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Comment: Re:As a Canadian (Score 0) 881

by profaneone (#41885919) Attached to: Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

I used to drive a car, and I almost died in one when it crashed! Cars are horrible things - I'm glad we still have horses!

I offered a real world example, you offered a hypothetical. Responses like that make me sad for society. Is that 'Cognitive dissonance' of which you suffer? I am sure your single payer system covers that.....after many years and many ruined lives confirmed a need to declare it a 'real' problem.

Next!

Comment: Re:As a Canadian (Score 0, Flamebait) 881

by profaneone (#41881707) Attached to: Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

As an American, I used to be part of a single payer system of the US Government; I almost died because of said system :(
Luckily, a hospital (outside the approved, previously mentioned system) had been built closer to our apartment; my life was saved there.

Sounds like your 'Single Payer' is the new 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Plus here is a reporter telling how she was told to not use NHS:
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2012/08/meredith-vieira-recaps-the-london-olympics/

Thanks for playing!
   

Privacy

Nestle's GPS Tracking Candy Campaign 172

Posted by samzenpus
from the oompa-loompa-I'm-tracking-you dept.
colinneagle writes "In a cool yet creepy marketing campaign, Nestle plans to stalk UK consumers. The company kicked off a unique promotion called 'We will find you' that involves GPS trackers embedded in chocolate bars. When a winning consumer opens the wrapper, it activates and notifies the prize team who promises to track them down within 24 hours to deliver a check for £10,000. A Nestle spokesman added that 'inside their wrappers, the GPS-enabled bars looked just like normal chocolate bars.'"

Comment: Re:TLDR? Summary (Score 1) 926

Personally I had a vasectomy once I'd had two children - that's one each to replace me and my partner. Me fathering any more would be irresponsible.

Thank you for limiting other people's choices in life. Now I am forced to have a child just to replace myself. Why can't I choose not to have any kids and let some other couple who choose to love 3 kids take on that responsibility?

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M: Oh look, this isn't an argument.
A: Yes it is.
M: No it isn't. It's just contradiction.

Comment: Re:BGPMon Analysis (Score 1) 840

by profaneone (#35028166) Attached to: Egypt Shuts Off All Internet Access

So are the peers physically down, or just not announcing any prefixes? If it is a matter of (un)announced prefixes, then couldn't the points to which the peering points connect (or major points on the net) just statically route the blocks that were available last week as seen in BGPlay? Just wondering :\

Science

Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive 173

Posted by samzenpus
from the we're-going-to-need-more-whipped-cream dept.
Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Center, says the key to a man's heart, and other parts, is pumpkin pie. Out of the 40 odors tested in Hirsch's study, a mixture of lavender and pumpkin pie got the biggest rise out of men ages 18 to 64. That particular fragrance was found to increase penile blood flow by an average of 40%. "Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety. By reducing anxiety, it acted to remove inhibitions," said Hirsch.

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