the right.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Three Cheers for Zoe Quinn (687 comments)

I've seen people saying mean things about both of them.

Wait, wait, when you say "hassling" you're not talking about death threats or posting of personal information or anything like that, you're talking about "saying mean things"? Welcome to the world... no one except Kim Jong Eun is beyond criticism.

about two weeks ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

russotto Re:It's about raising the mean... (263 comments)

Yes, people have differences in "natural ability" but that accounts for less than 1% of the variability in performance. The vast majority of differences in performance are accounted for by practice, training and experience.

Now there's a line of unbelievable bullshit if I've ever seen one.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Chelsea Van Valkenberg's not a victim, but a pe (687 comments)

Mike was never swatted. He made that up.

He never claimed to have been swatted. He claimed two people were encouraging their followers to report him to the police for spurious reasons, and that this was in order to get him SWATted. I'm not convinced of the latter, but the former is certainly true.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Three Cheers for Zoe Quinn (687 comments)

Exactly. Anita had nothing to do with game journalism corruption, she is openly a political activists. The group of people hassling Quinn were the same people hassling Sarkeesian.

You know this latter HOW? As far as I know, only one person hassling Sarkeesian has been identified (by GamerGate, in fact). A Brazilian journalist, as it happens. And when Anita was informed, she said they already knew about that guy.

Sarkeesian inserted herself into GG by making the claim that GG was the people who have been harassing her for years, but presented no evidence for it.

As for Sarkeesian I've seen the stuff written about her. The critiques of her analysis are included with all sorts of overblown drama and then of course there were the outright insults.

Being dramatic and insulting doesn't mean their objections were wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (687 comments)

Do you have any evidence that people actually supporting GG were making those threats?

Ha ha, no. In fact, they like to post screencaps about doxxing and swatting from different boards on 8chan and claim those are from Gamergate. If you call them on their lies they claim all of 8chan is Gamergate, or they claim the other boards are Gamergate because they targeted people who were attacking Gamergate. They fail to mention that the people who were attacking Gamergate also attacked 8chan as a whole.

about two weeks ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

russotto NO (385 comments)

As long as it's a garbage collected language it goes in the heap with Java, C# and the rest of the garbage collected languages. If you want to compete with C and C++, you need real memory management.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (687 comments)

The Underground Railroad was run by abolitionists. Even John Brown, bombthrower though he may have been, was not an SJW. "Social Justice" is all this shit about privilege and oppression olympics and progressive stack. It holds that discrimination against a privileged group (white males) is not only benign but beneficial and that members of that group should shut up and accept it as their due.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Who cares? (687 comments)

Posting this to the front page really isn't supporting them if the tone of the comments is anything to go by.

YouTube: Never read the comments.
Slashdot: Never read the article.

So it is written, so it shall be.

about two weeks ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

russotto Re:Link please? (687 comments)

Brianna Wu? Brianna "I don't know when I can return to my home, from whence I am giving this interview" Wu?

about two weeks ago

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US Software Developer Wages Fall

russotto russotto writes  |  about a year and a half ago

russotto (537200) writes "Despite all the talk of "skills gap" and "tech worker shortage", wages for the software industry are falling, not rising. Wages fell 2% to $99,000 in 2012. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't basic economics state that if wages are falling, there must be a surplus, not a shortage?"
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Modern man result of interbreeding with Neandertal

russotto russotto writes  |  more than 4 years ago

russotto (537200) writes "It turns out Neandertal man could, and did, interbreed with modern humans. According a study in _Science_, 1 to 4% of modern DNA from Europeans and Asians comes from Neanderthals. So next time you call someone a knuckle-dragger, remember your great-to-the-Nth grandfather probably was one too."
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Man arrested for anti-cop video on YouTube

russotto russotto writes  |  more than 6 years ago

russotto (537200) writes "In an apparent attempt to prove that while we may still have the Second Amendment, that pesky First Amendment is obselete in the digital age, Philadelphia police arrested and charged a man for posting a video on YouTube where he says that he rejoices every time a cop is killed. He was charged with aggravated assault, corruption of miniors, terroristic threats, and harassment. YouTube, demonstrating its commitment to free speech, pulled the video for "terms of service violations"."
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russotto russotto writes  |  more than 6 years ago Wow, someone out there really hates me. Used up all 5 mod points to score my comments as "Flamebait", when none of them were (and 4 of them clearly weren't).

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