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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

Stumbles Re:What's the problem? (254 comments)

Pay for performance? No well drilling business would remain a business with that type of model. You clearly have no clue about business or the costs to own and operate such a rig. I used to help a inlaw that owned his own well drilling business and if I were to suggest that to him he would laugh in my face. You can have the most accurate geological maps and the best geologist but that in no way guarantees that hole will have water or if did the flow would be enough for residential use.

yesterday
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

Stumbles Re:Devil's Advocate (254 comments)

Your caveat is exactly right. I used to help a brother in law that had his own residential well drilling business. There were many times a hole ended up dry or could not produce enough for a home and we would have to move the rig elsewhere. And yes, the customer had to pay for the dead hole. Running a drill rig is not cheap.

yesterday
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

Stumbles Re:What's the problem? (254 comments)

Your flaw is thinking a geologist can say "drill here" and find water in a usable amount every time; not.

yesterday
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Stumbles Re:USA as an intellectual parasite (518 comments)

Now I understand the emphasis on bringing foreign workers to my country. Its citizens and governments are trying their damnedest to turn us all into morons.

2 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Stumbles What a bunch (518 comments)

of fucking morons there are in Ohio that think this is a good thing.

2 days ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Stumbles Re:WTF (329 comments)

Asshats indeed. They are equally offended because they don't have the wherewithal to enter a field unless they are given special consideration and handled with kit gloves.

5 days ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Stumbles No shoe for the other foot (518 comments)

If a dirty business/company was killing that much wildlife they would have been fined out of existence. You save the planet types can kiss my ass.

about two weeks ago
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Adam Carolla Settles With Podcasting Patent Troll

Stumbles Re:Lodsys has been very quiet of late (63 comments)

So do I. The analysis done at Groklaw in my opinion was more than top notch and a joy to read. I was saddened when PJ announced its closing.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Stumbles Painting (426 comments)

a pile of shit results in a painted pile of shit.

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Stumbles Good for the father (419 comments)

he is giving his children a dose of reality.

about two weeks ago
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Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

Stumbles Re:Too much power dysfunctional (151 comments)

That is why I say it really doesn't matter. Software bloat as you say gobbles up much of the progress.

about two weeks ago
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Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

Stumbles It ain't gonna matter. (151 comments)

I have been using computers since the early 80s. Things like the HP2114, Varian 77 and other stuff that never saw the light of civilian day. My I7 with 16GB ram boots no faster nor gets into a usable state than the HP2114 with 8k of core memory and used discrete components to construct a CPU.

Will they be able to process more data, yeah probably but that won't matter cause they'll just be given more data to munch so you will still need more machines. And so the cycle goes.

about two weeks ago
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Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

Stumbles Re:How much was done in-house? (166 comments)

Bureaucracy is a dirty word, the more there is the less efficient. It has been discussed endlessly citing many examples from businesses and government. Though I do agree there are those and it is not limited to the corporate world that think cheating the taxpayers is the way to go.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best PDF Handling Library?

Stumbles Re:Why? (132 comments)

Because those are hisrequirements and there is nothing wrong with that but it is to you so don't use open source. See your problem is solved.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

Stumbles If its as sorry as you say (430 comments)

then quit your bellyaching and fix it whiner. Its not like they use closed source proprietary nebulous document formats. Slashdot articles have gone into the toilet.

about three weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Stumbles The automakers needs to (317 comments)

tell them to piss off. These are privately own CD/DVD and a person can rip what they want.

about a month ago
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Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

Stumbles Re:Impossible. (127 comments)

Um if you read TFA it says Google is using code that was discontinued years ago. So one has to ask Google how they could be so stupid.

about 1 month ago

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