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Comment: Re:I'm the app's developer. Happy to answer questi (Score 1) 121

by gl4ss (#48671545) Attached to: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

how do you deal with people just writing their name on a piece of paper and putting that on the copyright page? manual verification, including manually reading the copyright page and checking that's the copyright page? just by that it would be too tedious to cheat that way?

(it's already pretty tedious to have to write the name on every book, that kind of takes away the getting the entire library in a snap as I find that it's pretty unlikely for many people to have _any_ public domain books)

Comment: Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (Score 1) 435

by gl4ss (#48658547) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

meanwhile, in real life the life expectancy of someone 20 today is vastly different than someone being 20 even just 100 years ago.

unless.. unless.. you count out premature deaths due to disease, warring, breaking your leg, getting random infection from a splinter and all number of other ways to die including malnutrition - or maybe you don't think that 30+ extra years is vastly different or that the population boom of last century just happened only because people wanted to fuck more without condoms. hunter gatherers didn't exactly have that much to eat - in fact, by definition, they ate all they could and still didn't have enough and that's what kept the population numbers low - and more importantly they didn't have a choice in what they ate, they just ate what they had - and paleo diet freakos don't seem to mind too much that there's some tribes that eat the paleo diet and fuck.. they aren't living long at all.

as to this guy living to 120+. sure, why not. but I'l believe it when I see it, right now he is just a kook and on the edge of going just full crazy and has just picked up stuff to support him to live so long with gut feeling.

besides the life topic.. a floating elitist country with no minimum wage laws, implying imported slave labor because the no minimum wage laws is meaningless without such? then why the fuck doesn't he just move to saudi arabia and be done with it. it's already mostly accessible by sea and air anyways and runs a society where if you have money you can do whatever the fuck you want and can buy maids from a mall.

Comment: Re:Statistical studies (Score 1) 130

by gl4ss (#48658183) Attached to: Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

3. is kind of moot.

why? anyone can publish anything they want on the internet. if it's interesting and the results actually work, it WILL make an impact.

I mean, take a look at youtube and the amounts of people trying to replicate shit that has been proven not to work! yet they try to make the free energy shit work again and again.

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 717

He said "One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years"

Yes, he is promoting the idea that the ice caps are going to be gone.

You can see him claim 5-7 years here (from 2009) :

BTW, it is now 5 years later and there was still ice this summer.

Comment: Re:What a horrible first world problem (Score 1) 291

by Archangel Michael (#48653145) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

"Too many" is not "wrong kind"

We should be able to articulate what we intended much better than was done here, especially those people criticizing literature and editing skills. If this was a formatting error (as was indicated) then that was the problem, the letter should have indicated it. And since it was a formatting problem, it was easy to fix, as was proven in this matter.

There was no need to remove the book, and a human (not an automated response) could (and should) have politely asked for a correction. Amazon simply came across as a boor.

Comment: Re:What a horrible first world problem (Score 2) 291

by Archangel Michael (#48652543) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

And "The Interview" was a problem for Kim (North Korea, not Kardashian) so what? The problem with listening to every whiner is that they get too much power in the process, and normal people start being impacted by all the various "rules" the whiners come up with that serve no purpose other than to annoy everyone else.

Hey, I just described political correctness :-D

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 717

What would you label Al Gore "the polar caps will be gone in twenty years!!!" and the people who believed in drowning polar bears?

What do you call people who said weather would be extreme and unbearable within a few years, but it never happened.

These are extraordinary claims, yet they are proven false time and time again. THE only thing Science has proven, is CO2 levels rising. The rest of the predictive outcomes have been largely falsified.

Pohl's law: Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere, will not hate it.