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Europe's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Threatens Online Free Speech

Jakeva Re:Wow. bullshit. (410 comments)

Yeah right. Try getting the Mormon church to take your name off their records. They really don't like doing that, and they rarely if ever do. Even when they say they have, you're still on a secret list they keep for the same fucked up reasons they baptize the dead. If corporations in America are considered legal persons, religions in America have the status of a fucking deity.

more than 2 years ago
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Denver Rejects UFO Agency To Track Aliens

Jakeva Re:Right... (80 comments)

well, of course. anytime somebody takes a gap in knowledge and fills it with something containing even more gaps, it's just evidence that they want to believe in that something.

more than 3 years ago
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Jobs using Audio Engineering and C++?

Jakeva my experiences in changing fields.. (1 comments)

basically, combining a degree in one field with an unrelated field of a new (or rediscovered) interest is difficult, to say the least. I came to computer science from chemical engineering and have found that my degree is almost completely worthless, except that it got me into grad school. personally, the opportunity cost is worth the freedom to pick something i know i'll enjoy throughout my life. but the cost is substantial. I can only assume this would be analogous to your situation. you may be able to take what you've done in audio engineering and swing your way towards an entertainment area of computer science if that's what you want to do. I'm guessing you'll need to build up computer experience to persuade anybody that you're serious.

more than 3 years ago
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Video Games Lead To Quick Thinking Skills

Jakeva Re:Video Games (174 comments)

hahaha

more than 3 years ago
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Frustrated Reporter Quits After Slow News Day

Jakeva every day is a slow news day (178 comments)

since 9/11, there have been maybe a few dozen non-slow news days. something happened again in the middle east? that's weird. china is still making us their economic slaves? had no idea. people are going apeshit over some product that they'll laugh about in 2 years over how apeshit they went? news is always just more of the same. the most interesting thing to happen in the last month was some vet decided to open fire on a cop on a busy public street. cop was injured in the leg, blew the other guys brains out. all this was happening while i was on my way home from class. does it happen in several US cities every week? yes.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Wisdom Teeth To Make Stem Cells

Jakeva A little late.. (82 comments)

thanks science. always making advances after the point of usefulness has come and gone. Maybe my teeth are still in a bag somewhere....

more than 3 years ago
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Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book

Jakeva cost to the taxpayers? (347 comments)

This is going to make the author's sales look incredible. First printing sells out instantly... second printing? presumably the same. Until he's suddenly the best selling author of the year. I wish the military had this kind of interest in MY writing...

more than 3 years ago
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How the Web Rallied To Review the P != NP Claim

Jakeva Re:Nerd Superbowl (160 comments)

Suresh is a cool guy. I was at a colloquium he gave the other day. Wish I was taking one of his classes...

more than 3 years ago
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Turning a Cell Phone Into a Microscope

Jakeva why not just buy a microscope? (50 comments)

They're only slightly less clunky than that thing. And they don't require an internet connection.

more than 4 years ago
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Origin of Species To Be Given For Free, With FUD

Jakeva Re:56 Mentions of God (48 comments)

I see Kirk is adding in mentions of Nazis and racism... how divine.

Because evolutionary principle/thought definitely had nothing to do with Nazi thought or racist thought....

I don't know how you can get around eugenics as being something that seemed to come out of evolutionary concepts. I'm not trolling. I'm not even accusing evolution of being wrong or false or whatever. I'm saying that eugenics, which was behind Hitler/Nazi thought and to some extent behind racism - at least, if the racism is born out of other things (including religion, e.g., antisemitism) - seems to be a logical progression from evolutionary thought. Improvements come from lots of breeding/procreation -> must be going on today -> there must be "inferior" races currently alive -> why not help evolution along and get rid of these inferior races.

You're totally right, as long as your point is that nazis used evolution as their reasoning. Not trolling either, just pointing out that the nazis were WRONG to try to help evolution along. The reason is that you can't possibly help evolution along. You would have to see the future, and you would have to see millions of years into the future, and along every different timeline created by every different combination of mutations in every species. Where would we be if the ridiculous little mouse hadn't out-survived the dinosaurs?

more than 4 years ago
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Maine Wind Farm In Doubt Because Site Is Too Windy

Jakeva um (3 comments)

I would think that such heavy winds would produce enough energy to subsidize the cost of "more burly" turbines.

more than 4 years ago
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Mimicking Materials and Structures In Nature

Jakeva Re:Other fields... (92 comments)

Hmmm, I wonder what parameters give a mutation of ID/creationism an advantage.... A higher degree of logical circularity maybe?

If creationists are right, then God created circular logic............. ohmygod! I just proved nothing!

more than 4 years ago
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Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

Jakeva Re:paper in your wallet (1007 comments)

Really? That works? My password is hunter32. Seems like i can see it still though. :P

um... i see your password. i see no ****'s at all. are you Benaiah on all your sites? Ima try to login as you :D

more than 4 years ago
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Best Paradigm For a First Programming Course?

Jakeva Re:All of them. (592 comments)

I'm just finishing up my Chemical Engineering degree but I wish I had gone into computer science. Think a combination of those two degrees would be profitable?

more than 5 years ago
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Black Hole At Center of Milky Way Confirmed

Jakeva Um.... (392 comments)

Um... duh? I thought we knew this like thirty years ago.

more than 5 years ago

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