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Comment Re:I like my curved monitor (Score 1) 113

Ultra-wide is another retarded fad. I'd much rather get more vertical room.

It depends on what you watch the most. If it's movies, then a wider format would make sense. If it's modern television shows, then 16:9, if you mostly watch older television shows, then a 4:3 would be better. 16:9 is probably the best compromise as it's typically the cheapest at the moment.

Comment Re:American believe... (Score 2) 319

No we don't. I live in CA, we have the _worst_ most corrupt senators in the nation.

Nancy Pelosi has been in congress since 1987, Darrel Issa since 2003, Maxine Waters 1991, Dianne Feinstein 1992, Barbara Boxer was in the Senate from 1993 until 2017.Dana Rohrabacher, 1989, Ken Calvert, Anna Eshoo, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ed Royce have all been in their current office since 1993.They may be corrupt, but they keep getting reelected.

It's not really much different anywhere else though. Robert Byrd in West Virginia served 51 years. He was even a member of the KKK while in office at one point. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina was in office just shy of 50 years. He still holds the record for the longest filibuster, which was in opposition of civil rights legislation. He was well known for fondling women as well. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts was in for 46 years. After the incident with Mary Jo Kopechne, not only did he avoid any charges, he was also reelected.

Comment Re:Supportive (Score 1) 125

I bet it doesn't include high risk insurance for the drunk and stupid drivers.

I've got decades with no tickets or accidents. My insurance is about 1/10 the price of insurance for someone with a DUI.

Suppose someone buys the lifetime insurance then acts really stupid. Do you really think the insurance company is going to continue covering them under the initial insurance coverage?

Do you really think the insurance company and lawyers haven't already thought of that and don't have it in the fine print at the very least? There's probably a clause regarding how many wrecks, you get in, or a stipulation that Auto-Pilot must be on at the time of the wreck in order to maintain coverage.

Comment American believe... (Score 5, Interesting) 319

Americans also believe that everyone one in Congress is a lying, cheating, worthless waste of oxygen, except for their own congressman. (s)he's doing a fantastic job and needs to be kept in office for the rest of their natural life.

Hey, that gives me an idea. We should replace all congressmen with robots. Except mine, of course.

Comment Re:Fake News (Score 1) 261

The paper said that aerodynamics are unable to explain how bumblebees fly.

What paper said that? The Weekly World News?

They weren't the original source, but I bet they picked up the story 10 or 15 years after it was first published.

The Weekly World News probably had proof that bumblebees came from a planet orbiting a small star in Andromeda, and that was the reason they could fly. I'm sure there were also stories over the year about them abducting and impregnating women who gave birth to half human/half Andromeda bee offspring too.

Comment Well... (Score 1) 93

"I mean, imagine everyone thinks they have to do 10,000 steps but you are not actually physically capable of doing that, you could actually cause harm or damage by doing so."

Well they can just swing their arm while holding the device like I've seen many people do. They can probably do that from the couch while eating Oreo's too. Problem solved.

Comment Misleding headline (Score 3, Funny) 79

GM Plans To Build, Test Thousands of Self-Driving Bolts In 2018

I forgot that they had a car named "Bolt" and thought they were taking about the fastener. A bolt that could turn itself and tighten to the proper amount of torque would be pretty cool. Granted, it would probably be prohibitively expensive, and not really make a lot of sense, but cool none the less.

Comment Re:CRISPR for the masses (Score 1) 162

For example, Heinlein in "Beyond This Horizon" describes a society, where this was done successfully

With all due respect to Heinlein, he's a fantastic writer in my opinion, it's just a story. There are a hell of a lot of variables in the real world. In a story, you only need to focus on what you want to. Life is much messier. You may be able to reproduce the result you are looking for the first time. But it's more likely to be a disaster the first dozen or couple hundred times. Heinlein was much smarter, and more pragmatic, than most of our decision makers are.

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