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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

peragrin Re:The WHO (365 comments)

I have always said I don't want to live longer. I want to age slower.
Your body changes as it ages. I want I slow down those changes

So you have 20-30 year old body until you get to 40. A 30-40 year old body until age 55. A 40-50 yer old body until age 65. A 50-70 year old body until early 70's and then drop off rapidly until you die.
You won't live any longer but you can live better and enjoy being young longer. We age oddly compared to our lifespan. Though it is recent based on medicines. The downside is that women will have an extra 15 years of cramps and potential child bearing years

8 hours ago

Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

peragrin Re: Style (111 comments)

The Russian market was also being propped up by those external investors. a closed system wouldn't have grown very big to begin with. hence why the Soviet Union couldn't keep up with the USA in military spending the USA had a world Economy and the Soviet union and the Warsaw pack, partially as not even full trade was allowed between them.

The USA didn't become a world trade powerhouse because of it's isolationist policies, but because we traded with just about anybody and sold anything including our own grandparents.

2 days ago

Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

peragrin Re:Surely (136 comments)

a drone is any camera enabled RC aircraft.

you don't need camera's on traditional RC aircraft.

2 days ago

Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

peragrin Re:Because of Apple engineering (251 comments)

Lies, likes oops. Damn android swipe autocorrect.

Typed from my nexus 7.

2 days ago

Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

peragrin Re:Because of Apple engineering (251 comments)

Actually iOS 8 uses more storage than iOS 7.

I prefer storage as the term. You store data on the 16 GB and the memory is the run time ram.
However I think the cost is the big difference. Apple lies their price points. The $699 price has been the same for how many revisions? They probably just can't get 32gb under that number.

2 days ago

Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

peragrin Re:Finally a universal binary standard (101 comments)

So what? Apps are already including modified interfaces for various resolutions.
Why not have one app and trim functionality based on screen size. So your 4" phablet gets one interface, your 7" tablet gets a slightly modified version of that. a 10" tablet and laptop gets another.

Windows 9 is supposedly going to do that. tablets will get metro, but laptops and desktops get the old. There is no reason why you can't push the metro interface all the way down to windows phone resolutions on the same device. attach an external monitor and a bluetooth keyboard and presto you have a standard desktop display.

2 days ago

Scotland Votes No To Independence

peragrin Re:Everyone loses (471 comments)

Right and who pays for all that government? The tax payers do. Smart people want government consolidation that reduces taxes not increases them.

The only good thing about more government is that they spend more time fighting over who does what which slows down everything. Yes slow governments are a good thing.

It is the big issues in the USA. We have something like 500 different sales tax rates paid to just as many different agencies all of which need funding to take our money.

Some things you want separate. Others not so much.

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

peragrin Re:Sorry (334 comments)

Not really. Install a wifi router, with a modem. I haven't tried plugging a usb modem into a usb port on a dd-wrt box with a custom config might just do it too. google search, SFW, no idea on reliability, read all fine print)

Even a macbook won't last long with now a days without care.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

peragrin Re:Dial up can still access gmail (334 comments)

True but a chrome book, is all they need. can one install a third party email client on a chrome book? I haven't looked.

Bonus it is already locked down and they can't screw things up.

My really question is this. How do they get viruses? most viruses require a constant high speed connection. without it the virus itself can't do much.

5 days ago

iOS 8 Review

peragrin Re: No good for older iPhones (216 comments)

However none of those are officially supported. You can get a warranty on a 4s with iOS 8.

5 days ago

Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

peragrin Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

right and where was windows phone, and Android before the iPhone was launched? how about full screen mobile browsers?

Sure there are lots of smart watches out there. All of them are thicker than the Apple watch and none of them thought of implementing NFC payments into the watch. Let alone the astounding watch feature of changeable watch bands.

The iPhone 6 really doesn't have any good competing pieces. However iOS still has one major feature than Android and Window phone lack. with in 3 months of a new OS launch /update 80% of all compatible devices have been upgraded. It takes android a couple of years to get to 25%. iOS is still supported on 3 year old devices. only google nexus android devices are supported any where near that long.

about a week ago

Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing?

peragrin Re:trust (85 comments)

Have you ever surfed the Net Bro?

You should be doing the Trust Ivanova, Trust yourself and shoot everyone else to begin with.

If you trust the net your data will be copied. whether you want it to be or not.

about a week ago

Micron Releases 16nm-Process SSDs With Dynamic Flash Programming

peragrin Re:Mixed units (66 comments)

yes but only if you want to see slashdot in beta.

I stay logged in in classic mode just so I never see the beta. I always know when I get logged out as slashdot looks like shit.

about a week ago

Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

peragrin Re:Not good enough (320 comments)

You are mistaken. My I devices haven't downloaded the song. Of course I don't use iCloud for music so that helps.

about a week ago

Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

peragrin Re:Not really a lie (191 comments) addresses are required for most of iCloud's services. Without iCloud loses a lot of functionality.

Guess what I don't have

about a week ago

Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

peragrin Re:Time for new terminology (628 comments)

Wouldn't the obesity in the northern hemisphere increase the tilt and wobble? That means it would be colder up north where it tilts away from the sun. Yet this is saying it is colder at the South Pole.

about a week ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

peragrin Re:911 was down for us Friday night (609 comments)

Apple may be showing a complete lack of respect for it's customers but if you are down to 50 megs of hard drive space or less you are screwed anyway. how can you download software patches?

about a week ago

Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

peragrin Re:Just Apple? (207 comments)

I went 3 years with an iPhone 3G and 3 years with an iPhone 4s. No scratches in the glass. The 3g even survived a 12 foot fall onto concrete. It landed on a corner and the glass was fine. The back had a tiny dent but the glass was fine.

I was hoping the iPhone 6 would be 5s size. I hate big phones. If you can't sit down with the phone in your pocket it is too big.

about a week ago

High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

peragrin Re:"its accuracy at detecting fingerprints is 99.9 (599 comments)

it gets better when you realize the fingerprint sensor is in millions of phones and doesn't come close to that reliability. That same sensor can be hacked in minutes too.

about a week ago


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