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Comment: Re:0 if dead, more if alive. (Score 1) 155

by Shakrai (#47967431) Attached to: My resting heart rate:

On the other hand, I don't spend large parts of my life exercising and worrying about my health. Why spend 30% of your off-time to perhaps live 20% longer? Especially if most of that time is going to be in a retirement home, worrying about bowel movements and whether there will be pudding.

In no particular order:

* The person who is fit/healthy is less likely to end up unable to wipe his own ass in a retirement home.
* Fit and healthy people get more attention from the opposite sex.
* Exercise is a natural anti-depressant.
* Exercise boosts libido.
* You'll sleep better.
* You can eat more.

Of course there are no promises. You could be in the best shape of your life and get hit by a bus tomorrow. Such is life.

Comment: Re:cellular level too (Score 1) 128

by kimvette (#47963195) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

> I think SSRI's (& others pharmaceuticals like it) are extremely dangerous. I would rather them be prescribed Indica or Sativa depending on the need...

That is unfortunately not an option for everyone, since employers are still discriminating against cannabis use thanks to decades of lies from Uncle Sam.

Comment: Re:mostly clarity (Score 1) 128

by kimvette (#47963183) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

> Now, you seem to be hinting that the SSRI made you smarter (i.e. gave you clarity). But that's unlikely for a variety of reasons. Instead, it most likely made you feel smarter, more confident, etc. And maybe that's what you meant - that you had a unrealistically pessimistic view of the world and the SSRI caused you to have a less pessimistic view of the world.

Maybe he is confusing SSRIs with shrooms and/or LSD? ;)

Comment: Re:Then I guess you could say... (Score 1) 222

by kimvette (#47915979) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

> that schizophrenia itself has a bit of a split personality.


Schizophrenia is when you hear "god" telling you to kill that actress.

DID is when at times you really believe you are god, then a moment later you believe you're a receptionist at a law firm, then you believe you're a construction worker - and your personalities may or may not know one another and be friends. It's a really messed up condition - I had a friend with DID once and it was unnerving because I'd wonder who I would be talking to next time I'd see her. More recently I've encountered someone I've been chatting online with who at times insists she is Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess, and other times insists she is a different "god" and other times she is just her. Now, she could just be trolling people online but I really do think she genuinely has DID. It's a very strange condition.

Comment: Re:Not about ease, about authority (Score 1) 230

by tragedy (#47906707) Attached to: School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

As it is, you can't 'forget' to bring your fingerprint with you, or lose it on the bus, or have it stolen.

You can have your fingerprint stolen, although that's unlikely for school lunches. You can also lose your fingerprint from simple mechanical wear or chemicals. You can also simply not have fingerprints to start with.

Comment: Copying Samsung again (Score 0) 207

by kimvette (#47905671) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

There goes Apple, innovating, er, I mean copying Samsung again. Two or three years ago Samsung reportedly had run similar tests with sapphire screens and found large sapphire panels to be too brittle.

Incidentally, I purchased the iPhone 6 last year, when it was known as the Samsung Galaxy S4. ;)

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 213

by tragedy (#47897707) Attached to: Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

And since nothing bad happened, what exactly is your point?

I think that was exactly the point.

It's sort of like how, when North Korea attempted a satellite launch not too long ago, the news was full of stories about how incredibly irresponsible it was since a satellite breaking up in orbit could turn into a chain reaction that would scour all orbits of all satellites. These stories were coming, of course, from the propaganda machines of countries which have, on more than one occasion, intentionally blown up satellites in orbit to demonstrate military power.

Comment: Re:Batteries? Seriously? (Score 1) 488

by tragedy (#47878057) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

1. Swappable electric car batteries are the sane solution for fast-charging electric cars. Good to know it's actually on someone's radar. As for the cost, a city bus costs on the order of half a million dollars with operating costs around a quarter of a million dollars a year. With numbers like that, the batteries don't sound all that expensive. How many batteries you would need per bus depends on a number of factors. Charge time is a big one.

2. The trailer would be for mostly highway driving on fixed routes. Not a lot of tight twists and turns. The trailer also wouldn't have to be very long, and it's not as if segmented buses don't already exist. Aside from trailers, there's the possibility of roof mounting, or having some removable seats at the back and putting the extended battery storage inside the bus.

Comment: Re:I really don't my vital body parts to be on wif (Score 1) 183

by tragedy (#47868903) Attached to: In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

Encryption, message signing ... does it ring any bells?

All of which is meaningless if the cell phone is compromised. Most indications are that, these days, even without viruses, most cell phones are already intentionally compromised straight from the factory. This really is a job for a dedicated device.

Comment: Re:Batteries? Seriously? (Score 4, Insightful) 488

by tragedy (#47868811) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

It's also a question of flexibility. Sure, the bus doesn't need to go down every road, but they more or less can, providing flexibility

A electrically powered bus with overhead wires _and_ a battery could go down every road, more or less. There's still the problem of long haul trips. I'm still a little unclear on why the buses have to have a fixed battery capacity that has to charge in place as opposed to swappable, extendable batteries. Buses travel around on fixed routes with set schedules. Why can't there be multiple batteries for each bus, left charging at swap stations along the route. Make them automated. The driver can drive up, hop out, put a key into the swap station, position some forks onto the battery in the bus, push a button and have the used battery hauled out and a charged one slotted in. The whole thing shouldn't take more than five minutes. For long trips, why can't a bus haul a battery trailer with extra capacity?

Comment: Re:Competition is good. (Score 1) 211

by tragedy (#47859437) Attached to: Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

If the Soviet Union had managed LEO or the moon, do you think they would have not used it?

Where you wrote "do you think they would have not used it?", you were referring to your previous sentence, so the meaning was "do you think they would have not used it to gain a huge strategic and tactical advantage?" Which basically means "do you think they would have not used it to gain command of LEO militarily. So, if "managed" means "command of LEO militarily", then the sentence boils down to: "If the Soviet Union had gained command of LEO militarily, then do you think they would have not used it to gain command of LEO militarily. "If X, then do you not think X" is a tautology.

All life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities. -- Dawkins