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Dutch Architect Plans 3D Printed Building

Dr. Cody Re:Seriously? (74 comments)

An architect is, admittedly, a jack of all trades, ace of none.

only because mad bong hits arent a trade.

about 2 years ago
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Why Ultra-Efficient 4,000 mph Vacuum-Tube Trains Aren't Being Built

Dr. Cody Re:Simple (625 comments)

Unless you *find* the energy source, all you have is DREAMS. ... our energy base for the entire planet is decayed plant matter

Wait, where did all the nuclear reactors go?

They blew up after exactly 50 years.

more than 2 years ago
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Why People Don't Live Past 114

Dr. Cody Re:yet more biblical contradictions (916 comments)

Actually, he traded immortality for the knowledge of good and evil. Essentially for a loss of innocence. Pretty crappy trade if you ask me.

Also, it is fairly certain that Adam and Eve were banging regularly already. (They were both naked, physically mature, and had all the functional bits as far as we know.)

So he traded immortality for the knowledge of kinky sex?

more than 2 years ago
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DHS Goes Ahead With 'Pre-Crime' Detection Project

Dr. Cody Quantum criminality (438 comments)

That's the beauty of Common Law: Everybody is simultaneously guilty and not guilty of some crime, thanks to judicial precedence.

more than 3 years ago
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New Rechargeable Battery Uses Water

Dr. Cody Re:Isn't this already in practice elsewhere??? (179 comments)

...spanning the "afsluitdijk".

Cat just jump on your keyboard?

Appropriately enough, the language sounds like a cat expectorating a hairball.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Dr. Cody Units of measurement on "Mythbusters" (2288 comments)

What is even worse, is scientific shows like Mythbusters use BOTH systems. Usually they use metric, usually it's F but sometimes it's C. Weighs usually pounds, but they also have used (kilo)grammes. Distance is usually inches and feet, but when bouncing a baseball they were measuring the bounce in cm - while other parts of the same experiment were using inches and feet.

There is no consistency, and that alone can give rise to errors. It doesn't really matter whether one uses cm or inches, or C or F as long as it's consistent. Forget to write down the unit once, and it's guesswork that's left. Have a thermometer with both scales - oops which scale were we using again this time?

You write "(kilo)grammes," so it's possible you're watching it on UK television. The US and Europe (in countries that don't dub or lector) have two different voiceovers, and the European one translates all the US customary figures to metric. It's not as unnatural in the US broadcast.

It's still pretty jarring television; you're right about that.

more than 3 years ago
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Things Get Worse at Fukushima

Dr. Cody "Containment vessel" (1122 comments)

Just to be clear, they are absolutely not implying it has melted through the containment, but, rather, the reactor pressure vessel.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Worker Falls To His Death On Launch Pad

Dr. Cody Re:Very sad news for Brevard (202 comments)

I have no doubt he died doing what he loved.

Skydiving.

It's not the fall that kills you; it's the sudden deceleration.

more than 3 years ago
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Ariz. Team Seeks Fossil-Fuel Cost Parity, Using Solar Energy Concentrators

Dr. Cody Re:What does $1/W mean? (245 comments)

I pay about $0.10/kWh. (1000 W per Hour)

The figure in the OP is highly non-standard usage. In the US, only the kilowatt is a unit of energy.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple 1 Computer Sells For $210,700

Dr. Cody Re:So what? (164 comments)

This troll made a lot more sense 7 or 8 years ago when it wasn't much quicker and easier to install and maintain Linux than any other general use system.

Even if you factor out install time (since most people get their Windows and Mac systems preloaded), the time you spend maintaining your system very quickly tilts the balance back in favor of Linux.

Don't be that guy...

about 4 years ago
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The Placebo Effect Not Just On Drugs

Dr. Cody glass of water (824 comments)

Oh for a mod point. I've come to look at the election process as voting for Coke or Pepsi when all I want is a glass of water. Transparent and no artificial additives.

People who like treated water and politics should not see them being made.

about 4 years ago
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Rupert Murdoch Plans a Digital Newspaper For the US

Dr. Cody Fark (237 comments)

The only thing you should be getting from fark.com is a 404.

more than 4 years ago
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Denials Aside, Feds Storing Body Scan Images

Dr. Cody Re:As an aside, not impressed (560 comments)

I had my first millimeter wave radar scan at the Denver airport when traveling last weekend. I thought it was rather interesting, but wasn't impressed by their insistence that I had something in my pockets, until I turned them inside out to show they were empty.

Necron69

Known bogus accusations are standard cop-tricks to get you to confess to something, throw you off guard or make you reveal something.

No, he just didn't understand the "or are you happy to see me" part.

more than 4 years ago
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Cisco To Challenge iPad With Cius 'Business Tablet'

Dr. Cody The answer is "yes" (217 comments)

...he works at a penis-enlargement factory, you insensitive clod!

more than 4 years ago

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