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Comment We're just bacteria (Score 1) 199

It's almost as if cities acted like petri dishes.. so weird..

When the costs associated with tearing down the old and putting up something new is comparable to just buying up new land and building on that.. then urban decay will stop.

Since that isn't something that business would do on it's own as it isn't as profitable, it's up to government to regulate it.

Comment Re:Vagina award (Score 5, Insightful) 179

It's not the fact that they did it "with a vagina"... It's that they did it in an environment where simply having a vagina sets up barriers to your success.

Example: Women gaining the right to vote wasn't considered an accomplishment *because* they have a vagina, but in spite of that fact.

Comment Re:Wrong, redistribution is stealing, (Score 1) 392

At what point does social responsibility set in. OK fine you've made your wicked smart decisions and essentially turned yourself into a king. Now what.. just keep making yourself MORE kingly?.. Eventually with power comes the responsibility of acknowledging that YOU aren't the one doing the physical labor. OK so you have robots now that are taking the place of the pesky poor people with that annoying need to eat.

You see where this is going right? Anyone with a "I got mine.. fuck the poor" attitude is setting themselves up to be at the receiving end of a bloody revolution. You can't just squeeze people to the point of desperation and tell them to go twist without consequences.

Comment Re:Unskilled labor mostly going away... (Score 2) 440

What happens when you have a significant segment of your population to which you are shrugging off with an "adapt or starve" attitude? The realities of the situation may be pretty stark and accurate, but it's the indifference of those who don't have to worry about it which will stir the pot of discord and sow the seeds of violence.

Comment Using "disputed" ADDS credibility... (Score 1) 208

You'll just end up ADDING credibility to false stories when you say it's "disputed". Disputed can be used for things like "dark matter" where there is some evidence one can point to, but nothing concrete can be derived from it.

Fake news is usually based on pure conjecture and hyperbole, in a very fuzzy math / connect the dots kind of thinking. People who believe fake news WANT to believe it and will use ANY wiggle room as validation.

Comment Re:Who's going to build these pumps? (Score 1) 401

This may be unrelated but I seem to remember learning about railroads and the tundra and the problem of the pressure causing melting and thus causing the tracks to bend, so they came up with a solution of a machine (canister) that contained ammonia. The ammonia would condense and drop to the bottom of the tanks where it would boil and rise to the top where heat sinks would dissipate any collected heat. It worked really well because for all practical purposes it had no moving parts and lasted indefinitely, constantly working to take heat from the ground and keep it frozen. I just remember it being a very elegant solution for that particular problem.. not saying that's the solution here, but it always doesn't have to be some enormous feat of engineering.

Comment Re:Is this for snowflakes? (Score 1) 54

Why should I not judge? I can and I will because I can, snowflake. Now go cry yourself to sleep.

It just seems rather ironic. You seem to be showing narcissistic tendencies and are quite frankly acting like a crybaby. Therefore it seems quite plausible that you're just projecting your own tendencies onto others.

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