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Comment: Re:The only way to win at Google? (Score 1) 185

by Graydyn Young (#49437999) Attached to: The Key To Interviewing At Google

When this becomes the prevailing attitude at a company, that company then becomes risk adverse and innovation slows down.

Maybe that's a good thing for Google. They have ongoing projects to defeat human mortality, create sapient AI, and strap cameras to everybody's heads. They could probably stand to tone it down a little.

Comment: Re:Common sense (Score 1) 496

by Graydyn Young (#49327523) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
In every thread about fitness we always see a lot of posts like this. "Just eat well", or "Use common sense". And that's great for people that are already in OK shape. But for those who have gotten themselves into a serious situation, it's not very useful. People who need badly to lose weight, or just want to get into really excellent shape, should consider working out their total daily energy expenditure and starting some macro counting. It's difficult, but reliable.

Comment: Cowards! (Score 4, Insightful) 299

These people want to put a stop to progress because they think humans are some kind of holy ground that must not be tred upon. Does anybody ever even consider the suffering caused by NOT pursuing gene mods?

I have to suspect that the real reason they are arguing against mods is that suffering and dying of muscular distrophy, or cystic fibrosis, or any other horrible genetic condition, is "natural".

Those people out there that are willing to accept the risks inherent to genetic modification shouldn't be limited by cowards that are OK with people dying, as long as they don't get their own hands dirty.

Comment: Re:Randomness (Score 1) 367

by Graydyn Young (#49214855) Attached to: Yik Yak Raises Controversy On College Campuses
That sounds like something fun to try and quantify. How big of a bunch of whiners are Yik Yak users?

I'm going to go see if Yik Yak has an API that I can use. Then I'll run sentiment analysis on every post and chart it against its vote score. Then I can finally prove once and for all that everybody is an asshole (at least on one arbitrary social media site).

Comment: Re:Aren't retailers going to be upgrading anyway (Score 1) 62

But aren't most retailers going to be upgrading in the near term anyway?

Here in Canada we upgraded to chip cards a while back, before contactless was available. Now it's getting to the point here where a retailer supporting contactless is the new norm. I'd estimate that it took about a year, maybe a bit less, to go from seeing contactless occasionally, to seeing it in a majority of stores. And stores here have a lot less pressure to upgrade, since they've already had chip readers for years.

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