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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Kaenneth Re:Does HFCS count? (257 comments)

1) Setup a hog farm
2) Offer to sell land to neighbors for 200% of market value so they can shut it down.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Kaenneth Offsite. (265 comments)

Keep a copy in a different building to protect against fire/flood/theft/etc.

3 days ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

Kaenneth Re:+-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

Competing consumers would also drop from the population. Less food/power/gas would be needed to match.

5 days ago
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Hidden Archeology of Stonehenge Revealed In New Geophysical Map

Kaenneth The Pandorica awaits... (28 comments)

Ahh, the Underhenge!

about a week ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Kaenneth Re:Holy cow ... (142 comments)

We're all too occupied playing the lone hero in video games...

about two weeks ago
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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

Kaenneth Re:Battlestar Galactica (206 comments)

I bet the Chimpanzees wish they hadn't invented humans now.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

Kaenneth Re:Nice (105 comments)

Sure Ebola /could/ mutate to spread easier... but the common flu could more easily mutate again to become more deadly, and it's already here.

about two weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Kaenneth Re:global suicide (369 comments)

The first mistake is assuming your opponent has the same goals as you.

about three weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Kaenneth Re:Hidden Files section? (369 comments)

Actually, it's believed that the killing of cats (by Christians) lead to the explosion of the rat population that allowed the plague to kill so much of Europe.

Cats are pretty clean creatures.

about three weeks ago
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Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

Kaenneth Donations... (91 comments)

Who/Where can we donate to help get basic supplies to the doctors in Africa; without 98% of it disappearing into 'overhead'?

about three weeks ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

Kaenneth Re:What we do know - (465 comments)

Ebola is trying as hard as it can.

about a month ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

Kaenneth Re:The Unearthly Glow (465 comments)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

about a month ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:Fault in gdi32.dll (179 comments)

Potentially true, a BSOD is preferable to a rootkit.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

I'm not aware of QA layoffs, I just started a new QA position at MS!

the layoffs were mainly Nokia, marketing, and middle managers from what I've read.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

Jesus Christ, you fuck up your computer like that, and still try to blame MS?

about a month ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

No, it was mostly marketing and middle managers.

about a month ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

Kaenneth Re:Automated notice not necessary here (368 comments)

You don't require the existing federal government to do anything to homogenize laws across states, see the Uniform Commercial Code and the Uniform Child Custody Act; where states agree that it's easier to adopt basically the same laws

about a month ago
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Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

Kaenneth Re:Nerd Blackface (442 comments)

Sheldon is one disfiguring accident away from being a Batman villain.

about a month and a half ago

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The Buffalo Bills' Million Dollar Text Messages

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  about 5 months ago

Kaenneth (82978) writes "The Buffalo Bills are planning to settle a lawsuit over excessive text messages, for sending 3 messages over the amount they intended to send over a period of two weeks through their opt-in program for fans. When the plaintiff, a Bills 'Fan', received 6 then 7 messages instead of 'no more than 5 per week' over a two-week span, he filed suit. The proposed settlement includes up to two and a half million dollars in merchandise vouchers, and half a million for the lawyers."
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Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Been taking a database design class; looks like I designed the databse for my lawyer referral site ( HTTP://freeduiconsultations.com ) somewhat wrong, it didn't account for the possibility of a lawyer being able to practice in more than one state, and many other things so I'm re-designing from scratch.

Probably making it over-complex now, as the current design allows for relationships between directory entries, such that an attorney can be a member of a law firm; and both can be members of bar associations; along with geographic area relationships (State/County/City), practice types (to expand beyond DUI), and a new way of handling Contact information, to allow multiple addresses and phone numbers of the same type.

it's almost a generic Object-Properties-Relationships implementation at the core, I don't know if thats a good or bad thing... I want it to be flexable, but I don't want to make it so flexable that it effectivly does nothing.

All that attorney data will mesh with a site redesign allowing multiple content templates and CSS Styles, allowing each domain name for the site to present appropriate data, user accounts, and such.

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Self teaching web development

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago I'm working on learning CSS, C#, ASP.net, and SQL by creating this site: http://freeduiconsultations.com/

This I'm using as an index of sites: http://portal2portal.com/

I bought these for no good reason, if anyone wants them, I'll consider selling them for a reasonable price for non-profit use.
http://toham.com/
http://themoist.com/
http://mushystuff.com/
http://mippo.com/
http://ibfun.com/
http://gamingshops.com/

and yes, I'm hoping Slashdot will indirectly help my search engine rankings =)

One thing I'm curious about, is do the big search engines adjust the value of a link based upon the subject of the site?, for example, does a link from a minor law site (like mine) to another law site (an attorneys) have more value than a link from a major technical site (like slashdot) to a law site (an attorneys)?

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OTA HD is a pain.

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm still working on setting up an Over the Air HD antenna, for use with Windows Media Center...

My first antenna, an indoor one did not work very well, particularly, channels would skip out if someone walked between it and the transmitter.

Also, skips in the video stream would cause my video drivers to crash, taking out Windows, (which, I suppose would be a benifit of Vista, if it can restart the video subsystem without rebooting the machine.)

Updating the video driver seems to have solved that problem, and I managed to obtain an antenna for my roof. The box said it included all needed equipment, but I still had to buy a video cable, a mast, clamps for the mast, a grounding wire (copper is expensive nowdays), and an amplifier.

I plan to lock the antenna in one position, as I don't know of any computer controlled antenna rotors, and that I may want to watch one channel, while recording another, with the transmitters in different directions. Ideally, the large, amplified roof antenna would give me a good enough signal on enough channels without specific aiming.

I still don't have access, in Media Center to the secondary channels, that is, I have 4.1, 5.1, and 7.1, but I can't get to 5.2 or 7.2 on Media Center, while the HDTV set itself can tune them. It's my understanding that this is because the online Program Guide lacks data for those channels; but I still can't manually tune to them.

Maybe Vista will do it better, but I'm holding out for a Vista machine until I can get a 'CableCard' tuner, at which time the OTA antenna will be obselete.

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