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Comment: Awesome (Score 1) 98

by TubeSteak (#47810781) Attached to: Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

This will be the second time my credit card gets replaced this year.
The third time in 3 years.

I've tried to order stuff online and been forced to call in because the retailer subscribes to a service that considers me a 10/10 fraud risk.
And not because of anything I've ever done or any charges that have shown up on my bill.

Comment: Re:The diet is unimportant... (Score 1) 409

by TubeSteak (#47806457) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Look at what Michael Phelps ate. Something like three pizzas a day or something. And he was in great health at the time. Won Olympic gold medals and everything.

Why Runners Can't Eat Whatever They Want
Studies Show There Are Heart Risks to Devil-May-Care Dietsâ"No Matter How Much You Run

As a 10-mile-a-day runner, Dave McGillivray thought he could eat whatever he wanted without worrying about his heart. "I figured if the furnace was hot enough, it would burn everything," said McGillivray, who is 59.

But a diagnosis six months ago of coronary artery disease shocked McGillivray, a finisher of 130 marathons and several Ironman-distance triathlons. Suddenly he regretted including a chocolate-chip-cookie recipe in his memoir about endurance athletics.

TLDR: Being in insanely good shape can mask (but not prevent) the health consequences of eating three pizzas a day for years.

Comment: Re:Competition is good. (Score 3, Informative) 202

by TubeSteak (#47795115) Attached to: Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Or maintaining a launch oligopoly funded on the public dollar through to the last decade?

It took two world wars and one cold war to get us to where we are today.
Feel free to complain about the oligopoly, but don't pretend like Boeing, North American, and Douglas were going to build the Saturn V rocket on their own dime.

Or paying a few tens of billions to develop a huge rocket while not paying a few billion to get someone like SpaceX to develop said rocket.

"Or paying a few tens of billions to develop a huge rocket " to who?

Boeing is the prime contractor for the design, development, test and production of the launch vehicle cryogenic stages, as well as development of the avionics suite.

You had a three sentence post and two of them were full of ignorance.

Comment: customer-centric (Score 5, Insightful) 406

by TubeSteak (#47793127) Attached to: Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

Microsoft's actions might seem "customer-centric," but really they're fighting for their lives.

If MS can be forced to give up European data, stored on European servers, that's game over for them.
Lawsuits and investigations will flourish in Europe, because their data protection laws are much stronger/stricter than ours.

This could kill MS's European business.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't edibles have the same effect (Score 2) 215

by TubeSteak (#47792999) Attached to: States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

This is how the tobacco companies were able to refute connections to smoking and cancer for so long and probably why they weren't just shut down completely after losing court battle after court battle.

No. Just no.
The tobacco companies kept the law off them by running a FUD campaign of epic proportions.

They created and paid for think tanks to do research and write papers that refuted scientific fact.
They had an impressive lobbying organization that aggressively lobbied in Washington.
Books have been written about it based on everything that came out in court.

Once the Master Settlement Agreement was made, the tobacco lobbying and FUD money dried up.
The portions of the tobacco FUD machine that weren't dissolved, looked for other sources of income.
I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out who they're shilling for now.

Comment: Re:Stop being so impatient.... (Score 1) 283

by TubeSteak (#47791735) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

The technology is in it's infancy stages. Why the media keeps hounding Google on all these issues seems immature.

Google successfully lobbied California for new laws regarding autonomous cars and they keep putting out press releases.
Google put themselves in the spotlight.

only if intricate preparations have been made beforehand, with the carâ(TM)s exact route, including driveways, extensively mapped. Data from multiple passes by a special sensor vehicle must later be pored over, meter by meter, by both computers and humans.

That's more prep than a rally driver gets before he barrels down a 1-lane dirt road at highway speeds.
That's certainly not what Google has been selling the public and State governments.

Comment: Re:"Accidentally" (Score 2) 419

by TubeSteak (#47790809) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

I think there's a lot of interesting questions here. Thus far, departments who have implemented it have chosen to just keep the data indefinitely.

I think you take the video away from the police department entirely.
Put it in the hands of some other department (your town has a library right? vital records?)
and never ever let the police have anything more than read access.

Sure, it's an inconvenience for the police, but so is missing or spoiled evidence.
Why we'd trust the foxes to investigate their own crimes (IA), I don't know.

Comment: Re:Worldwide reach (Score 1) 233

by TubeSteak (#47759109) Attached to: California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

A State should not have to the power to force a separate product.

Why not?
They're not forcing a separate product, only product + California Requirements.
Don't want to manufacture the California Requirements? Don't sell in California.

The Feds can overrule this because it does come under the Commerce Clause.

That's not how the commerce clause works.
In this situation, the commerce clause can only come into play if State and Federal law conflict.
You would need to point to a Federal law that preempts or invalidates the California law.

but the State should NOT have the capability of shutting off my phone.

Most of us agree on this. Our legislators have been convinced otherwise.

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly