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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

geekoid Re:Urban Fetch (106 comments)

but WHY did it collapse? was it distribution? poor messaging? slow communication?

A lot of those reason have been solved.
Sometimes people see where a technology is going, and jump to the point, forgetting the need for infrastructure to support it. Once the technology infrastructure is in place, those things become marketable.

In short, you need to eat your meat before you can have you pudding.

10 hours ago
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Artificial Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood Using Magnets

geekoid Re:How is this different from filtering? (90 comments)

Near as I can tell:
The product you link to is a extracorporeal cytokine adsorber.

With this product in the /. article, there is no excess cytokine to absorb.

10 hours ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

geekoid Re:illogical captain (855 comments)

"A good person will do good; a bad person may do good if the carrot (heaven), or stick (hell), is strong enough to deter them from acting bad"

no. A bad person will say that God wants them to do whatever bad they are doing.
It becomes an excuse.

10 hours ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

geekoid Re:illogical captain (855 comments)

Yes, public property should be devoid of all religious symbols.
I don't care if you have a manger and the words Christmas on you property.
To put it in a public space is to force a religion onto all the people.

We have Freedom of religion for a reason.

The military FORCING people to be christian and pray is a BAD thing.
There has been a big push to get more religion(Christianity) into the military.
The Mid-East used to be pretty free and open, then religious group started infecting the government, and withing a decade religion was forced onto all the people, and te countries generally stopped producing anything and became ces pools.

Remember, ISIS is claiming the are religiously oppressed because they can't make other people bent to their religion.

Religion alows the ignorant to think what they do is for God, therefore it's OK.

10 hours ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

geekoid Re:illogical captain (855 comments)

"As a mystic I have _knowledge_ by definition, aka experience."
false. Completly and utterly false. Are you simple?

"Athiest[sic] telling other people what they can and cannot know is the height of ignorance and arrogance. "
which is why we ask for proof.

"They are literally like the blind man telling those who can see color that they are delusional."
so now you are saying you have special vision no one else has? Hoe convenient.
You are simple.

11 hours ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

geekoid Re: illogical captain (855 comments)

Every religious conflict with science I have aver read about is due to people being ignorant of their own theology, and/or the history of their holy book.

Example: Bible literalists.

11 hours ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

geekoid Missing option (150 comments)

"Quickly grab a sock."

11 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:What this proves is: (454 comments)

True, but getting those details doesn't change the fact that the horse is still running.

11 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:Please See: (454 comments)

False. Climate change is climate change, global warming id global warming. Anyone who says they are the same, or that it has been changed, is either a liar, or ignorant.

Probably ignorant.
anthropomorphic global warming (AGW) is a fact.
In fact, it's so simply even you could devise a test.
1) Visible light strikes the earth Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes. Could anyone devise a test? Yes
2) Visible light has nothing for CO2 to absorb, so it pass right on through. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes. Could anyone devise a test? Yes
3) When visible light strike an object, IR is generated. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes. Could anyone devise a test? Yes
4) Green house gasses, such as CO2, absorb energy(heat) from IR. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes. Could anyone devise a test? Yes
5) Humans produce more CO2(and other green house gasses) then can be absorbed through the cycle. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes. Could anyone devise a test? Yes

Each one of those has been tested, a lot. You notice deniers don't actual address the facts of AGW? Don't have a test that shows those facts to be false?
So now you have to answer:
Why do you think trapping more energy(heat) in the lower atmosphere does not impact the climate?

That's what anthropomorphic climate change (ACC) is.

How about you actual look at the science? please.

12 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:What this proves is: (454 comments)

1. False. AGW has a set of tests and facts. Deniers refuse to accept them. These are tested and testable facts.
2. True about most thing, but frustrating when one side has fcts and the other side totlea argument in NU-UH! However this is irrelevant it happens in many field byu people who aren't the actual scienctist. No bearing on science.
3. False, again.

here:
anthropomorphic global warming (AGW) is a fact.
In fact, it's so simply even you could devise a test.
1) Visible light strikes the earth. Testable? Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes.
2) Visible light has nothing for CO2 to absorb, so it pass right on through. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes.
3) When visible light strike an object, IR is generated. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes.
4) Green house gasses, such as CO2, absorb energy(heat) from IR. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes.
5) Humans produce more CO2(and other green house gasses) then can be absorbed through the cycle. Testable? Yes. Tested? Yes.

Each one of those has been tested, a lot. You notice deniers don't actual address facts of AGW? Don't have a test that shows those fact to be false?
So now you have to answer:
Why do you think trapping more energy(heat) in the lower atmosphere does not impact the climate?

That's what anthropomorphic climate change (ACC) is: the impact of AGW on the climate.

12 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:protesting downmod (454 comments)

No, you do not need a control to draw conclusions.

What control do we use for the conclusion we have about gravity?

13 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:Warmists never bother debating anymore (454 comments)

What mystical crap?
anthropomorphic global warming (AGW) is a fact.
In fact, it's so simply even you could devise a test.
1) Visible light strikes the earth
2) Visible light has nothing for CO2 to absorb, so it pass right on through.
3) When visible light strike an object, IR is generated.
4) Green house gasses, such as CO2, absorb energy(heat) from IR
5) Humans produce more CO2(and other green house gasses) then can be absorbed through the cycle.

Each one of those has been tested, a lot. You notice deniers don't actual address facts of AGW? Don't have a test that shows those fact to be false?
So now you have to answer:
Why do you think trapping more energy(heat) in the lower atmosphere does not impact the climate?

That's what anthropomorphic climate change (ACC) is.

How about you actual look at the science?

13 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:Lots of ice! (454 comments)

It's interesting science.

I wish people would at least read the article before posting.
If I can ever invent a way so that only people who have read the article can post, I'll be rich.

13 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re:It's getting hotter still! (454 comments)

False.
Most of the laws came from Reagan(mostly just lip service) and GWB.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re: It's getting hotter still! (454 comments)

" Record Antarctic ice is proof of warming"
Please learn the difference between a thin surface on top, and overall mass.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

geekoid Re: It's getting hotter still! (454 comments)

What record accumulation? You missed the important bit:
"two dimensional area,"
It's still loosing MASS.
Please fucking learn.

yesterday

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Truck carrying Cobalt-60 found in Mexico

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 9 months ago

geekoid (135745) writes "The Truck carrying Cobalt 69 that had been stolen has been found in Mexico. The thieves opened up the containers and where exposed to the radiation. It is presumed they will die form the exposure. Mexican Authorities are currently undergoing recovery operation."
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Windows 8.1 to boot to desktop

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year ago

geekoid (135745) writes "According to the Verge, Windows 8.1 will have an option to boot directly to the desktop. In light of recent reporting about the general distaste and design flaws of windows 8 user interface, will MS's updates be dynamic enough to stop the current MS Exodus?"
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Voyager 1 may have past through the Heliopause

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Data beinr returned by the Voyager 1 indocates it ahs left the Heliopause, being the first machine ever to leave the protection of the Suns Solar winds.
Data: Energetic proton increase This is a monumental achievement for NASA, and a huge leap for all mankind. Showing once again that humans can do awe inspiring things."

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Congressmen want to remove propaganda ban

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Rep. Mark Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State have created an admendment the would remove the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987. Those acts were created to protect the people from the government propaganda. Call you representative about this today. Find them here"
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Ada Lovelace day

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Today is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_lovelace> Ada Lovelace day. "The Right Honourable the Countess of Lovelace" was a mathematician, translator, and the first computer programmer. tragically she died from bloodletting. So, today is a good opportunity to remember women's accomplishments in technology."
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SEtI Allen Array shutdown

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "On April 15th, the Allen Telescope Array was shutdown. California's panic to 'save' money mean the the NSF funding for the operations of the Array has dried up. This is just one example of research and science getting slashed. Science is the very thing that gives us the tools we use, and drives the economy; but it's one of the first things to get cut. Why aren't we angered by this? Where is the 'Science, Research, and experimentation lobby?"
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Mandatory Health care fine by founding fathers

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Most people against mandatory health care say "The Founding Fathers" would not want it, and that it's against the intent of the constitution. Not only is the 'founding fathers' claim a logical fallacy trying to gain some sense of false authority and appeal to emotion, it is also wrong. As it turns out the founding fathers actually created a mandatory health care act, and it was signed by John Adams. I suspect John Adams knew more about the constitution and it's intent then pretty much any Pseudo republican Tea Party member."
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Wikileaks shows the US is doing a pretty good job.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Wikileaks release of secret cables shows the Obama administration has a realistic view of world events, and is handling them very well.
From the article: "One thing that is helpful is that it shows that the U.S. government is basically trying to put in place good policies, that it has a good idea of what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a pretty good analysis of the situation of Russia,"

IT also shows the US is viewed fairly well in the Arab world. My favorite quote:
The silver lining really is that the U.S. doesn’t come across as a gunslinger, at least in the Middle East.
- Fariborz Ghadar, foreign policy analyst.
As an American, I'm pretty happy with the way things are actually being handled in the mid-east."

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Sony halts Walkman.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "After 30 years, Sony has pulled the plug on the Walkman. The Walkman was a portable cassette player. The first practical way to take the music you wan't where ever you go. Including shared tapes and copies of friends tapes. I had one and loved it. Even though they held less music then the Nomad, they weren't lame."
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A humorous view of the history of media piracy

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Everyone on slashdot is familiar with the media's attempt to thwart people from copying their content. Over at cracked they have a humorous article looking at the media corporations history of piracy FUD."
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Video Games designed to be addictive?

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"
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Correlation and causation, and overview

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "So many people who post on Slashdot fall in to the causation is not correlation logical fallacy. I thought an article that discuss this logical fallacy, both it's use and abuse."
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Boing Boing has posted a story anout a person who was fired about talking about a gun, and then visited by the police for making a web comic about it: Boing Boing Link The police called it a borderline "terroristic" threat. The comic in question is here : Comic"
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Apple has announced there iPhone: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ I guess it's time to say I told you so... I told you so. It has a beautiful interface, but without buttuns I'm not sure how I will be able to dial without looking. Finally, the single device with all the functionality I want at a reasonable size. The price is a little steep, but that's what they said about the iPod."

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Cool

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Even though I've been reading slashdot for quite some time, I jusr recently started poking around to see whats what.
Obviously, I found out about the Journal.

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