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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

ormondotvos Re:Holy grey area! (159 comments)

People already can have this problem, with alcohol produced in their gut.

Being high all the time isn't possible.

about 2 months ago

Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

ormondotvos Re:Reliability? (131 comments)

Oh, dear, while I was out hiking I fell down, bruised my face, and lost my cell phone, but not my keys. I get in the car, it won't start because my face isn't "right." and I have no phone, and the car can't call out because I'm in the mountains.

about 3 months ago

Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?

ormondotvos Re:Why can't it be both? (362 comments)

Q: "Why would DC be better, or do you like having DC Power Generator every BLOCK?"

A: Solar panels.

about 4 months ago

How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

ormondotvos Re:unfiltered information will make people THINK! (1037 comments)

No, that's a fake argument. There's belief, and there's skepticism. I'd say he was a believer desperately trying to gather evidence where there is none, especially for Baptist belief.

Once again, statements about the fundamental nature of the cosmos need massive proof, and science provides none for religion.

Ethical practices are fine, and there's some weak proof that they improve life for people in groups, but we're being splintered from our groups, even as we search for new ones to join, as social animals.

Religion is group mind grope.

about 5 months ago

Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

ormondotvos Re:Assertion of the day. (161 comments)

Duty's not the word you want. You're referring to a built-in tendency to be social, because it's worked so well, in general, as a gene-protector.

But nowadays, when we know about the tendency to be social, we can always carefully evaluate its worth, and if we're willing to be a sociopathic asshole, with all its demerits, we can do so.

about 6 months ago

Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

ormondotvos Re:People with money (161 comments)

You don't know much about addiction.

about 6 months ago

Elon Musk Addresses New Jersey's Tesla Store Ban

ormondotvos Re:I want to click a button! (229 comments)

"I'm the same person I was when the loan was originated"

Maybe not...

about 6 months ago

Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

ormondotvos Re:An ode to wankery (846 comments)

Black body theory doesn't apply to systems with a differential, such as the sun being so much hotter than earth, and the atmosphere being somewhat one-way for heat transmission. Bad science.

about 8 months ago

Its Nuclear Plant Closed, Maine Town Is Full of Regret

ormondotvos Re:When is it going to happen to San Francisco? (380 comments)

“It’s more likely the disappearance of a number of businesses than it is businesses leaving California,” is what the linked article says.

But stay away if you wish. Lotsa new businesses alla time. Consolidations, too.

Somehow, the California economy just keeps barreling along.

1 year,10 hours

AT&T Rolls Out iPhone Wireless Emergency Alerts

ormondotvos Re:And AMBER alerts .... (199 comments)

Well argued, but unfortunately from the viewpoint of the abductor.

I'll keep noticing vehicle types like I always do when I'm driving (certain types like pony cars tend to dangerous behavior). As a parent, I'd appreciate such behavior more than excusing warnings as useless.

about a year ago

AT&T Rolls Out iPhone Wireless Emergency Alerts

ormondotvos Re:Very half-baked (199 comments)

I live on a fault, near the ocean. I'll take any warning I can get.

about a year ago

Japan's Radiation Disaster Toll: None Dead, None Sick

ormondotvos Re:Oil and nuclear are separate markets (319 comments)

How about some figures on the comparison between the harms of coal mining and uranium mining, or what you're really afraid of, harms/KWH?

Always the fearful innuendo, but this is /. where it doesn't hunt.

about a year ago

Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

ormondotvos Re:Depends on the bitrate (749 comments)

So listening to classical music is just striving for audio cred? I thought it was because the music was so good that it's classical.

about a year and a half ago

100km/h Sailboat Sets Speed Record

ormondotvos Re:Great, but... (103 comments)

They already jacked up the record. Go to the site!

about 2 years ago

Free Online Education Unwelcome In Minnesota

ormondotvos Re:Huh? (240 comments)

It's way at the end, and all told, would be about $5000 in direct payments and another twenty thou in administrative costs, plus $1500/annum fee to maintain registration.

So, if every university that participates in Coursera applied and paid, it'd be a pretty peony.

about 2 years ago

Free Online Education Unwelcome In Minnesota

ormondotvos Poisoned Minds? (240 comments)

"Unless Coursera are offering highly biased education or in some way poisoning the minds of those that take their courses the people that are opposing them are opposing the basic human right to knowledge."

Well, there went Liberty University!

about 2 years ago


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