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Comment Re:Think of it as evolution in action. (Score 1) 296

And, former treatments that cost next-to-nothing are, mainly, relegated to the pages of history... that very few read... like HCl (hydrochloric acid) therapy.

It blew my mind, the things that some people will think will work and end up performing better than they ever thought. Case histories, here:

I also saw that high-doses of vitamin C brought a man back from the brink of death --he was in a coma and it woke him almost immediately after the first dose was administered, IIRC. From 60 Minutes, New Zealand edition:

Many accounts of this non-toxic vitamin can be found regarding it curing almost any ailment or disease... it's amazing to think, now that I know from some research, that the US RDA for vitamin C is just enough to keep the average person at a pre-scurvy state of health.

Comment Re:Automation of the military (Score 1) 210

Good points... it's not like 'we' didn't see this coming... anime, anyone?? Ghost in the Shell... Matrix... etc.

With bots, it's a war of attrition and you want as many as you can make with as much variation of as you can make... because you know some other country will.

What anime was it where Japan entered a neo-isolationism period, making who-knows-what crazy-specialized robots? They even had a countrywide security shield that kept out foreign corporate spies...

What's to stop Russia from taking over Poland or Estonia as a beta test?

Better get yer killer bots... (in parting, I do want to say that I really really really really really don't want to live in a world like that.. that's some scary shit.)

Comment Re:friends, fanbois, what's the difference? (Score 1) 119

It's the solar panels for homes that's really freaking cool, IMO... and that specific product that will translate to more homeowners owning a piece of Elon's Empire well-before they'd be able to own a Tesla. It also has the potential to kill electricity utilities when those panels are combined with the home battery system that Tesla created.

Very cool!

Comment Re:Laugh Test (Score 1) 158

I think we've all forgotten how to laugh, because so many of these fake news stories do not even pass the laugh test.

Not the issue! If you want to laugh, just read The Onion... or /. on April 1...

If I get an inadvertent laugh because of true news, then that's just icing on the bread (bread, since most news sucks and definitely isn't worthy of being called 'cake'.)

But journalists not confirming before they publish is just irresponsible... and could be dangerous.

"...was reported by Fox News, the New York Post,Variety and other news organizations..."

After seeing which news outlets jumped the gun for eyeballs over brains, it's understandable, however. Makes me wonder if solikearose works for Fox News -now that sounds like a (fake?) news story!

The Media

False Porn-on-CNN Report Shows How Quickly Fake News Spreads ( 158

Slashdot reader xtsigs writes: "No, despite what you read, CNN did not run porn for 30 minutes Thursday, as was reported by Fox News, the New York Post, Variety and other news organizations, several of which later corrected their stories," reports USA Today. The story goes on to explain how the story started (a single tweet), how it was quickly picked up by media outlets (without verifying if CNN actually did, in truth, broadcast porn), how it was then retracted by some outlets (but not others).

Other outlets jumped on the story of the story while, as of early Saturday morning some sites are still running the original story claiming CNN did, in fact, broadcast 30 minutes of porn.

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