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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

FrozenToothbrush Re:What? (750 comments)

Gold has value to people for a number of reasons, it has for thousands of years. Gold is used in electronics if you're looking for a 'market use'. Every major civilization in history started out using gold before their eventual collapse, often coinciding with when they got off of gold and switched to fiat currency/currency dilution.

about a week ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

FrozenToothbrush Coolest in Texas (552 comments)

In my whole life. I guess they mean other parts of the world?

about a week ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

FrozenToothbrush Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

I think some side-chatting and projects can be beneficial for moral, as long as people get their work done. Seems like often - modern thinking is to burn out your work force and get the most out of them - for the least pay of course.

about a week ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

FrozenToothbrush Re:Yay big government! (310 comments)

What you're describing takes a fundamental change in the human condition of most people. Money and taxes are an enabler for those who are pro-authoritarian. I don't think the original posters thought should be dismissed so coldly.

about two weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

FrozenToothbrush Re:What could go wrong! (468 comments)

I'm curious as to why it's not widely available in the consumer world. From everything I've read about it, it should've revolutionized a lot of industries ten years ago.

about two weeks ago
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Will 7nm and 5nm CPU Process Tech Really Happen?

FrozenToothbrush Technical (142 comments)

This seems highly technical which is great. I would say at best these issues are 5 years out. Plus, stacking processors + making them larger is always an option. The margins on processors can be slim at the low end, to many fold at the top. The manufacturers will have to learn to live on leaner margins all round.

about a month ago
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Samsung Apologizes For Workers' Leukemia

FrozenToothbrush Horrible! (150 comments)

They should make these people millionaires (in U.S. currency). Ultimately there is no compensation to the victims families for this.

about 2 months ago
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UN to Debate Use of Fully Autonomous Weapons, New Report Released

FrozenToothbrush Re:"There is a problem with the law, so ban scient (180 comments)

Human beings need to understand themselves better; the machines will only be as good as their creators. We have no right and absolutely no need to build killer robots at this time. This further disconnects people from the reality of life and death.

about 2 months ago
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The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling

FrozenToothbrush Re:Competition (258 comments)

I have AT&T gigabit in my area and I'm waiting for google based on principle. AT&T has a track record I don't agree with.

about 2 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

FrozenToothbrush Re:A drop in the bucket. (420 comments)

You should move to a town in a fracking zone and check the water for yourself.

about 3 months ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

FrozenToothbrush Re:Why no cells in the lab yet? (115 comments)

Perhaps it was the intention of the Universe itself that brought the first cells into being...

about 3 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

FrozenToothbrush Re:Well (312 comments)

Nice, I've often thought about a standing desk. Have you noticed any positive effects? More energy, muscle tone?

about 3 months ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

FrozenToothbrush Re:$300? (196 comments)

Such a small prize for a million dollar flaw. Basic QA should've caught this.

about 4 months ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

FrozenToothbrush Re:Force Manure (987 comments)

Nicely said, and thanks for the link.

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

FrozenToothbrush Re:I avoid Wikipedia as much as possible (517 comments)

Well, at least we can agree that's it's "public school textbook".

I see it as a dumbing down of society, I'm not looking for it to be a forum or debate or it would end up like slashdot! Put it this way; you can go to -most- public schools, get a public education, and fight for a normal job. Or if your family is better off, go to a private school and get a top notch education. These people start at the top of their fields immediately. There's a difference in knowledge transfer, teaching styles, ect.

With wikipedia, everything is decided for you and only certain things are allowed. It could almost be said that wikipedia keeps the transfer of knowledge from moving forward, for the reasons I said in my original post.

Wikipedia places itself in a position in the minds of people reading it; the perception that it is the authority, the repository of all human knowledge. It clearly is not and Jimmy Whales is thankfully being forward about this.

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

FrozenToothbrush I avoid Wikipedia as much as possible (517 comments)

General information is often correct, someone mentioned release dates, ect. There's an obvious agenda on Wikipedia and there's not very much useful, specialized information. Everything on it is mainstream, that is to say it's akin to a public school text book. You could for example set up a Wikipedia about alternative theory's on the Universe, complete with references to notable scientific experts. The page would quickly be edited and references called into question. The page may be refiled under a misleading location. It could even be outright deleted. You have to ask yourself, should I place trust in a site that files all religions under "Myth"? Or, should I place trust in a site that does not allow any discourse between other points of view? Mainstream science is continually churning, continually being re-written, re-theorized, dis-proven and re-proven again. Wikipedia places complete trust in this one flawed position. Therefore I find myself using Wikipedia less and less.

about 4 months ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

FrozenToothbrush Re:Greenspan's right (516 comments)

Thanks for this.

about 4 months ago
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Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

FrozenToothbrush Re:The danger of commonality (273 comments)

It's to get a good little worker bee. The companies now write the tests for us, ie. they own your children.

about 4 months ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

FrozenToothbrush Re:Please.... (321 comments)

This is common sense, it has nothing to do with being safe for children. If parents want to distract their kids with these expensive toys then they should aware of the consequences and not try and ruin the designers original intent. Lawsuits destroy the experience for other users.

about 4 months ago

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