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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Swave An deBwoner Re:Limited power to change working situation... (348 comments)

Thank you, that's a very interesting article. The letter of reply is also informative. Lest readers believe that the fact that nicotine is present in some vegetables may somehow compare to the serious dangers of smoking, he indicates that the calculations presented regarding an "environment with minimal smoke" described by the author of the article actually amounts to "the equivalent of 1 percent of the smoke from one puff of a cigarette", hardly what most of us would consider "low amounts of smoke in a room":

Finally, it has been well confirmed that the exposure to tobacco smoke indicated by a plasma concentration of 5 to 10 ng of cotinine per milliliter is of clear toxicologic importance,3 whereas there is no evidence that daily exposure to the equivalent of 1 percent of the smoke from one puff of a cigarette would be of toxicologic importance or could possibly confound assessment of environmental exposure.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199308053290619#t=letters

5 days ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

Swave An deBwoner Re:Bar fucking barians ... (490 comments)

OK, here's a recent article about a US lawyer who has friends in ISIS and was negotiating with them for the release of a hostage, the American aid worker Peter Kassig who was ultimately murdered by ISIS. The terms of the proposed hostage release:

If consummated, the negotiations in which Cohen was involved would have included an agreement by ISIS to halt all kidnappings and beheadings of civilians; in exchange for this, Maqdisi and Abu Qatada, another widely respected jihadist theologian, would have agreed to cease and desist their scathing public denunciations of ISIS.

Citation:

http://forward.com/articles/211631/stanley-cohens-radical-detour-on-the-way-to-prison/?p=all

So yeah, there are some influential Muslims who speak out, but you know, they can get murdered also for doing so. How many non-Muslim people do you know who will open themselves up to terrorist attack to speak out against injustice?

Courage is in short supply in this world no matter the religious affiliation, ethnic group, skin color, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Four Facepalm Bugs In USPS Label-Printing Site

Swave An deBwoner Re:Hey Bennett, (182 comments)

Poor fellow. My best advice to you: Do not go to France!

about three weeks ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

Swave An deBwoner Re:No, They Haven't Called Me (246 comments)

In fact I received a call from an unknown number (that Google later showed as belonging to a local hospital) and the caller did not leave any message. A few days later someone called again and did leave voicemail telling me that a very good, old, friend was in the hospital and had left my phone number as a contact. He died several hours later.

While responding to the initial call would almost certainly have made no difference to my friend's survival, I wish that I had been alerted sooner. Just a "this is Dr. X calling about Mr. Y" would have been fine (and in fact was the content of the voicemail left in the second call).

about a month ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

Swave An deBwoner Re:Keep them busy. (246 comments)

When I got called, after they had me do some cool shit on my never-before-used Windows VM, the payoff was that they wanted me to purchase their tech support and software via credit card through one of at least a few online payment processors; we burned through three or four of them with my "bad" credit card numbers; finally they caught on to my scam.

So I don't think it's that they are looking for Command and Control nodes but just plain old fast cash. The prices for their tech support varied from around $300 down to around $200 or so after I balked at paying so much to fix my computer instead of just throwing it away and buying another.

about a month ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

Swave An deBwoner Re:good (341 comments)

For one thing, Chimps can't offer any definition of "person" at all, let alone explain why they would be included in it.

I wouldn't be so sure about that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washoe_(chimpanzee)

However you might not be able to understand what the chimpanzee was trying to say to you. That could be an inadequacy on your part.

about 2 months ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Swave An deBwoner Re:Driving at 85 instead of 70 "would save an hour (525 comments)

Oops. That should be 397 miles, I originally calculated going from 75 to 85, not from 70 to 85. Maybe he means he'd save one hour on the round trip time, 1/2 hour each way.

about 2 months ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Swave An deBwoner Driving at 85 instead of 70 "would save an hour"? (525 comments)

Does Scott Sales provide the route he took between the "Brakken oil patch" and Bozeman? Because Billings, MT to Bozeman, MT is only 142 miles apart according to Google Maps, which lists the travel time as 2 hr 11 min.

He'd have to drive 637 miles before he'd "save an hour" going 85 instead of 70.

about 2 months ago
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LAX To London Flight Delayed Over "Al-Quida" Wi-Fi Name

Swave An deBwoner Re:This was no AP. (339 comments)

"I have a gum."

about 3 months ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Swave An deBwoner Re:Really? (286 comments)

All the time you eat. That's a no good. We got to get-a money.
Right now, I'd do anything for money. I'd kill somebody for money.
I'd kill you for money.

Red looks slightly worried.

Ha ha ha! Ah, no, you're my friend - I kill you for nothing.

Red smiles.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

Swave An deBwoner Re: Non-story? (112 comments)

And now I read just a little further down and learned from BronsCon that Verizon offers a SIM-based LTE network.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

Swave An deBwoner Re: Non-story? (112 comments)

I'm pretty sure that Verizon doesn't operate a GSM network so saying that they won't support the unlocked SIM seems like a red herring. Verizon is, so far as I know, CDMA all the way.

about 2 months ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

Swave An deBwoner Re:Honestly. (235 comments)

I'm telling you Commander, that if we make it look like some pre-teen script kiddie, nobody will believe that it was NSA that erased her story.

Now she'll have to type it in all over again.

Next time let's encrypt the file and demand that she ransom it with her credit card, OK?

about 2 months ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Swave An deBwoner Re:Missing conversion in the summary (422 comments)

Not quite. You're converting "ounces" as a measure of weight. The "20 ounces" referring to soda is a measure of liquid volume.

Roughly, 1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. There are 64 fluid ounces in 1 gallon and 454 g in 1 lb.

(8.34 lb * 454 g/lb) * (20 oz / 64 oz/gal) = 1174 g.

about 3 months ago

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iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  about a year ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "I don't know what I can say except to paste a couple of excerpts from the original article at theverge.com:

"It's exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car." Other forum users are reporting feelings of illness, eye pain, and dizziness as well.

Another user, nybe, writes, "I had to go home 'sick' from work because of the intense nausea due to using my iPhone with iOS 7.""

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Two Years Later, David Pogue Discovers Amazon Prime Includes "Free Movies"

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "In his "State of the Art" column, NY Times columnist David Pogue discovers that Amazon Prime members can use the service to watch some movies for free. This service was announced, when, early in the summer of 2010? The title of his column today is "Potluck for the Eyeballs: A New Streaming-Movie Service""
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NY Times goes paywall

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Swave An deBwoner writes "Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions. It’s an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Times, one that will strengthen our ability to provide high-quality journalism to readers around the world and on any platform. The change will primarily affect those who are heavy consumers of the content on our Web site and on mobile applications."
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Report Looks at How China Meddled With Internet

Swave An deBwoner Swave An deBwoner writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Swave An deBwoner (907414) writes "Another article on the temporary rerouting of much of the Internet through Chinese IP space, discussed here on /. yesterday:

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/16/1838223/For-18-Minutes-15-of-the-Internet-Routed-Through-China

But today's NY Times article contains a curious statement:

While sensitive data such as e-mails and commercial transactions are generally encrypted before being transmitted, the Chinese government holds a copy of an encryption master key, and there was speculation that China might have used it to break the encryption on some of the misdirected Internet traffic.

What "encryption master key" are they talking about?

TFA can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/world/asia/18intel.html"

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