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Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US

Anonymous Monkey Re:It's not facebook's fault you're a jerk (292 comments)

It's not quite that simple. Adults tend to become attached to the person of the opposite sex that they spend the most time with. Before facebook and e-mail it was fairly obvious to see who you were spending time with. Now we have tools that make it unnecessary to be physically with some one to feel like you are with them. This can be deceptive for everyone involved. It starts with "I'm not cheating on my wife, I'm must checking an old girlfriends facebook page." But ends up with more personal conversations being had over facebook than in real life with your wife. And it's more deceptive than letters, because if you are writing letters you must get out paper, a pen, an envelope and a stamp, sit down and write, making it obvious how much time you are investing. However, for many people facebook is only as far away as alt-tab, so the amount of time you spend on it isn't as obvious.

more than 3 years ago
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I drink too much...

Anonymous Monkey Re:Tea (500 comments)

I start the day with a cup of hot tea (a pot on weekends) and often end the day with one. From after 11am to before 7pm I often drink iced tea. I'm not English, but a few friends of mine who are say I'm the most English non-Englishman they know. I blame it on sci-fi: Dr Who, Douglas Adams, P. G. Wodehouse (ok not SciFi but it's still great)Arthur Conan Doyle, and the list goes on. Some of the best reading and watching comes from England.

about 4 years ago
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Heroic Engineer Crashes Own Vehicle To Save a Life

Anonymous Monkey Re:What about the passengers? (486 comments)

And if you know your family well enough, you know what they would say. I know my wife would be mad if I wasted time asking her if it was ok. And if my dad took time to ask me I would ball him out for not acting when he needed to. People in the same family tend to think the same way.

more than 4 years ago
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Pirate Parties Plan To Shoot Site Into Orbit

Anonymous Monkey Re:Great idea! (301 comments)

I do. (and yes I'm bragging)

more than 4 years ago
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When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...

Anonymous Monkey Re:Obliqatory (465 comments)

Or the fourth law. (a "Friends of the Foundation" reference if I'm being obscure)

more than 4 years ago
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Tapping Solar Wind's Renewable Energy

Anonymous Monkey Re:Hmm. (277 comments)

What? We can play this game in 'god mode'?

more than 4 years ago
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Could Anti-Texting Laws Make Roads More Dangerous?

Anonymous Monkey Re:because it's a distraction and dangerous? (709 comments)

My point was that a law could never be drafted that would fix the issue, because no law could fix peoples hearts.

more than 4 years ago
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Could Anti-Texting Laws Make Roads More Dangerous?

Anonymous Monkey Re:because it's a distraction and dangerous? (709 comments)

As a punishment the idea works, but a punishment and a deterrent only work if some one gets caught. However, if the first thing on the mind of the driver is respect for the lives of others, them selves, and a desire not to cause harm, than people would not text or phone to start with. The only laws that are work are self enforced because the person enforcing them thinks they are important.

more than 4 years ago
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Could Anti-Texting Laws Make Roads More Dangerous?

Anonymous Monkey Re:because it's a distraction and dangerous? (709 comments)

The only fix for this is if people started caring more about the lives of others and there own life. Love thy neighbor is the only long lasting fix that will work. Too bad most people don't do it.

more than 4 years ago
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Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet Now Official

Anonymous Monkey Re:Galaxy |= LCARS (210 comments)

As long as we are having this fight, I want a Miranda-class science vessel.

more than 4 years ago
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Video Quality Matters Less If You Enjoy the Show

Anonymous Monkey Re:Good Stories = Good Viewing (366 comments)

Dr Who and Star Trek are fun. They are still fun if you compress them onto a small screen because most nerds want a sonic screwdriver and a tricorder.. Star Wars was cool in a flash-boom kind of way, but not what I would call Nerdy.

Now Star Trek, Scotty could fix anything, he got to clime around the under belly of the ship, and he had armor in his cabin, but no one thought of him as weird. How many of us dream of being able to talk about what we like without people glazing over.

The Doctor can fix anything with the little buzzey thing. Phone needs jalebroken? zzzzz done. Car needs started? zzzzz done. It's like a tool box in your pocket! Letherman has nothing that good...yet.

more than 4 years ago
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Video Quality Matters Less If You Enjoy the Show

Anonymous Monkey Re:Good Stories = Good Viewing (366 comments)

Ep 1 through 3 without special effects aren't worth watching. However I view episodes 4 through 6 as John Williams music videos.

more than 4 years ago
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Video Quality Matters Less If You Enjoy the Show

Anonymous Monkey Good Stories = Good Viewing (366 comments)

I could have told them that. My new yard stick for good TV is if it is still worth watching in low res and cut up into 10 min chunks on youtube it's good tv.

Old episodes of Dr Who and Star Trek have held up very well, however Star Wars and Enterprise don't do all that well. The best example I have found of this is Primer, I saw it first on google video and bought it within a week of viewing.

more than 4 years ago
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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

Anonymous Monkey Re:Prius (1141 comments)

I have a Fit, and I love it. But you make a good point. A good friend of mine saw my brand new car about a year ago and started raving about how cool the Fit is, he loves how it looks, he loves how the back seat folds up and down, he loves the MPG, he loves the way it handles. What didn't he love? He was well over six feet tall. Me? I'm Five feet six inches (and of Asian decent) the small design fits me very well. The back seat on the other hand fits tall people quite well.

more than 4 years ago
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How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?

Anonymous Monkey Re:Sign Language (674 comments)

Interpreters use the phrase "cultural equivalence" to describe how certain phrases are translated from the original language to the target language, not with word for word meaning, but by taking the statement as a whole. One of my personal favorite examples of this is the Mexican phrase "Go eat peas," and, from what I've bean told means "Buzz off, brat."

So, if to sign something is to attempt to communicate an idea to another individual or group with the use of a signed language, then the word "Signed" can be rendered spoken, said, or communicated if you are using a spoken language.

more than 4 years ago
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Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?

Anonymous Monkey Re:Good Riddance... (423 comments)

Not so fast, The Doctor has been getting younger, and more manic from the first very first regeneration. Also, other time lords seem to get older with each regeneration. I think the 12 regeneration cap, and the tendency to get older with each regeneration would be more about your life stile and mind than your body.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple To Hold iPhone 4 Press Conference

Anonymous Monkey Re:Will be a hard pill to swallow... (324 comments)

Sounds like a house that was built in my home town (on the rich end). The home was over 5,000 square feet and had huge vaulting rooms. The structure was made of steal tubing, and the inside of the house had all the structural elements exposed (think 80's industrial, I think they were trying to build Doogie Howser loft). The designer decided that AC ducts were ugly so he would just run HVAC inside the steal tubes that made the house.

Well to make a long story short hot and cold air make steal expand and contract. Also, steal is a pour insulator. Not only did this house pop, creak, and groan when ever the heat or AC was turned on, the house needed them all the time because it got full sun in summer and high wind exposure in winter and the whole structure was built like a giant heat sink.

The lesson of this story? Design for functionality first, and if your design is highly functional it will have a cool all it's own.

more than 4 years ago
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Nerds Still More Likely To Get Bullied

Anonymous Monkey Re:Not exactly what TFA said. (480 comments)

A good friend of mine got into a fight when he was 10 with a 17 year old because the jerk who lived across the street would shout "Hay, that kid can beet you up" to the high school want-to-be gangsters as they would walk home from school.

One of the want-to-be gangsters decided it was time to slap a 10 year old around because of this. My friend politely explained that he didn't want to fight, and that the kid across the street was a jerk, but it was too late. Some one was going to get a beating down. Thankfully my friend COULD kick the living snot out of a 17 year old without any problem. He threw the 17year old over his shoulder and pinned him down, and then explained again very politely that he was not a fighter and asked him very nicely to go away.

The jerk came back in about an hour with his gang and started throwing stuff at the house and yelling to come out and have a clean fight. My friend got rid of them by holding up the phone to the window and shouting "I'm calling the cops right now" and then shouting "9....1....1..." They all took off runing and we never saw them again.

We are in our 30s now and his calm, peaceful ways have only gotten more so. He has relay earned my respect.

more than 4 years ago

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