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Comment Re:been there and done that (Score 1) 193

Yes. Keep in mind that services like this can end up taking advantage of your parents. And it's likely to get worse as they get older. There'll likely be a point they won't be able to use the computer at all, much less maintain it. As they get older they may start getting befuddled at basic operation they knew how to handle before. At some point it just gets too difficult, best be ready for that possibility. Paying bills can be a problem. And watch out for sharks all too ready to step in and take advantage-- especially with offers of investments that pay better returns. Scams designed to take advantage of trusting or befuddled older people are big business...

Comment Re: This legislation brought to you by.. (Score 4, Insightful) 446

Every GMO sold in the U.S. has undergone extensive pre-market safety testing. What specifically about this process do you feel to be deficient. Especially in light of the fact that many other tools, such as random mutagenesis via radiation, do not require any pre-market testing depite having actually made people sick (unlike any GMO in the last 20 years).

You pick up the torch, and I'll pick up the pitchfork. GMO LABELLING IS NOT JUST ABOUT SAFETY. What's "deficient" is knowledge of which products are using a technology that people object to on, for example, the grounds that Monsanto's use of patented GMO crops are polluting neighbor small farmers who are then inadvertently find themselves in trouble for patent infringement. Another reason is people don't like new technologies forced on them whether they like it or not. And I'm sure there are other reasons people have for not wanting GMOs. So I'll say it again, GMO LABELLING IS NOT JUST ABOUT SAFETY.

If there's nothing to hide, there's no reason NOT to label if people want it. What's "confusing" is not to label it and leave people wondering. And in fact we see there IS something to hide. They know if they label GMOs some people won't buy them because of it. I can tell you though, if I see two products on the shelf and one says "non-GMO," THAT'S the one I'm buying.

Comment Simpler & cheaper to use someone else's (Score 1) 266

I 3D print from time to time but I use one of the mail order services. They provide far more material and printer options, and have the in-house expertise to keep them operating smoothly. If they make a bad print it's their problem, and they'll make another. For me it's been far more cost effective and simpler than buying my own, which is guaranteed to become obsolete in short order.

Going the speed of light is bad for your age.