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Comment: Re:Just run your own (Score 3, Interesting) 130 130

So any DNS you use could do this.
So isn't it logical to use one that is being run by a massive competent company that is already making huge profits and has the whole world watching them vs some small org that is just trying to make ends meet that no one is paying attention to.
Frankly if I was the CIA I would be intercepting traffic to the small oddball servers more than Google.

Comment: Re:I'm skeptical of the 5% claim (Score 1) 112 112

The ideal would be for it to be smooth until the natural transition point then have vortex generators.
If you look at a lot of aircraft the will have flush rivets over the front part of the fuselage and regular over the back for that reason. Some will have vortex generators on the wings as well also for that same effect.

Comment: Re:plastic is for junk (Score 1) 262 262

Could be that they like to do projects at home and want to haul lots of wood or plants from Lowes.
Maybe they are into buying old furniture and refinishing them.
My wife wants a perfect 1971 F100 pickup because her father that passed away when she was 10 owned one. He was a lineman for the power company.
You can never tell but as a whole pickups are really useful vehicles and not all the uses involve messing up the paint.

Comment: Re:Will price point even matter? (Score 1) 163 163

"Is this somehow worse than hurting actual rhinos? Is there some reason to class humans as a super species that have a greater right to exist than any others other than anthropomorphic arrogance?"
Yes because it is our species. Really any member of a species that does not put the survival of the other members of it's species over a different species is flawed from a biological viewpoint. A prey animal will not allow a starving predator to take another member of the herd just so predator can survive. A rhino will not worry about killing a human if it can to protect the herd. It will also not worry about trampling and or eating the crops of a starving farmer. It is you that is trying to make humans into some kind of super species.
That is the purely biological reasons you are wrong and why this is a bad idea.

The ethical reason is that someone could be given that medication not of their free will. You can not target it at only the guilty with 100% accuracy.
But then I do not believe in the death penalty for murder much less for buying a pill.

People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.