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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 a week 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 a week 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

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

It became too much blow shit up

...and their adolescent orgasmic reactions to explosions get old after a while.

about three weeks ago
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Software Combines Thousands of Online Images Into One That Represents Them All

Deadstick Re:One image... (66 comments)

OK, I know when I'm outclassed...

about a month ago
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Software Combines Thousands of Online Images Into One That Represents Them All

Deadstick One image... (66 comments)

...to rule them all?

about a month ago
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Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

Deadstick Re:Says who? (131 comments)

Let's face it, the Onion is a well known satyrical news site

Can't people just tell by the goat horns?

about a month ago
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Response to Protests in Ferguson Raises Concerns About Police Militarization

Deadstick Re:Idiots (6 comments)

Hammer:nail=MRAP:terrorist.

about a month ago
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The Meteors You've Waited All Year For

Deadstick Re:It's interesting how... (31 comments)

You may be expecting too much. Most meteors go by too fast to see motion, because they're close: you just see a faint white line that appears and persists for less than a second. You see these mostly overhead.

If a meteor does show motion, that means it's far away (hence low rate of movement through your FOV), and bright enough to be seen through many miles of atmosphere (hence considerably bigger than average). You see these near the horizon.

If one moves slowly enough that you can say "Hey, look at that" and other people can turn and catch sight of it, it's a BIG mutha.

about a month ago
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NFL Fights to Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Deadstick How much is exorbitant? (1 comments)

Ordinarily I'd say an entertainment franchise has a right to charge as much as it damn well pleases for a ticket, and license it to broadcasters at its pleasure...but football teams tend to get subsidies from the local governments, in the form of tax breaks and such. In that context, I don't see much wrong with the fans being treated as partners in the deal. Perhaps a withdrawal of some of the perks would be in order.

about a month ago
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New recipe produces ammonia from air, water, and sunlight

Deadstick Of course we use nitrogen (1 comments)

...It's a major component of flatulence (along with CO2 and CH4), and helps dilute the various esters, ketones and sulfides that give a fart its antisocial character.

about a month ago
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Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

Deadstick Re:Space Drive or Global Warming? (315 comments)

So the earth really was flat for awhile?

Would you please list four or five scientists who claimed it was, more recently than about 500 BC when it was measured to 10% precision? Or did you buy that Columbus tale they taught you in fifth grade?

about a month ago

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