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Comment: Re:Not affecting life expectancy in a positive way (Score 2) 201

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#48980889) Attached to: Testosterone Increasingly Being Used To Fight Aging In Men
While this might seem like it reduces aging, US is 45th or 46th in life expectancy globally. Other countries are not using these treatments, and men live an extra 10-12 years in some of them
Ugg, So much wrong info. 1st US is 36th in life expectancy, 2nd our neighbors to the north, Canada lives 2.7 years longer and they're #11. So as you can see there's a not really a difference in living 3 more years yet those 3 years span 25 other countries. Taking these treatments isn't going to kill you that much faster.

Comment: Re:First sighting of the selfie gremlin? (Score 1) 113

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#48979345) Attached to: Pilot's Selfies Could Have Caused Deadly Air Crash
Remember Sarah Palin's sad story about the little girl who "came down" with autism after getting some vaccines?
No, I do remember Michelle Bachmann's story. But hey, it's easy to confuse which conservative woman from fly-over country said which stupid thing when the only place you get your news is from the Daily Show or the Colbert Report.

Comment: Re:Lollipop = Windows Vista (Score 1) 437

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#48764051) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?
Part of the problem is that Lollipop offers little new, but does destroy existing functionality. Google Calendar is much less usable than before. Personal and business email is now handled by the same application, making it much more difficult to keep private and business separate. Etc..
Never really used the calendar function, but I did used to use the bluetooth connection in my car which was broken by Google's switch from the Bluez stack to the Broadcom one. So I actually like the change to lollipop since every Nexus device that ran anything newer than Froyo refused to work nicely(i.e. at all) w/ my car's bluetooth. Unless I could find a version of cyanogenmod to run on that device.

Comment: Re: Stupid, trucks cause the problem (Score 1) 554

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#48393003) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices
Well, why shouldn't the government save that group of idiots from their own actions? The government does it for so many other groups already. It seems to be its default action nowadays.
Zen fascists will control you. 100% natural! You will jog for the master race, and always wear the happy face.

Comment: Re:It gets worse... (Score 2, Insightful) 48

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#48279713) Attached to: Hungary's Plans For Internet Tax On Hold After Protests
The Telegraph and Guardian are respectable British publications. They all agree that Hungary is leaning fascist.
That word, you keep using it, I don't think means what you think it means. Seriously, the grauniad is anything but a respectable British publication. One should ask precisely why Hungary is heading towards fascism.

Comment: Re:Unconstitutional for redistricting (Score 1) 57

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#48249881) Attached to: Taking the Census, With Cellphones
Normally I would be able to find equally absurd mutually exclusive contradictory view points held by Democrats to "balance" the posting and burnish my credentials as a "neutral" guy. But it is getting increasingly difficult. And I no longer care to be the "neutral" guy. And I have karma to burn.
Allow me to save you the trouble, you chose guns, like your absurd nuclear tipped bazooka, yet I bet you've never noticed or asked yourself why there aren't rifles sold in greater than 0.50 caliber? Hint, 1968 firearms act. Now, since you like talking about technology and time travel, I'll accept flintlocks as long as a "free press" applies only to presses and printing technology from the 1790s. See how hard that was? The sooner you recognize the boot stomping on your face isn't any softer when worn by someone with a D after their name, the happier you'll be.

Comment: Re:Easy, India or China (Score 1) 303

So why has every environmental initiative in the past 40 years been pushed by the Democrats and resisted by the Republicans?
How the fuck did this get +4 insightful? The Kosdot is strong today. Let's go back less than 40 yrs ago to the Byrd-Hagel resolution that passed 95-0 in the US senate prior to Clinton signing the Kyoto Protocol. Do you honestly believe there were 95 republican senators at that time? Hint there wasn't.

Comment: Re:not really that hard, theoretically (Score 1) 177

by Beyond_GoodandEvil (#47624365) Attached to: Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time
No, the original intent was to ensure that slave owners could form militias to prevent slave revolts. The Founders were well aware of the inability of militias to stand against a professional army as consistently demonstrated in the American Revolution.
Federalist #46 would be to differ.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.