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Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives

Sqreater Autonomous cars-a bad idea. (389 comments)

The daily social interaction we get across our society by driving will evaporate and with it the benefits of having to compromise with and even conspire with our fellow citizens to attain the common goal of achieving our destination safely. Autonomous vehicles will introduce a degree of separation and alienation to our society that we can only imagine today.

about 9 months ago
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Water Discovery Is Good News For Mars Colonists

Sqreater Horrible "life on Mars" (247 comments)

At best "colonists" can expect to be mining dirt all day for their requirements for water. And why is it ok to strip the surface of Mars of its soil and process it but not the Earth? Aiding and abetting the idea that a "colony" on Mars has meaning is supporting a crime against humanity. Stop the breathless boosterism for (at best and if it is possible at all, which I doubt) a miserable existence on Mars. Would you send your great grandchildren to the Gobi desert to live and force them to mine dirt, leaving mountains of waterless dirt slag behind? Imposing human misery on others is immoral. Aiding and abetting suicide is immoral and illegal.

about 10 months ago
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Existing Drugs Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

Sqreater A couple of thoughts (110 comments)

Perhaps drug researchers can find a way to allow the original organism in some antibiotic sources, say penicillin mold, to react to the evolved bacterium, thus changing its antibacterial toxin naturally as it must have done for millions of years to keep ahead of whatever was trying to consume it. Could we let nature battle the evolving immunity issue naturally? Large tanks of naturally acquired, say penicillin mold again, with its natural genetic variations placed in close proximity to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

And, another thought: could drug companies herd the evolving drug resistant bacteria into a cul-de-sac where we are waiting for them by adding a "hook" of some kind to the antibiotic that they (the bacterium) would also change for - to their future disadvantage. We (humans) would be waiting with another antibiotic specifically formed to take advantage of that "hook."

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Cells the Size They Are? Gravity May Be a Factor

Sqreater Planets and life (85 comments)

Does this mean there is also a "goldilocks size" to a planet for advanced life, even any life to evolve? Can it be at the correct distance from its star, have water, and still be essentially dead? Can a planet look like the Earth but because it is five times the size, be sterile?

about 10 months ago
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Schneier: We Need To Relearn How To Accept Risk

Sqreater Women must accept their place (478 comments)

Women are more risk averse. And the growing gynocentrism of our society is the reason for greater and greater risk aversion. With the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States this greater risk aversion became far more important than it had ever been previously. As the political system readjusted itself to deal with "women's issues" we saw an increasing need to mitigate risks of all kinds. This became the "political correctness" that is eating our society alive right now. Today we must kiss the last boo-boo, save the last life, or we are inhuman male animals who don't care about others. Today we cannot say "leggo my eggo" when it comes to rights and freedoms if there is any pain or suffering to anyone (including ourselves) related to our exercise of a right or freedom. Rights and freedoms naturally cost us on a daily basis. They cost money, inconvenience, even life. And when women and feminish men control life beyond a certain unknowable point all our rights and freedoms will disappear into a black hole of hysterical concern for others. I feel we are approaching that point.

How do we once again accept risk enough to save our rights and freedoms and our ability to continue to grow and develop? We must re-male our society and government. How do we do that? We must re-visit the nice, but fatal nineteenth amendment to the Constitution that erroneously gave women an absolutely equal place in life in all things by force. We must not eliminate the female vote, but we must decrease its value with respect to the male vote. I suggest a female vote should not be greater that somewhere between .75 and .85 of a male vote in order to bring enough respect for risk back into our society. Unless we do this we can expect to continue our descent into fear, mediocrity and failure as a nation.

about a year ago
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Private Business Will Not Open the Space Frontier

Sqreater Re:An immoral, even psychopathic goal (580 comments)

The deliberate and intentional causing of suffering to other human beings is immoral. And we are talking about life, not elements.

about a year ago
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Private Business Will Not Open the Space Frontier

Sqreater An immoral, even psychopathic goal (580 comments)

Attempts to "colonize" space are immoral and even psychopathic because they attempt to bring into existence (be born) human beings separated from the Earth regardless of the misery and suffering that would cause. We are not merely living on the Earth; we ARE the Earth. Four billion years of evolution have accomodated us to no other place in the universe. We are NOT Mars; we are NOT the Moon. We are the Earth and the Earth only. To use terms of colonization and movement created on the Earth for movement and resource utilization on the Earth that do not apply to space is to be intellectually dishonest because it refuses to acknowledge the glaring differences between the Earth and space and the planets. A colony is the expansion into unused resources of land, water, air, plant, mineral, and animal life. None of these things exist on Mars or the Moon. Thus, no colony is possible there. There isn't even a magnetosphere to protect people from the harmful effects of the Sun 's energetic particles that bathe them. Delusional attempts to "colonize" space are doomed to failure and because they deliberately attempt to harm masses of human "colonists" comprise a crime against humanity and a civil tort toward those deprived of their genetic legacy: the ability to live easily on the Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson an others should stop supporting space for humans from childish enthusiasm and personal need. It is extremely immoral.

about a year ago
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US Air Force Reporting Pilot Shortage

Sqreater Suicidally changing military (270 comments)

There's a lot of solid thinking about why this is happening, but let me point out that in the new gynocentrified military environment any position that stinks of too much testosterone is slated for elimination. If a pregnant young breeding age female cannot now do a military job it must be altered or done away with. The new feminish generals (generals who take on the female agenda and worldview to attain and retain their jobs) must strive to make it possible for an eight-months-pregnant female to "fly combat" from a plush chair in an airconditioned room thousands of miles from danger while drinking a Starbucks coffee and scarfing down bon bons. Never underestimate the power of the nineteenth amendment to destroy this country's ability to pursue and retain excellence in any area, including national defense.

1 year,2 days
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Ask Slashdot: Permanent Preservation of Human Knowledge?

Sqreater What knowledge would you NOT pass on? (277 comments)

What knowledge would you consider to be "not helpful" for future recovering populations? What would you delete from the human record of "achievement?" What would you censor? Political systems? Scientific knowledge? Technical designs? H.G. Wells "Time Machine" -- what book did he take back?

1 year,21 days
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Proposed Rule Would Drastically Restrict Chimp Research

Sqreater Re:Evolution of the Group (134 comments)

I feel that in less than 100 years animals, especially the apes, will have representatives in the legislatures of the developed world who will have voiting rights on behalf of their animal constituents.

about a year ago
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Proposed Rule Would Drastically Restrict Chimp Research

Sqreater Evolution of the Group (134 comments)

History is a constant expansion of the group definition in size and abstraction. It seems to satisfy some innate group definition and protection part of the evolved human motivation array.

about a year ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Sqreater Gynocentrism (737 comments)

Just another example of the assault across all subject areas on the legitimacy of maleness. Gaming is essentially childish. So why is making it "adult" and "professional" somehow a desireable goal? So large percentages of women buy games. What percentage of games are written by women? What percentage of SUCCESSFUL games are written by women? Which gender created the subject area in the first place? Who owns and mans the main players? Can't people see the pernicious effects of gynocentrifying our society, of elevating the female need, want, to paramount importance, to the standard by which all is measured? The destruction of maleness and male aggressive creativity does not serve us, women included.

about a year ago
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SendGrid Fires Employee After Firestorm Over Inappropriate Jokes

Sqreater The terrorism of Gynocentrism (1145 comments)

I warn you, it can only get worse. Maleness is being redefined as pathological. The geek culture of males is no longer acceptible to females now that they are being forced into its ranks. Even the IEEE is thinking in terms of quotas. I saw an article on a woman engineer's dolls in a spectrum issue. Pathetic. The level of male aggressive creativity that has made us the technological driving force of the world will slow and stall finally under the onslaught of gynocentric special treatment and the forced imposition of female-friendly environments. Only males showing the proper genuflecting attitude toward females will be allowed into tech eventually, just as in the military now. You've been warned. How do you fight back and keep the male spirit alive? Exclude them deliberately from every private area of tech life that it is still legal to do so. Private, side meetings at tech conferences. Encryption to baffle the gynopolice. I'm not kidding. It is coming. It is here.

about a year ago
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Did Large Eyes Lead To Neanderthals' Demise?

Sqreater Huh? (139 comments)

If nature needed more neaderthal brain area, she would have created it. Big eyes are meaningless as a reason for the extinction of the species.

about a year ago
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Why Trolls Win With Toxic Comments

Sqreater Sounds innocuous, but it isn't (298 comments)

Feminish boo-boo kissing is destroying our rights and freedoms. Hidden between the lines in this kind of piece is the implied idea that we have to modify a first amendment right because it hurts someone or something. This is how the argument to destroy a right starts, whether it is the second amendment to keep and bear arms, or the first amendment to guarantee free speech - even free speech we don't agree with. No right is supposed to have a cost appended to it today.

The nineteenth amendment gave women the equal right to vote and instantly caused a massive pandering to female sensibilities. Gynocentrism in the USA was delayed by the economic depression and various wars, but it was inevitable once the country stabilized. Slow to start due to historical inertia, it is now in full flower and massively destructive to the main thing that has created and supported our rights and the advance and power of our country: male sensibilities, viewpoints and attitudes. Our political forefathers were male. They created the most successful form of government and body of rights ever created, but I fear neither of these things can stand before the feminish sensibilites that are more and more controlling of our society and government.

Oh, and by the way, watch for manditory driving helments and kevlar driving suits. The super feminish government we are developing is going to protect us from ourselves in all things wether we like it or not. Mommy knows best.

about a year ago
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Nuclear Arms Cuts, Supported By 56% of Americans, Would Make the World Safer

Sqreater Mutually assured destruction (615 comments)

Many wars take place because of a mistaken consideration of relative military strength. There is a level of deterrence that even a megalomaniac cannot ignore. And while a rational man can be deterred by even one nuclear weapon, we cannot know at any particular time what level of deterrence will be necessary for a particular irrational man or govenment. I believe we are getting uncomfortably close to a level that will not deter a mad regime like North Korea. Well meaning people can kill you too.

about a year ago
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For Jane's, Gustav Weißkopf's 1901 Liftoff Displaces Wright Bros.

Sqreater I read the link of the "detailed analysis" (267 comments)

I'm not convinced. If the flight had been powered, the photos would not merely have been on the wall among many others, with no place of special interest. This argues that they indicate nothing special and that they show kites. Also, the description at the end of the article that mentions the sound of the wings flapping indicates the "flight" was that of a kite. He doesn't mention the obvious: the sound of an engine and what would have been the wap wap wap of a large slowly moving propeller or propellers. Mention chestnut trees, but not the most important part of powered flight, the powerplant. And as for the photo of an "engine," I believe it is an engine. What we have in this series of photos is a premature display of what Whitehead wanted to do in the future, that is, put THIS ENGINE into THIS KITE and produce POWERED FLIGHT! So, why would "journalists" (read men selling newspapers for a living) exaggerate what had actually happened? What did they have to gain? Newspaper sales. People buy newspapers to read about the extraordinary event, not just another kite flight. Been there, done that.

Using my massive human-powered image analysis program I came to the conclusion that there is a crowd in front of that image of a flying kite - a crowd complete with old-timey women's hats and men's bowlers - and if there had been a gasoline engine going and a propeller wapping I doubt they would have been that close.

Jane's is just bored and decided to engage in revising history (to sell.....).

about a year ago
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Is the Era of Groundbreaking Science Over?

Sqreater No (470 comments)

Because the education system is now efficiently set up to weed out an Einstein long before he could ever get to theorizing.

about a year and a half ago

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