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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

u38cg Re:Pft (957 comments)

Rape statistics are not hard to find. Seriously, it is not feminism's job to rehash every single moron on the interwebs that can manage to smash out the words [citation needed].

2 hours ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

u38cg Re:Can we just recognize it as currency and be don (139 comments)

Yes, but then when you get audited and they ask "and how did you pay for your five-bed condo in NYC?" you'd better have an answer that will stand up...

2 hours ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

u38cg Re:Maybe (454 comments)

Which might be a credible argument if these rockets had any sort of aiming capability whatsoever.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

u38cg Re:Pft (957 comments)

Do your own fucking Googling. Seriously, feminism is not here to hold your lazy little hand.

about a week ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

u38cg Re:Maybe (454 comments)

These are short range rockets with no aiming system. Therefore you're not really adding anything.

about a week ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

u38cg Re:Maybe (454 comments)

Depends. If the rocket is only being intercepted after the propulsion stage then his criticism is perfectly sensible.

about a week ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

u38cg Re:Propaganda won't help this time (503 comments)

You are correct. Another is Argentina, which many older British English speakers will refer to as "the Argentine".

about two weeks ago
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European Commission Spokesman: Google Removing Link Was "not a Good Judgement"

u38cg Re:Well, duh... (210 comments)

The point that is being missed on most sides is that the subjects of the story are not the issue, it is an unknown commenter on the blog article.

about three weeks ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

u38cg Re:Wife (75 comments)

You're probably right. They're moving in this direction a bit with the introduction comments, which I have found invaluable at times. Duolingo is also effective because it gamifies learning, producing tiny chunks and repeating them over and over.

about three weeks ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

u38cg Re:Wife (75 comments)

The theory is that you are being taught as a child learns - we don't go round telling toddlers, no, Johhny, that's the dative case, not the genitive case, you silly little sausage. We just correct them by example.

about three weeks ago
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Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

u38cg Re:Something like that (235 comments)

In the UK, you can take the plate number and make a report of careless driving to the police. Although they almost certainly won't prosecute with no evidence, they will speak to the driver and frankly for many people just having a cop knock on the door is sobering enough. In my experience it's never worth attempting to deal with it on the scene; people aren't willing to admit they're wrong, ever.

about three weeks ago
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Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

u38cg Re:Useless (235 comments)

My problem with it is that most of the time range rate with respect to a moving vehicle isn't of interest, because the driver of that vehicle is controlling his position with respect to you and can manoeuvre easily. The only time it is of interest is when it crosses the boundary to "too late to act", by which point, it is in fact too late to react. I really struggle to see what I would do differently based on the information this thing would give me.

about three weeks ago
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Judge Frees "Cannibal Cop" Who Shared His Fantasies Online

u38cg Re:I take it (185 comments)

Yes, he did, but at the same time none of those actions show any sort of planning process. Essentially the information he found was just fuel for his fantasies. Of course you're right, there is going to be a grey area between enthusiastic fantasy and clear intent to act, but this case doesn't seem to have approached this zone.

about three weeks ago
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Judge Frees "Cannibal Cop" Who Shared His Fantasies Online

u38cg Re:I take it (185 comments)

It appears he had a very strongly developed paraphilia; but the long and short of it is there was no evidence that he ever intended to take practical steps and there was no psychological evidence of risk. This is one that really shouldn't have gone to trial to start with; however, it's easy to understand why the jury convicted.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

u38cg Re:How the fuck? (346 comments)

They almost certainly have a contractual relationship with Google on other matters that would involve a human. From there it's a matter of a few phonecalls.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

u38cg Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

These disclaimers are worthless (legally), as you can't accept conditions just by receiving something; none of the heads of contract are satisfied. However, if they motivate the receiving party to do what you want them to then they serve their purpose.

about three weeks ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

u38cg Re:Blaming Google (239 comments)

The thing that puzzles me is why Google is not charging for link removal. In the EU, if you want a copy of your personal data, you have to pay a reasonable fee for it. Likewise, if you want data removed, I don't see why you shouldn't pay a reasonable fee either. That in turn would at least pay for better scrutiny of these results.

about a month ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

u38cg Re:I'm ok with this (1330 comments)

Yeah, but you're *still* statistically more likely to have a serious accident.

about a month ago

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Silk Road shut down, founder arrested

u38cg u38cg writes  |  about 10 months ago

u38cg (607297) writes "Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts," was arrested in San Francisco yesterday and has been charged with one count each of narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy, according to a court filing. Silk Road has been shut down and some $3.6m in Bitcoin seized.

The question is — how?"

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"Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop

u38cg u38cg writes  |  more than 5 years ago

u38cg writes "Usman Asif's quote summarises the position for public photographers today. Arts student Sebastian Przygodzki was today fined in a Scottish court for photographing a woman being sick outside a bar, after being charged with breach of the peace. This was despite Member of Parliament Austin Mitchell's Early Day Motion earlier this year, which gathered 240 signatures from across the House. Bruce Schneier blogged earlier this year on the "War on Photography", the tendency among authority to try to restrict public photography. It's been an issue for a long time; here's an article from 2005 which treads the same ground. And lastly, for the benefit of Sebastian and his fellow snappers, here are some handy guides to the law for the United States, the UK, and Australia (in PDF)."
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Harry Potter Lexicon infringes copyright.

u38cg u38cg writes  |  more than 5 years ago

u38cg (607297) writes "In a frankly bizarre ruling, Judge Robert Patterson has ruled that the publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon, an encyclopaedic reference to the Potter universe, would infringe on J.K. Rowling's copyrights to the Harry Potter books."
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u38cg u38cg writes  |  more than 7 years ago

u38cg writes "A team of US and British scientists have created a 'meta-material' that successfully cloaked a small copper cylinder from passing microwaves. Not quite Star Trek, just yet, but says David Smith of Duke University: 'It shows what can be done with artificial materials. It gives us some insight that we can design something that we wouldn't have been able to do with any existing material'.

The Duke University press release has a link to a YouTube video detailing the process."

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