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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

darthdavid pls (710 comments)

The fuck is workahol?

about 3 months ago
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First LSD Test In 40 Years Reveal Drug Helps Terminal Patients Prepare For Death

darthdavid Re:same as booze being illegal in saudi arabia (221 comments)

Can you cite some studies for this supposed fact of yours? I've done quite a lot of research into these sorts of things and not once have I heard anything about LSD causing brain damage.

about 7 months ago
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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

darthdavid Re:My New Car (116 comments)

Except your analogy is dumb. This isn't buying a new car, this is more like getting invited down to the factory to try out a prototype of a new model they're still in the process of designing.

I mean gee, you'd almost think that this was an unfinished OS running on a Tablet that wasn't specifically designed to run it or something...

about a year ago
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Charge Your Mobile Device With Fire

darthdavid 40k (126 comments)

Did anyone else immediately think of LasGuns from 40k?

about a year ago
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The Pirate Bay Launches Browser To Evade ISP Blockades

darthdavid Re:As always... (118 comments)

Actually cats, like most predators, fail to catch their prey way more than they succeed. That is to say, the mouse usually escapes.

about a year ago
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San Jose State Suspends Collaboration With Udacity

darthdavid Re:Graduation rates (116 comments)

Edison was great at stealing other people's work but mediocre at best when it came to actually inventing things himself. Filtering out that parasite could hardly be called a bad thing...

about a year ago
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America's First Eco-City: Doomed From the Start

darthdavid Re:In otherwords (258 comments)

I don't know the details on this Catholic town trying to ban porn and condoms but honestly I can see arguments either way for whether or not that sort of law/ordinance should be legal to make. On the one hand, this is a planned community with a specific purpose so it only makes sense that that should (within reason) be able to set up any sort of laws they want. If you don't like it, don't move there. On the other hand, letting towns make these sorts of rules could set a bad precedent. What happens if that sort of law gets passed in a much larger town that grew up organically (and thus is full of people who are already established there and didn't sign up to live according to the rules of some group they have no affiliation with?).

Honestly, I don't much care for these sorts of special interest communities anyway. Isolating yourself from society so you can live in your own little echo chamber and never have to hear someone who disagrees with you rarely ends well.

about a year ago
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Canon DSLR Hack Allows It To Shoot RAW Video

darthdavid Re:im confused here (171 comments)

Ego Overpowers Caution?

about a year ago
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Mars One Has 78,000 Applicants

darthdavid Registration fee (355 comments)

I signed up for the news letter and was planning on applying but they want 38 fucking dollars as a registration fee. Screw that. If I actually thought this was gonna go anywhere I'd gladly pay it. If it was 5 bucks or so I'd gladly pay it just on a lark even thinking as I do that this will probably amount to nothing. 40 bucks just to apply for something that will probably fail and that I probably won't get picked for even if it does succeed? Fuck that noise!

about a year ago
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Oslo Needs Your Garbage

darthdavid Re:Nothing new (202 comments)

Just because you don't need AC doesn't mean it's not nice to have, especially if you're not burning a bunch of electricity to get it.

about a year ago
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Oslo Needs Your Garbage

darthdavid Re:Nothing new (202 comments)

Paradoxically you can actually run an aircon off waste heat using an absorption cooler so central heat (or steam depending on how the plant is set up) can be just as useful in summer as in winter. A lot of places in NYC are air-conditioned this way actually...

about a year ago
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We Didn't Need Google's Schmidt To Tell Us Android and Chrome Wouldn't Merge

darthdavid Re:something something something HOST file (107 comments)

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

about a year and a half ago
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2012 Set Record For Most Expensive Gas In US

darthdavid Re:So, follow Denmark's example: EV's (Elec Cars) (430 comments)

It's not vapor. They have working examples of the tech and it's evolutionary rather than revolutionary anyway so it's not like there'd be any real doubt that it could be done even if they didn't have stations up and running already. At this point the big barriers are getting different automakers to agree to a unified standard on swappable batteries and getting cars and stations built that follow that standard. Admittedly that's not trivial, but it's hardly to the point that I'd call the concept 'vapor'.

about 2 years ago
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Cree Introduces 200 Lumen/Watt Production Power LEDs

darthdavid Re:Cooling is the issue (421 comments)

The point of bicycle lights isn't for when you're riding on the sidewalk, it's for when you're riding on the road and don't wanna get squashed by a car cause they can't see you.

about 2 years ago
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FreeBSD Project Falls Short of Year End Funding Target By Nearly 50%

darthdavid Re:Reallocate and re-prioritize. (245 comments)

Oh certainly, that can probably solve things for a year or two, depending on just how they were gonna allocate that 500k, but long term you have to remember that FreeBSD is a community project and, in the long term, sponsoring those things is part of how you make the community grow and thrive.

about 2 years ago
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Why Dissonant Music Sounds 'Wrong'

darthdavid Re:so Plato was right, then (183 comments)

Actually Gorillas have a very tiny penis for their body size (~1.5 inches long) so as far as being forcibly fucked in the ass by an animal goes they certainly wouldn't be the worst possible option there.

about 2 years ago
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US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"

darthdavid Re:imprisoned indefinitely without trial (805 comments)

Because the corporate media does such a good job reporting on all the illegal shit our military gets up to...

about 2 years ago

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