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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Curtman Re: wait.. did you feel that? (90 comments)

So I half wonder if the rising isn't part of a larger-scale process.

IANAG, but I think the Rocky Mountains are clear evidence of this larger-scale process.

about three weeks ago
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Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From Its Global Index

Curtman Re:Call CDC (248 comments)

So what your saying is that Canada doing this is somehow the fault of the USA?

[Y]our country, and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world. -- Stephen Harper

Yes.
Our conservatives just aren't smart enough to come up with these schemes on their own. They emulate even the failed policies, without every questioning why.

about 3 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

Curtman Re:"No reliable solution" (415 comments)

So... Basically nothing that I couldn't already do with Google Hangouts and/or SMS.

Sounds wonderful. ?

about 4 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

Curtman Re:"No reliable solution" (415 comments)

I use MightyText on Android. It sounds a lot like what iMessage aims to be, and it works on any platform that has a web browser. I have iMessage on my macbook, but I have no idea what its good for without an iPhone... Anything?

about 4 months ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

Curtman Re:Netbeans (140 comments)

Or he could have said Eclipse wit ADT, but that would be cumbersome and stupid.

about 6 months ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

Curtman Re:Netbeans (140 comments)

They are both Java IDEs. Android Studio is IntelliJ, not specific to Android any more than the Android plugin is for Eclipse. I don't think the author was saying Eclipse sucks, just that this new product is very good for Android development. I tried it this past weekend, and it was a pleasure to use.

DevBytes: Android Studio

about 6 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Curtman Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Does this mean I should destroy my yellow UEI multimeter? Or can I just dye it?

about 5 months ago
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Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released

Curtman Re:There used to be a buzz (89 comments)

Thank you very much for writing awesome software. I've been using Enlightenment since way back when it was the default wm in Gnome.

about 7 months ago
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Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

Curtman Re:Cause and effect may be backwards (382 comments)

People being treated with drug therapy for schizophrenia have it. For there to be much fewer people seeking treatment and ever being diagnosed with it cant be attributed to better drug therapies unless those people treat themselves.

about 8 months ago
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Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

Curtman Re:Cause and effect may be backwards (382 comments)

You do not understand what the person you replied to is saying.

I do. I'm only suggesting that if marijuana use increases 1000% and there is no epidemic of schizophrenia afterward, there doesn't seem to be any reason to assume a causal link, or to fear one..

There may be underlying factors influencing the decrease in schizophrenia, but there is absolutely no evidence that using cannabis will increase your likelihood of being diagnosed with it.

about 8 months ago
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Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

Curtman Re:Cause and effect may be backwards (382 comments)

Is schizophrenia on the decline in Canada?
The preliminary comparison showed a 42% decrease in the number of first-admission schizophrenia cases over 20 years. In the main study, the annual inpatient prevalence rates decreased significantly (52%) from 1986 to 1996 with no corresponding change in outpatient rates, regardless of sex. Although total major affective disorders increased, this was due to an increase in major depression, not bipolar disorder.
This is the first Canadian case-register study to support the widely reported falling rates of schizophrenia in other parts of the world over the last 40 years. Since this is a geographically limited prevalence study based on only 10 years of data, further research over longer periods of time in other regions of the country is required to support or refute these findings.

Canadian teens lead developed world in cannabis use: Unicef report
This is the second time in a row that the WHO study has ranked Canadian teenagers as the highest cannabis users, though the percentage of teens itself has dropped. In 2002, the same survey showed that 37.5 per cent of 15-year-olds in Canada had used cannabis in the past year.

Etc...

about 8 months ago
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Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

Curtman Re:Cause and effect may be backwards (382 comments)

If the incidence of schizophrenia decreases during the same period as marijuana usage increases, it becomes very difficult to show a causal link. That's the situation this discussion leads to. Incidence of schizophrenia should follow the increase in marijuana use when plotted against time, it doesnt. It's inverse.

about 8 months ago
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Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

Curtman Re:Cause and effect may be backwards (382 comments)

Marijuana use has increased drastically since the 1920's, from thousands to millions. There is no corresponding increase in psychosis. Does that fit your narrative?

about 8 months ago
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Is Google Voice Doomed To Be 2nd-Class Messaging System?

Curtman Re:USA-only (172 comments)

Or even more strange, make it available to only one small region of another country.

I got my Google voice account by using a VPN and VOIP to U.S. servers. Its pretty well useless without integration with my home phone or my android phone though. Asterisk and MightyText give me basically the same features I'm missing out on.

about a year ago
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Google's Crazy Lack of Focus: Is It Really Serious About Enterprise?

Curtman Re:All of them. (226 comments)

They have a pretty good migration shedule, sure, they "close" stuff without warning, but they give you plenty of time to get your data out

They give you the ability to get your data out, that's what makes them not evil AFAIC. Example:
Google Buzz, The Social Network No One Cared About, Is Finally Going Offline

Not too many people cared to use it, and in October 2011 Google announced that itâ(TM)d eventually discontinue the service. Finally and at long last, Googleâ(TM)s determined that the time has arrived. Doors are closing on Buzz forever, and youâ(TM)ll receive a backup data file of all your posts saved to your Google Drive on or after July 17, 2013. Any active Buzz users out there better take note â" your service is only guaranteed through July 17. For everyone else, you can go about continuing to live your lives.

18 months is fair notice, if it's something you care about you've got time to figure a solution.

about a year ago

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