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Comment Re:False! (Score 1) 50

Governmental scientific inquiry is a contradiction in terms.

Funny how most of the most egregious examples of biased science have come from corporate research. Even to the point where it has cost a lot of people their lives. But you already knew that and were just hoping your comment would slip under the radar.

Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score 1) 175

I don't recall a single instance where they've actually required compensation, let alone refunds, be paid to someone who fell for the misleading advertising before it got pulled.

Can't you already just return stuff in the UK if it doesn't do what it says on the tin? This seems like low-hanging fruit.

Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score -1, Flamebait) 175

Really? You're not going to bother explaining that?

Really.

Well, in any case, for people who don't want to go hunting for earlier, unmentioned discussions,

Are you going to hold their dick for them when they have to piss, too? Is this hand-holding, dick-jerking Slashdot the one you want yo participate in? Let 'em learn to internet like the rest of us. At most, give 'em a LMGTFY link (if not fuckinggoogleit, pls)

Comment Re:Who are these people? (Score 1) 360

Intelligence being good for you is not the same as stupidity being bad for you.

Of course it is. Intelligence is a scale, at one end we call it stupidity and at the other we call it intelligence. Less of one is more of the other.

But correlation is required for causation. Are you suggesting intelligence is irrelevant to income-earning potential for most people?

I'm outright saying that income-earning potential is relevant to eventual performance on an IQ test. And it's not news, this is a well-known critique of IQ testing. People who use it to try to prove things usually fail.

Intelligence is a benefit as long as it doesn't impede your ability to breed. And it doesn't. It's good in all kinds of situations, even smashing things with a rock. Getting just the right smash on is aided by intelligence.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 138

Its great that you know the right way to do it and everyone else who wants to deviate is wrong.

"Knowing the right way to do it" is something beginners learn.

If you want numerical validation for your physical activity, then maybe cross-fit would be more appropriate than a serious discipline like jiu-jitsu. I guess it's just something you'd know if you'd ever seriously studied martial arts. It's qualitative, not quantitative.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 138

My point is they are inappropriate device for my use case. I *don't* want to be in a position where I *have* to wear one for insurance purposes

Training at your level, you're probably so healthy that it should be pretty trivial to demonstrate to your insurance company that you're fit. Aetna covers wellness exams, and it probably wouldn't hurt to have one. If there's any question, you could always execute a gogoplata or flying omoplata on your doctor and then suggest he certify your fitness.

And who knows, implantable fitness detectors will come soon enough, though I worry that if they're made by Samsung they might explode.

Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score 3, Informative) 175

Anyone? Even people who put 100+ hours into the game? It shouldn't take that long to determine that the game doesn't live up to expectations.

Oh my dear god, not this all over again? We discussed this here already, and it's been discussed why that's wrong. Please go back to the prior discussion and read about it.

Comment Re:I think you're wrong. (Score 2) 104

No citations or evidence to support my viewpoint. Such a shame common sense isn't.

No, it is. You've just explained why nobody is taking you seriously. There's nothing to support your viewpoint. It's common sense to ignore it until such time as there is. He's useful tp Russia even if he does nothing but speak occasionally and rile us up, keep us arguing amongst ourselves. If he gets caught being involved in espionage then he loses all credibility, and it's easy to leak information in that fashion. It makes more sense to assume that they're just using him to nettle us.

Comment Re:This Is How They Raise Money (Score 1) 360

Everyone benefits if each group can have Nationalism, and preserve itself.

Well, that suggests the question of whether each group can have nationalism and preserve itself, especially when a number of them clearly have directly opposing ideals and want to inhabit the same space. I submit that nationalism is bad for both the Zionists and the Palestinians. Absent their irrational bullshit beliefs, of which the nationalistic ones are only part, they could live together — and they'd probably both benefit from throwing away the dumb parts of their cultures even if they didn't do that. That doesn't make them unique in the world, they're just currently an extremely visible case study.

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