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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

CaptainDork There's an app for that ... (170 comments)

... look up Water Witch in Google Play.

It's free.

If you download it in the next 15 minutes, it's ABSOLUTELY free.

11 hours ago
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Death Valley's Sailing Stones Caught In the Act

CaptainDork Re:Stop the madness!!! (47 comments)

It HAS to be satire, mocking the parallel argument provided by intelligent design advocates who take the same position in an effort to validate the creation myth.

No one that literate can be that stupid.

Can they?

yesterday
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Death Valley's Sailing Stones Caught In the Act

CaptainDork Stop the madness!!! (47 comments)

A movement is underway to stop bitches like these from applying the scientific method.

yesterday
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

CaptainDork Re:Precedent, anyone? (594 comments)

I can see your point.

I have long recommended to law enforcement that vehicles have GPS units built in that are tied to VIN number.

Doing so would, I think, just about stop auto theft. It would assist greatly with Amber alerts, reduce the need for high-speed chases, etc.

The cops don't like it because it would apply to their personal vehicles and I haven't found one yet that agrees with me.

I looked into this body camera thing more deeply and it looks like it will be happening. Guidelines have yet to be established, but that's just grunt work.

2 days ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

CaptainDork Precedent, anyone? (594 comments)

They already have dash cams that are used in evidence.

I am uncomfortable about this idea, though. Think face recognition. Cops see a lot of iffy people daily. Also, If not handled right, it could awaken the probable cause issue.

2 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

CaptainDork Bye, bye, STEM ... (511 comments)

Those stupid son of a bitches.

We learned nothing from Galileo's fiasco?

2 days ago
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Sources Say Amazon Will Soon Be Targeting Ads, a la Google AdWords

CaptainDork Re:I see 2 problems (83 comments)

Amazon will be updating their TOS to include the prohibition of buying things from them that you don't, personally, want.

4 days ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

CaptainDork Re:From the article ... (193 comments)

Also, I am curious about the Exif information in the original photos. I have been saying that Facebook strips that information. If Facebook retains the original photo, perhaps they keep that information as well?

5 days ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

CaptainDork Re:From the article ... (193 comments)

That's interesting and something I didn't know. I'd like to include it in my presentation. Where may I find a citation?

Thank you.

5 days ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

CaptainDork Don't call me smart ... (243 comments)

I'm very good with computers. I've been messing with them since 1978 and I was in on the digital revolution.

It's also my career and it's been good for me. I give back by helping people with these TV typewriters.

When people tell me how smart I am, I'm quick to ask them to please withdraw the remark. Beside creating a wedge between me and them, it is simply unwarranted.

I ask them what they do. Of course, whatever it is, I can't do that. I'm an expert with computers. If I were on THEIR turf, I tell them, THEY would be the smart one.

I'm not smarter than anyone else.

For computers, I'm certainly most experienced than most.

5 days ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

CaptainDork Re:Do the math (336 comments)

But how efficient is that computer stuff at sucking?

5 days ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

CaptainDork Re:Do the math (336 comments)

Nature abhors a Dyson.

5 days ago
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Securing Networks In the Internet of Things Era

CaptainDork Re:will NOT have learned from Target (106 comments)

This is wrong-think.

People who support the, "users are stupid," mentality are asshats.

Design shit that works the way it is supposed to. Expecting consumer paranoia is evidence of crappy system design.

The first thing I test for when hiring is a flawed outlook like yours and when I do, the interview is over.

5 days ago
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Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation

CaptainDork The problem with simulation is ... (172 comments)

... lack of randomness.

Will they simulate a 3 year old tossing a sandwich out the window into oncoming traffic?

about a week ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

CaptainDork Re:Time to build a cruise missile and send it over (133 comments)

Two things:

1.) Photographs are images frozen in time. A little bit later, things change. Try it. Go outside with your phone and take a picture. Wait until after Family Feud. Go outside and look at the same scene and the picture on the phone. Notice the the cat is gone now.

2.) "I would hate to think that showing them how easy it is ..." -- Just no, OK?

about a week ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

CaptainDork Re:Data Mining. (175 comments)

Excellent link. Thanks.

about a week ago

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