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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

I'm New Around Here Re:Chrome? (270 comments)

That's a bit like avoiding the Mafia by joining the Triads.

yesterday
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

I'm New Around Here Re:Chrome? (270 comments)

So "disagrees with my principles" == "unprincipled" now. Got it.

Well, this is slashdot afterall. We don't want no stinking dissent from anyone, whether we agree with them or not.

yesterday
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

I'm New Around Here Re:I use both (270 comments)

When I first researched it a little while ago, I think that Adblock was the original version of the addon, made for Chrome. Then Adblock Plus was made by a separate group, as a port to Firefox. Since I use Firefox as my main browser, that is what I am used to seeing.

I could be wrong, and don't care to google it right now. But I consider it that I use the one for each browser that was the original one for that browser. If nothing else, it gives both programs encouragement.

yesterday
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

I'm New Around Here I use both (270 comments)

If my customer has Firefox installed, I use Adblock Plus with it. That is also what I have on my own systems.

If they have Chrome instead, I use Adblock. I don't use Chrome, because I don't like its style, but several customers prefer it.

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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

I'm New Around Here Re:sigh. bailing wire? (742 comments)

I didn't say we baled hay, I said we fed hay to our animals. We also helped our neighbors and friends put hay up in their haymow, and they all had binders twine as well. I don't remember any bales using wire. Even the large round ones our neighbor had were tied with binders twine, as far as I can recall.

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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

I'm New Around Here Re:sigh. bailing wire? (742 comments)

The funny thing from my view is we never called it "baling wire", or "baling (anything else)". When we opened a bale of hay, we cut the binders twine that held it together.

yesterday
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

I'm New Around Here Re:Well, only ONE of his leg is prosthetic (175 comments)

They could start my not allowing double amputees to add 3 extra meters to each side. Kind of how they don't allow "shoes" that are simply 3-meter tall stilts with rubber soles on the bottom. I'm sure the current rule is more or less that.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

I'm New Around Here Re:Fighter pilots (175 comments)

I think the manned deep space probes will be crewed by amputees. Prosthetic limbs have a lower caloric need than flesh and bone. And floating in space isn't really demanding of legs and feet.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

I'm New Around Here Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

and better still its far stronger and requires much more force to break.

Again, does it? Have you tried to break someone's leg, versus breaking their blade? Of course, one definite advantage is that if it does break, you just put on a new one, rather than spending months in rehabilitation.

Actually, I wonder about that. If he is putting enough force on it to break it (maybe it gets really worn out from practice), and it breaks while all his weight is on it trying to lift him over the bar, it seems that he is going to hit the pavement hard on the remainder of his amputated limb.

The blade may be easily replaced with an identical one, but I don't know how well his already-damaged body will do.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

I'm New Around Here Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

What about the golfer that sued to use a golf cart between holes, when every other player has to walk? He has a medical condition that prevents him from being able to walk far.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

I'm New Around Here Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

If he's not very good, I'd think the kit would just make him fall over.

I could try to use the world's best unicycle, but it doesn't mean I'm going to stay on top of it.

2 days ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

I'm New Around Here Re: Stability (86 comments)

A lot of science fiction stories have that as a main premise -- that mankind expanded out to other systems, and some of those colonies lost contact for so long the people forgot where they originated, or only remember small parts of their own ancestors' story.

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, Ursula K LeGuin's Left Hand of Darkness novel, and Christopher Stasheef's Warlock series are all based on it. So is Anne McAffrey's Pern series.

3 days ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

I'm New Around Here Re:As always, Asimov got it right way back then (86 comments)

My mistake. I knew he was a professor of one of the sciences, and forgot which one. Physics was what popped into my mind as I started the sentence. Thanks for the correction.

Of course when I started reading his stuff, I didn't know he was a professor at all. I just liked his stories.

3 days ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

I'm New Around Here Re:Stability (86 comments)

Good point. The multiple suns could be in a temporary pattern that just happens to coexist with that planet's sentient species evolving. Maybe in another hundred thousand the suns will have moved into another pattern that moves some of them further away, and then have "nights" happen more frequently.

3 days ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

I'm New Around Here Re:As always, Asimov got it right way back then (86 comments)

And a physics professor. He knew how to plan the science in his science fiction.

Also, he is one of my two favorite authors. It's him for science fiction, and Piers Anthony for fantasy.

3 days ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

I'm New Around Here Re:An excellent book... (86 comments)

I read the short story loooong ago. Is the book similar? Or do they go into more societal concerns? I also saw the movie as well (the 2000 version), and didn't care for it much.

3 days ago

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