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Ginkgo Doesn't Improve Memory Or Cognitive Skills

Chris Daniel Re:Actually works to their advantage (403 comments)

Yes, St. John's Wort is effective. However, you should always consult with your doctor before taking it, as it can interfere with other drugs (specifically, I have read that it prevents or retards the mechanism of absorbing drugs into the bloodstream).

However, do keep in mind that the effectiveness of a single herbal medicine does not change the effectiveness of other herbal medicines.

more than 4 years ago
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Electric Mini Cooper Has Rough Start

Chris Daniel Re:Electric car with problems? (308 comments)

Somewhere along the line, someone didn't quite think this electric vehicle revolution through...

Of course! If only they'd asked Slashdot.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox's Awesome Bar...

Chris Daniel Re:Where (447 comments)

No, not at all.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Gives the Gift of Free Airport Wi-Fi

Chris Daniel Maybe you should ask DFW (158 comments)

I would think the airports get a percentage of wifi access fees, or the entire fee if they run their own system (as opposed to bringing in a carrier like Boingo). Perhaps Google's offer (assuming it was made) wasn't a good fit for their budget.

more than 4 years ago
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"2012" a Miscalculation; Actual Calendar Ends 2220

Chris Daniel More appropriate ... (600 comments)

Most modern societies also worship corn - they just process the hell out of it first.

Sounds like modern society is still ahead -- it is more appropriate to worship something that has no more hell in it, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Sloppy Linux Admins Enable Slow Brute-Force Attacks

Chris Daniel Re:Ask Slashdot (391 comments)

tenshi is cool.

more than 4 years ago
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Are RAID Controllers the Next Data Center Bottleneck?

Chris Daniel Re:distibution (171 comments)

In a much more localized manor

We're going to start putting data centers in big houses now?

more than 5 years ago
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Measuring the Hubble Constant Better

Chris Daniel Re:Electric Universe? (102 comments)

I am disappointed that this was the best you could come up with to support your theory. The existence of cosmic plasmas such as those encountered by the TSS-1R mission is quite widely accepted. Proving that they have the effects claimed by the theory you apparently advocate is quite another matter.

I read the first chapter of the book on electric-cosmos.org, and it mostly seems to be jeering at the complexity and unintuitive nature of current theories, while also heavily emphasizing the "unprovability" of any type of astrophysical theory. How convenient. Perhaps it's a bit tough on the underdog supporters, but when it comes to scientific inquiry, the burden of proof is very much upon the challenging theory. So far, the "electric universe" crowd has produced absolutely nothing compelling, other than cries of "help help, I'm being repressed!"

It's easier for me to believe the majority of scientists ("scientific dogma" if you prefer) than an ostracized minority. There is a large difference between keeping an open mind and pouring my uneducated (I'm not an astrophysicist) efforts into supporting a currently unacceptable theory.

more than 5 years ago
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Measuring the Hubble Constant Better

Chris Daniel Re:Electric Universe? (102 comments)

The website is what I was questioning, really, although another reply hits on the fact that simply being an assistant to Hubble does not necessarily make a person credible. electric-cosmos.org is a proponent of the "electric universe" "theory" -- which has been thoroughly rejected over and over, but remains a favourite of the conspiracy theorist type.

more than 5 years ago
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Measuring the Hubble Constant Better

Chris Daniel Electric Universe? (102 comments)

Maybe you should present a more credible source, if you wish to be taken seriously.

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast Intercepts and Redirects Port 53 Traffic

Chris Daniel Not the case for me (527 comments)

I'm in the Portland, Oregon area. Tag: kdawsonfud.

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology

Chris Daniel Re:nice (665 comments)

when the conservatives felt that Wikipedia had too much of a liberal bias

"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert

more than 4 years ago
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Hard Drive With Clinton-Era Data Missing From Nat'l Archives

Chris Daniel Re:But... (180 comments)

... when ever I enter a classified area we are searched.

And when you exit, I hope ...

more than 5 years ago
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The Electronic Police State

Chris Daniel Which was done using the powers of government ... (206 comments)

The RIAA haven't undertaken raids on their own authority, nor have they used their own forces. In these cases, they are influencing government (police SWATs) to use its monopoly on force to "enforce the law". Maybe it's a fine line, but it is a line. This is not to say the government is any more justified in taking unjust actions, however.

more than 5 years ago
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Reviews: Star Trek

Chris Daniel Re:Good, but (544 comments)

Or "Nimoy" for that matter ...

more than 5 years ago
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Developing Battery Replacement Infrastructure For Electric Cars

Chris Daniel Re:Not reported != not happening (369 comments)

It probably was the 12V lead-acid battery many are familiar with. They are typically recommended to be replaced after 4 years.

more than 5 years ago

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Chris Daniel Chris Daniel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Chris Daniel writes "As of today, pfSense, a FreeBSD-based firewall LiveCD distribution, has reached its official 1.0 release. Based on m0n0wall, pfSense offers firewalling, traffic shaping, load balancing, and a nice packaging system for adding extra functionality, among many other useful built-in features. The project has been ongoing for two years, and pfSense has already been in production use in a number of locations well before the 1.0 release."

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