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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

kaatochacha Re:Alpha children wear grey (366 comments)

I remember reading that, and actually being more frightened by it than 1984. 1984 seemed a long shot, but Brave new World was frightening because it seemed plausible.

about a month ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

kaatochacha Re:What's the big deal with intelligence? (366 comments)

I'd prefer a happy kid who's satisfied with working his "dead-end job" and generally satisfied with his life, than a kid who's a real hard charging go-getter asshole.
In fact, I'm almost comfortable making the argument that we should be scanning for the asshole gene, and eliminating it.

However, society needs a few assholes to keep things moving.
Society also needs, in vastly greater quantities, happy satisfied people who aren't always pushing ambition to it's limit. Though I'm sure someone somewhere will refer to them as sheeple and downplay their importance.

about 2 months ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

kaatochacha Re:Scarier still.... (366 comments)

Thanks for that honest appraisal,
This is what scares me about when we begin mucking around with our genetic code to fish for better results: there are often unknown reasons for some of it. If people were MEANT to all be geniuses, we would have evolved that way a long time ago with it being such a huge advantage. Odds are, success in some areas means possibly shorting some other area: sociability, physical health, mental wellness, lack of imagination, etc.

about 2 months ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

kaatochacha Re:Already gone (304 comments)

I'm actually being serious here, and not trying to be a jerk. I don't know anybody who has been the victim of stalking, nor have I been.
Are there particular crowds/groups/cultures in which this is more common?

about 2 months ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

kaatochacha Re:Already gone (304 comments)

however, answer honestly, would you find it strange if someone told you: "we've been married for ten years, and never had sex"?

about 2 months ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

kaatochacha Re:Already gone (304 comments)

Wait, your vows will include sex? As in, you're at the church/court, you've written your own vows, and yours will say "Also, I demand consistent sex, plus blowjobs twice daily?"

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

kaatochacha In the news today (367 comments)

PETA is angry about [very sensible and barely arguable thing] because it [involves animals in some way].
As a result, [insert lame pun/play on words here]

about 2 months ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

kaatochacha So, essentially (580 comments)

The FBI is limiting themselves to people who have no understanding of online behavior.
It's like hiring undercover drug snitches that have no experience with illegal substances beyond TV.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

kaatochacha Re:Fristy Pawst! (475 comments)

Ignorant or simply don't believe what you believe?
I have a friend who thinks that anyone who doesn't believe George Bush is a criminal who should be executed for war crimes is "ignorant".

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

kaatochacha Re:Fristy Pawst! (475 comments)

While I generally agree with you, are you really pulling a six year old failed vice-presidential candidate out of the bag?
Also, to be pedantic, it was Flavor-Ade

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

kaatochacha Re:Fristy Pawst! (475 comments)

"He who climbs on high-horse often falls and breaks face"
-me

about 3 months ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

kaatochacha Re:Yeah So? (242 comments)

It's their attempt to be personal.

about 3 months ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

kaatochacha Re:How about protecting the public (302 comments)

The First US president did a fairly good job of it

about 3 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

kaatochacha Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

I have to laugh a bit about all the stories on CFLs being so horribly toxic. My Dad's always telling stories about how, when he was a kid, he and his brothers would play with mercury they borrowed from a school lab, cleaning pennies with it, etc. This is all barehanded, no gloves or anything.
He's currently 78 and probably twice as smart as I am.

about 3 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

kaatochacha Re:Easy fix (269 comments)

Oh god, do NOT go down this road.

Man enters car, hits ignition:
Car: By starting this car, do you agree to the EULA found on page 345 of the GM owners manual? press 1 to accept
Man (presses 1)
Car: the GM EULA has been modified on 8/9/2021 to include additional features, please press 3 now to accept and start the car
Man ( presses 3)
Car: welcome to the GM Rocket! You may start the car now!
Man ( Presses start)
Car: Hi! I'm your security Plus security system. In order to drive this car, you MUST agree to the licensing agreement found at www.securityplusnow.com/license/agreement. Press 5 to hear the agreement in full, or press 8 to agree to it now.
Man: (presses 8)
Car: thank you. (pause) Welcome to the additional hands free navigation system! please be aware that all hands free movement in this car are subject to the EULA which you must agree to before starting this car....
Man: (takes out death ray, shoots car)
Car: Thank you for uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu....

about 3 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

kaatochacha Re:So what... (269 comments)

"I'm sorry, but I'm illiterate".

about 3 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

kaatochacha Re:huh? (269 comments)

Audio is the key. You'll notice stores don't record audio usually. Audio laws are more stringent

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

kaatochacha Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Maybe, some day, we'll have incubation centers freeing women from the need to carry the burden for months. But I'm not very optimistic, given that we are yet to solve even the much simpler problem of breast-feeding.

What is this, some sort of dystopian future?
Seriously, if you're going that route, why not just eliminate children altogether and have robots.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

kaatochacha Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

I can only speak from my experience. In my company, there is one CEO (male, probably will be succeeded by a female SVP), there are two male SVPs, and 5 female SVPs. In the technology department, there are only three women, and ten men. The woman I directly work with , and has the same job level as me, makes slightly more than me with slightly more seniority.
Unless there's some insidious "but they should make more!" thing going on, then I don't see it.
Doesn't mean it's not happening, just means I don't observe it.

I will add that it's also quite common for women to go out on maternity leave for 6 months to a year. I have yet to see a male employee out when having a child for more than a few weeks. That HAS to affect pay rates/experience/ability to perform a job at some level. Not accounting for that is ignoring the elephant in the room.

about 3 months ago

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