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Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

CannedTurkey Re:Hindsight? (265 comments)

I thought human was the race, and things like jewish or asian would be ethnicities.

about 7 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

CannedTurkey This is what happens.. (625 comments)

...when you allow people to believe in magic.

about 7 months ago

How Big Pharma Hooked America On Legal Heroin

CannedTurkey Re:Well you know... (499 comments)

I'd mod you up if I could.

about 2 years ago

The Numbers Behind the Copyright Math

CannedTurkey Re:Actually, here's another idea (311 comments)

I think you're spot on. Perhaps the only thing I'd add to the competition for entertainment time would be satellite radio. I'd guesstimate that 90-95% of my time listening to music happens in the car, and having access to consistent, high quality radio eliminates the need to bring my own CD's on trips. I still occasionally buy new CD's when I hear music new to me and I'm curious about a band, but not nearly to the extent I did 10-15 years ago.

more than 2 years ago

Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?

CannedTurkey Re:MacBook Pros require high rez option to get mat (646 comments)

Why don't you just make the icons and text bigger? Or is this not something supported on Macs? Reducing the resolution was a reasonable solution 10 years ago on CRT monitors when the OS and software didn't scale, but doing that on an LCD looks horrible!

more than 4 years ago

Can Imaging Technologies Save Us From Terrorists?

CannedTurkey Re:... but not if (480 comments)

Or, as George Carlin suggested - a monster truck rally.

more than 4 years ago

Saboteur Launch Plagued By Problems With ATI Cards

CannedTurkey Re:Temporary workaround (230 comments)

Any bets that the patch does exactly this?

more than 4 years ago

Reporting To Executives

CannedTurkey Re:My experience (301 comments)

I like your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

more than 4 years ago

How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

CannedTurkey I remember using... (823 comments)

... a product called MathCad 15 years ago. I seem to recall they had a free student version. Looks like they have a 30 day trial, and a $60 student version if it suits your purposes.

more than 4 years ago

Initial Reviews of Google Wave; Neat, but Noisy

CannedTurkey Re:D&D (336 comments)

The EarthDawn group I play with use a combination of Skype, Palbee (webservice for video conferencing & white-boarding), and occasionally Twiddla for whiteboarding when Palbee refuses to work. Twiddla has a die-roller built into the chat client which is nice, but no video. We're a small group scattered across 3 timezones, so we're trying to get away with free services as much as possible. I'm really hoping Wave can integrate all these elements.

more than 4 years ago

Has the Glory Gone Out of Working In IT?

CannedTurkey Re:It was the year 2001, that's when. (623 comments)

Yep. I'd love to say more, but that pretty much sums up my experience as well, and personally, I think being a blacksmith would be more rewarding.

more than 4 years ago

Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

CannedTurkey Re:Dear Westerners, please leave Iran alone.. (1032 comments)

They gave the UN plenty of time to verify it last time. Hans Blix was run off his damn feet inspecting Iraq, and he kept coming back saying there wasn't anything there every damn time. The US, in spite of his non-findings, chose to invent evidence where there was none to justify an attack. It was like a news station with an on-the-spot reporter telling us that it was sunny, summer day, and the anchor man correcting him by saying 'Actually, we have some anecdotal evidence that it's actually snowing there right now, so we're going to go with that.'

more than 4 years ago

The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer

CannedTurkey Re:Blowtorch! (497 comments)

We've got a plasma cutter at work purchased exclusively for this purpose.

more than 5 years ago

Music Labels Working On Digital Album Format

CannedTurkey Re:Don't support the middlemen. (250 comments)

So you'd do the same for the artists as Henry Winkler's character in Night shift did for the call-girls?

more than 5 years ago

Dye Used In Blue M&Ms Can Lessen Spinal Injury

CannedTurkey Re:Better than red dye, apparently (324 comments)

Blue No. 1 is called "brilliant blue" and, as is typical of modern dyes, was originally derived from coal tar, although most manufacturers now make it from an oil base. Blue No. 2, or "indigotine," on the other hand, is a synthetic version of the plant-based indigo that has a long history as a textile dye. Indigo, which comes from the indigo plant (Indigofera), has been used for probably at least 4,000 years. There is a written recipe for dying wool with indigo on a Babylonian cuneiform tablet dated to the seventh century B.C. There is evidence that it was used in neolithic Europe and in pharaonic Egypt. It also comes from the woad plant (Isatis tinctoria), and was used by the Celts in Scotland to dye their faces.

more than 5 years ago



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