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Scientists Say the Future Looks Bleak For Our Bones

nitehawk214 Re: Lazy farmer (104 comments)

Actually here are the real numbers. GP is pretty close, though.

It lumps all accidents together, I couldn't find a breakdown of them. But I am willing to be that car accidents are the vast majority of them.

1. Accidents (over 37% of all deaths in this range)
2. Suicide
3. Homicide
4. Cancer
5. Heart Disease
(HIV is #6 for the 25-34 group)

Cancer and Heart Disease are #1 and #2 overall. Those will tend to get almost everyone in the end. If you manage not to die young.

Now, comparing with the 2002 data, a large drop in accident deaths in the 15-24 group, while 25-34 group went up. The total for both groups is lower, though. I am going to go out on a limb here and say this is due to cars getting safer, and not teenagers getting smarter. :)

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Scientists Say the Future Looks Bleak For Our Bones

nitehawk214 Re: Lazy farmer (104 comments)

This would only work if everyone was constantly subjected to whiplash. The vast majority of people will never experience head trauma. And in increasingly lower numbers as cars get safer. In the 10,000 or so years for natural selection to show up, it will make no difference.

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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

nitehawk214 Re:UK vs Free Speech (333 comments)

Well it is a monarchy, so... maybe it was intentional?

yesterday
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Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

nitehawk214 Re:Motive (264 comments)

Kim had the motive. If it is war he wants it is war he gets. We'll give worse than we get.

I did not realize you had your own army.

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Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

nitehawk214 Re:Alternatives (82 comments)

But it doesn't currently work that way. Who is going to pay the billions of dollars it would take to deploy network hardware on the pole like you suggest?

I am all for competition, but there has to be a sane way to do it.

2 days ago
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Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

nitehawk214 Trust Bank (260 comments)

I mean, if there was ever a bank not to trust... it's the one with Trust in their name.

2 days ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

nitehawk214 Re:It looks like a friggin video game. (337 comments)

HFR did not make a difference to me, but if they are spending so much money on the films why do the CG physics still look like the thing was shot on the moon. And of course Legolas was the worst physics modeling yet again. Everyone in the theater burst out laughing at a certain part of the movie due to it.

2 days ago
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The Magic of Pallets

nitehawk214 Re:could still use improvement (248 comments)

Plastic wrap. You can stack pallets obscenely high as long as you hit it with enough plastic wrap. High enough to hit the top of the shipping container or truck, at least.

4 days ago
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The Magic of Pallets

nitehawk214 Re:4 Days? (248 comments)

Well the calculation would assume they were not using a motorized pallet jack, since it was comparing the 1920s

But even then, it depends on how heavy the pallets are.

4 days ago
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The Magic of Pallets

nitehawk214 Re:Like many inventions ... (248 comments)

Interesting. I bet you also needed to employ some interesting storage techniques because of the cramped quarters.

Reminds me of this scene.

4 days ago
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The Magic of Pallets

nitehawk214 Re:Like many inventions ... (248 comments)

You need some standardization. Trucks and train cars need to be a certain width for the pallets to fit. Forklifts and pallet jacks need to be somewhat standard to fit the pallets.

Granted it doesn't have to be terribly precise, but there has to be some kind of coordination.

It reminds me of that old joke about why the Space Shuttle (and now SLS) design is influenced by the width of a horses ass.

4 days ago
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The Magic of Pallets

nitehawk214 Re:Pallets (248 comments)

Interestingly enough the article mentions iGPS. I saw a good number of their pallets (they have branding on them) at Costco the other day.

4 days ago
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The Magic of Pallets

nitehawk214 Pallets (248 comments)

While am no fan of Hugh Pickens, I do love pallets and logistics in general, and like this article.

As my dad is a truck driver, as a kid I would go with him on trips and see the inner workings of the industry that literally keeps the country rolling. Most trucks would take on empty pallets in exchange for full ones they offloaded. But the trucks did not always go back to the same location that they made the pickup at. I asked him once what happens to all the extra pallets that end up at the receiving end? He told me that eventually some truck would come by and pick the old pallets all up to try to load balance. The pallet truck was always this old beat up truck that looked like it was on the verge of dying.

But I asked him where new pallets come from, and he just smiled and said "obviously it is the pallet fairys."

As an adult I once saw a truck filled with brand new wooden pallets while driving on the highway. Even the truck looked brand new.

But now with the hard plastic GPS tracking pallets, I can imagine that the pallets themselves have some value and have to be tracked even when empty. Lucky for them they have GPS, I suppose.

4 days ago
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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

nitehawk214 Re:Not seeing the issue here (204 comments)

You stramanned first. (Is it ok if I verb that noun?)

What I was trying to say is that police powers are not arbitrary. So there is no point in asking if a citizen could go and do things a officer could not. To address the original point that "My liberty should ALWAYS exceed the police's" that was made earlier in the thread: There are lots of things an officer can do that citizens can not, and thus they should be held to a higher standard.

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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

nitehawk214 Re:Not seeing the issue here (204 comments)

The police do not have this liberty either. They are not permitted to drive around and arresting anyone they please.

4 days ago
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Bitcoin Exec To Spend Two Years Behind Bars For Silk Road Transactions

nitehawk214 So how does this work? (69 comments)

Does this mean anyone that deals in bitcoins in any way can now be sent to jail for drug trafficing?

4 days ago
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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

nitehawk214 Re:Make it easier to hire people? (621 comments)

Exactly. Automation has allowed us to have a 40 hour work week and modern luxuries that people could not dream of 20 years ago, much less at the beginning of the industrial revolution.. A potential result of this might be that consumer goods for basic living will become so cheap that the average person will only need to work 20 or 10 hours a week.

5 days ago
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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

nitehawk214 It has happened before. (621 comments)

America will become a wasteland... just like it did when we sent most of our manufacturing jobs to China.

Wait, that did not happen? Sure, things are more unstable now, but it wasn't the end of history.

5 days ago

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