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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

Velocir Ambien! (552 comments)

Try giving her Ambien. It has been very successful with vegetative-state stroke victims (I know she's not vegetative). It's pretty amazing how well it works.

about 5 months ago
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Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?

Velocir Re:Obligatory South Park (785 comments)

My point was that dolphins can drown.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?

Velocir Re:Obligatory South Park (785 comments)

A fishing net is not harmful to dolphins until humans pull it out of the water.

Except that dolphins need to surface to breathe.

more than 3 years ago
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Japanese Robot Picks Only the Ripest Strawberries

Velocir Re:Too slow. (202 comments)

Agreed - way too slow. I worked picking raspberries and boysenberries a few years ago, and if I'd taken 9 seconds per berry I'd have been fired within hours. I'd have been averaging about 50 berries per minute. I'm not sure how many cars per library of congress that is...

more than 3 years ago
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How To Profit From Planetary-Scale Computing

Velocir Re:Trading is competitive (178 comments)

I could do it once I've conquered the world...

more than 3 years ago
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Physicists Discover How To Teleport Energy

Velocir Re:Hmm (365 comments)

The games weren't easy... From what I remember most of them involved torturous pseudodeath if you lost...

more than 4 years ago
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Physicists Discover How To Teleport Energy

Velocir Re:Hmm (365 comments)

Fear? Why? You don't want to play games for the rest of your life?

more than 4 years ago
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Huge ISS Science Report Released

Velocir Re:Size means little if the nutritional value is l (87 comments)

Um, no. Size is a factor, but it's not the only factor by any means, nor even the main one. Sun exposure, proximity to the trunk/main stem, number of other fruit on the same plant, and water available also have major effects on the the amount of sugar in each individual fruit.

about 5 years ago
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Study Finds Delinquent Behavior Among Boys Is "Contagious"

Velocir Re:warning! (245 comments)

*Right-wing hat* Yes! And society should also not waste any money on people with incurable/terminal illnesses, or people with physical or mental impairments. */Right-wing hat*

more than 5 years ago
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Study Finds Delinquent Behavior Among Boys Is "Contagious"

Velocir Re:warning! (245 comments)

Citation needed.

more than 5 years ago
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Lightning Strikes Delay Shuttle Launch

Velocir Re:Better Idea (50 comments)

Why is this modded Funny instead of Informative?

more than 5 years ago
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On Realism and Virtual Murder

Velocir Re:The decrease in violence is the real key (473 comments)

America's Army made you 'train' with some weapons before you could play. This included things like pulling the firing handle and clearing jams. Basically it was a pain in the ass. I am all for realism in games - one of the reasons I don't play MMOs like WoW is because the combat and movement/collision are so unrealistic - but things like simulating the annoying parts of firearm use just aren't fun.

more than 5 years ago
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When it comes to the Swine Flu, I am ...

Velocir Re:Missing option: (604 comments)

But then you just keep sailing around 'til one opens again :)

more than 5 years ago
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Future Astronauts May Survive On Eating Silkworms

Velocir Re:Mulberry Trees (384 comments)

The country next to Korea is Japan. Home of such things as kamikaze and even, bonsai.

more than 5 years ago
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Is a 'Katrina-Like' Space Storm Brewing?

Velocir Cool. (356 comments)

We in NZ get to watch Space Katrina tear apart Space Louisiana from a safe distance.

more than 5 years ago
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Distributed "Nuclear Batteries" the New Infrastructure Answer?

Velocir Re:Critical (611 comments)

Maya [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.I.A._(artist)] is the Earth Goddess? This explains everything!

more than 5 years ago
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Meteorite Destroys Warehouse In Auckland, NZ

Velocir Re:Total BS. (278 comments)

I was walking home from Christmas in the Park in a large group of people on Park Rd when I saw it, between 22:00 and 22:20. It was in line with the road. It was heading towards Ponsonby - away from the Domain. If you extend the line made by Park Rd, you arrive at the corner of Mackelvie St (which is the real spelling; poor editing in the 'article') and Ponsonby Rd. Fricken awesome!

more than 5 years ago

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Velocir Velocir writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Velocir writes "I've noticed that whenever I get Moderator points there will be few-to-no stories that I am interested in, or know about, enough to fairly moderate. Quite often this results in my precious, hard-earned points going to waste, which always frustrates me. Is there anyone out there who can explain this odd iteration of Murphy's Law?"

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