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Doomsday Clock Could Move

blogagog World's Worst Clock (144 comments)

That clock is worse than the one in Windows that tells you how long it will take to install something.

3 days ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

blogagog May? (448 comments)

"...if cable companies are finally forced to unbundle their services it may actually result in higher prices and worse service." Here's my alternate opinion: If cable companies are finally forced to unbundle their services it may actually result in LOWER prices and BETTER service. Who knows for sure? I say we force them to do it and find out.

about three weeks ago
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Extreme Heat Knocks Out Internet In Australia

blogagog Plan ahead (103 comments)

I used to work for an ISP in very hot Texas, but we planned ahead. We kept all of our servers indoors so they were out of the heat. It's a really good idea. I think everyone should do it.

about three weeks ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

blogagog technology is cyclical (278 comments)

I'm getting a 10" black and white TV

about three weeks ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

blogagog gain fat (234 comments)

"when people cool their bedrooms from 75 degrees to 66 degrees, they gain brown fat..." I don't really want to gain fat of any color. I'm pretty good at that no matter the temperature.

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

blogagog close! (252 comments)

"Volek continued, "People believe 'you are what you eat,' but in reality, you are what you save from what you eat."
No, you are what you CREATE from what you eat.

about 2 months ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

blogagog Strange that this is news (669 comments)

It is strange that this is news since the Pope in the 1960s said the same thing.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares

blogagog Clearly Global Warming (46 comments)

Recent computer models predicted that increased CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere would cause catastrophic sunspots. Yet more proof that global warming is real!

about 3 months ago
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Amazon's eBook Math

blogagog Looks good for the author (306 comments)

"there's rather less of an argument that it's good for anyone else." Making $3.50 per book is a fantastic deal for, say a fiction writer.

about 6 months ago
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Firefox 23 Makes JavaScript Obligatory

blogagog You can turn it off with 'yesscript' (778 comments)

I use the 'yesscript' addon to disable javascript on certain pages in Firefox. It still works in version 23 beta. I assume so does 'noscript' which turns it off on all pages by default.

about a year and a half ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

blogagog Because of XP (1215 comments)

I use it because I bought a copy of Windows XP in 2003. I've burned through 4 computers since then, but only one OS. Until it stops working, I'm not switching.

about a year and a half ago
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Tests Show That Deadly New Flu Could Spread Among People

blogagog The end of the world (185 comments)

The older I get, the more I realize that there are very many people in the world who just don't feel comfortable unless there is some horrible world-ending danger looming over mankind. And it's usually wildly overblown. Here's a short list of all of the things that are supposed to kill me - nuclear war, nuclear power, the end of the ozone, the end of the rain forests, global warming, and pandemics, just to name a few. I'm sure I left out a ton of false armageddons from that list. Overfishing, fertilizers, the end of oil and gas, and clear cutting forests are also supposed not to kill, but to cause us irreparable harm some time between 50 years ago and 'just around the corner'. You can only cry wolf so many times before no one believes you. I'm getting so cynical, I may take up smoking.

about a year ago
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In Sandy-Struck NJ Town, Verizon Goes All Wireless, No Copper

blogagog voice quality (155 comments)

Does that mean every phone call from Mantolocking will sound like it's coming from a cell phone? Blech.

about a year and a half ago
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The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots

blogagog I suspect (312 comments)

I suspect that this is not a problem for anyone but a minor chunk of Slashdot readers. Who bothers with linux anymore? I supported you, but the war's over and you lost. After 20 years, Linux still sucks. It sucks just like Unix did. It's why we abandoned both of them. They suck. It's time to give up and move on to something that may be of value to the masses. Unix sux. OS2 sucks. CP/M sucks. Grow up and get over it. I won't be offended when you vote my comment down. It's expected from true believers in unix/linux.

about 2 years ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

blogagog Heh (692 comments)

"Hint: For those who are too lazy to read the opinion,. Bitcoins are too volatile to be money." Hah, it's like this blurb was written for me! Exactly what I wanted to know in exactly the right amount of sentences (1). Kudos.

about 2 years ago
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Giant Snails Invade Florida

blogagog But more importantly... (245 comments)

What do they taste like? The quickest way to end an infestation problem is to find a way to make the infestation taste good.

about 2 years ago
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New Catalyst Allows Cheaper Hydrogen Production

blogagog The catalyst is not the problem (191 comments)

If you had a perfect catalyst that allowed you to convert water to hydrogen and oxygen 100% efficiently (which of course we can never find), it would still not be cost effective. All you'd be doing is converting fossil fuels --> energy --> hydrogen. There is no good reason to do this. Hydrogen is significantly less easily transported than liquid fuels. It's even significantly less transportable than CH4 if you compare the energy/volume ratio. Making a grid of hydrogen suppliers would be painfully inefficient to the point of absurdity. H2 is not the energy of the future. I'm not knocking hydrogen. It works great in the sun. Just not as a non-fusion source of energy.

about 2 years ago
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How Sequestration Will Affect Federal Research Agencies

blogagog Not $85 billion (277 comments)

The automatic sequestration will only remove $44 billion from this year's budget. Bigger cuts will occur in later years. But you should know that the government will still spend more this year than last, despite the sequestration. It's just that the increase won't be as much. The crying of poverty is just political BS.

about 2 years ago
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3-D Printing Pen Can Draw In the Air

blogagog What's the big deal? (85 comments)

I don't get the hype on this. It's not a 3D printer, it's a plastic extruder. We've had them for as long as we've had plastic.

about 2 years ago

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