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Comment: Re:phys (Score 2) 205 205

by spazdor (#49871303) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Kim Dotcom a Question

Thanks, AC, for actually giving a serious answer and putting a human face on the too-often faceless target of fat ridicule. Everyone - literally every single person in the world - is facing their own unique struggle and it bugs me to see people dismissing other people's struggles so nonchalantly, like "Just be skinny! I can do it so why can't you"

Comment: Re:He probably only needs 640K in his computer, to (Score 1) 362 362

by spazdor (#47021723) Attached to: Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?

Well, it makes sense to specialize in whatever you're best at. Tesla has innovated in some areas of automotive design, and simply followed the pack in other areas; i see no reason why Tesla Motors couldn't become an OEM parts supplier for other car makers, if they decide that batteries and all-electric power trains are interesting and reinventing the rearview mirror is boring.

Comment: Re:huh (Score 3, Interesting) 171 171

by spazdor (#46861913) Attached to: Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

Because apparently everyone thinks the only useful feature of a bottle is "lets you hold liquids in your hand."

The whole "resealing" thing is kind of useful, if you can't or don't want to finish your water in one sip.

There's also the thing where you can handle them with dirty hands and the inside stays sanitary.

But as long as you don't care about any of the pertinent features of bottles, sure, this is a "bottle."

Comment: Re:Low (Score 1) 80 80

by spazdor (#46818773) Attached to: Heartbleed Pricetag To Top $500 Million?

It also costs money to mitigate and manage risk.

If you've been sending and receiving sensitive SSL traffic for a while before the vulnerability was disclosed, then you should consider all that traffic retroactively compromised, and that might involve calling up a lot of customers and breaking some bad news to them.

Being well-prepared helps, but it's ridiculous to suggest that this only costs money for the the ill-prepared.

Comment: Re:Not malicious but not honest? (Score 1) 447 447

by spazdor (#46729693) Attached to: Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Medicine is a special case of a profession which is subject to additional consumer protections above and beyond the regular market ones, for reasons relating to safety.

you can, however, sell 'medicine' to the public with no guarantee of its *efficacy* for a particular purpose, merely that it be safe. That's homeopathy.

Comment: Re:shut up you stupid app (Score 1) 299 299

by spazdor (#45641855) Attached to: Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

Yeah, how unreasonable for feminists to want women in charge of beauty standards for women!

It's almost as bad as having black people developing and marketing those African hair straightening products!

Furthermore, I bet feminists have literally nothing to say about this product since women are involved - we all know that they have never ever criticized other women for participating in antifeminist stuff.

The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.