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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

Jerry Rivers Hard to believe... (321 comments)

...anybody would even be surprised by this. AT&T has been raping consumers for decades. I can't believe you even signed up with those fuckers.

about 2 months ago
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Implant Injects DNA Into Ear, Improves Hearing

Jerry Rivers Say What? (34 comments)

Needles in the ears? =:O

about 3 months ago
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Battlefield 4 Banned In China

Jerry Rivers Re:Americans surrendered in Vietnam (380 comments)

Thank you for this. It's refreshing to see a comment that's based on, you know, actual knowledge of history rather than on somebody else's uninformed opinion.

about 7 months ago
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Obama Praises NSA But Promises To Rein It In

Jerry Rivers Re:Next time.. (306 comments)

I rue the day RuPaul is an improvement over Paul Reubens.

But Rubens paints a different picture entirely.

about 8 months ago
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Why People Are So Bad At Picking Passwords

Jerry Rivers My girlfriend tells me... (299 comments)

...girth is more important.

Not sure how that relates to passwords.

about 8 months ago
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Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

Jerry Rivers Does this mean... (641 comments)

...if they rip your face off they will go to jail?

about 8 months ago
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Yahoo! Sports Redesign Sparks Controversy, Disdain From Users

Jerry Rivers too hard to read (172 comments)

IMHO, white text on black is nearly always an amateurish design, bereft of creativity and solid design technique. I avoid reading such sites because I find them tiresome on the eyes. Just give me plain ol' black type on a white/light coloured background. That provides the most contrast is thus easiest to read, for me at least.

about a year ago
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Iceland Considers Internet Porn Ban

Jerry Rivers Women as victims (684 comments)

Paternalistic, sexist bullshit. I don't see them whining about the civil rights of men in porn. No, it's only women who need protection.

Only a complete fool would buy this as anything other than a bald faced lie.

about a year and a half ago
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US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery

Jerry Rivers Re:5-day service is not bad (582 comments)

Being the old fart that I am, I remember when Canada had Saturday delivery too. It wasn't missed when it went away decades ago.

about a year and a half ago
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US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery

Jerry Rivers It's about time (582 comments)

Saturday delivery is a ridiculous luxury and a complete waste of money. The last thing I need is retail flyers delivered on Saturday. Those can wait.

Get rid of the penny next.

about a year and a half ago
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Stay Home When You're Sick!

Jerry Rivers No choice (670 comments)

Because lots of people don't get sick days, and no work equals no pay. Where I work, 3 sick days a year were eliminated a few years ago. Recent layoffs now mean I am literally the last man standing in my department, which is a critical cog in a production wheel. If I stay home there is nobody to do the work and I end up coming in anyway.

I simply dope up, gulp cough syrup with codeine, and stay away from people as much as possible. I have no other alternative except unemployment.

about a year and a half ago
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Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Debate Online Tonight

Jerry Rivers Jill Stein... (349 comments)

...is kind of hot.

Hey, I'm old.

about 2 years ago
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FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels

Jerry Rivers Re:Sports and political talk (376 comments)

I bought a $5/month VPN and streamed every single event I wanted to see directly from the
BBC Olympics site. Fuck NBC and fuck cable.

about 2 years ago
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Half-Life of DNA is 521 Years, Jurassic Park Impossible After All

Jerry Rivers What if... (315 comments)

...the sample was encased in tree sap at death and it turned into amber? Would that preserve the DNA?

about 2 years ago
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If I was to be killed by science-fiction villains, I'd rather:

Jerry Rivers I would rather... (405 comments)

...have my essence absorbed an Ardat-Yakshi.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

Jerry Rivers I'm all for... (1651 comments)

...wearing a helmet if you feel you need one. What I'm against is government forcing me to wear one.

about 2 years ago
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Sweet Times For Cows As Gummy Worms Replace Corn Feed

Jerry Rivers Feed them... (432 comments)

....Soylent green.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Does Time Tracking at Work Go Too Far?

Jerry Rivers Re:Unionize (630 comments)

OR... you could just find a new job.

Have you ever changed jobs? I'm not talking about moving from one Starbucks to another three blocks away. It can initially be quite expensive to do so. It could require new commuting expenses or even moving expenses, even if you get help from your new employer, multiplied by the number of people in your family. Unless you're expecting a giant increase in pay, and especially if you aren't, you'd better have an appropriate surplus of cash available to you because you're surely going to need some for both seen and unforeseen expenses.

about 2 years ago

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Canadians to get unbundled cable TV channels

Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  about 2 years ago

Jerry Rivers (881171) writes "The CRTC, Canada's communications regulator, has approved changes to the way cable companies bundles programming to allow the purchase of selected channels while dropping others they do not want. However, they won't necessarily be paying any less."
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Apple's cash reserve tops $15B

Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Jerry Rivers writes "It was only ten years ago or so that Apple was in dire straights. Then, with second coming of Steve Jobs, it started a meteoric rise to where it is today — a consumer electronics all-star with over $15B in cash in the bank. The question now is what is it going to do with all that loot? Fortune (http://bigtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2007/12/07/apples-15-billion-cash-hoard/) examines the issue and points out that just letting it sit there might not be such a good thing to do. After all, Apple could, if it wanted to, "...easily buy TiVo (TIVO), Netflix (NFLX) and Circuit City (CC), and still have plenty left in the bank.""
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Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jerry Rivers (881171) writes "Thanks to a new medical analyzer and a piece of fossilized bone from a T.Rex, scientist have discovered the precise molecular code of a dinosaur protein — something long thought to be impossible to do. This discovery, published in the magazine Science and reported by the Washington Post(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/ article/2007/04/12/AR2007041202043.html), may mean a remapping of the evolutionary tree since the results confirm that protein is extraordinarily close to that of the modern chicken! Is this research totally without merit and has science laid another egg, or is this a monster find?"
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Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jerry Rivers (881171) writes "The Onion (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/59345) has a "scoop" on a new Apple product called iLaunch, which Steve Jobs says will "revolutionize" the process of unveiling new products throughout the world. From the article, "Described in its patent filing as a 'hype-generating mechanism with fully integrated Mac compatibility,' the iLaunch is powered by Intel dual-core processors optimized to calculate a product's gravitas. Apple claims the iLaunch can garner the same amount of press attention as a major scientific discovery, high court ruling, celebrity meltdown, or natural disaster at 200 times the speed of a traditional media-fostered launch.""
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Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jerry Rivers (881171) writes "The Globe and Mail is reporting that scientists in British Columbia have successfully used a "decoy" molecule to shrink advanced prostate tumours. Citing a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the the Globe story explains how the researchers are the first to find a way to block the process of androgen reception in cells and prevent, a key trigger in the onset of prostate cancer. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.2 0070201.BCCANCER01/TPStory/National"
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Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jerry Rivers (881171) writes "A reporter over at MSNBC has written a report about his new found love — Microsoft Vista. Considering the source he might just be a shill, and he certainly doesn't avoid complaining about Mac zealots, but he does give a fairly good overview of the new OS and why he has made the switch."
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Jerry Rivers Jerry Rivers writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jerry Rivers (881171) writes "As Christmas approaches, The Bearded One is preparing for his annual World Tour by making sure communications with his elves won't be interrupted by an unexpected solar flare. Enter Andrew Yau, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary and Santa's own solar watchman, who has calculated not only if there will be any radio interference as Jolly ol' Saint Nick circles the globe, but also how all this gift giving to over a billion children is even possible. The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada explains http://www.nserc.gc.ca/news/features/2006_12_22_e. htm."

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