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Biofeedback Games and The Placebo Effect

theCzechGuy Re: Lie detector (57 comments)

I.e. they don't actually detect lies.

about two weeks ago

Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

theCzechGuy Re: Who cares, it's just bits (131 comments)

You're not listening. These are dev kits, they are not sold for profit, they are sold to create developer ecosystem. Production and distribution costs something, you understand that, right? Because of economies of scale, units produced and sold in small numbers may actually cost more that the final product if they don't make any profit at all. Besides if profit was the only thing Oculus cares about then why would they care who buys the devices? Riddle me that.

about three weeks ago

IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

theCzechGuy Re: GIGO (197 comments)

I wouldn't call that "hardly anyone" and I wouldn't call Obj-C niche language, but it does seem other languages have an order of magnitude larger userbase.

about three weeks ago

Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up

theCzechGuy Re: private market (83 comments)

Free market would, but there was no free market in this case. Oligarchy at best.

about 2 months ago

Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

theCzechGuy Re: Anti-competitive (238 comments)

Can you name a single browser whose price went down as a result of IE being free? Not to mention it isn't free, it comes bundled with an expensive OS. Furthermore, by your logic it must have been Netscape that drove the cost of IE down, not the other way around.

about 2 months ago

The Vatican Lauds Hackers

theCzechGuy And another one. (375 comments)

I don't know, Catholic Church has couple of centuries of history of claiming to have all the answers.

more than 3 years ago

12-Year-Old Rewrites Einstein's Theory of Relativity

theCzechGuy Re:Stick this boy in a MRI (588 comments)

Einstein actually came up with the Relativity Theory in his twenties and then spent the rest of his life explaining it to the real losers (read: most of the mankind).

more than 3 years ago

Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book

theCzechGuy Re:Founding Fathers do facepalm (347 comments)

Like I said, there's no line and with all respect, I think you're still trying to draw it. Keep in mind there are even such things as self censorship and soft censorship. It doesn't matter how you dress it up or what reason you have for doing it, censorship is censorship. You don't see the military asserting any right in the second edition, because that's the one that has all the unwanted bits already taken out.

Note that I not condemning it or making any assertion about its morality.

more than 3 years ago

Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book

theCzechGuy Re:Founding Fathers do facepalm (347 comments)

Nope, the "editing" is still censorship. There are many forms of censorship and reasons to do it, but the fact there is some kind of censorship in most states, even those that are supposed to be democratic. After all, the communists didn't prevent most authors and journalists from publishing, they just asserted the right to say what is ok and what isn't. And when it wasn't, there was editing. Yet saying the communist didn't censor the newspapers that were published is a little bit of a stretch. Like many thing the problem of censorship is not a black and white thing and there is no clearly visible line that has the freedom and law on one side and the orwellian nightmare on the other.

more than 3 years ago

Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists

theCzechGuy Re:So add one line to copyleft / GPL. (282 comments)

I'll guess you'll have to sue me, a fucker, for using the GPLed software I wrote... well, I had it coming.

more than 3 years ago

Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists

theCzechGuy Re:Add this to the GPL to fix? (282 comments)

That's going to be kind of hard to do since at least some of the GPL software is actually copyrighted by Czech programmers.

I'm not even sure what you think that would accomplish apart from ruining lots of people's livelihood and creating substantial profit for the lowlife that came up with the draft in the first place. And how would you implement that? Who would have the right to decide who's on the "pariah" list and who's not? Would you still agree to this if the USA made the list?

more than 3 years ago


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