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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Bruinwar Re:Leading cause of preventable death (454 comments)

Legal or not, abortions will always happen. Making it illegal would likely cause the abortion rate to rise. Plus make it less expensive. Maybe preventing unwanted pregnancies would be the best way to avoid abortions.

about a month ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Bruinwar Re:40 and done (710 comments)

OK will do! Stay far away that is. Yep, I work with people like you. Likely start late, long lunch, then wonder usually quite loudly, why others want to leave on time. I start quite early, get things done before the interruptions start. Leaving on time is my goal. You want me to work late, pay me. I'm sick of unpaid OT. It never got me anywhere.

about a month ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Bruinwar Re:40 and done (710 comments)

Agreed but for me it is a fairly recent thing. Only for the last year or so. That's after years of 60 plus a week. No more.

about a month ago
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US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

Bruinwar Patriot Act II? (164 comments)

Are not a lot of these people the same people that helped pass the Patriot Act? So now they are attempting to de-fund the Patriot Act? Did we not debate this right here on slashdot way back when that the Patriot Act would unleash all this surveillance? Why not just pass the Patriot Act II & make it illegal again? Better yet, how about a vote to repeal the Patriot Act?

about a month ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Bruinwar Re:Contrived example (1040 comments)

In a not so contrived example: my current employer is a manufacturing company. For us, wages matter little to none when it comes to automation. It's all in the volume of the product. If & when volume hits a certain number, we automate. Automation is a major capital investment that always saves money over time, if there is the volume. Manual lines can't keep up anyhow. Our manufacturing plants (located in NC, TEX, & CA) pay much higher than minimum wage & provide a nice benefit package.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Bruinwar Who hires workers they don't need? (1040 comments)

What business hires employees they don't need? If you lay people off because the minimum wage is raised, who takes over the work those people did? You can spread around some of it to other employees but that only goes so far. Every single place I've ever worked at had just enough or usually less than enough people to do what needed to be done. Productivity has never been higher in the U.S.

OK so some businesses will not be able to either give up some profit or raise prices to accommodate the higher wages... they go belly up. But then whatever services they provided will be unavailable & someone will jump in & fill that gap. It's hard to believe the claims of job losses tied to the minimum wage.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

Bruinwar Re:wrong (345 comments)

Why did I still wait if my CPU is "plenty fast" enough? My dream is to some day work on a machine that waits for my input rather than me always waiting for it. This means faster everything, including the CPU.

about 2 months ago
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Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

Bruinwar Same thing other video games (103 comments)

In my experience, 24 is the peak & it's downhill from there. However, for the talented, it's a very slow decline. Back in my Quake, then Quake 2 gaming days doing league play & setting up matches, it seemed to me that the 20-22 year old players ruled. I was 38 at the time. I could compete with them until we got into the top 10 teams. Then I just set up the matches & coached haha. Quake 3 was the end of it for me really, but then I got sucked into MMOs by my wife & lost what little skills I had left.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Bruinwar Re:AT&T also sucks (328 comments)

Ahh but my Sony Blueray player will be fine (theoretically) off my router. That being said, I've been Chromecasting Netflix off my tablet at my girlfriend's place... hmmmm...

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Bruinwar Re:AT&T also sucks (328 comments)

It could be that I've already used that option. Just sayin.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Bruinwar Re:AT&T also sucks (328 comments)

Well I would mod you up if I wasn't already posting on this. I can't wait to get home to try this. If I can get one of my various routers working on the Uvile gateway (shouldn't be an issue), this just might work! Thanks!

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Bruinwar AT&T also sucks (328 comments)

So Netflix ponies up the money & Comcrap is able to provide no-stutter streaming. It appears to be true. At my girlfriend's place (Comcrap) we couldn't watch Netflix but now it runs fine. At my house (Uverse... Uvile?) we could watch Netflix but now, as in the last two nights, it stutters & is unwatchable. Purely anecdotal but yea, they both suck. Maybe I change providers again... back to Wide Open West!!

about 3 months ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

Bruinwar Yep, already noticed it. (224 comments)

I was skimming through some blogs the other day & realized I hadn't actually read any of them. No great loss, they were just blog posts. Another thing I've noticed is my book consumption appears to be lower than it was once. No I did not rtfa but I did carefully read the summary, carefully. It took direct effort to do it. All said & done, I am still reading complete books & now I am planning to make more of on effort to take more time to read.

about 4 months ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

Bruinwar Rural Electrification Act of 1935... (142 comments)

Rural Electrification Act of 1935 brought electricity to rural U.S. In 1949 we extended the act to allow loans to telephone companies wishing to extend their connections to unconnected rural areas. Why can't we apply the same concept to broadband?

about 4 months ago
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FWD.us Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms

Bruinwar Re:Ya know ... (325 comments)

The I-Squared Act of 2013 is not a progressive's bill. It was introduced by Orrin Hatch. Cosponsors are a mix, 14 dems, 11 repugs. Wanna know who is in charge? Follow the money.

about 4 months ago
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Facebook, Google Battle To Bring Internet To Remote Locations

Bruinwar "Remote Locations" ?? (49 comments)

How about our connecting our rural areas? We got those areas electricity back under FDR, we can get them broadband now.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Bruinwar Get a job. (370 comments)

Get a job doing support, call center, help desk, whatever, with a company that has tuition reimbursement. Get most of it done at a community college as they are usually easier & better schedule wise for the working adult. Just be sure it has a transfer program to a state college so your degree has a better name on it. This worked well for me.

about 4 months ago
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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Bruinwar What the heck would I make? (251 comments)

What the heck would I make if I bought a 3D printer? I do 3D modeling for a living & I really can't think of anything I need. Except maybe an imagination I guess. Any suggestions? Creating 3D models is actually fun, I love to do it. They were selling 3D printers at the Maker fair that came around last year & I was not impressed with what they were making.

about 4 months ago
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Bruinwar Re:Links (392 comments)

It is a nicely written article, long read though. It puts into words, with links, what I've been saying for years.

about 4 months ago

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From saveigoogle.org

Bruinwar Bruinwar writes  |  about 10 months ago

Bruinwar (1034968) writes "For those of us who been dragging our feet finding an alternative start page to iGoogle, today we got hit with a dialog bomb: "iGoogle will be shutting down in 31 days". It goes on to tell you to back up any data you have stored there.
This appears to have caused a significantly reduced response times at sites offering iGoogle replacements."

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