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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

Type44Q Brilliant idea... (70 comments)

Regulatory capture: it'll end up getting controlled by the very entities it's supposed to be controlling: robots, like the other Federal Commissions... :p

about two weeks ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

Type44Q Re:Drop vs. Scratch (207 comments)

Less likely to be dropped; more likely to get knocked against hard objects.

about two weeks ago
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First Intel 14nm Broadwell Core M Benchmarks Unveiled

Type44Q Re:At $281, a bit expensive for a tablet CPU (51 comments)

Comparing high-end mobile x86 chips to ARM is comparing apples to oranges. Don't agree? Look at the transistor counts.

about three weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Type44Q Too complicated... (364 comments)

Too complicated with too many ways to circumvent the restrictions. Suspend their fucking license for thirty days (first offense) if caught using anything but GPS or MP3 apps while driving, six months for the second offense, two years for the third offense, five years for the fourth and permanent revocation for the fifth.

about three weeks ago
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Toyota and Tesla May Work Together Again

Type44Q I know! (51 comments)

So what exactly will this joint project be?

Refitting the Model S with an Atkinson cycle engine so that its range doesn't suck...

I kid, I kid! :p

about three weeks ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

Type44Q Re:Well? (427 comments)

Well, do they?

Only if we can frack with sequestered CO2 instead of precious H2O...

about three weeks ago
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US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

Type44Q Re:fracking is NOT new (191 comments)

Fracking itself may not be new... but it wasn't used on a scale anywhere even close to what we're seeing now... until the advent of directional drilling, which definitely is new. And it can be argued that drilling long narrow tunnels laterally through layers of shale is far less disruptive and risky than the recent trend of pumping millions of gallons of fresh water, diesel, propane, proprietary mixes of mysterious synthetic substances into the ground beneath our pastures and farmland.

So, while the media may have missed a few technical details in their coverage, it's definitely a moot point.

about three weeks ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Type44Q Re:Defund (142 comments)

The question is ... is it legal?

If you can't find a prosecutor willing to investigate and press charges, it's a meaningless question.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Type44Q Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

You lay down, go to sleep, and wake up on the other side of the world.

A month later. In Shenzhen. Missing a kidney. And your asshole's sore...

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Type44Q Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

Airlines can cram 4 times as many people on a single flight, airfare costs half as much

Airlines' net profits increase twenty-fold (FTFY). :p

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Type44Q Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

However the poor can not and once you get so many people pressed together they fight.

The solution is simple: load them up with tranquilizers/sedatives and stack 'em in like cordwood. ;)

about three weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

Type44Q Re:news for nerds? (215 comments)

You can believe all the fluffy stories that is because of the "hatred for freedom" or that we in Europe are all anti-semitic

But... but... we want to drink the Kool-Aid; it tastes so much better...

about three weeks ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

Type44Q Re:Predators become Parasites? (85 comments)

And I do not even want to think about what it might have instead of the standard tapeworms.

Spelunking fecalphiliacs armed with SCUBA gear?

about a month ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

Type44Q Where again? (85 comments)

indicates that the animal was still growing when it died

And this was found in South America? I only ask 'cause it sounds like it would have fit right in in Oklahoma... :p

about a month ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

Type44Q Re:Why do you participate? (226 comments)

We've all been Leonard

Did you act like you were into chicks, all the while making a huge blip on the gadar screen??

about a month ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Type44Q Re:Like DRM? (448 comments)

Why use technology, instead of common sense?

Seriously, how much usefulness are T.P.T.B. going to be able to milk Isis for, if they're armed with nothing more than the standard complement of AK's, RPG's and a light division of goats??

Now, however, they're equipped for some serious game-changing newsworthiness...

about a month ago
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Can ISO 29119 Software Testing "Standard" Really Be a Standard?

Type44Q Which Michael Bolton? (152 comments)

Michael Bolton explains "rent-seeking"

The no-talent ass clown known for his God-awful "music" or the one who hates him??

about a month ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

Type44Q Re:Regulation, regulation, regulation (253 comments)

dad..., er, I mean, government

I hope to hell your dad didn't engage in the same kind of activities that government is so well-known for...!

about a month ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Type44Q Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

...Russia's only viable winter port for the Russian fleet.

Russia's only viable winter port for access to the Mediterranean and Atlantic - they've got Vladivostok for year-round access to the Pacific.

about a month ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Type44Q Re:The Future! (613 comments)

THIS is the reason why Linux will never be a mainstream desktop.

Yep! and I'll add: if human beings don't stop competing with each other, we'll never become the dominant lifeform on the planet...

:p

about a month ago

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The release candidate for Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" is out

Type44Q Type44Q writes  |  about 2 years ago

Type44Q (1233630) writes "Well, the latest edition of Mint is finally here (the release candidate, anyway); according to The Linux Mint Blog, "For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We’re very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we’re very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14.""
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