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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

Lazere Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Everybody knows what the Pyramids are. The fact that you had to explain who Jonah was tells me the Pyramids are somewhat more iconic.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Lazere Re:A limit is a limit (475 comments)

True, but that's not the situation I'm dealing with on a daily basis. Most of the time, I deal with semis that go inconsistent slow speeds on a two lane highway. That gets worse if it's windy out, as it frequently is. I run greater risks if i stay behind the semi or pass it at the speed limit than if i just speed up and blow by it as quickly as possible. That's where I need to be above the speed limit.

about a month ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Lazere Re:A limit is a limit (475 comments)

That... is a situation I've never run into. I hope to never run into that situation but it is an interesting question.

about a month ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Lazere Re:A limit is a limit (475 comments)

Yep, couldn't have said it better myself. In Kansas, there's not a whole lot of urban areas to be found, so most of my driving is on nasty two lane highways. When a semi is going 5 under, you speed up to 10 over and blow by them. This keeps the semi from sliding into you and it also keeps anything in the oncoming lane from hitting you too. Win-win.

about a month ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Lazere Re:A limit is a limit (475 comments)

When it comes to breaking the speed limit or being run over by a semi, I'll break the speed limit every time.

about a month ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

Lazere Re:Oh god so what? (193 comments)

Read it again. There was no hate for COBOL there, just a recognition of the hate others express.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

No matter what happens, there are going to be some who don't like it. That's life.

about a month ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

Lazere Re:This is just evil. (166 comments)

In other words, there has to be a bug on the client that lets the web page run arbitrary code

Yep, that's called a browser. Arbitrary code is exactly what a webpage or video is. This is the exact reason driveby malware via ad networks still happens. If you have ISP level access and can inject malicious code in unencrypted pages, you win. The solution to this, from a web hosts view, is to encrypt everything.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:Fake diseases (200 comments)

They can question all they want, but if they want to disprove it, they'll have to provide some evidence to counteract the evidence that's already there.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

No, you used the term "slippery slope" correctly. The very premise of your slope is flawed. As a society, we've had mind altering drugs that directly stimulate our reward centers for as long as we've been a society. Nearly everyone takes some kind, but we still have an incredibly small percentage of people looking to use the harder stuff (antidepressants, ADHD drugs, street drugs). Given this history, it seems highly unlikely that we're heading toward a future of "mechanized work/play" any time soon.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:what a crock of shit (200 comments)

You know typical ADHD drugs would actually make neurotypical children worse, right? ADHD drugs tend to be stimulants, care to guess what that would do to normal children? Give a five year old some coffee and find out. It's a far cry from "drug them into zimbified submission."

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

ADHD meds are no more a slippery slope than Antidepressants before them. And they were no more a slippery slope than the Tobacco/Pot/Alcohol/Coffee before them. Arguments like yours are why Slippery Slope is considered a logical fallacy.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:Fake diseases (200 comments)

Nice try. Not quite right though. It's more like:
1. We observer some people having concentration issues across the board.
2. We hypothesize disorder X with prediction Y
3. We run brain scans and find out prediction Y is right
4. We hypothesize that stimulants may work differently on these people
5. We run tests and find out that stimulants work differently on these people
6. We conclude disorder X exists and stimulants can treat it

So, back to scientific method 101 for you.

about a month ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Lazere Re:Fake diseases (200 comments)

Hardly an invented condition when people with ADHD respond to stimulants differently from others.

about a month ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Lazere Re:Trolling is necessary (457 comments)

Good work, but you forgot to add a sentence railing against the feminists. Not quite a perfect troll.

about a month ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

Lazere Re:Of course (141 comments)

Probably, you won't even see NAT go away as ISPs are still going to want to charge for each IP they give. I have a feeling, at least on the residential side, that things will stay exactly as they are, just with an IPv6 address instead of IPv4.

about a month ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

Lazere Re:Quit with the idiotic "internet of things" meme (141 comments)

It's not toxic. It's stupid. In a generation, if it's still around, it'll sound less stupid. If it's still around after that, it'll just be a normal part of the language.

about a month ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

Lazere Re:Going to need MUCH better firewalls (141 comments)

Most important things, like water heaters (and cars), need to be robust enough to function without internet, else they'd have lawsuits on their hands. You could, I don't know, not connect it to the internet.

about a month ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

Lazere Re:Quit with the idiotic "internet of things" meme (141 comments)

Anything is economical if people are willing to buy it for more than it costs to make. There are already internet connected fridges and dog collars and cars, what they make internet connected next is only a matter of what people are willing to buy? Internet connected toilet paper? I bet you can get some health nuts on the bandwagon. Idiotic seeming gadgets will be internet connected, and there's nothing you can do about it. The biggest question is, are we going to pay attention to security now, or wait until it's too late? Also, he said "internet of things" because that's the idiotic term the industry/media has chosen for this particular fad. He could use something different, but everyone already knows what it means, so, why bother? That's how language works. Deal with it.

about a month ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

Lazere Re:Of course (141 comments)

Once you have IPV6, with no (supposed) need for firewalls.

Why does somebody always have to trot this out? IPV6 does not mean no need for firewalls. It means no need for NAT. These are not the same thing. Please, please stop spewing this crap.

about a month ago

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