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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Oligonicella Re:I'm not going to stand for this (312 comments)

While ranked funny, I'm on board with you. I have arthritis in both knees. Standing for any length of time is excruciating.

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Oligonicella Re:Hmm, not really. (312 comments)

By picking out individual species you actually support his argument. He said most.

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Oligonicella Re:Weak (312 comments)

'Weak' is your argument. Humans can perform acrobatics that any animal on earth would envy. They can balance with the best of them. They have learned to ride the thermals as well as a vulture. They have learned to think far beyond anything the animal kingdom can muster. Too bad you haven't picked up on any of those traits.

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Oligonicella Re:most lego's are a rip off (355 comments)

Yep. I really pissed off my relatives years ago when my daughter and I went to Christmas at their house. I brought every kid two things, a flashlight for reading in bed and a box of clay. The kids and I sat around for hours playing with the clay while the sparkly toys just sat there.

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Oligonicella Re:Relevant Skills (355 comments)

The car packing came after the Legos would be my bet.

about a week ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Oligonicella Re:Relevant Skills (355 comments)

It's both. When I ran the stunt show I was consuming around 3K calories a day. Now that I don't, I don't. Even if you're consuming 2K a day, if you don't leave you're chair, you will put on weight. If you reduce your intake, you may not be overweight, but you'll certainly be weak. Just as bad.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:More Pens, Less Swords (1615 comments)

None of these are mutually exclusive. We should be doing all. Physical safety without physical defense is an oxymoron.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Because only civilians are dangerous (1615 comments)

Actually, I would have used the murder of that poor woman in DC by the police, et al. Over a hundred shots and she was unarmed and helpless in a car. Only one instance of police killing people for no reason and then hiding behind the badge of authority - and getting away with it.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:ACLU (1615 comments)

Mobs are raised by words. Mobs do not utilize the judicial system. Words can kill with some immediacy.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Militia, then vs now (1615 comments)

The second amendment is not there to allow you to protect yourself from another person, it is there to allow you to protect yourself from that government with it's standing army and militarized police force.

"owning a gun is more of a threat to the gun owner and his family" - This is patently false.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Militia, then vs now (1615 comments)

As someone who has spent a lot of time with swords, knives and staves, no. I would much rather have a pistol.

Harmless, round shaft? Not on an epee. It has a V cross-section and I can split your flesh with a fast dragging slash which will arrive a lot sooner than the sword will. As for your example of epee vs sword, there's a rather famous duel fought over that exact claim. The fencer slashed the hell out of the sabre bearer. It's the man, not the particular weapon.

There's no safe place to stab someone either.

As for range and projectile lethality, you are correct. The grenade however, has no place in this discussion. It's not defensive at all.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Oligonicella Re:Militia, then vs now (1615 comments)

Remember, Reno said she couldn't remember who made the claims. The person in charge of that horrid fiasco couldn't even recall who made the claims. Zero credibility.

about a week ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Oligonicella Re:space elevator failure (98 comments)

One ton of feathers, regardless if dropped one at a time, will smother and crush you. If it doesn't fall in a pile? Wonderful. Now you have forty-thousand square miles of fiber to clean up.

It is incumbent upon those who propose a technology to downplay the dangers. It is incumbent upon everyone else to point our their flawed logic.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

Oligonicella Not far enough. (140 comments)

What's needed is a technology to blur the camera's picture.

about a week ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Oligonicella Foolish (386 comments)

Anyone answering a question of this nature online is being foolish. AC, moniker or not.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Oligonicella Re:It's OK for Apple but not Microsoft? (575 comments)

IRS tax policy has nothing to do with computer usefulness. It's office equipment, not simply PCs.

about a week ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Oligonicella Re:This is what Republicans... (631 comments)

Do you have any teeth left at all after your knee impacted your chin?

about two weeks ago

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