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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

avandesande Re:High IQ is largely an accident of birth (561 comments)

No it's not. My parents were intelligent and were discriminating when they picked a partner. How is that an accident?

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Successfully Grow Full Head of Hair On Bald Man

avandesande Re:Actual article link (with more photos) (109 comments)

I don't think the cure is particularly novel either... aren't both psoriasis and arthritis autoimmune disorders?

about 3 months ago
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Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

avandesande Re:Nice looking bike... (345 comments)

Cruiser bikes weigh more, so you would end up sacrificing range to have one... not to mention that cruisers are for going longer distances. I think the bike looks great compared some of the other electrics out there and wouldn't mind having one for around-town if it doesn't cost too much.

about 3 months ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

avandesande Re:Left brain vs. right brain leadership (209 comments)

I would agree with the OP- he didn't 'create' anything, just a different arrangement of paint strokes.

"Good artists copy, great artists steal" ~Picasso

about 3 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

avandesande Re:He picked the wrong moment to support amnesty (932 comments)

It's called cost shifting. Food is cheap but cost of schools, healthcare, prisons (and a host of other things) go up. Nothing is free.

about 3 months ago
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Greenland Is Getting Darker

avandesande Melting snow freezes at night (174 comments)

Melting snow freezes at night making a shiny reflective surface. Have they factored this into their estimates?

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

avandesande Re:Interesting wrinkle (174 comments)

Then the xbox would cost even more....

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

avandesande "A better life" (711 comments)

Really have we sunk this low?

about 3 months ago
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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

avandesande Lay them off (255 comments)

Then you won't have to 'treat' them any more.

about 3 months ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

avandesande Re:Bobby Knight (270 comments)

You beat me to it by a few seconds.... :-) maybe he should hire him as a coach?

about 4 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

avandesande Re:A lot of bits (323 comments)

I can't remember the actual reference but someone figured out just the coordinate data to describe a grain of salt and it was HUGE.....

about 4 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

avandesande A lot of bits (323 comments)

How many bits would it take to describe a human at a molecular level?

about 4 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

avandesande Elliot Rodger was not a Nerd (1198 comments)

Nerds are passionate about things- ER didn't care about anything other than means to bolster his fragile constantly damaged ego.

about 4 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

avandesande Re:Pets? (291 comments)

Not answering your question directly but after having kids I get a kick out of young couples who get dogs or cats to prepare them for having children. It's nothing like having children- not even a little bit.

about 4 months ago
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New Semiconductor Could Improve Vehicle Fuel Economy By 10 Percent

avandesande Re:Straight to the point: (119 comments)

Perfect for /. No point in RTFA....

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

avandesande Time (552 comments)

It's hard to say what her long term prognosis is at this point- it takes weeks or months for swelling to go down and the brain to return to normal and/or rewire itself.

about 4 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

avandesande Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Sure, these kids won't need Microsoft until they get a job. The surface is for corporate folks that need a portable computer to do work and are aware that carrying a laptop will make them look out of touch (pun intended).

about 4 months ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

avandesande Re:Mike Judge is a prophet (355 comments)

I took it as the natural progression of current trends.. more of a commentary on current society.

about 4 months ago

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Stop The Bank Bailouts!

avandesande avandesande writes  |  more than 6 years ago

avandesande (143899) writes "We the undersigned Americans, being part of the 80% of America that did not participate in nor profit from the immense fraud and Ponzi Investment of the last eight years, insist that you, our representatives in Congress, stop trying to bail people out and further sink our economy and Nation into a morass of debt!
We understand that the situation is bad. We "get it" that there are a lot of people who are facing foreclosure. We know that the economy is not doing well, and likely will get worse before it gets better.

I know that finance isn't considered a 'geek' subject, but it is the lifeblood of everything we do. Please educate yourselves on what has been going on the last several years; IMHO it has much to do with what has been happening with the war in Iraq and our right to privacy."

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