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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Cro Magnon Maybe it's just me (353 comments)

I'm surprised they're calling it "Apple Pay". I thought it would be "iPay".

about a week ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Cro Magnon Re:Science fiction has solutions for this (366 comments)

The crocodile and nautilus haven't changed much for millions of years. They found a niche and didn't have reason to change. We could do the same.

I actually had a debate with someone about that:

Him: If evolution is real, why haven't cockroaches evolved?
Me: Because they didn't need to.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Cro Magnon Re:Political reality will take over (381 comments)

So, the CDC is manned by the President's people?

Will a new President fix the whole CDC, and all the other government woes? Did the last Republican presidents take care of them?

We didn't have Ebola in our country when Bush was in charge. ;)

about a week ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

Cro Magnon Re:Or you know, not marry (304 comments)

that's the thing, marriage is financially beneficial under US laws.
it's also necessary for things like wills, and who can/can't testify against you, or even allowing certain people to visit you in the hospital

Yes, and that middle one is important. Um, to some people, that is.

about a week ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Cro Magnon Re:Charging amperage (395 comments)

My mom's neighbor often does a lot of driving, stops home for a few minutes, and is off again. She might need fast charging even at home. From what my mom says, I'm not even sure the neighbor sleeps before driving off again!

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Cro Magnon Re:I disagree (546 comments)

Yup! It would be like I used "Cro Magnon" as my slashdot pw.

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Cro Magnon Re:Strong passwords, yes ... (546 comments)

But it's harder to remember a lie than the truth, especially since you don't use the "secret questions" often (unless you forget your pw a lot). Now which street did I claim to grow up on?

about a week ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Cro Magnon There's a silver lining to this (478 comments)

I suspect the TSA won't be as quick to do anal probes now the Ebola is a factor.

about two weeks ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Cro Magnon Re:Perhaps I'm naive... (478 comments)

I'm in favor of the CDC disseminating as much information as possible. I'm against the media spreading "OMG we're all going to diiie" type stories, as they often do with diseases.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Cro Magnon I don't understand why it's a problem (315 comments)

All you need to do is gather a whole bunch of hydrogen. In a few billion years, you'll have enough that it starts fusing into helium under its own mass, and bingo, you have your power source for billions of years.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

Cro Magnon Re:Stop browsing in private mode you Jackass (249 comments)

Yup! After my mom fell, I researched those "I've fallen and can't get up" things, and for a long time was getting ads for them.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

Cro Magnon Re:It's not THAT random (249 comments)

Yeah, awhile back I was researching cars, and bought one. For a long time, I kept getting ads for the same model I already bought. Sorry, but I have no intention of buying ANOTHER car anytime soon.

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

Cro Magnon Re: misleading (208 comments)

"Call home."

"Did you say, 'Call 911?'"

"No."

"Thank you, calling 911."

And that is the moment it gets distracting...

Interesting point. I've never had trouble RECEIVING phone calls over my car bluetooth. But I recently tried to make a call, and with all the problems getting the POS to understand me, I was pounding on the dashboard and yelling all sorts of obscenities at my car. Luckily, I was still parked when I made the call, or I probably would have crashed into something.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Cro Magnon Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

Ebola is a rather inefficient killer of humans as such things go. The current outbreak, if it is allowed to run its course, won't kill as many people as die of natural causes in California this year....

So, does that mean we should move more people to California and let the earthquakes and brush fires take them out?

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Cro Magnon Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

Heck, Al Gore probably consumes 70% by himself!

about two weeks ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

Cro Magnon Re:The decline started with OS/2 (156 comments)

One of my gripes with OS/2 is that Windows software was even more unstable under OS/2 than under pure Windows. They didn't trash the whole system, but they did take down every Windows program when they crashed. OS/2 was rock solid running its native apps. Both of them.

about three weeks ago
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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

Cro Magnon Don't worry (258 comments)

I keep hearing that the reason it's so bad in Africa is that they are incompetent in handling it. Surely we're more competent at such things.

Oh crap, now I'm worried!

about three weeks ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Cro Magnon Re:Are the world's non-religious ready? (534 comments)

Well, I figure, any aliens able to get to Earth from who knows how many light-years away would regard us as an interesting species to study. Kind of like we might study some animals or primitive natives on an isolated island. An "arms race" would be like those natives harvesting more spears, and the ETs would probably get a few laughs out of it.

about three weeks ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Cro Magnon Re:Plus what religion might ET bring? (534 comments)

That brings up the question of when does a religion become different. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are considered different even though they worship the same God. Sunnis and Shiites are both Muslims, but are they really the same religion? They obviously are different enough to want to kill each other.

about three weeks ago

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