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Comment: Re:Some people are too stupid (Score 1) 131

by KingOfBLASH (#47693025) Attached to: Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

Well that's not entirely true because of the way genes mix up (the whole idea of dominance and inheritance). This is what might allow two brown haired brunettes to have a blue eyed blonde child: the brown eyes and brown hair is dominant, and when the bits of the couple is mixed, you get two recessive traits (blonde hair / blue eyes).

Of course it's not even so simple as dominant / recessive because genes mix about in all kinds of other ways. So getting a true breeding pair from just one generation of people is not possible.

However, it's highly likely if we had a eugenics program whereby over a long period (say several hundred generations) we attempted to identify, and breed a "smart" race of people, it would happen (in the same way we've bred dogs that are smarter than other dogs).

Comment: Re:Jungles, but I'm too scared (Score 1) 246

by KingOfBLASH (#47662843) Attached to: I'd most like to (personally) explore:

Yeah see you're starting to stink of b.s.

If you go out into the wilderness, anywhere, there as some common sense things you should do. Like not go alone. And tell people your route. And only go on well known trails. And not eat random mushrooms / berries you find growing by the side of the road, or drink out of random pools of water. And always bring appropriate gear.

If you do that, you will come back alive, and even if something bad happens (like you break your leg), either your buddy will go for help, or people will find you on the trail, or the people who knew you were supposed to check in at the next base camp will send out a rescue party.

It always amazes me that people will be absolute muppets, and go out alone into the wilderness off trail without telling anyone.

Comment: Re:Jungles, but I'm too scared (Score 1) 246

by KingOfBLASH (#47650763) Attached to: I'd most like to (personally) explore:

The parents was talking about being too afraid to go out into the jungle.

While I would agree that you shouldn't live completely like it's your last day (you do want to save up for things like, say, retirement), you should conquer your fears for the little things, and you can do this with a sense of balance

Comment: Re:Jungles, but I'm too scared (Score 4, Insightful) 246

by KingOfBLASH (#47641365) Attached to: I'd most like to (personally) explore:

Death can come for you anywhere. One day, walking through a cross walk in a major city during the middle of the day, I was nearly hit by an asshole driving around a corner too fast in a very nice BMW. I jumped out of the way just in time but the car hit my groceries.

Live your life. Take reasonable precautions like having a guide take you through the jungle, or going with an instructor if you try something dangerous in the beginning, like rally racing. But always live your life, like today was your last day. The world is on fire, and we never know how long we have left.

(Although in fairness we didn't start the fire)

Comment: Re: Missing option: 7 of 9 (Score 1) 246

by KingOfBLASH (#47641345) Attached to: I'd most like to (personally) explore:

You know by choosing to explore the star trek universe, you would have the opportunity to explore both 7 of 9 and the planet of another star. ;)

(And in case you think, oh why would I be sure of exploring 7 of 9? Well in the series she's always exploring her humanity. Maybe you could show her about that particular bit. Although I imagine it would be quite mechanical and not enjoyable at all...)

Comment: Re:Non transferable to another game, (Score 2) 146

by KingOfBLASH (#47633465) Attached to: The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

Funny you know my mom used to say the same thing. Every time I played video games she'd tell me how useless they were and what a waste of time.

Back when I was in high school, I had a buddy who wanted to play FIFA all the time. So we'd play online (this was back in the day when you'd have one modem call the other modem). I wasn't really interested in soccer, but I was competitive, and wanted to beat him at the game.

Fast forward 10 years. I ended up getting transferred to Europe. After work we went to a bar the first week I was there, and small talk one night included this funny sport called soccer. And I knew all the teams, and all the rules. And it helped me out professionally.

Thank you video games.

Comment: Re: What a world we live in (Score 1) 138

by KingOfBLASH (#47605425) Attached to: Harvesting Wi-Fi Backscatter To Power Internet of Things Sensors

Sounds great where do I get one? I've got about 3000 wifi access points coming into my apartment I'd like to degrade...

Seriously though, I can see how if you live in the country this maybe requires you to pump additional power into your wifi device. But in any city, wifi range is MUCH bigger than apartment size, and it's a non-issue.

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