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Comment: I'm cycle touring in Africa (Score 1) 167

by Any Web Loco (#48425329) Attached to: Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water
I'm currently cycle touring in central Africa and while this sounds like a potentially useful addition to my water supply solution (Katadyn water filter), it would not be a replacement for it. The main reason is that at 0.5 litres an hour (max capacity) it just wouldn't produce enough water for me. Currently, in ~30C temperatures with 80%+ humidity, riding 80km+ a day, I'm getting though upwards of 6 litres each day. It's thirsty work!

Comment: How is this Interesting? (Score 0) 225

by Any Web Loco (#48054001) Attached to: Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos
It's just sexist bullshit - it's an attempt to invalidate their position by making it about whether or not they're "hot" or not. If you're going to criticise their legal action, why not do it for legitimate reasons (the merits of their case?) Why resort to sexist bullying?

Comment: Depressing (Score 2) 482

by Any Web Loco (#48053961) Attached to: Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures
Christ Slashdot is depressing these days. Any article at all that mentions how women have a shit time in the digital world and the overwhelming majority of comments disagree, and those marked Insightful or Funny are almost exclusively whines from men about how it's all the fault of women and the "SJW crowd". If you're lucky, there'll be one or two +5 Interesting comments expressing alternative view. And they're always Interesting, never Insightful - it's as if these alternative views are *news* to people. It's just depressing.

Comment: India & China (Score 1) 869

we'd have to get developing titans like India and China

This gets bandied around a lot as a "reason" not to do anything, or to do very little, about reducing human impact on the environment (Not saying that this is your point, just picking the words out). It's crap for two reasons: first, the impact of the US on the global environment far outweighs India or China's impact, now or in the foreseeable future. Secondly, and more importantly, the argument effectively says "can't fix everything so there's no use even trying." It may be that you can't fix everything, but we have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than doing nothing.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"