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Is Silicon Valley Morally Bankrupt and Toxic?

wamatt Re:For the umpteenth time... (469 comments)

1. You are not a journalist
2. Your post was not a news article


>Slashdot is a discussion forum?

this is not a headline

more than 2 years ago

GoDaddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility

wamatt Re:Glad I moved my domains (483 comments)

Also moved to Namecheap. Additionally would recommend DNS Made Easy for DNS hosting.

Amazingly fast multicast. multi-geo and economical DNS. Also love their useful (albeit proprietary) ANAME record.

more than 2 years ago

Quantum Teleportation Sends Information 143 Kilometers

wamatt Re:If I recall..... (333 comments)

Out of interest, why is it a problem if communication is FTL versus physical matter travelling.

Never really understood why information FTL would be such an issue.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

wamatt Re:QED. (1154 comments)

I don't read Slashdot that often anymore, but it's post's like your that really stand out as extremely insightful and wise.

more than 2 years ago

iPhone Bug Allows SMS Spoofing

wamatt Breaking news! (92 comments)

This just in, a flaw has been discovered in Email, allowing an attacker to arbitrarily spoof the From: address.

All hell is bound to break loose.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Picks Another Web Standards Fight

wamatt Re:Here's a thought (211 comments)

>Define "best"....

The standard that offers the most pleasing experience to the broadest number of browser users.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Considers H264 After WebM Fails To Gain Traction

wamatt Re:Realmedia codec (182 comments)

Omg. I literally exploded when I read your comment. :)

about 2 years ago

Study Suggests the Number-Line Concept Is Not Intuitive

wamatt So someone is bullshitting (404 comments)

No I haven't read the article, but a "study" claiming x is not "intuitive", I find highly suspect.

The reason you can't define intuitive, is because we don't know what the word means yet.

Furthermore it has been used to describe multiple mental processes.

I mean many call the iPhone "intuitive", and I'm pretty fucking sure we weren't born with Apple in our DNA.

about 2 years ago

Pay Less If You're a Nice Person: Valve's Freemium Model For DOTA 2

wamatt Might have the opposite effect? (316 comments)

"Dude I paid $100 bucks to be a jerk. Did you? No then STFU asshole."

more than 2 years ago

Zuckerberg Made Instagram Deal Alone

wamatt Re:CEO 2.0 (307 comments)


Oh ok that explains it, bro. Here I was thinking stupidly that his talent and intelligence played a major decisive role too.

I mean who the f-- cares about the truth, feels better to call it timing and placement, right? It's amost as if.. any nerd in his position would just have automatically created a billion dollar company.

We are all amazing and special after all.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Lifebrowser Is a Prosthetic For Memory

wamatt Re:Unfortunately.. (64 comments)

That's interesting. Do you have any objective evidence MS do this just to hurt F/OSS?

Not saying I don't believe you, just want to read more.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Lifebrowser Is a Prosthetic For Memory

wamatt Unfortunately.. (64 comments)

It will most likely sit in the basement, along with other cool MSR tech, that mostly never see buy-in from MS Product teams.

Pity really. Innovation is not something you put in a department and leave it to one side. It needs to be in the fabric of the organization. Apple has been a good example of this.

more than 2 years ago

Nano-Scale Terahertz Antenna May Make Tricorders Real

wamatt Re:"T-Rays"??? Microwave Ovens and Heat Lamps (185 comments)

Actually it's a perfectly valid way of reasoning.

Just because you tend to have a more deductive process does not mean, probablistic inference is invalid or "silly".

For example, Let X = Car and Y = Truck and C = Motorvehicles.

When cars use up energy (burn fuel), on average, most of the time, they are travelling forward. The could certainly be stationary and reversing as well, but that is not what the argument is stating. Similarly we might expect the same behavior from trucks.

The two are not deductively linked, however there is a belief that is greater than 0, that get's created. To say, "one can know *nothing*", is dogmatic and untrue. Probabilistic reasoning helps us navigate reality

Does it have errors? Sure, but then so does deduction, eg when someone prides themselves on the logical process, but forgets to use the same rigor on the starting conditions or assumptions.

Both methods have there merits.

about 3 years ago

How Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma

wamatt Re:Nice if you can do it (424 comments)

Maybe, but he got lucky several times in a row.

This is one of the most naive comments I've ever seen on Slashdot. Do not let your own biases or insecurities stand in the way of acknowledging Job's visionary product brilliance was by far and large the most significant variable.

more than 2 years ago

New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

wamatt Re:Dr. Roy Spencer... (954 comments)

Well put Sir.

more than 3 years ago

Could the US Phase Out Nuclear Power?

wamatt Re:MDSOLAR, REVEAL YOURSELF. (657 comments)

How is asking the question whether the US could phase out nuclear power FUD? It's a perfectly legitimate question. The GP just does not want it asked, so he resorts to an ad hominem/poisoning the well against the submitter. It's perfectly fine to ask what we do with the waste, by the way. And if the answer - as you, and the GP seem to agree upon - is that we have no clue, that is a pretty strong argument to research possibilities of a phase-out, instead of accumulating more of it.

I get it bro. Every question should be entertained with equal vigor and seriousness.
Is obama a muslim? I think we have a right to know though.
Is it true that Mindcontrolled (1388007) raped a girl in high school? Again it's a fair question... And I attacking me for asking it is a logical fallacy.

Pushing politically agenda's in the guise of intellectual curiosity, is dishonest. I don't think many here are falling for it.

more than 3 years ago

Security Service Accidentally Makes Websites 60% Faster

wamatt Re:Speed up summary (81 comments)

I still don't understand. If my site is hosted in a rack in Colo A, and users access it, it goes out via the same pipes.

Are you talking specifically if I have 3rd party widgets embedded in your site? Because in the scenario above (Colo A), I don't see how it helps vs using a regular CDN.

more than 3 years ago


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