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Valve's Gabe Newell On Piracy: It's Not a Pricing Problem

Godskitchen Re:I for one... (466 comments)

You're an absolutely ridiculous human being. :o)

more than 2 years ago
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Valve's Gabe Newell On Piracy: It's Not a Pricing Problem

Godskitchen Re:I for one... (466 comments)

Don't quite follow. If I have a key/alarm code I can access my house. If I have a valid copy of a piece of software, I can access the software. Seems simple to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve's Gabe Newell On Piracy: It's Not a Pricing Problem

Godskitchen Re:I for one... (466 comments)

Being modded down because people don't agree; cute. It think ya'll need to read the moderation guidelines again.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve's Gabe Newell On Piracy: It's Not a Pricing Problem

Godskitchen Re:I for one... (466 comments)

Does that logic hold true for home security? Should I do away with locks and alarm systems because all it does is "encourage" people to circumvent these safe guards? DRM serves a similar purpose to locks/alarm systems. It would prevent, or at least discourage, people who don't have the technical savvy to get around it from pirating (most people I know who pirate software are just kids/young adults who don't want to pay for anything).

more than 2 years ago
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Valve's Gabe Newell On Piracy: It's Not a Pricing Problem

Godskitchen Re:I for one... (466 comments)

Although I must say Slashdot is utterly predictable as far as general opinion to DRM, how is it a "troll post" just because you don't agree with me?

more than 2 years ago
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Valve's Gabe Newell On Piracy: It's Not a Pricing Problem

Godskitchen I for one... (466 comments)

...think DRM is a good thing. It will ensure games continue to be made. DRM discourages piracy and most people have internet connections.

more than 2 years ago
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Human Survival Depends On Space Exploration, Says Hawking

Godskitchen Re:This Just In (438 comments)

It's a pretty big roadblock, I agree; however, all I was trying to do was to provide a reason why space exploration shouldn't be side-lined indefinitely until we solve all the pressing social problems here on Earth. Parenthetically, I've often wondered how feasible a bio-dome type structure would be to support small numbers of colonists. It seems like the moon is a great starter "world" to practice our colonization techniques. PS. Any physicist know how to calculate how many plants in a bio-dome on the moon it would take to generate the oxygen required to sustain one human for one day?

about 2 years ago
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Human Survival Depends On Space Exploration, Says Hawking

Godskitchen Re:This Just In (438 comments)

I think ending the thread of nuclear war is GREAT goal, although unrealistic. Here's the catch in my eyes: no country will disarm themselves unless they are sure no OTHER country has nuclear weapons either. I get the impression it's going to remain that way until some maniac decides to press the big red button.

about 2 years ago
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Human Survival Depends On Space Exploration, Says Hawking

Godskitchen Re:This Just In (438 comments)

I disagree. We have evolved to this point because we are super predators and because we are inherently greedy and self-serving. I don't see that changing any time soon, although I do agree that is a laudable goal. Unfortunately, now we have the technology to wipe out everyone and everything very easily. I believe the threat of a nuclear war is not a matter of if, but when. It is in our best interests as a race to expand beyond this planet so when this does inevitably happen, we can learn from that mistake and try something different on our other worlds.

more than 2 years ago
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Occupy Flash?

Godskitchen Re:I propose we Occupy "Occupy" (507 comments)

"Worker productivity has increased over the past 30 years..." - Citation? Assuming it's largely in part to technological advances; people didn't just magically become more productive. What's more, "work" is only "worth" as much as someone is willing to compensate you for it. If you don't feel like it's enough, you have the ability to deprive them of your services. Unfortunately, for many professions, there are lots of people willing to do the work - which drives the salaries down.

more than 2 years ago
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Occupy Flash?

Godskitchen Re:I propose we Occupy "Occupy" (507 comments)

Come on, their goals are so obvious: they are protesting "greed" while asking for wealth redistribution (i.e. handouts). Ironic, isn't it?

more than 2 years ago
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Chevy Volt Fire Prompts Safety Investigation For EV Batteries

Godskitchen Re:I was always skeptical... (225 comments)

In news today, flaming error discovers how to post as Anonymous Coward. Weather at 11.

more than 2 years ago
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Icelandic MP To Challenge US Court Ruling On Twitter Privacy

Godskitchen Re:"the same civil rights online as we have offlin (132 comments)

Didn't mean to get you all riled up. Just a leisurely Saturday morning troll-session. Hint: don't take yourself so seriously. :) Have a good one.

more than 2 years ago
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Chevy Volt Fire Prompts Safety Investigation For EV Batteries

Godskitchen Re:I was always skeptical... (225 comments)

No idea what you're trying to spit out so I'm just going to ignore it.

more than 2 years ago
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How Litigation Only Spurred On P2P File Sharing

Godskitchen Re:What do they want? (140 comments)

GTFO. Everyone is looking to maximize profit for their product. Everyone. Here's the bottom line: Music is created, the details don't matter. Music is for sale at a set price. If you want it, you pay that price. If you don't want it, you don't. STEALING IT because you don't agree with the price is not a valid option unless you are a criminal.

more than 2 years ago

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Scientists capture antimatter atoms

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "Scientists have captured antimatter atoms for the first time, a breakthrough that could eventually help us to understand the nature and origins of the universe. Understanding antimatter is one of the biggest challenges facing science — most theoretical physicists and cosmologists believe that at the Big Bang, when the universe was created, matter and antimatter were produced in equal amounts. CERN's next ambition is to create a beam of antimatter which they hope will allow them to unpeel more of the mysteries surrounding it."
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Could an Obama Dollar Bill Help Rebrand the U.S.?

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "The Obama bill anchors their sweeping concept for redesigning U.S. banknotes, which also includes plastering a tepee on the five, the Bill of Rights on the 10, and FDR on the 100 — each in its own technicolor hue. The impetus: The greenback has an image problem. It has come to represent everything thatâ(TM)s wrong with the American economy, and worse, with its cartoonish graphics and vaguely sinister styling, it actually looks the part. Dowling Duncanâ(TM)s scheme, though purely hypothetical (itâ(TM)s an entry in the The Dollar ReDe$ign Project competition) is about imbuing U.S. currency with sunny new meaning. Their bills are designed to be educational, intuitive, and, to put it plainly, make America feel like it sucks a little bit less."
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40%+ Of U.S. Physicians Are Victims Of Lawsuits

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "A new report from the American Medical Association (AMA) paints a bleak picture of physicians’ experiences with medical liability claims and bolsters the case for national and state level reform. A key finding from the report is that, among physicians surveyed by the AMA, there was an average of 95 medical liability claims filed for every 100 physicians, almost one per physician."
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Upbeat Oil Report Questioned

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "After months of gloom, last week's report on the fate of the oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon spill offered a rare piece of good news. "At least 50% of the oil that was released is now completely gone from the system," said Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), at a White House press conference on 5 August. That welcome figure came from an effort to tally what has happened to the three-quarters of a billion litres of oil that have poured into the Gulf of Mexico since April. Some researchers, however, see major uncertainties in this Deepwater Horizon spill assessment."
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The oil spill's unseen culprits, victims.

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf — and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse."
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Nitroglycerin as a treatment for Prostate Cancer

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "Queen's University researchers have found that low doses of nitroglycerine may slow the progression of prostate cancer. The study — the first-ever clinical trial using nitroglycerine to treat prostate cancer — involved 17 men, who took part for 24-month periods during a three-year span. All of the men had increasing levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) — the key indicator of the cancer's progression — following prostate surgery or radiation. Low doses of nitroglycerine, which has long been used to treat angina patients, has been shown to counteract the aggressiveness of cancer cells via a variety of different mechanisms."
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LHC gearing up to restart this weekend

Godskitchen Godskitchen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Godskitchen (1017786) writes "The world's largest atom smasher – a giant scientific instrument that was designed to recreate the big bang but was broken by a piece of bread dropped by a passing bird. – has been repaired and scientists hope to restart it this weekend."
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