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'IMAX Movie of Body' Allows Stanford Geneticist To Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

Ethanol-fueled Re:A little late on this article... (137 comments)

You're a butthurt fag, aren't you? You're so hurt, I want to suck your cock and make it better.

Oh, yes, gay sex. stinky pubes and hairy anuses chock full of bacteria. We're both filthy, filthy Mac users! We're so filthy that we use white computers. Filthy, filthy gay sex.

more than 2 years ago
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'IMAX Movie of Body' Allows Stanford Geneticist To Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

Ethanol-fueled Re:Misleading (137 comments)

So you're some fit 6'2" tall stud who runs 2 miles daily, and then you collapse.

You wake up and find yourself in the hospital with a malignant growth in your brain. Or perhaps your equally healthy daughter had a freak aneurysm, or possibly pathogenic meningitis contracted from the filthy dorm she moved into* . Shit happens. That overweight inner-city welfare queen who miraculously never caught anything worse than a cold now has to underwrite your genetic weakness or stroke of bad luck.

Aw, shit, I've been trolled again. But that doesn't make my post any less true.

* True story

more than 2 years ago
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'IMAX Movie of Body' Allows Stanford Geneticist To Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

Ethanol-fueled Re:Misleading (137 comments)

More testing is going to go over really well with medical insurers, because they can find more excuses to deny your coverage.

more than 2 years ago
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One Sci-Fi Author Wrote 29 of the Kindle's 100 Most-Highlighted Passages

Ethanol-fueled Re:great book! (239 comments)

People say the same about Harry Potter and Twilight. Those people should be smacked in their mouths with a rolled-up newspaper.

Look, if you're here, the assumption is that you are an adult or literate high-school upperclassman. You've probably been exposed to real literature and you know how to sling multisyllabic words, so shouldn't you be promoting a series that is a little less "Dick and Jane?" I've seen better books in special ed classes. Hunger Games makes L. Ron Hubbard sound like Gore Vidal.

Why go through all the trouble reading the Harry Potter or Hunger Games series when you could read Dr. Seuss's books and become three times as enriched in a fraction of the time? If you want to read something short and pithy without looking like a moron, you should try Tom Wolfe, David Sedaris, or even any magazine more than 8 bucks.

more than 2 years ago
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Throwing Light On Elcomsoft's Analysis of Smartphone Password Managers

Ethanol-fueled Smartphones, HA. (48 comments)

Smartyphone users should be smacked in their mouths with rolled-up newspapers.

more than 2 years ago
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Xbox 720 a No-show At This Year's E3

Ethanol-fueled Re:Whatever... (182 comments)

You said:

In fact, my PS2 and PS1 also work. So does my...NES...

Hehheehawhah. How many hours do you spend blowing into and reseating the cartridge before the game actually plays properly?

Oh, whoops, somebody's hand accidentally brushed against the console, causing garbled characters and blinking screens. Better start the game all over again...hufff....pufff.....huffffffff.......puffffffff.....FUCK!

Dammit, let's play monopoly instead...because emulators don't count.

Don't get me wrong, NES is my first (and still only) love, but the bitch has aged terribly.

more than 2 years ago
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Mastering Engineer Explains Types of Compression, Effects On Today's Music

Ethanol-fueled Re:Musicians demand loudness (382 comments)

I never noticed that back when I actually listened to CD's, until recently when my friend played Metallica's steaming pile of shit album Death Magnetic in his truck.

It sounded so loud and compressed, as if it were all played through a powerful and well designed portable radio with a 1.5" speaker.

Sigh, at least I can still depend on classical music recordings to have that quaint ol' thing called dynamic range.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Tries To Force Google To Unlock User's Android Phone

Ethanol-fueled Re:Ars Technica Lnk (385 comments)

Bullshit. The middlemen (pimps) would be taken out of the equation entirely because prostitutes would be empowered to have total control over their enterprise, as they do on craigslist and other sites.

Legalizing prostitution increases profits (not having to pay a pimp), allowing women or men to "vet" their dates in advance(the high-class prostitutes are frequently grad students who target single and successful dorks like you for $400 per session) and eliminates violence and urban blight by shifting the acts to private residences.

But like the lazy, brutish, and entirely misguided crackdowns on Marijuana; legalized prostitution ain't gonna fly in Ammurika anytime soon, especially with loonies like Santorum seriously considered candidates for president.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Shows Off Adaptive, Multilingual Text to Speech System

Ethanol-fueled Re:microsoft and their credibility (171 comments)

My employer is a Microsoft shop. Microsoft Windows Seven optimizes my productivity with its new context-sensitive search. Microsoft Office allows me to quickly compose documents and spreadsheets of arbitrary complexity.

It is no surprise that Excel is being used for engineering given its power and flexibility. Hell, a shop I worked for used Excel as its database.

Now let's get down the the nitty-gritty - Visual Studio is one of the most powerful IDEs on the face of the planet. You want power? You got it. You want speed? You got it. You want both? It empowers you, the ninety-pound weakling, with both, with minimal effort. I got a raise because I used Visual Studio. I got my dick sucked by my boss' hottest secretary because I wrote an patch in C# that prevented our ERP system from total meltdown.

Why be some boring open-source ODBC slob when you can be fast. Quick. Nimble. Packing.

Be potent. Be Microsoft.

more than 2 years ago
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'Honey Stick' Project Tracks Fate of Lost Smartphones

Ethanol-fueled Re:If I were to find one... (222 comments)

Well, technically, it would be larceny here in the states. In other words, "borrowing" without intent to give back to the owner.

more than 2 years ago
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'Honey Stick' Project Tracks Fate of Lost Smartphones

Ethanol-fueled Re:If I were to find one... (222 comments)

Yeah, it sucks. The snooping is a natural result of voyeurism perceived as normal in this society. Reality TV and social networking are proof that people are willing to give up their privacy for attention, and so people wishing to dig into private details feel that it is the norm rather than the exception. Dignity and respect of privacy no longer have meaning in this society.

All of the phones used in the experiment were "smartphones." What model of smartphone? Would people feel compelled to steal and reprogram these phones for their own use if they were not so flashy and overfeatured? Do people really need the always-on connectivity and eye candy that smartphones provide? Are they really so important that they cannot wait to get to their workplace to do business? Obviously not, because if they were important, then their employer would accommodate their desire to not have to be tied to the job 24/7.

My phone is not smart. It does not have a touchscreen, but it has a camera and can take videos. It has limited internet ability. Yet, if my phone was stolen, I would not fret because it is ugly, scraped-up, and the worst a theif will find is a picture of me sucking on a Mexican titty. Nobody would want to steal that piece of shit. And I'm fine with that.

more than 2 years ago
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Computer Games That Defined RPGs In the 1980s

Ethanol-fueled Re:Final Fantasy 7 (350 comments)

Cloud Strife was a fraud, a sham. Aeris had no personality. Seeing her slaughtered was almost as funny as watching Leonardo DiCaprio sink into the water and the end of Titanic. FF7's ending sucked. And if Sephiroth's Super Nova exploded all of the planets and the sun, then how did everybody survive long enough to kill him and end up living on the planet afterward?

Yeah, sure, it was "groundbreaking." You want to know what "groundbreaking" means to me? I remember ejaculating in my pants seeing Final Fantasy II (American) for the first time on an SNES. Whoa, mode 7 graphics in the opening sequence. An actual plot, with real designed characters instead of generic throwaways. When you would hit a monster, each damage digit would be staggered from the next and "bounce" into place. That's groundbreaking, motherfucker.

Aeris dying? Hahaha. I cried when Tellah gave his life, casting the Meteo spell to save the party.

more than 2 years ago
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Computer Games That Defined RPGs In the 1980s

Ethanol-fueled Re:Where are the JRPGs? (350 comments)

The original Final Fantasy wasn't released in the U.S. until 1990, and the original Zelda is more of an action game than role-playing.

Many of the games in the slideshow are a lot more like Shadowgate than Zelda or Dragon Warrior.

more than 2 years ago
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NATO Awards Largest Cyber-Security Contract To Date

Ethanol-fueled Re:Yes... (45 comments)

The outlook is dim. Americans can't find jobs and are sleeping on the streets, and for some reason they don't care. They aren't doing anything about it. They believe that this upcoming joke of an election will magically solve all of their problems along with their pet issues. GO ANON!

I will listen now. After your father's murder, you were orphaned. You were ten years old. You went to live with cousins on a sheep and horse ranch in Montana. And...?
Clarice Starling: [tears begin forming in her eyes] And one morning, I just ran away.
Hannibal Lecter: No "just", Clarice...Then something woke you, didn't it? Was it a dream? What was it?
Clarice Starling: I heard a strange noise.
Hannibal Lecter: What was it?
Clarice Starling: It was... screaming. Some kind of screaming, like a child's voice.
Hannibal Lecter: What did you do?
Clarice Starling: The lambs were screaming.
Hannibal Lecter: They were slaughtering the spring lambs, and you ran away?
Clarice Starling: No. First I tried to free them. I... I opened the gate to their pen, but they wouldn't run. They just stood there, confused. They wouldn't run.
Hannibal Lecter: But you could and you did, didn't you?
Clarice Starling: Yes. I took one lamb, and I ran away as fast as I could...
Hannibal Lecter: What became of your lamb, Clarice?
Clarice Starling: They killed him.
Ethanol-fueled: They killed the lamb because those dumb, dumb motherfuckers just stand there, with glassy eyes, readily accepting the fate shoved up their asses because they are too weak to control their destinies.

more than 2 years ago
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The Tech Behind James Cameron's Trench-Bound Submarine

Ethanol-fueled Re:Onion (111 comments)

Heh, you're funny.

So to go down to 10,000 feet below sea level, you'd essentially need ten shells, each with a valve, with each shell becoming a point of failure. And that's more of an ideal situation, not taking into account how you're gonna get shit in and out of the vessel.

I work in this industry(shoutout to DeepSea Power and Light, here in San Diego), and we used pressurized oil to add structural integrity to certain electronic components. In fact, it was even mentioned in the article.

You could have one onion layer of super-high pressurized oil, but it would essentially behave like a solid which could be pushed into the inner shell. Shit, why not, oh, just have one shell designed to withstand the pressure? Or, better yet, fill the whole vessel with oil pressurized to 1000 bar? That'll show those damn skeptics.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

Ethanol-fueled Re:An easy solution (550 comments)

I know people who have had their unemployment extended three times. They say that there's no incentive to find work flipping burgers or working retail only to make less than what their unemployment pays them, and I agree wholeheartedly.

Before I found my job I was unemployed for 9 months(though I was going to school), but I could be choosy in picking the jobs I was offered. When one that was willing to pay me what I wanted opened up, bam, I was back in action.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

Ethanol-fueled Common Sense (550 comments)

Another reminder of why one shouldn't social network at all. Some may say that an employer or coach may force you to get a facebook profile, but it's much easier to fight it, let it slip through the cracks, or even comply when you get to start from a clean slate.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Barred From Being Alone With Daughter After Informing Police of Porn On PC

Ethanol-fueled Re:Bottom line: never cooperate with the authoriti (777 comments)

It reminds me of that episode of COPS which opens with an elderly woman in a gas station. The woman holds up a rock of crack, telling the cop it was she that called them because somebody sold her that rock of crack.

The episode comes to a close immedately as the cops cuff her on the spot without question and take her in.

more than 2 years ago
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Iran's Smart Concrete Can Cope With Earthquakes and Bombs

Ethanol-fueled Re:Dear americans (609 comments)

Okay, you put me on the defensive. I joined the Air Force, which meant that I would get a bitchin' tech job(and I did) and likely never face danger. Yeah, call me a pussy, I don't give a fuck. It was during a time of (relative) peace and sanity, so I knew I wouldn't have to deal with wartime bullshit. I joined because I was unmotivated in high school, because I had a life, and so I needed job training and a college fund. My family were disciplined, but they sure as hell weren't rich - and I did need some discipline at the time. Why the hell not? Am I a pussy for admitting that?

I got out right after 9/11, but before the wars kicked in. I knew that the rationale for the wars was bullshit(WMD? we sold Saddam that WMD!), but by that time I was happy enough being the fuck out of the military. And yes, the world would be a better place if all of the religious people, or at least the people who subscribe to one or more of the three monotheistic religions of the Middle-East, would drop dead on the spot. That is where the trouble lies.

So the short answer is, no, I'm not a hypocrite.

more than 2 years ago
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Iran's Smart Concrete Can Cope With Earthquakes and Bombs

Ethanol-fueled Re:Dear americans (609 comments)

As a red-blooded American who served in the military and comes from a family who also did(mother served in army, father served in Marines and saw action in Vietnam, Grandfather who was bomber aircrew during WWII, uncle served in USAF), I endorse your comment wholeheartedly.

I know the Slashdot leadership and a good majority of their chickenhawk wannabe-military fanboy readership subscribe to Judeo-Christian beliefs about being in the moral right as nation-builders, but if you're gonna tacitly encourage war with Iran, then enlist, pick up a fuckin' gun, and go shoot yerselves some strangers. See your buddies turned into hamburger and shuttled back into the states to live their lives as disfigured vegetable abominations, and you can become a nonfunctional drug-addicted alcoholic having to cope with those horrors for life. There are laws to reward employers for hiring veterans, but all it takes is one flashback flipout to make even the most patriotic employer reexamine their hiring decisions. Kids can't even afford school because that money went to some glorified security guard being paid $300,000 a year.

If you're gonna go big, then at least do it right - indiscriminately carpet-bomb the entire Middle East, including Israel.

more than 2 years ago

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LAPD Surveillance Cameras go to Waste

Ethanol-fueled Ethanol-fueled writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Ethanol-fueled writes "Most of the surveillance cameras installed downtown and operated by the LAPD have not been working for two years, according to interviews and records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Many of those broke and were never repaired, and six cameras allocated to the Little Tokyo section weren't even plugged into the LAPD's monitoring bank. In one case, a 53-year-old man died after being stabbed and beaten in Skid Row — right below one of the malfunctioned cameras. It probably also didn't help that the cameras themselves were prone to being coated with pigeon droppings and the system backend being stored in a room so small that overheating was frequent. One LAPD Deputy Chief compared the situation to buying a used car without an extended warranty — "We know the reasons it doesn't work. Now we're trying to make it work."

Is the panopticon really all it's chalked up to be in other cities as well?"

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Craigslist Congressman Cedes Chair

Ethanol-fueled Ethanol-fueled writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) writes "Republican representative John "Chris" Lee, who voted against the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act and in favor of the prohibition of federal funding of abortion, has now resigned his House seat following a report that he attempted to meet a mistress on Craigslist.

Lee, who is married and has a son, resigned after the website Gawker published an item reporting he corresponded with a woman who posted a Craigslist ad and allegedly sent her a bare-chested suitable-for-work photo of himself.

It goes without saying that our public officals are held to a higher moral standard than the rest of us are, but what if he weren't married with family? What if the ad were on Match.com instead of Craigslist? Should he still be admonished?"

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Black Techies Find their Niche Online

Ethanol-fueled Ethanol-fueled writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) writes "Having created what is perhaps the first BET analog of Slashdot, Angela Benton is working to satisfy one of the many niches in the online marketplace of information with Black Web 2.0, a website designed for African-Americans engaged in technology and new media work.

While Black Web 2.0 has become something of a magnet for people who want to know how technology affects the black community, it also has general interest appeal. In addition to news, the site features stories on trends, gadgets and social networking and has tips for entrepreneurs. Directly addressing the target demographic of Black Web 2.0, Benton says that it attempts to write stories that are "culturally native" and that,

African-Americans "have a diverse, kind of rich kind of culture," Benton says. "So we still try to write that way even though we're writing about technology. And people think it's boring and it's geeky. Well, we don't really try to write it that way."

Does such an appeal do more harm than good by enabling segregationism, or is Black Web 2.0 a refreshing alternative where different perspectives would be welcome? Personally, I think it's about time that somebody serve us up some News with Attitude — Stuff That Matters."
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7.0 Earthquake Rocks Haiti

Ethanol-fueled Ethanol-fueled writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) writes "Holy fugging shat! What could be considered the world's most worthless nation has finally suffered God's Wrath as punishment for practicing Voodoo and Santeria. Adding additional insult to injury, the epicenter, 5 miles deep, was only 15km from the capital city Port-Au Potty. Large numbers of uppity displaced inhabitants are blaming "The Man" for the mess while asking him for handounts and relief dollars."
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Court orders White House to preserve e-mails

Ethanol-fueled Ethanol-fueled writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) writes "A federal judge has ordered the Bush White House to preserve its e-mails, just days before a new administration takes over. The issue has been a thorny legal and political one for outgoing Bush officials, who are in the process of transferring more than 300 million e-mail messages and 25,000 boxes of documents to the National Archives. U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy instructed officials to search all White House workstations "and to collect and preserve all e-mails sent or received between March 2003 and October 2005, but is this the first step toward digging up and prosecuting any misdeeds?
(More info is here and here among other places. The second link notes that the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame and the ensuing fiasco first raised the issue)"

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The Pussification of Slashdot

Ethanol-fueled Ethanol-fueled writes  |  more than 2 years ago In the past, I have served as a resident anthropologist who sought to identify the professional trolls of Slashdot and enumerate their behavior. This journal entry is about many a type of cancerous and particularly obnoxious participants who have some form of legitimacy, as well as the techniques they use to maintain their legitimacy. They cannot be considered true trolls because they have no desire to (at least on the surface) deliberately provoke others. This lack of self-awareness makes them rather dangerous(and, unlike real trolls, wasteful and unfunny), and so I am compelled to identify these users by category rather than by individual. But individuals will also be named and shamed, so we get the best of both worlds.

The first obnoxious category is the Philosophy 100 Kid - These larval bedwetters may have prematurely ejaculated egos because they were able to get into the college of their choice, especially if its a community college. They don't know shit, but they will go out of their way to show you that they do - after all, they are armed with the knowledge of the 9 or 10 logical fallacies they learned from Far Side cartoons their professor had to show them at age nineteen because they were too stupid to understand those cartoons when they should have been reading them at age eight.

The Philosophy 100 Kid will look for posts of arbitrary complexity, scan them for the handful of logical fallacies in their puny mental database, squealing and wetting themselves when they find a match. They will immediately respond, pointing out the fallacy by name. They may not even be accurate, or they may miss and ignore the rest of a well-reasoned post, or they're just too damn dumb to do anything except regurgitate what they're taught in class. But that's it. They offer no alternative ideas, no real challenge, not even a "haha dumbfuck" response that some may consider worth reading.

The second obnoxious category is the...shit, the first is all I have for now. Maybe more later.

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