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Canadian Government Seeking New Net Snooping Powers

damnfuct Re:Disgusting. (77 comments)

In Soviet Canada, internet searches you?

more than 3 years ago
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PC Designer Says PC "Going the Way of the Vacuum Tube"

damnfuct Short-sighted Lies (685 comments)

This just seems like someone making a claim to (successfully) steal a headline. This is just like those that say that mobile phone games are the future of the gaming industry. As far as I am concerned, this is utter bullsh*t and is only a projection based on a short-term analysis of the data. Sure, mobile phones are the fastest growing market for games at the moment, but only because the PC market has reached saturation; this will happen with other platforms too (growth always tops out). Some operations can move off the PC platform (think email), while other operations would be horribly difficult or tedious after moving onto a new device (think extensive word processing, video editing, 3d rendering, or scientific calculation on something like a smart phone or a tablet.. *cringe*)

more than 3 years ago
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New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

damnfuct Re:It's called Kalocin. (414 comments)

Most in the US for example don't ever critically need to use penicillin for much of their lives.

And the sad thing is how often antibiotics get prescribed for whatever...

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

damnfuct Re:Look on the bright side (461 comments)

(the root of overpopulation problem)

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

damnfuct Re:Modern humans are immune from population cycles (461 comments)

To reiterate a point that needs reiterating - we spend on average 9 J worth of oil on 1 J worth of food produced. That is where it really gets ugly.

So what you're saying is we need to figure out how to eat oil directly...

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

damnfuct Re:Unsustainable growth (461 comments)

I also see that there is a lot more people than it was 100 years ago, but there is still plenty of food that is thrown away, just to not over-saturate market; or limits in how much you can produce, fined if you fail to comply. At least here in EU.

But you have to appreciate that you have a distorted world view due to where you are and were raised. Not saying that distorted is bad, it's just not the whole picture; it's like saying that the whole Earth is only land because you've never seen an ocean

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

damnfuct Re:Unsustainable growth (461 comments)

(actual facts)

you better slow down or you might make my day

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

damnfuct Re:Unsustainable growth (461 comments)

Humans aren't dumb animals.

Bad assumption ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

damnfuct Re:OK, show me how (461 comments)

(unsubstantiated claims)

Just because you say something is true does not make it so. You're going to need some heavy references if you're going to be making claims like "no resources we use are scarce." Just because it's there doesn't mean we can get at it, and just because we can get at it doesn't mean that it makes sense to do so. Most of the time, it's a matter of energy; the more you spend the more you can get at. The more places you use extra energy, the more the demand goes up; if supply stays the same (energy that is economically attainable, not some pie-in-the-sky, "it's there so we can get at it" mentality), then our market causes the price to blow up. The problem is that increasing the cost of energy increases the cost of everything due to some massive ripple effect. "Not enough fresh water? Oh we can make some from the ocean water, all we need is energy. Those crops there could put out more if we used more energy."

There is nothing wrong with anticipating problems and acting accordingly; it's ridiculous to charge into problems with closed eyes under some massive case of denial and figuring there are no problems if you just don't acknowledge them.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Sticks With Nuclear Power

damnfuct Re:Thorium anyone? (334 comments)

Unicorns were hunted to extinction in Canada, anyway.

Yeah, so? Their horns are required in the construction of the CANDU control rods. I would say this is a good trade-off.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Sticks With Nuclear Power

damnfuct Re:Obvious (334 comments)

Not to mention the fact that the UK has 15.25 times the population of Norway.

And 0.63 times the land area!

more than 3 years ago
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Research Suggests Tobacco Companies Add Weight Loss Drugs

damnfuct Re:Hmmm (281 comments)

The tumors burn more calories, adding to the total weight loss effect.

more than 3 years ago
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Research Suggests Tobacco Companies Add Weight Loss Drugs

damnfuct Re:Implicated? Yeah, and then what. (281 comments)

You shouldn't have sold your rights, without them there is no chance to survive make your time!

more than 3 years ago
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Research Suggests Tobacco Companies Add Weight Loss Drugs

damnfuct Re:Implicated? Yeah, and then what. (281 comments)

I'm gonna slowly cure a bunch of life, chop it up and roll it into laser-perforated paper, light it up and breathe that sh*t right into my lungs where it can do its worst.

more than 3 years ago
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Research Suggests Tobacco Companies Add Weight Loss Drugs

damnfuct Re:Implicated? Yeah, and then what. (281 comments)

Also, there's the whole issue that the lungs are delicate tissue. There's something that makes me a bit concerned when thinking about breathing in alpha emitters into one of the only real region where they pose a significant threat (in terms of effective dose and alpha emitters). Your skin is meant to take a pretty good pummelling, and it's quite easy to cut out whatever shouldn't be there; not with lungs, and lungs are kind of important to the whole living thing.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Prevents 23,322 Filesharing Does From Being Sued For Now

damnfuct Re:I Can Has Subject Title? (199 comments)

I imagine it as a rather large herd of female deer that have a damaged set of morals

more than 3 years ago
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The Spin of a Star Reveals Its Age

damnfuct Re:How do they know this is remotely valid? (67 comments)

If you point a telescope into deeper space you can effectively look further back in time. Maybe not the same thing as watching a single star get older, but it's better than sitting around for 6 billion years and watching paint dry. Hell, you might even be able to measure rotational period accurately enough to verify a theory.

more than 3 years ago
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Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?

damnfuct Re:Virtual Desktops (1002 comments)

And by copying I don't mean "copy/paste" but rather referencing some digital medium to do the things you are doing (should have used "referencing" instead).

more than 3 years ago

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