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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

OnePumpChump Cops are above the law (463 comments)

The stated rationale for not charging him was cop-specific; but he'd have gotten off just for being in a car.

about three weeks ago

New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

OnePumpChump Beastly (62 comments)

Every card will have 666 in its number.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

OnePumpChump Re:Wine for Windows? (189 comments)

As good at Google generally is at search, it's surprising that it's so hard to filter through the crap in the Play store. If I'm looking for a specific app, I have to use the main Google search page with "" The inability to sort through the crap within the Play storefront is just baffling, considering that's basically Google's core advantage; and it really degrades what is otherwise an excellent service.

about 7 months ago

Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer

OnePumpChump Dog names (83 comments)

Name the next dog in the program "Miggs."

about a year ago

Art School's Expensive Art History Textbook Contains No Actual Art

OnePumpChump Re:Museums don't let you (371 comments)

There may even be textbooks that are out of copyright. Not sure their images would be good enough to use, though.

about 2 years ago

Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?

OnePumpChump Can you separate BPA from sugar (388 comments)

If much of the BPA in humans is coming from soft drink bottles, and soft drinks account for the excess sugar and most of the HFCS specifically, is it even possible to be sure which of those is the problem, even if you establish for certain that soft drinks are the problem?

about 2 years ago

Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?

OnePumpChump Re:Silly (388 comments)

Also, if you want to coat a bottle in plastic, you could put it on the outside of a glass bottle, so when it shatters it doesn't go all over.

about 2 years ago

Wikipedia Scandal: High Profile Users Allegedly Involved In Paid-Editing

OnePumpChump Re:These things happen (154 comments)

Seriously, they need ONE central rule-making body, not different standards for different subjects, categories, and admins. Fucking lock everything down for a month or two and rework the administration system.

about 2 years ago

Wikipedia Scandal: High Profile Users Allegedly Involved In Paid-Editing

OnePumpChump Wikipedia is a drama factory (154 comments)

Differing sets of conflicting rules, senior editors making their own personal information kingdoms, colliding and sometimes colluding with people who think they're editing UrbanDictionary.

I only edit anonymously, and I do not talk to any other editors.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Should a Geek's Charitable Donations Go?

OnePumpChump Your local library (263 comments)

Friends of the Library. Your local library probably has one. You might become active with them if you want to promote technology access for those without...your local library is probably the only internet access for a substantial portion of the people who use it.

about 2 years ago

Can Google Save Us From Slow Internet

OnePumpChump Re:There will be a time... (240 comments)

My last ISP in the states served up ad pages for every bad DNS request.

We are already under communications dictatorship, when someone comes along appearing to be a benevolent dictator, the worst it could be is a lateral move.

about 3 years ago

More Photoshopped Evidence In Apple v. Samsung

OnePumpChump Re:Dear Apple (345 comments)

That way was slapping an apple logo on it.

more than 3 years ago

Artificial Skin Made From Spider Silk

OnePumpChump Farming spiders: (49 comments)

I was riding a bike in South Korea once when I saw a dumpster full of manure on a farm. It was underneath a roof, and between the rafters and the sides of the dumpster, there was a thick veil of spider webs. There were hundreds of spiders living on this web, taking the flies that went for the cow shit, I presume. I don't know the name of the species, but they look similar to what are called "banana spiders" in the midwest US. They are black and yellow, and the females have leg spans of something like 3-4 inches. Also, this story reminds me of a storyline in "Franken Fran," where a neat freak corporate exec who is deathly afraid of roaches is horribly burned, then Fran replaces her skin with skin grown on the chitin of cockroaches.

more than 3 years ago

Leaked AT&T Letter Damages Case For T-Mobile Merger

OnePumpChump Re:US cell system (201 comments)

Government is what makes our lives miserable! We need less regulation! Regulation is ALWAYS bad and always stifles business! Also, most of the US doesn't even have subways...because we like cars, which are the free-market, government-intrusion-free alternative!

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Breeding Super Bees

OnePumpChump Hey yeah (248 comments)

I'm the one that you wanted. Hey yeah, I'm your super bees.

more than 3 years ago

China Begins To Extend High Speed Rail Across Asia

OnePumpChump Re:Ship in the babes! (387 comments)

1. Not knowing what law he was talking about, LMGTFY was completely inappropriate
2. That law did not shut down the mail order bride business
3. The mail order bride business has not been shut down.

more than 3 years ago

$500,000 Worth of Bitcoins Stolen

OnePumpChump Re:"the end" (622 comments)

It is secretly supported by pharmaceutical manufacturers in order to support sales of migraine medication.

more than 3 years ago


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