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Comment Re:Not a social safety net, please... (Score 4, Insightful) 635

Purpose, probably useful, sure, I however do not understand why purpose seems to equal payed labour to you (and lots of other people). Are you suggesting voluntary work, or just being social to your neighbor has no purpose? I use these examples, because it is not certain that people even have the capability to always find "more meaningful" work if the "repetitive menial" labour has been automated. And why stop there? I suggest we are entirely capable of automating even "more meaningful" work. And then what?

Figuring our what purpose people have, if they do not need to work for basic Income, is one of the goals of experimenting with it.

Comment Re:Oh well... (Score 1) 280

And whoever those people are, they have zero to do with this article. Im also pretty sure, that if I would to look up wtf you are talking about, Ill find a lot of misogyny, and perhaps a few loud mouthed females with (for you) radical ideas. Not "feminazi's".

I for one, welcome our new load mouthed females. Perhaps they will counter weigh the foul mouthed males.

Comment Re:Oh well... (Score 0, Flamebait) 280

Nice flamebait. First of all, there are no Feminazi's. That derogatory term is mostly used by male chauvinists who want to enforce old fashioned gender -roles-. There are feminists, and they hold various ideas about equality. Second, the research is not about gender, its about changing brain functions of mothers.

Let me rephrase that for your tiny tiny male chauvinist brain: no feminist ever said that men and woman were created biologically identical. Most feminist do agree that most gender ROLES are a social construct. Most feminists see the fact that some people feel like they have been born in the wrong sexe, and therefore identify themselves as a different gender.

Comment Re:I'm sure that'll work (Score 2) 113

Im not sure the slashdot moderation does what you say it does. The meta-moderation seems to work pretty well, as in, obvious trolls from both nationalist alt-right and SJW left are often modded down. Topical opinion on both side seems to float up. Not to say it always works.. but it works better then thumbs up, down or other shitty yes/no moderation.


Scientific Breakthrough Increases Plant Yields By One Third (wsu.edu) 197

Slashdot reader schwit1 writes, "Plant scientists have found a way to encourage plants to better use atmospheric nitrogen, thus increasing yields by more than one third. The technique not only produces healthier plants and more seeds, it reduces the need for fertilizer, the overuse of which can be an environmental issue." From WSU News: For years, scientists have tried to increase the rate of nitrogen [conversion] in legumes by altering...interactions that take place between the bacterioid and the root nodule cells. [Washington State University biologist Mechthild] Tegeder took a different approach: She increased the number of proteins that help move nitrogen from the rhizobia bacteria to the plant's leaves, seed-producing organs and other areas where it is needed. The additional transport proteins sped up the overall export of nitrogen from the root nodules.

This initiated a feedback loop that caused the rhizobia to start fixing more atmospheric nitrogen, which the plant then used to produce more seeds. "They are bigger, grow faster and generally look better than natural soybean plants," Tegeder said.

Comment Re:What part of this is hard to understand? (Score 1) 183

Deep inspection is a breach of my privacy. How the hell do you logically separate VOIP from "streaming audio" in any case? Logically VOIP is nothing else but TWO streams of audio... But the very best, and really only important argument is; keep your prying snooping eyes and judgement out of my data.

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