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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

sunking2 Just wait (478 comments)

A few homeless people who hang out in the NYC subways all day catch it and see how controlled it is. Total nightmare scenario, and far from unrealistic. Why bother with suicide bombers when all you have to do is get a half dozen people infected and send them on the next airplanes to who knows where with instructions to maximize exposure. They don't even need to be successful and you'll see travel restrictions that dwarf after 9/11. Just what the world economy doesn't need right now.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi

sunking2 Re:Maybe affects Boeing, not SpaceX (139 comments)

Both of them have been funding it themselves for years, as has sierra nevada. Neither will have a work stoppage, at least for the near future.

about two weeks ago
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eBay To Spin Off PayPal

sunking2 Re:lol capitalism. (76 comments)

Because being acquired makes you money? Just tossing it out there.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research

sunking2 Re:Money is fungible (54 comments)

Which is why there are accounting rules. I'm not saying it can't/isn't being done. But it isn't as simple as you lead on either. It's more about accountability to all the other people giving money for grants. Who would do it if they had no way of insuring the money they give goes to what they are giving it for.

about a month ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

sunking2 Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Whose fault is it when you have 50% of the voters and can't fill 50% of the seats? Either women don't care and are too stupid to vote themselves in. Or they are smarter vote for men because they know they are the better choice. Which is it?

about a month ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

sunking2 Re:Ask him about his opinion when he is 74 (478 comments)

While you're at it, ask the person who at 40 is an atheist what his beliefs are. I'm not saying they all convert back when looking over the abyss, but a fairly decent number do.

about 1 month ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

sunking2 Just what they want! (478 comments)

Coming from a government official this is the ultimate in government social engineering to get rid of those who are no longer contributing as much as they are taking. This is a pretty nicely veiled attempt though, will give them that.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

sunking2 Re:Who to believe? (393 comments)

Tesla is a money meth money laundering scheme. They lose money with each car sold, but it doesn't matter.

about a month ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

sunking2 Re:Maybe 40k (393 comments)

Because it has the word Giga in it so it must be able to meet the capacities needed to lower costs?

about a month ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

sunking2 No. (448 comments)

No one is going to buy your exported arms if they know you can disable them at any moment.

about a month and a half ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

sunking2 Oh please (300 comments)

The real question is why do we live in a society that thinks they need actually see this as opposed to reading. I didn't need to to go search out the video to understand the significance of what happened. I think the fact we live in a society that seems to "need" to see such is very telling. Whether you've seen it or not changes none of the facts, and in no way should influence how you feel about such matters.

about 2 months ago
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The Billion-Dollar Website

sunking2 Re:Technical People (194 comments)

Oh please. It's just another example of fleecing a government contract. This one being a no brainer to do on given it's importance.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

sunking2 Good grief (98 comments)

Is this 1988? The easiest/cheapest solution is spend a couple bucks on decent machines.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

sunking2 Wow (354 comments)

1st world problems.

about 3 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

sunking2 Re:What? (382 comments)

The Death Star proved that. Overwhelming support. Brushed under the rug. This administration is a joke.

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

sunking2 Re:Devils advocate (214 comments)

Doesn't matter if they are losing money or not. It is their product and thus have the right to determine how it is consumed. Stay in business or go under has no bearing on the rights of the copyright holder who whether you agree or not legally dictates how they want it to be consumed.

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

sunking2 Devils advocate (214 comments)

The money spent trying to stop piracy is a direct result of piracy. So you can take that money spent right off the bottom line and attribute it to piracy. The fact is people do receive a service without paying for it. All you have to do is find one person who has downloaded a movie instead of going to see it in the theaters to prove this. Let's be honest here and compare the number of people who download movies so they don't have to spend money to see it to those who download them to see if they want to spend money. We all know how that number looks.

about 3 months ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

sunking2 Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

Don't need a warrant, just permission of the owner.

about 3 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

sunking2 Re:simple fix (221 comments)

Apparently something where men and women perform differently.

about 4 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

sunking2 simple fix (221 comments)

Stop pretending video gaming is a real sport.

about 4 months ago

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