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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

MillionthMonkey Re:Ozane (318 comments)

"Hydric acid"? Now that's weak! 8)

yesterday
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

MillionthMonkey Ozane (318 comments)

Nobody uses these names, but technically the IUPAC systematic name for ammonia is "azane", and water is "ozane". (Google says they're a Star Refrigeration subsidiary in the US and an exterminator business in New Jersey.)

I'm imagining Slashdot stories like "Fracking Fluid Contains Significant Amounts of Ozane", "Ozane Responsible For Rising Sea Levels", "Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured Using Ozane", "Oncoming Ozane Crisis Threatens Civilization", "Weak Beer Found To Contain Excess Amounts of Ozane", "Linus Torvalds: Ozane Has No Role In Linux", "Ozane Layer Disappearing Along East Coast", "Tesla Motors Introducing Ozane-Based Fuel Cells", etc.

yesterday
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Smartphones, Tablets and EBay Send SkyMall To Chapter 11

MillionthMonkey Re:People who don't read it are telling us about i (65 comments)

That's got to be a large part of it; they're a waste of space. Imagine a stack of hundreds of those things, turned on their sides. They would occupy a whole seat. With Skymall gone they can compress your knees further into the back of the guy in front of you and cram in an extra row of pig crates.

2 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

MillionthMonkey I'm not an expert on arithmetic, but... (661 comments)

Now look, I know many Americans have been hearing from elite liberal leftist Harvard professors in their ivory towers who keep saying that 15 is greater than 5. And, I have heard from many other experts in this field who are frankly quite skeptical that this is the case, that we're simply overlooking 5 and what a tremendously big number it is. So I don't think it's time to just cut off debate before the data is in, as if 15 is just greater than 5 so we should just get used to it whether we think it's right or just. It doesn't comport with the experiences of average hardworking Americans who deal with these numbers every day, who depend on them for their livelihood. So at the end of the day, I think it's obvious that the data is just not in yet. Now I'm not a mathematician. But one thing I do know, is that on the other side of the aisle, we have people who also are not mathematicians, but they see this as an opportunity for their agenda to shove a draconian arithmetic inequality down the throats of the American people!

4 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

MillionthMonkey Re:Yep it is a scam (661 comments)

I like how everyone assumes not only that a supreme being exists, but also that it has a penis.

4 days ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

MillionthMonkey Re:a better question (586 comments)

Actualy the MacBook Air seems pretty tough. When I had epilepsy I entered fugue states; my wife told me how I threw this thing across a room once. Another time I kicked it really hard and it slid right under the door to safety. I have also rolled on top of it during convulsions. The only reason I have it at all is that it used to be hers, until water got spilled on it last year and it immediately died, so I got her another one. A year later we were moving, and I dug it out of the closet. I was about to throw it out but tested it one last time- it booted right up again! I guess it needed a couple months to dry out. So now we have two of them. My "real" computer is running Win 7 in the other room. I use this thing for what it was designed- posting crap on the Internet while sitting around on a couch surrounded by empty beer bottles.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Here's an interesting follow-up idea (291 comments)

Tyrell was a moron. He got so distracted by that chess game that he let a replicant get into his house and crush his eyeballs! It was 2019! Why didn't he have a security camera in his elevator?

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Not innocent (291 comments)

More and more innocent people in the U.S. are innocent because they have spent billions on hiring lobbyists.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Always ask for a Lawyer (291 comments)

My wife used to be a public defender in Pittsburgh. She got shitcanned for winning too many cases.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Understand your rights!! (291 comments)

That works for most people, since they're white.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Those in authority are well aware of this, and (291 comments)

I'm so sick of being told to fear terrorism. Even the damn 9/11 attacks amounted to only four average months of gun deaths in the U.S.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Don't give it to the police (291 comments)

I have to park my mine-resistant armor protected vehicle hidden inside my garage. If I leave the door open, they'll drive past, see it, start salivating over it, and I end up with a SWAT team crashing through my doors and windows trying to find a bong.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:Here's an interesting follow-up idea (291 comments)

Actually, the Voight-Kampff test seemed to work pretty well in Blade Runner, but I wouldn't want to administer it.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

MillionthMonkey Re:The average human being (291 comments)

What's really shocking is that fully half the population has below-average intelligence!

about a week ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

MillionthMonkey Re:time to buy futures, now. (441 comments)

Hydrogen has high energy density per unit weight, not per volume, so it would require a fuel cell. It wouldn't be as cheap as hydrocarbons, that's pretty obvious.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

MillionthMonkey Re:Ironically, bottled mineral water is exploding. (441 comments)

Actually my biggest objection to fracking isn't benzene getting into well water in states I'll never live in, so much as the leakage of methane around the drill sites. The plumes of methane in these areas are beginning to show up in satellite imagery. Considering the greenhouse effect of methane, fracking might have a greater impact on climate change than burning oil or even coal.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

MillionthMonkey Re:time to buy futures, now. (441 comments)

Sure, I'll give you a call. You have a land line number?

Jets and ships are still reasonably compelling uses of carbon, since it's so easy to run around with as a concentrated source of energy. Transcontinental truck deliveries, eh, maybe, although there are other options like rail, and trucks can conceivably be powered by energy dense fuels like hydrogen that release comparable amounts of energy upon oxidation, even if producing them requires investments of electrical power as opposed to cheap mining. But things like stationary power generation facilities don't need to be carbon-based at all, and those are responsible for far greater emissions than vehicles.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

MillionthMonkey Re:Ironically, bottled mineral water is exploding. (441 comments)

Did you read the link? Look, there is ZERO connection with Fracking and contamination of ground water.... They've looked for it, and haven't found it.

In one single well in Western Pennsylvania. The Duke University scientist quoted in that article- that *you* posted the link to and are yelling at people to read- specifically notes that "the single study doesn't prove that fracking can't pollute, since geology and industry practices vary widely in Pennsylvania and across the nation," which proves you haven't read your own link yourself! See how easy it is to prove a negative?

about two weeks ago

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MillionthMonkey MillionthMonkey writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MillionthMonkey writes "Internet star Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), has been implicated in scandal: according to the Anchorage Daily News the senator had the first floor of his house lifted off the ground and a new floor put underneath it with the help of a top executive from Veco Corporation, a local oil company. The addition doubled the size of the house (assuming the honorable gentleman from Alaska can still make it up the stairs). The FBI and a grand jury are still investigating- although the Senator's role is still somewhat murky in the scandal, which had previously ensnared his son, Ben Stevens, an Alaskan State Senator. The initial inquiry surfaced last year in August when the younger Stevens' legislative office was raided by the FBI along with five other state-level offices. Four politicians have been charged and Veco executives have already pled guilty- testifying that Ben Stevens received $242,000 in illegitimate consulting fees. Ted has remained clean until now."

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