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Study: HIV Becoming Less Deadly, Less Infectious

Flavianoep Shush... (172 comments)

Shh! Don't get this kind of information beyond the sphere of well informed people. Some people may think that risky sex behavior becoming less dangerous is a thing.

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

Flavianoep Re:Might be a lesson here for Linus Torvalds (355 comments)

While you forecast might turn out to be true, there are big differences between blacks, women and engineers.

If you ever become famous, this sentence will most certainly get remembered and misinterpreted.

You scare me.

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

Flavianoep Re:Might be a lesson here for Linus Torvalds (355 comments)

So when Torvalds goes off calling highly proficient engineers morons on public mailing lists, he's defended as doing what's necessary to run a large project. But as he gets older he might find that at some point that behavior isn't going to be tolerated, and all of these earlier incidents are going to be recalled.

While you forecast might turn out to be true, there are big differences between blacks, women and engineers.

Blacks have been historically held as inferior, and that was a justification for the slave trade (perhaps such justification came after the fact, I don't know). Therefore since the times of slave trade, they have been denied power to decide for themselves, which is why the boundaries between African countries are as troublesome as the boundaries between East and Central European countries were till the Great War.

Women have been historically held as inferior as well, and used to be considered a commodity in the Ancient Ages. There are still some things women must fight for until they may not need to be better than men to be held as equal in some areas.

About bias against engineers, do someone know of some?

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

Flavianoep Re:Who buys this stuff? (355 comments)

Collectors with spare money, the kind of people who would buy a Bugatti, a Ferrari and a Porsche.

about two weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Flavianoep Re:Increase to three? (375 comments)

I wish I still had some mod point to mod you up...

about two weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Flavianoep Re:Great idea (375 comments)

And now I wonder what will one do when their phone, which will be their only means of payment, bricks.

about two weeks ago
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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

Flavianoep Main causes of murder anywhere (165 comments)

[_] easy access to weapons (that can be used in murders)
[_] difficult access to weapons (that could be used to *deter* murders)
[_] people who make themselves potential targets
[_] too revealing clothes
[X] murderers

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

Flavianoep Re: Good (134 comments)

Poe's_law again...

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

Flavianoep Re: Good (134 comments)

And what if some competitor of Wikipedia comes in. What if they believe that Wikipedia has some huge bias and are spreading propaganda, and all they want to do is set teh record straight.

There is one, but fortunately it has not spread beyond the USA yet.

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

Flavianoep Re:WKRP (189 comments)

Turkeys can fly, but only the wild ones, if they still exist. The ones with ultragigabreasts which will end in a table after death cannot even have sex, and can only be bred artificially.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Flavianoep Re:Aerial or underground ? (516 comments)

No - it's not even a question. Bury the lines and you will remove a large number of causes for power outages.

Even more important - realize that each outage costs money for the community. In the long run buried lines will save money - even if you are in an area where the ground is filled with rocks.

And what if the place you live in has a lot of trees?
There are some talks in my city about burying the electric grid in the expanded city center; one of the reasons for that is that we have lots of trees whose branches intertwine with the cables. However, most trees have as extensive roots as branches, so I think burying the grid would make things worse.

about three weeks ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Flavianoep Re:Be Gentle With Him (452 comments)

He must be virgin yet, that's why.

about three weeks ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Flavianoep Re:All Glory to the HypnoToad (452 comments)

Does talking to "God" involve having an epileptic seizure?

I must've heard some thing to that effect. I will consult my pineal gland and come straight back.

about three weeks ago
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Jolla Crowdfunds Its First Tablet

Flavianoep Re:Want one! (56 comments)

I would join the crowd funding, but the tablet won't ship to Brazil! :(

about a month ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

Flavianoep Re:Easy... (335 comments)

...aim for the turban and beard.

... or for the pale face.

about a month ago
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Fish Tagged For Research Become Lunch For Gray Seals

Flavianoep Re:Seems pretty benign (48 comments)

It's not benign to the research.

about a month ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

Flavianoep Re:tldr (246 comments)

I second you, but think he needs a grammar book, too. I could spot so many mistakes I couldn't keep reading, and English is not even my first language!

about a month ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

Flavianoep Too much math for such a small sample (246 comments)

Is sounds like Haselton is missing the point, which is why people oppose to see women breastfeeding to begin with.

about a month ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

Flavianoep Re:Alternative Definition (307 comments)

Why do you call them, "bikini models," if you want them not to wear bikinis?

about a month ago

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[poll] How much are you concerned with last Ebola outbreak?

Flavianoep Flavianoep writes  |  about 3 months ago

Flavianoep (1404029) writes "* It's in Africa!
* Following the news, but that is far away from me
* Epidemic is unlikely in developed world
* There will be a cure and a vaccine soon after enough "white" people die
* Hoping for the best, but I'm afraid
* I've started stocking food and ammunition"

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