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Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

gmclapp Re:Also in iBooks (103 comments)

So that's why characters kept dying in Game of Thrones...

5 days ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

gmclapp Re:huh? (187 comments)

I'm only speculating, but I'd guess that people think that it would upset the current ecosystem.

Maybe "unethical" is the wrong word...again, only speculating

about a week ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

gmclapp Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (697 comments)

Hiring school security is exactly what I was proposing.

So the idea is dead because schools can't fit "Protecting our children from being dead." in the budget?

I think this conversation is dead.

about a week ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

gmclapp Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (697 comments)

I can respond to a, b and c with the same comment. Do not give them to random people. No one mentioned anything about random or untrained people.

Guns are currently in this world. Some people do terrible things with them. If the solution to protect children is to bring in an armed good guy, the armed good guy can be on premises at all times.

about a week ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

gmclapp Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (697 comments)

I wish I had mod points to mod you up. I don't understand how this solution isn't obvious. In short, the problem is that the only person with a gun is the bad guy. EVERYONE'S solution is to call in good guys with guns (cops). This article admits that a step in the right direction is to get good guys with guns to the scene faster. WHY NOT HAVE THEM ON SCHOOL GROUNDS AT ALL TIMES!?!?! It seems painfully obvious.

about two weeks ago
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Earth's Oxygen History Could Explain "Darwin's Dilemma" In Evolution

gmclapp Re:Paywall (78 comments)

Because they're generally better?

about two weeks ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

gmclapp That's one possibility (281 comments)

Another is that he's just moving on with his life...

about 5 months ago
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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

gmclapp One of the causes? (379 comments)

Maybe I'm too late commenting and this isn't going to get any attention, but I was under the impression through reading articles about the situation that wildfires worsening in California is mainly due to the fact that we suppress what would ordinarily be small routine burns that need to happen to keep forests healthy. By suppressing these, the buildup of undergrowth makes the ones we can't control much worse.

I'm not saying global warming couldn't be one of the factors contributing to worsening conditions, but I don't think it can shoulder the lion's share of the blame.

about 6 months ago
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Understanding the 2 Billion-Year-Old Natural Nuclear Reactor In W Africa

gmclapp Re:Non-Tablet-Friendly Version Please (152 comments)

That makes good sense. This is one of those things that you don't know, you didn't know it until someone tells you about it. :)

about 7 months ago
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Understanding the 2 Billion-Year-Old Natural Nuclear Reactor In W Africa

gmclapp Re:Non-Tablet-Friendly Version Please (152 comments)

TIL CTRL+INS, SHIFT+INS works the same way as CTRL+C, CTRL+V. Who knew!

about 7 months ago
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The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

gmclapp Re:What time zone is the 10:20 PM? (146 comments)

Pedantic. If you pretend to not know what "West Coast" means in the US people are going to think you're a moron.

about 7 months ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

gmclapp Re:Bicycle! And motorcycle. (163 comments)

Motorcycles are too dangerous in all areas if you're being honest with yourself. But, totally worth it. If I gotta go, I wanna go in a fiery wreck! I'm being sarcastic, but I love motorcycling.

about 7 months ago
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Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

gmclapp Re:I'm not entirely sure how it merited a patent i (408 comments)

I'd flavor your comment with this:

The term "obvious" in the patent world has been significantly watered down in recent times. Consider for example that adding an eraser to the back of a pencil was considered "obvious" and therefore, not patentable in its time.

about 8 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

gmclapp Cruel and unusual punishment (914 comments)

First, this is an incredibly evil idea. Why would we dedicate any more time and money to these people? When does inventing new forms of torture tax society more than the criminals?

Second, a good gut check for the consideration of new tools for the government is this: "How will this be abused?" I think the implications here speak for themselves.

Finally, What gives you the right to inflict these kinds of hypothetical punishment? When have you become worse than the criminal that you're punishing? This post is ethically disgusting.

about 8 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

gmclapp Re:Sure (500 comments)

Pre-WWII Jews had nothing to hide.

Pre-Red scare communist sympathizers had nothing to hide...

It must be nice to know you don't have anything to hide that might soon become taboo...

about 8 months ago
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3-D Printed Pelvis Holding Up After 3 Years

gmclapp Re:Titanium? (82 comments)

DF reference (+1)

about 9 months ago
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The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

gmclapp Re:The human body did not evolve to live on ships (267 comments)

I've found the only way to get 'good' science articles is via direct press release. And most scientists, engineers etc. heave a big sigh, throw their hands up and say: "well, they're not gonna fucking get it anyway, so why bother." I know I do.

Sometimes I pretend to be a more stereotypically introverted engineer than I am to avoid stupid conversations that revolve around sensationalized 'news' like this.

Can we do ? Yep. Will people get hurt? Yep, probably. Is it worth it? Yeah, maybe.

about 10 months ago

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