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Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

sholden Re:The human eye is proof God exists (182 comments)

Given the first word is "whereas" it's stating the opposite of the post it is replying to.

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Major Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered At Frankfurt Airport

sholden Re:In other news: (91 comments)

It could mean a bunch of things. The threat being non-existent is merely one of them.

The threat could also be very rare, but have a high enough cost when it does occur that working to prevent it is beneficial.
Those who would be carrying out the threat could think the security is better than it is and hence be using other methods,i.e. the deterrent factor is working.

Or a bunch of others of course.

5 days ago
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Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

sholden Re:Case insensitive file systems were a bug (148 comments)

/ is one of the two characters I said were fine to not allow, due to implementation simplicity. So there's no need to imagine such a file name.

But I have no problem with ";" in file names (or "|", or "&", etc). I don't interpret file names as shell commands since I put the commands in the text of the shell script files not in the file names.

5 days ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

sholden Re:Super Mario Bros. Worm (177 comments)

US-CERT does and so when an article is just copy-n-pasted from the cert notice the article does too.

about a week ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

sholden Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (390 comments)

Those clearly aren't life forms. Otherwise we might as well just declare the hydrogen atom the dominant form of life in the universe.

And anyway the bacteria that most likely accompanied Curiosity to Mars outnumber the robots on Mars. Of course they might not have survived the trip and would be dormant (though that's more alive than a rover.)

Microorganisms dominate Earth. It's all ridiculous "make shit up" speculation, but it seems reasonable that microorganisms would dominate other places that have life. Obviously its not proof, but you only asked for evidence. microorgnisms dominate known life in the Universe, surely the burden for evidence is on those claiming that the rest of the universe is different than the bit we have observed.

If you are talking about intelligent life engaging in interstellar space travel then sure, computer brains are more likely than biological life assuming our current understanding of physics is vaguely similar to reality but that's a different thing than the "dominant form of life in the Universe".

 

about a week ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

sholden Re:It wasn't the hacking that shut the movie down (220 comments)

Some movie theaters backed down not Sony.

Sony of course then cancelled the release - they're pretty dumb but even they can work out that releasing your movie with a bunch of the large chains not showing it is a sure fire way to bomb at the box office. The reason for those chains not showing the movie is irrelevant to that decision.

about a week ago
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Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

sholden Re:Case insensitive file systems were a bug (148 comments)

How does that stop you using * and ? in a file name. How does that stop you using "Character 255" in a filename?

It does of course stop you using utf8 filenames.

about a week ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

sholden Re:overwhat? (191 comments)

Cars are reasonably visible at night already, with the headlights and taillights and whatnot.

If the screens are linked to the indicators then cars are already very visible when you add flashing lights at that point.

about two weeks ago
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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

sholden Fuck off (190 comments)

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about two weeks ago
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Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports

sholden Fuck off (132 comments)

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about three weeks ago
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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

sholden Re:50 MILLION DOLLARS! (70 comments)

Merck revenue is irrelevant.

Flipping something that cost you $205,000 for $50,000,000 is the relevant part. That usually makes the guy who sold you it for $205,000 look a little stupid.

Of course an experimental ebola vaccine wasn't worth that much in 2010 since the Africans needing it then didn't have lots of cash to pay for it. However, $200k isn't a huge amount of money for a government either, so you would hope the reason for selling the rights was so that a private party would actually do something to move the thing forward rather than just sitting on it and doing nothing until a white guy got infected and the ebola money jackpot triggered.

about a month ago
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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

sholden Re:Big business (70 comments)

NewLink Genetics didn't seem that big.

Canada just made a very bad deal with them. Then again hindsight and all that, an unproven ebola vaccine was worth less in 2010 than in 2014...

about a month ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

sholden Re:Personal social media accounts (60 comments)

Which category does the twitter account of a non-incorporated business owner go in?
Which category does the twitter account of a retired person go in?
Which category does the twitter account of an unemployed person go in?

about a month ago
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Donald Knuth Rips On Unit Tests and More

sholden Re:Literate programming... (567 comments)

You read raw tex files too? The rest of us will run it through the processor and read the nicely formatted output.

more than 6 years ago

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