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US Remains Top Country For Global Workers

MrL0G1C from the UK (123 comments)

Fuck off already, it's overcrowded here, the property values are already in a stupid bubble, why don't you go somewhere where the cost of living isn't insane and getting worse.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-...

"the typical cost per individual employee of renting somewhere to live and leasing office space to $120,000 (£73,800) a year."[in London]

But half of these employees are getting little more than minimum wage, whilst the city leaches pull the average wage up.

about two weeks ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

MrL0G1C Indeed (238 comments)

And that's why we steer clear of mobile phones, computers, digital watches and clocks, microwaves, cars, planes, xboxes, the internet ect, which has led to the lack of any tech industry in the US. Films attack technology because of the producers hatred of it and they stick to analogue film etc, CGI? what's that?

Really, what a stupid thing to say. There are some luddites, so what.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

MrL0G1C Re:Conservation and smart practices (652 comments)

As fossil fuels rise in price renewables become more attractive, it won't be long before wind and solar energy are far far cheaper than coal and gas - think 2c per kWh electricity, and cheap hydrogen being made with that electricity when there is excess.

Energy is not a problem we need to worry about, it's recycling every thing else without polluting the planet to death which we need to avoid.

about two weeks ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

MrL0G1C 2 Things. (652 comments)

1. You don't need to use as much energy as Americans to lead a modern lifestyle, here in Europe we use a fraction of the amount per capita.

2. That's irrelevant anyway because there's a giant fusion reactor in the sky which can provide 1000x more than we need.

So, the premise is wrong - that there is limited energy, so the conclusion is naturally wrong too.

See diagram:
http://azizonomics.files.wordp...

about two weeks ago
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The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown

MrL0G1C Re:What an asshole (305 comments)

My impression is that he was reporting all fake names that he came across, definitely not just queens, but he found easy hunting grounds with queens. The article says he was also looking for innuendo names and cartoon character names because that was also easy.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Eugenics (120 comments)

Humans are crap at being rational, they let greed, ignorance, faith, miss-placed survival instincts, trust, lust, fear etc cloud their judgements.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Eugenics (120 comments)

For something not living those sperm swim bloody well, I say they live.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Just because you can... (120 comments)

I'm not against the womb transplant if it works, and I wouldn't deny medicine the chance to perfect the operation etc. Just against people having children that wouldn't be able to support themselves when they become adults. What would be wrong is if it was known that the woman with the transplant would give birth to a child also without a womb, but I'm guessing that's not the case.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Just because you can... (120 comments)

Perhaps you will think differently when you became disabled?

I very much doubt it.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Eugenics (120 comments)

re 1: After a bit of research, I'm starting to think that I was duped by some crap article in the past. A lot of disabilities are due to environmental factors such as smoking etc and half the time the cause is unknown, leaving only 20% of disabilities at birth being due to genetic inheritance, and disabilities at birth are a small percentage of the total.

But I still don't know now what the trend in disabilities at birth due to genetic inheritance is, got any links?

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Eugenics (120 comments)

3) Is not a straw man argument, why should the 2 sperm that make it be allowed to live, they are no more special than the billions that didn't make it, in this particular case they are worse.

2) Shouldn't be having children that would not survive without car and can earn their keep in society.

1) Shout at me for not giving citation but didn't give citations yourself for your counter-argument. (I'm having a look, but I'm getting an ocean of results which don't answer the question either way).

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Just because you can... (120 comments)

I'm thankful that I don't have any disabilities yet. I enjoy cycling, if I received brain-damage that disabled me and altered my personality then I'd like the state to put me down!

Being an able-bodied person means a lots to me, I wouldn't want to be born as a disabled person.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Just because you can... (120 comments)

Personally I think allowing people who can not care for themselves to be born is absolutely inhumane.

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Re:Eugenics (120 comments)

correction: "525,000,000,000 sperm" when is slashdot going to get an edit option?

about three weeks ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

MrL0G1C Eugenics (120 comments)

To many this may be considered flamebait, but it is my honest opinion and deserves discussion.

I think that if you have serious genetic problems then you shouldn't be having children if those genetic defects are going to be passed on. Yes nobody is perfect I realise that. It just seems to me that the majority of humans are not able to think rationally when it comes to genetics/eugenics. Why am I saying this? - Because the % of the population with disabilities that require care is growing exponentially, the outcome if the issue isn't addressed is a population of invalids that can't look after themselves, is that fair on future generations? Think of the children!

Men produce approx' 525,000,000,000 during their lifetime, should they all have a right to live?

about three weeks ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

MrL0G1C Re:perfect? (110 comments)

Car batteries are far cheaper, see:
http://green.autoblog.com/2014...
$5500 for a 24kWh battery, hopefully prices like this will make it to home systems soon. Tesla's battery $20,000 for 85kWh, about the same per kwh.

30kWh is a lot of electricity, maybe you could shave a big chunk off of that with more efficient appliances, lights and standby settings. UK households average around 12kWh/day.

about three weeks ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

MrL0G1C Re:perfect? (110 comments)

AFAIK home battery storage solutions are just starting to come out, I read an article recently where one of the home solar PV installation companies will start to include batteries as part of the system as standard. Battery prices will likely go below $200 per kWh of storage in the next 2-3 years. The battery and solar markets are crazy with innovation right now, Tesla's battery 'Giga-factory' is rumored to want to produce more batteries than just for cars.

about three weeks ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

MrL0G1C Re:perfect? (110 comments)

You mean large/grid scale storage? I think that could become cost competitive when matched with renewables going forward, more R&D is required. Pumped Hydro is of course already highly economical but it is not feasible everywhere.

about three weeks ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

MrL0G1C Re:perfect? (110 comments)

I don't think the fracking boom will last long, the cheapest wells are typically done first, and if the price of gas rises much then renewables are a lot cheaper.

about three weeks ago

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ORG Steps in to Fight Piracy Settlement Letters

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about 2 years ago

anne on E. mouse cow (867445) writes "The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

ORG are currently trying to raise £5000 to pay court fees, Donations Page"

Link to Original Source

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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about a year ago

Unbelievable, google have lost all control of their senses, why:

1) "searches in quotes" no longer does an exact search.
2) Search-for-words-together also does not work.
3) Only 6 results on the first page.
4) Only 5 results out of 527,000 shown and then I get completely irrelevant "Results for similar searches".
5) Google.com redirects to wrong country.
6) Google.com/ncr search not working.
7) + operator does nothing.
8) And while I'm at it, image search options GUI is shit, badly laid out, confusing headings etc.

Simple search: 'frostwire set seed ratio'
Relevant results, BIG FAT NADA ZERO NONE

Did I get volunteered into google shit version testing without being asked or something, I've noticed how sites like to do that, different users getting different versions of a site, my response to this is:

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT GOOGLE, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING MONEY WORSHIPING ADVERTISING WHORES.

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