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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

noblebeast Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

I have seen many *stretches* of road that are flat.
There's no reason this tech has to be installed on *all* roads *everywhere*.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

noblebeast Prediction or prescription? (475 comments)

I suspect this has less to do with prediction, and more to do with prescription. As in, they want to set up the expectations that will guide the perceptions of the public and of policymakers in regards to what is a "reasonable" amount of bandwidth to be consuming, in order to justify their ridiculous overage charges.

about 5 months ago
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Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

noblebeast Re:5D III video is inherently soft (201 comments)

The video in OP did compare the Note to the MK III RAW.

about 5 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

noblebeast "Please, No Junk Mail" (338 comments)

I have a "Please, No Junk Mail" sign on my mailbox. Works great, and it's free.

about 6 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

noblebeast Re:The new design is okay I guess (688 comments)

Expectations change. Anyone who uses Google Chrome will expect the menus to be on the right.

about 6 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

noblebeast Re:Don't care (688 comments)

If you use Firefox, you're a Mozilla customer. They're making money off you, and you're using their software.

about 6 months ago
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Why Should Game Stories Make Sense?

noblebeast The real plot problem (169 comments)

The real plot problem is that not enough effort goes into game plot development.

about 6 months ago
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Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

noblebeast Re:Drop Dropbox (448 comments)

A personal file server doesn't offer anything in the way of backup. It's also impractical for someone who doesn't have a system that runs 24/7.

about 6 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

noblebeast Re:Later Dropbox! (243 comments)

Given the choice between my data being flagged for later surveillance (MEGA service, with e2e encrypt), or being automatically harvested by by the dragnet because it's "in the clear" (Dropbox, no e2e encrypt), I think the first choice is obviously the better one.

about 7 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

noblebeast Re:Truecrypt (243 comments)

That's news to me. Thanks!

about 7 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

noblebeast Re:Later Dropbox! (243 comments)

MEGA is looking like a better alternative every day. End-to-end encryption, and 50GB(!) free storage.

about 7 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

noblebeast Re:Truecrypt (243 comments)

Doesn't that mean every change you make/new file you add requires the entire container file to be re-uploaded?

about 7 months ago
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More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

noblebeast Re:Another amazing fact (367 comments)

for at least the last several decades, they have been adusting their policy rates of pure gut instinct. ... The belief that they are using data to determine the rates is simply a myth.

Source? Otherwise, I'm calling BS.

about 7 months ago
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Your Car Will Soon Sense If You're Tired Or Not Paying Attention

noblebeast Re:Infrared Blind (178 comments)

I assume they would discover eye strain in product testing, if this is the case.

about 7 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

noblebeast Re:The original paper (529 comments)

"religion OR spirituality"

Unfortunately that result is ambiguous. By lumping them together, you can't say what's driving the effect.

Perhaps more importantly, "importance of religion" is conceptually distinct from religious belief. A person may rate religion as important because they derive meaning/pleasure from religious activities, in which case we're back to square one.

about 7 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

noblebeast Re:"Religious Activities" not Religion per se (529 comments)

It's not so much that the study it biased (it might be), as it is that it's merely a belief, not a conclusion backed by evidence.

about 7 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

noblebeast Re:"Religious Activities" not Religion per se (529 comments)

There is no evidence cited in the article suggest that religious belief is responsible for the effects. What you've quoted by Fotuhi is a belief that religious belief has those effects. Research has shown, however, that religious activities and "spirituality" have an effect. Koenig, one of the co-authors suggests that "people doing the types of things like religious people do -- socializing, doing similarly complex cognitive tasks, would have similar benefits." And that does seem to be the case, both with socializing, and with meditation (which arguably serves a function similar to prayer and/or "reading the bible").

about 7 months ago

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