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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

kuzb Re:Big fucking deal. (420 comments)

The point stands. These people who live life like if they do it right will live forever are in for a real shock when the reality greets them. Sure, you may live longer, but it won't be life that has any level of quality associated with it.

3 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

kuzb Big fucking deal. (420 comments)

No really - have you actually looked at how helpless and broken most people are in their late 70s to early 80s? Why would anyone want to keep going? Why would anyone want to reduce the pleasure they get out of life in their prime to allow themselves to keep living after life ceases to be worth living?

Frankly, if I could just die at age 70 before my mind turns to shit and I can't control my bodily functions I'll be happy. Living for an extra 10+ years in the shadow of what you once were is not living. It's a cruel form of torture.

3 days ago
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Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)

kuzb Re:Solution looking for a problem. (94 comments)

If I'm really that worried about people at a company potentially seeing pictures of my kids I'll set up my own server at home with an SSL connection and stream from that.

5 days ago
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How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

kuzb "ordinary" quantum optics lab (89 comments)

Because there's one on every block! 7-11 has real competition now!

5 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

kuzb Re:Wait, what? (303 comments)

I really don't get the start menu love. The search feature is actually very quick and accurate once you start using it. Perhaps I'm not like other people, but when I go to run a program I already know what I want to run so it's easier to just start typing the name of the program than it is to navigate some legendary list of programs.

5 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

kuzb Re:One word: (348 comments)

even if we were to go 100% solar tomorrow, we wouldn't have enough energy for this world. Period. The idea that we can simply just go all solar is naive to the max. We would actually be better off going 100% nuclear.

5 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

kuzb what the actual f (348 comments)

Why would I want the US to have ANYTHING to do with managing the solar system? They can't even properly manage their own pocket of earth.

5 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

kuzb Re:The language in the old west (387 comments)

open source is hardly "the frontier" anymore. It's pretty well established.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

kuzb Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (832 comments)

That's a fair statement. Perhaps I should have said something closer to "this is a direct result of the abuse of capitalism". My point being capitalism by nature encourages greed. Why? Because the primary motivator of the system is not the welfare of people, it's the welfare of the company and the people who own it.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

kuzb Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (832 comments)

You can call it whatever you want, but the reality is money flows uphill a lot faster than it flows downhill. The end result is that eventually there will be very little money at all flowing downhill. Whatever you'd like to believe, this problem is a direct result of capitalism.

One could argue that there is less capitalism now (as you've pointed out) but you need to ask why there is less capitalism. There's less of it because companies are now starting to consume each other at an increased rate. Why compete with a bunch of other companies when you can absorb them? This is the natural progression capitalism follows. Consume everything until you're the last one standing. Despite how good it was when it started, it has no choice but to end by killing that which put it on top in the first place because there is no real restraint. The safeguards that are in place are weak and ineffective and don't protect anyone except the companies the safeguards are meant to regulate.

about a week ago
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Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)

kuzb Solution looking for a problem. (94 comments)

Now that everyone has a smartphone in their pocket there doesn't seem to be a lot of need for something like this. Why would I buy another device to carry around when I already have a perfectly capable computer in my pocket?

about a week ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

kuzb Wake me when it's actually here. (395 comments)

There's a battery breakthrough every other week but they never seem to make it in to anything. There are so many parallels between science reporting on batteries and science reporting on cancer in terms of over-hype and fact misrepresentation it's astonishing.

about a week ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

kuzb What killed it? (320 comments)

Simple. They made shit and kids didn't want to watch it. They butchered shows so badly and made so many rules that it was impossible to make anything other than shit.

about two weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

kuzb Re:hum (907 comments)

Absolutely nothing's wrong with that. Except in some cases an old car can incur huge expenses - particularly in areas that have air quality inspections.

about a month ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

kuzb How does this differ... (907 comments)

...from having your car repoed? Don't incur the debt if you can't afford the payments. Or talk to your lender if you need a few days extension. The real issue here is that too many people ignore the payment request instead of using communication to come to an equitable agreement.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

kuzb Ok. (96 comments)

What an arrogant start to a summary. People who need to go out of their way to seem smarter usually aren't.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

kuzb Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Watching under the dome wouldn't be a reward, it would be a punishment.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

kuzb Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

So you think the way to get people to drive EVs is to take more money away from them so it's harder to buy an electric vehicle?

Are you stupid?

about a month ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

kuzb Apple lying in marketing? (425 comments)

That's not news, that's just par for the course.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

kuzb Re:The Minecraft OS (330 comments)

Microsoft Bob, creeper edition.

about a month ago

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