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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

adric22 Ugh - The "classic" control panel is the best. (347 comments)

Literally, when I go into the standard control panel for Windows 7 I can't find anything useful. All of the settings I need to change require going to the classic control panel.

about 2 months ago
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

adric22 I've never understood gambling. (59 comments)

I guess because I'm good with math, statistics, and the law of probability. It doesn't take a genius to realize gambling is 100% certain to cause you to go broke. Even if on occasion you win a large amount, the over all trend is always to lose money.

about a month ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

adric22 If they are automating tech support, then good. (236 comments)

If those are tech support jobs, then they might as well automate them. The best I can tell those workers they hire over there have essentially no skills in the products they are supporting. They basically just read what the computer screen tells them to say or ask. As a customer, I'd honestly rather be talking to a machine as it would give me the same answers but might actually be at little easier to understand.

about 2 months ago
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NIF Compresses Diamonds With 50 Million Atmospheres of Pressure

adric22 There is only one "Solar system" (81 comments)

I see that mistake so often. It should be "star system" because only our star system is called "Solar system" because our star is called Sol.

about 5 months ago
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Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

adric22 Re:FOOL Cells is what they are (216 comments)

First off, a fuel cell vehicle IS IN FACT an electric car.. just instead of a big battery it uses a fuel cell. So, the Tesla is a very valid comparison being it is the same price and still an electric car.

about 6 months ago
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Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

adric22 FOOL Cells is what they are (216 comments)

So for $70,000 why would I want to buy this car versus a Tesla Model S? Or two Chevy Volts?

about 6 months ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

adric22 This really does work to their advantage (211 comments)

Right now they have virtually zero real competition. On the other side, many people are still afraid of electric cars for one reason or another. And by helping the market expand, it will help their own brand succeed too.

about 6 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

adric22 I'm very, VERY pro-gun (584 comments)

And I have no problem with these smart guns for anyone who wants to buy one. In fact, I could see advantages for these guns under certain circumstances if I was in situations where there was a risk my gun would be taken away from me in a struggle. However, personally I would not want one of these. The main reason being that it is another point of possible failure or breakdown that could keep my gun from firing in the event I need to use it. When people need to use a gun in self-defense they usually have less than a second to make that decision and pull the trigger. THere is no time to be fiddling with some gizmo or something that might prevent the gun from firing.

about 6 months ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

adric22 Re:what happens when the batters wears out? (398 comments)

While it is true, if you keep the car long enough you'll eventually need a new battery. The battery warranty is for 8 years, or 10 years in some states. Nissan hasn't released a price for a replacement pack. Most experts believe the battery costs around $5,000 currently. But it will probably be half that price by the time you need to replace it. On the flip side, the electric car requires almost no regular maintenance like your CR-V does. And when you do replace the battery, the car should be good to go for another 10 years because the rest of the car should last much longer than a gasoline car.

about 8 months ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

adric22 Re:Bullshit Made Up Language (512 comments)

As somebody who studies language - I agree. You can't make analogies in the first place without a functional language. And if you have a functional language, why make up analogies? And seriously, how can the communicate complex ideas? Can you imagine them trying to write a book explaining microprocessor design?

about 9 months ago
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Back To the Moon — In Four Years

adric22 Lets divert some military funds (292 comments)

You know just 1% of our military budget diverted to NASA could do amazing things.. imagine if we diverted half of that budget!

about 9 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

adric22 They're probably mixing up Astronomy and Astrology (625 comments)

I hear people constantly get those two words mixed up. Obviously they sound similar, but have quite different meanings. I'd be surprised if that many people really believed astrology was a science.

about 10 months ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

adric22 Re:Not as bad as the reviews made it seem (178 comments)

I too do not understand why the PC Jr did not sell better. It had graphics and sound that were way better than everything else in the PC-compatible industry at the time and the Tandy 1000 carried on the video and sound systems for several years and were still better. I've recently been playing with DOSBox and set the system type to "tandy" and have played some of my old favorite games and I've been pleasantly surprised how good they look and sound compared to a similar system of the time with CGA or even EGA.

about a year ago
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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

adric22 Bullets are still made of metal (414 comments)

So what if your gun is undetectable. Bullets are still made of metal and will show up on Xray and metal detectors. But even these 3D printed guns have small bits of metal in them for the firing pin.

1 year,9 days
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Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC

adric22 I'd rather the money go for a Mars mission. (263 comments)

I mean particle physics is cool, but it doesn't do anything for the human spirit of exploration like a mission to Mars would.

about a year ago
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Without Plutonium, Deep-Space Probe Missions May Sputter Out

adric22 Just watch the movie UHF (268 comments)

Apparently Philo gives the secret of how to make plutonium from common household objects.

about a year ago
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Sony & Panasonic Plan Next-Gen 300 GB Optical Discs By the End of 2015

adric22 Re:It has to be more reliable than DVDs (289 comments)

I'm in the same camp. Especially when doing a monthly backup, I don't really care how long it takes to write. I just want to make sure when it comes time to read it that it works. The only success I ever had was with DVD-RAM, especially the ones in the caddy cartridges. Of course, 4GB just won't cut it today. Off the shelf DVD-R was a joke. Sometimes the discs would work for a few weeks before developing errors, even if stored in a jewel case in a dark, cool room, with no humidity.

about a year ago

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