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Comment: Re:This is ridiculous (Score 1) 456

If we reject this premise is there then any possibility to progress into a (hopefully one day) science of ethics? We need to look at such questions from a scientific angle, as the current state of all moral and ethics debate are tied hand and feet to religion. Such questions should be up for scientific debate, this (your questions) are probably not the correct start for the questioning into the realm of ethics but one need to start somewhere.

Anyhow, I would propose an answer of both your questions :)

What are the most dangerous sentences to say?
  Answer: Any sentence containing the words "God wants"

"Which are the most dangerous books to write?"
Answer: Any book containing the words "God wants"

If we start developing our understanding of ethic and moral, and one day is able to leave our current thousand year old dogmatic approach to these issues, I see no problem with having progress down whatever line of science.

Comment: Re:And half the Arctic countries don't care (Score 4, Insightful) 272

by artecco (#38224636) Attached to: Permafrost Loss Greater Threat Than Deforestation

Sorry, but I donâ(TM)t see the direct link between cost of gas and unemployment.

My country (Norway) has half the population density of the US, which I believe to be a better indication of the need for moving goods rather than the size of the country. At the same time we are paying approx. 11$/gal and have a unemployment rate at 3,6%.

This is of course in a fascist-liberal-socialist-communist-country; hence none of the above is applicable for the US.

+ - SPAM: Teenage vehicle insurance

Submitted by ignaciomaxwe1025
ignaciomaxwe1025 (2290626) writes "Why are teenager auto insurance rates so high? You might suppose that is unfair since you, or a teen in your family, is a really accountable driver.

However, insurance companies do view younger drivers as risky to cover. This is applicable to teenagers and young adults below age 25. This is nothing personal about your individual child. It is just that younger drivers, as a bunch, tend to make quite a lot of claims. These drivers haven't been driving long! They haven't been capable of establish their very own long and clear information yet. This is simply because they are young and have not been driving for a long time.

You might want to also read about teenage driver accident statistics.

Many mother and father are shocked once they get the primary charge notice for the kid that just acquired a drivers license. They had time to ascertain an excellent driving historical past and good credit. Their son or daughter has not had this opportunity. Some families get their charges doubled or tripled when Junior begins to drive!

There are some methods to make teenager automotive insurance rates more reasonably priced though. Do not suppose you are obligated to accept the primary policy you find.

Your child has little bargaining power on his or her own. But your family probably does have power. You may take advantage of reductions of a number of drivers. You may also find reductions for house and auto policies that may assist save plenty of money. Your complete invoice will most likely be decrease in case you preserve your baby on a household policy.

That does not imply you need to stick along with your old company though. If your outdated insurer is charging so much to cowl the youger drivers in your family, you've gotten the suitable to buy around. There could also be other corporations in your space which might be extra prepared to deal with younger drivers. They know that they'll supply a greater deal to higher risk younger individuals with a view to achieve more enterprise form the whole family. Some insurers additionally acknowledge that young drivers do grow up into mature drivers. In time, they may have their own households to cover. As part of a long run strategy to cowl your online business, they could reduce you a greater break.

You'll want to to benefit from reductions your teen driver could qualify for as well. Many insurers, however not all, supply a discount for accredited drivers training courses. These lessons might help younger drivers learn to be safer drivers. They'll also prevent some money. Different widespread reductions are given for good students. If your son or daughter has a B common, she or he may qualify! If you're looking for a new or used car for a young driver, additionally contemplate discounts for safety features, anti-theft gadgets, and safer car design. If you're looking for low-cost student car insurance you should definitely examine this website.

Each discount could prevent just a few p.c of your whole bill. However they will add up.

This will likely seem like rather a lot to consider. Many people simply acccept the upper value as a result of they are frightened about how complicated it's to buy coverage. Internet based insurance coverage quotes might be very helpful tools that can assist you evaluate space plans and policies!"

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Comment: Re:Of course you don't. (Score 1) 651

by artecco (#36447744) Attached to: Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'

Is it really that bad in the US?

As a Norwegian M.Sc I have a really nice job. Working from 08.00 to 16.00 (most of the time) with super cool electro/hydraulic/mechanical systems for oil and gas production.

I’m making approx. 190.000 US$/year + overtime and benefits. As a 35 year old, I don’t think I could have done much any better with another type of education/work.. My wife has approx. the same situation (also a M.Sc.)

BTW: I see other people trying to climb the corporate ladder in my company, but failing to do so because of internal corporate educational requirements. Do you guys have such requirements in US corporations?

Piracy

Sony Joins the Offensive Against Pre-Owned Games 461

Posted by Soulskill
from the saddle-up dept.
BanjoTed writes "In a move to counter sales of pre-owned games, EA recently revealed DLC perks for those who buy new copies of Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Now, PlayStation platform holder Sony has jumped on the bandwagon with similar plans for the PSP's SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. '[Players] will need to register their game online before they are able to access the multiplayer component of the title. UMD copies will use a redeemable code while the digital version will authenticate automatically in the background. Furthermore ... anyone buying a pre-owned copy of the game will be forced to cough up $20 to obtain a code to play online."
Games

Whatever Happened To Second Life? 209

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-blame-ralph dept.
Barence writes "It's desolate, dirty, and sex is outcast to a separate island. In this article, PC Pro's Barry Collins returns to Second Life to find out what went wrong, and why it's raking in more cash than ever before. It's a follow-up to a feature written three years ago, in which Collins spent a week living inside Second Life to see what the huge fuss at the time was all about. The difference three years can make is eye-opening."
Games

New WoW Patch Brings Cross-Server Instances 342

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-and-shiny dept.
ajs writes "World of Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King expansion was staggered into 4 phases. The fourth and final phase, patch 3.3, was released on Tuesday. This patch is significant in that it will be the first introduction of one of the most anticipated new features in the game since PvP arenas: the cross-realm random dungeon, as well as the release of new end-game dungeons for 5, 10 and 25-player groups. The patch notes have been posted, and so has a trailer. The ultimate fight against the expansion's antagonist, the Lich King a.k.a. Arthas, will be gated as each of the four wings of the final dungeon are opened in turn — a process that may take several months. The next major patch after 3.3 (presumably 4.0) will be the release of Cataclysm, the next expansion."
Bug

Saboteur Launch Plagued By Problems With ATI Cards 230

Posted by Soulskill
from the more-or-less-finished dept.
An anonymous reader writes "So far, there are over 35 pages of people posting about why EA released Pandemic Studios' final game, Saboteur, to first the EU on December 4th and then, after knowing full well it did not work properly, to the Americas on December 8th. They have been promising to work on a patch that is apparently now in the QA stage of testing. It is not a small bug; rather, if you have an ATI video card and either Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the majority (90%) of users have the game crash after the title screen. Since the marketshare for ATI is nearly equal to that of Nvidia, and the ATI logo is adorning the front page of the Saboteur website, it seems like quite a large mistake to release the game in its current state."
Image

Zombie Pigs First, Hibernating Soldiers Next 193

Posted by samzenpus
from the fattening-up-on-brains dept.
ColdWetDog writes "Wired is running a story on DARPA's effort to stave off battlefield casualties by turning injured soldiers into zombies by injecting them with a cocktail of one chemical or another (details to be announced). From the article, 'Dr. Fossum predicts that each soldier will carry a syringe into combat zones or remote areas, and medic teams will be equipped with several. A single injection will minimize metabolic needs, de-animating injured troops by shutting down brain and heart function. Once treatment can be carried out, they'll be "re-animated" and — hopefully — as good as new.' If it doesn't pan out we can at least get zombie bacon and spam."
Microsoft

Microsoft Game Software Preps Soldiers For Battle 44

Posted by Soulskill
from the blue-screen-of-real-death dept.
coondoggie writes "Soldiers may go into battle better prepared to handle equipment and with a greater knowledge of their surroundings after an intellectual property licensing deal Monday between Microsoft and Lockheed Martin that will deepen the defense giant's access to visual simulation technology. The intellectual property agreement between the two focuses on Microsoft ESP, a games-based visual simulation software platform for the PC."
First Person Shooters (Games)

Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Posted by Soulskill
from the be-careful-they-cheat dept.
Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.
PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

Posted by Soulskill
from the quick-who-knows-a-good-ps3-flight-sim dept.
bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."
Censorship

Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-the-thought-that-counts dept.
thief21 writes "After claims that console versions Modern Warfare 2 had been recalled in Russia due to complaints from politicians and the gaming public over the infamous airport slaughter scene, it turns out the stories were completely untrue. Activision never released a console version of the game in Russia." Instead, they simply edited the notorious scene out of the PC version. They did this of their own volition, since Russia doesn't have a formal ratings committee.

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