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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

Skidborg Re:Not a cargo ship (113 comments)

Because space ships are self-propelled and capable of maneuvers. Space stations are less so.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Skidborg Re:Seems unintuative (170 comments)

I believe it's already known that avoiding sunlight helps prevent this enzyme from being released, and in turn keeps skin looking younger. This is just artificially lowering it even further in an attempt to to create immortal, sunlight-fearing vampires.

2 days ago
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Skidborg Re:Why is it there? (170 comments)

It sounds like it's part of the system that removes damaged cells and toxic material after a sunburn. It causes some collateral damage, but it might be better than being poisoned.

2 days ago
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Skidborg Re:Seems unintuative (170 comments)

Without the 'redness' of sunburn your body would simply be poisoned by the toxins that ruptured cells release.

2 days ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Skidborg Re:Touch our great lakes (315 comments)

Transporting water that distance is completely impractical compared to simply desalinating ocean water that's available locally.

2 days ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Skidborg Re:Labor Loopholes? (52 comments)

Wait until the robots can stock shelves and clean up smashed jars of pickles...

2 days ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

Skidborg Re:He should have done it. (436 comments)

Did your girlfriend just dump you because her parents found out?

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Skidborg Re: Is it just me ... (390 comments)

Battlefront II is the only place I've seen this bit of trivia mentioned.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Skidborg Re:I agree, except: (390 comments)

Extremely fast cuts isn't really indicative of anything in a trailer.

about three weeks ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Skidborg Re:Delete Your Facebook Account Already (189 comments)

People who actually care about you will find other ways to talk to you.

about three weeks ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Skidborg Re:Google is a freaking genius (319 comments)

You mean my advertisements will finally be for something relevant to my interests instead of endless miracle weight loss crap?

about a month ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

Skidborg Re:"Yeah, but fuck science... (337 comments)

Just because a member of a demographic creates something doesn't mean that the rest of the demographic has to like it. It doesn't even mean that that thing is in the demographic's best interests.

about a month ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Skidborg Re:Quit buying games on day one (474 comments)

Yeah. I play games that are typically three years old or older. By that point they are dirt cheap and all mediocre games have been filtered out and forgotten.

about a month ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

Skidborg Re:Yeah. Knowing the Knowing ==poet? Notes academy (173 comments)

It wouldn't make them a capable programmer, but I would be very happy if every lower level user on my system was required to take training like this.

about a month ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

Skidborg Re:Every patient? (62 comments)

"A couple families" is not everybody. There are many, many people who are going without because they do not meet the specific requirements for government assistance.

about a month and a half ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

Skidborg Re: Physical requirements are not all that tough (308 comments)

Basic physical fitness helps with a lot of things, mental acuity included. It requires next to no effort to reach the baseline laid out there. It could be compared to brushing your teeth or washing you clothes occasionally. A basic inconvenience that's part of being a functional human being.

about 2 months ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

Skidborg Re:Physical requirements are not all that tough (308 comments)

"a lot of time" in this case equal about six weeks of try to do 13 push ups a day. You're literally disqualifying yourself because you don't want to spend two hours TOTAL exercising.

about 2 months ago

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