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Boston Dynamics Wildcat Can Gallop — No Strings Attached

acidfast7 bound by natural selection... (257 comments)

great to recreate a horse ... but engineering is NOT bound by natural selection ... why not innovate? perhaps it's a fundamental issue with how engineers think?

about a year ago
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Russian Government Takes Over Country's 289-year Old Scientific Academy

acidfast7 As an "American" scientist working abroad ... (192 comments)

Snowden should be happy as the funding (success) rates are much better in Russia than the US. LOL at you for dragging Snowden into a science argument. Take a break from FOX "news."

about a year ago
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Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

acidfast7 Re:Japanese mental illness (770 comments)

As a person who travels a fair bit and have lived in many different countries including Japan (but now resides in Europe) ... I can assure you that it's the behaviour in the US that would get the rest of the planet thrown in the wacky shack. Please stay where you are ...

about a year ago
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Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will

acidfast7 As a microbiologist... (194 comments)

I'm very interested in hearing about the natural antibiotics. Can you please describe some general background about how you became interested in the project and what happened to the project?

about a year ago
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Grocery Delivery Lowers Carbon Dioxide Emissions Over Individual Trips

acidfast7 America-centric much? (417 comments)

I ride my bike to pick up my groceries like most sane people.

about a year ago
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Excel Error Contributes To Problems With Austerity Study

acidfast7 Austerity doesn't effect the highly educated... (476 comments)

so I find it quite comfortable in Germany. In fact, I'll probably add another academic title quite soon. I just wish that my American passport would list the titles as it can cause some confusion when traveling (Passport and Credit Cards don't always match in the computer).

about a year and a half ago
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Korea Tensions Lead To Delay Of Minuteman III Test Flight

acidfast7 Re:US = bankrupt and can't afford 3 occupations .. (256 comments)

exporting does *not* equal maintaining a presence somewhere else. it's also not a sustainable business model. i wish you the best of luck (not really)

about a year and a half ago
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Korea Tensions Lead To Delay Of Minuteman III Test Flight

acidfast7 Re:Aldrizzell? (256 comments)

I like it a lot. AJE + RT + euronews + BBCi + CNNi + N24 = reasonable approximation of both sides.

about a year and a half ago
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Korea Tensions Lead To Delay Of Minuteman III Test Flight

acidfast7 US = bankrupt and can't afford 3 occupations ... (256 comments)

It makes fiscal sense not to provoke the DPRK. the US is essentially bankrupt and can't be spending money to occupy a third country (Afghanistan, Iraq and DPRK). Personally, I'd like to see the US slide further down the economic slippery slope (hello from Germany) but it really doesn't make long-term fiscal sense ... not that it has ever stopped the US before.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Invite Hints Fiber Project Expanding To Austin

acidfast7 Re: $70/mo for TV ... (72 comments)

I get great location and public transport. You get a McMansion in the countryside ... lol ... probably in the Mid-West ... lol^2

about a year and a half ago
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Google Invite Hints Fiber Project Expanding To Austin

acidfast7 Re:$70/mo for TV ... (72 comments)

none ... it's a international company and the difference is due to open market competition. last time I checked, I had 19 options for prepaid SIM cards, which keeps the market quite competitively priced. i'm still shocked that some people tout what T-mobile offers as a prepaid SIM (technically it may be true, but holy crap are the terms awful.) i just picked up a dual SIM phone (Nokia 206) though and i'll pick up a prepaid t-mobile SIM next time I'm in the states just to have a US number for my idiotic friends that can't handle a +49 or 0049 prefix :(

about a year and a half ago
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Google Invite Hints Fiber Project Expanding To Austin

acidfast7 Re:$70/mo for TV ... (72 comments)

technically, you guys keep voting pro-corporate officials who won't reform corporate law into office, which does kinda make it a problem of the people.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Invite Hints Fiber Project Expanding To Austin

acidfast7 Re:Sports costs are the big driver of prices also (72 comments)

like I said, it's a monopoly. personally, i skip all TV expect the very basic package (€17/mo with 25 channels including international news) and just download TV shows as seasons so I can bypass the commercials. in some countries I've lived in, they show the block of adverts with a clock in the bottom corner so I know how I have to take a leak while the block of commercials is playing ... that was quite nice.

about a year and a half ago

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