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Comment: Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (Score 1) 175

by Smallpond (#47543341) Attached to: Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

From TFA

Rehm runs and jumps with a specially designed blade that is 15 inches longer than his other leg

I can't imagine why anyone would accuses him of 'cheating' ...

The device is like a spring, so it stores energy as well as having extra length and mechanical advantage, and better still its far stronger and requires much more force to break.

I'm sorry he lost his leg, but there is no why this is 'fair' by any sense of the word.

It would be like wearing $500 shoes in a marathon when other runners are barefoot. Or like using a wind tunnel to train your bobsled team!

Comment: Re:consent (Score 1, Interesting) 130

by Smallpond (#47344351) Attached to: In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

There are laws governing obtaining informed consent from humans before performing psychological experiments on them. I doubt that a EULA can override them. This should be interesting...

There is no such law. In any case, this is the the basis for the entire news business. Why do they report murders but not acts of charity (unless a celebrity is involved)? It is all about getting you to watch and see ads. Facebook is doing nothing that TV news hasn't been doing for years.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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