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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

Grow Old Timber Apples to Oranges (521 comments)

I have NEVER bought an overpriced Apple product and I wish no one would have started. I think they are all snobs anyway. Like Corvette (prick mobiles) owners

3 days ago
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Comcast Ghost-Writes Politician's Letters To Support Time Warner Mega-Merger

Grow Old Timber Where is the "protest link?" (180 comments)

It would be nice if there was a link to let our Congress people know we know what's going on here. Maybe it would be the first time they heard the people's actual thoughts. You know the people (not wall street) they are supposed to work for? DAMN Comcast and big media. The news is worthless these days, notice? Put up a stink people.

4 days ago
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How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?

Grow Old Timber Re:Facts (152 comments)

In my 61 years of asking for answers this is clear; who can say what a fact is except it always leads to other question(s) Kind of like nuclear reaction, only much slower. But don't let all of that genius mentality go to waste. You could look like 'ET' in a few thousand years with huge orbs!

5 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

Grow Old Timber Only in America... (228 comments)

" you are interacting with the things going on in the room." In Socialist America the room interacts with YOU comrade.

about a week ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

Grow Old Timber Re:Changed the Universe? (76 comments)

You mean petroleum comes from ...like methane meteors? That's what I think too.

about a week ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

Grow Old Timber Re:One of many service vehicles (76 comments)

Surely you read about the army's mini shuttle that has been in space, orbiting for almost 2 years? "After twenty-two months in orbit, on its second space mission, the Air Force plans to bring the X-37B back to Earth" Now you know what is servicing the spy scopes since the shuttle has been grounded AND they are getting serviced by robotics. We won't hear how great it is on the paid-for newscasts, only here. 17 Hubble sized spy telescopes sounds about right, to cover enough of the Earth we fear most. Who knows what other great things we'll come up with because of our fear of the unknown. Way to go Hubble I'm humbled by your wonderment you brought us. Without scaring us into submission. Also a big thanks to the astronauts that saved it from being a fiasco. That new camera the article spoke of was the ticket 10,000 galaxies looking through an orifice the size of a straw! Now multiply that across the skies.

about a week ago
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The Billionaires' Space Club

Grow Old Timber 2 makes a club? Maybe you know more? (235 comments)

Space Club? of 2? C'mon, NASA said they wanted the private sector to step up and awarded millions as an incentive. So where's the gripe man? I think it's better than buying other companies out until there is only one internet company. Like cable is doing etc.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Is Building a New Browser As Part of Its Windows 10 Push

Grow Old Timber Just Maybe it might be a golden turd! (248 comments)

MS knows it has to do something right to save their ass; Remember when Bill thought the internet browser wasn't a big thing and The Netscape catch up? Their answer? make the IE logo spin like the Netscape one, ha ha. Then slowly websites started working better in IE than netscape for some reason... Well putting away the cluttered browser no one uses anymore couldn't hurt right? Maybe it will have it's own Porn search engine that can't be tracked...

about a month ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Grow Old Timber Re:temporary (363 comments)

Why all these sequestering facts? That's beyond the point entirely Geez. Just realize trees breath CO2 continually and exhaling oxygen? As long as it's alive. Isn't that enough of a reason for more trees? The ocean locks up the most carbon as limestone. That's why our oceans are important too.

about a month ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Grow Old Timber Re:Forest Land Area from 1630 to 2002 (363 comments)

"we need to stop recycling paper ASAP Throwing away paper in landfills is a form of sequestering carbon underground." WRONG. There is plenty of paper NOT able to be recycled that ends up in the landfill, (our future methane source.) and plastic bags are the 'cells' that will sore the methane in pockets there. Use your plastic shopping bags for garbage disposal which most of us do now. Our ancestors will appreciate it.

about a month ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Grow Old Timber Re:Forest Land Area from 1630 to 2002 (363 comments)

See my name? Grow Old Timber. What a concept. My idea? If the industry wants to cut down the remaining largest trees(which they do) I say grow your own old trees to harvest and leave the remaining one for us to remember what the country was before it was paved over. A little history;.. Gifford Pinchot 'invented' the phrase "tree farm" to plant the idea in the minds of the people of sustainable harvests regularly (every 40yrs) has now become every 38years...the moss doesn't even have a chance to form, leaving the moisture collecting benefits of moss gone. In the remaining rain forest here, it 'rains' on non cloudy days due to the hanging moss effectively wringing-out the moisture of the air, really. 40 times it's own weight was measured. That's why streams decline after the forests have been altered. The US forest service named the largest forest in the NW US after him (Gifford Pinchot) Now that's ironic. 30 years ago the harvests had reached the top of the cascade range. Damn. Let's blame the tree-huggers, we need those remaining monster trees, right? What's worse, the pulp and timber industry have gone overseas and to Brazil Indonesia etc for MORE. Destroying animal habitat and wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting. The industry only sees 1 thing, product, and does not even understand half of what they are doing. Now it gas become more apparent biting us on the ass...with higher tides etc. Still they will deny it. Most of the big trees were cut down in the late 1800s to make coke(that's an old name for purified charcoal) for creating a better iron (steel) for the railroads. Thanks to Andrew Carnegie. That's how most of the original virgin timber was given to them, in exchange for rails. This was done just before we figured out how to use electricity(by a mere 20 years) to clean the iron ore better How sad is that? So Plant a maple tree in the front yard for a source of leaves to wipe your ass with. Hardly a solution I admit. Trees breath CO2 and exhale Oxygen, shade the earth creating micro-climates and make wonderful composts. ALL beneficial. If you have the groundwater to support it, Plant that tree and let it become Old Timber. Thanks .

about a month ago
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Norse Security IDs 6, Including Ex-Employee, As Sony Hack Perpetrators

Grow Old Timber Re:So what does this say about Obama? (158 comments)

El Presidente should be reading /. Like most of us knew, it was NOT NKorea. FBI needs a few good tech agents. Maybe they could pull one off the NCIS show. Or find the disgruntled SPE employee and mind meld him over to their side.

about a month ago
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Hubble Reveals a Previously Unknown Dwarf Galaxy Just 7 Million Light Years Away

Grow Old Timber Re:Hubble EOL Hardly.. (70 comments)

Watching a NASA video on you tube about the Hubble Telescope's history; it said '5 upgrades have been made.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?... That keeps it fairly relevant in the search from 'outer' space, as far as we can see outward without an atmosphere. The images still astound me! And make me wonder about how we are 'plugged in'... and is that itself not wonderful? YES!

about a month ago
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The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

Grow Old Timber "Bombs in the US" (288 comments)

OMG can you imagine?... "bombs in the US" NSA smokes computers on misguided info...haaaah! Nice to think for yourself now a days. Who can you believe? Not the media-owned networks. (have you seen the forgotten?) Damn NBC / Universal Studios pluggin' crap

about a month ago
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Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

Grow Old Timber my dead garden was posted! (218 comments)

yeah almost like a REAL friend FACEBOOK! I was shocked to see my beets and greens I ate last spring! Kind of a weird idea 'injecting' what you supposedly want to see. remember; All 'your pictures' are 'our pictures' in Soviet Facebook.

about a month ago
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Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

Grow Old Timber Re:why Facebook? (218 comments)

Hey idiot! Because it's semi easy to link friends and share.

about a month ago
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High Speed DIY M&M Sorting Machine Uses iPhone Brain

Grow Old Timber Re:One Potential Application For Rock Bands (85 comments)

Now I understand how David Lee Roth was labeled a JERK. He was so full of the other brown stuff...just looking for another payout. Glad he's somewhere sorting through his own crap. Hey David, if you eat a lot of beets you'll see purple shit, man!

about a month ago
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Romanian Cybersecurity Law Will Allow Warrantless Access To Data

Grow Old Timber Your DATA are belonging to us (62 comments)

I Soviet Romania all your Data Blocs are belonging to us. You can have them back when we are though with them.

about a month ago
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Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

Grow Old Timber Re:I never have understood (265 comments)

"but Germans could certainly reach us all right." How many whole cities of ours did they fire bomb? How many of our Jews were killed? Yes an ocean is a big buffer. That's why we insist on one from now on.

about a month ago

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Buckyballs and Diamonoids used to create molecular diodes

Grow Old Timber Grow Old Timber writes  |  about 5 months ago

Grow Old Timber (1071718) writes "Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) claim to have created a molecule-sized electronic component just a few nanometers long that conducts electricity in only the one direction. In essence, a rectifier diode, but one so small that it may one day help replace much bulkier diodes and other semiconductors found on today's integrated circuits to produce incredibly compact, super-fast electronic devices."
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Will Microsoft deliver service pack 4 for XP before the deadline?

Grow Old Timber Grow Old Timber writes  |  about a year ago

Grow Old Timber (1071718) writes "Would they go through the expense to do a final service pack before the end of the the support date in an effort to keep the systems around and from switching to another OS, like Linux?
If they are going to offer some sort of paid support, wouldn't it be smart to get as many people on board before? The reason I ask is; I am tried of the endless updates Win7 has to go through every time I log on and off. XP just works better. Until Win9 makes a debut..."

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