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Comment Re:Me too (Score 1) 92

Just because AdBlock *can* allow "non-intrusive advertising" doesn't mean that my copy is configured that way. AdBlock absolutely blocks everything when you tell it to. I concede that it sucks that it's not configured that way out-of-the-box, and ublock may be better, but saying that AdBlock no longer blocks everything is patently false.

Comment Re:The problem is the user (Score 3, Insightful) 508

That article is over 7 years old! The first clue was mentioning at the bottom, "You can also check planned electronics purchases for the Energy Star approval sticker." Virtually everything is Energy Star certified these days, and uses a *LOT* less electricity. (There's no date on the article itself, but the first comment is 2569 days old.)

Comment Re:California lol (Score 2) 545

Because vaccines aren't always effective for everyone, and some people (e.g. immunocompromised individuals) can't get vaccines. But these people rely on herd immunity, which is depending on enough people being vaccinated that any disease that shows up isn't transmitted through the whole community. It's not the kids who don't get vaccinated that the legislators are worried about, it's everyone else.

And the rate of vaccinations in parts of California are so low that health officials are seeing the effects of lack of herd immunity.

Comment South Pacific (Score 1) 531

Just like the song says, "you have to be carefully taught." If an AI isn't carefully taught to believe in God, it certainly won't come to the conclusion that God exists by logic alone.

Most people forget that religion is virtually brainwashed into most people at an age when they're too young to question authority. An AI isn't going to have that experience, unless the AI's creator intentionally puts it there.

Comment Re:My mother is an optometrist (Score 3, Informative) 464

This is exactly what I did. I measured the distance from my eyes to each of the three monitors on my desk. My optometrist made me a single-vision pair of glasses that was appropriate for that range of distances, but not for anything else. I got a second pair of progressives for everything else.

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