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I expect to be conventionally alive ...

KamikazeSquid Re:3 to 5 Years (187 comments)

You can live longer than that. My boss at work is 66 years old and she can still ride a bicycle for 20 miles.

Talk to your doctor. If you smoke, quit. If you drink, cut back. If you eat a lot of fatty foods, change your diet. If you don't exercise, start exercising right away. It's never too late to change. You could live for another 20-30 years, not 3-5.

about two weeks ago
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I expect to be conventionally alive ...

KamikazeSquid Put your brain in a jar (187 comments)

This is why the only option to preserve your unique consciousness is to extract your brain and place it in some kind of jar that controls a robot.

Or, better yet, extract your brain and implant it into a new, identical body that was created via some kind of cloning process.

about two weeks ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

KamikazeSquid Re:So what? (764 comments)

"Talking about your sex life," to me, implies that you are talking about the specific details of what you do in the bedroom with someone. Talking about your partner, or what kind of people you like to date, is not talking about your sex life, no matter how much you want it to be.

And nobody would have a press conference to say that they were heterosexual because being heterosexual is not punishable by death anywhere in the world ... homosexuality is still punishable by death in some countries.

about three weeks ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

KamikazeSquid Re:Silly (764 comments)

Nobody ever tells you that you are a terrible person for being 5'10" or being male, so you have no reason to worry about it. He does.

about three weeks ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

KamikazeSquid Re:So what? (764 comments)

The problem with this line of thinking is that if you say something like, "I went to the beach with my Wife this weekend," nobody says that you are talking about your sex life in public. If you say something like, "I went to the beach with my Husband this weekend" all of a sudden a bunch of bigots like you are throwing a hissy fit. If he says that he's gay, that is not "talking about his sex life." Moron.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

KamikazeSquid Bahahahaha (580 comments)

What a bunch of fucking morons. They're eliminating a huge number of potential candidates who would otherwise be qualified for the job. I just ... I don't even have the words to describe how ridiculous this is.

Of course, if all they want are upper middle-class drones who follow every rule that has ever been made, just because it's a rule, then I suppose this is effective.

about a month and a half ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

KamikazeSquid Re:Interference (127 comments)

(their PR department probably scans slashdot)

I suspect that you are overestimating Slashdot's relevance to the general public.

about 2 months ago
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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

KamikazeSquid Re:See mom? (113 comments)

It said he made "about half of 1 percent of the value of all the share transactions done by individuals on the Tokyo Stock Exchange." That's not the same thing.

about 2 months ago
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My toy collection is ...

KamikazeSquid Re:Her toys (209 comments)

+1

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

KamikazeSquid Re:Fine! (365 comments)

Gates doesn't even control the company anymore.

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

KamikazeSquid Re:huh? (269 comments)

This was modded as funny, but I would say that it's actually insightful.

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

KamikazeSquid Re:The luxury of money (155 comments)

They probably counted each spell multiple times, one time for each upgrade ... Fireball 1, Fireball 2, Fireball 3, etc.

about 2 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

KamikazeSquid Re:Solution (410 comments)

No, that's a terrible idea. With income tax, you can lighten the tax burden on those most affected by using tax rates that scale with your income. If everyone just pays a flat sales tax rate, the poor bear most of the economic burden. Plus, if we eliminate income tax, we have to raise sales tax to cover the deficit, so pretty soon we'll all be paying 20% (or higher) sales tax.

Think of it this way; if you make $24,000 a year, a 20% tax that reduces your income to $18,000 a year is a much greater burden than it is to someone who makes $200,000 a year and has their income reduced to $150,000 a year.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

KamikazeSquid Re:I like... (643 comments)

What if the police got to the scene of a crime after the victim (a black man) managed to turn the tables on the attacker (a white woman) and the only thing the camera saw was the victim (a black man) attacking the attacker (a white woman) in a panicked frenzy? Camera and the police says the victim (a black man) is the attacker, therefore the victim (a black man) gets arrested. Investigation? Why conduct one when the police (partly) caught a black man beating a white woman on camera?

How is this any different from the current situation? Currently, said officer will simply testify in court, "I arrived at the scene and the only thing I saw was a black man attacking a white woman in a panicked frenzy."

At least, with the camera solution, we can be 100% sure that the officer isn't telling a flat-out lie when they say something like that in court.

about 3 months ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

KamikazeSquid Re:Short term (506 comments)

I'm 26. I started driving when I was 17, and my Dad gave me a used car when I moved out at 18. By the time I was 19, I sold the car. In the past 7 years, I've relied almost exclusively on public transportation, and only operated vehicles on a couple of different occasions; these were rental vehicles that I used to move my furniture from one apartment to another.

about 3 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

KamikazeSquid Re:That's why slashdot is against tech immigration (441 comments)

That analogy doesn't work, at all. Immigration reform has nothing to do with the social construct of property ownership. I have no objections to the concept of property ownership. I just think that all of this anxiety about letting people into the country is completely illogical and rooted in irrational fear more than it is rooted in an actual understanding of economics and national policy.

about 3 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

KamikazeSquid Re:That's why slashdot is against tech immigration (441 comments)

Most H1B workers I have met would prefer to immigrate to this country and become permanent residents, but unfortunately an H1B visa was their only option.

about 2 months ago

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