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Researchers Experiment With Explosives To Fight Wildfires

TchrBabe This sounds like the fantasy of many young men! (80 comments)

Combining burning things with blowing them up? I'm surprised there aren't more volunteers to conduct this experiment! Where's Johnny Knoxville when you need him?

about 5 months ago
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Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million

TchrBabe Re:Typcial (143 comments)

Not just the "I'm a doctor..." mentality, it is characteristic of the whole healthcare system - if you aren't a _____ (fill in the blank with EMT, LPN, RN, PA, PhD, hospital admin) you don't know anything (in their minds). I wonder if they even had an IT department, or if they did, if it was competent (and not composed of the relative of one of the high end staff members - some kid who "built his own computer so he knows what he is doing"). The ability of the doctor to access and alter network settings indicates that the network wasn't properly configured, whether or not it was a privately owned computer.

about 5 months ago
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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

TchrBabe Find MH370... (93 comments)

And you will find this drone...

about 6 months ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

TchrBabe Re:...news for nerds.. (405 comments)

Goatse? This topic certainly deserves a reductio ad absurdum response." Even the most inexperienced newbie should be able to land a golf ball in a hole the size of a medium pizza. Maybe they should have instructiors like this kid: Four Year Old Scores Hole in One

about 6 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

TchrBabe The cat is out of the bag... (312 comments)

...and now everyone knows that it's being done, so why stop? Besides, ever try to put a cat back into a bag? I can't imagine trying to take this "toy" away from the NSA (or other agencies) would be any easier.

about 7 months ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

TchrBabe Religion vs. Faith (1037 comments)

There is a difference between having faith in God and practicing a religion. I agree that the Internet is shedding light on the flaws in most religions, and therefore discouraging people and possibly turning them away. That does not mean that those people who are opting out of a religion are losing their faith in God (or whatever higher power). It merely means that they are realizing that religion is based on humans, and humans are subject to the same flaws as everyone else.

about 7 months ago

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*.RU based Photo Sharing is also hosting Pedophiles?

TchrBabe TchrBabe writes  |  about 5 months ago

TchrBabe (3589445) writes "Even "safe" pictures of your children online aren't safe anymore. Who would have thought this?!? (insert sarcasm tag here).

According to this article in the Sunday Express, pedophiles are gleaning family and "normal" photos of children from social media postings and sharing them with sexual commentary and discussion.

Once again, social media is only as safe as the level of common sense and privacy that the individuals use (which often isn't much)."
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The Eloi Are Evolving

TchrBabe TchrBabe writes  |  about 6 months ago

TchrBabe (3589445) writes "In a new twist reminiscent of HG Wells "The Time Machine", current children are growing up without the requisite physical skills that you would expect. Instead of playing with toys, the use of tablets, smart phones, and other electronic devices as "teaching aids" and babysitters is limiting their physical dexterity. So by extrapolation, the digital divide could lead to the stratification of society on another level — those who can compute, and those who can "do". Sounds like the Eloi and the Morlocks aren't that far behind."
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Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You...Things You'd Rather Not See

TchrBabe TchrBabe writes  |  about 6 months ago

TchrBabe (3589445) writes "So NYC is now considering equipping it's Health Department inspectors with Google Glass to provide a record of restaurant inspections. Will we now have FOIL access to these behind the scenes videos of our favorite restaurants? Do we even want to see what goes on behind the scenes? "Oh look Mabel, isn't that your cat that went missing?""
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90% Medical Discount...In Egypt

TchrBabe TchrBabe writes  |  about 7 months ago

TchrBabe (3589445) writes "Apparently a "miracle drug" that can cure 90% of HepC patients is available at a 90% discount — but only if you seek treatment in Egypt! Sovaldi, manufactured by Gilead Sciences, costs $1000/day for a 90 day round of treatment in the US. But if you seek treatment in Egypt, the total cost is only $900 for the same time period — $10/day. Even treatment in Germany and the UK is less expensive by thousands of dollars.

So apparently capitalism is alive and well and supported on the backs of the US taxpayers, as those most likely to be affected by HepC are un/under-insured."

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