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Comment Re:Welp, I know what I'm going to do. (Score 1) 519

Sure, once someone invents matter replicators and discovers an unlimited energy source. The article didn't say when you'd get everything you want, just that income would gradually increase towards that point. It might be hundreds or thousands of years down the line, assuming the economic system in question even lasts that long. It might never plateau if the right technology doesn't come along and human greed remains unbounded. Doesn't mean the system isn't working so long as it's still growing towards that point.

Submission + - VR porn festival shut down: too many wanted in

turkeydance writes: A Japanese sex festival was over prematurely as herds of virtual porn fans caused overcrowding fears.
Streams of locals were looking to get their hands on the latest inventions from the adult entertainment industry in the first festival of its kind — the Adult VR Fest 01 in the Akihabara region of Tokyo.
But fans of virtual reality porn, which re-enacts sex and other acts using a blend of simulation headsets, male-friendly sex toys and other gadgets, were left disappointed as the event was shut down due to unprecedented popularity.

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Comment Re: Nonsense. (Score 1) 403

Nonsense. That sort of Marxist wet dream has never happened anyplace at the scale of nations. This country was founded to wrest control away from the rich and powerful in England and give it to the rich and powerful over here. The only role the working man played in the revolution was cannon fodder.

The idea of abuse of power in government didn't really take off in this country until the Watergate scandal. After that, the genie was out of the bottle and the government has never been able to fully regain the people's trust. Before that, anyone who thought the government might not have our best interests at heart was generally regarded as a kook.

Comment Re:More feminist bullshit (Score 1) 728

Actually, the report that article links to lists the figure as 2-8%, not 2-5%. And the problem with that figure, as with all such figures for false accusations, is that that is the percentage of people who get caught making false accusations. It doesn't include the people who successfully get away with it. The actual percentage of false accusations is necessarily going to be higher, since the successful ones are never counted as false accusations.

Similarly, there are "all sorts of clues" when someone does it badly. Those naturally wouldn't be there if someone was doing it well.

Submission + - Biohackers are engineering yeast to make real vegan cheese. No cows needed!

backslashdot writes: A collective of biohackers from the San Francisco Bay Area have joined forces to produce the world's first real vegan cheese in baker’s yeast. The aim of the project is to produce a renewable and sustainable, closed-loop food source that will provide the same nutritional value as non-vegan cheese and taste just as great! No cows, cruelty, or animal products needed. Additionally, the project will provide a real cheese for vegans, the lactose intolerant, and those that have food allergies to certain animal-derived milk proteins. A crowdfunding campaign launched on July 1st (today) has already raised nearly 25% towards the funding goal.

Submission + - More lack of accountability from Congress (

schwit1 writes: Who says they’re conservatives? The House Ethics committee, run by Republicans, has quietly eliminated the requirement that elected officials list any privately sponsored travel they receive in their annual financial-disclosure forms.

The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent. Gifts of free travel to lawmakers have appeared on the yearly financial form dating back its creation in the late 1970s, after the Watergate scandal. National Journal uncovered the deleted disclosure requirement when analyzing the most recent batch of yearly filings. “This is such an obvious effort to avoid accountability,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “There’s no legitimate reason. There’s no good reason for it.”

Once again more evidence that we the voters must replace as many of these crooks, from both parties, as we can.

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