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Samsung Amps Up Its Multi-Window Android Upgrade

wolfsdaughter Re:Man, my head is reeling (229 comments)

No, it's meeting the girl of your dreams and then meeting her beautiful wife

about a year and a half ago
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Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

wolfsdaughter Re:I can't decide... (360 comments)

I have no problem with using leather, I eat meat (although I buy organic and grassfed) , I have no problems with sustenance hunting - but I do have issues with trophy hunting or sport killing.

more than 2 years ago
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Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

wolfsdaughter Re:I can't decide... (360 comments)

And how do you think having someone do that to your body after you're dead would affect other people?

(Yes I think what happens for funerals is completely different. I think funerals are for the living not for the dead - it's a time set aside for people to come together to say goodbye.)

more than 2 years ago
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Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

wolfsdaughter Re:I can't decide... (360 comments)

Disturbing :(

Doing things like shows lack of empathy, and is I believe is disrespectful to life.

more than 2 years ago
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Backyard Brains Can Help Satisfy Your Inner Frankenstein (Video)

wolfsdaughter Re:Fundamental Disconnect (199 comments)

I wish I could mod you up.

about 2 years ago
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Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

wolfsdaughter Re:Not *totally* drug resistant (346 comments)

I definitely agree that we should do massive researching into phages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteriophage

problem is that big pharma won't do much with phages because they're naturally occurring which i think means no patents - so as soon as one has FDA approval, anyone can produce it,

I wish the government should give out grants to research phages - but big pharma would cry "unfair"

more than 2 years ago
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Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

wolfsdaughter Re:Not *totally* drug resistant (346 comments)

The problem isn't using antibiotics to fight bacterial infections.

The problem is incorrectly using antibiotics, much of which comes from IGNORANCE and POVERTY
1) Ignorance: lack of education on how antibiotics work, and a frightening number of people stop taking the antibiotics as soon as they start feeling better - VERY BAD IDEA!

2) Poverty: medicines are expensive, and so people who are tight on money will "share" drugs, with other people to save on costs. This goes hand in hand with ignorance about how the drugs work.

The answer to this (and many other problems) is universal education and healthcare.

more than 2 years ago
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Iranian TV Shows Downed US Drone

wolfsdaughter Corbomite solution (612 comments)

Why don't we put explosives in these things with different conditions on detonation (lack of signal for a certain amount of time, receipt of encrypted detonation signal, unauthorized opening of the drone, etc)?

more than 2 years ago
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Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

wolfsdaughter Re:Stop pussyfying our youth (493 comments)

so i guess explaining why the 'n' word is bad makes someone a racist too...

about 3 years ago
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Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

wolfsdaughter Re:Stop pussyfying our youth (493 comments)

yea, it _can_ mean a scared cat - but I don't know if that's what most people think of when they hear it.

When I was a kid, if someone was called a 'pussy' it meant that they were a boy acting like a girl, and that acting like a girl was bad. (girls were rarely called pussies)

about 3 years ago
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Slate: Amazon's Tax Stance Unfair and Unethical

wolfsdaughter Re:Collecting Sales Tax (949 comments)

Yea, it's too bad someone hasn't invented a device or method for storing and retrieving data... :P
[/sarcasm]

Each state could be help responsible for creating a table of taxes based on location (GPS, zipcode, street address, etc).
The table would be in a standard format, and could be made available from the state's website.

Each entity that wishes to do business in that state could access that table. If a particular state doesn't make that tax data available, then - the business has no responsibility to collect tax for that state.

about 3 years ago
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Paying Hacker Extortion

wolfsdaughter Re:Paying Dane-geld (412 comments)

Just a few seconds too late...

more than 3 years ago
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Paying Hacker Extortion

wolfsdaughter Danegeld by Rudyard Kipling (412 comments)

Dane-geld
(A.D. 980-1016)

IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,
        To call upon a neighbour and to say:—
“We invaded you last night—we are quite prepared to fight,
        Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
        And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
        And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
        To puff and look important and to say:—
“Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
        We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
        But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
        You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
        For fear they should succumb and go astray,
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
        You will find it better policy to says:—

“We never pay any one Dane-geld,
        No matter how trifling the cost,
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
        And the nation that plays it is lost!”

more than 3 years ago

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