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Apple Announces iPhone 4

sbeckstead Re:Competition is a good thing (1184 comments)

Odd, I don't remember this in my optics classes. But ya never know it could be sort of correct.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Announces iPhone 4

sbeckstead Re:Gizmodo (1184 comments)

Except that I don't think they are the same, and I'd like to see your sources please.

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

I'm ashamed of the fact that Rush Limbaugh is of the same species as me.

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

Agreed. It's why I won't buy Brazil raised beef products. I bet that sugar beets are grown in a slightly better configuration though as they do yield at least twice the sugar per acre and don't require burning the fields to harvest them.

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

Yes, I see your point. Since you are only 6 years older than me I guess that means that it's our generation who started to care. But I don't see it coming from our generation now. Half of those neocon morons are ours.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

sbeckstead Re:More to this story? (716 comments)

"general purpose" may be the key there.

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

However, I find that I may be a bit premature in my thinking. Rat park did indeed seem to prove the opposite. However, the jury is still out on that one.

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

But they will if they can find it. There is nothing a rat will do in captivity that he wouldn't do in the wild if given a chance. The chances just don't happen in the wild. Hell we push that button in our own natural habitat, what makes you think a rat has any better impulse control out of captivity?

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

Please explain how deforestation, global warming and pollution are not shit that happens. They all happen with or without us to make them happen, deforestation, and pollution are usually the results of a volcanic explosion, but can also be the results of an asteroid strike. Global warming has happened many times before men had any hand in it. If it hadn't we wouldn't be here. We may contribute to any of the disasters you name as "made to happen" but we also are a force of nature, in other words we are shit that keeps happening. Don't forget that a beaver builds a dam for a beavers purposes, we build dams for our purposes which one is not natural?

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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

Brazil grown sugar beets actually. But it is chemically identical with cane sugar.

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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

What have "men" got to do with it...

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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:In other words (604 comments)

I don't see how your reference to history refutes in any way his statement that baby boomers parents heavily exploited nature. Maybe you don't consider grandparents parents? Granted they were not solely responsible for it but hey they did do a good job. And yeah they were my parents too in a broad sense of the word parent.

more than 4 years ago
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'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

sbeckstead Re:Mod parent up (604 comments)

Simple he didn't say where his bathroom was and that will surely draw insects, bingo bat guano. Come on people use a little imagination, I want to know what he burnt in the smelter.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

sbeckstead Re:More to this story? (716 comments)

Except that what you claim hasn't happened. You really want the wild wild west do you, hard to make money that way. Sadly the wild wild west is full of people that won't actually buy anything. And once one of them has bought it you won't sell very many after that because they gave it to everybody else that even had a mild interest in it. Yeah the wild wild west works really well for some people, but which ones? It's more of a crap shoot than Apple actually. Spare us the crap about piracy actually helping because we've heard it all, hell I've rationalized it myself so many times it's gotten a bit cliche'

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

sbeckstead Re:More to this story? (716 comments)

Wow, your blaze of insight is simply amazing. So Captain obvious, what's next?

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

sbeckstead Re:It's time. (716 comments)

No, No you really don't.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Surpasses Microsoft In Market Capitalization

sbeckstead Re:Bubble (557 comments)

Your math skills intrigue me. Run that one by me again?

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A Genetically Engineered Fly That Can Smell Light

sbeckstead Re:So Fricken Laser Guided.... (111 comments)

The laser's source is largely invisible, while the reflected light from the surface of a person's skin has been tinged to a slightly different wavelength and made less coherent, this is the wavelength you tune the fly to.

more than 4 years ago

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sbeckstead sbeckstead writes  |  more than 4 years ago I find it amusing that several posts I thought were funny were modded insightful. But the funny ones were correctly modded. Of course there are many more that I thought were hilarious that were ignored, but no accounting for taste I guess.

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