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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

Deadstick Re:Big Goverment no backup (221 comments)

That would be tower controllers. This fire was in a windowless building.

3 days ago
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Marc Merlin's 2014 Burning Man Report For Tech Geeks

Deadstick Re:i heard that Burning Man... (55 comments)

Burning Man might be a good experience for a "geek"...

At least he'd get to see hooters.

3 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

Deadstick Re:Big Goverment no backup (221 comments)

Are you under the impression the controllers land airplanes?

3 days ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Deadstick Re:How? (475 comments)

In your context, illicit is eliterate.

about a week ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

Deadstick Re:Ancient Campfires (89 comments)

I think I saw your Scoutmaster on the news.

about a week ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

Deadstick Re:Along the lines of: (89 comments)

...which proves that the Ju/'hoan invented the door handle.

about a week ago
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A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

Deadstick Re:strongly doubting it (112 comments)

True, but there's only one Mars left and I don't think it's likely to work again. Hideously expensive to operate.

about two weeks ago
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A DC-10 Passenger Plane Is Perfect At Fighting Wildfires

Deadstick Re:strongly doubting it (112 comments)

...and the DC-10 can deliver as much water as five of the largest water scoopers.

Also bear in mind that a water scooper has to "land and refill" too...it just does that on a body of water instead of an airport. That could be closer than the nearest airport, or it could be farther.

about two weeks ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Deadstick Re:One Sure Way (275 comments)

Yeah, if you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to fear.

Think I've heard that before...

about three weeks ago
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Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

Deadstick Re:Seriously? Fish ladders? (147 comments)

Ask your teacher about the google.

about three weeks ago
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Reno Selected For Tesla Motors Battery Factory

Deadstick Re:California Betrayed (157 comments)

Nevada; No corporate income tax.

Nor inventory tax...hence the huge warehouse district in Reno.

about a month ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Deadstick Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

In other news, all the MRAPs are being recalled for installation of an undisclosed new feature.

about a month ago
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How Facebook could accidentally make its engineers into military targets

Deadstick Geneva Conventions (1 comments)

Yeah, I think I read about those in history class.

about a month ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

Deadstick Re:Fail (251 comments)

many of the people that work in these calls centers believe they are working valid jobs to some degree or another

The part about the CLSID trick would seem to belie that...

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Deadstick Re:No Kari Byron, no sale (364 comments)

Yes, because men need a pair of tits flashed in their faces before they'll do anything interesting.

Dunno about you, but it usually causes me to do something stupid.

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Deadstick Re:Ob XKCD... (364 comments)

You also get dentists telling people that teeth need brushing and flossing in order to be healthy; despite the fact that for millennia brushing wasn't the norm.

...nor was keeping your teeth into your eighties -- if you lived that long.

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Deadstick Re:straight from the OMFG NO dept (364 comments)

that the three have other plans for their careers.

...and all three got better offers at the same time?

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Deadstick Re: My wife will miss Grant. (364 comments)

Indeed. The first engineer figured out that the soup would taste better if the latrine were downstream...science came later.

about a month ago

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