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Comment: Re:What is the obsession with tattoos... (Score 1) 398

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.

The decision doesn't have to be logical; it was unanimous.