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Comment Re:Recycling is Bullshit (MYTH) (Score 1) 622

Taking into account the feedback people have already given you, what you state is not clear cut and not without counter-arguments.

However, you entirely miss one big point of recycling: reducing landfill. Landfill is an incredibly wasteful, environmentally damaging (even in the short term - public health, habitats, aesthetically, even the smell it creates!) practice that should be avoided where it is possible to reuse rather than throw.

In places like the UK, there is simply not enough space outside of habitation or areas of natural beauty to landfill forever.

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Journal Journal: LATIN CHARACTER SET: Why is the Real Cent Sign Missing? 6

Back when I was a kid, I remember that standard typewriters used to have the normal cent sign (the lower case 'c' with a line through it similar the lower case 's' with the line through it) as a shift character on the number keys at the top. When I started using computers I noticed that this sign is curiously missing from the latin character set. Which is why the only way to say "my two-cents worth" is to actually write out the stupid looking $0.02 instead of the better looking (imagine a l

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Submission + - Amputees' phantom limb pain cured by VR

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have developed a virtual world like Second Life where real-life amputees have their limbs restored. The experience cures patients of 'phantom limb pain'. From the article: "The machine is designed to combat phantom limb pain (PLP) — a sensation of pain experienced by an amputee that appears to originate in the missing limb. Intriguingly, researchers have discovered that if a person's brain can be tricked into believing they can see and move a 'phantom limb', this motion reduces the perception of pain in PLP." The graphics used by the computer look very crude, almost comically so, but apparently the system works.

Submission + - Game Journalists on Game Journalism

amitlu writes: At The Escapist,Michael Zenke interviewed noted game journalists Brandon Sheffield, Brian Crecente, Chris Grant, Chris Kohler, Chris Morris, David Thomas, Frank Cifaldi, Greg Kasavin, Luke Smith and Simon Carless to get their take on what gaming journalism is and where it's going. From the article: "The trouble with game journalism is that most often we are neither comforters nor afflicters. We just create a marketing echo chamber that amplifies whatever the industry happens to want us to say."

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