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Comment: Here's why I'm annoyed (Score 1) 774

I'm seriously annoyed because:
1) New Mad Max movie comes out
2) I plan to go see it with no expectations.
3) reviews start to say "It's great", and I hammer them down. Expect great , you'll be disappointed.
4 ) reviews start harping on how feminist it is.
5) I realize now I won't be able to watch it without constantly looking for how feminist it is, or framing the film in feminist terms. It's like someone saying "Don't think of an elephant".

Comment: Re:Trading one kind of risk for another. (Score 1) 335

by kaatochacha (#49722579) Attached to: Stock Market Valuation Exceeds Its Components' Actual Value

I've used odd unknown money to buy things in stores, such as US Half Dollars
Staff generally accept whatever you say, as long as you look like you're not lying.
In fact, they often say "Hmm, I think I'll buy that and take it home."
so, if I tried trading a $50 gold piece at Mcd's, I'm willing to bet the cashier would take it, give me my change, and buy it from the drawer.

Comment: Re:What is the obsession with tattoos... (Score 1) 403

by kaatochacha (#49590473) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

It's also entirely possible that the older UIDs have seen more tattoos for longer, and see how they begin to look....ragged or dated...after a period of time.
Plus, the fact that they ( Like me) may remember almost getting some tattoo bit of idiocy in college and are thoroughly grateful they never went through with it.
For me, it would have been the "Milk and Cheese" dueling shoulder pieces. Because one's a carton of hate and the other's a wedge of spite.

Comment: Re:What's the big deal with intelligence? (Score 1) 366

by kaatochacha (#48196767) Attached to: Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

I'd prefer a happy kid who's satisfied with working his "dead-end job" and generally satisfied with his life, than a kid who's a real hard charging go-getter asshole.
In fact, I'm almost comfortable making the argument that we should be scanning for the asshole gene, and eliminating it.

However, society needs a few assholes to keep things moving.
Society also needs, in vastly greater quantities, happy satisfied people who aren't always pushing ambition to it's limit. Though I'm sure someone somewhere will refer to them as sheeple and downplay their importance.

Comment: Re:Scarier still.... (Score 1) 366

by kaatochacha (#48191461) Attached to: Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Thanks for that honest appraisal,
This is what scares me about when we begin mucking around with our genetic code to fish for better results: there are often unknown reasons for some of it. If people were MEANT to all be geniuses, we would have evolved that way a long time ago with it being such a huge advantage. Odds are, success in some areas means possibly shorting some other area: sociability, physical health, mental wellness, lack of imagination, etc.

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. -- Jeremy S. Anderson