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Comment: Re:George Carlin called it (Score 3, Insightful) 123

by Flozzin (#47169165) Attached to: Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks
Get out of here. We are nature too. Just because we are self aware does not make us different. We evolved just like every other species. Beavers change their habitat too. Just we do it so much better. Self hating humans are the worst type. If you truly believe this then hopefully you made the choice to NOT have children.(as opposed to the forever alone basement dwellers where everyone else has made that choice for them)

Comment: I don't think they are rocks (Score 3, Insightful) 123

by Flozzin (#47169155) Attached to: Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks
How are these things rocks? We made them, then they melted. The grabbed onto rocks sure. But once you stick to a rock you become a rock? Rock's are minerals. I wasn't aware plastic is now considered a mineral? If I melt glass around a rock, can I call that a new type of rock? Or can I take super glue and glue some pebbles together and call that a new type of rock?

Comment: Re:Two Problems (Score 1) 164

I agree.
If you don't have some sort of degree in education, child development, psychology, ect, you are incapable of teaching anyone anything, ever. Only those with the proper certificates, and have spent thousands of dollars towards their education in said areas, have any possible hope of someone learning something from them. I never learned anything from my parents, who didn't have degrees in any field, or my grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, friend's parents, ect. Anyone that has taught me anything has had the proper certificates, plaques, degrees to prove that they themselves can teach and be learned from. So it has been since the beginning of time. Since God, who himself had all of the proper degrees, graduated Adam, the first person, and, the first person ever to earn a doctorate.

Comment: Re:Evolution in action (Score 1) 351

by Flozzin (#46702253) Attached to: Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them
Not the original AC. But I agree with him. I would take it a step further. Warring tribes used to completely wipe each other out. I would call this evolution as well. You see the same pattern of behavior in ant colonies. When they find another colony, they go and attack. At the end one colony wins the other is defeated. The capture the living as slaves. On the scale of ants, its evolution. On the scale of humans, it's evolution. Just because we are self aware does not mean evolution stops for us.

Comment: Re:Am I the only one who actually likes the beta? (Score 1) 365

by Flozzin (#46188261) Attached to: Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?
The text is larger, there is tons of wasted 'white space'. You can't fit as much on your screen as you can in classic. So why do I want to spend more time scrolling? Why do I want less content per screen? Why do I want to go to a website that now looks like its designed for old people who can't read small font? I didn't buy monitors with high resolution just so the massive text would be nice and crisp.

Comment: Well... (Score 2) 2219

by Flozzin (#46180423) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Thanks for acknowledging that quite a few of us hate beta. For starters, how about making the new site not look like its made for people that can't see 2 inches in front of them. The text is huge. It's also white spaced to hell and back. You can see about 2-3 posts on beta before you have to scroll. However on normal slashdot, you can see 4-5. That's a huge issue. I don't want to scroll. I don't want needless white space. doesn't have a huge freaking touch screen user following where we need tons of white space taking up room for no reason.

Also if anyone else has a problem reading small text, its a website for nerds, I believe they have the skills to increase the font size on their end.

Reasons I hate beta is because it looks like another f*** blog website. Beta has no style what-so-ever. It all just blends in with itself. Nothing stands out. And you spend a good portion of your time scrolling because of all the white space beta has.

I left netflix when they started pulling their shit years ago. Their member base exploded in outrage and they went back on their plans. I think you should follow suit.

There are other places that serve up other peoples news so a discussion can be had.

Comment: Huge Difference (Score 2) 406

by Flozzin (#45610201) Attached to: Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work
Biological and chemical weapons were used, are used. It is just that now the world decries their use. If you look at WWI for instance. So it wasn't always the case that doctors were persecuted for using their knowledge for war. With engineers, creating conventional weapons, that is something accepted by the world. There is no moral outrage(on a large enough scale to matter)against a 500lbs bomb. When it comes to conventional weapons, everyone accepts the risks. We realize we need defense, so they are good. If someone uses them for offense, or evil instead, then that person is blamed, not the engineer. Should people that create steak knives also think about the ethical implications if someone gets stabbed with their knife? What if a car is used for violence? I realize these aren't the best examples, but my point is intended use. That is what matters. If an engineer creates a single weapon that will destroy the planet, then you will have your outrage. There is no point to such a weapon. Nuclear weapons are close to that, but they have been used to save lives as well.(est. that over 1 million Americans would have died invading Japan, along with millions of Japanese) There is nothing wrong with stepping back and saying, "Am I morally Ok with what I am creating?" But when it comes to conventional and nuclear weapons, if someone says no, then there will be hundreds to take your place. Military technology also trickles down to the general public and improves their lives as well.

Comment: Re:Rather early to call the site a failure, isn't (Score 2, Insightful) 497

by Flozzin (#45090709) Attached to: Cost of $634 Million — So Far
Almost 7 times over budget. And it didn't handle the load placed on it. 8 days later and it's still having problems. And you want to defend it? Oh it's ok that it's a huge steaming pile of crap because why exactly? Do you work at CGI Federal? I could see if it came in on budget. But even then, they obviously did not do any research into how many people would be interested in the site.

Comment: Re:No... (Score 0) 140

by Flozzin (#44417945) Attached to: College Students Hijack $80 Million Yacht With GPS Signal Spoofing

Nor were they intended to be in control. If I'm driving a car and no one told you, and let you believe you were driving the car, that isn't me misdirecting the vehicle, It's you being ignorant of who is in control. The yacht was going on its intended course controled by the people who were given control. The crew were just patsies pressing
buttons and turning wheels.

If you have control of the vehicle, you can't misdirect it is my point. Just because their control was obfuscated doesn't mean misdirection.

Probably would have been clearer if I decided to make my stand on the word 'hijack' instead.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten