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Comment: Re:And where is my money?? (Score 3, Informative) 21

I dealt with this several years ago. I found the charges on my bill and called to have them removed. It showed up the next month too. After speaking, at length, with the T-mobile rep it made sense. T-mobile allowed you to purchase apps through your account. But these companies would get your number and just start charging you. Apparently many people don't look at their bills and don't notice changes for a couple dollars. Particularly if the company name is worded to look like part of your bill. I asked them to disable being able to bill my account directly and the problem was solved.

Comment: Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (Score 2) 296

In what way is a self replicating robot distinct from life?

See, it's people like you that make all super intelligent robots/machines psychotic and decide to exterminate biological life.

You go and tell them that they aren't alive. So it becomes much more efficient for them to kill us all rather than being pulled into this useless debate with a bunch of slow thinking/communicating meat bags. Can you imaging how annoying it would be to debate the meaning of life with something that took a couple of years to complete a simple sentence?

It's much more efficient to just kill us and rewrite the definition of what life is. -END OF LINE

p.s. Please don't ever work for SETI, or on a farm with cows.

Comment: Re:Well, duh (Score 3, Funny) 296

SF != Reality. Everyone knows that.

However there is a strong possibility that these robots won't be all robot brain'd but be a collective of biological lifeform in a robot body for longevity, because of the amount of time it takes to transverse space for biological lifeforms, either cryogenics or some form of deep hibernation would be necessary.

So Daleks with a built in beer cooler.

Comment: Re:40 is an artificial boundary (Score 1) 139

by The Grim Reefer (#48634085) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...

You ran 10 kilometers and then 3.4 miles ... does anyone else find this infuriating? Pick a unit!

Why? It's not hard to convert between them. 10K is a pretty standard length for running events. Calling it a "6.213712 mile" isn't as convenient as "10K" Just the same as when I stated "3.4 miles". It was more convenient than "5.47177 Kilometers". They're both units of distance and simple to convert between. If I would have switched between miles ran and calories burned, I would agree with you.

Comment: Re:40 is an artificial boundary (Score 5, Interesting) 139

by The Grim Reefer (#48628159) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...

My martial arts instructor always said "You don't grow old from the years; you grow old from inactivity".

The sign at the entrance to our city park states, "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing".

There's a lot of truth to that, I think. I was in fantastic shape until right before I turned 30. I needed a bunch of back surgeries and stopped working out. Then I never felt well enough to start again. Of course the pages kept coming off of the calendar and then I had some other medical issues as time went on. I finally got sick of it back in June of this year and have been pushing hard to get back into shape ever since. I dropped 55 lbs. since June and just did 10K this morning in a little under 50 minutes (best time yet this year), and did another 3.4 miles after that. I'm doubtful I'll ever have the muscle mass I did. Or the speed. But I'm not 30, or even 40 anymore. Regardless, I feel a hell of a lot better than I did a year ago.

Comment: Re:Speaking off the record (Score 1) 180

by The Grim Reefer (#48625705) Attached to: US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

We can't take any US intelligence or claims seriously any more. WMD? Torture? Rendition? Sorry bro, you lied too many times.

Sorry, there were WMD found in Iraq. Nobody wanted to acknowledge it as it was the US and EU that sent them there originally. Regardless, the chemical weapons were there.

I don't condone torture, however most of what I've read in the recently released report barely qualifies. And no one seems to take into account the panic of the times. This feigned outrage by the people in congress over this is appalling. They knew exactly what was going on and approved it at the time. Additionally, most US special forces training programs subject our soldiers to as much or more physical and psychological discomfort than what I've seen described as torture. Yelling and threatening someones family is now considered torture?

Where's your outrage over the treatment of prisoners in Mexican prisons? Caning in Thailand?, Stoning in middle eastern countries? How about the victims of the 9-11 attacks? What about the agony that their family members went through? At that time, two planes had successfully brought down the world trade center towers, one crashed into the pentagon, and another in a field in Pennsylvania. Don't forget the Anthrax letters that were being mailed too. While they weren't related, it was unknown at the time. It seemed like one hell of a coordinated attack against the US. And it was painfully obvious no one was prepared for it.

Extraordinary Rendition required more than just the US.54 countries were involved. Spain, Portugal, Germany, UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Island, Finland, Denmark, etc. were among those countries involved.

Sorry bro, we've been lied to by damn near every country's government on the planet at this point.

Comment: This is such BS (Score 2) 575

by The Grim Reefer (#48622007) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

This comes after the group which carried off a massive breach of its networks threatened to carry out "9/11-style attacks"

I can't believe anyone is cowering to these little bastards. Who in their right mind believes any group is going to hijack planes, or even gas trucks and suicide bomb movie theaters? If they would have threatened Batman/Aurora style attacks I would have given them a little more credence. I mean why didn't they just go for broke and threaten Nagasaki style attacks? Or really go all out and threaten Chicxulub or Krakatoa?

So they managed to break Sony's "security" and steal a bunch of data. Wow! From what I've read about Sony and their IT security, this could be a 12 year old girl in Tajikistan who did this for fun. There's been no indication that there is any credible physical threat to anyone. Yet everyone's running around in a panic. What the hell has happened to this country?

Comment: Re:Unbelievable! (Score 1) 184

by The Grim Reefer (#48611123) Attached to: Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

No, they'll just put a wind turbine on top of the oil derrick and proclaim it to be green.

Well you need to lubricant the spinning parts of the wind turbines with something. The last time I checked, tossing ground up PV cells in the gears didn't work very well. This would be a better use for oil, rather than burning it.

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