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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Neil Hodges Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

By 'northern state,' do you mean Alaska? I live in Seattle and can get around by bicycle year-round. Of course, we don't get snow like the Northeast.

about two weeks ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Neil Hodges Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

I hear you, and raise you my weekly unsupported Saturday bicycle tours of 130-180 miles. They burn upwards of 15,000 calories, and I have to keep slamming down food and water in order to not waste away, or even pass out while riding as I did one time. Also, I don't have a car, so I get around by bicycle when commuting and running errands.

about two weeks ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

Neil Hodges Re:Airports are not much better (195 comments)

And don't forget about those without cars, so it's either Greyhound (on an equivalent), trains, or airlines for long distances.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Neil Hodges Re:Redneck roadhouse (311 comments)

I may be weird, but I don't associate 'car dependence' with 'livable.'

about three weeks ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

Neil Hodges Re:I can't buy one (377 comments)

...roughly about 65-70mph over the speed limit on all US highway driving...

You peppered your comment with commas and missed a very important one needed for conveying your meaning. Nice job.

about a month and a half ago
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Shawn Raymond's Tandem Bike is Shorter Than Yours (Video)

Neil Hodges Re:16" wheels are surprisingly useful (85 comments)

And people tour on Bromptons. I can load a lot more than expected on mine and it still handles pretty well with more than 40 pounds on its racks, including on slow hill climbs. I don't own a car, but a Brompton is really nice for air travel: I can fold it up, put it in its back, and put it into checked baggage with no extra fees. Once at the destination airport, I can unfold it and ride away without having to deal with trains, buses, or taxis. It does fit quite well in those, too.

about a month and a half ago
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Today Is EPOCH Day 15000

Neil Hodges Re:Thanks Slashdot for your timelyness (81 comments)

I'd recommend either static pages (nginx) or a highly-scalable asynchronous dynamic web server (like Tornado).

more than 3 years ago
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Where Do I Go Now That Oracle Owns OpenOffice.org?

Neil Hodges Antiword (510 comments)

As long as images aren't an issue, you could use Antiword to convert it into a (somewhat) styled text file. That's what I did when I ran into the same thing with BIOS updates.

more than 3 years ago
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I Wish My Car Had A...

Neil Hodges Re:I disagreeI (789 comments)

And never mind the fact that in this day an age no country in the world has a "profitable" intercity rail system--but the economic, security and environmental benefits to the whole country justify considerable taxpayer expense.

What about Japan? The members of the JR Group are for-profit and publicly-traded.

more than 3 years ago
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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

Neil Hodges Re:Diesel (1141 comments)

According to Wikipedia, the A2 was discontinued in 2005. The A1, which I would consider buying, succeeds it. It's still difficult to get in the US.

more than 3 years ago
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Long In Development, Toshiba 'SCiB' Battery Debuts

Neil Hodges Re:Erm... (284 comments)

There exist plug-in hybrids. Most of them I've seen are Prius conversions involving much larger battery packs and warranty voiding.

about 4 years ago
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DTV Transition - One Year Later

Neil Hodges Worse Reception. (431 comments)

I was among those who got worse reception, unfortunately. I recall getting something like ten channels with reasonable reception prior to the switchover, and now I get five channels with one of them (the only HD channel) losing reception regularly.

more than 4 years ago
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For taking notes by hand, I prefer ...

Neil Hodges Re:And notes *with* what (373 comments)

How do you deal with the clots clogging up the nib

more than 4 years ago
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XBMC Discontinues Xbox Support

Neil Hodges Re:Dull surprise (213 comments)

Did you even enable VDPAU?

more than 4 years ago
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Intel Shows Off First Light Peak Laptop

Neil Hodges Re:Server technology? (271 comments)

Multiplexing or packet switching would be a way to get that to work, since none of those devices alone will saturate the link.

more than 4 years ago

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