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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
26. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 15:31 jdreyer
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:09:
scary world we live in now where you can get arrested for cheating in a video game.

That's just Fucked up. There is no other way to put it.

You can be arrested for cheating at a video game in the US: video poker, or video slots, for example.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Democrats are just one vote shy of restoring net neutrality. Jan 16, 2018, 15:22 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:23:
Prez wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:05:
SlimRam wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 10:44:
This is a bit misleading.

They still need 1 more Repub senate vote to pass this, THEN they need the same bill to pass the House, THEN they have to get the Prez to sign it.... sooooooooo, yeah.

Don't worry about me - I'd sign it in a heartbeat.
HEHEHE! Dude, if you were the president I imagine a lot more of us would be happy right now
If Prez were president, everyone would get a free game for voting on election day!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 03:54 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 11:00:
In this age of satellites, hacking, and drones, is there really still a need for a hypersonic spy aircraft? I'm sure given how insanely expensive they'll be that Boeing and the Air Force would argue they are.


Both Boeing and LockMart are proposing drones for the hypersonic spy aircraft. That should help keep the cost down a bit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 03:52 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 17:18:
If people think it can't get worse than Trump they're dead wrong.
Well, sure: Hitler, Stalin, etc. Surprised you didn't bring up Hitler yourself.

And it's the elites both left and right that only have themselves to blame for it.
"Both sides do it!" False equivalency.

Between the right trying to steal everything not nailed down and the left trying to forcibly shove PC bullshit down everyone else's throats something has to give.
Again, false equivalency. That's like saying a parking ticket is the same as a murder.

We saw the beginning of that sort of reaction with the assholes at G20 summits. Then Occupy. Then Trump. And it will continue. Yes those first two things don't line up with Trump but they're indicative of an unfolding pattern. Of history repeating itself.
You do realize that G20 protests and Occupy were a direct response to, as you put it, "the right trying to steal everything?" And Trump's election had very little to do with those two movements, and much more to do with the election of the first black president, the loss of unskilled labor jobs to automation, the codification of gay rights, economic instability caused by the aftermath of the 2008 crash, 25 years of the right painting Hillary as an awful person, Comey, etc. etc.

Study enough history and you've seen this played out a 1000 times before and you know exactly where it's headed and where it will end.
Hard to say. Modern technology has sort of changed the rules of the game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 03:38 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 22:49:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 19:44:
While things are certainly better than they were -- the lack of progress is really quite astounding and not understood by many/most of the white population. States are still passing laws and changing voting rules which have been proved in a court of law to be racially motivated against minorities. And then there are the actions of clowns like Joe Arpaio, which are more common than most are willing to admit. The amount of progress we've made in the last 50 years is maybe 25-50% of what needs to be accomplished. It is going to be a long, hard road.

It's really unfortunate the number of people who think racism and discrimination are no longer an issue. You can't work on solving a problem if a good portion of the population won't admit it exists. It's now an acceptable mainstream opinion to be against civil rights and anti-discrimination laws because they "harm freedom of association" and "the problem they fix doesn't exist anymore."

That was the court's argument for gutting the Voting Rights Act. "We're post racial!" said a bunch of white guys. Yet you still read stories of black precincts only have two voting machines to service 50,000 voters while a white suburban precinct will have 100 machines. And voter ID laws coming back. And voter roll purges coming back. Etc. Etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 03:34 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 18:15:
I understand what is taught in our history and the concepts of civil rights. I do question the truth of what is taught to us .. if it's a reality or a fantasy. As soon as there is mention of 'rights' be it civil or natural, one should always question them because the arrow of justice can be pointed in different directions using the same exact language with a different intention or meaning. Hence, my question of what is considered violence, is similar to when asking what is a human right. As defined by the victors of a struggle or something more fundamental? That sort of thing. I hope I'm not sounding crazy.

What you're asking is "The idea of peaceable assembly is great in theory, but does it hold up in practice?" The answer is a resounding "YES." The civil rights marchers were peaceably assembling, and the violent local government response was illegally violating their rights. In his case, you needed federal troops to protect them, but that is very rarely the case.

There are protests daily in this country, few of which ever make the news. Almost none are disrupted by violence. The fact that some use violence to disrupt a peaceful protest or assembly does not make the protest violent. The opposition chose to illegally use violence. The protesters were still peaceful.

Take the 2017 Women's March, for example. It's estimated 5 million people participated across the USA, estimated to be the largest single protest in US history. Zero arrests.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 16, 2018, 03:13 jdreyer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 20:34:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 14:37:

One of the problems with Vista that I got from someone who worked on it that isn't mentioned in the article: They invested way too much in automated testing instead of manual testing. That's how a lot of bugs made it into the production release.

Any idea what the context is for that? Because automated testing and manual testing are complementary: what automated testing tends to find, manual testing tends to have a hard time finding, and vice-versa. Likewise, automated unit and integration testing tends to be done by software engineers as they write their own code, where as manual testing tends to be done by QA engineers and testers.

For context, about 55% of the lines of code I write are automated unit and integration tests for the other 45%. In fact, my most recent change to the code base was 600 lines implementing an end-to-end test on one of the endpoints I had been developing, i.e. it was purely an automated test and wasn't production code at all.

Sure, today you're doing TDD, and it's widely accepted that the overhead created by writing unit tests pays for itself. However, back in 2004-2005 when MS was writing Vista, most companies and developers didn't believe in that. Companies were doing automated UI testing, not unit tests. And automation can only do what it's coded for vs. a human being that can catch any kind of issue on a run through, although automation is much faster. But if you skimp on manual testing, especially exploratory testing in a brand new O/S, you're going to miss a ton of shit. And as I understand it, that is what happened.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 16, 2018, 02:32 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 11:46:
I really can't stand most 'hot people hospital' shows, let alone 'hot people cops' or 'hot people lawyers' shows. Granted, I also hate reality TV, so that makes about 9/10ths of all US television outside my interests.
What about 'hot people sci-fi' shows? Because there are a few good ones.

As to the harvard study, I feel that now that net neutrality is basically dead (for now), community broadband is our best alternative. That is if the FCC and cable companies don't kill it too.
The ISPs have stabbed community broadband to death in about half the states already, by buying politicians to pass "no community internet" laws.
 
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News Comments > Quantic Dream Denies Workplace Issues
9. Re: Quantic Dream Denies Workplace Issues Jan 16, 2018, 02:20 jdreyer
 
Overon wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 17:35:
Ha those pictures cannot be ignored and are not so easily explained away.

Any company with any kind of HR department or care about this issue would have put a stop to this within three of those photos being created and disseminated. That the creator was allowed to create hundreds speaks volumes about the culture at this company.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Royale's Success
1. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Royale's Success Jan 15, 2018, 20:03 jdreyer
 
I might give this a shot, given that it's free to play.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2018, 15:00 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 14:03:
I quote sadly dead philosopher Richard Rorty right back at you

Members of labor unions, and unorganized unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers themselves desperately afraid of being downsized are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.

At that point, something will crack. The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking for a strongman to vote for someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots

The thing is that a lot of those "suburban white-collar workers" unwilling to be taxed were in large part the ones who got Trump elected, in addition to the unskilled workers. Trump won suburban voters by 5 points.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2018, 14:45 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 13:17:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dolores-oriordan-the-cranberries-singer-dead-at-46-w515435

I found myself thinking that's much too young.

Yeah, that's pretty young, especially for someone who looked reasonably healthy.

On the other hand, there are a bunch of cases of famous musicians dying young: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more recently, Amy Winehouse, all of whom died when they were 27 (don't quote me, from memory).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 15, 2018, 14:37 jdreyer
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 12:59:
The Vista article summed up in three words:
Microsoft badly misjudged
And it still holds true today.

One of the problems with Vista that I got from someone who worked on it that isn't mentioned in the article: They invested way too much in automated testing instead of manual testing. That's how a lot of bugs made it into the production release.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 15, 2018, 14:28 jdreyer
 
Harvard Study: Community-Owned ISPs Offer Lower, Clearer Prices

That can't be true. Everyone knows capitalism is the best, always and in every situation.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
17. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 15, 2018, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 10:47:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 01:05:
Hawaii is dusting off protocols they haven't used in 20 years, thanks not only to that asshole Kim, but also to Trump who is intentionally ratcheting up tensions.
Maybe you should be asking why Clinton, Bush II, and Obama all kicked that can down the road and *allowed* N.Korea to become the country that it is? I mean, it's not that Japan has been considering for the last several years rewriting Article 9 of their constitution to deal with N.Korea. Or that it's moved from "talking" to the legislative phase. Article 9, as I'm sure you're unaware deals with Japan having an active military - not for self defense any longer. Or that people in Japan are supportive of the idea of going nuclear to deter China and N.Korea.

But it's all Trump's fault.

Clinton negotiated the Agreed Framework in 1995 with DPRK to stop plutonium development. Bush threw it out when he got into office when he discovered the NorKs, having been restricted on plutonium, were refining uranium instead (an argument could be made he should have pursued a second agreement to cover uranium). After 9/11 hit, DPRK was put on the back burner. So it's not as if nothing has been tried.

I will agree that Bush 2 and Obama should have done more here, but but options were limited. Don't forget that a decade ago, the South was in heavy reconciliation mode and it appeared for a few years that they were on their way to a negotiated settlement and possible reintegration.

As for Japan, what are you suggesting? Japan doesn't need to rewrite their constitution to negotiate with DPRK, they can do that now. If you're suggesting they build up their military, it's already entirely capable of defending against any attack that DPRK may foist upon them, including nuclear with their Aegis system. And there is absolutely no political will in Japan to go nuclear.

All that being said, your insinuation (by using "allowed") is that someone (America, Japan, etc.) should have invaded DPRK and forcibly overthrown Kim. You would need all parties to agree that it should be done (South Korea, China, Japan, etc.) and be willing to accept casualties (substantial in South Korea case) and fund the reconstruction. There has not been any political will whatsoever to do this in any of the countries involved, even if American's military wasn't already tied up in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
15. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 15, 2018, 01:18 jdreyer
 
NamecaF wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 22:40:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 15:16:
I am more baffled a single "wrong click" can trigger an island wide alert. Whatever happened to the 4 eye principle? (ie, 2 authorizations, not just 1)

Yeah, talk about a half-arsed system. As if anyone in Hawaii is going to have faith in it now...

"This is not a drill!"
"Probably just another false alarm".

Not only own goals, but state sponsored hackers as well:

Get Ready For More False Alerts Stating That You Are About To Die

Tyler Rogoway is one of the better military bloggers out there. Good stuff, if that's your interest.

Also, he explains why there was such a long wait for a retraction:

Those who preside over this clunky system can't just type in a new message on the fly, like "false alarm, there is no ballistic missile this way, that message was an internal error," the best they can do is stop the process of sending out more messages once it has begun. We got an idea of just how slow the process of generating a retraction is in this case, and that was under nominal conditions.

This corresponds with stories from those impacted. One member of the family received the alert 5-8 minutes after another had already received it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
14. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 15, 2018, 01:05 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 15:16:
I am more baffled a single "wrong click" can trigger an island wide alert. Whatever happened to the 4 eye principle? (ie, 2 authorizations, not just 1)

Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 18:32:
I have to agree. One would presume there would be some sort of safeguards in place so that you can't just "accidentally" hit a button and set off a panic. I still remember when I was about 12 an air raid horn got set off in the neighborhood somehow and everyone was freaking out.

Hawaii is dusting off protocols they haven't used in 20 years, thanks not only to that asshole Kim, but also to Trump who is intentionally ratcheting up tensions.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
13. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 15, 2018, 01:03 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 18:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 17:22:
Why believe in a simple mistake when you can play in conspiracy theory fantasy land.

oh I don't know, maybe because it took them 20 minutes to send out another text message that it was a false alarm.

but the system test button could be right next to the "Armageddon just started, this is not a drill" button.

It was actually 38 long, agonizing minutes. That being said, you act as if you've never heard of government bureaucracy before. The form for the cancellation message had to be filled out in triplicate.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
12. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 15, 2018, 01:01 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 13:07:
What are you supposed to do in case of a missile alert combined with a simultaneous Tsunami alert?


It's the same, singly or combined.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 15, 2018, 01:00 jdreyer
 
How to keep a charity gaming marathon going for 160 hours straight.

NoDoze?
 
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