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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Njorthbiatr Re:Does HFCS count? (290 comments)

Glucose is also stored in the liver as glycogen.

2 days ago

Developing the First Law of Robotics

Njorthbiatr Lost in Translation (164 comments)

Computer don't speak human, so the First Law of Robotics is just a fancy way of describing an abstract idea. It needs to be described in an unambiguous, logical way that accounts for all contingencies.

Or we can just make a sentient computer, your call.

4 days ago

Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

Njorthbiatr Re: Surprising (89 comments)

And now to hack into the other printers to do just that...

5 days ago

If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Njorthbiatr Re:Expense (444 comments)

Or maybe it would cut into exec bonuses.

about two weeks ago

SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts

Njorthbiatr Re:Lobbying? (123 comments)

Almost but not quite.

What SpaceX has is a superior business that can provide what NASA needs at a lower cost, but not without sacrificing safety or reliability. So while you may have corporate shills in Congress crying afoul that their precious ULA is unfairly being dethroned and Boeing has plenty of grease to spread around, it still comes down to the fact that with a smaller budget, NASA is going to pick the inexpensive but just as good if not better option.

That's what happened with the shuttle program too, only that the the shuttle they chose wasn't as good as the other designs.

about two weeks ago

Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Njorthbiatr Re:Trust us with your payments (730 comments)

It's not really like your credit card is that secure anyway.

about two weeks ago

Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Njorthbiatr Re:Musk worship (260 comments)

They get tax breaks because it's part of the deal to open the factory in said area. It's basically a big competition and everyone wants this factory since it brings with it the big four letter word JOBS. That's right jobs. It doesn't matter where they come from but jobs jobs jobs. American jobs. These here are good ol' American jobs which any politician will look at like the entire factory is actually made out of gold. Shiny, golden PR that will make them look like some kind of religious savior.

Tesla has been fighting really hard against the status quo, so go off pretending like they have every politician in their pocket is hilarious.

Elon Musk is rightfully placed as one of the better figures of humanity. The guy is a complete pioneer who is revolutionizing civilization one step at a time. He has talent, drive, ambition, and most importantly, isn't interested with petty politics or big fat bank accounts. He's a scientist at heart who just wants to see humanity move forward and is ACTUALLY DOING IT in a way and on a scale that no one else has before.

All that and he's this remarkably humble guy. Blows my mind.

about two weeks ago

After Weeks of Delay, SpaceX Falcon Launches Communications Satellite Payload

Njorthbiatr Re:Hooray for Space-X (32 comments)

SpaceX isn't even after money. Their objective is space.

They only want money because they don't want to run out of it.

about two weeks ago

Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

Njorthbiatr Re:taxonomy (64 comments)

Yeah, when botany gives up latin.

about two weeks ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Njorthbiatr Re:lulz (848 comments)

Duffel Blog is a satirical news site like The Onion.

about three weeks ago

Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Njorthbiatr Re:Beyond what humans can do (708 comments)

We can make it rain, actually. It's called cloud seeding.

about three weeks ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Njorthbiatr Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

Not saying that YT shouldn't have taken down the video. I'm saying the calls for censorship, especially by the UK government, are atrocious.

about three weeks ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Njorthbiatr Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

The dead are dead, the respect is for the living who believe in the ridiculous notion of respect for the dead. Censorship is wrong, and more important in this case, completely ineffective. So ISIS is going to stop beheading people because they can't upload it to youtube? Please, please don't make me laugh. The only thing that's sickening are people who are crying to censor it. Censor whatever you want, it doesn't stop atrocities from happening. It's disgusting that some people are in so much denial they feel the need to force it upon other people. You don't stop this by running away like a coward and being all hushed. Freakin' ridiculous.

about a month ago

Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

Njorthbiatr They Don't Get It? (65 comments)

The internet isn't some entity you can control. It's a network of individual entities. There are hubs, but there is no internet "core".

about a month ago

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Njorthbiatr Re:Polishing Turds (426 comments)

Microsoft makes a number of quality products. .NET and especially Visual Studio come to mind as the best thing they've ever made and blows anything else made by anyone else out of the water. Windows 7 is a pretty solid product and then there's Kinect, which was a HUGE innovation. It's really horribly unfair to call Microsoft a bad company when they've done a lot of very good things.

about a month ago

Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

Njorthbiatr Re:Oh man (126 comments)

It's worth it imo.

about a month ago

New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

Njorthbiatr Re:Shit summary (306 comments)


about a month ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

Njorthbiatr Re:Oracle Forms (371 comments)

Oracle Forms is visual basic on steroids, only more painful to develop. 90s tech and still we are using it, god help us.

QFTFT We have C# now people. You can quit living in the stone age. It's like Java, only not terrible.

about a month and a half ago


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