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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Eevee Re:Please, don't tell them ... (421 comments)

... but I strangled my neighbor's unicorn, last night.

Now, I've heard the phrase choking the chicken before, but that one's a new euphemism to me.

about a month ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

Eevee Re:Zooooom! (233 comments)

Yes, it's in the platform in Texas.. SO? Such verbiage plays well here. That does not make it a campaign.

Yes, your Honor, we were both naked, in bed, and I had my penis inside her vagina. But that doesn't mean we were having sexual intercourse.

about a month ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

Eevee Re:Bullshit (181 comments)

If you can get it and defend it, it's yours.

So, you believe if I can take it from you by force, it's mine?

Putin believes this.

about 2 months ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Eevee Re:Wife (75 comments)

1, certain parts want you to use a microphone.

Hover over your name at the top of the page, select settings, and turn Microphone off.

about 3 months ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

Eevee Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (461 comments)

Excluding Chernobyl, I dont think theres been a single death (actual or projected) from nuclear power-- certainly none in the last 20 years.

I'm sure everyone working for JCO in Tokaimura is happy to hear that, as are the residents of the town.

about 3 months ago
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To distress my enemies, I'd force on them ...

Eevee Re:Javascript-requiring content (199 comments)

Hell, I disable javascript on most sites to avoid the comments. Reading internet comments on anything but a specialty site is more punishment than the ads.

about 4 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Eevee Re:All I'll say... (224 comments)

So you saying this is a case where Google should hide the results, right?

In a perfect world, those passing judgement would only pay attention to the facts brought into court for this particular case. But, due to the ease of searching on the web, jurors are much more likely to look and find information about his past behavior, thus tainting their judgement. So it is people with current legal troubles that are most in need of this kind of protection.

about 4 months ago
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Yelp Reviews Help NYC Health Department Find and Close Dirty Restaurants

Eevee They don't close the restaurant due to the review (64 comments)

The yelp reviews provide a suggestion that there may be a problem; there is a health inspector who examines the restaurant based on the suggestion. If it's a fake yelp review and the restaurant does meet the standard, then the health inspector gives a good grade and there's no problem. On the other hand, if there's a fake yelp review and the restaurant does have problems--well, the restaurant deserves the failing grade; the false yelp review just gets the inspector there sooner than the normal review cycle.

about 3 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

Eevee Re:Does it really matter? (203 comments)

The Karman line is only arbitrary in so far as they picked a nice even number in the metric system which is pretty damn close to the point where winged flight isn't possible without being at orbital speed. If it had been originally defined in the US customary units, it still would have been in the area of 62 miles up.

about 4 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

Eevee There are people running 8.1? (293 comments)

If they want Windows, why haven't they spent $20 to have Windows 7 installed by the kid down the street so they can actually use the box?

about 5 months ago
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Electric Bikes Get More Elegant Every Year (Video)

Eevee They aren't really bicycles. (164 comments)

The main problem with e-bikes is they don't fit the bicycle category; they're really underpowered motorcycles. One of the first things I noticed in the clip was a brag about being able to go 20mph--most urban bike traffic will be going at half that speed, say 8-12 mph. (For example, one of the local biking groups shows that 18-20 mph is for top cyclist in a paceline.)

These really don't belong on multi-purpose trails or in bike lanes. The speed differential between them and normal bikes is just asking for accidents.

about 7 months ago
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Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Eevee Re:has his hands on their a**e (359 comments)

It stands for the value of 'a' raised to the power of e (roughly 2.71828). Now, while Euler's number is damn sexy, I'm not sure why he kept putting his hands on it...

about 7 months ago
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No. of vehicle license types I hold:

Eevee Re:None - Why should I need permission? (312 comments)

In some locations, you only need a license to drive powered vehicles on public roads, not on private property (the most common example would be farms). So you could go your entire life driving every day without needing permission, provided you never left private property.

about 8 months ago
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Volvo Plans To Have Self-Driving Cars In Swedish City of Gothenburg By 2017

Eevee Re:Gothenburg the capital?!? (134 comments)

Well, it's not the capital NOW...Volvo has got until 2017 to convince the Swedish government to relocate.

about 10 months ago
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Soldiers Looking For Hookups On Craigslist Are Being Warned of a Military Sting

Eevee Re:Hookers (335 comments)

The only flaw with this theory is the term predates the war. It's been recorded in use in 1845 in North Carolina.

about a year ago
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How Ubiquitous Autonomous Cars Could Affect Society (Video)

Eevee Re:So long truckers (369 comments)

I'd bet the incidence of human drivers cutting off robotic vehicles increases dramatically.

Followed quickly by a dramatic increase of drivers discovering that performing an act of reckless driving in front of cameras results in suspended licenses and hefty fines, not to mention civil suits from the trucking company for any damage caused.

about a year ago

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