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bikeexpert  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rolex Calls Foul on laCalifornienne and its Colorful "Counterfeit" Watches

Rolex says that its watches “are known to retain and/or increase in value [after purchase],” making the purchase of a new or “a pre-owned/vintage Rolex watch highly regarded in the watch industry as a smart and reliable investment”. I wouldn't say reliable investment, it depends. But sure Rolex is made of expensive materials, and I think that's why when you sell even an old one, it still be considered very valuable.

bikeexpert  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: No to Chrome: Google want to automate us

>We can no longer pretend that Google is a positive force in the world.

Nobody is pretending. We are just ignorant. I'm pretty sure that 90% of the people who use Chrome don't care that much about privacy.

>The study, which looked only at larger industrial catches, says we're pulling nearly 6 million metric tons of tuna from the oceans each year.

I remember a few years ago reading another article with another "new" study saying that we could run out of fish by 2048... :/

bikeexpert  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US states fight back against Purdue Pharma's bid to stop opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma should cease to exist as a company due to this shit. Any and all patents that are owned should be put into the public domain as well.

bikeexpert  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: United by feelings

Human culture and cognition evolved through emotions.

Emotions saturate every thought and perception with the weight of feelings. The Emotional Mind reveals that many of the distinctive behaviors and social structures of our species are best discerned through the lens of emotions. Even the roots of so much that makes us uniquely human—art, mythology, religion—can be traced to feelings of caring, longing, fear, loneliness, awe, rage, lust, playfulness, and more.

bikeexpert  ·  141 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights

Recent technological developments have certainly allowed for more efficient building processes and materials. More and more architects now rally for timber instead of concrete and steel, persuaded by its proven success and in reaction to the ever-mounting issue of climate change at hand. But I still think people are skeptical when they hear about wood buildings and their safety.

bikeexpert  ·  143 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ex-pharma chief charged with flooding Appalachian towns with opioids

"Federal prosecutors have charged a former president of a major pharmaceutical distributor with flooding parts of Appalachia with millions of opioid pills while ignoring evidence they were driving addiction and death."

It's all about the money.

From 1999 to 2017, 218,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... I guess nothing matters as long as you get paid and no member of your family or friends is involved (in consumption of opioids).

bikeexpert  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Any company big enough to start its own currency is just too big."

"There are four core problems with Facebook’s new currency. The first, and perhaps the simplest, is that organizing a payments system is a complicated and difficult task, one that requires enormous investment in compliance systems. Banks pay attention to details, complying with regulations to prevent money-laundering, terrorist financing, tax avoidance and counterfeiting. Recreating such a complex system is not a project that an institution with the level of privacy and technical problems like Facebook should be leading. (Or worse, failing to recreate such safeguards could facilitate money-laundering, terrorist financing, tax avoidance and counterfeiting.)"

I couldn't agree more with that, but people worrying more about the personal data that Facebook could take advantage of, omitting the other possible problems.