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Comment: Re:this is getting old (Score 1) 206

by non0score (#48814437) Attached to: China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall
Except 1) the JSF is a piece of crap that underperforms relative to the older F-22 (yes, this is a specific example). 2) If the US renegs on its debts, you'll have bigger problems that what you're saying. It'd be the US vs the rest of the world, and I'm sure the US isn't going to win that one.

Comment: Re:Death is a creative force. (Score 1) 273

by non0score (#48807317) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'
Even if GK or Stalin were clinically immortal, they wouldn't have been invincible. In other words, when you are immortal, there is probably less incentive for you to piss off the populace enough that they'd mobilize to kill you. That and how has death prevented new malevolent dictators from arising?

Furthermore, the only thing we'd need to do to make sure rich people don't sit on their wealth is to simply institute a progressive tax system that takes a percentage of your wealth (not income) every year. (this is effectively what inflation does, except it's a flat rate and disproportionally affects the poor)

Comment: Re:Population control (Score 1) 273

by non0score (#48807215) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'
I think one thing people like you never get is that all this research is in how to reverse aging, NOT simply keeping you alive with a progressively older physical body. When that happens, you live at the physical age of whatever your choosing (most likely 25 or so) for the foreseeable future. Which means unless you've amassed enough wealth, you still need to keep working. However, you're just as capable as when you were 25 years after you were born, if not more (due to accumulated knowledge/experience).

Comment: Re:Under US Jurisdiction? (Score 3, Interesting) 281

by non0score (#48602737) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services
While the major providers can't talk about it, not all gov't requests get served. The point is that yes, there is always that possibility that your account gets handed a request, but at least with Google services, you won't get picked up in random dragnet-style surveillance. That's difficult to claim for all the other major providers, and is precisely what Eric Schmidt is claiming.

Comment: "Competition" (Score 1) 101

by non0score (#48490363) Attached to: Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition
The whole point for many people in getting the Surface Pro is its Wacom digitizer, which is where the majority of its additional cost is coming from. To compare that to the LG is just completely missing the point -- it's basically saying that capacitive pens are just as good as Wacom tech.

Comment: Re:No clue? (Score 1) 237

by non0score (#48478259) Attached to: Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs
I don't know about the validity of your argument of spending search/ad revenue on other areas. I don't see any reason why MS Office shouldn't pay for IE. Just like I don't see why hotels can't offer me free bag service when I stay at the same hotel (since, you know, my hotel charges pay for the people that handle my bags, and I don't pay for the free bag services directly).

Comment: Re:what? (Score 1) 138

by non0score (#48376081) Attached to: Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group
There's a difference between selling below market rate and selling at a loss. And that difference stems from the fact that NASA never purchased their gas at market rate to begin with. Put it another way, if selling below market rate means playing favorites, then who exactly are the favorites on Black Friday? And who exactly is losing money?

Comment: Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (Score 1) 839

by non0score (#48165225) Attached to: Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right
All of your examples (i.e. privacy) only indicate "police state" to me; I don't see the "socialism" part. Or did you mean to add "adding the highway system, launching GPS, getting humans to the moon, and inventing the internet that you're posting your replies on" part as well?

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.