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The World Is Not Falling Apart

scourfish The good outweights the bad (196 comments)

The big thing that is worse, I think, is economic inequality, and I do think that is something that needs to be worked on. However, the world has less racism, less homophobia, better medicine, cheap and fast global communications, inexpensive computing devices that can perform amazing computations, and put the shoe phone from "Get Smart" to shame,. Not to mention that violent crime and rape are at their lowest level since the 70's. The world is an awesome place now.

yesterday
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

scourfish Re:Out with the old... or not? (295 comments)

The existing taxi system is based on crony protectionism via government regulation. I would love to see it go just for that reason.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

scourfish Baseball parents (222 comments)

You know those crazy parents that make their kids go to baseball camps, practice several hours a week, and try to talk over the teams coach. Yeah, this guy is that kind of parent.

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

scourfish Let the kid decide her own interests (584 comments)

To do otherwise would be controlling.
Furthermore, there is nothing wrong, morally, or socially, with a little girl wanting to be a princess.

about three weeks ago
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The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job

scourfish Re:How is that supposed to work? (131 comments)

That's the dark nature of capitalism. If your job becomes redundant, you have to evolve or find another line of work.

about 3 months ago
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White House Names Google's Megan Smith As CTO

scourfish Re:Sorry, she is not worthy of the title (75 comments)

I work as a computer engineer, and some of the software and hardware design people got mechanical engineering degrees a long time ago, but migrated to the CE side of things and do excellent work.

about 4 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

scourfish Re:Stupid is as stupid does (1262 comments)

The death threats are not part of any sort of video game related fantasy. That is simply someone on the internet behaving immaturely.

about 4 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

scourfish Re:Stupid is as stupid does (1262 comments)

Fantasies, even "Power Fantasies" are perfectly fine for a person to have because most people can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

about 4 months ago
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Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064?

scourfish Okay, okay (121 comments)

So, say I put my brain in a robot body and there's a war. Robots versus humans. What side am I on?

about 7 months ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

scourfish Re:Ability to design and write software... (581 comments)

The "cake" referred to in "let them eat cake" quote means the crust at the bottom of a cauldron.

about 8 months ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

scourfish We've seen what prohibition does (376 comments)

How many innocent people will have to die in turf wars over the distribution of black-market margarine?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

scourfish I left my last job with short notice (892 comments)

The boss was a controlling, emotionally abusive asshole who made the workplace a nepotism-filled hellhole and his children were sniveling prima donnas, I left less than a week notice and got a job that paid better and was less hostile. This was in white-collar land, and quitting abruptly will not affect my job prospects at all.

about a year ago
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Iceman Had Bad Teeth

scourfish Re:Paleo diet (130 comments)

5,300 years ago would have been the neolithic period, so technically, a neolithic diet gave this guy terrible teeth.

about a year and a half ago
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Texas Rangers Use Internet To Breathe New Life Into Cold Case Homicides

scourfish Why are they doing this? (73 comments)

They're taking the time to investigate homicides?! If they had focused on what they were SUPPOSED TO be doing, maybe they wouldn't have done so poorly in the 2012 season.

about 2 years ago
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Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People This Year

scourfish What I interpret this data to mean is (205 comments)

that if you are in an age range in which the flu vaccine is more effective, it is your civic duty to get one so you lower your chances of passing the flu onto those with which vaccines are less effective.

about 2 years ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

scourfish I'm calling bullshit on thea religious part (851 comments)

Did this lady have zero vaccines taken at all? If she has been had zero vaccinations, then she would be justifiably be fired. Did she only refuse the flu vaccine? If she only refused the flu vaccine and took other vaccines, then the religious argument is a cop out.

about 2 years ago
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3D Printer Round-Up: Cube 3D, Up! Mini, and Solidoodle

scourfish The Solidoodle's cartridge bothers me (91 comments)

I was wondering how a company was going to try to lock people down from buying their own spools of abs plastic.

about 2 years ago

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