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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Re:Fatsos (88 comments)

The great rallying cry. Not everyone cares if they are fat pieces of shit. Talking about the USA now..When everyone is now forced to be on health care, which means its not longer private, its public. We have a right to tell other people that they are living unhealthy lives. Because I now pay for it.

Also you act like fat people just keep to themselves. They don't. They aren't. They take up 2 seats + seats on airplanes for instance. They also have a fat acceptance movement going on.

if.they have a few pounds on

I'm not talking about a few lbs overweight. But unfortunately, when you say a few lbs, in todays terms, you now mean obese people. Not people that literally have 2-5 lbs to lose.

about a month and a half ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Re:Fatsos (88 comments)

I've watched

Clearly you know what's going on then. /sarcasm

about a month and a half ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Re:Fatsos (88 comments)

Prove otherwise. Calorie in Calorie out. You can't make fat from nothing.

about a month and a half ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Re:Fatsos (88 comments)

Double post. Be fat. Lose fucking weight. And listen to all your fat friends bemoan that you are on a diet and that you aren't 'fat' because you now aren't as big of lard ass as they are. "If anyone should be losing weight it should be me." Is what they say to you as you sit there, still grossly overweight but have lost a few lbs.

The fat community does nothing but road block people trying to lose weight. So fuck them. They sit there with a poor me complex and rail against anyone actively doing something about their weight. It shows to them that they too can lose weight and they want nothing to do with it. So no. I took shit for being fat. Then I took shit for losing weight.

Anyone that has actually done this can certainly understand why I hate fat asses.

about a month and a half ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Re:Fatsos (88 comments)

Then you might want to show some fucking empathy. No one is going to think you used such harsh language because you used to feel that way about yourself, they're going to think you're just a dumb, judgmental prick.

Empathy for the class of people that are fat, know it and make excuses. No fuck that and fuck them. There are so many reasons not to be fat and the majority of them aren't the fact that they are fucking eye sores.

about a month and a half ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Re:Fatsos (88 comments)

Conversely, maybe we can now take snide, fucking smart-alecks and swap them into the body of a lardass so they can experience the humiliation and despair of being obese, so people like you can have a little more empathy for the human condition.

Implying I haven't lost weight and fought to keep it there.

about a month and a half ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

Flozzin Fatsos (88 comments)

Maybe now we can have fat people swap into a thin persons body so they can experience what not being a fat piece of shit is like and lose some fucking weight.

about a month and a half ago
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Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks

Flozzin Re:And neither does anyone else... (123 comments)

"stumbled upon the new rocks on a beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. These stones, which they’ve dubbed “plastiglomerates,”"
I did rtf. It says new type of rock all over it.

about 3 months ago
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Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks

Flozzin Re:George Carlin called it (123 comments)

Get out of here. We are nature too. Just because we are self aware does not make us different. We evolved just like every other species. Beavers change their habitat too. Just we do it so much better. Self hating humans are the worst type. If you truly believe this then hopefully you made the choice to NOT have children.(as opposed to the forever alone basement dwellers where everyone else has made that choice for them)

about 3 months ago
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Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks

Flozzin I don't think they are rocks (123 comments)

How are these things rocks? We made them, then they melted. The grabbed onto rocks sure. But once you stick to a rock you become a rock? Rock's are minerals. I wasn't aware plastic is now considered a mineral? If I melt glass around a rock, can I call that a new type of rock? Or can I take super glue and glue some pebbles together and call that a new type of rock?

about 3 months ago
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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Earns One Million Dollars In Less Than a Day

Flozzin Re:Two Problems (164 comments)

How dare they charge for learning material they create. Hopefully it won't catch on, and the rest of the materials and curriculum's schools use will remain free, as it always has been.

about 4 months ago
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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Earns One Million Dollars In Less Than a Day

Flozzin Re:Two Problems (164 comments)

I agree.
If you don't have some sort of degree in education, child development, psychology, ect, you are incapable of teaching anyone anything, ever. Only those with the proper certificates, and have spent thousands of dollars towards their education in said areas, have any possible hope of someone learning something from them. I never learned anything from my parents, who didn't have degrees in any field, or my grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, friend's parents, ect. Anyone that has taught me anything has had the proper certificates, plaques, degrees to prove that they themselves can teach and be learned from. So it has been since the beginning of time. Since God, who himself had all of the proper degrees, graduated Adam, the first person, and, the first person ever to earn a doctorate.

about 4 months ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

Flozzin Re:Evolution in action (351 comments)

Not the original AC. But I agree with him. I would take it a step further. Warring tribes used to completely wipe each other out. I would call this evolution as well. You see the same pattern of behavior in ant colonies. When they find another colony, they go and attack. At the end one colony wins the other is defeated. The capture the living as slaves. On the scale of ants, its evolution. On the scale of humans, it's evolution. Just because we are self aware does not mean evolution stops for us.

about 5 months ago
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UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

Flozzin Murderer (363 comments)

Bringing a child into this world is murder. You know that new life will die. There is 0 chance that they will live forever. Therefor you create life while knowing it will suffer and die. This is a pretty flimsy case. There are other things that are just as risky. If not more risky.

about 7 months ago
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Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?

Flozzin Re:Am I the only one who actually likes the beta? (365 comments)

The text is larger, there is tons of wasted 'white space'. You can't fit as much on your screen as you can in classic. So why do I want to spend more time scrolling? Why do I want less content per screen? Why do I want to go to a website that now looks like its designed for old people who can't read small font? I didn't buy monitors with high resolution just so the massive text would be nice and crisp.

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Flozzin re: (2219 comments)

Yea, it's nice being able to fit half the news articles on the page before being required to scroll to see more. Its even worse in the comments area. These people are addicted to large text and dead white space.

Place looks like a crappy blog. It looks like I'm on my damn phone, not a desktop.

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Flozzin Well... (2219 comments)

Thanks for acknowledging that quite a few of us hate beta. For starters, how about making the new site not look like its made for people that can't see 2 inches in front of them. The text is huge. It's also white spaced to hell and back. You can see about 2-3 posts on beta before you have to scroll. However on normal slashdot, you can see 4-5. That's a huge issue. I don't want to scroll. I don't want needless white space. Slashdot.com doesn't have a huge freaking touch screen user following where we need tons of white space taking up room for no reason.

Also if anyone else has a problem reading small text, its a website for nerds, I believe they have the skills to increase the font size on their end.

Reasons I hate beta is because it looks like another f*** blog website. Beta has no style what-so-ever. It all just blends in with itself. Nothing stands out. And you spend a good portion of your time scrolling because of all the white space beta has.

I left netflix when they started pulling their shit years ago. Their member base exploded in outrage and they went back on their plans. I think you should follow suit.

There are other places that serve up other peoples news so a discussion can be had.

about 7 months ago
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Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work

Flozzin Huge Difference (406 comments)

Biological and chemical weapons were used, are used. It is just that now the world decries their use. If you look at WWI for instance. So it wasn't always the case that doctors were persecuted for using their knowledge for war. With engineers, creating conventional weapons, that is something accepted by the world. There is no moral outrage(on a large enough scale to matter)against a 500lbs bomb. When it comes to conventional weapons, everyone accepts the risks. We realize we need defense, so they are good. If someone uses them for offense, or evil instead, then that person is blamed, not the engineer. Should people that create steak knives also think about the ethical implications if someone gets stabbed with their knife? What if a car is used for violence? I realize these aren't the best examples, but my point is intended use. That is what matters. If an engineer creates a single weapon that will destroy the planet, then you will have your outrage. There is no point to such a weapon. Nuclear weapons are close to that, but they have been used to save lives as well.(est. that over 1 million Americans would have died invading Japan, along with millions of Japanese) There is nothing wrong with stepping back and saying, "Am I morally Ok with what I am creating?" But when it comes to conventional and nuclear weapons, if someone says no, then there will be hundreds to take your place. Military technology also trickles down to the general public and improves their lives as well.

about 9 months ago
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

Flozzin Re:Rather early to call the site a failure, isn't (497 comments)

Almost 7 times over budget. And it didn't handle the load placed on it. 8 days later and it's still having problems. And you want to defend it? Oh it's ok that it's a huge steaming pile of crap because why exactly? Do you work at CGI Federal? I could see if it came in on budget. But even then, they obviously did not do any research into how many people would be interested in the site.

about a year ago

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Details of Google's Project Glass revealed in FCC report

Flozzin Flozzin writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Flozzin (626330) writes "New details of Google's forthcoming augmented reality headset have emerged in documents published by a US regulator.
A test report describes video playing on the device alongside audio running to a "vibrating element". The description tallies with a patent filing suggesting it plays sound via "bone-conduction" tech rather than earbuds. Developers are due to receive a test edition of the headset later this year."

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Google settles French newspaper links dispute

Flozzin Flozzin writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Flozzin (626330) writes "Google has agreed to create a 60m euro ($82m; £52m) fund to help French media organisations improve their internet operations.

It follows two months of negotiations after local news sites had demanded payment for the privilege of letting the search giant display their links.

The French government had threatened to tax the revenue Google made from posting ads alongside the results."

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Phobos-Grunt Mars probe loses its way just after l

Flozzin Flozzin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Flozzin (626330) writes "Russian engineers are fighting to save the country's latest mission to Mars.

The Phobos-Grunt probe launched successfully but then failed to fire the engine to put it on the correct path to the Red Planet.

Russian space agency officials say the craft is currently stuck in an Earth orbit and that engineers have two weeks to correct the fault before the probe's batteries run out."

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