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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

bluegutang Re:Not just because of liquid water (90 comments)

It's more due to the melting of the gigantic glaciers that once covered much of North America during the Ice Ages, like they now cover Greenland. The little glaciers sitting on tops of mountains, which are now melting due to global warming, have a much smaller effect.

5 days ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

bluegutang Re:Sigh (738 comments)

I think we need a new version of Godwin's Law which refers to ISIS (or the Taliban) in addition to Hitler.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

bluegutang Re:"Philosophically, this opens up an interesting (239 comments)

This, and most similar issues, can be solved with proper legal incentives. For example, a mandatory payment when someone dies which is higher than the cost of caring for a lifetime cripple.

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

bluegutang Re:Fuck people! (239 comments)

That wouldn't work either, because you forgot to set the evil bit.

about two weeks ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

bluegutang Re:Intellectually dishonest (254 comments)

Under Capitalism, man exploits man.

In Soviet Russia, it's the other way round.

FTFY

about two weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

bluegutang Re:IQ of 197? (391 comments)

-That would mean humankind could exists in it current size for another 10^11 years without finding a second one like him

He's probably lying, but this argument is weak due to the existence of black swan events.

about three weeks ago
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Clever Workaround: Visual Cryptography On Austrian Postage Stamps

bluegutang Re:Censorship not avoided (74 comments)

Do you think the DL's wikipedia page is accessible in China?

about three weeks ago
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Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

bluegutang Seriously? (109 comments)

Why not contact lenses?

about three weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

bluegutang Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

Interesting. Source?

about three weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

bluegutang Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

I repeat my question: what is the impact on humans, besides fewer fish to eat (which has already happened, by the way, due to overfishing)? And I repeat my assertion that the potential impacts of global warming are much more significant.

about three weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

bluegutang Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

CO2 causes acidification of the oceans, which is a much bigger problem than the greenhouse effect

How exactly is this true? The greenhouse effect can lead to mass flooding in coastal areas, stronger hurricanes, increased tropical diseases, and reduced harvests of staple crops around the world. Ocean acidification can lead to... what, smaller fish catches at sea? Which can be made up for by increasing fish farming?

about three weeks ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

bluegutang Only 40%? (256 comments)

I'm surprised.

about three weeks ago
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Want To Work Without Prying Eyes? Try Wearing a Body Sock

bluegutang Absolutely no visibility! (75 comments)

Great to wear if you want to mugged by a passing thug.

about three weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

bluegutang Re:Billions? (402 comments)

Well, the entire article is based off of verbatim quotes from "Aviad Dadon of Israeli cyber-security firm AdoreGroup", transcribed and translated from an interview on Israel Radio. It's not at all clear where Dadon gets his information. So, if you trust him, the article is reliable. If not, then no. The article may be correct, but it isn't exactly serious investigative journalism.

about a month ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

bluegutang Re:This naming trend has to stop (188 comments)

Absolute true, which is why the open source computer algebra project Maxima has a disastrous name. If you want to find out how to calculate something in it (which is often necessary because the documentation is bad), you can't just search for "maxima", you'll get a million unrelated things.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

bluegutang Re:Hamas Is 100 Percent of the Problem (868 comments)

How do you distinguish a "terror tunnel" from the many tunnels used to smuggle food, clothing, potable water, and basic construction materials?

A smuggling tunnel connects one Palestinian area with another Palestinian area. A terror tunnel connects a Palestinian area with an Israeli civilian population center.

about 1 month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

bluegutang Come on. (512 comments)

Did anyone actually expect to read a single interesting comment on this article?
As opposed to hundreds of angry people pushing either one political view or the other?

about a month ago

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