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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

El Puerco Loco Not surprising (391 comments)

Is being Irish still considered a terrorist offense (or offence, in their crazy moon language) there?

about a week ago
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Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

El Puerco Loco Re:but... my face is smaller than 25 cm? (140 comments)

The mirror for that satellite would have to be several hundred meters in diameter.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Tech Help Monitor or Mitigate a Mine-Flooded Ecosystem?

El Puerco Loco Re:Knee Jerk (123 comments)

Hmm, well I want to win the lottery. Even though I never play the lottery, I expect that the odds of that happening are a good deal more favorable than of a mining company being a "good corporate citizen." The road to hell and all that.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Tech Help Monitor or Mitigate a Mine-Flooded Ecosystem?

El Puerco Loco Re:Tech solutions. Why tech? (123 comments)

However,toxins can only be produced by biological systems and thus are irrelevant to the discussion of toxic mining tailings.

about three weeks ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

El Puerco Loco Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (377 comments)

I live one block away from the Niagara river. Out of curiosity I compared the rate that I pay for water with the residential rates for Phoenix and L.A. My rates are the highest. No wonder the west is running out of water.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

El Puerco Loco Re:Simple (509 comments)

Hmm, I get a couple of free airplane tickets a year from my credit card and have yet to pay a dime in interest. Guess I'm totally getting shafted.

Also, the interest on my home loan doesn't even come close to the standard deduction. It doesn't for most people.
At current rates, your home loan would need to be around $250000.00 for the interest deduction to be more than the standard deduction for a married couple.

about a month and a half ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

El Puerco Loco Re:Can someone explain... (64 comments)

Worse than useless as a HUD. Downright dangerous. A proper HUD is features a collimated display, so you don't have to take focus off your environment to look at it.

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers Find "Achilles Heel" of Drug Resistant Bacteria

El Puerco Loco Re:e. coli and salmonella? (106 comments)

The article also uses MRSA, which is gram positive, as their prime example of resistant bacteria.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Find "Achilles Heel" of Drug Resistant Bacteria

El Puerco Loco What's with the quotes around "gram-negative?" (106 comments)

Does this only work on bacteria that are pretending to be gram-negative? It's like the menu from the pizza place in my neighborhood that uses quotes around words like "chicken." What are they really serving?

about 2 months ago
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Brazilians Welcome Genetically-Modified Mosquito To Help Fight Dengue Fever

El Puerco Loco Re:Not how natural selection works (137 comments)

Humans are the reservoir for dengue in the western hemisphere, so naturally efforts should be focused on elminating this reservoir in the more southern parts of the area before the disease is able to spread to the more important countries north of Mexico.

about 4 months ago
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Group Wants To Recover 36-Year-Old Historic Spacecraft From Deep Space

El Puerco Loco Re:Warning... grammar police! (141 comments)

but the "un" in unique comes from the latin unus, which means one. you can't be relatively unique any more than you can be relatively dead.

about 4 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

El Puerco Loco Re:Welders make 150k??? (367 comments)

Problem is, everyone wants to do new construction. Most areas have a limited market for that sort of job. And in most areas the market is alread Walmartized by a few big operators.

about 4 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

El Puerco Loco Re:Welders make 150k??? (367 comments)

you're also paying for guaranteed work and so that you have someone to sue if something goes wrong. Plus it isn't cheap to set up shop as a plumber.

about 4 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

El Puerco Loco Re:LOL ... (367 comments)

what do you expect from a wingnut rag like the WSJ?

about 4 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

El Puerco Loco Re:wrong (367 comments)

and those average incomes only apply when you can find a job. unemployment has been holding steady around 10% in the trades. most people can look forward to a lot of part time and temp work and a lot of layoffs going into electrical or plumbing.

about 4 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

El Puerco Loco Re:Military accepts any 4-year degree (367 comments)

reality is just about nobody gets to be an officer without going through one of the academies or ROTC, unless you're a professional like a doctor or lawyer. and the academy looks a lot better on your resume at promotion time than ROTC.

about 4 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

El Puerco Loco Re:LOL ... (367 comments)

If the skills are so marketable, why is unemployment in the trades so dismal? It's still at around 10% for plumbers and electricians. I think the much hyped tradesman shortage is as imaginary as the STEM shortage. It's not that there aren't enough, it's that wages are too high for the bosses' taste.

about 4 months ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

El Puerco Loco Re:Call me a rock wielding barbarian (127 comments)

It only looks right if you want everything to look like an 80s daytime soap.

about 4 months ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

El Puerco Loco Re:Call me a rock wielding barbarian (127 comments)

You are seriously confused if you think depth of field control is a lo-fi effect.

about 4 months ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

El Puerco Loco Re:Call me a rock wielding barbarian (127 comments)

Name your favorite movies and tv shows and I'm sure someone can point out all the long lens shots that prove you wrong.

about 4 months ago

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Seismologist manslaughter trial begins next week

El Puerco Loco El Puerco Loco writes  |  more than 2 years ago

El Puerco Loco (31491) writes "As seen on Slashdot back in May, leading Italian seismologists have been charged with manslaughter for essentially failing to predict an earthquake. It looks like the trial is going ahead and begins next week. If found guilty, will they be sentenced to Monday Night Rehabilitation?"
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