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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

LiquidMind funny that.... (178 comments)

Funny that ebola has been in existence in the modern world since the 70s, yet only now this is coming to light. Oddly enough, this is perfectly timed with someone in the US getting infected.

"Shit, this is on OUR turf now!??! Better do something about it!"

about 4 months ago

Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

LiquidMind Still the best response.... (389 comments)

I remember reading this in an IRC channel many many moons ago. It went something like this....

A: This college app is asking me all these questions. Like "Why do I want to attend this school?"
B: Answer with: "Because you got a phat pipe that I can use to download warez, porn, and MP3s."

about 4 months ago

When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

LiquidMind no more ipv4 jokes (305 comments)

all of our awesome jokes will need to be updated to keep up with the times!!

"Hey baby. Your ::1 or mine?!?"

about 8 months ago

I typically receive X pieces of misdelivered (postal) mail ...

LiquidMind depends.... (217 comments)

is it still considered misdelivered if it has my correct name and address on it?

somehow I landed a subscription to Country Woman, GQ, and Black Enterprise, without ever remembering how I got signed up for them.

I'd love to see the marketing drones trying to analyze my household's demographic based on that.

about a year and a half ago

Browser tabs I have open right now ...

LiquidMind No tabs (300 comments)

Back in the day, we used Lynx.

and that's the way we liked it.

Now get off my lawn. (this comment will be superseded by someone with a lower Slashdot ID in 3..2....1......)

about a year and a half ago

Connecticut Group Wants Your Violent Videogames — To Destroy Them

LiquidMind Don't get it (449 comments)

i really REALLY don't get this obsession with linking violent video games to violent behavior. Take yours truly:

Born in 1980, I played all the big titles: From Wolfenstein, Doom, Solider of Fortune, to whatever latest titles are out (I can't remember what all the Call of Duty flavors are called, but you get the idea). Hell, I even designed Doom and Half-Life levels based on my old high school (shit, don't tell anyone or they'll come after me next!!!)

At some point in my 20s, I joined the Marines for 4 years, so I know how to use a rifle.

Neither before nor after my service have i EVER had violent tendencies that made me go on a shooting spree. I deal with stress every day (Hello IT, working for an international liquor company that needs to be up 24/7) yet I still score normal blood pressure numbers.

I just don't get this obsession. There are always a few nuts. The rest of us are fairly well-adjusted.

Stupid media. Stupid fear-mongering. Stupid people.

done ranting now.


about 2 years ago

Welcome to the University of Michigan's Computer and Video Game Archive (Video)

LiquidMind Re:The voice that still haunts me (55 comments)

someone +1 him for obscure C64 reference!

I felt a healthy dose of nostalgia when I read that.

more than 2 years ago

Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!

LiquidMind Re:French and English are quite different (728 comments)

Why Troll? mod this funny.

This coming from another native German speaker.

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung = speed limit. Funny!

more than 3 years ago

Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter

LiquidMind 1:1 (582 comments)

I live & eat out of a dumpster.

about 5 years ago

North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due To Core Flux

LiquidMind and the south? (346 comments)

I remember reading/hearing in geology (or astronomy? whatever) class that every so-many-thousands of years, the magnetic poles just switch.

If i'm not just making that up, then this is the first articles of many we'll see...

more than 5 years ago

Not Enough Women In Computing, Or Too Many Men?

LiquidMind Re:From a phsychological point of view... (686 comments)

nature vs nurture then? that's fair. i would argue that most societal differences b/w men and women at some point come from evolutionary differences. for example, for the longest time (lesser now, but still very prominent) is the male's domination in the household, in gov't, etc. I would say that stems from the biological differences, let me explain....

men, because of their testes, produce more testosterone, which in turn aids in the production of muscle tissue. Men (traditionally) have had the stigma of being the hunters, while women (again, traditionally) had stereotype of staying with the young/children and collecting food. fast-forward a few hundred generations, with men staying in power (if you are stronger than someone, it's easy to stay dominant over that person. in certain ways, we're still cavemen inside) and we have our societal 'roles', that yes in some way are very unfair, but also have their roots in evolution and the differences in our physical make-up.

more than 5 years ago

Not Enough Women In Computing, Or Too Many Men?

LiquidMind From a phsychological point of view... (686 comments)

We all know men and women are different, physically, psychologically, etc....so allow me to offer my viewpoint (these are gross generalizations, but I think you'll get the point)

Women act more based on emotions and feelings than guys do, whereas guys will act on logic and black & white facts. That's why you see more guys in fields like physics and mathematics, and more women in things like psychology, education, etc. (it's also why guys are more sports-inclined and women prefer yapping about everything and nothing over coffee)

Based on this, I think it's perfectly natural to point out that computers fields (very fact- and logic-oriented) are dominated by guys....

Flame this if you have something meaningful to say, I love debates on male/female dynamics & differences....

more than 5 years ago

ISP Throttling

LiquidMind Re:billy has 10 apples... (306 comments)

people now regularly move metric assloads of data
i much rather prefer you use the vernacular of 'shitload' or 'fuckton'... it's only courteous to us grammar nazis

more than 6 years ago


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