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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Stormy Dragon So? (307 comments)

During one week, the most metabolically active male burned an average of 3,450 calories per day, while the least metabolically active female expended 1,475 calories per day.

And this comparison is useful to point out because.... ?

yesterday
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Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

Stormy Dragon Re:So don't use mice or rats for experiments. (154 comments)

They still recieved water without doing the test, just not as much. By your logic, if someon offers pizza to help them move, they're forcing me to help them.

4 days ago
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Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

Stormy Dragon Re:So don't use mice or rats for experiments. (154 comments)

If you RTFA, they are getting their consent:

Subjects initiated each trial by poking their nose into the center port of a three-port chamber. A narrow-band sound was presented for 100 ms indicating the location of reward.

If they didn't want to participate in the testing, they were free to do so by not sticking their noses in the start port.

4 days ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

Stormy Dragon Re:That's nothing! (276 comments)

Don't forget that time the gave it to Al Gore for doing a really awesome job on his Powerpoint slides.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Stormy Dragon Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

You're confusing "Right to Work" with "At will emplyment". This is understandable since most states that are right to work are also at will employment states, but strictly speaking the two are distinct.

about two weeks ago
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They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" Returns, Online

Stormy Dragon Re:They may be giants, (29 comments)

De gustibus non est disputandum

about two weeks ago
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Physicists Observe the Majorana Fermion, Which Is Its Own Antiparticle

Stormy Dragon Re:So... (99 comments)

Yes, you got the reference. =P

about two weeks ago
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Physicists Observe the Majorana Fermion, Which Is Its Own Antiparticle

Stormy Dragon So... (99 comments)

...It's finally come to this.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Stormy Dragon Problem with this whole issue... (724 comments)

...everyone is acting like their side is the good guys and the other side is the bad guys, when it increasingly seems like it's the bad guys vs. the bad guys.

It's like being a Ukranian in 1941 and having to choose between fighting for Germany or Russia.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Stormy Dragon Re:If Ebola cross-mutates with the (475 comments)

The rabies virus and the ebola virus aren't even in the same taxonomic family. It's like worrying that humans might start cross breeding with rats because they're both plesiadapiformes.

about three weeks ago
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LTE Upgrade Will Let Phones Connect To Nearby Devices Without Towers

Stormy Dragon Re:Wait for it... (153 comments)

Most carriers don't count wifi usage against the data cap, so this seems a bit paranoid.

about three weeks ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

Stormy Dragon Re:View from the Suburbs (385 comments)

Which is what makes it so weird. Since you end up paying for it anyways, why not just contract with a commercial trash hauler directly rather than paying a huge administrative overhead for a bunch of municipal employees to do it?

about a month ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

Stormy Dragon View from the Suburbs (385 comments)

I always find it kind of weird that people who live in cities expect the government to collect the trash to begin with.

about a month ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Stormy Dragon Re:Not Everyone is Successful (478 comments)

What makes you think I don't consider myself one of the "feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic" already?

about a month ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Stormy Dragon Not Everyone is Successful (478 comments)

We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic

Not everyone is a director level excutive at a major organization. For a huge chunk of the population, feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic is basically their entire life. If that life isn't worth living, then probably most lives aren't worth living.

about a month ago
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Stormy Dragon Re: What? (185 comments)

Bengie is a good little volk and would never dream of doing anything without the prior approval of his superiors.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Stormy Dragon How to Pick Up Astronomy (234 comments)

You pick up astronomy with Archimede's lever, duh!

about a month ago

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