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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

HaZardman27 Obviously (74 comments)

The disease originated less than 6,000 years ago

Well duhhh. To be any older than that, it would have been around before the Earth existed.

about a month ago

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

HaZardman27 Re:Its called evolution.. (224 comments)

I hope you eventually stopped to look up the definition of "irony."

about 5 months ago

Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

HaZardman27 Re:My question is for Slashdot (129 comments)

This. It seems like every couple of weeks one of these gets posted, yet I haven't seen an actual response in ages.

about 6 months ago

Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

HaZardman27 Re:Opinion? (480 comments)

Please choose this one; I suspect he has something interesting to say about it.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

HaZardman27 Re:linux games (669 comments)

Did they ever fix the texture issues on the Torchlight Linux client, or are you just running it through wine?

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

HaZardman27 Re:Fast and slow (669 comments)

From my experience, Dota 2's Linux client is superior to HoN's (at least while using an AMD GPU). The developers of HoN also have a new MOBA in beta called Strife, and it also has a Linux client, though I haven't tried it out yet. I like HoN's hero movement more than Dota 2, and I still miss some heroes like Electrician, but overall I prefer Dota 2. It simply has a better matchmaking system, but I wish it would implement something like HoN's public game system. Plus none of my friends play HoN anymore, so Dota is where I have to go if I don't want to solo-queue.

about 7 months ago

A Mathematical Proof Too Long To Check

HaZardman27 Re:wow (189 comments)

I guess we've moved on from using "Libraries of Congress" as a unit of data size. I wonder how many "less than Wikipedia"s worth of data the NSA has?

about 7 months ago

The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

HaZardman27 Re:she (274 comments)

Any person using the female pronoun by default is simply trying to push some kind of agenda.

Yeah, just like whoever writes the Dungeons and Dragons player handbooks!

about 7 months ago

What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

HaZardman27 Lottery Ticket Scanning Machine (322 comments)

In high school I worked at the service counter of a grocery store. The lottery ticket scanner was a touchscreen computer that was running Linux.

about 7 months ago

Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business

HaZardman27 Re:Sad news (204 comments)

If you find out, please share it with the rest of us so we can also avoid the beta.

about 8 months ago

Python Scripting and Analyzing Your Way To Love

HaZardman27 Re:Limited potential (188 comments)

How many times IRL have you heard a female friend say "Looks don't really matter to me. I'm just looking for a nice guy,"

Zero. I have never heard a woman say that. I think the idea of the woman who says this is made up by men who have no other quality other than being "nice" and want someone to blame for their lack of romantic success.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

HaZardman27 Re:Work on the basics (387 comments)

as much as javascript is as shit as python, it's like that annoying relative that you just can't get rid of so you may as well get used to

I'll agree with you for the most part about Javascript, but I don't understand your disdain for Python, and also not sure why you think it's so hard to get rid of. From my experience, it's not all that widely used (and it's also very easy to use and not nearly as cludgy as Javascript).

about 8 months ago

Electrical Engineering Lost 35,000 Jobs Last Year In the US

HaZardman27 Re:Afraid of bugged hardware? (397 comments)

What cities/neighborhoods have you been in?! I can't even recall any incident of something like that happening to me.

about 8 months ago

Creationism In Texas Public Schools

HaZardman27 Re:What's the big deal? (770 comments)

I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household, and while it took a while to shake off the emotional baggage associated with such an upbringing, I am now a productive member of society and opponent of creationism being taught on the tax payer's dollar. While one's beliefs are likely to be influenced by their parents', each individual still has the ability to form their own belief system, and I chose science and reason.

about 8 months ago

Creationism In Texas Public Schools

HaZardman27 Re:Biology workbook (770 comments)

I don't believe that is exclusively an American problem.

about 8 months ago

Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

HaZardman27 Re:No Vacation in December?! (378 comments)

Yes, everyone should share your misery. Good point.

about 9 months ago

Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

HaZardman27 Re:Understandable, but... (378 comments)

My thoughts exactly. Unless a kid is suffering from a terminal illness, there's no reason to suffer this much to get them a toy that they otherwise would only have to wait a couple of extra days for.

about 9 months ago



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