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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

KarlIsNotMyName Re:the 70's called (343 comments)

We're just getting rid of one of them, instead.

about 6 months ago
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NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Telepathy (628 comments)

Unfortunately we can never use our telepathic abilities, because that just might interefere with someone who is driving.

about a year ago
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Wildfire Threatens Water and Power To San Francisco

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Is anyone getting this? (159 comments)

So many real issues to worry about, why get caught up in the ludicrousness that is the idea of the 9/11/01 conspiracy?

Or if nothing else, just think about this; they didn't actually have to make it happen, to be able to take advantage of the event once it did happen. 9/11/01 happened, whatever lead to it. And it was abused to gain the government powers it didn't need, powers it used in ways that don't benefit the public. We know that. We don't need to rely on conspiracymongering to see that there are wrongdoings, and that there are many politicians and heads of government agencies who at the very least should be out of a job, in not in jail.

about a year ago
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Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy

KarlIsNotMyName Re:But... (93 comments)

If only the NSA database were opt-in.

about a year ago
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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

KarlIsNotMyName Re:death is an evolutionary adaptation (625 comments)

Why would we have a long-term interests as a species? I mean, it's nice to care about future generations, but there's nothing in it for us as individuals, past the point of death. Evolution isn't about what's good for individuals.

about a year ago
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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

KarlIsNotMyName Re:death is an evolutionary adaptation (625 comments)

I think it's more that long life isn't necessary, rather than death being necessary. If you reproduce and raise individuals capable of doing the same, job done. The universe doesn't care. As long as the process sustains itself, it wins evolution.

But we can focus on what is best for the living individuals, rather than just the genes.

about a year ago
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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Wrong, it's a trade-off (625 comments)

Decades doesn't seem that far off. But we won't get there if we don't try.

about a year ago
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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

KarlIsNotMyName Re:pandora's box (625 comments)

Our planet can't support 7 billion people for much longer. But if we simply reduced our reproduction faster than we increased our life spans, we could steadily shrink that number.

about a year ago
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Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Missing a step (625 comments)

What about curing population growth?

At the extreme end, if we could live forever, why would we need to reproduce at all?

about a year ago
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When it comes to (download) bandwidth needs, I require..

KarlIsNotMyName Re:trivial: whatever available (279 comments)

Right, I just get whatever the max is. Currently it's 25 Mbps, although the pitiful 5 Mbps upspeed is more of an issue.

I'd rather have 15 up, 15 down.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Non-US Based Email Providers?

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Runbox.com (410 comments)

Yes, Sweden spies on everything that goes through there. *waves to Swedish underlords"

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Non-US Based Email Providers?

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Runbox.com (410 comments)

Norway of course, isn't actually part of the EU, just has a shitty deal that wouldn't be so shitty, if we actually used our right to veto.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Non-US Based Email Providers?

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Runbox.com (410 comments)

And Norway rushes to implement EU regulations before most of the countries in the EU gets around to considering them. Or even as other EU countries have lawsuits to shoot them down. I wouldn't trust my country on privacy at this time.

about a year ago
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HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player

KarlIsNotMyName Bad impressions (364 comments)

I thought HBO had a more sensible approach to piracy. Or was that just the Game of Thrones producers?

I like to pay for content I enjoy, to promote more of that type of content, but I'm not giving money to people who don't play fair, and don't care about the health of the market and culture in general.

about a year ago
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How DRM Won

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Just shows what we already knew (221 comments)

DRM is an issue, because it targets the paying customer. It can only get in the way, it has no other purpose.

If they could make DRM that didn't get in the way, they wouldn't need DRM in the first place.

about a year ago
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How DRM Won

KarlIsNotMyName Re:They keep trying and failing (221 comments)

I agree, those whose business is DRM are the ones who benefit, not anyone else. My bet is that far more money is lost to DRM, than to piracy.

about a year ago
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Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'

KarlIsNotMyName Re:I have a better idea... (649 comments)

Rather than bail them out, you can simply take over their properties when they become worthless. Or make a deal to take them over rather than them becoming worthless, and have ownership, rather than simply give money away. In the process, fire or sue those responsible for the collapse.

Or, bail out the next layer down, ensuring change and that the same exact problem can't happen again.

about a year and a half ago
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US Firms Race Fiscal Cliff To Install Wind Turbines

KarlIsNotMyName Re:The biggest enemy to our economy (98 comments)

With their own torches that they'll use to set fire to stuff, so they'll have an excuse to arrest the lot.

about 2 years ago
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As 2012 comes to a halt, my data takes up ...

KarlIsNotMyName Re:Redundancy (172 comments)

I have 2 bits.

about 2 years ago
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Has 3D Film-Making Had Its Day?

KarlIsNotMyName Should we want it in the first place? (436 comments)

My understanding of the current and all 3D up to this point, is that it's basically a series of optic illusions, abusing the limitations of the eyes/brain, making you not see reality as it is. And I find that scary. One image is fine, but I don't want to sit through hours of it.

about 2 years ago

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