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Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

Zontar The Mindless Re:jaws (71 comments)

2. Kiel.

1. Yes.

about 1 month ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

Zontar The Mindless Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (274 comments)

You would actually buy a phone that does not support any form of removable storage? That would be a show-stopper for me.

about 1 month ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

Zontar The Mindless Re:It's not "buss" - its bus. (124 comments)

I responded to the post to which I was responding. Cheers.

about 1 month ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

Zontar The Mindless Re:It's not "buss" - its bus. (124 comments)

Yes, but that happened in Mediaeval French when une norenge got misspelt as une orenge, well before the word passed into English (and similarly into Dutch, as oranje). By comparison, Spanish and Hungarian have naranja and narancs, respectively.

about 1 month ago
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Shot in the back, in self-defense

Zontar The Mindless Slightly heartened... (16 comments)

...that at least one other person on the planet appears to be troubled by this.

about 1 month ago
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Apple Acquires "Pandora For Books" Booklamp For $15 Million

Zontar The Mindless Re:Danger: toad in hat! (26 comments)

Oy! Rule #1 regarding the harmonic space toads is that we don't talk about the harmonic space toads.

about 1 month ago
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Gimme Gimme Penicillin!

Zontar The Mindless Re:I bet he ate the marmot himself.... (3 comments)

For that matter, who in their right mind gives their dog pork chop bones? Even if there's no meat left on them, they're great for making soup.

about 1 month ago
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Best AC of the Week ^H^H^H^H Month:

Zontar The Mindless Not So Impressed (1 comments)

Although the attempt showed character.

about 1 month ago
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Property is Moral Opposite of Liberty

Zontar The Mindless Re:How things become property (10 comments)

Which leads us to... oh dear, pretty much where we are right now. Because there's no such thing as "free for the taking"; everything costs something to someone, somewhere.

The notion that at things can be taken from nature without any cost is (IMO) the central and fatal flaw underlying unbridled capitalism. See David Harvey, The Enigma of Capital.

about 1 month ago
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Property is Moral Opposite of Liberty

Zontar The Mindless Re:Sophomoric (10 comments)

Who out there advocates such a thing, except at a dorm room bull session after four bong hits?

Only four? A lightweight, obviously.

about a month ago
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GMO Corn Can Cause Damage to Liver and Kidneys, and Severe Hormonal Disruption

Zontar The Mindless Fucking scary shit (4 comments)

Thanks for sharing... I think...

about a month ago
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You know what happens when you play that Rock and Roll Music?

Zontar The Mindless Play that funky music, white boy (2 comments)

Get down and boogie and play that funky music till you die!

about a month ago
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On 4th of July:

Zontar The Mindless Re:A Day That Shall Live In Infamy (340 comments)

It was a long time later before the idea of getting rid of slavery came up.

Yeah, in Vermont, it took all of about a year.

about 1 month ago
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On 4th of July:

Zontar The Mindless Re: The 4th of December? (340 comments)

1761: england declares slavery not legal (in england). 1766: the slave owning colonies break away from the freedom loving ones (which become canada) before the idea spreads. Truth.

Vermont's state constitution forbids slavery and was adopted in 1777.

Several other rebel colonies declared themselves free even before independence was formally gained.

During the Revolutionary War, Britain transported slaves of loyalists to other British colonies. (The slaves were not emancipated.)

There was a British court decision in 1763, but it was not binding overall, seems to have been pretty widely ignored by other British courts at the time, and the matter would not be settled in the British Empire for several more decades.

You also managed to get both dates wrong. Nice going.

about 1 month ago

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UN, IPCC Report: "Nobody Left Untouched" By Climate Change

Zontar The Mindless Zontar The Mindless writes  |  about 5 months ago

Zontar The Mindless (9002) writes "A major new report from the UN states that the impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible." Scientists and officials who've been meeting this past week in Yokohama, Japan say this represents the most comprehensive assessment of the world-wide impacts of climate change to date. Up until now, natural systems have absorbed most of the effects of human-induced climate change, but this is beginning to change, with humans set to experience these effects more directly. Quoth the BBC:

This is the second of a series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) due out this year that outlines the causes, effects and solutions to global warming. This latest Summary for Policymakers document highlights the fact that the amount of scientific evidence on the impacts of warming has almost doubled since the last report in 2007.

The report's summary says that rising temperatures will mount threats to our health, homes, food, and safety. This report is the second in a series expected this year from the IPCC discussing causes, effects, and possible solutions to global warming."
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MySQL 5.5.0 Released

Zontar The Mindless Zontar The Mindless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Zontar The Mindless writes "Despite all the recent excitement over MySQL, some folks have actually continued to write code, do QA and testing, write documentation, and all that other boring, mind-the-store stuff that people working in software projects generally do. The result is MySQL Server 5.5.0-m2; the "m2" tag means that it's the second milestone from the development trunk, code-named "Betony". This release can be considered beta quality; if you run into any bugs, please report them here.

This release incorporates the changes addressing scalability and performance issues and exploits advances in hardware and CPU design made in MySQL 5.4 (which isn't being developed any further). There's some shiny new goodies in "m2" as well, including: support for a semi-synchronous replication interface; support for the SQL standard SIGNAL and RESIGNAL statements; several enhancements to XML functionality, including a new LOAD XML statement; many new improvements in user-defined partitioning, including better support for date-based partitioning and partition pruning; and version 1.0.5 of the InnoDB plugin.

More info about MySQL 5.5.0-m2 is available in the changelog.

Download and enjoy!"

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