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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

GrumpySteen Re:Huh what? (155 comments)

No. The digestive process breaks protein down into amino acids. The process described here is meant to keep the protein intact.

2 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

GrumpySteen Re:Wow .... (155 comments)

It would be an interesting way to eat a "raw" egg without having to worry about salmonella.

Not really that interesting since pasteurized eggs are already available for sale and relatively easy to find.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

GrumpySteen Re:Office 2007 started the move into alternatives (146 comments)

You know, I like my steaks cooked medium well and I hate broccoli, but I don't blather on like a self-absorbed idiot telling everyone to get over their own personal preferences and adopt mine.

5 days ago
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Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

GrumpySteen Re: Wow... Just "no". (204 comments)

This is said repeatedly, and yet the previous administration, with a Republican house and senate, never advanced a bill for it

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/B...

No, the previous administration didn't introduce the bill. It was introduced back in 1993 by a group of about 20 Republican sponsors. It didn't get enough traction to go anywhere.

There are a lot of similarities between the ACA and HEART, but there are differences too.

http://www.politifact.com/pund...

about a week ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

GrumpySteen So what? (224 comments)

This changes nothing.

Facebook isn't a reliable news source. It was never meant to be a reliable news source and will never be a reliable news source.

Nobody should ever rely on Facebook to provide reliable news in the first place, so making it less reliable and more biased should have no effect on anyone who isn't a complete fucking idiot.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

GrumpySteen Re:Thanks...Justice Scalia (290 comments)

Not so strange. He doesn't want anyone to find out about the hookers chained to the wall in his basement, so he's big on privacy.

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

GrumpySteen Re:Last laugh? (290 comments)

Now who gets the last laugh?

Everyone who knows that the openings in the Faraday cage have to be smaller than the wavelength of the signal you're trying to block.

about a week ago
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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

GrumpySteen Re:Panic attacks pandemic (167 comments)

That's funny. These implants are already used to control certain forms of epilepsy and the problems that you're so certain will happen haven't happened.

about two weeks ago
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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

GrumpySteen Re:Worst idea ever. (Well, one of them). (167 comments)

The implants have been used to control certain forms of epilepsy for some time. The side effects are known, which is how the possible use for weight control was discovered.

This isn't some random shit that someone started doing, so take your idiotic fear-mongering elsewhere.

about two weeks ago
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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

GrumpySteen Re:Worst idea ever. (Well, one of them). (167 comments)

It's not exactly a new idea. Focusing on your breathing and controlling it distracts you from whatever is stressing you out and calms you. Pipe breathing is just a slightly different way of taking deep breaths to calm and relax yourself.

about two weeks ago
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'Be My Eyes' App Crowdsources Help For the Blind

GrumpySteen Re:iPhone only (66 comments)

You apparently live in a magical world where your stores are staffed by perfect beings who never make a mistake like overlooking an expired product on the shelf.

Unfortunately, the rest of us live in the real world where stores are generally staffed by teenagers making minimum wage and, as it turns out, they're fallible and do make mistakes.

Perhaps you could invite all the blind people to come live in your world so they can benefit from perfection of the angels you have stocking your grocery stores.

about two weeks ago
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'Be My Eyes' App Crowdsources Help For the Blind

GrumpySteen Re:iPhone only (66 comments)

And I'm sure the grocery store won't mind you opening a few jugs, sniffing them and putting them back if you don't feel they smell fresh enough.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

GrumpySteen Re:Uh. (403 comments)

He said he's written drivers. He didn't say they compiled or worked.

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

GrumpySteen What a comeback (278 comments)

Vinyl sales for the entire year totaled nearly 3.5% of 257 million albums sold in 2014! The other 96.5% of sales pale in comparison!

And we're not going to mention the 1.1 billion individual track digital sales! Because that would make vinyl look bad!

about a month ago
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Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

GrumpySteen Re:One fiber to rule them... (221 comments)

The same municipality that repairs things when a car crashes into a pole and takes out your power lines. In most cases, temporary repairs on the power lines are done by the municipal services in a matter of hours.

The cable company that provides my internet access, on the other hand, spent two days blaming my cable modem when I could see the damn line laying on the ground two blocks up the street. Then they dicked around for a few more days before sending a crew to fix the line. Then the line repair was a shitty half-assed job which resulted in constant disconnects which were blamed on my cable modem despite the fact that my neighbors were seeing the exact same problem. A few more days went by before a technician showed to replace the cable modem which did nothing at all to fix the problem. I told him about the neighbors having the same problem and he called for a truck to come out. Two more days went by and they finally fixed the line correctly.

I would be very happy to take a service owned and operated by the municipality which answers to the public over the current system of giving a private company a local monopoly and rewarding them with higher profits for screwing their customers while providing the absolute minimum service possible.

about a month ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

GrumpySteen Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (400 comments)

A loaf of bread cost 5-10 cents during the depression, so 5 cents for a movie ticket was inexpensive. If movie tickets still cost the same as a loaf of bread today, theater attendance rates would be much better.

about a month ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

GrumpySteen Re:Hardly sporting... (755 comments)

Now I kinda want to see an episode of Jeopardy that pits three crack whores against each other.

about a month ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

GrumpySteen Re: WAR! What in the hell is it good for? (290 comments)

The basic concept of a rocket goes back to 400BC and Archytas, who built a wooden bird propelled along wires by steam.

The basic concept of the modern jet engine was patented as a stationary turbine in 1791 working versions were built in the 1800s. Turning it into an aircraft engine was just a matter of making it smaller and lighter.

Charles Babbage came up with the concept of the Analytical Engine in 1800s, even though he couldn't build it at the time.

The idea of sending messages through a network of wiring comes from the telegraph, which showed up in the 1750s.

GPS navigation is a combination of a lot of technologies; rocketry (already mentioned), radio (Marconi in the late 1800s), navigation by triangulation (celestial navigation, the whole of written history), atomic clocks (Lord Kelvin, 1800s) and so on.

Modern day technology didn't suddenly pop into being during WWI. but rather is an evolution of older, pre-1914 technology and most of those older technologies weren't actually developed as tools of war. The human race just happens to be very good at taking any technology available and using it to kill one another.

tl;dr - don't dis pre-1914 tech. Without it, we'd all be sitting in caves drawing crappy pictures on the walls for entertainment.

about a month ago

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