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If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

Silvermistshadow social intelligence enhancer (456 comments)

Think of all the money it'd make. Plus suddenly socially awkward people would know exactly when and how to enter a conversation, and can thus make themselves more productive. And then we could all stop browsing this site and get something done, like programming software for a social intelligence enhancer. Which is about as social as anyone who visits this site gets.

about a year and a half ago
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How Do You Backup Your Data?

Silvermistshadow External hard drive (212 comments)

For certain values of 'external'. It's just a server on the LAN that does a back up of every computer in the network once in a while.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

Silvermistshadow Re:Good one (1142 comments)

Your fallacy is thinking Time is linear. Time is non-linear. It does not exist at the meta-physical level. Time is a *dimension* of mind. After you die will finally grok these concepts, so don't worry about it if you don't "get it" while human - most people don't.

But is Time wibbly-wobbly?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

Silvermistshadow Re:Good one (1142 comments)

So why does god get a free pass to come from nothing?

He doesn't. If he exists, it's somewhere outside this universe- somewhere we can't see, since the light from anywhere outside the universe will probably never reach us (something about being inside a giant bubble or whatever). To be honest, I pulled that theory straight out of my ass, so I'm not going to defend it at all.

more than 2 years ago
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Britain Bringing Out 'Sonic Gun' For Olympics Security

Silvermistshadow Re:Counter Measures? (193 comments)

My personal experience with combining earplugs and things vaguely similar to earmuffs is that the effect didn't seem to stack. I put the earplugs in first, then the earmuffs, and there was no difference between having the earmuffs on and off as far as mitigating the noise of people talking. I do have to wonder if >33dB is considered a normal talking volume for an indoor environment, or if perhaps the rest is just conducting through my skull.

more than 2 years ago
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Rare Earth Magnets Pose Threat To Children

Silvermistshadow Re:In other News (284 comments)

The warning was often the most interesting thing on the box of a new toy for me. Long trips could be shortened entirely by reading the car manual. I guess I have a different sense of fun reading.

more than 2 years ago
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Restaurants Plan DNA-Certified Seafood Program

Silvermistshadow Re:Its Life.Jim, but not as we know it (174 comments)

But sir, NaCl doesn't contain any carbon at- *head explodes* Wait, I'm not even a professional chemist, do I count?

more than 2 years ago
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Fish Evolve Immunity To Toxic Sludge

Silvermistshadow Re:Yeah creationist ? (267 comments)

"I've actually never, ever, met a creationist who would even admit that they might be wrong. And that says it all, really." I admit that I might be wrong. Often enough I am, and it is the ability to learn from being wrong that separates me (and perhaps a few others) from zealots. Others would just make up psuedoscience to get around the fact that they're wrong. Evolution has enough proof for itself that I think it is true. I am willing to accept any answers science can give, as long as they are proven. In the end, I might even go with the Creed: "Nothing is true, everything is permitted."

about 3 years ago
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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day

Silvermistshadow Avast ye scurvy dogs! (3 comments)

Arrr, I ought to keelhaul the lot of ye. Not a single post in buccanneer, that`s jus' disappointin'.

more than 3 years ago
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5 Years In Prison For Selling Fake Cisco Gear

Silvermistshadow Re:speculating about the real purpose (239 comments)

I once went there. Of course, that was in a video game, as with a lot of things I've supposedly done or experienced (such as performing a kidney transplant)

more than 3 years ago
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Moon Younger Than Previously Thought

Silvermistshadow Re:Or... (212 comments)

Perhaps you'd prefer to just walk around doing good without any control over it, because the solution to most of those questions would involve God controlling everyone. Yes, free will exists, and yes, people will do with it what they feel like. As for the cancer, the five year old is, according to the nearest Mormon, automatically sorted into the highest level of heaven for dying young, and honestly if his wife died a year later the 'why' is looking more like 'it's genetic'. Thousands of starving children die every day because we haven't moved on to hydroponic farming yet. Most of these have to do with people exercising their free will, directly or indirectly. As a rule, God doesn't interfere with that.

more than 3 years ago
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Moon Younger Than Previously Thought

Silvermistshadow Re:Or... (212 comments)

Please show us your evidence that God doesn't exist, Herr Prosecutor.

more than 3 years ago
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Canada Rolls Out Plastic Money

Silvermistshadow Re:!paper (444 comments)

Touché.

more than 3 years ago
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Canada Rolls Out Plastic Money

Silvermistshadow Re:!paper (444 comments)

I'm sure several poor Chinese kids drank plenty of water during that shirt's production. Or was it Polynesia? I haven't checked my shirt recently.

more than 3 years ago
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History of Software Forks Favors LibreOffice

Silvermistshadow Re:Redundant links (149 comments)

Not only that, but TFA's title contradicts the title given here. Also, what the hell is a fork in this context?

more than 3 years ago
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Volcano Erupts In Iceland

Silvermistshadow Re:I hate Iceland (191 comments)

Hey, if it weren't for us, it'd just be the Democratic Republic of Korea, and still be the same shithole, but over a bigger area.

more than 3 years ago
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Favorite Sony Gaffe?

Silvermistshadow Re:SWG (329 comments)

What about all the other MMOs they ran into the ground? For example: The Matrix Online, and perhaps a few others..

more than 3 years ago
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What Does IQ Really Measure?

Silvermistshadow Re:I have done several different IQ tests (488 comments)

I did a regular official one (weschler or something like that scale), and it gave me an 85. Maybe it's because I'm lazy, all my teachers say I'm much better than 15 points above retarded.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Silvermistshadow Re:Easy answer (2288 comments)

My Chemistry teacher preferred Metric and I learned to live with them. However, I'm a poor judge of length and distance and often have to use a ruler on maps to get any sense of distance, and couldn't tell you the length of this computer screen without looking it up. Hell, I don't even know how many centimeters tall the average ten-year old is, something I would like to know due to Trauma Center using metric all over the place (charts mostly- I guess I understand since it's medical stuff)

more than 3 years ago

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