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Comment Re:It's profitable (Score 1) 139

Still, that's going to be a problem for the advertising companies and content providers to solve, and since the longer they wait before fixing the problem with malvertising the harder it will be to fix the effects of that foot dragging it's a classic case of reaping what you sow, so screw 'em. If they want to try and destroy their entire industry, I certainly don't have a problem with that.

Bill Hicks had it right. He didn't even include any exceptions for people who have landed an advertising job which doesn't include lying to people. He just said kill yourself and the world would be a better place if all the marketers did that. Sadly, only the ones who are closest to having a soul would do so. The rest will continue to exist just to shit up our landscape.

Comment Re:Which is why (Score 1) 74

... you don't make any important decisions based on a single paper. That's true for hard sciences as well as social sciences.

OK, tell that to the NIH. Or hey, tell the APA. The DSM might need a little love. Those traitorous fucks.

The truth is that the course of our lives is often decided, by fiat, on the basis of a single study

Comment Re:Comparison? (Score 1) 74

You also don't have to prove that a drug is safe or efficacious to sell a derivative of it. All you have to prove is that it doesn't kill many more people than the last version. You not only don't have to prove that it works better, you don't have to prove that it works at all.

Comment Re:"quality of finish" does anybody really care? (Score 2) 107

I thought large bezels were absurd until I actually started using an assortment of portable devices. Now I realize that having a place for my fingers to wrap around to on a phone, or just a place to hold the thing between thumb and forefinger for a tablet, is actually a feature and not a problem. Having the screen right out to the edge means accidental touches on the side of the display, at least, for my fat fingers.

Comment Re:That's gonna be a nope (Score 1) 107

3: Timeless design. Not silver painted plastic. The Palm V is 15+ years old, and it still looks decent even compared to modern units.

The Palm V looks like something shat out by a more modern handheld. Seriously. It looks like my Transformer Prime did a poo. At least pick a Tungsten.

I like the idea of a phone that can run multiple operating systems at once, though. That would be neat, if it didn't punch your battery in the nuts.

Comment Re:There are also seismic implications to this. (Score 1) 264

The extra eruptions may actually be a good thing as the ash clouds will have a albedo increasing, therefore cooling, effect. To bad if you live near one, or in California.

I live in the world's largest volcano field, in California, you insensitive clod!

Comment Re:I can tell from the comments (Score 1) 264

Storms change beaches a lot faster than the alleged ocean level change.

It's funny you mention storms, because a small change in ocean level rise equals a substantial increase in flood surge distances inland. It's obviously going to be greater than 1:1 because the land slopes, on average, at less than 45 degrees; especially around FL, LA, etc.

Three inches of ocean level rise means feet less beach, even without storms.

Comment Re:Easy to say, hard to do (Score 1) 264

If this is actually a credible report, then the U.S. government needs to stop funding the rebuilding/construction of areas that are CURRENTLY under sea level like New Orleans and the dikes and berms around it.

That turns out to be harder than you would think.

Uh no. No it isn't, at least, not to do a pretty decent job. You just don't give any funding for rebuilding, you prohibit any funding given for other purposes from being used for rebuilding, and you prohibit any disaster relief check recipients from using the money for buying back into their ruined communities. Some people will do it anyway, spend the minimum effort preventing that during the escrow process, some people will slip through but you can catch most of 'em.

You may not be able to stop people from moving back into those neighborhoods, but you sure can avoid spending money on it, at least most of it.

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.