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Comment Re:Who they do not attempt to stay relevant? (Score 0) 145

im sorry to break this to you pal, but half population of europe != half world population... for couple of people at least ;) I know that we are talking about catastrophic scenarios, but my point is not that they are inoffensive, my point is that we dont need to go that deep into killing half population of the planet to already declare an armageddon, the consequences of losing "only" 1 billion people (1 out of 7) would be huge, and probably not recoverable in medium lapse. an scenario that reaches for half the population, probably will not stop there

Comment Re:Who they do not attempt to stay relevant? (Score 1) 145

I think you are a little in the HORROR side of the things, only by looking at:

... For every single person in 9/11 that died, think SEVERAL TENS OF THOUSANDS or even SEVERAL MILLION dying instead in the scenarios the doomsday clock is supposed to reflect....

so, statistics say that 9/11 had about 3000 deaths (From wikipedia), now, lets assume you are correct saying that at least 1 MILLION dies for each one who died on 9/11(assuming you mean that 1 counts as SEVERAL), so basically you are saying that "3000*1'000.000=around half world population" die in these scenarios? i dont think the scenarios are causing only couple of deaths, but we should not get to the other extreme neither

Comment Re:Saying it's bad b/c it drains the battery is li (Score 0) 175

no, i think its more like saying that shooting people is bad because you are getting blood in their clothes and hence they have to pay to get them cleaned..... its bad for the (i hope these terms will not become the center of discussion) "victim", not as your example posts it, that is bad for the "victimary"

Comment Re:not only that (Score 0) 499

Im never said enough or not enough, im just saying that is not common and important, thats why its always well received by the body (you always want them no matter the way they are provided).

I never said vegetarian diet with enough protein is not possible, dont take it personal, i just said that our brains still see protein as a big reward independently of the needs.

I'm not vegetarian because like the flavor of meat, but if you dont... well thats great, if your reasons are different.... also great! i hope you enjoy your food as much as i enjoy mine.

Comment Re:Article Has No Specifics (Score 0) 138

i truly think that there is no need to learn a programming language in highschool its like teaching how to use maxwell equations in there, basically the ones non interested will learn nothing and will hate it, and the ones interested will feel frustrated because they dont have the foundations for that, i actually think that its more important to teach whats an algorithm, why are those important and how to solve problems. programming languages are completely useless if you are not interested in creating an app by yourself

Comment not only that (Score 0) 499

Yes, basically proteins have bee always of high nutritional value and not that easy to find, hence, accepted anytime its possible to get them, also right now we are used a much slower pace of life (physically speaking), which makes the body save reserves for the "bad days" that it was used to instead of only discard them.

sumary: its too much food to little activity, so to lose weight shut your mouth and walk more (im myself overweighted and have lost gained several pounds back and forth obesity, because my will power doesnt last too much but when i find it, it really works)

Comment Re:Wheel-well traveling 101: (Score 1) 239

1.1 if you take off in a "warmer than freezing" zone, do not get in the plane too long before the trip, or at least make sure you can take off clothes once in there because you might suffocate during the waiting period
2.1. secure all the oxigen to the plane, if you lose it you are screwed
3.1. verify that you have space in there for all the oxygen (assuming that in 2. you managed to sneak it into the well)

Comment Re:Good (Score 0) 78

Thats a pretty good point, nevertheless i still think the leaks (either by facilitating or by making them) are a accomplishment to be worthy of nobel peace price, I totally think the actions are remarkable and the guys should be recognized as ballsy guys for doing it, but i dont think that saying some of the stuff an agency is doing actually is: -----> "The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”" (taken from: --- maybe a ... transparency price???

Comment Re:Hydroelectricity! (Score 0) 330

but most of the times the hydroelectric turbines are the way only PART of the water goes through because the demand of electricity is rarely at the top of the plant capability, hence, most of the times if you plug a lot of electrical devices, you are just using a little more water in the same plant, which might increase the work for the plant but not in a "sensible enough" way to be measured. "At least thats how happens in Colombia where i Live"

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga