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Indian School Textbook Says Meat-Eaters Lie and Commit Sex Crimes

uglydog Logical fallacy (409 comments)

Correlation is not causation!

about a year and a half ago
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YouTube Refuses To Remove Anti-Islamic Film Clip

uglydog Re:It's already out there... (622 comments)

I agree. It would be nice if people could ignore the provocation. They can on an individual level, but once you scale it up to groups, something happens.

about 2 years ago
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Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

uglydog Re:Protesting too much - (803 comments)

Why do you assume the responses are emotional? Why do you think I haven't thought it through? Because if I had, I'd see it your way? What nerve has OWS hit? Let's say I AM part of the 99% and still disagree with them. What does that say? For those that got a CS degree, are in debt, aren't living the american dream, and still don't see OWS's point of view, you explain it by them being emotional. But it could be that OWS doesn't represent the people on this site. It's possible that many of the people went to cheaper schools. They might not have the debt. They might have lived at home for a number of years after graduating college to establish a nest egg, maybe to buy a house. To get personal, I work hard, I get a decent salary, decent healthcare, I manage my budget, and I live a decent life. I don't need a fancy and expensive products, a big house, etc. I don't expect to live the american dream working eight hours a day. But I do expect someone working 10 to 12 hours a day to live a decent life, even if they don't own a house. I expect universal health care. But I don't expect smokers' to be covered by that. I don't know what the stats for slashdot are. But judging by the results, I'd guess that most are living decently. I wouldn't think that they just didn't think it through.

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

uglydog Re:civil disobedience (803 comments)

It is peaceable assembly for the most part. But there are still limits on rights like that (eg, can't cry "fire" in a crowded theater). The right to assemble doesn't mean the right to camp out on private land over night. You can't impinge on other people's rights. Would you agree that IF the reports of sexual abuse, etc, are true, then the city was right to shut them down?

more than 2 years ago
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Ballmer Says Microsoft Wasted Time On Vista

uglydog Re:How do you be patient? (375 comments)

I don't get it. What's wrong with the original quote? What's the grammatical error?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Patent Reveals New Data Center Innovations

uglydog Re:No matter how innovative (82 comments)

OK, fine. Take pharma as the example. So you agree: patents are needed in some situations.

As for space flight, I'm not saying it's easy, but it's easier to answer a question once you've seen the answer. Either way, considering how you feel about pharma patents, wouldn't you agree that if a space company developed a new fuel or insulating material, then they should be able to have some sort of patent on it?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Patent Reveals New Data Center Innovations

uglydog Re:No matter how innovative (82 comments)

But then what incentive is there for a company to get into the business in the first place? I'm thinking of private space flights. That kind of research takes an enormous amount of money and risk to life. I don't think it's fair to say that another company can just come in and duplicate the mechanism afterward.

Of course, if there are no patents, then other people wouldn't know the details of how you did what you did. We are way past the age of simple machines, where you could take apart a typewriter and duplicate it. So if there are no patents and the innovator doesn't have to share details, then sure, first mover advantage should be OK. In this case, no one else would have known why Google's energy bills were so much lower.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Patent Reveals New Data Center Innovations

uglydog Re:No matter how innovative (82 comments)

But then you are limiting the amount of money that anyone could potentially make; it's limited to the amount of grant money available. And you are also restricting the ideas that get developed to the ones that the person holding the purse strings thinks are worthy.
There's no reason both models can't co-exist, but neither is a replacement for the other

more than 4 years ago
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Chinese Employee Loses iPhone Prototype, Kills Self

uglydog Re:Suicide? (514 comments)

i disagree. it's never too soon. at least this comment wasn't intended to offend.

about 5 years ago
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Newspaper Execs Hold Secret Meeting To Discuss Paywalls

uglydog Re:One idea... (390 comments)

no, i'm not saying we have to do this. i'm saying it might be worth it for the community at large. i'm saying a dollar a month shouldn't be the reason we abandon newspapers.
the reason im saying im not willing to give up newspapers is to say that newspapers provide a service that hasnt been replaced by bloggers or anyone else.

more than 5 years ago
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Newspaper Execs Hold Secret Meeting To Discuss Paywalls

uglydog Re:One idea... (390 comments)

dude, relax, it's a dollar. do u rail against all the bullshit charges from the telcos and cable companies? i (and many others im sure) have pissed away alot more for a lot less.
not all journalists and newspapers suck, and tho there are some good bloggers out there, im not willing to give up my newspaper just yet. and if we need regulation to keep them alive, then that might be worth it. u cant always "depend on the people" because sometimes u end up with a tragedy of the commons type situation

more than 5 years ago
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Hobbits' Brains Shrank Due To Remote Home

uglydog Why? (190 comments)

Do you have a reason for saying it's bunk? This is not my field so maybe you're right, but nothing sticks out from the articles.
And by "bunk", you mean that these fossils are NOT dwarfed humans, right? Because the other alternative that is being floated is that it's a distinct species.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Taps a 5th Lawyer From the RIAA

uglydog Re:Well I'll say this for Obama (587 comments)

i dunno... how much are bullets these day?

ha, ha, just a joke, folks! ;-)

more than 5 years ago
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The Formula That Killed Wall Street

uglydog Re:Nothing wrong with models. (561 comments)

But. And it is a big but.

I like big buts and i cannot lie

more than 5 years ago
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US-CERT Says Microsoft's Advice On Downadup Worm Bogus

uglydog Re:Hmmm... (290 comments)

Neither article describes how to stop the autorun.inf file from being processed on all removable media

So, IS there a way to stop the autorun.inf file from being processed on all removable media?

And I think that is the main point made by the article - yeah, sure, with a bit of spin too. With all the qualifications you have on your statements, you are technically correct. However, if there are no clear instructions on how to stop the autorun.inf file from being processed on ALL media, removable or otherwise, Microsoft should provide them or explicitly say that it isn't possible. And the researchers could probably approach Microsoft in a less accusatory manner. People just want to keep their systems safe.

more than 5 years ago
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Internet Not Really Dangerous For Kids After All

uglydog Re:The internet is safe for children? (445 comments)

actually, i wanted to show meatswing to someone and couldnt find it. link please?

more than 5 years ago
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Pushing 800W of Wireless Power at 5 Meters

uglydog Re:hmmmm (397 comments)

and that adult bath toy the battery powered vibrator.

Oh, pure genius! I never even *considered* taking adult toys into the bath! Sign me up for your newsletter!

more than 5 years ago
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Audio CAPTCHAs Cracked; ReCAPTCHA Remains Strong

uglydog Re:I'm sick fo CATCHA (157 comments)

Actually, the GP brings up a good point. It should really be one hand emulating 2, to use your analogy. I'm not sure your analogy captures that. Maybe if she switched off fast enough?

more than 5 years ago

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MediaDefenders caught violating copyright law?

uglydog uglydog writes  |  about 7 years ago

uglydog (944971) writes "MediaDefenders is hosting a pdf of a Wall Street Journal article on its site in a manner that appears to violate section 6. b. of the WSJ subscriber agreement (read the disclaimer at the end of the pdf). The link to the pdf is off of MediaDefenders marketing page (mouse over "News" on the left navbar and check out link for the 2nd item on the page). This happens right after an incident where MediaDefenders was allegedly entrapping p2p users."

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