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Hibernation Protein May Halt Alzheimer's

non0score Re:Memory (79 comments)

I have more trouble recalling than remembering -- most of the time, I can recall "forgotten" events if someone provides context (as in, I haven't actually forgotten them). That or maybe my brain is making shit up.

about two weeks ago
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China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall

non0score Re:this is getting old (206 comments)

Except 1) the JSF is a piece of crap that underperforms relative to the older F-22 (yes, this is a specific example). 2) If the US renegs on its debts, you'll have bigger problems that what you're saying. It'd be the US vs the rest of the world, and I'm sure the US isn't going to win that one.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

non0score Re:Death is a creative force. (273 comments)

Even if GK or Stalin were clinically immortal, they wouldn't have been invincible. In other words, when you are immortal, there is probably less incentive for you to piss off the populace enough that they'd mobilize to kill you. That and how has death prevented new malevolent dictators from arising?

Furthermore, the only thing we'd need to do to make sure rich people don't sit on their wealth is to simply institute a progressive tax system that takes a percentage of your wealth (not income) every year. (this is effectively what inflation does, except it's a flat rate and disproportionally affects the poor)

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

non0score Re:Emotional investment (273 comments)

No, it is that good people rarely rise to the top. That's because good people aren't willing to lie (as much), and the public don't like to hear truths.

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

non0score Re:Population control (273 comments)

I think one thing people like you never get is that all this research is in how to reverse aging, NOT simply keeping you alive with a progressively older physical body. When that happens, you live at the physical age of whatever your choosing (most likely 25 or so) for the foreseeable future. Which means unless you've amassed enough wealth, you still need to keep working. However, you're just as capable as when you were 25 years after you were born, if not more (due to accumulated knowledge/experience).

about three weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

non0score Re:Under US Jurisdiction? (281 comments)

While the major providers can't talk about it, not all gov't requests get served. The point is that yes, there is always that possibility that your account gets handed a request, but at least with Google services, you won't get picked up in random dragnet-style surveillance. That's difficult to claim for all the other major providers, and is precisely what Eric Schmidt is claiming.

about a month and a half ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

non0score "Competition" (101 comments)

The whole point for many people in getting the Surface Pro is its Wacom digitizer, which is where the majority of its additional cost is coming from. To compare that to the LG is just completely missing the point -- it's basically saying that capacitive pens are just as good as Wacom tech.

about 2 months ago
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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

non0score Re:No clue? (237 comments)

I don't know about the validity of your argument of spending search/ad revenue on other areas. I don't see any reason why MS Office shouldn't pay for IE. Just like I don't see why hotels can't offer me free bag service when I stay at the same hotel (since, you know, my hotel charges pay for the people that handle my bags, and I don't pay for the free bag services directly).

about 2 months ago
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Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group

non0score Re:what? (138 comments)

There's a difference between selling below market rate and selling at a loss. And that difference stems from the fact that NASA never purchased their gas at market rate to begin with. Put it another way, if selling below market rate means playing favorites, then who exactly are the favorites on Black Friday? And who exactly is losing money?

about 3 months ago
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Google To Lease and Refurbish Naval Air Base For Space Exploration

non0score Re:Google got some 'splaining to do... (89 comments)

You do know that Google owns Titan Aerospace...right? And you do also know that Google has an experimental program do deliver goods via drones, yes? I'm sure you can connect the dots between aerospace ventures and having airfields.

about 3 months ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

non0score Re:Google Beta products (173 comments)

Does "Inbox" read "Gmail" to you? Last time I checked, there's no law saying no company shall make two programs that serve similar purposes in different ways.

about 3 months ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

non0score Re:can I snooze on this feature ... (173 comments)

Do you have an INVITE? Did you even RTFS? This looks pretty opt-in to me.

about 3 months ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

non0score Re:oh fuck no ! ! ! (173 comments)

And what're they supposed to do? Set it to not improve by default? How does that even make sense? How is anyone going to discover new features?

about 3 months ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

non0score Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (839 comments)

All of your examples (i.e. privacy) only indicate "police state" to me; I don't see the "socialism" part. Or did you mean to add "adding the highway system, launching GPS, getting humans to the moon, and inventing the internet that you're posting your replies on" part as well?

about 3 months ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

non0score Re:Meh (201 comments)

So you can use your SD Card w/ EXT2/3/4 on CrOS again, I'm guessing? Like, some other use?

about 4 months ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

non0score Re:It's sad (427 comments)

Google Maps also has offline maps....

about 4 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

non0score Re:The WHO (478 comments)

Major breakthrough? I don't think you have to even go there. Given our current rate of progress in biotech/genetics research (not even counting the acceleration that happens as time goes on), we can probably get significant life extensions for healthy people already in their 40s and 50s. Heck, given that they're getting life extensions, I won't be surprised if by the time their life extensions are "up" that they would have even more.

about 4 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

non0score Re:The WHO (478 comments)

I'm sorry, but you could act a little more creative. If you have the technology to live forever, why can't you, or someone else still alive, find some way to restore your cognitive and bodily abilities to that of its prime?

about 4 months ago
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Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

non0score Re: Bad idea. (101 comments)

Yeah, and the NDK also has a target called "x86", and the OS can tell what platform it's running on. How do you think NDK apps are presently being distributed on the Play store? Not sure what your point is.

about 4 months ago
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Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

non0score Re: Bad idea. (101 comments)

You can just install it yourself (it's not a secret you can install Linux on chromebooks). It's not like chrome os can't run Linux. If the average user can't figure this out, they probably shouldn't be using Linux in the first place. They should stick to something easier like, well, chrome os.

about 4 months ago

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