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Comment: Re:Great idea! (Score 1) 175

by cjjjer (#49017537) Attached to: Hobbyists Selling Tesla Coil Kits To Fund Drone Flight Over North Korea

It is simply the new reality we are living in. If NK starts killing people over it, it is only a testament to how out of touch with reality their regime is. . .

. . . or how some people will try anything including poking a sleeping bear with a stick just to get 15 min of fame . . .

Comment: Re:Downvotes (Score 1) 467

by cjjjer (#48988799) Attached to: Twitter CEO: "We Suck" At Dealing With Trolls, Vows To Kick Them Out
Not really down/up votes are not the answer because it gives to much power to the individual user.

What I think Twitter should do is bring back general public verification so that individuals who give up a certain amount of anonymity get it. Then you have the choice to follow only verified accounts, or filter your mentions/timeline with only verified tweets. Sure there are people who will abuse but it would be easier for twitter to block them. Since most people who I know that have personal twitter accounts they already have put themselves out there.

Comment: I wonder if they also considered stress (Score 3, Interesting) 348

by cjjjer (#48855785) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day
One of the issues with studies like this are they very specific and don't look at the associated environment(s). What I mean is most people who sit all day in a job can be pretty bored/stressed/hate their job kind of people. And since stress is also a contributor to some or all of the diseases ailments they mentioned who is to say that by sitting and working in a boring/stressful job isn't more of the factor than just sitting.

Comment: Re:One mile? (Score 1) 784

by cjjjer (#48829183) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
I lived in northern Canada and walked about 2km to school each day (the school was on the other side of town) from when I was 8 and up. While there was only ever one confirmed pedo in town I had to walk through a forest trail to get there. Going north and south on the trail got you to each part of the town, east and west and you could find yourself lost pretty quickly. The dangers you ask, the occasional bear/wolf/moose sighting in the area.

Comment: Another take on the matter... (Score 1) 359

by cjjjer (#47694759) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted
The 30 patients taken and the contaminated materials are now in some field being killed and or and burned. It's not unthinkable that people in the government or just scared individuals will "purge" the area of all infected individuals. I would suspect this more than anything since the areas are prone to religious superstition. They could see this as punishment and the only way to fix the solution is cleansing of the infected.

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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