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Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

Denogh Re:Alternatively (314 comments)

Why didn't I think of that? I could have been smoke free years before getting my ecig.

about a year ago
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The Smog To Fog Challenge: Settling the High-Speed Rail vs. Hyperloop Debate

Denogh Re:Idiotic (333 comments)

Which proposals, specifically, are you referring to? Are there already proposals for an X Prize style competition to create a rapid transit system between LA and SF? Or are you getting your panties in a bunch because you are reading comments without the context of TFA?

1 year,16 days
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The Smog To Fog Challenge: Settling the High-Speed Rail vs. Hyperloop Debate

Denogh Re:Idiotic (333 comments)

I don't think the poster was referring to the idea of Hyperloop or FSR as idiotic. He's responding to TFA's proposed X-Prize style challenge. The idea of private entities competing for a prize by each building such a system is a bit much, given the political and private property issues involved. Random X-Prize team cannot invoke eminent domain to compete for a prize.

1 year,16 days
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Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

Denogh Re:Meh.... (242 comments)

I don't love it, but I'll reserve judgment until I see it. I think I mostly don't like the fact that he's already appeared in the series as another character. Sure, Karen Gillan also appeared in a previous episode before becoming Amy Pond, but she was so heavily made up you wouldn't recognize her. They had Eve Myles play different characters, but at least they had a fun little nod to that fact. So maybe it's fine.

I guess I do like the fact that they're going with someone who will probably be darker and less goofy than Smith.

And let's not forget Freema Agyeman playing Martha's cousin a couple of episodes before coming on as Martha Jones.

1 year,29 days
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Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

Denogh Re:A new Doctor (242 comments)

Hopefully it will get a bit more sinister, less shouting and running, better arcs. Can't wait till the Christmas Special :)

They're only replacing the (really good) actor that portrays the Doctor. Moffat is still in control.

1 year,29 days
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Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

Denogh Just a little more (587 comments)

Let's see, my first was an IBM PC with 16kb, so about 500,000 times.

about a year ago
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If I search online for my full name...

Denogh Nothing about me (213 comments)

Searching my name returns an entire page of links to my grandfather's obituary.

about a year ago
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Of 1000 Americans Polled, Most Would Ban Home Printing of Guns

Denogh Re:Personal Responsibility? (578 comments)

OK. So you've got a non-functional gun that doesn't look like a functional gun.

about a year ago
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Of 1000 Americans Polled, Most Would Ban Home Printing of Guns

Denogh Re:Personal Responsibility? (578 comments)

The problem with printed firearms is that they're plastic. We have no means to detect them. They instantly obsolete our security infrastructure. You can walk onto an airplane with one. You could walk into a courtroom with one. You could walk into the White House, Congress, or the Supreme Court with one. That is a major problem..

People keep saying this. The Liberator uses a metal firing pin. Sure, you would walk into a courtroom with one. It wouldn't be a functional gun, but it would look like one.

about a year ago
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Artificial Skin Sensitivity Rivals That of Human Skin

Denogh Good news (29 comments)

I'm glad this is being worked on so diligently. Artificial skin should be ready for prime time by the time I'm finally able to transfer my consciousness into an artificial body.

about a year ago
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Localized (Visual) Programming Language For Kids?

Denogh Alice (185 comments)

Why not Alice? It's available on Windows, Mac and Linux. If it's not yet available in your chosen language, you can join in the localization effort.

about a year ago
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Copyright Alert System To Launch Monday

Denogh Re:Download Linux (224 comments)

Why would they bust you for downloading Linux?

I got a nasty letter from my ISP telling me "No peer-to-peer". I called them, and said "WTF guys? I download Linux distros and OpenOffice ISOs via torrent, all kinds of 100% legal and legitimate content." "We don't care. No peer-to-peer."

So I signed up for a VPN, of course.

I wonder if they also go after all the folks that are just trying to download the latest WoW patch. Seems like most MMORPGs these days use P2P updaters.

about a year and a half ago
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President Obama Calls For New 'Space Race' Funding

Denogh Re:Mr. President (291 comments)

pushing congress to increase non-defensive R&D spending to 3% of the U.S. GDP

3% of GDP sounds like a hell of a lot. It works out to 452 billion. I hope TFS misplaced a decimal point or something because otherwise the president is a stranger to reason.

We could pull $452B out of our defense budget and still be the biggest defense spender in the world nearly twice over (source: Wikipedia). Come to think of it, that might not be a bad idea.

Still, I'm sure he meant 3% of the federal budget rather than GDP.

about a year and a half ago
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Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

Denogh If you can lay your hands upon a copy (281 comments)

Solaris 8. Hell, go all out with the retro vibe and toss on iPlanet and run a web site full of animated GIFs.

In all seriousness, we run several SunFire V480s and V1280s at work. They do, in fact, have Solaris 8 iPlanet installed and we use them to run a web app and some data processing software we built in house. We're ditching them in favor of T4s pretty soon, but they've treated us pretty damned well for about 10 years.

about a year and a half ago
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How Do You Participate In Black Friday?

Denogh Re:I work retail (231 comments)

In the last 10 years I've lived in NC, FL, TX and VA and seen none of this. I think I may have seen a dedicated bagger in a Safeway in Monterey CA about 12 years ago, but in all those other places, nada. Most of the time, it's been the cashier doing both jobs.

about 2 years ago
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How Do You Participate In Black Friday?

Denogh Re:I work retail (231 comments)

I don't think I've seen a bagger anywhere I've lived in the U.S. (other than military commissaries) since the '80s. They really still do this in some places?

about 2 years ago
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My relationship to military service:

Denogh Re:5 years (525 comments)

The USMC was tolerable when the big green weenie wasn't attacking. That was rare.

about 2 years ago
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My relationship to military service:

Denogh 5 years (525 comments)

I did 5 years in the U.S. military and made an escape. No deployments, no death, minimal post traumatic stress.

about 2 years ago

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