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Arizona Governor Proposes Flab Tax

Hammer No BMI is worse than useless (978 comments)

The entire NHL are overweight to obese, at least according to their BMI

more than 3 years ago
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SlashTweaks Let YOU Micro-Edit Slashdot

Hammer Re:Just gotta say (257 comments)

This does not qualify as a joke more like a pathetic feeble attempt at one

more than 3 years ago
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Google Gmail Motion Beta

Hammer Re:Oh joy (104 comments)

April fools day jokes are fun if they are "slightly" more subtle

more than 3 years ago
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Japan Earthquake May Have Shifted Earth's Axis

Hammer Re:Troll comment (253 comments)

A pound of bricks is heavier.... Try dropping it on your toes :-P

more than 3 years ago
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Multi-Core Voltage Regulators To Increase Processor Efficiency

Hammer Nope (64 comments)

Nope it does not!
At least not running a fully up to date Firefox on a real OS ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Inner Core Rotation Slower Than Estimated

Hammer Hurry up (223 comments)

There aren't that many De Loreans still available

more than 3 years ago
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The Outfall of a Helium-3 Crisis

Hammer Re:Free market (185 comments)

I am no doctor, I just read the article, a rare occurrence on /. :-). I had pneumonia a couple of years ago and that also showed up on X-ray. I guess this refers to some specific problems with the lungs.

more than 2 years ago
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The Outfall of a Helium-3 Crisis

Hammer Re:Free market (185 comments)

I know it sounds silly.... but RTFA

a simple X-ray will show the lungs as black holes in the body, a mystery box of trouble. But if a patient takes a breath of helium-3, the resulting MRI is so bright it looks as though the patient inhaled a light bulb

more than 2 years ago
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Oil Companies Patent Trolling Biofuel Production

Hammer Re:This is silly. (183 comments)

Patents have a reasonable justification. However 25 years? That is utterly silly, try 5 years. Then you are forced to use your invention right now to actually make money on it. That would kill patent trolling right away

more than 3 years ago
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Stanford, UCD Researchers Say 100% Renewable Energy Possible By 2050

Hammer Re:Perpetual energy is against the laws of physics (360 comments)

I'll bite on this troll...

Renewable energy != perpetual energy
Solar power, wind power, hydro power, burning plant matter are all viable renewable energy sources today.
Incidentally all have been in use for the last... oohh 3000 years

more than 3 years ago
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Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT

Hammer Re:Pretty cool... (141 comments)

Now my comment was that you could trim boot on a desktop.... I do not have a desktop in my car as a sound system, and I dare guess that neither do you ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?

Hammer Re:Bye-bye! (997 comments)

I agree fully with you but no one can work sustained 10-15 hour days. The reasoning from that company was a little strict, but they could not afford problems in production and they saw a trend and dealt with it.

more than 3 years ago
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Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT

Hammer Re:yes, my 1990 Acorn A3000... (141 comments)

I do that several times a day.... When I open the lid on the laptop it is up in 2 seconds

more than 3 years ago
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Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?

Hammer Re:Bye-bye! (997 comments)

I worked for a company once that had a strict rule of 7.5 hours per day 5 days a week. If you needed to work extra to finish something you had to get clearance from the director of development.
Their reasoning was that after 7.5 hours per day you introduce much more errors and that will increase testing and bug fixing time and ultimately the company product.

With that reasoning in mind..... 10-11 hour days will likely f-ck up any programs developed pretty badly :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT

Hammer Re:Pretty cool... (141 comments)

The important lesson from this is that if you were to strip out all the stuff that comes in most distros to handle all kinds of hardware and such you would get a faster boot on your desktop too. Now, having said that..... How much does boot time really matters??

more than 3 years ago
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Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT

Hammer Re:yes, my 1990 Acorn A3000... (141 comments)

Well, if you're running Linux on your laptop, you can't suspend/resume... ;)

Of course you can suspend, I do that several times a day

more than 3 years ago
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South Korea Launches First Electric Bus Fleet

Hammer Re:Overhead wires (168 comments)

Yeah Funny
Stockholm had this in the 50-ties

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source After 12 Years

Hammer Re:thank bill gates for OSS success (174 comments)

I was not just that they screwed up IE and Windows...
The fact that it was screwed up and expensive was the real reason that ^nix and OSS caught on. Much of the free stuff was just as screwed up in the early 90-ties...

more than 3 years ago
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No Hand-Held Devices In Ontario Cars

Hammer RTFS (584 comments)

The law applies to handheld electronic devices. So unless your coffee mug is electronic or your climate control is handheld you are probably fine with coffee and a nice temp in your car

more than 5 years ago
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Panasonic's New LED Bulbs Shine For 19 Years

Hammer Re:ROI (710 comments)

That is BS, I use almost exclusively CFL and have no problem with heat in enclosed fixtures. They just do not produce a whole lot of heat.
As a matter of fact I use a 100w equivalent CFL in a fixture designed for 60W because of the much lower heat signature.

more than 5 years ago

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Hammer Hammer writes  |  about 12 years ago

It amazes me that so many respond to posts without taking them in context.
Lately I accidentally created s flood of such out of context responses.
A posts MS created original S/W
me reply that the S/W MS created is copied from other S/W
B, C & D replies along the lines. You idiot of course it is based on an existing idea. Stop whining, or we would only have one program ever of each kind

I was not in any way passing judgement on MS for making a "copy" of S/W. Copying an idea is good if that brings something new to the market (e.g. new feature or better price)
I was in fact responding to the incorrect statement that the S/W in question was original. But B, C & D didn't bother themselves to read and understand the thread and therefore responded to a post taken completely out of context.

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Hammer Hammer writes  |  more than 12 years ago

It is amazing how time flies. I just realized that I have read and posted on /. for 4-4.5 years now.
It has been fun and sometimes annoying. (can we please get rid of all trolls etc.)

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