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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Mister_Stoopid Re:Does digital subscriptions count? (240 comments)

If you finance 100% of your tuition at a private school it will come out to something like $120000-$160000. The median US wage in 2011 was $26,965.

about two weeks ago
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Survey Finds Nearly 50% In US Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Mister_Stoopid Low Fat vs Low Carbs (395 comments)

Does "the diets recommended by the FDA and ADA (diabetes association) are about as close as you can get to a diet specifically designed to cause heart disease and diabetes, and the people responsible know this, but the recommendations aren't changed because the agencies get too much lobbying money from the grain and sugar industries" count as a conspiracy theory?

about a month ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

Mister_Stoopid Re:Misnomer (545 comments)

Grass-fed beef is superior in every way. I don't eat corn or soy, and I don't want my food eating that crap either.

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

Mister_Stoopid Re:Some possible ways (745 comments)

I'm 100% open to the idea of creationism, no more or less than any other idea. I just need a little more evidence (more than zero) before I accept your assertion that the guy who created it will throw me in a lake of fire for all eternity because I masturbated or touched another man's peepee.

about 2 months ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

Mister_Stoopid Re:good riddance (304 comments)

The point is, Amazon should have designed the Kindle from the beginning such that it was impossible for them to delete anything without the user's permission. This isn't a matter of law, it's a matter of my device doing what I want it to do.

about 3 months ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

Mister_Stoopid Re:good riddance (304 comments)

It wasn't a secret, but it's still bad.

Amazon can't delete "content" from my kindle, because it has never seen an internet connection. It has never seen an internet connection because I don't like the idea that amazon can delete my books. As a side effect, I can't buy ebooks from Amazon.

To get me back into their ebook ecosystem, Amazon would have to modify the kindle such that they are technologically incapable of deleting my books, even if compelled to do so by law.

about 3 months ago
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Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong

Mister_Stoopid Re:multi-flavored algae bars (385 comments)

Those are all grains, not algae. Algae would be much healthier than all that Whole Foods crap.

about 4 months ago
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Wikipedia's Participation Problem

Mister_Stoopid I was planning to help out... (372 comments)

... but then my motivation to ever help Wikipedia in any way whatsoever was deleted due to "lack of notability".

about 6 months ago
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Mister_Stoopid Re:Sugar (926 comments)

Nothing we're talking about here is affecting EVERYONE. It's affecting the population as a whole, on a STATISTICAL level. That doesn't imply anything whatsoever about any given individual.

about 8 months ago
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Mister_Stoopid Re:Failure to even Attempt to process the article. (926 comments)

That statement is true in the most pedantic, literal way possible. It's also completely and utterly useless to someone trying to lose weight, since nobody knows what their calories burned number is or how it will change in response to a change in diet or exercise (or climate, or stress, or sleep, or illness, or monthly hormonal changes, or literally anything else).

Yes, you're correct that you can look at literally 100% of people who lost weight and say "they ate less than they burned!!", but that doesn't mean that telling a fat person to "eat less than they burn" is in any way helpful, since the only way to determine how much you burn is to keep track of your calories in and how much weight you've lost over a particular time period, then calculate your burn rate after the fact.

It's like someone asking you how they can make money, and you tell them "It's simple math, you just have to buy low and sell high, you fucking retard!"

about 8 months ago
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Mister_Stoopid Re:Sugar (926 comments)

If "sugars, fats and salt" are overused, what exactly do you think should be in processed foods? Just protein?

about 8 months ago
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Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV

Mister_Stoopid Re:no shit (304 comments)

You can't apply laissez faire, cutthroat free market principles, such as "It's their service, they can do whatever they want" unless you're actually in a free market situation.

For internet access, you can start by eliminating all local monopolies and providing equal right-of-way to anyone who wants to lay new infrastructure, or at least requiring (and rigorously auditing (this part is important)) that infrastructure owners provide equal access and equal customer service to competitors.

It's not a free market situation unless I can choose between Comacast, TWC, AT&T, Verizon, DSL Extreme, and Jimmy-Joe's Old Fashioned Internet Access all at the same address.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Mister_Stoopid Re:Ok, so it won't. At launch, that is. (216 comments)

And the backlash was huge on reddit and slashdot, but almost completely non-existent among the general console game market.

Fixed This For You

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Mister_Stoopid Re:Wait until the first patch (216 comments)

That's why you wait at least a year to buy any new console. Well, it's one reason. You also wait so you don't pay five hundred fucking dollars.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Mister_Stoopid Re:Rock and a hard place (216 comments)

From the same article:

Speaking with IGN last week, Whitten revealed that "like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won't be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor."

That's pretty clear. It seems to be stating that you can actually unplug it, and that text you're quoting is probably describing the separate ability to turn it off in software.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Mister_Stoopid Re:Rock and a hard place (216 comments)

They'll still have DRM, just not phone-home DRM. It took a fucking long time for PS3 piracy to get off the ground; even now it's pretty hard to successfully play a pirated game; and PS3 had no net-based DRM at all.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Mister_Stoopid Re:Rock and a hard place (216 comments)

No, that's not what this decision is at all. 100% of XBONE owners will still have a Kinect, and if you invest your money in making a game that uses kinect in an innovative, fun way you can be sure that 100% of the XBOX market will be able to potentially buy your game. There is literally no downside to this change, unless you're an NSA goon who was hoping to turn on random people's kinect cameras when people thought they were "disabled".

about 8 months ago
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Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

Mister_Stoopid Re:Jobs "brilliant"!? (692 comments)

Actually I'd say the comparison of Jobs to Edison is pretty apt, if not for the reason Ellison intended. Both are famous as inventors and innovators, while in reality both were actually *much* better at marketing and business management, and left the actual invention/innovation to their employees.

about 8 months ago
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Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Mister_Stoopid Re: How many knew that it was a global release? (443 comments)

You're right of course, but just for the record, this:

The Act extended these terms to life of the author plus 70 years and for works of corporate authorship to 120 years after creation or 95 years after publication, whichever endpoint is earlier

does prove that copyright is broken.

about 8 months ago

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