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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

beerbear Re:Who needs oil? (305 comments)

This comment is just to undo incorrect moderation.

about 5 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

beerbear Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

Surely no true Scotsman would ever endorse minimum wage!

about 8 months ago

Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

beerbear Re:Minesweeper (180 comments)

Then you will wake up into a world where unethical experiments are all the rage.

I see what you did there.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

beerbear Re:Elastic Search (272 comments)

I second this. Easy to set up, easy to use.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Really Short Time Wasters?

beerbear Re:Carpal tunnel prevention break (279 comments)

I've had success using Sharon Butlers book 'Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome' and using ergonomically correct tools (split keyboard, upright mouse) .
Also, a daily session of Intu-Flow works wonders. There's a completely sufficient 'level 1' video series on youtube. Scott Sonnon sometimes comes across as a little....I dunno .... spooky... esoteric...whatever, but this stuff is simple, fun and works.
Do something, you don't want your pain to become chronic, trust me on this.

about 2 years ago

German Laser Destroys Targets More Than 1Km Away

beerbear Re:Pop Corn (338 comments)

If the target were actually a mortar shell, you don't need to vaporize the entire shell and its contents, you merely need to get the laser to access the gooey center of the high-explosive tootsie-pop.

You weapon-nerds with your technical mumbo-jumbo....

about 2 years ago

My favorite New Year's celebration:

beerbear Re:Winter solstice (157 comments)

Your post has intrigued me and I'd like to subscribe to you newsletter.

about 2 years ago

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

beerbear Re:Why would they stop developing weaponry? (384 comments)

And watch while their overseas colonies get destroyed? Seriously, I think China may have to much ownership in US treasures etc to let that happen.

more than 2 years ago

Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

beerbear Re:Illegal ?? Unethical ?? (164 comments)

That sounds like something a KGB bot would say!

more than 2 years ago

The Worst Apple Store In America — An Employee Confession

beerbear Re:THIS IS NOT NEWS! (310 comments)

Is it? I've run businesses and if I know one thing about infidelity insurance it's this: they will not pay out if they can show that you saw it coming.

That sounds suspiciously like you two are agreeing.

more than 2 years ago

Texas Scientists Regret Loss of Higgs Boson Quest

beerbear Re:Destructive experimentation (652 comments)

Great post! Only thing missing is a car analogy!

more than 2 years ago

Return of the Vacuum Tube

beerbear Re:Reel to reels as well (313 comments)

A tube amp alone won't do much. You also have to have a nice cabinet. And a good microphone. And know where to place it. And have some space where you can really turn it up, so the tubes go into overdrive.
With a Line6 pod, you go directly into the console and that's it.

more than 2 years ago

EU Court Rules APIs, Programming Languages Not Copyrightable

beerbear Re:It's now a free for all for all file fomats! Ye (215 comments)

Actually I keep seeing more and more of that around here. Hartz IV may work less badly than other systems, but it does have its problems. Also, once you're homeless, good luck in getting Hartz IV.

more than 2 years ago

NHTSA Suggestion Would Cripple In-Car GPS Displays

beerbear Re:Screen (516 comments)

We had a small tour bus (band) with an integrated XBox. Try driving while a bunch of guys behind you are screaming 'break! break! left! Nooooooo! Attention!', because they're playing a racing game. If you ever need a nice bus in Germany, check out http://www.tourbusse.de/ (just a happy customer)

more than 2 years ago

'IMAX Movie of Body' Allows Stanford Geneticist To Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

beerbear Re:Dr. Fuhrman Cures Type 2 Diabetes... (137 comments)

'we have a simple, easy cure for X but BIG PHARMA suppresses us' is a common line found in pseudo-medicine circles. I still think that healthy nutrition and proper exercise is a good idea, I'm just saying 'we are being oppressed' triggers many alarms.

more than 2 years ago

How Do I Get Back a Passion For Programming?

beerbear Re:Sucks to be you! (516 comments)

That's not scrum, that's torture.

more than 3 years ago


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