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Why Is a Laptop's Battery Dearer Than a Lawnmower's?

Poruchik Re:Conratulations. (427 comments)

What it wasn't designed for is screwing by hand, where any other design works better. Ever tried to screw in a nail?

more than 4 years ago
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Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

Poruchik Re:Backwards? (507 comments)

That depends on the purpose of the imprisonment, is it 'corrective' or 'preventive'. If it's corrective (punishment for committed deeds), then leniency is in order. If it's preventive (you are in prison so you cannot do this is again) the sentence should be longer.
I subscribe to latter point of view.

more than 4 years ago
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The Decline of the Landline

Poruchik Analog telephony... (435 comments)

... is going to go the way of the telegraph.

more than 5 years ago
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Prehistoric Gene Reawakened To Battle HIV

Poruchik Junk is not Junk (360 comments)

Junk DNA = We don't really know what it does

more than 5 years ago
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The Art of The Farewell Email

Poruchik Re:As far as the miscarriage one goes. . . (703 comments)

What, an extra couple of months for her would put them out of business? People need to get lost in their work at bad times in their life, and need a little time to heal....

more than 5 years ago
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ESPN's Play To Make ISPs Pay

Poruchik Re:I thought we already had this option... (355 comments)

There is a precedent - that's exactly how Cable TV operates.
I only care about maybe 8-10 channels out of 140 I receive (and pay for).

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast Apologizes For Super Bowl Porn Glitch

Poruchik Where do I get... (526 comments)

Cumcast feed and get paid $10?

more than 5 years ago
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US Senate & House Create YouTube Channels

Poruchik Re:oh goodie (199 comments)

In 1999, there were 5,514 bills introduced in Congress (not counting procedural and internal Congress housekeeping bills). Let's generously give 30 pages per bill (although many are multi-hundred pages). That would give ~165000 bill pages a year. Let's say an average congressman can read a page a minute (give them a benefit of the doubt). That would make reading bills a full time job, year round. With no time for debates.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

more than 5 years ago
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Automated Scripts Overrun eBay Holiday Contest

Poruchik Re:Time to offload some crap (182 comments)

As a seller, now I have no recourse against a bad buyer. Ebay does not refund ALL fees, just the final value fee, which is a percentage of the final price that the buyer pays. I lose the insertion fee (which would be refunded if an item is relisted, but not for multiple item auctions) and any and all listing upgrade fees that are substantial. So in essense, it is GOOD for Ebay to have non paying buyers, as they get double the fees if the item has to be relisted.

more than 5 years ago
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40 Years Ago, the US Lost a Nuclear Bomb

Poruchik Re:Imperialism Gone Mad (470 comments)

What about Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968?

more than 5 years ago

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