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Comment Re:If the U.S. adopts a "dig once" policy... (Score 1) 171

Actually if people stopped killing people there would be more people. They would start killing each other at some point even if no guns were provided (see Rwanda).

This in itself may be a good think but think about consequences - they are as with eradicating most of child killing disease - more people. Unless of course you introduce a state efficient enough to punish them all trough taxes and education (see Germany or Sweden).

Comment Re:Let's do it... (Score 1) 211

While I think fighting a few ugly leisons on the arse of the world is good.
I think even better is investing in condom production as the main reason we have a problem is that there are 7.5b people demanding steaks, fries and circus as well as air-conditioning and transport for their excessive fat. Garbage disposal of these 7.5b apes is a problem too and it seems the only way to resolve the issue is reducing on numbers.

Comment Re:No real information (Score 1) 211

So we have so far:
  1. every finished project started with some idea, that idea may have changed and be augmented between inception and final production facility
  2. most ideas are dumb

Somehow I do not see contradiction here. You call each other dumbuasses - each such statement may be true. Gosh when I look in the past I am ashamed of my own dumbassism. Everybody has a moment of glory.
Thus I conclude that this discussion is of little informational values so far.

Comment Re:As the old adage says (Score 1) 66

It actually does not work very well on windoze. I stopped complaining about windoze ever since I got win7. It has its quirks but it kind of works and does not bother me all too much. But skype of all ms products I have a chance to use is worst. I have also used many different chat SW and this is also the worst I have ever met except maybe FB.

Comment Re:Yeah, no thanks. (Score 2) 85

It may also be that people like you are the ones to be avoided. You know, the ones that destroy others because they can while claiming moral superiority. We have quite lot of them these days. In modern times they have indeed an easy life because nobody is perfect and all mistakes are there in the open for others to pick up (or in need to make up). There is no way one can protect oneself against a statement taken out of context and used properly to show how bad one is. In my corporation we always had one or two per location kept for glorious tasks of getting rid of people on the cheap. This is exactly the reason why the actual complete loss of privacy is such a bad thing.

Comment Re:Low end doctors a good thing (Score 1) 115

It has been some time since I was looking at statistics but Cuba had better medical service in many areas than US. The Cubans were not free but had good medicine and provided it for others. Part of it was necessity caused by US sanctions and p art of it was luck to have leadership making right decisions. This is not to say dictatorship is a good thing but there are good systems out there which are not based on demagogy of free market fixes it all. Something that so called free press/media could acknowledge (if it were not sold to whoever owns them now).

Comment Re:prescribe a pacifier (Score 1) 115

These devices actually existed and were the reason lots of innovation in small machinery was done, first steam powered then electrical. Nice chapter in history of engineering and all this due to vaginal hysteria or whatever they called this back then as doctors applying medical procedures to relieve suffering from the affected individuals had to do this manual rubbing and push-pull procedures which was in some cases difficult hence the innovation. The only thing I wonder is how the engineers came about to know all this steamy details in an era not known for its ease on such subjects.

Comment Re:You couldn't make enough (Score 1) 406

Humans are on average not very intelligent - this much is true. Even the smartest guys behave often like normal plain dumbass. You allegation about humans being stupid because they buys stuff based on marketing BS is just silly however. There is no point of resisting the ads and using the imprinted brands to buy stuff if there is no much difference between brands - it is cheaper this way because there is no difficult and tiring decision making etc. This changes as soon as buying of imprinted brands became religion which 'justifies' huge expense etc. This is similar in a sense to this observation that when the choice one has to make is difficult because of small differences and huge range a (pseudo-)random choice is cheapest effort.

Comment nexus 4 (Score 1) 86

I still own one and very happy with it. No BS phone only what one needs. I cannot even remember how many times it fell on the hard surface and other than few scratches it still works perfectly. Only battery is after all these years a bit worn off. If only all other my phones worked as well as this one.

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