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Comment: Re:There is some truth to it (Score 1) 320

by genner (#49130003) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP

Ask any police officer or health care provider how people act during the full moon. They will almost always tell you that they are busier and people are crazier around that time of the month - consistently - although they can't quite explain why.

Confirmation bias. I've heard the same thing from nurses, but the fact is, no correlation has been found.

There have been studies showing it messes with a good nights sleep. Your own link even admits that, Lack of sleep does tend to make people a little crazier.

Comment: Re: Just use OpenBSD, for crying out loud! (Score 1) 134

by genner (#49100461) Attached to: Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish

What makes you think openbsd hasn't been corrupted by some third party? Just because of the size of the target? Even squirrels get shot for food, and that's a small target. You are betting on security thru obscurity, not a safe bet.

Silly goose - haven't you heard? FreeBSD is the cure to all problems. To the point where you can say you have a bunion on your foot, yup, FreeBSD will fix that for ya. It's like a modern washday miracle!

Well you see FreeBSD does everything you need, so there's no need to stand up ever again. So the bunion on your foot won't matter.

Comment: Re:Make them pay (Score 1) 365

by genner (#49054671) Attached to: Smoking Is Even Deadlier Than Previously Thought

Smokers should be charged much higher premiums for health insurance. Former smokers should be charged slightly more than they are That will encourage them to quit. Never-smokers could recieve lower premiums.

Of course there would have to be a law change to allow this.

Most insurance providers in the US already do this.

Comment: Re:Literally? (Score 2) 645

by genner (#48999989) Attached to: Does Showing a Horrific Video Serve a Legitimate Journalistic Purpose?

yes they are "literally" advancing their cause

... and you are figuratively moving the goalposts. "Advancing their cause" is not the same thing as "working for". If you literally work for someone, that means you take direction from them, and are paid for your efforts.

Give it up man. Even Oxford updated the definition of the word.

Comment: Re:Switch off; turn on! (Score 1) 228

by genner (#48883997) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.

Wow. Does he realize how completely out of touch with reality that sounds? He says *imagine* when in the future, with [my] technology, you will be able to "interact with the things going on in the room."

NEWS FLASH! I can now, Eric Schmidt. And anyone can. All you have to do it turn off your cell phone and begin interacting!

Cell phones come with an off button now? When did that happen?

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.