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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

neoritter Re:In case of emergency (236 comments)

In case of war. Cut access to the internet and cyber attacks from enemy nations becomes harder.

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

neoritter Re:Reporting bias? (439 comments)

...clearly some people don't get the fact that "no" doesn't mean "try again later".

Popular culture certainly doesn't help this. I'm willing to bet that if you look at the rom-coms that came out in the last few years, you'd see at least half of them have a suitor continue even after the love interest has said or expressed what effectively means "no."

2 days ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

neoritter Re:I FIND THIS HIGHLY... (439 comments)

Because there is actually nothing logical about Vulcans.

2 days ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

neoritter Re:This is asinine in the extreme. (124 comments)

Can't tell if trolling...

None the less...
"The Ig Nobel Prizes are a parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year in early October for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The stated aim of the prizes is to "honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." The awards are sometimes veiled criticism (or gentle satire), but are also used to point out that even the most absurd-sounding avenues of research can yield useful knowledge."

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

neoritter Re:It's not the space, it'd the food. (313 comments)

Well I agree for the most part, in fact I said this, "the world has an efficiency and logistics problem when it comes to food production." To me waste is a combination of bad use of resources and shortcomings in the distribution of food. Hell, look at some food shelters in some states. Panera likes to give away its day old bread to local food shelters. But some states, maybe correctly, do not allow food to be redistributed if it's not packaged. So what do the food shelters do when they get Panera's bread? They throw it out, because legally they can't give it to people.

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

neoritter Re:What? (313 comments)

I think they need some sleep. They're obviously suffering from sleep deprivation.

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

neoritter Re:It's not the space, it'd the food. (313 comments)

No there's plenty of land to grow food for the current population. There is enough food created in the world to feed everyone well. The problem is there is so much waste. Tons of food goes rotten in the fields and has to be thrown out. Even more is thrown out in the trash. Your food prices remark is irrelevant. The reason food prices are up are not related demand due to faces to feed. Corn prices have been rising because of ethanol usage. The world has an efficiency and logistics problem when it comes to food production. When you consider that everyone in the world could fit inside Texas with a population density of Paris, it becomes pretty apparent.

2 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

neoritter Re:Not a problem... (313 comments)

The American Midwest is far away and hostile?

2 days ago
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Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

neoritter Re:Too Bad (102 comments)

Okay, you still haven't responded to my request. "Please tell me how inability to budget and maintain a vehicle falls into that category." I fail to see how having bad spending habits equates to being mentally or emotionally unstable

2 days ago
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

neoritter Re:The real study (182 comments)

Only the people that /.'ers don't seem to trust anymore would be able to even get close to accurately measuring such things.

2 days ago
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Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

neoritter Re:Too Bad (102 comments)

Someone who is well adjusted is "mentally and emotionally stable." Please tell me how inability to budget and maintain a vehicle falls into that category.

3 days ago
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Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

neoritter Re:Too Bad (102 comments)

Raj, can't talk to women (well at least not until last season).

Leonard, parent issues on a scale that are just weird. His mom is a robot essentially.

Do I need to even start on Sheldon?

Howard is maybe the most normal of them, maybe a pervert and crass at times; but that's not exactly abnormal behavior.

The women on the show are maybe the most well adjusted on the show. Exception is maybe Amy, but she knows what to do socially, she's just awkward. Which still fits into that oddball nerd stereotype. Bernadette is maybe the most well adjust and "normal" character on that show, with exception of maybe Penny.

3 days ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

neoritter Re:Oregon... (195 comments)

Convert energy into hydrogen what?

3 days ago
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iOS 8 Review

neoritter Re:No good for older iPhones (212 comments)

If you have Verizon or like to switch, they're supposedly giving away 6's with a two year contract if you trade in your old iPhone.

3 days ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

neoritter Re:Buridan's Principle (164 comments)

To be fair, the classical example is a donkey choosing between water and hay (starvation and dying of thirst); but even that has some real world holes in it. It seems to me that Buridan's Principle only applies when there are three options. Do A, Do B, or Do nothing. When starving you can't do nothing, the option of death prevents that from being a truly viable option. Which is incredibly unlike the train situation where the driver can easily just wait. The author of that paper imposes an artificial condition on the situation that he must do it in some span of time. But the condition is out of context and unable to be acted upon through any sort of reasoning.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

neoritter Re:Ya, but... (391 comments)

So solution isn't to give STEM degrees better courses for writing?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

neoritter Re:Ya, but... (391 comments)

Well duh. But you have to take multiple course to get a BS in Computer Science

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

neoritter Re:Dual degrees (391 comments)

Is WoW still an MMO if only ten people play it?

4 days ago

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