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Facebook To Put Off IPO Until Late 2012

chickenarise Re:Apocalypse how? (129 comments)

<3 <3 <3

more than 2 years ago
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Homeland Security Running NBC-Owned PSAs

chickenarise Re:The More You Know... (240 comments)

The "The More You Know..." PSAs didn't use the NBC jingle, they used a different 4 note jingle.

more than 3 years ago
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Pranksters Post Giant Windows Logo On Hamburg Apple Store

chickenarise Re:They got the colours wrong. (249 comments)

Lol, I can't believe you waste your time replying to this troglodyte. He revels in his own ignorance (as one can see in his sig) and yet you expect to reasonably debate him?

more than 3 years ago
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Activists Destroy Scientific GMO Experiment

chickenarise Re:Sounds like (1229 comments)

What the fuck are you blathering about?

If some disease finds a vulnerability in the pesticide resistance...

Spoken like a true dumbass.

more than 2 years ago
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Activists Destroy Scientific GMO Experiment

chickenarise Re:Sounds like (1229 comments)

Both, in a way...The GM corn is sterile, but it does produce pollen with terminator genes. This pollen can pollinate regular corn and cause the next generation of corn to be sterile.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Music Greece Falls To Hackers

chickenarise Re:people are stealing user info (303 comments)

You always happen upon the gem after you used up all your mod points. *shakes fist*

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:what can you get with bit coins? (490 comments)

Seeing as I don't even have any BTC I have nothing to be nervous about. However, all of the people who are certain that it will fail aren't impressing me. Show me that you are actively shorting BTC, and I'll be willing to give your claims some credit.

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:what can you get with bit coins? (490 comments)

The market is anyone you can find who wants to invest in BitCoins. Offer a price that is slightly above market and they will surely be willing. Once they want to cash out, buy the requisite amount of BitCoins off the market and send them to the investor. If your short worked, the market price of BitCoins went down between the time the investor sent you money and the time he cashed out. If it went up, your short failed and you will lose money, potentially quite a bit.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Causes Religious Reaction In Brains of Fans

chickenarise Re:Apple Stores (636 comments)

Apple hater detected, commence mindless meme regurgitation: Haters gonna hate. I can haz mod down now?

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:This again here. (490 comments)

Yea, nice one, haven't read this argument thirty times in this thread already. All currency is tulips, if everyone agrees that the USD is worth nothing, then by all means it is! People are placing value in BitCoins because it is an incredibly convenient currency. As a poster put it upthread a ways, it costs some people more per dollar to accept USD (through Visa/PayPal etc.) than it does to accept BitCoins and then convert those BitCoins into USD.

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:This again here. (490 comments)

I'm guessing you thought BitCoins were stupid when they were worth $.20 also. Just goes to show how good your investment was. I think I'll get my investment advice from someone who isn't a terrible investor.

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:Quantum computing (490 comments)

It certainly would, as well as a whole lot of other shit.

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:Bitcoin is stupid (490 comments)

In other words, you are going to continue shorting the "stock" that is BitCoin. Tell me, how well has that worked out for you so far? Basically, you are just butt-hurt because you were too stupid to see the value BitCoin can bring to the world (I mean come the fuck on, it's 5000 times better than PayPal and that shit had no problem taking off) and want everyone else to wallow in your misery. There's nothing undeserving about the wealth the early investors created for themselves. They saw a good thing and invested in it. BitCoin happened to gain traction and they are reaping their rewards.

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:what can you get with bit coins? (490 comments)

Stop talking and go short BitCoins right now if you think the price will fall. All of you retards that think this is "destined to fail" refuse to put your money where your mouth is and short it. It's extremely hard to believe a word any of the critics are saying about BitCoins since they didn't have the intelligence to invest in them when they were $.20, but go on to explain that the price is gonna crash "real soon now".

more than 3 years ago
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Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

chickenarise Re:The bitcoin federal reserve (490 comments)

I'll see your strawman, and raise you an ad hominem: You're an idiot. Pray tell, if you knew exactly how the situation with BitCoins would work out, why didn't you invest when they were worth very little and sell now? If you know the BitCoin market is going to crash soon, why don't you short on it? Oh right, you're an idiot.

more than 3 years ago
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Accidental Find May Lead To a Cure For Baldness

chickenarise Re:Uh, don't we maybe NEED that hormone? (404 comments)

8 month pregnant woman runs a marathon. Most likely the pregnant women would stick with the other slow pokes (aka children or 60+ yr old adults). What do you find implausible? The ability to hunt without use of weapons? You should read the book Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall if you want a good source (the book is a thrilling read also), he describes everything I'm talking about including one African tribe that still practices this method of hunting.

more than 3 years ago
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Accidental Find May Lead To a Cure For Baldness

chickenarise Re:Uh, don't we maybe NEED that hormone? (404 comments)

When did I say humans are carnivores? A nomadic party will obviously eat any fruit and vegetables they happen across, but there was a period of time when agriculture was unknown to humans. Anthropological evidence (mostly in mouth development) suggests that meat was part of our diet too, yet during our pre-agrarian years we had no tools for hunting. Given the evolutionary advantages our body provides for endurance running, a reasonable explanation as to how we hunted for our food is that we ran our prey to death. At these marathon distances, women and men do not differ significantly in performance. Furthermore, there is nothing dangerous or stressful about running prey to death as a pack. It would have been a common and simple activity that they were used to doing their entire lives. A deer cannot sustain an average speed of 6mi/hr as long as a human can, it will eventually overheat and collapse. The slowest human in the pack would still be able to outlast the deer, the fact that the fastest human in the pack could do it 30 minutes or even an hour faster makes no difference. And yes, the children did not participate in the chase, so some adults would have to lead the children at a slower pace.

more than 3 years ago
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Accidental Find May Lead To a Cure For Baldness

chickenarise Re:Uh, don't we maybe NEED that hormone? (404 comments)

For the activity I'm describing (i.e. running prey to exhaustion for 30+ miles) women and men differ negligibly in terms of performance, so there's no reason to believe women couldn't/wouldn't help with the hunt. The traits that set humans apart from the animals in terms of long distance endurance are the ability to perspire (better at cooling), our upright stature (helps with respiration since humans can take multiple breaths in a stride, whereas quadrupeds are limited to one breath per stride since their strides facilitate the expansion and contraction of their diaphragm), and superior foot engineering (simply more efficient at its job than other feet). If the whole nomadic party is capable of helping with the hunt the obvious strategy is to set up camp after the hunt is complete without having to go anywhere.

more than 3 years ago
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Accidental Find May Lead To a Cure For Baldness

chickenarise Re:Uh, don't we maybe NEED that hormone? (404 comments)

MMmmm, no. Humans did not carry the spoils of hunting back to camp until much later when we invented tools and such. Instead, the whole party would go out hunting together, literally exhausting their prey to death by chasing and tracking. This includes pregnant women. The human body is highly evolved for endurance running. Furthermore, running is not stressful, it is a stress reliever.

more than 3 years ago

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