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Amazon Charges Sales Tax On "Shipping and Handling"

MilwaukeeMadAss End of Life? (330 comments)

At the rate of how things are going, my last breath will probably be a pathetic gurgling death-rattle and the words "I got the memo". Shortly after my body slumps across my keyboard and ergonomically correct mouse pad, the rest of the office staff will be celebrating a birthday/anniversary/baby shower two cubicles over with cake and punch.

about 2 years ago
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D&D Monster Study Proves Eyes Have It

MilwaukeeMadAss Eye contact? Are you serious? (196 comments)

I'd be willing to guess that when it comes to the average D&D player, they have an extremely difficult time making contact with an inflatable doll (or action figure - what have you) let alone an actual female-type person.

about 2 years ago
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The Fastest ISPs In the US

MilwaukeeMadAss From What I've seen... (168 comments)

I at least think my ISP sends their bills the fastest. Not sure about the "pipe" speed though.

more than 2 years ago
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US Agricultural Economists Say Bacon Shortage Is Hogwash

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:Nothing to see here (137 comments)

But ... they didn't have triple cheese burgers with bacon. And guns. Let's not forget the guns.

more than 2 years ago
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US Agricultural Economists Say Bacon Shortage Is Hogwash

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:Nothing to see here (137 comments)

Considering that the past several years there's been some kind of effort to wrap/inject damn near everything with bacon, you can at least try to understand the panic that would ensue over a pork shortage. How on earth can you expect any decent, hard-working American to enjoy their sauce-dripping, triple-decker cheese burger WITHOUT bacon? What do you think Americans are ... savages?

more than 2 years ago
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Nestle's GPS Tracking Candy Campaign

MilwaukeeMadAss Who? (172 comments)

They have no business being there in the first place.

Who/what shouldn't be there? The soldiers or the candy bars?

more than 2 years ago
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Apple To Pay $60 Million Over iPad Trademark Dispute

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:That should really hurt Apple (120 comments)

"Say there Peg, would you be a gem and take some money out of petty cash and send it to China. M'kay? Thanks."

more than 2 years ago
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Transplant Surgeon Called Dibs On Steve Jobs' Home

MilwaukeeMadAss This Just In ... (291 comments)

A large underground storage facility was located beneath a Memphis home today and it contains the largest stockpile of black turtlenecks known to man.

more than 2 years ago
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On Orbitz, Mac Users Offered Pricier Hotels First

MilwaukeeMadAss So wait ... (305 comments)

If that's the case, then what is displayed first for PC users?

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Says Your Email Is @Facebook

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:I have a question (346 comments)

That's a good question. Seems like the general idea is that if you don't have/want a FB account you might as well be living out in the boonies in a small cabin with a typewriter, AM radio and a hot plate.

more than 2 years ago
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The World's First Supercavitating Boat?

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:A boat? (186 comments)

An actual submarine didn't truly exist until the USS NAUTILUS with the advent of nuclear propulsion, allowing it to stay submerged for extended periods of time. Basically the only limiting factor was onboard supplies for the crew (and of course the mental strain of being underwater in confined spaces for weeks on end). Before that, the correct term was submersible because the the boat could only stay down for as long as the batteries and/or oxygen lasted and needed to surface so the diesel engines could be used for propulsion, recharging the batteries and exchanging the air supply. The German's had some designs during the later part of WWII that had huge batteries and sleek hull designs that could power the boat for long stretches of time (and even some other experimental power sources) but eventually they would need to use snorkels to draw in air so the diesels could be run while being close to the surface. These German U-Boat designs were the basis for the Cold War U.S. Navy's GUPPY program and provided a big leap forward in sub design. The first submersibles developed were small and called boats because they were, at times, carried on the decks of ships. So technically, the first submersibles were actually boats because of their small displacement and the fact that they weren't true underwater crafts. Over time, the designs changed and the displacement increased considerably to the point where, technically, they shouldn't really be classified as boats, but seeing that navies are fanatically traditional, the term stuck and is still used today.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Your Fingerprints Read From 6 Meters Away

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:Absolutely not ... (122 comments)

Out back behind the building next to the second dumpster. Tell the guy there that you're looking for Freddy Fingers. He'll get you sorted out. And don't forget to sign up for our Rewards Program! It's convenient. Simply swipe your ankle monitoring bracelet and you'll instantly receive 2% savings on all purchases.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Your Fingerprints Read From 6 Meters Away

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:Absolutely not ... (122 comments)

"Hi. Would you like to open an account today with your purchase? You can save 10%! All we ask is a photo ID and email address that we can reach you at. Oh, and we'll also need a scan of your fingerprints, DNA swab and allow us to implant this teeny tiny device at the base of your skill just beneath your skin. What? Oh don't worry, it only transmits audio commercials to your ear every three minutes. I wouldn't recommend standing near a microwave because you'll piss your pants and forget who you are for about an hour or so."

more than 2 years ago
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Have Your Fingerprints Read From 6 Meters Away

MilwaukeeMadAss Yeah... (122 comments)

That won't be abused

more than 2 years ago
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Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:The "paradox" of networking... (1201 comments)

I absolutely agree with you on that. It seems the hiring process now is much more about the social aspect or their personality rather than "can this person do the actual work". Of course you need to balance things out and personality does play a part but it shouldn't outweigh skills and proficiency.

more than 2 years ago
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Time Warner Cable Patents Method For Disabling Fast-Forward Function On DVRs

MilwaukeeMadAss Wait! (298 comments)

Is it finally time to kill my TV? I completely understand the idea of wanting to kick this back to TWC simply because it's a bullshit idea to begin with but with the way programming is now, I'm not so sure it's worth the fight really.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy For Kids?

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:Harry Potter in space (726 comments)

True that. My very first thought was Ender's Game but then like you mentioned, it does get a bit rough/heavy in spots.

more than 2 years ago
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Chuck Schumer Tells Apple and Google To "Curb Your Spy Planes"

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:well... (302 comments)

7 1/2 but whose counting?

more than 2 years ago
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Chuck Schumer Tells Apple and Google To "Curb Your Spy Planes"

MilwaukeeMadAss Re:well... (302 comments)

TeaTards. Nice. Thank you for giving me an alternative to "#$@%& Tea Baggers"

more than 2 years ago

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