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Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

Ogive17 Re:Apples and Oranges (186 comments)

Only the higher security prisons are private, I believe. The county jail where I am (somewhat rural Ohio) is still staffed by county employees.

about 2 months ago
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Air Force Prepares to Dismantle HAARP

Ogive17 Re:Project done? (178 comments)

You forgot one

4. It was a waste of time and money from the beginning and the sponsoring politician is now dead

about 2 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Ogive17 Re:They made a decision that's easier for them. (659 comments)

Honda's Clarity (which has been available through a special limited lease program for a few years now) uses the hydrogen to power an electric motor, not an internal combustion engine.

It's basically an electric car that replaces the battery stack with a fuel tank. As we know, electric vehicles right now are limited by battery technology. In my opinion, what Honda is doing could easily transition from hydrogen to battery stack if it becomes quite clear that battery techonlogy "has arrived".

about 2 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Ogive17 Re:Author of TFA is an idiot (659 comments)

I think much of the hydrogen comes from natural gas.

about 2 months ago
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New Battery Tech From Japan Could Supercharge EVs

Ogive17 Re: Eight years? Might work if... (81 comments)

And you are erring on the other side of the spectrum. If your car needs such an extensive repair before it hits 100k miles, you're doing something wrong (accident or not following standard maintenance protocols) or you got a lemon.

Most cars these days should hit 150k without any major mechanical failure. The Japanese forced US auto makers to step up their game over the past decade.

about 2 months ago
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Brazilian Kids Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans

Ogive17 Re:Brazilian kids and Elderly Americans? (147 comments)

I was in Japan when a group of school kids approached me. They had to ask an English speaking foreigner some questions as part of their school assignment.

When they asked me where I was from, I responded "United States". They had no clue what that was. After a few moments of awkward silence, my wife said "America" and instantly they understood.

We call ourselves Americans because United Stateians is rediculous.

about 2 months ago
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Brazilian Kids Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans

Ogive17 Re:Brazilian kids and Elderly Americans? (147 comments)

To out pedantic you - they should use 'North American' or 'South American' if they want.

Everyone in the world refers those of us who live in the USA as 'Americans'. Maybe you can buy some time to speak at the UN to propose a global change.

about 2 months ago
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Astronomers Identify the Sun's Long-Lost Sister

Ogive17 Re:Believe it or not (69 comments)

You forgot about the part about blowing up when exhausted.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

Ogive17 Re:Startup or frat party? (274 comments)

What they do during their off time is their business. The submitter is worrying about potential issues at a job he doesn't even have.

I'm not suggesting he needs to go out and participate in activities that make him uncomfortable.. but the guy is already making excuses to not fit in.

I am in my mid-30s.. got a wife, kid and house to all take care of. I can still hang out with friends/co-workers once in awhile. We don't do crazy activities.. but a round of golf or a beer exchange are quite common. Ages range from mid 20s to late 40s.

about 3 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Ogive17 Re:Help! (769 comments)

EARTH!

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Embodies the Gender Gap in Tech

Ogive17 sometimes it's about performance (302 comments)

My office tries to maintain a gender balance in management... the performance bar is set lower for the women, it's quite obvious.

about 3 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

Ogive17 Re:longevity worth it? (333 comments)

It's not a question of giving up and wanting to curl up in the corner to die. If I can't sustain a reasonable quality of life in those "extra" years aided by modern medicine, I don't think it would be something I would want to do. Living to 100 but having to spend the last 10 years being tended to by a live-in nurse.. I don't see that as worth it. Once I lose my ability to be independent I do not want to artifically extend my life.

about 3 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

Ogive17 Re:longevity worth it? (333 comments)

You totally missed the point. Sure, medicine can extend my life, advances have been doing that for centuries.

Just because medicine can keep my body alive an additional 20 years does not mean I would welcome that if my mind is gone or if my joints are all shot or if I have to rely on a mountain of daily pills or therapy to get going. I look at it as a Quality vs Quantity of life.

Of course I want to live a long time and experience many things. I will do what I can to extend this to the point where I can do it independently.

about 3 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

Ogive17 longevity worth it? (333 comments)

I don't know about how anyone else feels but I do not necessarily want long life unless I can maintain my youthfulness. I'm 34 now and still stay active but obviously my body is already on the decline (comparing myself to myself at age 24). I do not expect to stay in peak condition when I'm age 80.. but I also don't want to live 40 more years if I have to rely on someone else to do standard tasks

about 3 months ago
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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

Ogive17 Re:Uh... (461 comments)

If they determined he wasn't drinking or doing drugs, they'd probably let him go. My dad is a retired cop so maybe (well, probably) there is some bias on my end.. I grew up around most of the guys on the department, sure there were a couple pricks but most of them were just normal guys when off-duty. Despite popular sentiment, they aren't out there looking to ruin someone's day just to get their rocks off.

The amount of paper work that needs to be done to write a speeding ticket is prohibitive to most cops to be frivilous. Maybe they'll pull you over for going 5mph over the speed limit at 2am just to verify you're not drunk. 9 times out of 10, if you are not drunk, you go with nothing but a verbal warning.

about 3 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

Ogive17 Big Bang (600 comments)

I don't think the survey is very fair for the question about the Big Bang. I consider myself well informed and try to keep at least a layman's understanding of scientific breakthrough. I understand the concept behind the Big Bang but cannot understand most of the hard science behind it.

Am I willing to take someone else's word just because? I don't possess the knowledge to verify their research. In my opinion, most people should be uncertain because it's not something we're ever likely to prove.

about 3 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Ogive17 Re:victorian clerks.. (312 comments)

We have 'L' shaped desks and the high traffic carpet. If someone comes to my desk to ask a question, I use the wheels to back away from the computer and the rotation feature to turn and face them.

It would be quite annoying if our chairs did not have these features.

about 3 months ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

Ogive17 Reasonable chance at survival (307 comments)

My initial reaction was to vote for the first option, anyone who is willing to go off to their certain death is more than welcome to. Then I started to think about it more and decided that I would hope there was a decent chance those individuals could set up a sustainable colony at their destination.

My reasoning is quite simple, if we can't accomplish that then maybe we aren't ready to send humans on missions like that.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

Ogive17 Re:Amazon Prime (88 comments)

That is a silly assessment. To get the most out of any of the devices, a consumer must have subscriptions to external services.

It's not like purchasing an AppleTV or Roku gives you free subscriptions to Netflix.

about 4 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Ogive17 Re:This is one thing I love about it (544 comments)

It's more fun for my 1 year old son when we pretend to be driving a race car and I make engine noises while shifting gears.

If I didn't make the sounds, he'd just stare at me with a look like "what the hell are you doing with my arm?"

about 4 months ago

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