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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?

Comment: Re:The WHO (Score 1) 478

by non0score (#47969207) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"
Major breakthrough? I don't think you have to even go there. Given our current rate of progress in biotech/genetics research (not even counting the acceleration that happens as time goes on), we can probably get significant life extensions for healthy people already in their 40s and 50s. Heck, given that they're getting life extensions, I won't be surprised if by the time their life extensions are "up" that they would have even more.

Comment: Re: Bad idea. (Score 1) 101

by non0score (#47954771) Attached to: Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS
You can just install it yourself (it's not a secret you can install Linux on chromebooks). It's not like chrome os can't run Linux. If the average user can't figure this out, they probably shouldn't be using Linux in the first place. They should stick to something easier like, well, chrome os.

Comment: Make the cliff of patent expiration gradual? (Score 1) 240

by non0score (#47653273) Attached to: Patents That Kill
One way to avoid the patent cliff (and perhaps foster innovation) is to use double declining balance deprecation in accounting. As in, if a patent-holding company sues another company for patent infringement, then the final damages will be reduced by the fraction of the residual value. So patent-holding companies will be compelled to innovate, since at some point less than lifetime of the patent, another company may decide to violate it anyway since it's economic to do so.

Of course, I have no idea how this would apply to embargos.

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau