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Comment Re:Senile? (Score 2) 951

Actually, that's not really good counterproof at all. While the world is complicated, all is cause and effect. Free-will is nothing but an illusion. You make decisions based on your physical state and the information you have at the moment. And you will always make the same decision given the same state/input. (Unless you're chaotic neutral, in which case the chance is 50%)

The better counterargument is intuition and insight. It seems far harder to me to program the irrational leaps in logic that come to a correct conclusion.

Comment Posting Anonymously (Score 1) 1839

Posting anonymously should automatically post the IP address used. It makes it significantly easier to track the people trashing the site. Yeah, people might use Tor but I have full faith in the laziness of humanity.

Moreover, how about better tracking of the people spamming messages like the infamous 'hosts' one.

Editing comments within 2 minutes of posting.

Comment Re:Seems ok to me (Score 4, Insightful) 89

Yeah, but 'free' video-over-ip is a clear conflict of interest.

For example, Comcast plans to start offering it's own video service and that won't count towards your 300GB cap. Surely you can see that this places Netflix and other streaming services at an unquestionable disadvantage.

Comment On the whole, not a bad idea (Score 2, Insightful) 141

First, there's only one aspect to that is really objectionable--that the federal government gets the data with no limitations. A fingerprint scanner isn't a bad idea for something needing low security where you're dealing with forgetful preteens. They're inexpensive although the software/system isn't.

To be honest, I don't really understand the objection to being tracked in the first place. It's just an extension of tracking food stamps. The government makes no secret that if you're going to be the recipient of funds, you're going to be tracked (unless you're a multinational corporation). All that needs to be done is explicitly state that the data will be anonymized (which is likely to be done anyway as this involves minors) and there's minimal issue here.

Comment Re:Can I even stream? (Score 1) 181

It's not like Comcast is a wealth of accurate information. According to their own website, there are 6 devices that can support 250 mbps that you can buy off amazon.

On the hand, the packages for any given area are highly dependent on how much Comcast has neglected their network in that area.

Comment Basic biology what? (Score 1) 573

The science behind what he's saying isn't really adding up. While there's naturally studies on both sides, this study indicates greater CO2 levels can inhibit growth

Moreover, methane is significantly more responsible for global climate change because it traps 100 times more heat than CO2.

Comment Still waiting for sanity (Score 1) 98

I just don't understand why the US won't just burn the vast majority of its waste for power. Numerous other countries do it. Even burning plastic isn't particularly bad for the environment, especially when compared with the alternatives. And with only one exception (aluminum), recycling is just a energy sink.

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