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Comment: Re:I guess he crossed the wrong people (Score 1) 320

by Headw1nd (#49498451) Attached to: Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal

Yes. but it's one reference that has literally no relevance to any other part. Every other thing mentioned has to do with medicine, and then one random point relating to agricultural science? It's like they threw in a bit relating to his views on the Keystone XL pipeline, why would you bring that up? It certainly has no bearing on his appointment, and it makes them look as though they have an another unspoken agenda.

If it wasn't important to their argument, it shouldn't have been brought up.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by Headw1nd (#49460045) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

The statistics you use are a little suspect, as the first ambassador killed in the line of duty was in 1950. Given that, using the founding as the total time for your average isn't really sensible.

Your major point still stands, however, that embassy attacks are not unusual - since 1971 there has been on average a little less than one a year, it's just usually the casualties are absorbed by civilians and the security of the host nation so we don't pay as much attention.

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 892

If you assume accidentally hiring great numbers of sociopaths were a big issue facing the company, I suppose you would be correct. However my guess is that wasn't a big issue, and any gains noticed in that department will be offset by the future difficulties in hiring experienced and talented workers who know their value. Then again it is Reddit, so I can't imagine what they would need them for anyways.

Comment: Re:Physical keys. (Score 1) 117

Anyone with silly putty and a dremel can duplicate keys, and has been able to for some time. All this does is make it easier if you have an appropriate 3d printer. If it becomes an issue, then keys can easily start featuring retractable covers. Or maybe this lock will finally see its heyday.

Comment: Skin in the game (Score 1) 460

by Headw1nd (#49421445) Attached to: Planes Without Pilots
I think one important part of the trust we have in pilot is that they get to die with the rest of us if something goes wrong. Where it is obviously not a foolproof system, it is much more inherently trustworthy than a remote pilot. Also what happens when two autopilots have concurrent problems and they have the same remote co-pilot?

Comment: Re:Crossed lines (Score 1) 166

by Headw1nd (#49421381) Attached to: The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes
Also if earthquakes become a thing, then earthquake insurance might be mandated (or at least be more attractive), and the insurance companies will take in far more than they put out. Insurance companies rarely lose money in a game like this. Really, it's a win-win for both sides to say the earthquakes are "natural".

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