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Of the following, I'd rather play ...

Valvar Re:Chess... (274 comments)

No, I actually don't.

about 5 months ago

Of the following, I'd rather play ...

Valvar Chess... (274 comments)

Is the only game on the list that I know the rules for. Am I henceforth banned from Slashdot?

about 6 months ago

US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

Valvar Re:Once upon a time in America... (253 comments)

I agree with you in principle, but not in practice. The problem is that excessive amounts of time and effort are being directed towards said tests (not only on the part of the students, but more so that of the teachers). I firmly believe that their quantity should be drastically reduced in favour of their quality.

about 7 months ago

Wireless Contraception

Valvar Where is the increased correlation with eugenics? (302 comments)

If the government wanted to control population levles, then sure, this might be a good tool. But in itself it is only a slight improvement over existing methods, making it easier to micromanage population control. If an oppressive government wants to control the population, they already have the tools to do so. I don't see what this does to change that. What it might do is make it easier to do so clandestinely *in theory*, but in practice that case seems unlikely.

about 7 months ago

Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

Valvar Seems excessive... (86 comments)

Why not just let the users do the job? Cheaper, faster and easier...

about 7 months ago

Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

Valvar Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

I guess the reason for why you aren't getting any mod points is that reality is uncomfortable. And it's surprising that not more people on here, a site where most visitors are presumably above the average intellectual level, understand how correlations work. Oh, and there is also this, somewhat simple summary which I think is fairly good at disarming the majority of the drivel that is usually heard in these debates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

about 7 months ago


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