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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

Skidborg Re:Poor rats (85 comments)

Because there are potentially horrific consequences of inserting untested hardware into a person that don't merely result in them still not being able to walk?

about a week ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Skidborg Re:The Global Food Crisis is not a science problem (308 comments)

It'll work until they actually run out of land that can be converted to food production, a limitation that Ethiopia is nowhere near.

about a week ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

Skidborg Re:Not always (191 comments)

Nobody is going to read your wall of text.

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

There were several more specific cases cited in the Washington Post article, as well as statistics showing that 40% of people who chose to take the issue to court received their money back.

about three weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:This is abuse! (462 comments)

Here.

about three weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

It's happened 65 thousand times according to this article. You can't assume that just because someone can't afford a lawyer that they're guilty.

about three weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Skidborg Re:Simple solution (462 comments)

The Washington Post article implies that the legal fees part is already true, and it clearly isn't enough.

about three weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Skidborg Re:Maybe (264 comments)

But you can kill a guy with a hammer without violating parole...

about three weeks ago
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Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

Skidborg Re:Bikes lanes are nice (213 comments)

It sounds like the left turn lanes was part of the bike project as well, eliminating the need for bicycles to sit stationary in impatient straight-through traffic while waiting for a chance to turn left.

about three weeks ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

Skidborg Re:Fuck You Canada (184 comments)

You do realize that the most this is going to result in is Canadians getting bunch more "this video is not available in your country" messages, right?

about three weeks ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

Skidborg Re:Enlighten me (173 comments)

So how does it get locked up in the rocks in the first place?

about three weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Skidborg Re:Zoe Quinn vs. Internet (1134 comments)

These are the same game sites that will run full page background ads about a game right behind the review. Sex is the least of the ways they whore themselves out. Usually they're straight up accepting money for good reviews.

about a month ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Skidborg Re:unlikely to be true (848 comments)

Alternately, all these things you've been claiming are lies are actually true, and this is just the logical conclusion of continued Russian involvement.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Skidborg Re:Let's be fair (455 comments)

If you've ever worked as a cashier at a gas station, then every second that you are at the till is filmed. Nobody seems to object to this.

about a month ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

Skidborg Re:The New America (207 comments)

When it comes to that I'm sure they'll be just as careful as the IRS is with their records.

about a month ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Skidborg Re:There is no public benefit (300 comments)

You do realize that the period of history where people were actually sensitive to this stuff was fairly brief? Go back a few hundred years and everybody went out to watch the public executions if they wanted to.

about a month ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

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

The realistic scenario is that they will continue to behead people regardless, but with censorship we would have that ugly little activity swept away under a rug where we don't have to remember that it happens.

about a month ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

Skidborg Re:Time? (180 comments)

At least Girl Genius has intentionally pulled out of nominations because they were afraid that repeated wins would devalue the award.

about a month ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

Skidborg Re:Gravity isn't SF (180 comments)

Science fiction /always/ has fantasy elements. Otherwise it would just be transcribing what is happening in reality now.

about a month ago

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