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Athletes' Brains Reveal Concussion Damage

CardiganKiller Re:If this is true... (328 comments)

Brutality to one's opponent and damage to their own body are not mutually bound. I think the psychology of aggression is what causes the damage to the practitioner, but being brutal does not require aggression. A true professional who immerses him or herself into violent situations in order to make a living should reach a point where they do only what's necessary to get the job done and go home. Joint, nerve, and brain damage arise from improper practices. Why hit the skull with one's knuckles, damaging them, when the neck is only a few inches away? Why become overexcited and adrenally charged when the situation requires calm and decisive action? Why spar with a person who wants to kill you? Martial arts that enforce mandatory aggression (Krav Maga for example) in order to be effective are just as terrible as the ineffective arts that make non-aggression mandatory. One damages your body and psyche through training, while the other leaves your body and psyche unprepared for high-stress encounters.

more than 5 years ago

White House Exempts YouTube From Web Privacy Rules

CardiganKiller Re:This is disturbing... (235 comments)

That's not true. The cookie is retrieved on visiting the site--no clicks required. "In multiple tests by this blogger with both Internet Explorer and Firefox, merely visiting pages on the White House blog causes YouTube to set a long-term tracking cookie in the browser--even if the user does not press the play button to start the video." RTFA

more than 5 years ago

Keanu Reeves To Star In Cowboy Bebop

CardiganKiller Re:Keanu Reeves (439 comments)

If I had the mod points... I almost spit my coffee all over the screen. Thanks for the laugh.

more than 5 years ago

Keanu Reeves To Star In Cowboy Bebop

CardiganKiller Re:Wow (439 comments)

Keanu Reeves would make a decent Vicious. And I agree, I spent a good five minutes trying to think who could play Spike. I got nothin. Maybe Johnny Depp, he's at least played so many exotic parts that one more probably wouldn't phase him.

more than 5 years ago

Milky Way Heavier Than Thought, and Spinning Faster

CardiganKiller Re:this is why I'm skeptical (285 comments)

Well, that's not surprising considering that we are from the Slow Zone, and it looks like we're deeper in than we previously thought.

more than 5 years ago

New iPhone Apps Help Drivers Beat Speed Traps

CardiganKiller Re:Too Many Traps (330 comments)

Hahah, I remember seeing 5 people pulled over on that road all at once. It's just too much fun to swing around that last bend!

about 6 years ago

New State of Matter Could Extend Moore's Law

CardiganKiller Stop applying Moore's law to everything!! (329 comments)

Moore's Law relates to the rate of how many transistors can be packed onto a... oh... wait... *slowly walks away and hides behind a tree*

more than 6 years ago


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