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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

Richy_T Re:Idea (188 comments)

I'm all for it. I'd quit my job tomorrow. Well, Monday. We're off tomorrow.

Regarding parent's and grandparents post, If there is too much supply for demand, the logical outcome is a fall in prices. This is called deflation. Inflation is exactly the wrong answer especially as it steals wealth from everyone and returns it in the form of money to the few wealthy bankers who get it handed to them.

2 hours ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

Richy_T Re:Idea (188 comments)

The fed is not committed to maintaining inflation to stimulate investment. That's just the excuse they use to help themselves to the wealth of others.

2 hours ago
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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Richy_T Re:Well they dropped Media Center pretty much (174 comments)

I stopped using Media Player back when you had to sign your life away in a bunch of EULAs and dialog boxes when it started up and had to use WGA just to download the latest version (required for something or other I forget now). VLC & WinAmp all the way.

5 hours ago
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Raspberry Pi-Powered Body Illusion Lets You Experience Parkinson's

Richy_T Cool (38 comments)

Just what the world was waiting for.

2 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Richy_T Re:"Two" times, not ten times (201 comments)

Was that a whooshing sound I just heard? Ugh :)

3 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Richy_T Re:"Two" times, not ten times (201 comments)

No. Ten is ten. 10 in base 2 is not ten.

3 days ago
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2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?

Richy_T Well (125 comments)

"The girl-power theme of the tutorial is a continuation of our efforts to expand diversity in computer science and broaden female participation in the field, starting with younger students."

How patronizing.

3 days ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

Richy_T Re:Somebody tell Minsky! (443 comments)

We have already moved beyond that. The neuron to ethernet interface is just a little clunky.

3 days ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

Richy_T Re:writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythin (443 comments)

More than half the time, the "answer" doesn't even make sense as a response to the "question".

Q: Who is "Joe DeSixpack"

A: Born in 19th Century Verona, he died of plague playing beach volleyball in Aruba.

NO!!!

3 days ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

Richy_T Re:writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythin (443 comments)

It's interesting speculation based on the recent history of technological growth. Personally, I think it will be self-limiting somehow but the good professor seems to have completely missed the point.

3 days ago
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

Richy_T Re:Good (110 comments)

He said "a" G Gordon Liddy which just means somebody like him (not necessarily because of party affiliation)

5 days ago
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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Richy_T Re:How do you spend 1/3 a billion $ and get Firefo (161 comments)

Exactly. Gotta keep adding features to justify the money long after the point that new features are much needed. And we end up with things like the awful bar and a disappearing title-bar mounted menu that stops working every few days on my system

5 days ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Richy_T Re:Market Share in 2019? (397 comments)

Controlled flight into terrain.

about a week ago
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Interviews: Ask Adora Svitak About Education and Women In STEM and Politics

Richy_T Re:I Don't Get It (148 comments)

You are correct.

It's actually pretty short-termist too. Women are being pressured into taking on careers, are having children later or not at all and denying the future new scientists, engineers, whatever. It's self-defeating at root.

Now I will attempt to defray the cries by stating that women who are interested in these things should absolutely be encouraged to follow their dreams. I hope my own daughter has significant achievements. Let's not force it though, eh?

about a week ago
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Interviews: Ask Adora Svitak About Education and Women In STEM and Politics

Richy_T I'd just like to take the chance to plug my book (148 comments)

"When I was a teen, I thought I knew everything too".

ISBN Number" 0071111eleventy

It actually took me until fairly recently to be right about everything ;)

about a week ago
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CMI Director Alex King Talks About Rare Earth Supplies (Video 2)

Richy_T Re:Dupe (11 comments)

Yeah, for sure. What next, articles with multiple pages needing multiple Slashdot posts? This is just dumb.

about a week ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

Richy_T Re:Wouldn't it suffer eminent heat death? (519 comments)

True. But there may still be gains to be had.

It kinda reminds me of a local contractor. He does work all over the US. He gets all the equipment transported to the site well ahead of time then when the work is due to begin, loads all the workers on his private plane and flies them out there.

about a week ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

Richy_T Re:and that means it doesn't cost any more? (231 comments)

Ah, but to what end? I guess my point is that it's easy to critique the US system but also easy to come up with "fixes" that don't make things better and may very well make them worse.

about a week ago

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