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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

DRMShill Re:Is it going anywhere? (528 comments)

Whether the bill would pass or not is irrelevant. It's extremely disturbing that we have a certain percentage of people running this nation that believe in fucking magic.

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

DRMShill Public transportation! (359 comments)

When will people ever learn!

about a month ago

Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

DRMShill Surprising results? (210 comments)

Surprising results would be Ubisoft making a PC port that's stable and efficient right out of the gate and doesn't attack its customers with onerous DRM. The headline almost reads like an Onion article.

about 2 months ago

FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

DRMShill His comments apparently crashed Comcast also. (144 comments)

His last video doesn't seem to appear on Xfinity's instant streaming site. Yet it does on HBO Go. I don't know if they're late publishing it or what but that would be strange since every other HBO show always seems to appear on time through Xfinity.

about 4 months ago

Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

DRMShill Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (69 comments)

A printer uses heat to melt the filament then extrudes it. The object as it's being printed dissipates that heat at the edges and the center of the object tends to be warmer than the edges. As the edges cool the plastic contracts which cause the edges to curl up. On a small print this problem is much more manageable. On larger prints it's crucial to make sure the object cools down uniformly. Hence the heated build chamber.

about 5 months ago

Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

DRMShill Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (69 comments)

They patented enclosing the build area and heating it. Yes it's a ridiculous patent.

about 5 months ago

Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

DRMShill Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (69 comments)

This physics of melted plastic are the limitation here not the robotics. To get good quality prints with anything larger than what most printers usually offer you'd need a well regulated heated build chamber surrounding it which is actually patented by Stratasys.

about 5 months ago

Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

DRMShill Re:Aha! (99 comments)

Christian Australianist response: Your virginity only goes to demonstrate the love God and Australia have for us.

about 5 months ago

Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

DRMShill Aha! (99 comments)

Proof that Australia exists! Your move atheists.

about 5 months ago

Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

DRMShill Re:Pleeeeeeeease? (276 comments)

Lucas has kind of given this practice an unfair reputation. For a good example of how it's done right see the Star Trek TOS blu-rays.

about 6 months ago

South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

DRMShill One thing that baffles me... (665 comments)

If take the Bible literally, you have to accept an enormous amount of logical contradictions and cognitive dissonance. Evolution is where they start to have a problem? Any time there's discrepancy between the Bible and common sense the answer is always "magic"(God). Why can't evolution fall under that too for these people? Would a literal interpretation of the Bible really be that much more absurd if in addition to talking snakes and magic apples that the universe is 14 billion years and simultaneously 6 thousand years old?

about 7 months ago

CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

DRMShill Re:So I have to add a subject? (238 comments)

I've been trying to figure that out myself. So far here's what I've seen:

You can't click on 'parent' to see what that comment was a response to. So if you want to get some content on the conversation you have to keep moving your threshold until it appears.

There's quite a bit of whitespace to the right.

It uses javascript I think I read somewhere? I guess that's a problem for some people.

They seem like issues that shouldn't be too hard to resolve so I don't understand what the vitriol is all about but then again I don't understand why Slashdot wouldn't just fix it.

Feel free to point out what else is actually wrong. It's kind of hard to get a good summary of what's broke in between all the OMGG!!!!!!! FUCK BETA!!!! AHHHHH

about 7 months ago

Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines

DRMShill Re:Decriminalize (323 comments)

Take heart. If the FAA makes kindles on takeoffs and landings legal then anything is possible.

about 8 months ago

A Playstation 4 Teardown

DRMShill Re:XBox One, PS4 or Wii U? (254 comments)

Ahh that brings back fond memories of FF13, the finest hallway simulator ever made. And it also taught me a valuable lesson, video game reviews are absolutely worthless. It has a metacritic score of 83 while most reviews admit that you have to wait 20 hours to get to the part that isn't a long corridor. Yep 20 hours of pushing up on the control stick, mashing 'A' randomly when a random encounter is hit and hearing that great banter between the characters which is like a conversation between Jar Jar Binks and the goth kids on South Park.

about 10 months ago

Give Your Child the Gift of an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

DRMShill Re:Fundamental Question (198 comments)

I don't understand the logic of people like you. What if you find out you have a serious that you can treat? Suppose you have an incurable illness but it won't hit for 60 years? 60 years is a long time in medical research. Suppose it' incurable but you can live your life in such a way as to reduce the chances of it?

Do you also drive to work with a blind fold on because other drivers make you nervous?

about a year ago

The Changing Face of Software Development

DRMShill Only 86%! (173 comments)

Sigh... I remember a time when white heterosexuals males had all the power instead of most of it.

about a year ago

It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe

DRMShill Re:Dupe! (218 comments)

I'm not sure if you're joking or not but just in case you aren't, we don't have a completely solid understanding of where exactly the solar system ends. That's why this comes up like this. Well that and slashdot dupes.

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