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Feb 25
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Unfortunately, misinformation is and has been for quite long the very essence of politics. Politicians are amongst the most dishonest people whose primary weapon in almost all situations is at least partial disinformation or withholding of vital information. Because of that they can not be expected to craft a solution Read more

Feb 18
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Because the crypto-limitation is not enforced by the chip, but by the driver, which can be easily manipulated, the miners will just hack them and use the RTX cards for mining anyway

Feb 12
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Without controlling for diet and exercise in the experiment you wouldn’t know whether the observed effect was caused by the drug in question or by differences between calories taken in an burned by the participants, and to which degree. Because we know that these two factors also affect weight gain and loss, albeit to Read more

Feb 1
8

“We know [dark matter] is there because in order for galaxies to remain bound, there must be more matter than what we see visibly, from starlight,”
Classic case of circular reasoning. We know dark matter is there, because dark matter is there.

Meanwhile another study has been just published a month ago which found Read more

Jan 28
4

Tim Cook: If a business is built on misleading users”
Me: Pot, meet kettle!

Jan 21
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“Ah yes, the classic “you’re a dum dum” play when you’ve got no other random shit you looked up on the internet to fall back on.”
Says the man whose every answer was in essence just that (ie. telling the other that he’s dumb), while he was unable to point out even just a single flaw in the arguments he tried to question Read more

Jan 21
1

time and time again it’s clear that individual publishers need Google a lot more then Google needs them.”
Wrong. It’s the exact opposite that’s clear. Why?

Q: Would websites/news sites make sense and could work even if Google Search/News wouldn’t exists?
A: Absolutely. People still could and would read news on them.

Q: W Read more

Jan 19
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Even then the device would not be considered bricked, because it could be “fixed” by a simple reinstall of the OS. Bricking is when there’s no way to restore the working state of the device (or at least not something that’s feasible for the average end-user).

Jan 19
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Most likely a direct consequence of a new EU directive that makes it mandatory for banks and payment processors to use “strong” authentication (using multi-factor authentication) for all online payments from the 1st of January 2021 on, and which in essence makes it virtually impossible to make online purchases with Read more

Jan 18
4

These monkeys might indeed be smart, or at least smarter than the researchers who claim that the monkeys understand economics, just because they steal high ticket items to trade in. In reality there’s no understanding of economics required for this behavior, and actually even the dumbest/simplest animals can develop a Read more

Jan 5
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Aaaaand another one with zero reading comprehension, who on top of that commits 3 (!!!) logical fallacies in a single sentence (1. loaded question, 2. straw man fallacy, 3. argumentum ad populum)

Jan 3
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So many answers. So little sense. So many people with zero reading comprehension. Explains a lot regarding BTC.

Jan 2
15

“Value”. You keep using that word, but I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Also, if I sell a toothpick to some ignorant sckr for $30.000, does that mean toothpicks are now worth $30.000? And I even assumed here there’s an actual person who really paid that much for it, and the seller and buyer weren’t the Read more

Dec 23
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Anybody know what kind of joke had this effect on the iceberg? I would love to hear it, too.

Dec 17
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All these TENET review articles are just too long. A “Tenet is just a bad movie. < end of article>” would have been perfectly adequate to describe it.