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xkcd's 13-Gigapixel Webcomic

PrinceAshitaka Retirement (193 comments)

This would be one hell of a last comic before retirement.

about 2 years ago

To me, lotteries represent ...

PrinceAshitaka I vote for... (301 comments)

...all of the above.

more than 2 years ago

Damaged US Passport Chip Strands Travelers

PrinceAshitaka Re:Bad summary: the airline, not the government (624 comments)

A driving license is a privilege and can be taken away.

To go where you wish is a right as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13) and the USA is a signatory.

more than 2 years ago

Healthcare Law Appealed To Supreme Court

PrinceAshitaka Re:What other products (1019 comments)

Food for your children, school supplies, some sort of shelter ( rent or buy), and of course the worst of all, clothes to cover your nudity.

more than 2 years ago

Space Invaders: The Movie

PrinceAshitaka Re:triangles (244 comments)

oh wait, wrong 80's arcade game, what was the spaec one with the triangle? That, unlike space invaders would be a good film. Something tells me the only thing this film will have in common with the game is the name.

more than 3 years ago

Space Invaders: The Movie

PrinceAshitaka triangles (244 comments)

At least they'll save money on the CGI graphics. Triangles shouldn't be that difficult to render.

more than 3 years ago

Gosper's Algorithm Meets Wall Street Formulas

PrinceAshitaka abstract text (124 comments)

This is the abstract used ( not really) to get teh funding grant for this research.

Two fundamentally different but complementary transition metal catalyzed chemo-, regio-,diastereo-, enantio-, and grantproposalo-selective approaches to the synthesis of a library of biologically significant nano- and pico-molecules will be presented with the focus on reaction mechanism and egocentric effects. The role of the nature of the metal, ligand, solvent, temperature, time, microwave, nanowave, picowave, ultrasound, hypersound, moon phase, and weather in this catalytic, sustainable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly technology will be discussed in detail.

more than 3 years ago

The Rise and Rise of the Cognitive Elite

PrinceAshitaka Re:The More Young College Grads I Meet... (671 comments)

Business is business, Why should I care about the company "paying my dues" if, when the times get a little tough they lay off employees to increase the share price. Their responce, business is business. My responce, I'll put in 40 hours of hard work a week, but I want an equitable work contract. My first job out of university was 70 hours a week, for six months, then they laid everyone on the project off. I was not upset with the company, any other american company would have done the same. I then ( six years agao) emigrated to an "evil socialist" european county and have been loving my job and life every since.

more than 3 years ago

Paris To Test Banning SUVs In the City

PrinceAshitaka Re:Weather Alert (509 comments)

The G-Wiz is at least as safe or safer than a bicycle, so I have no problem wiht it on city streets. Just don't take it on a limmited access divided highway.

more than 3 years ago

Atomic Weight Not So Constant

PrinceAshitaka Re:I don't get it (147 comments)

This isn't news, we have known for a long time that there are different isotope ratios from different sources. This basically means that the atomic weight of say carbon, when looking really closely, is sample dependant, meaning different samples will have differing atomic weights because they have differing ratios of isotopes.

more than 3 years ago

Cooks Source Magazine Apologizes — Sort Of

PrinceAshitaka Re:But but (290 comments)

Zwingli in Switzerland started the protestant moevement of Christianity, Martin Luther was a Johnny come lately.

more than 3 years ago

Family To Receive $1.5M+ In Vaccine-Autism Award

PrinceAshitaka Re:Previous condition (594 comments)

I have no problem with this family getting money to help thier child, my problem is the way it was done, it willnot be clear to many parents that this doesn't mean that vacconations cause autism.

more than 3 years ago

Family To Receive $1.5M+ In Vaccine-Autism Award

PrinceAshitaka Re:Previous condition (594 comments)


"The vaccine didn't cause the disorder, it resulted in it. "

I want to ask these parents, this judge, how many horrible deaths of young children from preventable deseases they are then liable for? The parents, lawyers and judge will not cause the deaths of these children, but thier actions certainly will result in the horrible deaths of children from preventable deseases.

more than 3 years ago

Smart Trash Carts Tell If You Haven't Been Recycling

PrinceAshitaka Re:Enviroment or revenue generation? (622 comments)

Weigh the trash, no, but it is relatively simple to charge per bag as we do here in switzerland. ca 2.50 USD a bag and all of a sudden recycling is all of a sudden not something that has to be forced. We simply put a sticker on the bag to show we have paid.

I also end up paying less that 10 USD a month for trash removal as companies don't use so much packaging as they know the customers don't want to pay to throw it away. I get plenty of junk mail, it is all recycled.

about 4 years ago

New Air Conditioner Process Cuts Energy Use 50-90%

PrinceAshitaka Re:lithium chloride or sodium chloride? (445 comments)

And otherr refridgerants like R-134a can also form deadly compounts when the degrade, but since they are in a closed system they can be used. I don't think the researchers anticipated tha eventuality that somone would open up one of thier units and drink the liquid inside.

more than 4 years ago

New Russian Science City Modeled On Silicon Valley

PrinceAshitaka Corruption (213 comments)

I wonder what serious western businesses will want to invest in such a corrupt country. Most major international businesses work in Russia, but only because the market there is so large and untapped. These large international businesses are just there though with sales departments.
>br> A translator who works with westerners in Moscow once told me the way to tell if a foreign company in Russia is paying bride to distributors ect., is to look if they are making a profit. If they are, then they are paying bribes to someone. It is possible to have a business in Russia and not make bribes, but not to have a business in Russia, not pay bribes and make a profit.
>br> TO conclude, as long as this business culture there continues as such, Western companies will only invest in Sales departments in Russia, and not any further. There are cheaper alternatives in the east for non-western scientific investment.

more than 4 years ago

Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?

PrinceAshitaka Re:Actually yes -- in some cases (1049 comments)

well, it is a qualified yes. Even gmail, which in my opinion is not as "toxic" as aol, could be a hinderance if you do something like freelance web design. (Who does freelance web design and doesn't have thier own domain.)

more than 4 years ago

HP Webcams are Racially Insensitive

PrinceAshitaka costly oversight (1 comments)

They should have tested more, HP will recieve alot of bad press for this. regardless, the have already lost customers.

more than 4 years ago



PrinceAshitaka PrinceAshitaka writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PrinceAshitaka writes "Labor Day was created to be a day of rest for the working class American. This however is no more as America has moved away from an industrial economy to a service economy.

Today the average low wage worker works at Wal-Mart or TGIF's. The college educated white collar office worker gets the day off, the CEO gets the day off, the dentist gets the day off, but not the people for who this tradition was started. These people want to go out and spend money on their day off, so the low wage worker, gets to spend their Labor Day, serving the wealthy.

So, Has Labor Day become nothing more than a big joke of the low wage worker for who this day was set aside? Do low wage workers in your area get their Labor Day off, whenever it may fall?"


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