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Comment: Canada following Australia (Score 4, Interesting) 417

by Neo-Rio-101 (#47176737) Attached to: Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

Only recently in Australia did the government suggest that it was going to purchase the F-35 as well. This all became clear in the same budget that suggested raising the pension age to 70 and an increase in taxes, and prompted much outrage.

Despite the flaws in the F-35, this purchase seems to be more of a five-eyes strategic thing, than it is any burning need to buy these planes.

Comment: Re:MMORPG (Score 2) 382

by Neo-Rio-101 (#47176203) Attached to: High Frequency Trading and Finance's Race To Irrelevance

It already is.

The trouble is that you have to know the rules of the game and how it is played. It's this information that is the "keys to the kingdom" so to speak, and if you want to be let in on the rules of the game, you have to pay up to be let in the inner circle.
The game is hidden in plain sight in the financial charts, but unless you know what you're supposed to be looking for, and when you're supposed to be looking for it - you won't be able to play the game reliably -- and it will drain your money and eat you for breakfast.... sending you back into the workforce.

Of course, they don't teach it in school! (how else would you train people to be smart enough to do other menial work, and yet dumb enough not to know how they're being screwed over by the system?)

There are already metatrader 4 expert advisors out there which can bring in a 5% on deposit return per month SO LONG AS you aren't a US citizen.
Why? Because most of the retail robots are garbage, and the only ones that survive use all manner of hedging strategy --- which is banned in US spot trading retail.
Just do the math... 5% return on investment per month over a number of years will have you retiring within a decade.

Comment: Re:'stay-at-home-dad' schlock (Score 2) 291

by Neo-Rio-101 (#47105831) Attached to: Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Men have traditionally wanted to have their own children, and ensure that they were their own. There is some "selfish gene" biology going on here, as well as something more tangible. During the transition to hunting-gathering society to farming based, a man needed extra workers on the farm. To that end he needed to be sure that the children were his, and in order to do that he invented marriage and "chastity" and "virginity" for women to ensure that he got his bit out of the deal when he took possession of them. The honey "moon" so called because a month away on holiday away from any other people would ensure that pregnancy with that woman would happen (as she gets estrus once a month)). As is the plan with marriage, even traditionally.

Of course, virginity, woman-ownership, etc. were necessary because women aren't instinctively monogamous either.

If anyone reading thinks I'm talking nonsense, let's hear your theory....

Comment: Re:I call BS (Score -1, Troll) 291

by Neo-Rio-101 (#47105337) Attached to: Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to ... you know... feel superior on a message board and berate people for evidence, and then feel like an utter dick when someone produces it.

No, I'd never do it.... because you never know,.... they just might be able to produce it.

So perhaps then, I'd consider that the best thing to do - if I felt that more evidence would be required - would be to politely ask for it. That way if they had it, I'd be able to learn more about it, and if not, I would have made my point.
If, however, I was to be a complete douchebag and be insulting, I'd be betting on them not having a repsonse BUT *if it just so happened* that they could produce evidence.... you'd look like an utter asshole. So really there'd be nothing for you to gain from being a dick, and only self-respect to lose.

Nope. Not a smart move.

"The only way for a reporter to look at a politician is down." -- H.L. Mencken