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Comment: Re:Cause, or effect? (Score 2, Insightful) 322

by reboot246 (#49375383) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains
There you go, making sense again.

I was raised in a very poor family, one of the poorest in our city, but I have an IQ that's very high, and I always made good grades in school. I don't see the relationship between poverty and smaller brains, nor do I see the relationship between poverty and crime. Of course I was raised in a good family that wasn't trash.

Parental involvement makes more of a difference, and unmarried teens are simply not the best parents. Ask any teacher and they can tell you which students have parents who care.

Comment: Re:Oh goody (Score 1) 352

by reboot246 (#49366665) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
SCOTUS can go jump. For most of this country's history immigration was a state matter. Go read your history and you'll see that states controlled immigration, and the feds stepped in only when requested. It makes sense when you read the word "state" as "country", the way it was meant to be by the Founders.

Comment: Re:Price is ridiculous (Score 1) 79

by reboot246 (#49331659) Attached to: Better Disaster Shelters than FEMA Trailers (Video)
Exactly my thought, too. Instead of an EXO, why not just make a portable toilet a little bit larger to include space for a couple of beds? At least you'd have a place to go to the bathroom. Cooking could be at a separate, community-based facility.

The EXO is extremely overpriced for what it is - a large plastic box that sleeps four uncomfortably.

Comment: I call BS (Score 1) 143

by reboot246 (#49310925) Attached to: Excess Time Indoors May Explain Rising Myopia Rates
I grew up in the 50s and 60s, and I spent most of my time (when not in school) outdoors. We rarely went indoors during summer break, in fact they had to make us come back in during thunderstorms. I was nearsighted by the time I was in 4th grade and had glasses shortly after that.

As an adult I've worked outside for the past 39 years. Still nearsighted and still wear glasses.

What caused my bad vision? Certainly not too much time spent indoors, right?

Comment: Re:20 years and not many failures. (Score 1) 307

I can count hard drive failures on one hand and have five fingers left over. That's right, I've never had a hard drive fail.

I even have an old 20 MB hard drive that I bought for an Atari 520ST that still works, and the Atari still works, too! Can't do much with it nowadays, but it still runs the programs off the hard drive just fine.

Case fans are my bugaboo. I guess I should buy better ones. I've had several fail over the years. No other failures except one small power supply. I'm either lucky or I just maintain my machines better.

Comment: Re:They're from the government and they're gonna h (Score 1) 130

by reboot246 (#49306675) Attached to: ISPs Worry About FCC's 'Future Conduct' Policing
Call me crazy, but I'd much rather trust corporations than government. Corporations have to answer to shareholders, and to a lesser extent, their customers. Government answers to nobody. Plus, government has the force of arms on their side; corporations don't.

The worst situation is what we have now - corporations and government in bed with each other. Then we're really getting screwed.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.