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China's Coal Power Plants Mask Climate Change

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Scrubbers: A 1970s Tech Still Absent in China (464 comments)

Capitalism has never, in the history of the world, functioned without the strong support of slave (cheap) labor and resource exploitation. The concept of capital is ancient philosophy that our species needs to evolve beyond in order to survive. The alternative, of course, is simply to cull population, but again, that goes against the prime directive of capitalism as fewer sheep are available to produce goods for fewer sheep to consume thus producing profits for a few wolves. -W

more than 3 years ago

Anti-PowerPoint Party Formed In Switzerland

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Meetings (113 comments)

Yes and no. While I agree with everything you said, empirical evidence suggests that merely having PowerPoint running in a conference room lowers the collective IQ (which is only ever as high as the individual with the highest IQ) by 5-25 points.

more than 3 years ago

Bitcoin Used For the Narcotics Trade

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:It's not just Bitcoin. (535 comments)

The more we protect people from themselves, the more likely they are to stay in the gene pool and continue to breed, Idiocracy style. I'm all for rules and laws that protect people from others, but we really need to let the stupid people kill themselves off as much as possible, and restrict breeding rights. Seriously, we have plenty of people on this planet, it's time to get stingy. -W

more than 3 years ago

Lack of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Funny (309 comments)

In other words, it's the polar opposite of BSG, which featured character development in lieu of special effects. Yay.

more than 3 years ago

CDC Warns of Zombie Apocalypse

evildarkdeathclicheo Too Late (300 comments)

They already took over. They're planning to defend against an apocalypse of free thinkers, but this is mostly laughed at by the mainstream and believed to be in the realm of fiction and hyperbole. -W

more than 3 years ago

Telehack Re-Creates the Internet of 25 Years Ago

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Nostalgia never made sense to me (204 comments)

It used to be unique, and special, now it's just something that everyone does. Nerds don't like not being unique, even if some wish they could fit in. It's not so much nostalgia as it is loss of identity.

more than 3 years ago

'Jetman' Rossy Flies Above the Grand Canyon

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Don't bother with the video (90 comments)

My 11 yo daughter did, because my wife won't let her go through the radiation emitters. She cried for 2 hours. I guess your girlfriend is more used to strangers groping them. -W

more than 3 years ago

Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Why all the worry? (484 comments)

The crash is just a ruse and FUD to cover up the fact that they used super-secret teleporters to get in there and murder the guy.

more than 3 years ago

Chinese iPad Factory Staff Forced To Sign 'No Suicide' Pledge

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Ugh (537 comments)

Pardon? Capitalism has never functioned in the history of the world without slavery. True, some countries outlawed slavery, including the US, but migrant workers and outsourcing overseas filled in the gap that slavery left behind. The American economy is only broken if you disagree with the concept of slavery. No one in the US is trying to use paid employees to try and compete with a country that uses prisoners to power their economy. It is AMERICA that is using prisoners in other countries to power ITS OWN economy . . . only because it's illegal to do so within its own borders. Don't kid yourself and think that just because it doesn't happen in your own backyard that it isn't your, or your neighbors, own fault. You wouldn't be able to post on slashdot without this slave/prisoner labor. -W

more than 3 years ago

Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:I'm not sure I see the problem. (415 comments)

"Good corporate citizens" are a breed of sheep that needs to become extinct. I can't wait until we have gene-hacking. This is the first species, besides the redundant politician rodent, that needs to have their chromosomes disabled. It's a brave new world, baby! -W

more than 3 years ago

The Hobbit Filming at 48fps

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:It won't help (423 comments)

Our population needs a culling. It seems way more socially acceptable to cull the people who can't/won't buy 3D garbage then to cull the stupid people who think the shit hollywood turns out is worth seeing. -W

more than 3 years ago

Cisco Ditches Flip and $590 Million

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:Can I be the first to say... (121 comments)

It's about 1000 core routers. Granted, that's a lot, certainly more then Google adds in a year or two (they use Juniper anyway), but it's not a LOT or even a hard number to imagine. I'm not sure what Cisco's margins are though, so while it's list price for a thousand core routers, I'm sure they'll have to sell several tens of thousands to make up the half billion they blew. -W

more than 3 years ago

Forget Space Travel, It's Just a Dream

evildarkdeathclicheo Typical reaction (542 comments)

For every 1 engineer who figures out how to do something, there are 999 that like to yank their own chains by listing elaborate reasons as to why "it can't be done". It's these 999 that give the rest a bad name, and it's these 999 that are the first to get laid off and the last to get hired. It's easy to say it can't be done. Easy is boring. -W

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Named the "Most Reputable Company"

evildarkdeathclicheo Awesome: Props to the tax-evasion based BM (199 comments)

Gotta love the anarchist spirit in this one, my heart goes out to anyone who gets ethical kudos for having a business based on not paying taxes. Woot!

more than 3 years ago

Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?

evildarkdeathclicheo Who cares what the sheep think? (1486 comments)

There are billions of people on this little blue marble. If we keep pandering to the ones who don't take the effort to understand the world around them, we're no better then the homo sheepiens. -W

more than 3 years ago

Afghanistan Called First "Robotic War"

evildarkdeathclicheo Bunch of sensationalists bullshit (288 comments)

So the only "fighting robot" actually mentioned is still an X or experimental prototype. Yeah this is great informative reporting right here. Do people really watch this crap? Are these same people actually allowed to vote? Democracy is doomed, rule by the stupid masses, what a fantastic idea. -W

more than 3 years ago

Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars

evildarkdeathclicheo Price is everything . . . . unless you're Apple (716 comments)

I used to think a Kindle was an overpriced single-trick pony. Then Amazon sold it for $100 and change, now I take it everywhere, home, gym, plane. People will buy IPads because they are cool, sexy, easy to use, and useful. People don't care how much they cost. For non Apple tablets, they just have to be cheap enough for people to say, "why not", and then they will buy them. I don't understand why the other manufacturers don't "get it" yet. They can't compete at anything close to Apple's price. -W

more than 3 years ago

Flying Robot Bird Unveiled

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:What? No Feathers? (152 comments)

I've a feeling it has a lot to do with weight. Invent a light enough feather analog and a way of anchoring it with control for each feather, and you might be onto something. From the documentation on the website, "SmartBird has a total weight of around 400 grams and a wingspan of 2 metres". If you can duplicate that once you invent your lightweight feather system, you're onto something. -W

more than 3 years ago

Radioactive Water Found In Two Reactor Buildings

evildarkdeathclicheo Re:I'm fine with nuclear power. (442 comments)

We don't have a power crisis, we don't have peak food, peak oil, or peak facebook views. We have peak people. Radioactive water is a solution, not a problem. -W

more than 3 years ago

The First Plastic Computer Processor

evildarkdeathclicheo Finally! (73 comments)

Now geeks can get socially acceptable plastic surgery.

more than 3 years ago


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