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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

Crypto Cavedweller "Sorry little ingrates." (170 comments)

Isn't that what Zed called them in M.I.B.? The Internet's version of little kids throwing rocks at the neighbors' windows.

about two weeks ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

Crypto Cavedweller In a word: Good (338 comments)

We have millions of undermployed citizens and a future where there are not 300 million jobs. The last thing we need is a growing population. We need to educate the people without jobs to fill the ones that exist, not add more to the population for a future where they don't.

about 1 month ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

Crypto Cavedweller But due to falling oil prices ... (236 comments)

It will be more of a 'space kiosk' than 'space station.'

about a month ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Crypto Cavedweller DuckDuckGo (400 comments)

I switch the default on every install anyway, so ... *shrug*

about a month ago
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Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"

Crypto Cavedweller Re:Virus Name (275 comments)

Limbaugh Syndrome

about a month and a half ago
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Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys

Crypto Cavedweller Thanks, Professor Obvious (150 comments)

No, nothing is 100% secure ... did someone say it was? I could just take a fire axe to the door.

about 2 months ago
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When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

Crypto Cavedweller Thiefs aren't whistleblowers (221 comments)

By his own admission Snowden is a thief and liar. Whether he's also a traitor, well, I'll wait for sworn testimony at his trial, I try not to prejudge.

about 2 months ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Crypto Cavedweller Not News (553 comments)

I mean, look at what happens on election day ... and people are surprised that critical thinking skills are in short supply?

about 2 months ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

Crypto Cavedweller But this is no surprise (185 comments)

"You can't really do anything else. You don't have a social life. You don't really want to interact with family and friends because there's just not much context for them. Your world revolves around your startup ..." This is an inherently unhealthy lifestyle, it's hardly any surprise it leads to unhealthy results. Doesn't matter what the business is, a poor integration of your work life into the rest of your life will cause problems.

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Crypto Cavedweller Re:What would (478 comments)

Well, he married a 35 year old when he was 73, so we have a clue on his theories about remaining young.

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Crypto Cavedweller Re:Ageing can be seen as a treatable disease. (478 comments)

Sure, technology could bring the 'singularity' and 20 billion people could live here comfortably. But ... I'm not betting on it. Global warming was caused by a simple thing: too damned many people consuming energy on this rock, and it gets worse every year. Unfortunately, when betting on the future I have to like the odds of Stand On Zanzibar way more than Star Trek. (And let's remember that the Star Trek society only came about after a global thermonuclear war drastically reduced Earth's population.)

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Crypto Cavedweller Re:I understand, but FTS (478 comments)

And really, congratulations to them and to you for that genetic legacy. On the other hand, I don't know of a male relative on my father's side that made it to 70. Dad dropped within 5 years of early retirement. And watching the agonizing, emasculating way that death took him told me (a) don't wait until too late to retire, and (b) don't fight for that last extra year if it's going to be the most painful, unproductive year of your life. I've had a great life, but I'm only going to keep clinging to it while it's a life worth living. Could be 65, could be 85, but there will be a point when the advantages of keeping this body moving through the days do not outweigh the disadvantages.

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Crypto Cavedweller Re:Ageing can be seen as a treatable disease. (478 comments)

But keep in mind that in a world of finite resources, the longer you live the more resource you are using up. The old must at some point die simply to make way for the young, or there will be 40 billion people living an impoverished lifestyle on this planet.

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Crypto Cavedweller Re:Right... (478 comments)

But those are things you should be doing for your quality of life, today. They don't guarantee anything about longevity. If I'm mentally sharp, pain free and mobile at age 80, I'm down for living to 80 .... but all of those are quite unlikely in my case without some pretty dramatic scientific breakthroughs, so I'm not counting on it, and not worrying about it.

about 3 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Crypto Cavedweller Quality, not quantity (478 comments)

"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them." Ian Fleming, author of James Bond

about 3 months ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Crypto Cavedweller Enigma (937 comments)

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma -- a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." Umberto Eco

about 3 months ago
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Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years

Crypto Cavedweller "He was later positively identified by witnesses" (143 comments)

So basically what facial recognition did here was provide an excellent lead on a suspect, not convict the guy.

about 6 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

Crypto Cavedweller I'll wait for testimony under oath (519 comments)

Snowden and Greenwald's self-serving statements about motive I pretty much ignore. Let's hear the testimony under oath, subject to cross examination. It appears (and I hate to pre-judge) that by his own admission he is a thief on a massive scale, a breaker of oaths, and a naive idiot. Maybe he's also a traitor in the pay of one or more foreign governments. TBD, let's have the trial.

about 7 months ago

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