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China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

skovnymfe Oh my god (67 comments)

Oh my god, it's not full of stars... Seriously though, how come there are never any stars? Is the surface reflection really that bright, or are space-cameras just inherently shit?

5 hours ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

skovnymfe Re:Not to be outdone (175 comments)

Throw? Don't you mean push? Throwing a space station into orbit is nothing, but pushing it...!

about a week ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

skovnymfe Respect in anonymity (570 comments)

As the old saying goes "We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias..."

But that's not true anymore is it? These "women" now exist on the internet, and as long as they keep trying to be "women" on the internet, people will call them out for it. People call "women" skanks because they fill their profiles with pictures of themselves looking like skanks. People harass "women" because they keep pointing out how unfairly they're being treated because they're "women".

There are now "women" in gaming, "women" in business, "women" fighting for "women" and more power to the "women". Why? If these "women" would just stop trying so damn hard, then there would be room for everyone.

But that'd mean having to compete with everyone else on equal terms, wouldn't it? The "women" wouldn't be able to rely on their pretty looks and the empowerment of other "women", and they'd receive no special attention from all the nerds on the internet. We'd all be equals, each anonymous entity carrying its own weight, relying on words to enforce their ideas. But we can't have that. Only "women" can be equal.

about two weeks ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

skovnymfe Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (324 comments)

Would it really be so bad having to justify your use of the internet to some bureaucratic authority figure? That would get rid of a lot of pointless content and return a lot of people to the real world.

about two weeks ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

skovnymfe I hate hardware (150 comments)

I hate hardware and for all intents and purposes it can go shove itself up its own ass. As a result I very much love the cloud, no matter how much of a buzzword it is. Let someone else worry about the tedious busywork it is to get one piece of hardware to talk to another. Oh what's that? A disk died? I don't give a damn because I don't have to drive 30 minutes each direction just to change it. Ha!

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

skovnymfe Re:Costs (315 comments)

But why use a redundant unit of measurement that is, or is not, literally derived from the meter, depending on in which archaeic country you're in?

"Psah! The mile was first!" -You, in the future.

Yes, but your very own government decided in the 1950s to make an international standard, to which I might add only your government and country adheres, which defines a yard as exactly 0.9144 meters, and one yard gives three feet, and 5600-something feet give a mile (who the hell even bothers to remember such irrelevant details? Make it base-10 already). So your mediocre, confusing and derivative unit of measurement stinks. Go fuck yourself.

about three weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

skovnymfe Re:Costs (315 comments)

149,597,871 kilometers. Please don't use miles in space.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

skovnymfe Re:What real name policy? (280 comments)

Yeah, that probably should've been personal...

about a month ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

skovnymfe Re:What real name policy? (280 comments)

That's why you have Linkedin for your professional network, and Facebook for your private network. If your professional network can't handle your private views, then don't mix the two.

about a month ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

skovnymfe Re:I take issue with the premise (534 comments)

Do not discount our exponential techonological growth. The only thing that's going to stop us from finding life out there is ignorance and stupidity, of which there is plenty to go around to be sure, but science will continue forward regardless.

about a month ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

skovnymfe Re:I take issue with the premise (534 comments)

Yes and no. We may not be able to see the aliens right now, but you can't argue that we aren't getting more and more details. 2045 is still quite a while away, technologically speaking, and it's not unreasonable to think we'll have even better telescopes and measuring equipment by then.

about 1 month ago
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How Tech Is Transforming Teaching In a South African Township

skovnymfe Re:Would the results hold? (26 comments)

That's funny, because I watched this TED talk, where the guy explicitly states his teacher-free environment boosted a rural Indian school class to biochemistry levels well beyond the most prestigious private school in the country.

https://www.ted.com/talks/suga...

about a month ago
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Scientists Twist Radio Beams To Send Data At 32 Gigabits Per Second

skovnymfe Re:Crawl, *then* walk (122 comments)

One would assume at least some of the Slashdot crowd has been to college and knows what a scientific paper is and how research and experiments are conducted, but clearly a college education isn't enough these days.

about a month and a half ago
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Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

skovnymfe New thermal insulation? (102 comments)

Aren't these chips covered in Intels new thermal insulation paste? Maybe it's just insulating a bit too well?

about 2 months ago
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

skovnymfe Why do they keep doing it (132 comments)

Why do these mega corporations keep storing credit card information insecurely? Are they required by law to be stupid?

about 2 months ago
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Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58

skovnymfe Assisted suicide (40 comments)

The guy was paralyzed enough to not be able to do any work on a computer in 2011, and yet he doesn't die until 3 years later. I know that Christianity runs strong in the blood of American politics and that this prevents assisted suicide from ever becoming a thing over there, but God damn it. That has got to fucking suck. Dibs on that not happening to me.

about 2 months ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

skovnymfe Re:Link has no map? (158 comments)

Just give me that damn mind control device already and let's be done with it.

about 2 months ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

skovnymfe How to summary (96 comments)

Researchers will demonstrate the process used to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. Researchers from Stanford and a defense research group at Rafael will demonstrate a way to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014.

Why the redundancy? Post must be longer than 100 characters?

about 2 months ago

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