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1058 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

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Re: Seems unlikely

"You claim that the importance of intelligence rises. I dispute that, but true or not, this is irrelevant. What matters is the importance of intelligence to the ability to survive and procreate. I contend that intelligence was more important for those functions in a less regulated, more dangerous Athenian environment."

If you look at koalas, they eat food which is nutrient poor so have evolved with a smaller brain so it requires less energy to run. Stupidity is their survival trick.

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Re: Judging

The genepool needs more chlorine

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Re: Hitler would be proud.

The problem is science is making up for genetic problems which in previous times would have prevented the person from breeding. Infertility, birth defects, genetic faults, butt uglyness can be corrected by science thus the person has a chance to breed.

Now that these faults no longer stop you, Darwinism promotes traits that help you breed more. In modern society traits that use to hold you back now help you, of which stupidity is foremost. Second is being a crap parent. Traits that make you a crap parent (drug users, drunks, abusive etc) are now a good trait for breeding. In the old days, being a crap parent meant your children would be more likely to die thus ending your genetics. Now being a crap parent, society cares for your children while you devote your time to making new little rejects.

Society has been breeding animals to achive the desired traits for thousands of years. It's about time it applied the same standards to itself.

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Re: He's right but for the wrong reason

Another Quote

"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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There is more than enough people on this planet. What needs to happen is giving birth should become a privilage and not a right. Drug users, the professionally unemployed, drunks and the general dead weights of society shouldn't be breeding but if you look at society we reward them with massive child support payments for their little hordes of car thieves and vandals.

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Re: All it takes...

".. is for less intelligent people to breed faster and leave more offspring than more intelligent people."

Intelligent people plan for their children such as education and upbringing and as such only have one or two children normally.

Stupid people have happy hour.....

Smart people are fighting a losing battle

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"If the Athenians were so great how come they didn't have Playstations?"

Because they didn't have Playstations...

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ROGUE PLANET WITHOUT A SUN spotted in interstellar space

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Angel

"I vaugely remember a short story about explorers encountering a sole planet so far away from other stars that the inhabitants were amazed that the universe contained anything more than just them. Wish I could remember what it was called."

Well it wasn't the Bible then....

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Teen project sparks WORLD-WIDE PEE-POWERED HYPEGASM!

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Re: Dehydrated?

"If their pee is strong enough to power a generator I suggest they probably ought to be drinking more water."

And less vodka

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Re: Already been asked

They won't give the money to you. They promised it to me. They said your guy was a liar and a thief but my guy is a former priest and swore an oath to god to never lie

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Quarter of Brits don't believe that cell towers improve phone reception

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Heading translation "one in four Brits are morons"

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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

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Re: Who needs pr0n

"When you have a whole house full of "wives", you are LIVING pr0n."

No a suitcase of case and a hotel room full of hookers is living porn. A whole house of wives is living hell

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Re: Not just over there, sadly

Australia is just as bad with it porn blocking firewall. Luckily they dropped the idea (for now) but not before Telstra and other providers installed it

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Fujitsu guru: Win 8 will triumph. And we'll have brain plugs in 2027

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Re: Human integrated Windows? Noooooo

Blue face of death

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Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told

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Re: They're stretching the definition of a VPN to breaking point

No, prey seems right...

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Re: Love these lawyers

A law firm not far from me. Vile, Vile and Vile

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Apple tries to add Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean to patent slapfest

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"You have to either accept patents and protection of IP or not - but think it would kill innovation if we discarded them completely. You ask the average Joe in the street and they would say the Samsung device was near-enough a copy as it is. No one is saying they can't make a tablet but realistically there is a difference between making one and copying one."

Have you seen Apple's patents? They're total crap. Slide to unlock. Rounded corners. Bounce back. Two or more fingers on a touch screen.

Stuff like that shouldn't be allowed to be patented.

Patents are required to protect inventions, not eye candy, not the obvious.

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Widow lost savings in Facebook stock, sues all concerned for $1.9m

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Don't forget the one million she needs to help with the "pain and suffering". The casino would have to cheat by gouging out her eyes

What a total crock

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Who needs flying cars when we can robotically sort Skittles?

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Re: He's got some work to do to beat human fingers though

Yeah but the machine won't eat them while doing it

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Mystery robot-bringing UFOs sighted by Indian troops on Tibet border

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Re: There's only one explanation

It's like a rerun of "Superhero Squad"

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Scientist plans to catch Bigfoot with remote-control blimp

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Odds are the closest footage he gets is a couple of hairy rednecks getting frisky in the woods

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Apple's anti-Googorola patent lawsuit tossed by US court

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Mushroom

Is it just me?

Or is Apple getting bitchslapped from every direction?

Maybe going thermonuclear wasn't such a good idea.....

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Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics

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Re: @Rampant Spaniel

"Just because you can does *NOT* mean you should."

Just because they shouldn't doesn't mean they won't

Just assume any pictures you take will be seen publically before you whip the camera out.

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"And just to head off the posters who I'm fairly sure are at this moment furiously typing, "She deserved it for being dumb enough to have the pictures on her phone!" - why? You have a reasonable expectation of the privacy of your data just as you do the stuff you keep in your desk drawers at home. If you wouldn't want a cable tv tech to rifle through your filing cabinet, there's no reason to condemn anyone for having what is essentially the same thing done to them."

Yep, she was dumb. In fact taking nude pictures of yourself on a whole is dumb. The TV cable guy shouldn't go through your drawers but what if he does? What if your ex boyfriend gets pissed off with you? What if your computer gets a zombie virus? House broken into. Computer techs and on and on.

Anyone taking nude photos of themselves and/or sex tapes risks themselves. Don't be so god damn stupid.

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Re: Let me put on my rocket scientists hat a second....

And believe it or not, some people are just that stupid.

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Files aren’t property, says US government

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The Cloud Industry

If something was to kill the cloud this would be it.

The government has basically said they can take any servers because someone has done something illegal using it and all the legit users have no rights to get their files back. Microsoft's Skydrive, Google Drive and iCloud have just started looking shaky

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Mexico to Apple: You WILL NOT use the name 'iPhone' here

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Karma is a bitch

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African kids learn to read, hack Android on OLPC fondleslab

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Ethiopians the other cheap meat

Ethiopians, for when Indians become too expensive. Hopefully they speak english better than the Indians when we ring Microsoft.

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Facebook’s “anti-bullying pledge” lands in Oz

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Total waste of time

Right up there with chastity pledges.

What stand are people suppose to take? The trolls want people to take a stand and get offended. Best defence is not to feed the trolls.

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FaceTime now on patent troll list

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Re: Oh the Irony!

Trolls were around long before Apple started trolling. It's just Apple's trolling has made trolling news worthy

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Re: Seriously???

Lets look at prior art.... Ummmmm the whole freaking internet is based on messaging between different carriers

Someone just shoot the stupid patent office for granting this crap.

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Apple puts less of its takings into R&D, hires more sales cultists

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Who said less on patents? Less actual research more patenting the obvious. It works better than actual research

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FBI cuffs 14 over $1m 'Gone in 60 Seconds' casino scam

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Re: Bank loses money in Vegas?

Reminds me of a quote

"Give a man a gun and he will rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he will rob the world"

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France again threatens Google with link tax

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Re: Hotlinking - not 'linking'

"Google News is actually hotlinking (which the article fails to mention). That is, they steal the images, headline and first paragraph/excerpt from the news article and displays it on their news site."

You're an idiot!

Google does the same for every last item in it's index, not just news sites. I can search for images in Google Images. I can search for videos in Google Videos. People pay companies to get Google to index their sites.

It Google didn't "Steal" images and text from website, just imaging the search engine. The news page would be link after link called News and you'd have to click it just know what it was about.

If you got what you wanted Google would have to pay every last site on the internet for the priviledge of indexing their site.

I can see why you went AC. Man you are thick!

If the French didn't want Google to link then they could add a no follow to robots.txt. They want Google to link them but they think they can screw Google as well. They just want to see how far they can push their luck until Google pulls the plug on them.

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Re: Just Do It

"I'd say it's a big gamble for Google - if they do it (often enough), they run the risk of getting some fairly severe backlash, but they can't back down having made the threat"

What backlash? The French making it illegal for Google to unlink them? You can't force them to link and then tax them for it.

This is exactly like a shop keeper taxing the local council for supplying a road to their store. The council says "Bugger you. We'll rip the road up then" and the shop keeper crying that he's being extorted by the council. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

Personally I agree with Google. Bugger paying the frogs for the privilage of sending people to their websites.

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Just Do It

Google should stop threatening the French and just do it. Once all French newspapers disappear from Google, the whole idea of link taxes will disappear. It won't hurt Google much but will hurt the papers.

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Apple turns off Siri’s potty mouth

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Re: Mmmm

At least he died happy

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Chrome extension blocks political speech on Facebook

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Re: @Cowboy Jake

Sorry. Women and Brokeback Mountain yanks use irons. I stand corrected

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I though only women use irons?

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Brainwaves hint at gamer glory

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Alpha brainwaves also make you use words like Pwned but you're too pro to care what the noobs think.

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Boeing zaps PCs using CHAMP missile microwave attacks

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Take that Wikileaks!

Muhahahahahaha

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Fujitsu assigns team of women to design PC for women

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The female laptop only runs ebay and facebook

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MYOB users didn't want no steenking cloud

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What Crap

“We did surveys and focus groups with customers and their voice was overwhelming,” Reed said. “They wanted one single thing: they did not want us to change anything. Period.”

“Nothing at all. Zero. Zip.”

MYOB's networking is crap. You can't run over wireless and the slightest network error causes the entire system to crash. The datafiles are bloated and no real archiving to shrink them back down. The form designer is a total pain to use.

I can think of several things they could change

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British sheep falling behind Continental sheep in broadbaaaand race

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"Rural areas should get improved infrastructure, but it shouldn't be a high priority. It should come later when it's cheaper and not have a lot of money poured into it."

When does digging a hole and laying fiber get cheaper? When they invent robots to do it?

At some point they need to dig up the copper and lay fiber and it's not getting any cheaper.

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New Oz road rules forbid touching mobes

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Re: Sorry, but with lawmakers, bad drivers etc..

"Can't...fix...stupidity."

Yes you can but the side effects are fatal

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Cause in Australia, you can get charged for using the earpiece while driving.

You can also get charged for talking on a phone while pushing a pram or riding in a horse draw carriage

Welcome to the nanny state

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Re: Isn't this the law in the Republic of Ireland?

In Victoria you can be charged with pressing the button on a blue tooth earpiece as it's considered part of the phone.

A bloke got charged and fought it claiming he was scratching his ear.

The sooner Google gets it's self drive vehicles in so the roadside tax collectors can bugger off the better

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Facebook won't pull unmarked police plates page

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"In a democracy you have free speech. Well in Australia we don't, but we're not really a democracy, we're a parlimentary monarchy."

Actually in Australia, we're a two party communist goverment system. You get to vote for one of two parties but both are identical.

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Re: Reverse tactics

It's a total waste of time. By the time you can read the cop's plates, you're already screwed

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Ocker CANNIBAL DEATH SPIDERS invade Japan!

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Re: Only a flesh wound

Did you get any cool super powers?

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