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Comment Re:do you want $100+ oil changes at the dealer shi (Score 1) 162

Anyone that owns a performance car has been paying $100 oil changes at even a quickie lube for a while now. MY dealer oil changes are $160.00 If I buy the oil and filter myself it comes out to be $65.00 to do it in the driveway.

I'm guessing that you have not owned a car and taken it in for an oil change cince 1980? Even my Honda Civic was $70 for an oil change just yesterday at a Valvoline quick lube.

Comment Re:During the 70's or 80's... (Score 2) 162

Except you cant use Microsoft WORD to write anything that says anything negative about Microsoft.... it's in the EULA.
Oh and they own your docx files because it is in their format.
Oh and you had better read the EULA of their Visual Studio as to what they own of yours.....

Nothing has changed except that they hide it better in a wall of text written by the scummiest people on the planet. Intellectual Property Lawyers.

Comment Re:Terrible Idea (Score 1) 162

Ebay always sides with the buyer, open the case and ebay will simply refund the money paid if returning the item is too difficult. in international cases from china ebay wil even say, "here is your money, keep the item" because if the auction is marked "no returns" that means that the seller does not want it back for any reason at all even damaged so the buyer can get a refund and keep the item.

If he did not open a case with ebay then he is either very stupid or just started using ebay.

Comment Re:Yeah, with a fucking asterisk (Score 1) 143

Not at all, SDCs are massively safer on average and therefore massively cheaper to insure. This is a smart move into the auto insurance industry just as the old guard is about to suffer a nasty famine...you don't need sprawling insurance companies to handle the rare autonomous car crash, just a glorified legal department at an auto manufacturer. In the future, individual car crashes will be newsworthy because of their rarity, like plane crashes today.

Comment Re:Science discourages reproducing (Score 1) 320

> Honestly, I think grad student projects should be almost entirely reproducing other results.

I'd say half their time. In fact, their first half. If you want to be allowed 4 years to work on your own creation, you need to do 4 years of replicability studies and publish the findings. As academia adapts to more stringent standards of replicability, the 50% concept can be reduced, but this needs to be a multi-generational thing.

Comment Re:We need anti-aging research (Score 1) 138

Telomeres affect the replication of DNA, not the "aging" of atoms (or molecules), which should also answer your question about eating meat. The fact that your atoms aren't aging would only be relevant if you were a nanomachine.

Adults can make a zero year old baby because aging is caused by a slowing or ceasing of cell division which is controlled by telomere shortening. Aging is not caused by damage to the genetic code itself (although older people with more genetic damage are slightly more likely to produce a baby with some kind of birth defect as a result of genetic damage).

I'm not a medical professional, I just look things up instead of spouting silly questions, same as you could.

Comment Re:== vs =, | vs ||, variable/pointer dereference (Score 1) 88

Every language I can think of has a common single-character bug. Many Microsoft SQL users routinely leave off the semicolon which terminates a statement. Sometimes that results in buggy behavior right away, sometimes not until two years later when a change is made to the *proceeding* statement.

I once accidentally put a semicolon after an "if" statement in PHP. The website ran fine for years until one day when there were no articles for the little box this code was behind. That day the whole website ate shit. At least it was an easy fix!

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