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Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 443

by Ralph Wiggam (#47948693) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

What really gets me is how slashdot eats up shit like this, and only when it comes to feminism.

When I was here 10+ years ago, the community was what you would expect from a populated that trended heavily young, male, and nerdy.

But when I came back recently, the first thing I noticed was that the community is awful. Apparently everyone with 2 ounces of social skills left a while ago. The people left seem to be mostly basement dwelling neckbeards who have ridiculous issues with women.

Comment: Re:Not a problem... (Score 1) 314

by geekoid (#47940917) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

"They are dangerous with high amounts of crime. "
not really.

"They discourage innovation"
  false.
More innovation happen becasue there is more communication.

" little room for building things"
depends on the city. Cities created to support manufacturing usually have a lot of ware housing, and older building; both of which are perfect for start ups.

" They have nosy neighbors who try to mandate what you can do in your own home."
when the byproduct of what you do leaves your walls, then they have every right to do that, and visa versa.
There are also nosy neighbors in the suburbs.

I'm no against suburbs. In fact, I love the suburbs, and hate living in cities.

Comment: Re:It's not the space, it'd the food. (Score 2) 314

by geekoid (#47940531) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

The problem is not waste, it's distribution. Even with the current level of waste, everyone could eat 3 meals and snacks, everyday.
Getting it to people is a lot harder.

If we ended all food waste right now, there would not be 1 less person going hungry.
Hell, we can't even get food to people going hungry in the US without a political shit storm happening from people who think it's the same thing as communism.

Comment: Re:Just wait 'til the Insurance Companies get it! (Score 2) 130

Imagine getting caught up in a construction or accident re-direct, and their being a batch of auto-tickets issued for using the wrong lane(s) or traveling on a closed section of road!

That happened in LA this week. Thousands of people were diverted onto the 110's Express lanes because of a gun battle, causing many of them to get automated tickets. But the tickets were quickly canceled and any money already paid is being refunded.

As much as we hear about technology run amok and mindless government bureaucrats, there are still plenty of sensible human being in the world and in most cases they can overrule any stupid things the machines do.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-metro-toll-fine-mistake-20140917-story.html

Comment: Re:CO2 contributions by population? (Score 3, Informative) 314

by geekoid (#47940397) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

The CO2 being produced through breathing is a net neutral.
Plants are carbon neutral. They have been since the carboniferous era.
CO2 from using power will be the issue, unless we start a aggressive plan to stop using CO2 emitting technology for power.
By aggressive, I mean 75 years.

Comment: Re:The good news is (Score 1) 130

A) EMP impact on vehicles is highy over rated. In testing the worse case was some erroneous dash lights. Which went away after restarting the car.
B) When you're the only one on the road, you will be trivial to watch and find.
C) You should probably learn about cars.

Comment: Re:PHONES YOU IDIOTS (Score 1) 130

You see those cameras on the freeway? yeah. Anyone you hang out with got a smart phone? Use plastic anywhere?

Instead of railing against the inevitable, spend that time and energy for protection on what, when, who, why, where and how it can be used?

I want a spy car, but that's probably not what you meant. :)

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