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Comment: Re:Exodus (Score 1) 276

by Anne Thwacks (#49797111) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing?
Unfortunately, Africa is already full of people who hate micromanagement and value their privacy, and are prepared to tolerate higher crime rates and more accidents to avoid the horrors of Western Democracy.

My guess is you will find it hard to sell them drugs offering "longer life" when those who are not killed by medical intervention, accidents or poor hygene live longer than westerners, and have good lifestyle (large families, parties, respect, etc) that they would not get in the West.

Comment: Re:The rich and powerful (Score 1) 276

by dargaud (#49797061) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing?
Oh yeah, like the 'miracle' cure for hepatitis C recently invented, which cures 99% of patients who were previously incurable ? In my country it's priced at 60k$ per patient, as a surefire way to bankrupt the healhcare system. It wouldn't even surprise me if the pill cost 1$ to manufacture. It's not like there are alternatives.

+ - Billboard advertising banned products in Russia hides if it recognizes cops

Submitted by m.alessandrini
m.alessandrini writes: In response to a ban of food imported from the European Union, an Italian grocery in Russia hired an ad agency to create a billboard with a camera and facial recognition software, that's able to change to a different ad when it recognizes the uniform of Russian cops. Link: http://gizmodo.com/this-ad-for...

Comment: Ronnie Phone (Score 5, Informative) 199

by PopeRatzo (#49795819) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

Just for the record, the "Obamaphone" program has a name. It's called the "Lifeline Assistance Program" and was started in the 1980s by...Ronald Reagan. It has nothing to do with Obama.




Comment: 68000 (Score 1) 19

by squiggleslash (#49795625) Attached to: New Freescale I.MX6 SoCs Include IoT-focused UltraLite

Seems a shame that the heirs to the 68xx legacy these days just put out commodity standard architecture (ie ARM, PPC, etc) chips.

Is Freescale doing anything with the 68000 series these days? I assume the related but not quite the same ColdFire is still in production, but last I looked that hadn't advanced very much since the last 68060s in the 1990s.

Comment: Re:Competition works better (Score 1) 233

When people talk about "we haven't returned to the moon" [bfy.tw], it refers to the end of the Apollo program.

So, the trips we've made to the moon SINCE the Apollo program (the most recent was in 2013), just don't count? Why is that?

Further, you apparently posted that "Let Me Google That For You" link without looking at any of the search results that Google provided you. The first link is to a Quora discussion about manned space travel, the second is a CNN article about whether we still need to have men on the moon.

So are you suggesting that only manned missions count as space exploration?

But then... your somewhat hastily provided Google resultsreally start to get interesting:

We get a YouTube video about extraterristrials, two pages from "Above Top Secret" and a website that suggests, "NASA is hiding a very dark secret from us" and that's why we haven't been to the moon. Then there's a link to a young adult Transformers novel on Google books and then a site called "Educating Humanity" which tells us the reason we haven't sent men to the moon is...aliens.

The next time you think to post a "Let Me Google That For You" page, you might want to actually check the links it provides to make sure they don't make you look like a complete schmuck.

Comment: Re:I got it! (Score 1) 109

I reallize the a person is going to take what the market will pay them, but it is seriously difficult to imagine that they are worth that much.

Then you really won't want to read about David M. Zaslav, from the Discovery Network and The Learning Channel (former home of the Duggar family and Honey Boo Boo) who's total compensation in 2014 was...$156 million!


It is good to be an oligarch.

Comment: Re:Live Bullshit Shipped to SF Site Users by Slash (Score 1) 50

by Khyber (#49795471) Attached to: Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs

Various Toolbars, like Ask.com, and other shit.

No, your information is not safe. SF is hijacking accounts claiming them to be abandoned (and being caught in the lie) in order to wrap the installer around the software package without consent of the account owner.

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