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Comment Re:Energy Drinks (Score 3, Informative) 570

Yes, this. energy drink and Starbucks. People aren't drinking fewer caffeinated beverages, they're generally drinking stronger ones. Whether it's carbonated or not doesn't really matter.

My favorite commercial of course, is 5-hour energy. "Get five hours of energy with only 4 calories!" I got a news flash for those guys... calories == energy. No calories means it's a drug, not energy. I wonder if I could sue them for blatantly false advertisements?

Comment Re:Dear Mr Musk... (Score 3, Interesting) 398

On a side note, as a european, I can add that electric bikes have been making a silent killing in the last one or two years, mostly for city use, but also for farther commuting (some cities have bike path that never cross a road) and even mountain bike use (for older people). The bike shops that used to sell road bikes and mountain bikes now mostly sell those same bikes, but electric. And it's slowly changing the cities (more bike paths, you can take trains/buses with bikes, etc).
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The US and China Agree Not To Conduct Economic Espionage In Cyberspace 108

blottsie writes: The leaders of China and the United States agreed on Friday to take new steps to address cyberspying, vowing that neither country would conduct or knowingly support the theft of intellectual property. Senior law-enforcement and intelligence officials from both nations will evaluate how the two major powers respond to each other's requests for assistance fighting "malicious cyber activity," the White House said in a statement. The group will hold its first meeting before the end of the year, with subsequent meetings occurring twice per year.

Comment Re:Been saying this for years (Score 1) 684

I'm becoming convinced that space exploration will only start when either of those happens, and it will skip local planets and go to the stars directly: - artificial wombs and robot teaching so that the crew can be grown before landing. - brain to silicon transfer is commonplace and a tiny probe carrying plenty of 'human brains' is sent to explore the stars. But by then simulated worlds will be a lot more interesting than dull planets, hell, they already are !

Comment Re:So glad I don't watch TV (Score 1) 307

And so what ? I also sometimes mention that I quit TV 30 years ago as it was quite literally sucking all my time (and brain cells). I mention it because, as stupid as it seems, many people have no idea that it's possible to live without a TV. I'm not exaggerating. It's a bit similar to some discussion with religious people where they go: "It's impossible to live without believing in some kind of god..."

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