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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

seyyah Re:Eurasia vs. oceania (215 comments)

Turkey ....

ISIS holds dozens of Turkish diplomats, their guards and family members after overrunning their consulate in Mosul. And Turkey (along with Qatar, Saudi, the US, etc) was one of the main backers of rebel groups in Syria.

about two weeks ago

3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple

seyyah Edit please (90 comments)

Though the lanky 53-year-0ld is reportedly short on small talk, his people skills have earned him a 93 percent approval rating ...

"Th0u9h the 14nky 53-ye4r-01d is rep0rted1y sh0rt 0n sm411 t41k, his pe0p1e ski11s h4ve e4rned him 4 g3 percent 4ppr0val r4tin9."

Probably still some room for improvement, but it's a start!

about a month ago

Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

seyyah Re:Next wave of phishing? (149 comments)

That kind of phishing already exists, even more sophisticated: a bug that a lot of software contains is not distinguishing between same looking characters in different alphabets. E.g. you can sign up on many forum/bbs platforms as Administrator if your leading A is cyrillic A instead of latin A. Both look the same but have different html entity codes and are different unicode chracatres, which is true for most vowels and many consonants (e.g. cyrillic B and latin B, C and C, E and E...).

What software (or library) is programmed to recognize that two chars look the same and therefore allows them based on the appearance rather than their encoding?

about a month and a half ago

Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

seyyah Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

In fact, aren't there Muslims in the Knesset?
Show me another country in the region that has a single Jew or Christian in office.

Everyone else got the easy ones, so let me contribute... Turkey has Erol Dora (sorry no English wiki page), a Syriac Orthodox Christian who runs on the Kurdish ticket, so voted in by Muslims. Iraq has at least two Christians and one Yezidi:


about 2 months ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

seyyah Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (646 comments)

In my opinion there is nothing wrong with Chief Wahoo and the name Redskins. So what make you right and me wrong? And that's the problem here. There is no such thing as a wrong opinion. With all the problems we have in this society, it is absurd that THIS is what people are upset about.

You seem pretty upset.

about 3 months ago

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

seyyah Re:rape is *the* lowest category of violent crime (386 comments)

By the way: case clearance rates for female homicide victims are higher than for male homicide victims.

You can either listen to the gender issues folks, who make it sound like violence against women is a HUGE CRISIS, or you can read the BJS statistics. Women have been, and continue to be, a protected class in the US.

Want to bet that the clearance rate for female homicide victims has something to do with the fact that they disproportionally killed by people close to them?

about 5 months ago

Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

seyyah Re:But Terrizm! (233 comments)

Except that the person in question was William of Ockham, a place in Surrey, England. Which is spelled 'Ockham' still.

Except it's Occam's Razor.

about 6 months ago

A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

seyyah Re:100% paper (167 comments)

100% paper strategy will win 50% of the time. Of the remaining 50% of games played, (assuming even distribution of the remaining picks) 25% will be losses and 25% will be tied

No, you are describing another game where the opponent is forced to play rock 50% of the time, paper 25% of the time and scissors 25% of the time.

This game is different.

(I'm repeating my self from another post but many people are making the same mistake)

about 6 months ago

A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

seyyah Re:For money, you mean? (167 comments)

With no such restriction, random choices on both sides lead to 33% win, 33% draw, 33% loss, right? With the opponent throwing Rock 50% of the time, assuming the other 50% is evenly divided between Paper and Scissors, if I always throw paper I'll win 50% of the time, lose 25% of the time, and draw 25% of the time.

So depending how the betting works, I'd be pretty willing.

No, you are describing another game where the opponent is forced to play rock 50% of the time, paper 25% of the time and scissors 25% of the time.

This game is different.

about 6 months ago

Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

seyyah Re:Okham is very fast racer (233 comments)

And the fail is you misspelled "misspelt" attempting to do a spelling correction.

Seriously? You really didn't know?

about 6 months ago

Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

seyyah Re:But Terrizm! (233 comments)

the only explanation that makes sense to me is okham's racer

Congratulations you are the first person ever to have misspelt Occam's Razor Okham's racer.

about 6 months ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

seyyah Re:systemd Architecture (641 comments)

There's for your ports equivalent.

about 6 months ago

US Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost

seyyah Re:Maylasian military fucked up (145 comments)

Most of the proposed flight paths that I've seen show the plane travelling over Thailand not Malaysia. We've heard nothing from them at all.

about 6 months ago

The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

seyyah What about operating systems? (260 comments)

... Microsoft Researcher Danah Boyd put words to a feeling
"The idea of everybody going to one site is just weird. Give me one other part of history where everybody shows up to the same social space. Fragmentation is a more natural state of being....

I wonder if she believes that the same should hold true for operating systems.

about 6 months ago

20 Freescale Semiconductor Employees On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

seyyah Re:You gotta understand ... (190 comments)

The airplane belongs to the Malaysian Airline System (MAS). The plane took off from the KLIA airport, again, of Malaysia. That radar which did the tracking (actually there were 4 radars doing the tracking) were all operated by ... Malaysians.

Were they all graduates of MARA too?

Everything points to the same thing - Malaysia - a country whereby RACE means everything.

Wrong word.

MARA takes in people who are NOT qualified to go to college any where else, and award them college degrees even if they can't do anything right.

I'm beginning to think you might be a graduate of MARA...

about 6 months ago

Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again

seyyah Re:weapons of mass destruction (57 comments)

I'm afraid you've drunk the Atatürk kool-aid. It wasn't pretty. There was no equality in the Turkish republic (look at the Kurds, Greeks, Armenians, Jews and yes, even the women). It wasn't a democracy. And changing the alphabet just meant that future generations were condemned to a life without any concept of their history, the good or the bad. The republic was founded on the principle of deportations, massacres and forced assimilation.

It would really be a sad loss for humanity, if all those enlightened thoughts of Atatürk get stomped into the ground, and Turkey is forced into the shackles of Islam in their place.

It'd be a boon to humanity if the thoughts of Atatürk were finally let go: the authoritarianism, the fanatical nationalism, the militarism and so on. The only sad bit were if the modern conservative Islam of the AKP were to be what replaces it.

about 6 months ago

Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

seyyah Re:my daughter (280 comments)

Oh.. one more thing... do those "unlimited" texts include international?

Can't speak for the OP, but my Canadian plan offers unlimited text messages to domestic and international numbers. And it's a $25 / month plan, so on the cheap end (for Canada).

I only pay if I'm texting from outside Canada.

about 7 months ago

Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

seyyah Re:Thank You Slashdot (379 comments)

The problem is the drunk one is the barkeep. The patrons told him to stop before he wrecks to whole place, but there is no stopping him. Every day he gets drunk and wreaks half the bar. Soon he'll be drinking alone. And it all started with that damn game of Dice.

So leave. If the new redesign is as bad as promised, I'll leave when the time comes. No need to ruin Slashdot ahead of schedule.

about 7 months ago

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

seyyah Re:Herpin' the Derp (599 comments)

Approval or consent, English-American, verb: To use. To accept the licensing terms. To look at. To think about.

Approval? Consent? Nouns, both of them.

about 8 months ago


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