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Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 1) 148

by aliquis (#49771551) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases

Bees.

Only if you assume the loss of something is worth anything.

Various bees polinate various flowers and trees but remove one and even if some flowers and tress wouldn't be polinated others would take advantage of the loss.

But I guess it's correct in the way if finite consequences for others. Maybe no species depend on mosquitos only. What about the diseases they spread? But I guess that's what one usually want to stop anyway.

Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 1) 148

by aliquis (#49771413) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases

Oh there was that too.

Regarding mosquitos and killing them locally.

I'm vegan and kinda possibly want to be somewhat consistent there. So that's what make me question whatever to kill them or not. If I killed them I could at least put them to got use by sprinkling them on the lake and hope some fishes took them.

Then I would interfere but their death wouldn't be for nothing at least (likely wouldn't regardless of what I did with them.)

I think killing them of completely is much worse though because evolution takes time and you remove their branch from existance and decrease variety forever.

If you slaughter cows at least other cows will replace them so the whole species isn't loss. But to kill a whole specie(?) is fucking gross.

I have a so-so feeling about hunting to "preserve" wild life too. If that's the solution that's better than nothing. But I wish they wasn't breeded to bring less wild and less competitive versions of the animals just to get better trophies (you could of course argue that's what make them more competitive then but ..), I want them to have the best chances to live out in the wild so that eventually they could be released and survive again some time in the future. To not ruin them.

Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 0) 148

by aliquis (#49771375) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases

My opinion about what?

I saw some tweet about locals and tourists which moved a very large snake out of a city.

I don't like mosquitos either. I could want to kill them locally (I live in Sweden so it's scarcely populated outside of cities and inside cities I guess the mosquitos is pretty rare instead) but to kill them all?

Of course I don't want to be eaten by a tiger or killed by a bear or whatever (not a human either..)

But yeah. To kill them all?

If anything humans are the most dangerous animal of the planet so that should make things very simple.

I'm much more threatened by humans than bears too.

Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 1, Troll) 148

by aliquis (#49771127) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases

Can't that be said for everything?

Tigers doesn't either. Humans can eat their pray?

Small snakes can be replaced with .. owls?

And so on.

So why bother.

Same could be said about Christians, Muslims, Americans, French people, vacuum cleaner sellers, McD personal, .. too. Just kill them and let other humans replace them. Why not?

Guess it doesn't matter that all the extinct animals died because obviously the world carries on anyway.

Just destroy everything. WTF. Something else will replace it eventually. And really our existance is pretty useless anyway and the Earth will be destroyed and all life on it eventually anyway so why bother?

Comment: Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 742

by aliquis (#49769969) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

After some time. You can be marked for your failure to not pay your debts and that sits there for some time. I guess it may not be removed when you enter personal bankruptsy so to say but rather when that period is over and the loans are removed? So maybe there's a five year period or so where you're labeled as someone who has failed.

But yeah. Maybe that's better than someone with lots of debt going into that scenario.

Comment: Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 742

by aliquis (#49769949) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

Well. To be fair: Tried to.

Swedes are regarded as trust-worthy. But Sweden of today have lots of immigrants and other cultures blended in and possibly you can't expect the same from them.

Also if the social community/union of Sweden collapses because some people abuse it / doesn't play by the rules then that will be gone.

Maybe what you say would be correct for rich and successful people. For the poor and stupid which has put themselves into this situation or are average joes whom happened to get there I assume many don't realize / think about that / know how to do it and hence face the consequences.

Iceland let the banks fall. They work ok now.

Comment: Re:This one will be easier (Score 1) 129

by aliquis (#49769937) Attached to: Microsoft Reportedly May Acquire BlackBerry

I look at the Nokia which is Nokia.
Not what is now Microsoft.
I talk about Nokia not Microsoft.

The fact is that Windows phone and number of phones manufactured or not Nokia according to the market is worth about the same. That the phone business has been sold of is irrelevant. The price for that include what it contained and was.

Finns who held the stock through this time is likely about or better of by now (whatever you measure before it was announced or after matters.)
Of course having changed to the market in general would still had been a better deal though.

So has it been a success or failure? I don't know. I don't know what would have happened otherwise. Guess I'd say no. But it at least haven't been a catastrophe because Nokia hasn't lost value since it happened (it has relevative the total market value of the whole stock market.)

Comment: Re:I have an idea (Score 2) 742

by aliquis (#49766517) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

Yeah. And with high interest rates for a debt which can never be repaid that doesn't help much either.

Here in Sweden if you're in heavy personal debt eventually you may be able to get it written of through some system I won't bother with what it's called because it's 07:28 in the morning and I haven't slept yet but anyway. If you do that you lose everything and all your earnings beyond what you need to survive is given to your debtors for five years or whatever and then it's written off.

I assume you may have a hard time borrowing money afterwards too, for some time. But that too is dropped eventually.

Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything.

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