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Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

EuclideanSilence Finally (77 comments)

Maybe now I can finally manage to play an F chord.

5 days ago
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The debate over climate change is..

EuclideanSilence Re:n/t (278 comments)

This is why I chose "mostly idiots yelling". Too bad I don't win anything.

5 days ago
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The debate over climate change is..

EuclideanSilence Re:n/t (278 comments)

The data shows irrefutable evidence of global warming.

Link to irrefutable data and data collection details please

5 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

EuclideanSilence Re:It is the fault of.. (503 comments)

Whether it's religion or nationalism, they have one thing in common: loyalty. Loyalty is a very convenient excuse, and I hate that it is considered a virtue. When controlling people with greed is not an option, controlling them with sermons about loyalty is just as effective.

about a week ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

EuclideanSilence Re:Good for them (138 comments)

they finally sold out.

You seem to be thinking that Trey Parker and Matt Stone had a cause. Or maybe that selling SP to HULU just to piss you off is somehow out of character for them. Haha. If a hooker offered them blowjobs for the rights to SP I wouldn't be surprised if they took the deal laughing.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial

EuclideanSilence Re:another bs summary on slashdot (135 comments)

Charging someone with being a criminal makes almost as much sense as charging someone with being a terrorist.

about two weeks ago
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Homestar Runner To Return Soon

EuclideanSilence Re:I'm sorry but (57 comments)

You can't sell creativity and a good sense of humor.

about two weeks ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

EuclideanSilence Re:Reminds me of The Wonderful Burt Wonderstone (96 comments)

In the war between the reality of the universe and your feelings, the universe will win. Keep ignoring reason because it is emotionally unpleasant and you'll just be joining the losing side.

about two weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

EuclideanSilence Re:more leisure time for humans! (530 comments)

Karl Marx saw this coming over 150 years ago

The final end result of mass mechanized production is that the available workers will far outnumber the available jobs, and this is the problem that communism was intended to solve.

Unfortunately, communism has earned a fatally bad reputation after being misused by so many dictators during the 20th century.

So instead of 1 person working 40 hrs a week, you have 5 people working 8 hrs a week either and everything costs 1/5 as much because it is made by robots.

The real danger is the government creating a privileged class of those who are allowed to use robots for production. It will start as a "protect the worker" campaign but it will end up like all the other privilege legislation. Another serious danger is increase in taxes and inflation (the money supply) occurring simultaneously with the automation progress and cancelling all the progress.

about two weeks ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

EuclideanSilence Re:Reminds me of The Wonderful Burt Wonderstone (96 comments)

When people don't have enough water, giving them water is only a temporary solution. If they won't create the policies necessary to have a sustainable clean water supply, then it is pointless to give them anything.

about two weeks ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

EuclideanSilence Re:Glad to see someone say that (96 comments)

I think it depends on why you are persisting. I think the best results in science, music, etc come from those who persist because they love what they are doing, as oppose to those who persist because of a perception of talent or prestige or obligation.

about two weeks ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

EuclideanSilence Glad to see someone say that (96 comments)

Dr. Simons is quick to say this his persistence, more than his intelligence, is key to his success

So very true. So often those with natural talent give up when they first encounter difficulty, where the slow learners just keep going.

about two weeks ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

EuclideanSilence Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

Or we can accept that not everyone values health and freedom the same amount. Some people valued freedom enough to die for it.

about a month ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

EuclideanSilence Re:Awesome! (276 comments)

If federal law enforcement upset the judiciary, who would they go to for warrants? It not like federal law enforcement can just write their own warrants, that would be preposterous.

(PS also posting to undo accidental down-mod, apologies)

about a month ago
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Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech

EuclideanSilence Well then (251 comments)

Let's see if you are allowed to own and use a stingray (which is basically a cell phone tower mimic). I wonder how innocuous the police will think they are then.

about a month ago
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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

EuclideanSilence Re:I wonder what their reasoning is...? (340 comments)

I know this is a favorite conspiracy among internet commenters for whatever reason, but the petrodollar conspiracy is a myth.

Wait. What? He called it a monopoly, not a conspiracy...

The United States is also the worlds largest manufacturer, surpassing the next five manufacturers combined in total output.

Wait. What? The US is a net importer, no one voluntarily builds manufacturing in the US...

It is also the world's historically most stable currency, making it very attractive for sovereign reserve funds.

Wait. What? We inflate money supply like sex toys, devaluing the dollar constantly. Almost any commodity is more stable than the dollar, unless you measure it against the dollar...

Source: I'm taking honors economics in high school right now.

OH!! hahahaha you had me going. Ok you got me.

about a month ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

EuclideanSilence Re:Good! (619 comments)

The word you are looking for is "Federalist", not "Libertarian".

about a month ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

EuclideanSilence Re:Good! (619 comments)

It seems no one has explained to the slashdot viewers the nature of the US federalist government. You see, certain responsibilities are left to the federal government, such as military defense, coining money, and international trade agreements. Other responsibilities are left to state governments, such as firefighters, most law enforcement, and ROADS.

No the feds should not put any tax towards road infrastructure because they are not responsible for roads. They don't have the constitutional authority, and they can do a crappy job with no repercussions at all.

about a month ago
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US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

EuclideanSilence Re:I hope they get whatever they can for them (232 comments)

The real distinction of legal tender, I.M.O., is when you don't have to pay taxes on transactions or capital gains. That's why one could argue that capital gains tax on gold is unconstitutional, because it undermines it's distinction as legal tender. "No State shall ... make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts..."

about a month ago
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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest

EuclideanSilence Re:What? (70 comments)

Unless you are actually suggesting that a person suffers panic attacks in the perceived presence of something, then -phobia is not a correct postfix.

about a month and a half ago

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