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To Prevent Deforestation, Brazilian Supermarkets Ban Amazon Meat

Caue Flamewars Insue (94 comments)

Since most people don't know the basics about brazil or it's forests and patriotic brazilians on the internet are as abundant as they are likely to troll and HUEHUEHUE, flamewars will definitely insue.

about a year ago
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Infertility Could Impede Human Space Colonization

Caue Re:Lack of imagination (360 comments)

you have been playing way too much civilization

more than 3 years ago
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Crysis 2 Leaked Over a Month Before Launch

Caue Re:Leaks are GOOD for the FANS (203 comments)

so it's like you stole an imported car (american or japanese or whatever) just until they started producing it over in NZ, when you dumped the old car and bought a new one. another bad thing abouy torrents is that you were uploading as well as downloading, so even if you are so noble as to erase it, you wouldn't think its fare to charge you with copyright inf. when the pirate cd producers got a copy that came, a little bit maybe, by your means.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Gamers Safer Drivers?

Caue Re:No (220 comments)

Yeah, let's just disregard anything said by those damn scientists. bah. Both my parents are university teachers, with good resumes. The thing they hate the most is when their students say things like: "I reckon yadda yadda yadda..." or "I think yadda yadda yadda", pulling their own concepts with no research or anything like it. I know it seems common sense, but maybe you guys shouldn't be so quick in your assumptions - always remember: in a perfect world, a research only comes available to the public when it's been reviewed by peers. So it's conclusions are far more auspicious than yours, even if you common sense tells otherwise. I'm not saying someone should be naive and trust anything they read, but in order to say out loud your own conclusion on a topic, at least do some research, get an statistical proof of concept and publish it. Only then you'll have a fair ground of discussion.

more than 3 years ago
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Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk

Caue Re:Invasion of privacy?? (549 comments)

people who can't be attended at a local hospital because you are being treated for being to damn stupid to wear a seatbelt. It's the same with rollercoasters and stuff: the theme parks require you to wear the belts and other safety measures simply because hurting you would cause them financial losses. financial losses = bankrupcy or financial difficulties = people unemployed. but that's beside the point: you think the only way of harming others is by causing them physical damage? if my taxes are being spent on scrapping rednecks of the road, I'd like the government to do something about it. So, regardless of what you may think, yes, the government must protect people from their own stupidity for the sake of others.

more than 3 years ago
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Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk

Caue Re:Invasion of privacy?? (549 comments)

when it costs money to the state to clean up for the mess you made (ambulance, ER, etc.). Maybe you have money to pay for your expenses, but if you don't 911 will still be called and whatever is left of you will still get the care you need so you can remain as a burden to the state. Oh but I pay may taxes - maybe the taxes could go down if the state didn't have to put so many people working so that dumbasses like you could get launched of their cars and still sue the authorities for an ambulance that never came.

more than 3 years ago
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Teachers Back Away From Evolution In Class

Caue Re:Science is being bullied (947 comments)

In Brazil, another western (but underdeveloped) democracy, we barely even have religious classes, only philosophy, and the religious classes are only those ministered by the church in dominical schools.

I reckon the main problem is that americans love the word 'scientist'. It's has a catchy sound and makes us think about reclusive people dressed in white overalls with deep glasses and making experiments with colorful liquids that might explode. Since people don't quite understand what these 'scientists' do, or how they become scientists, they tend to treat science with skepticism. That old eureka! image of someone coming up with a theory right out of the bat is what people think went down when charles darwin came up with his 'ideas'.

Here (again in Brazil) the good schools don't have a science class for anyone past the age 10. Right from the early days we already separate what is biology, what is chemistry, physics and so on. So the 'scientist' is not a nutjob that pulls out ideas out of his ass, he's simply an chemistry, biology, etc. teacher whose job is to research and than write the books that children and adults use to study. That's how you make people to trust science despite religion telling you the opposite: get them early like religion does. Every time I read 'scientists claim that...' or 'sc

Science is a word that should be forbidden. It oversimplifies everything that gathered, empirically tested and accepted knowledge is. Since people don't quite understand what 'science' is all about, they think it's something to 'believe' or 'have faith' in. I grew up to be a skeptical and rational man, and I have my chemestry, biology and physics teachers to thank.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Launches Social Login and HTTPS

Caue Re:Picture thing (273 comments)

stop adding douches who post kids photos then.

more than 3 years ago
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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

Caue Re:€ (euro) (868 comments)

people who have big debts in their bank accounts would rather receive in paper checks since they can be cashed out. in brazil we have a saying for those situations: i owe it, won't deny it but pay when i can (and can in this saying means whenever I damn want). sure, bad credit and no loans for you, but you can still put food on the table and sustain your family.

more than 3 years ago
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Research Suggests E-Readers Are "Too Easy" To Read

Caue Hipsters... (185 comments)

I call bullshit on that research. Maybe the subjects for it were the hipsters that don't really have anything interesting to read but love to sit on the grass in popular parks to show-off their pseudo-intellectuality with an e-reader on their hands.

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

Caue Re:Helicopters (606 comments)

a car used to require loads of maintenance; they were real difficult to drive and they had horrible safety measures. we didn't change the concept, we improved it. same goes for helicopters. Alas, the real question is: concerning safety, legislation, price, etc, how does one differ helicopters from "flying cars" in the means of purpose?

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

Caue Re:With our current understanding of physics? (606 comments)

what's the difference, in purpose or availability, from the so-called flying car and an actual helicopter? Fuel is carbon based, as small as 4 passengers models available, reliable and fast. Just because they don't look like cars they won't fit the utopia of flying cars?

The concerns about safety, procedure of taking off and landing and range, payload and necessity of documentation are the same as the requirements for a flying car would be.

this poll is absurd assuming that a flying transport has to look like a car.

more than 3 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

Caue Re:Idiotic phrasing (1657 comments)

that all happened in the last 100 years or so (the inclusion of long-chain hydrocarbons in industrial processes), depending on the raw material. What do you think will come in the next 100 years? As we once stopped using steam and furnaces for every single piece of machinery, so we will stop using petroleum for every single industrial process. Don't underestimate the economy's ability to change and reinvent itself only because you can't see 20 years from now.

about 4 years ago
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Arrr ye a pirate, matey?

Caue Re:Language Problems (572 comments)

and even then they had problems with piracy... the east india trade co was well known for hunting down those damn pirates!

more than 4 years ago
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Chinese Networking Vendor Huawei's Murky Ownership

Caue Re:This is easy (170 comments)

mod parent up. Americans did exacly the dame thing 2 centuries ago. remember the industrial revolution didn't in america. All the designs were stolen. germans, dutch, italians and brits should have had the same reaction americans now do towards japanese, chinese and koreans. and don't mind the indians and brazilians coming right behind.

more than 4 years ago
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How Old Is the Oldest Computer You Regularly Use?

Caue Re:Business or Pleasure? (543 comments)

yeah, you are right. it does affect how much you pay in taxes. but it doesn't affect cash flow in the way the thread owner tought. thanks for fixing it for me.

but for my company, for instance, it doesn't. we pay taxes bases only on revenue, gross. it's a simplified system for small companies in brazil, up to 1.200.000 in gross income anually. This year we should (I hope) go to next level, and start paying more taxes. Funny how it plays along, right? Eventually, getting bigger means getting less commercially atractive.

more than 4 years ago
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How Old Is the Oldest Computer You Regularly Use?

Caue Re:Business or Pleasure? (543 comments)

because there's a huge difference between accountability and economics. depreciation doesn't affect your money flow directly. It's like an old TV; nobody will buy it, but it still works for all your granny needs (mostly jeoparty).

more than 4 years ago
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I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...

Caue Re:More than 10 years ago? (505 comments)

someone must have told you thay could be used more than once.. I had 2 cabinets filled with floppys by the year 2000.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Can Update PS3 Firmware Without Permission

Caue Re:Like you would know (700 comments)

You should have come to Brazil in the 70's, while studying or simply protesting about the dictatorship we had (financed by the USA, by the way, like all the other right-winged dictatorships that emerged in South America in that period). Chances are you wouldn't be complaining about your PS3 anymore. Nor anything else.

I really doubt anyone ever harassed by a real dictatorship would say anything remotely near what you just stated.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon CEO Says "We Will Hunt Heavy Users Down"

Caue Re:Come to Verizon! (738 comments)

I guess, in that matter, area covered is as important as the number of users. Not that verizon is correct in their statement, but you can see why they say USA should be looked by a different angle.

more than 4 years ago

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Brazilian hackers helping make e-ballots safer

Caue Caue writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Caue (909322) writes "Starting today, 38 brazilian hackers will attempt to hack in electronic ballots that will be used on the incoming presidential elections in 2010. Organized by the brazilian elections responsibles, the tests are a way the govt. found to direct their efforts at making the ballots safer (there has been no comproved break-in since these ballots were introduced, back in 1998) The try-outs go until friday, when a prize will be awarded to the most sucessful groups. The goal is to manipulate the results, by changing the votes directly, erasing data, fabricating votes, etc. Simply obtaining access to the list of who-voted-for-who will be considered a win. They are divided in 5 isles, and the 3 best methods will be awarded R$5,000 , R$3,000 and R$2,000. (US$ 1.00 ~ R$ 1.75). Tempering the flash drives, using magnetic waves, malicious software, everything goes. One of the main complaints of the hackers was about the rule that made mandatory working with proprietary software (much unlikely for any cracker); the rule was abolished so the test could bring a less biased result. The Information System Security Association (ISSA) and other members of OEA are watching over so this really nice project doesn't turn into a fake propaganda stunt. Some of the hackers are students and IT workers; some work for the brazilian Feds. Their expertise range from networks and computing, eletric and eletronic engineers, police investigators and security advisors. Let the games begin. (original in portuguese)"
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