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Do you like your cell phone?

Cazakatari Who needs smartphones (396 comments)

Smartphone = $$$phone to me. Prepaid phone that can text is all I need.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Announces Dota 2

Cazakatari Re:Asshole player base (128 comments)

That is true, they are generally intolerant of anyone who doesn't know what they're doing, and even sometimes when they do.

about 4 years ago
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How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?

Cazakatari missing option (311 comments)

How about poll dependent? I can see all of these forms being useful depending on the question.

about 4 years ago
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Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012

Cazakatari Re:Its a TRAP! (409 comments)

Parent was modded Insightful. I can't handle firepower of that magnitude.

about 4 years ago
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Segway UK Boss Dies After Driving Off Cliff

Cazakatari humor (413 comments)

While I know this is an unfortunate event, I have to say that the comments on this thread are the funniest I've read all week.

My opinion is, any good man probably wouldn't have a problem with others finding some amusement about his death, and any bad man does a great service to mankind with post-mortem amusement . Personally I'd want everyone who knew or cared about my death, including my family, to find something funny about it. Or laugh at all the stupid and or funny things I did in life.

about 4 years ago
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The "Scientific Impotence" Excuse

Cazakatari Re:Not really 'impotence'... (892 comments)

He is talking about in this life, as am I. Sure, I hope that God will help me along and I think he is, but it isn't something one can just expect right when you follow a commandment. There's no promise in the bible that if you're a good christian God will make life easy for you, in fact it is mostly the opposite.

Following a religion just because you want reward or fear punishment is silly, and not what God wants.

more than 4 years ago
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The "Scientific Impotence" Excuse

Cazakatari Re:Not really 'impotence'... (892 comments)

I don't know if it is ''troll'' in the literal sense, but Man on Pink is either ignorant about religions or a bigot.

It really is saddening to see how so many people here think they're on the scientific high ground of knowledge and criticize religions so broadly. All they show is blatant ignorance (which is what they are accusing religion of strangely enough)

Some sects believe that ''the universe owes them something,'' don't get me wrong, but not all by a long shot. Maybe those are the most vocal because it's what people like to hear, personally I don't care for them either

In any case my personal christian belief almost exactly matches what he said about science:

''starts from the premise that whatever secrets Mother Nature holds will have to be earned through hard work. There are no promises of results and no guarantees that understanding will ever be reached.''

more than 4 years ago
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Website Sells Pubic Lice

Cazakatari There are legitimate purposes here..... (319 comments)

Entomology students often have to make insect collections. Pubic lice are a tough thing to catch with a net in the park you know......

more than 4 years ago
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How Old Is the Oldest Computer You Regularly Use?

Cazakatari Specifically...... (543 comments)

It may not do anything besides keep time and make annoying sounds, but my alarm clock is older than 10 years

more than 4 years ago
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Is Mimas Hiding Pac-Man?

Cazakatari moons? (99 comments)

These aren't the moons you're looking for.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs As Pesticide

Cazakatari Re:FAIL (107 comments)

This is true, the only reason this technique was so successful with screwworm is because the females only mate once. So all they got were duds from

By the same principle, sterilizing females would have no effect if the males mate with more than one female.

more than 4 years ago
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Study Shows TV Makes Kids Fat, Computers Don't

Cazakatari Re:Interesting (276 comments)

That is a valid point, and where things probably get hazy in the study. While I don't really believe using a computer actually burns many calories, it sure as hell burns more than watching TV.

The brain can account for about 20% of daily energy usage, so if the child in question just sits around all day and doesn't exercise, it is plausible to guess that doing something that requires more ''thinking'' than TV will have some difference as far as calorie burning goes.

I doubt it is the only factor though

more than 4 years ago
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Study Shows TV Makes Kids Fat, Computers Don't

Cazakatari Re:Interesting (276 comments)

Thanks for not giving me the benefit of the doubt.

We're comparing two gas tanks here genius. The point is that both are probably filled equally.

more than 4 years ago
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Study Shows TV Makes Kids Fat, Computers Don't

Cazakatari Re:Interesting (276 comments)

I don't think food has anything to do with it, more of how ''active'' someone is. Even just websurfing you have to be thinking about something and making cognitive decisions. The brain is a energy intensive organ, and studies have shown that ''thinking'' increases energy needs. Like you said, watching TV turns you into a vegetable.

What I would like to see is a comparison of watching TV and using something like youtube or hulu. One would hypothesize that they would begin to show similar results.

more than 4 years ago
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Doctors Skirt FDA To Heal Patients With Stem Cells

Cazakatari Re:cancer worries (394 comments)

That is one reason it has been so difficult to be officially approved, but now that it is at least starting, this information will begin to come out. New procedures always involve risk. It is unfortunate when 1 in a 1000 treatments kill or adversely affect a patient, but if you want to walk again and are faced with those odds, I think the choice is clear.

Regardless, these kinds of procedures are routine or nearly so already in other animals, I see no reason why it would be much different in people.

more than 4 years ago
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Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki

Cazakatari Re:A cat will still do (249 comments)

Have you ever seen what happens when cat's mate? I haven't, but I've heard it. Sure sounds like death to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki

Cazakatari A cat will still do (249 comments)

Another bigger/meaner cat will still take care of that one too :p

more than 4 years ago
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Favorite seasonal transition?

Cazakatari Re:Different everywhere? (451 comments)

Well in my part of Texas, we don't have winter, we have what I would call ''fronter''. While the north is cold, we experience a balmy 80 degree weather, then a cold front blows through, dropping it to perhaps mid 30's. Then it goes back to 70-80 for a few days. Repeat for October through mid February.

We sit right at where all the air currents collide, bringing a wonderful mix of allergens. Many people I know didn't have allergies until they came here, including me :/

Makes it so hard for the poor weatherman, he's wrong so often about rain that he might as well consult a psychic.

more than 5 years ago
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Back-to-school time means ...

Cazakatari Re:On the bright side (447 comments)

It only depends on how you do it, just like anything else you have to learn to work the system. Go to a community college for all the classes you can, get good enough grades to go into a larger university, buy your books on amazon or anywhere else cheap, and work while you go to school (best way is to get a job on the university, talk and show interest to your professors and I guarantee they'll get you some lab job with flexible hours within a year). If you can't handle a large load of classes, so what, you'll be saving yourself time later by not being in debt.

I started that late, and I'll be graduating and starting grad school with under $10,000 in debt, all subsidized loans so I don't even pay interest. Granted, I have had some help from family, but not much the past two years, which has been where I accumulated all of the little debt I have.

But most college students want to party one way or another so they end up with that much debt or more in their first year. Like someone mentioned below, most people who will be successful probably don't need college, and those that don't really want to go but are only going because they want a job that pays for them to keep screwing around probably aren't ganna do nearly as well as they'd like.

more than 5 years ago
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With regard to living in a basement ...

Cazakatari Basements (487 comments)

Living in basements is for poor college students and nerds. Oh wait, I'm both......

more than 4 years ago

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Man kills cat over video game

Cazakatari Cazakatari writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cazakatari (1403081) writes "A Virginia man allegedly killed a kitten after the animal somehow disconnected a video game while he was playing it Monday night, police charge. Bruce Walston, 21, is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly killing his girlfriend's black kitten by throwing it against a wall in their apartment, according to the below Staunton Police Department report."
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Fox News attacks bugs, Entomologists strike back

Cazakatari Cazakatari writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cazakatari (1403081) writes "Sean Hannity on Fox News recently blasted Michigan State University for using stimulus funds to preserve their historic bug collection, which has insulted many entomologists (including myself). Supposedly this is wasteful spending, since only a few jobs were directly created. However, the collection is a library of information for research on agricultural pest control research, which no one will deny is both important and makes jobs. Most importantly, the way the news organization leered about ''bug scientists'' has proven their ignorance. If you don't like bugs, entomologists are the wrong people to slander."
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