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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

RespekMyAthorati Re:Positive pressure? (367 comments)

About $10 on a $2000- $5000 machine.

yesterday
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

RespekMyAthorati Re: Positive pressure? (367 comments)

What are you talking about? The fan is on the inside of the building that the ATM is mounted on.
That way the fan actually improves the flow of cooled air into the machine.

yesterday
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

RespekMyAthorati Re:Positive pressure? (367 comments)

And how are they going to block the holes in the back?

yesterday
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

RespekMyAthorati Re:I thought (197 comments)

You need LastPass or KeepPass. Completely eliminates that problem.

about two weeks ago
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Shanghai Company 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and Villa

RespekMyAthorati Re:No one 3D printed a house (98 comments)

This is in China.
The same thing would probably cost $48,000 in the U.S.

about two weeks ago
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Shanghai Company 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and Villa

RespekMyAthorati Re:TFA says 5 stories high (98 comments)

So, undaunted, they built it again.
And it sank into the swamp...

about two weeks ago
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Inside Amsterdam's Efforts To Become a Smart City

RespekMyAthorati Re:Sounds like Agile (16 comments)

That's because it would be too cruel to leave the citizens of backwards states,
in other words red states, to the mercy of their ignoramus leaders.

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

RespekMyAthorati Re:WHAT! (224 comments)

What the fuck are you talking about?
You made a point about the Kock brothers, jbengt showed that you are full of shit (as have hundreds of others) and
you reply "Yes, I'm sure no other billionaires would think to do that"

WTF is that supposed to mean?

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

RespekMyAthorati Re:WHAT! (224 comments)

"Scientific studies" and "Business school professors" have nothing to do with each other.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

RespekMyAthorati Progressives (464 comments)

That's why, when I last bought glasses, I bought two pairs: progressives for day-to-day use and single-focus pair for computer use.
Tell your opto that you plan to do this, and he/she will write you two prescriptions, one for each.

And by the way, Zenni in the U.S., and ClearlyContacts in Canada both provide excellent value.

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

RespekMyAthorati Re:Speeding not always an issue (335 comments)

Of course, there will always be idiots too.

Yeah, like that's the whole fucking point.
The only way a machine can identify idiots is by their excessive speed.

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

RespekMyAthorati Re:Speeding not always an issue (335 comments)

Citation or bullshit.
Even if the average driver goes at a reasonable speed without speed limits, there will always be asshats who drive at unsafe speeds because they think they are F1 drivers when in fact they suck.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:too much credit (755 comments)

Once again, Dawkins demonstrates that he knows nothing about probability.
His intuitions about what is likely or unlikely are based on nothing but his feelings, and that is not science.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:The Proof has already been made that God exists (755 comments)

Absent the belief in God, your scriptures become nothing but a pile of mutually contradicting fairy tales.
Therefore, using scriptures to prove the existence of God is inherently foolish.
Trying to prove the non-existence of God is equally foolish.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:I'll Go One Further (755 comments)

To understand why god's existence is exceedingly unlikely that god exists, we have to consider the enormous problem of explaining god's existence in the first place.

Wrong.
Whether God exists or not has nothing to do with what you can or cannot explain.
Maybe the reason you can't explain it is because it doesn't exist. Or maybe it's because you haven't collected enough evidence.
Or maybe you just haven't figured it out yet. None of those explanations is any more "probable" than any other.

If you can show that some event occurs more often than chance would predict, then we can say that event is relatively probable.
It has nothing to do with your intuitions about what seems likely or unlikely.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:This tired old saw again. (755 comments)

And then this makes a good summation of the point...

Uh, what point?

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:This tired old saw again. (755 comments)

Sure.
It is well known that itinerant Jewish preachers were common in Palestine two thousand years ago, and "Yeshua" wasn't an especially unusual name.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:This tired old saw again. (755 comments)

Scientists (real ones with physics degrees from prestigious universities, not the Christian science kind) are pretty close to proving that the universe is a simulation.

Wrong.
What cosmologists are investigating is to what extent the mathematics of holography is consistent with the established principals of physics.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

RespekMyAthorati Re:The idea or concept of god... (755 comments)

Certainty is based on probability, and there is no way to assign a probability to anything supernatural.
Thus, the statement "there is almost certainly no God" is just as much irrational bullshit as "there almost certainly is a God".

about a month ago

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