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Man Wants to Donate His Heart Before He Dies

osomoore Re:I fail to see what is newsworthy (456 comments)

preserving one life, or preserving several. I don't suppose any of these decisions are easy, but how many people die every year due to a lack of an available organ? How many people do we keep alive for a few days, or a few hours just for the benefit of their families emotional state (which is a product of a culture we created), and in the process wreck their organs? ... We keep people alive, when they aren't able to live, and we treat the absolute maximum survivability of one individual as paramount over the reasonable survivability of many. It's an emotional allocation of resources, not an efficient one. Whether it's healthcare dollars or peoples organs, they are in truth, resources which can be, and are managed. The goal is to manage them efficiently. That needs to combine the people, and actual experts, who are removed from the emotional realities of the situation.

"Efficient" approaches to managing human life have a bad history. I fully support the right of someone to do whatever they want with their own body. But allowing "experts" who are "removed from the emotional realities" to decide life-and-death matters of myself and my family is beyond dangerous.

more than 4 years ago

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses To Split Water

osomoore I, for one, (347 comments)

welcome our new Water-Destroying Overlords.

more than 4 years ago

Disgruntled Ex-Employee Remotely Disables 100 Cars

osomoore Re:I don't understand (384 comments)

There are other methods of making payments automatically. In my case, all my payments are automated, but they are automated by pushing to those owed, not allowing them to pull.

By doing this I am not in danger of too much ever being taken out. The costs that do differ from month to month (and thus can't be automated entirely) I pay online with a few clicks every month.

There is no need to write and send checks by hand with today's technology.

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu Gets a New Visual Identity

osomoore Re:About Time (683 comments)

With its default blue bars and grassy hill default background, we call it the "Teletubby" theme. At any moment you expect to see a little guy come rolling into the screen.

more than 4 years ago

Distance, in multiples of my height, from my birthplace:

osomoore Amazingly useful options. (465 comments)

460,171... and that's assuming I can fly over the Great Lakes.

more than 4 years ago

How Infighting Hampers Innovation At Microsoft

osomoore Re:VW innovation is genuine (450 comments)

Stuttgart = Porsche
Ingolstadt = Audi

Personally, I would be a Stuttgart driver... if I had the cash.

more than 4 years ago

Dell Defect Turning 2.2GHz CPU Into 100MHz CPU?

osomoore Scours? (314 comments)

I don't mean to rub it in, but I think the word is 'scores'.

more than 5 years ago

Air Cannon Ties Pirates In Knots

osomoore Sounds Useful... To a Pirate (770 comments)

If I were a pirate, I would totally buy one of these. Disabling a ship for 45 minutes is a great way to catch and board it.

more than 5 years ago

Low-Energy Laser Etching May Replace Fruit Labels

osomoore I, for one (475 comments)

welcome our new laser-etched fruit-lords.

more than 5 years ago

How Dangerous Could a Hacked Robot Possibly Be?

osomoore Missing Tag (229 comments)

This needs the "whatcouldpossiblygowrong" tag. Just think: we'll hire a former hacker inmate to program the jail's robo-security and before you know it we'll have a new Terminator movie on our hands.

more than 5 years ago

Massive Phishing Campaign Hits Multiple Email Services

osomoore Top 20 Passwords (183 comments)

Top 20 most common passwords:
123456 - 64
123456789 - 18
alejandra - 11
111111 - 10
alberto - 9
tequiero - 9
alejandro - 9
12345678 - 9
1234567 - 8
estrella - 7
iloveyou - 7
daniel - 7
000000 - 7
roberto - 7
654321 - 6
bonita - 6
sebastian - 6
beatriz - 6
mariposa - 5
america - 5

From 2 links deep (http://www.acunetix.com/blog/websecuritynews/statistics-from-10000-leaked-hotmail-passwords/)

more than 5 years ago

AIDS Vaccine Is Partially Successful

osomoore New Vaccine prevents Card Accidents! (317 comments)

I have a new test for a vaccine that prevents car accidents! I'll inject 8,000 people with a placebo, and I'll inject my vaccine into another 8,000. There's a reasonably probability that the half with the "real" vaccine will have less car accidents, thus showing progress in my vaccine! TLDR: Vaccine trials are useless without infecting people.

more than 5 years ago

Swarms of Solar Powered Microbots On the Way

osomoore Large Market (119 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new Solar-Powered Microbot Overlords.

"Locomotion is achieved via three vibrating legs, while a fourth horizontal vibrating leg is used as a touch sensor."
I'm sure these will be successful in at least one market.

more than 5 years ago

New Species of Worms Found To Release "Bombs"

osomoore And here I thought... (104 comments)

So this is the latest update to Conficker?

more than 5 years ago

Auto Warranty Robocall Scammers Busted

osomoore Re:And the new scam de jour.... (358 comments)

Its funny, as soon as the car warranty scammers stopped calling last month, I now get robocalls for some cheapo health care ripoff. On my cell, on the do not call list. So it begins again.....

That's a scammer, that's your local Democratic representative.

Fixed that for you.

more than 5 years ago


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