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Dial 00000000 To Blow Up the World

DarrenBaker Re: Illusion restored (306 comments)

That's incredible! I have the same combination on my luggage!

about 8 months ago
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Voyager 1 Finds Unexpected Wrinkles At the Edge Of the Solar System

DarrenBaker Re: XKCD (164 comments)

I watched an episode of Northern Exposure from 1992 that mentioned Voyager I was on the very edge of leaving the solar system. Extrapolate from that, and it's been going on since the damn thing was launched, apparently.

about a year ago
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Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Has Scientists Worried

DarrenBaker Sounds like Edmonton, alright. (311 comments)

Next step for an Edmontonian would generally be, "Is there a way I can program myself to only see white people?"

about a year ago
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Death of Trees Correlated With Human Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease

DarrenBaker Re: After accounting for all variables *they know (152 comments)

That would be the *media's* fault for cherry-picking the language and the studies. If you ever really drill down into a study, you'll find a metric shit-tonne of ambiguous language the media turns into certainties.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?

DarrenBaker Google Health (383 comments)

This needs to happen again, before it gets owned by some shady proprietor.

Speaking of which, where's Google Vote?

about a year ago
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WW2 Pigeon Code Decrypted By Canadian?

DarrenBaker It *would* be 'Gord' (158 comments)

Canada's singularity will be when all of us are named Gord. I figure we're about five years away.

about a year and a half ago
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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

DarrenBaker Re:RTFA. SRSLY. (213 comments)

Wasn't redundant when I'd posted it.

more than 3 years ago
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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

DarrenBaker Re:RTFA. SRSLY. (213 comments)

Correlation, causation, etc... Could it be that whatever is causing higher levels of testosterone is also causing their bad-decision making? Lifestyle? Choice of career? Hot grad student applying the test?

more than 3 years ago
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How Good Software Makes Us Stupid

DarrenBaker Re:News To Me (385 comments)

Die in a fire.

Classy. So it would appear they're right, then.

more than 3 years ago
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Defending Self In a Case of On-Line Identity Theft?

DarrenBaker Re:You can't prove a negative. (390 comments)

Yes, they do. They've made an accusation of criminal misconduct, and as such, they've shown their hand and now have to prove it. If they try to fire him for another bullshit reason now, a lawyer, or indeed even a government labour board representative (not sure what the American equivalent is) will find serious wrongdoing here. At the very least, he should file a complaint for wrongful dismissal.

more than 3 years ago
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Defending Self In a Case of On-Line Identity Theft?

DarrenBaker Re:Give it Back (390 comments)

No, no, no, no, no, and... NO. Do not do this.

more than 3 years ago
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Defending Self In a Case of On-Line Identity Theft?

DarrenBaker Re:You can't prove a negative. (390 comments)

He doesn't need to prove it wasn't him. The employer needs to prove it was him.

more than 3 years ago
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New Photos Show 'Devastating' Ice Loss On Everest

DarrenBaker Re:PROOOOOOOF! (895 comments)

It's not about snow, it's about context.

about 4 years ago
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New Photos Show 'Devastating' Ice Loss On Everest

DarrenBaker PROOOOOOOF! (895 comments)

Here is a photo of my house in winter, covered in snow. Here is a photo of my house in summer, surrounded by green, leafy trees. From this, we can deduce that global warming has forever changed my local environment. The snow, which we know from the first photograph has always been here, is now gone forever, as proven by the second photograph.

about 4 years ago
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California To Drop State Rock Over Asbestos Concerns

DarrenBaker Unanimous bi-partisan support... (256 comments)

Why is it that every time I read the words "Unanimous bi-partisan support", the result is always and without exception... Trouble?

about 4 years ago
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Iceland Votes "Já" To Proposed News Haven

DarrenBaker Re:Wow (232 comments)

Colonel Jessup? Is that you?

more than 4 years ago
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Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration

DarrenBaker Re:Enough acronyms? (103 comments)

Do you need a de-acronymization of SQL?

Do you need a de-acronymization of XML?

I might.... It all depends on what those things are.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Warns of Potential "Huge Space Storm" In 2013

DarrenBaker Awesome. (464 comments)

Can't wait until this story gets picked up by my local stations and reported as FACT!

more than 4 years ago

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Toyota's Proprietary 'Black Box'

DarrenBaker DarrenBaker writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DarrenBaker writes "Toyota appears to be unwilling or unable to provide open access to their so-called 'black boxes', which could assist investigators in determining if an accident was due to technical foul-up, or driver error. Could these boxes be hacked, and third-party software developed to read the information?"
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