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Comment: Ignorance? I don't think so. (Score 1) 396

by Carpeaux (#30936972) Attached to: Does Personalized News Lead To Ignorance?
I read Slashdot, Lifehacker, The Atlantic, Sherdog (yeah, I like MMA) and take a look at the main topics of Google News (US and my country's, Brazil) through my iGoogle page. Anything beyond that, I don't care. I am ignorant of everything else only in the sense that I am ignorant of Soviet architecture: I am not supposed to know everything nor will I try to, so it is only natural to always be ignorant about something. 20 years ago I would be forced to read a whole newspaper daily just to find out these same things and would end up knowing more about things I don't care about? Bummer.

Comment: Re:Charities? (Score 1) 464

by Carpeaux (#30501556) Attached to: Charities Upset Over Chase Facebook Contest
You forgot one thing: if they say we can't be sure if the fetus is alive or not, than its about 50% chance to each. Well, you can't put someone in 50% chance of being killed. If there's 50% chance there's someone in a house, you can't explode it and after claim it was not murder because there was 50% chance the house was empty. Prove me a fetus is not a human being. If you can't, become anti-abortion right now or admit yourself to "maybe" support the murder of innocent babies. If you choose the former, go fuck yourself.

Comment: Re:Oh Come On (Score 1) 464

by Carpeaux (#30501520) Attached to: Charities Upset Over Chase Facebook Contest
As an anti-abortion guy, I can say that you are wrong about the "anti-choice" (anti-infanticide) folks: we know abortion to be the murder of a baby, don't want any of that to happen, and are very preoccupied with the future of a society which believes killing babies to be right or acceptable in any way. As for the anti-life people, as I see them, they like everything related to sexual liberation and don't want anything to bother them while at it. To me, that's acting just like an animal (pleasure/pain and to hell with moral) and also the recipe for destroying our civilization.

Comment: Re:I don't think it has been a problem. (Score 2, Insightful) 494

by Carpeaux (#29125161) Attached to: Is Typing Ruining Your Ability To Spell?
Jokes such as this make me want two things: 1. Some way to mod a commentary as "Brilliant", so that, when growing bored of a topic, I don't miss something truly awesome. 2. Some part in Slashdot where we can read all these "Brilliant" commentaries, the funny, the insightful etc. This would be one fucken awesome book. Sometimes I feel we are loosing great material here, things which are really interesting and get lost in the hundreds ofn topics, never to be read again. ??? Still not convinced whether I should create a signature or not.

Comment: Talk about the future.. (Score 2, Interesting) 177

by Carpeaux (#28931127) Attached to: Breakthrough in Electricity-Producing Microbe
Every now and then we read about some new energy producing mean, it just makes me wonder... Can anyone even begin to imagine what would a society based on these technologies look like? They are very diverse and seem to cover ever encreasing aspects of our lives. Each one could take care of a bit of our smaller needs and nuclear energy could be the only massive one, providing for larger needs in a world with ever more energy-efficient technologies. What if through technology we can reach a society with no more big energy concerns, just by sort of cutting the sharp edges of our wastes? Anyone knows some hard science fiction dealing with this kind of society?

Everything that can be invented has been invented. -- Charles Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899

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