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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

MrYingster Re:New UI? (256 comments)

Wow. That's actually quite interesting! Thanks for enlightening me. Well, as superficial as it is, I'm glad the new UI is here. I like it when application refine things to make better use of space.

about 1 month ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

MrYingster New UI? (256 comments)

So... It looks like chrome now?

Don't get me wrong... I like the look, but it seems somehow.... unfirefoxy...

about 1 month ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

MrYingster Re:Is anyone actually stuck on Snow Leopard? (241 comments)

No worries. I keep an old machine around on Tiger instead of Leopard just so I can run old apps when I'm feeling nostalgic...

about 2 months ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

MrYingster Re:Is anyone actually stuck on Snow Leopard? (241 comments)

No, Leopard (10.5) was the last version to support PPC. Snow Leopard was the first to be Intel only.

about 2 months ago
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Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

MrYingster Re:Sorry (192 comments)

It's almost entirely caused by the "avoid peanuts during pregnancy" self-fulfilling prophecy (if you do so, chances are the next generation will be more allergic to peanuts).

That's interesting. During my wife's first pregnancy we ate peanuts all the time, and lived on peanut butter sandwiches. The kid nearly died when we first fed him straight-up peanut butter, and had to go to the ER by ambulance and give him steroids and epinephrine.

We've now been living in a peanut-free environment for the second child, yet the second child has no peanut allergy.

Obviously blanket statements like yours are ignorant. People develop allergies for various reasons, not just environment, or not just genetics.

about 3 months ago
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Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

MrYingster Re:Feed your kids, people (192 comments)

Unheard of != did not exist.

Of course things were less well known back then, but there were also smaller communities, so there were less chances of running into people with allergies. Now we have social sites where we see the communication of thousands of people we've never met in real life. I only know 4 people will peanut allergies personally, and only live near 2 whom I see on a regular basis, yet in this thread, I've already read posts from 10 or more people with the allergy. My point is, just because we didn't hear about it as often back 50 years ago doesn't mean it wasn't a frequent occurrence. Other factors have to be accounted for.

Secondly, I've always wondered if a reason for less prevalence of allergies in the past was due to kids with allergies dying from the allergy without the allergy ever being diagnosed...

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 23 Arrives With New Logo, Mixed Content Blocker, and Network Monitor

MrYingster Re:A new logo?? Eyeroll (365 comments)

No, he's right... There is a heading in Wikipedia about their past names (Pheonix, Firebird) in the "History of Firefox" article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Firefox#Naming

I remember using Pheonix when it first came out. It was quite nice at the time. It felt really lightweight compared to Mozilla.

about 8 months ago
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Disney's Titling Problem With Its Star Wars Movies

MrYingster Re:Retroactively? (279 comments)

It did not. It was added on in 1981 after ESB was released. Here is an article on Wookiepedia that explains it. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Opening_crawl

From Wookiepedia: "When originally released in 1977, the first film was simply titled Star Wars, as Lucas was not certain if he would follow the film with a sequel. Following The Empire Strikes Back, the film was re-released in 1981 with the subtitle 'Episode IV: A New Hope'. The original version, without the subtitle, was not released until the 2006 limited edition DVDs. "

about 9 months ago
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Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun

MrYingster Re:It's a 3D printed gun shape (712 comments)

Thank you for posting that. I was having a hard time accepting that nonsense about black and white TVs.

about a year ago
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Google Fiber To Come To Provo, Utah

MrYingster Re:acceleration (92 comments)

Is extrapolating your hobby? XKCD

1 year,3 days
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Ask Slashdot: What Should Happen To Your Data After You Die?

MrYingster Buried with it (122 comments)

Assuming I don't die an untimely, unforeseen death, I had always planned on consolidating my data, and preparing it to be buried with me. I don't want to burden my family with having to sort through things. Plus in the future, in the case that reanimation is made possible I can have my stuff again, or in the more likely event that future paleontologists dig me up, they will have lots of history/information to figure out what made us primitive humans tick.

1 year,8 days
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Fukushima Cooling Knocked Offline By... a Rat

MrYingster Re:No giant rats? (123 comments)

I don't think they exist...

about a year ago
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Firefox 19 Launches With Built-In PDF Viewer

MrYingster Re:What about Save As PDF (288 comments)

That's a Mac thing. Any program that uses Apple's built-in printer dialog can do it. So handy!

about a year ago
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Tim Cook Never Wanted To Sue Samsung

MrYingster Re:Money where your mouth is (197 comments)

Well, shoot. I came to tell you that you were correct.... However, although Mac OS X 10.0 was introduced in 2001 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X and Project Looking Glass wasn't displayed publicly till 2003 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Looking_Glass , one must point out that Mac OS X didn't adopt the 3D "shelf" look until 10.5 which came out in 2007... It was a flat rectangle before that, which i had completely forgotten....

about a year ago
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Han Solo To Reportedly Return For Star Wars VII

MrYingster Re:I hope they paid him a bajillion dollars.... (329 comments)

I think he's referring to the original theatrical release where the episode number and title were not present. It was presented as "Star Wars". If I am not mistaken, the episode number and title, A New Hope, we added on subsequent at-home releases.

about a year ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

MrYingster Re:Why are we still talking about this? (1774 comments)

I suppose that is a good point. I personally define creationism a little more loosly as the entire process employeed by God (or whomever you prefer) to get from "nothing" to what we now have, whether that be through evolution, big bang, or what-have-you.

Perhaps to be more correct, I should have said that I believe many religious people realize that the science of evolution does not discount the involvement of a diety.

I recall reading a story a few months ago on this subject, and was surprised to see how large a percentage of religious americans accepted evolution as compatible with their religious beliefs. Before then, it seemed all I heard about were the extremists who fight against evolution whole-heartedly. This is what prompted my initial comment.

about a year and a half ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

MrYingster Re:Why are we still talking about this? (1774 comments)

Totally agree. I feel like majority of religious people are rational enough to realize that creationism and evolution can go hand in hand, unfortunately, it's the ones who can't accept the idea of God using science that are the loudest people out there...

about a year and a half ago
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Study Suggests You Can Learn New Things In Your Sleep

MrYingster Re:Simpsons did it. (99 comments)

Here in the boudoir the gourmand metamorphosizes into the voluptuary!

about a year and a half ago

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Star Trek Enterprise D Bridge Restoration

MrYingster MrYingster writes  |  about a year and a half ago

MrYingster (594507) writes "A group of people are working on restoring the set of the bridge from the beloved Star Trek Enterprise D. The set in question is actually the one used in Star Trek The Experience in Las Vegas for many years. The original set was completely destroyed during the filming of Star Trek Generations. They intend to use Kick Starter to get the necessary fundings for a full restoration. The following is from their Facebook page.
”A highly skilled group of Hollywood professionals are in the process of completely restoring this set to it’s original splendor, and MAKE IT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for Meetings, Movie Showings, Fund Raisers, Tours, Filming, anything!! Eventually, we will be doing a KICKSTARTER Campaign, but only after we have the estimates of restoration PLUS the support and STAR TREK ACTORS plus famous fans of the show.”"

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MrYingster MrYingster writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Hmmm. This is my first Journal entry. How fun!
I don't get the whole "blogging" fad... This is the closest I have ever gotten to touching that stuff. i have a friend who writes in her Xanga web journal blog thing, and I just dont see the point. I guess it's nice that her friends can see what she writes and makes comments and the like, but i guess i like it more traditional. I like the idea of the more privately kept journal of events. I dunno. I guess I'm just not used to it. So, that's all thats on my mind for now. Good day.

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