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Comment: Re:Does it actually matter (Score 3, Insightful) 121

We're building a deep international surveillance state combined with growing capabilities in machine learning and pattern recognition. I expect the laws we ignore today will be enforced internationally, effectively and draconianly as part of "trade" agreements with a side helping of "Terrorism!" and Who will think of the children!" in the future. I don't know what will happen but I expect ownership of copyrights will be even more valuable in the future.

It's far fetched, but possible to imagine a future as extreme as one where a combination of listening to a song in public, facial and other recognition. persistent public tracking and law enforcement linking to corporate databases might get you sanctioned for listening to a song you aren't paying a fee for.

Comment: Re:Online blackouts (Score 1) 216

by mikeabbott420 (#49516947) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming
I can't imagine watching news when I can read so much faster and from so many more sources. Live sports are my kryptonite, even with NFL gamepass there are blackouts where I wouldn't be able to watch until the games were over.
If I could just cheer for Minnesota instead of the Pats, that would solve the prime time game problem ;)

Comment: Re:People with makeup and dyed hair aren't logical (Score 4, Informative) 591

the breathing reflex is based on CO2 . Breathing pure nitrogen would reduce CO2 so as to satisfy that mechanism , but not providing the O2 survival requires. O2 in the blood is used up quickly, that is why we need to breathe constantly.

Comment: Re:deflate gate (Score 1) 76

by mikeabbott420 (#49496741) Attached to: StarTalk TV Show With Neil DeGrasse Tyson Starts Monday
We are still waiting on the NFL to reveal any official data but the last story out was that only one ball, the one the Colts had possession of, was significantly under inflated. This is another problem, beyond rushing your work, in dealing with topical, controversial subjects. You may not be working with good data. Another aspect is that when you seek attention by combing those mistakes to disparage peoples reputation you end up permanently damaging your own reputation. I'll certainly remember this incident whenever Tyson is mentioned.

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