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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

12AU7A Will they be tossed everywhere now? (321 comments)

Now that the bottles are fully biodegradable, will people have no guilt about tossing them everywhere knowing they will biodegrade? Sounds like it will just generate more litter.

more than 3 years ago
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Passwords That Are Simple — and Safe(?)

12AU7A Use passwords that help you memorize information (563 comments)

If you do a lot of sysadmin work, choose a topic that interests you, and find some kind of chart or table or data set that you would like to memorize. For example, you could choose capital cities and states, countries and their capitals, wire gauge to diameter, etc.

      After a while of using that password each time, you will be able to remember all kinds of esoteric table data and amaze your friends at cocktail parties when you can recite the capital of every country on the globe, or what year many famous scientists were born.

      Since you have to spend the effort remembering data, why not make the data something useful that you would like to remember for other applications?

more than 4 years ago
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Did the US Take the Back Seat In Science In 2009?

12AU7A Re:I have seen the lecture you are referring too. (502 comments)

Our nation became the worldwide leader in industry and science in the first half of the 20th century despite the fact the vast majority of the US population were religious. Stop using religion as some sort of magic cop-out to explain away all the woes of society. In some sense, I think we are victims of technological progress. Microchips came along and replaced the printed circuit boards and the wire-wrapped Heathkit projects that made building and learning more about electronics fun and enjoyable. Back in the 40's you could talk to people around the world by going down to the old TV repair shop, and picking up a box of used parts and wiring up a ham radio. Or how about those old "100 in 1" electronic kits you could get and wire all kinds of oscillators and crystal radios with? When was the last time you saw someone give their kids a chemistry set for Christmas? But, just keep blaming it on Jesus.

more than 4 years ago
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Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

12AU7A Racism? (1601 comments)

      Perhaps Obama got more attention in the media because of his skin color. I certainly hear mainstream media outlets mentioning it a lot. I think a lot of these people in the media are acting more racially biased by putting the spotlight on the fact that he's black. If they weren't racists, then his race wouldn't even be something thats brought up, and he wouldn't be getting so much attention in the media.

     

more than 6 years ago

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Former Apollo Astronaut Claims Alien Cover-Up

12AU7A 12AU7A writes  |  more than 6 years ago

12AU7A (676539) writes "Former Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell claimed in a recent interview that the government is aware that aliens have visited our planet. He goes on to say that much of the information has been classified but he has served on various government committees with other scientists who are aware that aliens have been here. He also claims that the Roswell incident from 1947 is real."
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Couple Neglect Child for Internet

12AU7A 12AU7A writes  |  more than 7 years ago

12AU7A (676539) writes "A couple who authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect. "Viloria said the Reno couple were too distracted by online video games, mainly the fantasy role-playing "Dungeons & Dragons" series, to give their children proper care.""

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