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Comment: Re:"Not eradicated" isn't needed (Score 1) 163

by TheRaven64 (#47727069) Attached to: New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells
The point that the grandparent is trying to make is that you don't need to prevent cancer, you need to prevent cancerous cells from having a serious adverse effect on the organism. There are a number of benign growths that have cancer-like properties that people can live with and that don't spread over the body. Being able to differentiate the benign versions from the malignant and kill off the malignant cells would not require eradicating the cancer mechanism, but would (from the perspective of humans outside of the medical profession) count as curing cancer.

Comment: Re:it's not the ads it's the surveillance. (Score 1) 486

by TheRaven64 (#47727059) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year
I wonder if this will change, given all of the reports about web advertising being a bubble. Advertisers are starting to notice that, for most of them, the ROI is tiny and that's eventually going to trickle up the supply chain. If Microsoft were smart, they'd sell off their ad business while it's still at an overinflated price and then work to kill the market.

Comment: Re:Which shows that they are doing this wrong. (Score 1) 115

by WindBourne (#47726071) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?
You obviously do not realize. In this case, they do not have footings on those. Just a base. As such, they can do that elsewhere and bring it in via truck (have to reach the area via car, so, it is right on a parking lot). Taking this approach, they can cut the time needed in half, and possibly the money.

Comment: LOL; Utah and Google anybody? (Score 2) 262

by WindBourne (#47725141) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike
Because a city in Utah had already started a system and had it in place, they were able to lease it to Google, which Google did.
If anything, that shows that gov. helping its citizens, and then working businesses, goes MUCH FURTHER, than allowing large business monopolies.

Comment: Re:0.15 degree from a 3.7 kelvin... that's "cool" (Score 1) 36

No doubt that is what ppl like you said when the wright brothers flew about 100' just over 110 years ago.
And it is the same thing that was said by others like you when America made the lithium Batteries.
Or when Goddard flew the first liquid rocket.

It is obvious that important issues escape you.

Comment: Re:Manipulation of money (Score 1) 213

Sigh
America's central bank HAS dumped $ over the last 3 years. That was to stop what these other nations were doing. Had they not been manipulating, then when we dumped our $, and if they kept theirs at a set amount, then the foreign money to the $ would have dropped (i.e. more $ to the ruppe/won/yuen/etc). That was NOT the case. Instead, it continued rising relative to the $.

Now, as to other moneys, NZ's dollar dropped because the one-way trade with US increased, combined with US$ dumping $ to stop these other nations from trying to sink America. And our central bank has HELPED NZ with that.

Comment: Re:Manipulation of money (Score 1) 213

When it is considered the main money of the world, no, you can NOT manipulate it easily. To throw China and others off, we DID dump $ on the market, but we also helped allies to overcome the issues with it. OTOH, China, India, Vietnam, etc are suffering massive inflation due to their manipulation.

Comment: Re:it's not the ads it's the surveillance. (Score 1) 486

by TheRaven64 (#47722349) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

The self-destructing cookies plugin for Firefox has the cookie management policy that I want. Sites can leave whatever cookies they want, but they are silently removed when I navigate away from the page (there's also an undo feature, so if I realise after navigating away that I actually wanted the site to store something persistent, I can retrieve it). It also does the same for HTML5 local storage and will aggressively delete tracking cookies from ad networks. It needed basically no configuration other than to whitelist a few sites as I go.

I'd love to see Microsoft and Apple integrate this kind of functionality into IE and Safari. I doubt Google would do the same for Chrome, as they rely too heavily on aggressive tracking for making money. I don't really understand why Apple and Microsoft don't aggressively push privacy features in their browsers: they'd get good PR and hurt one of their competitors at the same time...

Comment: Re:$230 (Score 1) 486

by TheRaven64 (#47722275) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Don't get me wrong, DuckDuckGo sounds good. Sounds like they certainly don't actively track you. But I don't see them bragging that they "keep no data to hand over in the first place"

They don't use tracking cookies (their preferences cookies are not identifying, they're just a string of your options, if you've set them), so the most data that they can have for identifying you is the IP address. They've been SSL by default (redirecting from http to https and defaulting to https in search results where available, for example on Wikipedia) for a long time, so you don't suddenly jump into an unencrypted connection as soon as you leave.

Comment: Manipulation of money (Score 3, Interesting) 213

The real problem is that other nations continue to manipulate their money relative to the $.
China,
Indonesia,
India,
vietnam,
etc. are but a few.

As long as this is ignored, then manufacturing will continue to stay with those nations that manipulate the most.

What is really helping move this back is NOT so much costs, but the fact that the younger generation are saying no to this and working hard to bring it back. Look at how Target, and Walmart are doing. These are basically front companies for these other locations. They are having no choice but to start bring back North American products.

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