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The Most Unique Viruses of 2012

ShadowBlasko Re:real viruses (94 comments)

Well, I'll be damned. I'm finally prepared for something.

more than 2 years ago

Hurricane Sandy Damages Space Shuttle Enterprise

ShadowBlasko Re:Of all the places that got a shuttle, (126 comments)

If I am not mistaken, those are either the new acquisitions that have not been restored/brought in yet, or they are the planes that were recently brought back from loaner collections, which are also meticulously cleaned and checked upon return. Dayton is seriously anal about keeping their collection in excellent condition, to the point of suing other galleries who have not met the standards that they require. (such as the Memphis Belle)

more than 2 years ago

Hurricane Sandy Damages Space Shuttle Enterprise

ShadowBlasko Re:Of all the places that got a shuttle, (126 comments)

New York was the least deserving. I'm not knocking New York itself, but the one at the Smithsonian isn't all that far away and they don't have a Space Center there.

The only reason New York has a shuttle is it was the shuttle that was left after all the deserving blue states got one. Johnson deserved to get the Enterprise at the least, one of the others by any real world measurement of the situation. Texas is a red state, and granted Houston is more likely to get a hurricane than New York most of the time, but the partisan politics of the Enterprise sitting there at all is sickening. I don't care what your political leanings are, the obvious partisanship in the decision is as wrong as Google's current single sided issue promotion on their resources.

You misspelled Dayton, where they know how to take care of historical aircraft and don't leave them out to rust in the sun, like Texas did.

more than 2 years ago

Is Non-Prescription ADHD Medication Use Ever Ethical?

ShadowBlasko Re:No... and please PLEASE stop! You're killing me (487 comments)

Great. Tell me how I appeal to the DEA please, because I have been trying to plead this case for about 2 and a half years now, and so have several thousand doctors who have patients who can no longer access their medicines.

more than 2 years ago

Is Non-Prescription ADHD Medication Use Ever Ethical?

ShadowBlasko No... and please PLEASE stop! You're killing me! (487 comments)

Thanks to Non-Prescription use I am not able to get my PRESCRIPTION ADHD meds filled due to the tightening of DEA guidelines on amphetamine salts.

I need my meds to function. Without them I am pretty much useless. I have been on Dexedrine for almost 20 years, but my prescription has gone from (no-insurance prices) $50 to over $400 a month.

I can't afford it, and unless I can get a decent job I can't get prescription coverage to get my meds, but I can't get my meds without a prescription.

Mostly thanks to recreational users and college age drug seekers who want to party all night and still carry a 3.5.

Enjoy your parties, and higher scores... just know that it might not be YOU that is paying the price. It might be someone else who is paying the price for your cheating your way through school on speed.

more than 2 years ago

Icons That Don't Make Sense Anymore

ShadowBlasko Re:Technology (713 comments)

And the 5 buttons on the right side of the controller (with their corresponding red lights) for playing that game show that was on for about a month. I miss the old WarnerAmex controllers. Cord or no cord. It was easier. /I'll get off my own lawn now.

more than 2 years ago

PlayStation 3 Controller On Android Devices

ShadowBlasko Pounds Head Into Desk.... (133 comments)

"Requires your phone to be rooted"

Well, Shit.

I seem to have the unrootable phone now. This Nexus-S just won't do it, and I have done everything by the book, followed all the guides... Hell, I even watched the damned video just in case I was doing something wrong!

Must be something my provider does to them. Cincinnati Bell has a new obsession with doing interesting things to phones now.

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

ShadowBlasko Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (835 comments)

Only after they are detained for some other reason can they ask for immigration status.

So what? The problem is that AZ still requires the police to determine the immigration status of a person by doing little more than looking at them. That it only happens in the context of some other event doesn't make it any more reasonable.

Anyway how is this any different than anyone else getting stopped by the police and being asked for identification such as a drivers license?

Well, that's illegal. The cops have no legal grounds to demand ID of anyone unless they have reason to suspect wrong-doing. At best they an ask for a person's name, but they can't demand ID.

I wish that were still true here in Ohio, but thanks to the Ohio Patriot Act Sec. 2909.31, Law enforcement may demand Identification of anyone at anytime. Failure to comply, if you have legally issued ID, is a misdemeanor.

more than 3 years ago

President Obama To Appear On Mythbusters

ShadowBlasko Re:They sucked at busting it (795 comments)

Yeah, the episodes regarding things exploding in a car (Soda Cans and Lighters) pissed me off quite a bit. Problem with the science in the lighter episode was that they chose one brand (a bic) and did all experiments with that lighter. I have never seen a bic malfunction, explode in a car, or have the wheel and spring come flying off, while cheaper lighters have those problems often. I have had more than a few soft drinks explode in a hot (or cold) car, and had lighters explode in my car. (Working with wax, you keep them around a lot) Mythbusters never replied to my criticism of either.

more than 4 years ago

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail

ShadowBlasko Re:This! (320 comments)

I never thought I would see the day that slashdot linked to cracked. Wow.

more than 4 years ago

Fark Creator Slams 'the Wisdom of Crowds'

ShadowBlasko Re:One man's "garbage"... (507 comments)

Wow dude, way to try and down fark while pushing your own weak ass bullshit site in your sig.

So what (it's not "my" site anyways)? Challenge: Post this url in any Fark thread.

No, he has a point. Bannination is mostly fark ex-pats. Some banned, some not. But moderation at bannination is crowd based and rarely utilized. Nothing legal is verboten. Try that on Fark.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

ShadowBlasko Re:From the point of view of QA (776 comments)

Could be.

My 1990 Acura had a problem starting when it was really hot out, but not all the time.

Turns out there was a relay below the steering wheel that was related to fuel pump operation. That relay would fail to work if it was over 100F in the footwell of the passenger compartment.

So, if I parked in the sun on a hot day, and went in to get groceries, the car would not start when I came back out. If I left the window down enough to let some air cooling happen, the car would start.

Now, I used to work on cars for a living, and I was totally stumped as to why on some days the car just refused to start.

It was not until I was stuck in traffic on a really hot day that I found out that the issue was related to the temp in the passenger compartment, not the temperature of the engine.

more than 4 years ago

EMI Cannot Unbundle Pink Floyd Songs

ShadowBlasko Re:Good for PF...but also...bad for PF? (601 comments)

<quote><p>You could make a compilation out of it. Call it "House of Leaves."</p></quote>

I think I would call it "Haunted" and let my sister produce it, and make one of the best concept disks of all time.

more than 4 years ago

US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

ShadowBlasko Re:temperance movement (630 comments)

Baptists are strange and cultist?

Well, yeah... I suppose maybe.

-Reformed Baptist

more than 4 years ago

CES Vendors Kicked Out of Hotels For Showcasing Wares in Room

ShadowBlasko Re:And this is news why? (285 comments)

Well, it seems to depend on the market.

I've done fetish shows and high end precious and semi-precious gemstone shows where I would estimate that at least 50% of the selling goes on before or after hours.

Basically, any kind of product where;
1) The retailer may not be comfortable with the products for fear of blackmail [Just because you are a high end jewelry and clothing boutique, doesn't mean you don't sell latex corsets and vac beds on weekends]
2) Prices are based more on what the seller knows than what the product is worth. [gem shows are huge for that kind of thing.
3) Where price depends on venue. [That $200 piece of white turquoise might be worth $100 in Tuscon, but $500 in Chicaqo] So prices are best discussed in a private setting.

about 5 years ago

Farmville, Social Gaming, and Addiction

ShadowBlasko Re:It drives me nuts (251 comments)

Thats fantastic. Except that when I get on my crackberry I have no such options.

more than 5 years ago

Which Breakthrough Is Most Likely?

ShadowBlasko Re:Human-level AI (903 comments)

How do you know that c is not a local phenomenon?

Maybe this arm of the milky way is a cosmic "No Wake Zone" and maybe that is even what makes the development of life possible.

Wow, we could live in a cosmic "School Zone" and when we graduate from the local cluster we can get back up to speed.

I think I just blew my own mind thinking that.

more than 5 years ago



64 Bit Virus Scanners?

ShadowBlasko ShadowBlasko writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ShadowBlasko writes "I'm new to x64 architecture, and I have been having a real problem trying to find a non-server virus scanning option.

The system came with Norton, but I would rather use something smaller and less intrusive. Inexpensive is a bonus, but not a requirement.

I've found some that are considered "32/64 hybrids" but nothing that seems designed for 64bit.

What are your readers suggesting for say x64 Vista?"


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