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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

TempestRose Re: Not comparable (586 comments)

Actually, once you get out of your mom's basement and take some future wife to a hospital with your child, you'll understand that the hospital does NOT have supplies. There is a laundry list of items you need to bring with, or leave her and buy. Leaving her to buy things will NOT be acceptable. Also, his point was more to the "cleanup" process and "40 minutes" to the hospital. If you were doing anything other than talking out your ass, you'd realize it takes quite some time to remove skunk smell from your person. Hours, if not days. I doubt the hospital would let you into the maternity ward smelling strongly of skunk, with x very pregnant women there, who throw up at the smell of a freshly brewed pot of delicious coffee, much less mercaptans. Speaking mostly from experience of having had two kids with a VERY easy-going-pregnancy wife, I am pretty certain that I can say on jackspenn's behalf, her words were something along the line of "HURRY THE FUCK UP AND KILL IT!!! MY WATER JUST BROKE AND WE HAVE A 40 MINUTE FUCKING DRIVE TO THE FUCKING HOSPITAL!!!

Call me once you have the slightest clue...

2 days ago

Why Don't Open Source Databases Use GPUs?

TempestRose Re:Something something online sorting (241 comments)

No one is saying it's gonna help with 320 GB of raw data. Clearly it will not. Where it might help is with recomputing the 27 different cubes the various business units want. Every day. Open your eyes. No one says this is for everyone. It has targeted uses. 1 use: recomputing compute-heavy cubes. Every Day. With pricing data, I would think your bosses would be sporting particularly large woodies, just dreaming about the realtime info they could be getting, oh, perhaps every hour even? Lots o' opportunity for floating point calcs there, no? Or are they just collecting the data? Hmm, did I just give away a business idea? Screw it. Contact me and throw me .1% when you make it real. Hell , hire me to help you make it real.

about 9 months ago

Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

TempestRose Re:multiply (308 comments)

Card Revoked.
Back to the future? Buehler?

about a year ago

Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox Suffers Serious Attack, Instawallet Offline

TempestRose Re:Is it? (388 comments)

I'm admittedly guessing here, but you're basically saying that the only person / group who is able to perform this attack would actually have to be so rich that they wouldn't need to perform this attack?

Or, they might be extremely rich and simply decide to destroy the Bitcoin currency for some personal reason? ( hate, jealousy, lack of control, whatever...)

I think I can live with that. This person/group would then also be able to destabilize most other currencies in the world, possibly even China, US and EU currencies?

about a year and a half ago

Russian Meteor Likely an Apollo Asteroid Chunk

TempestRose Re:Ummm... (67 comments)

I woulda given you a funny if you hadn't posted anon....

about a year and a half ago

Asteroid Apophis Just Got Bigger

TempestRose Re:So... (182 comments)

That was absolutely HORRIBLE, and yet I found myself laughing my ass off. Thank you....

about a year and a half ago

Asteroid Apophis Just Got Bigger

TempestRose Re:So... (182 comments)

Bah, Timeline, Shmimeline. Q promised he'd come back for me when I asked!

about a year and a half ago

Asteroid Apophis Just Got Bigger

TempestRose Re:So... (182 comments)

Speak for yourself. I plan to live forever.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

TempestRose Re:You don't (683 comments)

Bingo. No matter WHAT you do, you have almost zero chance of success.

Any programmer who, in this day and age, writes code as you describe, is DOING IT ON PURPOSE to extend their "worth" to the company, by being obtuse.

I feel your pain, but unless you are really close friends with this person, or can BECOME very close friends, I think you're SOL.

So actually, now that I just thought of it, you could become close friends with the dinosaur, and THEN, perhaps, guide him/her?
Good luck my friend...

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?

TempestRose Re:VMware is very easy (361 comments)

Actually, in my personal experience, virtualbox sucks ass running inside win 7 64 pro.
I purchased parallels and am MUCH happier with it. Not that parallels is perfect either, but it sure as hell is more stable.

virtualbox crashed guests regularly and the host on occasion.

Just my 2 cents...

about 2 years ago

Slashdot Asks: Are You Preparing For Hurricane Sandy?

TempestRose Re:yeah (232 comments)

The only people who misinterpreted that were the dolts who do NOT leave when are clearly told to, and the ones who go out and buy 5 dozen eggs, 4 gallons of milk, and 27 loaves of bread when they ARE told to. I got you just fine.

about 2 years ago

Light Bulb Ban Produces Hoarding In EU, FUD In U.S.

TempestRose Re:All Edison's fault (1080 comments)

He's using standard bulbs for the heat AND light. Will have to use the much more expensive, MUCH more fragile brooder/heat lamps from now on. Or go stock up!

about 2 years ago

Roundup Tolerant GM Maize Linked To Tumor Development

TempestRose Re:Did they study the health effects of starving? (356 comments)

FYI, Roundup is a herbicide. It kills plants, not bugs.
Also, I think the last time this came up, itwas said that it isn't actually the roundup chemical that gets into the food, it's one of the carrier chemicals that persists.
Or am I remembering wrong?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech For a Sailing Ship?

TempestRose Re:EPIRB (340 comments)

Just as a reminder, as another poster said, whatever brand you do buy, be sure you can easily get replacement parts or units in your target ports.

about 2 years ago

Genetically Engineering Babies a Moral Obligation, Says Ethicist

TempestRose Re:Zero'th Law? (840 comments)

God Damnit. LNNW = LYNW Frickin Gin...

more than 2 years ago

Genetically Engineering Babies a Moral Obligation, Says Ethicist

TempestRose Zero'th Law? (840 comments)

Sorry for bringing fiction into Real Life, but wouldn't the good of ALL humanity outweigh the good of the individual human? Seriously. Asimov made a good play for a zero'th law. ( Yeah, bah, I'm too lazy to go look up how he wrote it. Bite me. ) Is this TRULY what we want? Everyone choosing what is best for THEIR children, at the cost of what is best for humanity? Travolta, you need to build an organization, QUICKLY, to make sure that custom babies are blown to bits, preferably with LNNW ( no more ball bearings!), just to be sure. You know? Olivaw to the Rescue!!! Olivaw for President!!! (For the humour impaired, get a clue. )

more than 2 years ago

NASA Testing Supersonic X-51A Jet Tomorrow

TempestRose Austin's chances this time around? (214 comments)

I hope Steve has a better bail-out option this time around. All I've seen so far are some half assed bionic eyes, unless the OSS is keeping the best for their own agents... No running at this point baby!

more than 2 years ago



Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest

TempestRose TempestRose writes  |  about a year and a half ago

TempestRose (1187397) writes "Tobey didn’t want to go through the advanced imaging technology X-ray machines, or so-called nude body scanners, that were cropping up at airports nationwide. Instead, when it was his turn to be screened, he was going to opt for an intrusive pat-down, and removed most of his clothing in the process.

Is there yet hope for this country?"

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Fire retardants as problem chemicals?

TempestRose TempestRose writes  |  about 2 years ago

TempestRose (1187397) writes "First: Hope the link works for all. It did for me in Chrome.
Second: If you could buy furniture that was free of chemical additives of any kind, especially fire retardants (cotton batting only, say),
whether or not it can be proved that those chemicals can get into your kids and guests, and you, and do harm:
Would you go out of your way to buy them?
Go out of your way to replace them?

The wife and I have already removed all plastic food containers from our house that might be used when reheating food, just to be safe.
No Plastic anymore in the microwave or oven. Glass only.
Yeah, yeah, better safe than sorry.

What do you all think?

Cripes, I raise chickens. Should I start putting the feathers into all of our couches (RTFA)?

Seriously, any cogent thoughts on fire retardent chems and household exposure?"

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