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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

Tetetrasaurus Wrong. Best Idea Ever! (168 comments)

Most of /. sorely needs this device. They can't see the keys on their keyboard because of the cheetos buildup.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Tetetrasaurus Re:Cue the Deniers (360 comments)

No no, the Republican Congress will just pass a law mandating the destruction of all thermometers. Problem solved!

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Tetetrasaurus Re:My company bought a Google Glass (141 comments)

Calm down, google fanboi, it is within the realm of possibility that google makes a product that isn't very good. But I acknowledge your one-liner quick retort is noted down in the annals of useless responses.

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Tetetrasaurus My company bought a Google Glass (141 comments)

...and it's sitting in a box in the corner, having failed to adequately meet the needs of any of our ideas to use it with our products. And we really tried too. Epic fail.

about two weeks ago
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IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

Tetetrasaurus They want frightened slaves (484 comments)

Keep people in fear of losing their job at any time so they are forced to act grateful for any low wage and position an employer deigns to give them. Fuck the people responsible for this legislation.

about two weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

Tetetrasaurus Re:Reshaped as a tool. Good (509 comments)

Obvious comment about obviousness is obvious.

about three weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

Tetetrasaurus Reshaped as a tool. Good (509 comments)

Anonymous has essentially become an additional tool of our foreign policy, now taking entirely noncontroversial stands that no longer conflict with law enforcement goals domestically and internationally. However it came about, the players responsible for co-opting and focusing this (bowel) movement of computer-savvy brats should be commended and given raises. Good job guys, you took a bunch of professed budding anarchists, stopped them from throwing away their futures, and made them useful. And you did it all on the down-low.

about three weeks ago
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For the First Time In 3 Years, Investments In Renewable Energy Increased

Tetetrasaurus Re: Huh? (134 comments)

Yet I have read how cheap oil is threatening the future of the fracking boom.

about three weeks ago
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Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser

Tetetrasaurus Enlighten me (159 comments)

How does North Korea have anyone talented enough to write such software or carry out all these sophisticated attacks? Do they recruit educated people from the south or abroad with the promise of unlimited hookers, blow, cash, and total insulation from international laws? Be as black hat as you wanna be as long as you do this for us?

about three weeks ago
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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

Tetetrasaurus Re:No such thing in real gambling (340 comments)

"Think of the robot as the house, it might not win everytime but it always wins in the long run."

Yet many many cardsharks make a good living off of gambling, precisely because they know when to walk away, and when to exploit a good hand by betting "all in". If the computer starts off with, say, $10000 on a $5 limit table, then I'd agree with you eventually it would always come out on top. But as you even up that ratio, the odds of "always" start to drop, to where the player's skill makes it a toss up.

about three weeks ago
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How Close Are We To Engineering the Climate?

Tetetrasaurus Re:These people scare me (319 comments)

Doubtful that the US will ever fall behind, because the US is becoming the international country destination of choice for the very people bringing China into the modern age. The US is going to no longer be majority white in a decade or two, which is a very big statement about how its role and identity is changing. The US is being remade as China remakes itself. Thanks China, for choosing the dollar so far and for investing big over here!

about three weeks ago
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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

Tetetrasaurus No such thing in real gambling (340 comments)

The computer cannot win every hand, which means it must lose some hands. Since it cannot control how large the bet gets, and in real gambling there is no such thing as infinite reserves, then the computer is still subject to the same worries the pros have: whether you can weather the losses and not go bankrupt long enough for your skill to have you come out on top eventually.

about three weeks ago
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The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools

Tetetrasaurus Re:In other words, it's a Utility. (117 comments)

"And you have yet to address even one of my observations." You made no observations other than "you can't compare them" when you can easily, but you have completely ignored my observations twice now.

I notice you do this a lot, ignore what people are saying that is very relevant, while claiming the same is being done to you when it's not. It's not conducive to good dialogue.

about three weeks ago
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The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools

Tetetrasaurus Re:In other words, it's a Utility. (117 comments)

Nice dodge. What you are trying to imply is that somehow this costs a lot more than say Comcast does. It doesn't. And you get far better service in every single way as I said, with many unique features not even offered by the big ISPs. If you don't think there is a basis for comparison then you don't understand networking in general, and you'd only say that anyway because you know in a comparison that the Georgia system wins hands down, as would any municipal ISP.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Tetetrasaurus Re:islam (1350 comments)

First deepest post!

about three weeks ago
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The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools

Tetetrasaurus Re:In other words, it's a Utility. (117 comments)

What's your link speed? ping? Do you have a bandwidth cap? What's your monthly rate for internet? What's your uptime%? How's your customer service? This system beats any internet service anyone has inside the USA, save for other municipalities who have also made their own ISPs.

about three weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

Tetetrasaurus Re:Earth not _turning_ slower, but already is slow (289 comments)

Leap seconds were applied yearly in the 70's mostly at the same exact date, as I said. However since 2000 we've only had three leap seconds at random times like you said. This actually implies that the Earth is either speeding up, which we know is not the case, or the rate of slowing of rotation has gone down. Interesting.

about three weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

Tetetrasaurus Re:Earth not _turning_ slower, but already is slow (289 comments)

Earth is slowing down, but that's not what this leap second is for, it's for the speed that the Earth has been turning already. That's why it's applied at regular intervals, but doesn't get larger. If it was applied at regular intervals, but got larger and larger, or was applied at smaller and smaller intervals, then it would be because Earth was slowing down.

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

Tetetrasaurus Re:And on a local level... (560 comments)

"rivulets per minute" was the Imperial unit of measure for temperature back then, or the number of rivulets of sweat running down the King's brow.

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

Tetetrasaurus Re:noooo (560 comments)

If that were the case then we'd be just fine leaving it in pools near the plants as we have been for the last 65 years. But since that's not the case, and even the crap from the first nuke plants is still hot and will be, we went through the whole Yucca mountain debacle to try and store it all. I assume you know how successful that was. The fact is we have no long term solution, and we have no solid ideas for one.

And this ignores the whole problem of the plant going Fukushima on us. That's a statistical certainty, with frequency increasing with the number of plants.

about a month ago

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