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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

MildlyTangy Re:Shark Laser Head Meme MUST DIE! (539 comments)

ooo a laser article...hehe put it on a Sharks head...hurr hurr, herp herp...hey look, my shark laser joke (hurr hurr hurrr) now is +5 Funny...

Fucking sick of that pathetic joke

5 days ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

MildlyTangy Shark Laser Head Meme MUST DIE! (539 comments)

Please, for all that is good in this world, for the sake of us all, please, can we finally end the recurring nightmare of the Shark Laser Head Meme.

Do the right thing, and let it die.

Think of the children, think of the humanity, think of all that is right and good and sacred in this world. Do the right thing for the sake of humanity itself, do the right thing because you care and want to do something significant that will add just a little bit more Good in this world.

This world is a terribly shitty place, but each and every one of us can really do something that will make it just a little bit more bearable.

Let the Shark Laser Head Meme DIE!

PLEASE!

5 days ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

MildlyTangy Re:1 million terrorists identified so far. (242 comments)

Why do they hate America so much?

According to the US government, apparently the terrorists hate America so much because of all the Freedoms that American citizens have.

Ill admit, it took some work, but I actually said that out loud without falling off the chair in laughter at the delicious irony.

about a week ago
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'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

MildlyTangy Re:Perfect to mount (115 comments)

On top of a shark's head.

Why is this moderated funny?

Is this sad, tired old meme actually still genuinely funny in this day and age?

really?

about a week ago
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Researchers Successfully Cut HIV DNA Out of Human Cells

MildlyTangy Re:soddering (64 comments)

Uh, it's spelled "solder" in the US, too.

Yes, but how do US people pronounce it?

Sodder

Why? who knows...maybe just to be different? Your guess is as good as mine.

I tried this with two North American friends a few years ago....
Me: "Pronounce this word"
*writes on paper....'old'*
Them: "old"

Me: "and this word"
*writes down 'sold'*
Them: "sold"

Me: "pronounce this word"
*writes down 'older'*
Them: "older"

Me: "And now say this word"
*writes down 'solder'*
Them: "sodder"

I facepalmed.

about a week ago
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Researchers Successfully Cut HIV DNA Out of Human Cells

MildlyTangy soddering (64 comments)

From TFA:
"...soldering the loose ends of the genome back together..."

I sure hope they used RoHS solder (aka sodder for the US people). Lead is toxic to cells.

about a week ago
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NIF Compresses Diamonds With 50 Million Atmospheres of Pressure

MildlyTangy Re: There is only one "Solar system" (81 comments)

"Solar System" in this case would be a specific noun, and as such warrants the capitalization. Sol, our Star, is also a specific noun, hence its warrant of capitalization, just as we would capitalize a person's name. If one is referring to "a solar system" in a generic sense rather than an unknown but implied specific Star and it's surrounding Planets, then lower case is appropriate.

Can you please explain to me why this actually matters?

Since somebody spent the time to write out a detailed explanation about capitalisation of the phrase "solar system", this must be of some importance.

Again, why does this matter?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

MildlyTangy You cannot (509 comments)

You cannot future proof Jobs. Hes dead.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

MildlyTangy Please explain to NON US people (382 comments)

This article leaves me very, very confused.

FYI, I am not American.

Why is it illegal for a car company to sell....cars...to people?
Isnt that kinda like it being illegal for HP to sell printers to people? Or it being illegal for an orchard to sell apples to people?

If its illegal, there must be some moral wrong going on, but after much thinking, I simply cannot think of any possible thing that is wrong with a car company selling cars to people. Why is this so?

Is it to do with religion? Like, is it against somebodys religion that a car company sells cars to people?
Is it a union or labor thing? Or is it due to the lobbying(bribery) that happens in the US Govt?

Im at a loss here, can anybody please explain?

about two weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

MildlyTangy Re:Superman (249 comments)

Well, of course he did. He used them to part the red sea! Just, zzzap!, and now there's a huge hole big enough for everyone to run to the other side through!

Thats the great thing about Magic. The skys the limit. Laser beams from the eyes? Sure, why not. Parting the seas? yeah go for it.

Pity the magic tricks ended a few thousand years ago. If whatever God that turns out to exist could just go and prove its existance beyond all doubt today, we can finally end this constant argument as to whos God is the real one, and all the violence that ensues.

about three weeks ago
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ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

MildlyTangy Re:Why can't it BE the rover? (104 comments)

Why can't it BE the rover?

Fuel.

The final system would use rocket engines. Mars's atmosphere is only 1% of Earth's, propellers wouldnt work so well.

about three weeks ago
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ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

MildlyTangy Re:This is not going to work. (104 comments)

Mars has an atmosphere. Barely - atmospheric pressure is 0.006 earth-atmospheres. Maybe 0.01 if the weather is right and at a low enough point. You'd get bugger-all lift from a 'copter, quad or otherwise. Even in the nice one-third G, that thing isn't flying. It's hard enough getting something down by parachute - those rovers have to be built to take a nasty impact, because even with a huge parachute and low gravity they still hit the ground hard.

The R&D is towards the guidance and landing system, the copter part is just a platform.

When Curiosity landed, Skycrake used rocket engines, theres no reason why rockets couldnt be used instead of rotors.

about three weeks ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

MildlyTangy Re:South CHINA sea (192 comments)

omg...come on guys, seriously now. This lack of a functioning sarcasm detector is disturbing to find on a geek news website.

Has it not occured to you, after reading that poast, that it was obvious sarcasm? ( do you not also see it in this poast? do I need to spell it out?)

Or do you really, truly, think that somebody intelligent enough to write a coherent sentence on a computer is so *stupid* to take the name South China Sea so literally?

Come on Slashdot, dont get lazy, we need to up our game here...this is getting embarrassing.

about a month ago
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SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch To Tuesday

MildlyTangy Delays (43 comments)

Good call.

This aint tiddlywinks kids, this is Rocket Science.

Shit gets real. Real quick.

about a month ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

MildlyTangy South CHINA sea (192 comments)

Isnt it kinda obvious that the islands in the South China Sea belong to (south) China?

I mean, thats why its called the South China Sea, and not the Philippines Malaysia Vietnam Taiwan Brunei Sea.

Or am I missing something here....

about a month ago
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Microscopic View of How Leaves Repel Water

MildlyTangy Re:Forest, Trees, Proverbial. (33 comments)

FTFA:

Why would a plant evolve a method that cleans the under-side of its leaves?

Come on, man, THINK for a second. What *else* might stick to leaves that the plant might not want? What about fungal spores? You know, organisms that might *eat* you if you were a tree? If you thought about it for a second, deciduousness in itself is a scheme to battle fungi too.

This really is "missing the forest for the trees" or in this case, leaves.

--
BMO

Your poast is relying wholly on the assumption that water repelling abilities work the same way on microscopic spores as on macroscopic water droplets.
You may need to revisit this assumption.

about a month ago
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Microscopic View of How Leaves Repel Water

MildlyTangy Re:New iPhone 6 feature (33 comments)

No you are NOT allowed to talk about it.

There are only two things in life that you should ever be completely certain about:
1 - You are NOT allowed to talk about it.
2 - You are not permitted in any way to ever talk or communicate in any other method, about it.

You do not need to know what new features the iPhone 6 has, you simply need to know that you need to buy it. If you dont buy it, you should feel very, very bad about yourself. You will then be required to spend a considerable amount of time internally reflecting upon your deficiencies and coming up with new methods and pedagogies to address the unfortunate situation you find yourself in.

TLDR; You are NOT allowed to talk about it.

about a month ago
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SpaceX's Friday Launch Scrubbed

MildlyTangy Re:Hmm... the start of skynet? (28 comments)

Hmm,

Satellites assisting in machine to machine communications, could this be the start of Skynet?

No.

  - My toast fell on the ground butter side up this morning, could this be the start of a new iceberg breaking off the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica?
  - Yesterday afternoon, my sister drank half a bottle of lemon water, could this be the start of the Facebook bubble burst?
  - 3 hours ago, I went to the toilet, could this be the start of a new print job on the third xerox printer in the Parliament building in Canberra, Australia?

Can you see where where this is going?

about a month ago
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Will 7nm and 5nm CPU Process Tech Really Happen?

MildlyTangy Re:Car analogy? (142 comments)

One problem of fuel cells is the fuel. How do you make it, how do you store it?

We will either get the hydrogen from hydrocarbons ( 95% of todays hydrogen comes from fossil fuels), or we can split water with electrolysis which uses a large amount of energy.

If splitting water, the hydrogen just becomes a method of transporting the energy used to make it. How do you scale this and still be sustainable?
If you are steam reforming oil into hydrogen, you are still dependent on oil, and what do you do with all the CO2 that the process creates?

Another problem of fuel cells is the expensive catalyst required for a fuel cell, usually Platinum. How can you scale this up and still be affordable?

Now weigh all that up against a Tesla Model S.

about a month ago
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Will 7nm and 5nm CPU Process Tech Really Happen?

MildlyTangy Re:Car analogy? (142 comments)

Could someone explain to me why further refinement of fabrication process is the only way to progress? With a car analogy?

Its like Peak Oil, but in this case its Peak Transistor Density.

about a month ago

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