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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

airdrummer damn right! (130 comments)

i prefer foam: all the aroma & taste, less filling;-) as close to a beer slurpee as u can get...

4 days ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

airdrummer definitely! (232 comments)

physical knobs should be mandated for basic functions as a safety issue! where the FUCK is NHTSA???

about a week ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

airdrummer rilly... (232 comments)

i can't understand how the feds allow this kind of driver distraction, let alone the ridiculous level of integration into the basic functionality of the ca:-\

the wife's given up pairing her phone to her honda:-\

about a week ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

airdrummer sync unintuitive (232 comments)

a friend hasn't figured out how to pair her phone to her focus yet, so i'd say sync's unintuitive...

this is good news 4 ford...i may now consider buying one;-)

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

airdrummer freedom 2 b a moron (1039 comments)

as a parent myself, i am sympathetic to parents' rights, but if someone refuses to vaccinate their children, schools should refuse to allow them in.

about a week ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

airdrummer portal to portal? (378 comments)

no, they're wrong: the portal is on the far side of the screening

about a week ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

airdrummer ...looked at porn as a minor? (378 comments)

ftfy: looked at porn_of_a minor

about a week ago
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Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading

airdrummer what about the defamation lawsuit against cosby? (186 comments)

apparently defending against accusations by denying them, implicitly calling the accuser a liar, isn't protected by the 1st amendment;-\

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

otoh, it's a clever ploy to drag him into court & examine alleged crimes after the statute of limitation has passed...or should we now retroactively prosecute?

about a week ago
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Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading

airdrummer what i've been saying all along... (186 comments)

the 2nd amendment obviously applies: "arms" are not limited to the 18th century definition, and ITAR defines s/w as arms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

the 1st amendment protects the expression of code: see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
as well as the 2nd: "keeping" arms, but to "bear" arms means using them: code must be executed on h/w, so the 2nd amendment protects the right to jailbreak (if u r not root, u don't really possess ur h/w;-) and execute anything you want.

i don't see how this could be any clearer. of course this makes the implementation of asimov's 3 laws problematic...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about a week ago
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The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting

airdrummer so star trek wasn't so silly... (63 comments)

and the universe is filled with english-speaking humanoids;-)

about 5 months ago
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Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe

airdrummer @last! (214 comments)

tom swift jr can finally create his repelatron!-)

about 5 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

airdrummer Re:"we'll just pull the plug" (564 comments)

i'm reminded of the scene where the m-5 fries the redshirt in the hallway;-)

" Soon, however, it begins to act independently of its human masters, tapping directly into the warp engines for its power and erecting a force field to protect itself."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt07...

about 5 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

airdrummer unintended acceleration:-P (865 comments)

a friend who worked @ nhtsa told me the audi investigation showed gas pedals mangled by the operators, who insisted they were braking;-\

about 7 months ago
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One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983

airdrummer 4got2mention (230 comments)

that was a cdc 6400 in 1968

about 8 months ago
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One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983

airdrummer ah, those were the daze;-) (230 comments)

i started on punchcards in college on a cdc mainframe: drop the deck in the tray outside the machine room, operator periodically runs them, puts the output in the out tray, hours later...

i improved my turnaround by dating 1 of the operators;-)

about 8 months ago

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today is sweater day!

airdrummer airdrummer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

airdrummer writes "In honor of what would have been Mister Rogers' 80th birthday on March 20, Mr. McFeely has a special request:

"We're asking everyone everywhere — from Pittsburgh to Paris — to wear their favorite sweater on that day," he asks in his best speedy delivery voice. "It doesn't have to have a zipper down the front like the one Mister Rogers wore on the program, it just has to be special to you."

But wait, there's more...http://www.fci.org/NeighborDays/sweater.asp"
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Ethanol Study Has Dire

airdrummer airdrummer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

airdrummer writes "why i have algore-aphobia;-}

'Green' Fuel May Damage The Bay

A surge in the demand for ethanol — touted as a greener alternative to gasoline — could have a serious environmental downside for the Chesapeake Bay, because more farmers growing corn could mean more pollution washing off farm fields, a new study warned yesterday. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic le/2007/07/16/AR2007071601845_pf.html print version doesn't seem 2 require registration"

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