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Comment Re:It's a ridiculous JOKE (Score 1) 120

All the problems of deep space travel? I wasn't aware the hyperloop would also contain a particle accelerator that generated powerful cosmic rays, that you'd have to stock it with months of food, that passengers would suffer bone density loss due to lack of gravity, or that highly explosive chemicals would be loaded on board. I'm glad I know that now so that I can stay away from it.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 3, Interesting) 1004

But this is a major party nominee calling for another country to commit cybercrime and violate our national security for his own political gain. That's kind of big news.

You mean, a politician calling for exposure of a criminal's crimes and illegally destroyed evidence, even though said criminal is a rich and well-connected elite. That's kind of big news, indeed.

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 353

That's why I used the word "average" in reference to body temperature. I didn't think an explanation of that was necessary; but thanks for filling in those who might not be aware of it. I'm not sure exactly what the healthy variation is for human body temperature; but I know it exists.

An *average* of 98.6 or 37 literally implies nothing about the healthy range. If you didn't know anything else about humans, telling them the average wouldn't tell you if 70F was a healthy body temperature or not.

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 353

100 is very close to average human body temperature of 98.6. If the temp is near 100 or above, you will have a harder time cooling off, especially if it's humid and you don't get cooling from your sweat evaporating. In Celcius it's 37 which is the 12th prime number, so you've got that going for you. /s.

Comment Ads, of course (Score 1) 192

No doubt they will want to start off with some innocuous, nearly inconspicuous ads, and then work their way up to several minutes of unskippable ads, with ads resetting any time you skip too far ahead or leave it paused for too long. At least that seems to be what other companies are doing. Then they can sell the flaming wreckage before buyers realize that sort of thing pisses off their customers like nothing else. Although there is a chance the CEO will fend off the idiots who want to do this.

In the meantime, Netflix will have to put more and more effort into original shows, both to distinguish themselves from the competition and because the media companies want to kill off Netfix by refusing to renew licensing agreements. At least the DVD-by-mail system is safe from those shenanigans.

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