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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

rogoshen1 Re:Training? (101 comments)

I think living in a country with sane health care practices has colored your perception.

8 hours ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

rogoshen1 Re:What about a low-food diet? (249 comments)

show me a single nutrient (other than vitamin C) that you can't get from meat/dairy/eggs. If you're paranoid, sure toss in some green veggies -- but the idea that you can only get 'balanced' nutrition from vegetables doesn't compute.

2 days ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

rogoshen1 Re:Calories in, calories out... (249 comments)

I'd link to a wiki article on essential carbohydrates, but there isn't one. probably because they don't exist.

2 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rogoshen1 Re:We've been doing it for a long time (360 comments)

don't be retarded and pedantic. when people discuss global warming the popular thing seems to be focusing in on carbon emissions. Not methane, not any of the other more potent greenhouse gasses, just CO2.

Clearly climate scientists have models with thousands (or more?) variables -- that is not what i was referring to. It's the Al Gore types of the world, or smug prius owners.

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rogoshen1 Re:We've been doing it for a long time (360 comments)

what i don't get, is that we're taking something as fantastically fucking complex as the global climate -- and using a single variable to explain / model it. That seems mind boggling naive to me.

4 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rogoshen1 Re:We've been doing it for a long time (360 comments)

planetist! I identify as a planet-fluid life-form, and I'm now triggered. check your privilege.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

rogoshen1 Re:I just want to... (193 comments)

To counter this; I have a 2014 ford fusion, and love it.

Sync works flawlessly over bluetooth with my cheap as shit tracfone (flip phone!) The 10 minute timeout thing is your own fault, just put the car in 'accessory mode', voila! (half turn of the key)

Mine has remote start/RFID fob, so the ignition thing is a non-issue.

The one thing i truly don't like about it is the leaving the car running in park causes the horn to honk if i stray more than 5 feet from the car (IE, checking the mail.) With a keyless entry code, or the fact that the door is unlocked, makes this useless -- and there's no way to disable it.

4 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

rogoshen1 Re:Ads (301 comments)

exactly. Even Imgur, one of the sites mentioned in this article (and not exactly an obscure site) is notorious for dodgy as shit ads, including interstitial ads that redirect you to some questionable content.

4 days ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

rogoshen1 Re:What it means (219 comments)

Because Bretton-Woods never happened, right?

5 days ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

rogoshen1 Re:should be easy enough to change it back (394 comments)

doesn't Bing supply yahoo's search results now? so it is.. literally Bing -- right?

about a week ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

rogoshen1 Where has our humanity gone? (212 comments)

This poor guy was simply looking for work in order to be able to support his family back home. All he wanted was a better life.. I'm sure he's a hardworking, industrious, salt of the earth type... the type who made this country great!

Amnesty, a drivers license, and a green card folks. That's what this man needs, not a prison term.

about a week ago
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Nielsen Will Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Video

rogoshen1 Re:The point of such a service has evolved. (55 comments)

I'm just hoping the data doesn't give some jackhole activist investor like Carl Icahn leverage to blackmail Netflix into selling advertisements.

Because you know, unrecognized revenue is the same thing as a loss, and Netflix has an obligation to its shareholders to maximize profits, or something.

about a week ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

rogoshen1 Re:By the same logic (327 comments)

So where would something like a beefed up version of Watson come into play? At some point wouldn't the machine's probabilistic outlook on the situation, based on a diagnostic ability far exceeding most (if not all) doctors -- be superior to the 'gut' instinct that a well trained doctor would posses?

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

rogoshen1 Sigh. (437 comments)

I always identified as a republican.. a moderate -- but still republican.

Not anymore. :(

about a week ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

rogoshen1 Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

i think something like this would be a case of "if you build it, they will come".

about two weeks ago
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AT&T Stops Using 'Super Cookies' To Track Cellphone Data

rogoshen1 before giving ATT kudos.. (60 comments)

The pattern more than likely will be something like this:
1. get called out for bullshit, anti-consumer practice
2. Throw out PR spin about how they care about their customers, and don't do said practice
3. Finally admit to the practice, promise to stop
4. Wait a length of time until the practice becomes more 'industry standard', and the furor has died down
5. re implement under a new name

This tracking garbage is probably far too lucrative -- both to law enforcement (well they see themselves as law enforcement) and advertisers to ever really pass up.

Now that the genie is out of the bottle, it's not going back in.

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

rogoshen1 Re:the greater concern is in the definition. (316 comments)

Funny, I thought western governments loved terrorism because it's the next big 'thing' to justify the continued existence of the military industrial complex.

about two weeks ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

rogoshen1 Re:It seems like squeegeeing is the wrong approach (203 comments)

yet google can develop self driving cars.

I think we could implement AI/pattern recognition that could do it. It's more an economics question for the reasons you just listed. 26ish bucks an hour vs multi-million dollar machine, and the R&D needed to develop it..

about two weeks ago

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