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Comment: Re:so electric cars (Score 1) 67

To manufacture electric cars you have to use materials that are more costly, harder to mine and toxic (lithium and mercury). So they create more pollution to. Also electric cars have to get there electricity from somewhere that's generating pollution as well. The sum gain of electric cars is about the same as regular cars. The pollution just comes in another form.

Comment: I don't think we need to immunize child so early (Score -1) 387

by randomErr (#47240507) Attached to: California Whooping Cough Cases "an Epidemic"
I think there's enough creditable evidence out there to suggest that young children under the age of 3 shouldn't have any immunization because thier systems aren't developed enough to deal with the shots. But by 3 they should be required to be immunized before attending and public school. Also I this there should be mandated boosters in public middle and highschool. You don't want to follow the rules then you don't get the free education.

Comment: Re: Bad marketing (Score 2) 127

by randomErr (#47193777) Attached to: Sony Overtakes Rival Nintendo In Console Sales
I think the root cause should be looked at why they have bad marketing. IMHO: the senior management staff is getting old an inflexible. Iwata can't even come to E3 because of health concerns. Nintendo as a whole is no longer flexible enough to meet market demands and users want. When have they release a good game where they truly innovate? It seems like all they want to do is farm out their game to child studio's and have them make just enough changes to sell s few copies. The Mario Kart is the perfect case. Its Nintendo's character riding around a track. From most early reviews its getting a mediocre review because there is nothing really ground breaking. If Nintendo really want to get serious then they need they really need to push the indy developer program again. They need to hire back the 10% of North America marketers they fired. Finally they need to come up with new marketing plan. Sega of America was in teh EXACT same place with the Genesis. What they did was work with SoJ and created a little game called Sonic the Hedge. Then they built a whole new marketing plan to get out of the old tired ways to the Genesis. Ha, to think Sega's history maybe what it takes to save Nintento>

Comment: Re:Behind the curve (Score -1) 1040

by randomErr (#47153425) Attached to: Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
The issue isn't Walmart its the mom and pop's. Because they don't have the revenue to invest in mechanization and automated distribution they have much more labor. A 5% increase in the minimum wage could easily be 20% increase in costs. The net affect is reduced benefits and the possibility the business closing shop. Then Kmart, Walmart Meijers, Costcos moves in. My solution is that we reduce regulation so people can start new businesses easier and we cut the fat and useless programs in Washington and at home so we don't have to be taxed so much.

+ - UN Convention on Conventional Weapons Talks about Terminator-like Machines

Submitted by randomErr
randomErr (172078) writes "A four-day session in Geneva to prevent the nightmare scenario of autonomous machines fighting wars and possibly us will occur this November. "Killer robots would threaten the most fundamental of rights and principles in international law," warned Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch. Robots and unmanned aircraft whose human controllers push the trigger from a far-distant base are currently stationed around the globe."

+ - Protein 'GDF11' Found in Young Blood Shown to Restore Mental and Physical Health

Submitted by randomErr
randomErr (172078) writes "The protein 'GDF11' that is found in large quantities in young people has been tested in mice with great regenerative properties. The 'vampire therapy' of blood transfusion from young people was shown to reverse heart damage last year. Full human trials are planned to start in the next 2-3 years."

+ - Microsoft calls out malicious downloaders->

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mpicpp (3454017) writes "Microsoft is putting makers of downloader software on notice when it sees that their products are being used to infect PCs, and it is telling anti-virus vendors that perhaps these downloader programs ought to be tagged as malware.

In its latest Security Intelligence Report the company notes that the use of formerly benign downloaders has increasingly become a means to infect computers with malware, particularly click-fraud programs and ransomware in which attackers extort cash from victims in return for restoring their machines to a functional state.

As part of its industry collaboration, Microsoft shares the data it gathers from its customers about infections with relevant parties. In this case it tells the downloader makers in hopes they can restrict use of their products to legitimate purposes."

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+ - $200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?->

Submitted by netbuzz
netbuzz (955038) writes "The worst of DRM is set to infest law school casebooks. One publisher, AspenLaw, wants students to pay $200 for a bound casebook but at the end of class they have to give it back. Aspen is touting this arrangement as a great deal in that the buyer will get an electronic version and assorted online goodies once they return the actual book. However, law professors and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are calling it nothing but a cynical attempt to undermine used book sales, as well as the first sale doctrine that protects used bookstores and libraries."
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+ - Astrophysicists Build a Virtual Universe->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "In the most detailed effort yet, astrophysicists and cosmologists have modeled the evolution of the universe right down to the formation of individual galaxies. The results of the mammoth computer simulation neatly match multiple astronomical observations, ranging from the distribution of galaxies in massive galaxy clusters to the amounts of neutral hydrogen gas in galaxies large and small. The findings once again neatly confirm cosmologists' standard theory of the basic ingredients of the universe and how it evolved—a result that may disappoint researchers hoping for new puzzles to solve."
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+ - IBM System/360 joins "Mad Men" television show->

Submitted by McGruber
McGruber (1417641) writes "The May 4, 2014 episode of the "Mad Men" introduced a new bad guy character: an IBM System/360 (

The computer replaced the "creative lounge" where the show's fictional copywriters spit-balled ideas. Fictional character explained "This machine is intimidating because it contains infinite quantities of information and that's threatening because human existence is finite. But isn't it godlike that we've mastered the infinite? The IBM 360 can count more stars in a day than we can count in a lifetime. ""

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