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Is GWU Econ Prof. Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto?

Jeng Re:Is this the Geek Enquirer? (120 comments)

Slashdot was founded on the unfounded speculations from random blogs.

about 5 months ago
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Is GWU Econ Prof. Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto?

Jeng Re:So you're saying... (120 comments)

It is one of the oldest ploys in the book.

You never suspect the genius when he acts like a buffoon.

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Upsetting the Apple Cart (371 comments)

If you don't have any medical issues why are you trying to figure out if you have problems on your own?

Also, here is what I think: You dont know what you are talking about, at all, but clearly you think that you do. Take the time to find out why you don't, rather than the time to spread complete crap all over the internet

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Upsetting the Apple Cart (371 comments)

Why do you think that accuracy is going to cost more?

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Upsetting the Apple Cart (371 comments)

And what is the reason you are not going to a doctor to be checked out in the first place?

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Old boys' network (371 comments)

What I understood from reading his comment was that he wanted to be very DIY when it came to his healthcare.

Yes, the service only diagnoses problems, but considering he was talking about removing doctors and everyone else with an education from his medical care I wanted to know how far he was willing to go.

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Old boys' network (371 comments)

How did you deduce that, considering OP said "It is not like 23 and me are going to destroy traditional medicine?"

Um, from this.

Off the top of my head the layers cut out would include: Doctors, HMOs, Lab techs, companies that distribute the tests, the companies that make the tests, and most importantly the various government departments that deal with all these people

Sounds to me like he is a very DIY kind of guy when it comes to his health. Doesn't want any of that nasty regulation getting in his way.

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Does the kit consist of food or drugs? (371 comments)

Was his point that the FDA should be called the FDA and everything else that involves medicine?

This is in their jurisdiction, just because the name is the Food and Drug Administration, that doesn't mean that they only handle Food and Drugs.

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Old boys' network (371 comments)

Wow, so if you got the test results back and it said you had dick cancer, would you just be hacking it off yourself or would you be going to a doctor to have your dick removed?

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Does the kit consist of food or drugs? (371 comments)

A doctor does more than just prescribe drugs, they also diagnose illnesses. People could die from a misdiagnoses.

If I tell you that you have prostate cancer and you have your prostate removed and then you find out I was wrong, wouldn't you be a bit upset?

about 5 months ago
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FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service

Jeng Re:Upsetting the Apple Cart (371 comments)

And you are apparently perfectly ok with the possibility that they could be completely wrong.

Nobody is saying that inexpensive dna testing is bad, just that the process needs to be verified that it works before it should be sold to the individual.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Jeng Re:Annoy, annoy, annoy (497 comments)

Ahh, yes, now that I listen to Lenny I see that it would be effective.

I was expecting something that was just straight annoying.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Jeng Re:Tie them up (497 comments)

Wealth is relative, they know you are richer than they are and they have no empathy for those rich dumb people. The american version of poor is "I can't pay the cable bill." the version of poor the scammers are used to is "I have no food to eat and I will starve to death.".

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Jeng Re:Call your Telecoms provider (497 comments)

You'll just end up playing whack a mole.

A VOIP number is incredibly cheap, you shut down one and they'll have a new number to call you from in under 10 minutes.

Harass them back and you'll likely have them shut down their own number quicker than your telecom provider could.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Jeng Re:Is it really scam? (497 comments)

Agreed.

What I meant by it being worth their time was in regards to the person questioning if it was or was not a scam based on the effort the scammers are taking to scam. So yes it is worthwhile for them to attempt to scam people in general, but you can make it not worth their time to scam you in particular.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Jeng Re:Annoy, annoy, annoy (497 comments)

Yes, annoying them is good, but the main thing is you need to keep them on the phone as long as possible while annoying them.

The more time of theirs you waste, the more reason they have to quit calling you.

about 4 months ago

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What Slashdot is doing concerning shill posting

Jeng Jeng writes  |  about 2 years ago

Jeng (926980) writes "The number of shill posts on Slashdot stories has reached ridiculous levels with many shills either completely gaming the system or having inside help. Considering how prevalent this is becoming I have to ask, What is Slashdot doing to reduce shill posting?"
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Good Useful Free Software

Jeng Jeng writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Jeng (926980) writes "I'm planning on sending flash drives to friends and family as stocking stuffers. Rather than just send a blank drive I'm looking for what good useful free software that I can load on it. From system utilities and encryption software to fun little games."

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