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Server Names For a New Generation

Doctor Faustus Re:I name them after girls (429 comments)

You could name the racks and base the server name off the rack it's in.

DollyParton1..DollyParton20
JenniferLoveHewitt1..JenniferLoveHewitt20
SalmaHayek1..SalmaHayek20

more than 2 years ago
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James Randi's Latest Debunking Operation

Doctor Faustus Re:Religion is not fraudulent (498 comments)

I think you're seeing people confusing homeopathy with natural/herbal medicine, because they tend to appeal to the same people.

Besides, do you see any "like cures like" effect described there? Tea Tree Oil has an actual active ingredient with antibacterial properties.

more than 2 years ago
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James Randi's Latest Debunking Operation

Doctor Faustus Re:Religion is not fraudulent (498 comments)

It is also trivial to find products listed as "Homeopathy" that in no way imply that their benifits come from dilution

Why not list a few, then? I know I've never heard of any.

more than 2 years ago
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James Randi's Latest Debunking Operation

Doctor Faustus Re:Religion is not fraudulent (498 comments)

I put in diluting because that's what homeopathy is.

Unless you're saying that the ones that dilute with water are crazy and the ones that dilute with some other inert substance are not crazy.

more than 2 years ago
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James Randi's Latest Debunking Operation

Doctor Faustus Re:Religion is not fraudulent (498 comments)

The basic premise of homeopathy is immunization.

So when you mix water with something bad and then dilute it with more water, the water's immune system creates antibodies to the toxin? You know water doesn't have an immune system, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Journalist Arrested For Tweet Deported to Saudi Arabia

Doctor Faustus Re:Remember kids (604 comments)

The whole point of moving to America (in those days, the colonies) was to do your own type of religious persecution.

Not for everyone. Pennsylvania is so much bigger than all the New England states because the Quakers who founded it left everyone alone about their religion. There was no reason for them to break up on religious lines.

more than 2 years ago
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Study: Online Dating Makes People "Picky" and "Unrealistic"

Doctor Faustus Re:Back in the old days... (630 comments)

I meant a week each. That's still moving fast seven different times.

Now, I have no problem with moving fast, but I also don't judge someone for it. My wife and I were at third base before our first date, 16 years ago.

more than 2 years ago
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Study: Online Dating Makes People "Picky" and "Unrealistic"

Doctor Faustus Re:Back in the old days... (630 comments)

So there were seven different women you had sex with within a week, and you're complaining that *they* went too fast?

There may have been some who were just looking for a hookup, but some people just want to verify sex isn't going to be a problem before they waste a lot of time on a relationship that isn't going to work.

more than 2 years ago
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Retail Chains To Strike Back Against Online Vendors

Doctor Faustus Re:how about stuff I want to buy ? (532 comments)

With my old bag vacuum, I went around on my hands and knees picking up anything big enough to grab, so it didn't fill up the bag. With the bagless, I just suck it up and don't worry about it.

more than 2 years ago
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VGA and DVI Ports To Be Phased Out Over Next 5 Years

Doctor Faustus Re:30 Years of VGA (704 comments)

A bunch of phones were using mini-USB, including the RAZR, which is pretty small. There was really no reason to muddy the waters further with micro.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?

Doctor Faustus Re:ABSOLUTELY !! (332 comments)

That could just be an application service provider.

I'm not sure how the cloud databases are supposed to work, but for simpler file storage, you tell the provider "Here, keep this for me", and it will make copies of it on several of it's many servers. When you ask for the file back, it will return whichever was most convenient, and you don't have to worry about the details.

It's probably being kept on $300 PCs, but if it's kept on ten of them in four different cities, that's fine. That data could get lost from a software problem, but hardware failure won't take it down.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Responds to ET/UFO Petitions

Doctor Faustus Re:Area 51 Syndrome (232 comments)

Nobody denies Area 51 exists. It's famous for reasons other than the alien business; it's usually known in the Air Force as Groom Lake or Dreamland, and it's where they test all the new and experimental aircraft.

The F-117 was flying there for ten years or so before the Air Force actually admitted its existence. They never denied that they had things they weren't telling us about, though.

more than 2 years ago
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The RMS Tour Rider

Doctor Faustus Re:GNU/Linux (373 comments)

there are very few things I find more difficult to pronounce in English than "GNU"

Try being a fan of Opeth.

more than 2 years ago
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Northeast Passage Becomes Viable Trade Route

Doctor Faustus Re:OH, Goodie! (363 comments)

150 years ago people mostly burned whale oil in their lanterns. Technology moves an awful lot in that sort of time.

about 3 years ago
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Netflix Kills Qwikster

Doctor Faustus Re:The rate hike remains, of course (253 comments)

I always assumed the pricing they had was temporary.

3 DVD's at a time was something like $15-$20 per month (I lose track with the Blu-Ray fee), and then streaming was added without a rate increase and without reducing the available DVDs. That's just too good to be true, except as a promotion.

about 3 years ago
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Age Bias In IT: the Reality Behind the Rumors

Doctor Faustus Re:How come older people can't code but can manage (582 comments)

I don't think it's job description, but that culturally, jobs where you are likely to earn more than your boss are very unusual. Pharmacist might be the only well-known job where it's common.

more than 3 years ago
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Environmental Enforcement Agents Targeting Guitars

Doctor Faustus Re:"Hype and Cringe" (379 comments)

Have you ever picked up a Les Paul? You can club damn near anything with one of those.

more than 3 years ago
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Ex-Board Member Says HP Is Committing 'Corporate Suicide'

Doctor Faustus Re:RPN calculators (394 comments)

"With RPN, your parents can't understand what you're calculating!"

"RPN calculation parents understand not"
(leaves true on the stack)

more than 3 years ago

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