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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2011, 17:54 kanniballl
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 16:24:


It's kind of similar to saying that you shouldn't bother with anti-virus or anti-malware, because the bad guys will always be able to write something that it can't detect.

The thing is, with the rest of my post, the "danger" is that then people will simply rely on the straw and disregard common sense. It happens with tech today, no reason why it wouldn't happen with chemistry.

That all being said, yes it's cool. And should be pushed out to colleges and every possible store near colleges.

Where I was going with it was:
  • Oh my side-view car's side-radar says nobody is next to me (the light isn't on), I think I'll change lanes. FAIL

  • Oh my anti-virus software didn't detect anything, so there must be no problem with me opening this EXE emailed to me by a stranger. FAIL

  • Oh the light says I can cross now, if the light says so there's no reason to look both ways. FAIL (and red pavement)



  • All of those gadgets and devices are useful, but already I see epic fails with people thinking they can just rely on them instead of common sense.

    Eventually: Oh I hate the straw so everything is fine, I'm just going to leave my drink here for a few minutes at a crowded frat party with the straw still in it. Meanwhile a jerk swaps out the straw with a counterfeit and puts in something.

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