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Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

bsharp8256 Re:Caravan (310 comments)

Do you have a blog? That sounds very interesting.

about 3 months ago

British Woman's Twitter Comments Spark Expensive Libel Claims

bsharp8256 Re:The Truth is Never Libelous (303 comments)

Penicillin is bogus. It was just some fungi growing in uncleaned lab equipment. Any success it may have in treating infection is accidental.

Only quacks say chiropractic care can heal anything, and only quacks believe them. The rest of us have found that happy medium that says, "my back hurts, and this makes it feel better."

about a year ago

How To Bet Money On Your Future Success

bsharp8256 This isn't gambling. (188 comments)

If someone is so confident in their startup idea, why not try to get actual investors instead of an "investment" you have to pay back?

This is just the next step up from student loans.

about a year and a half ago

You Can't Print a Gun If You Have No 3D Printer

bsharp8256 In my state... (632 comments)

It's against federal law to make a machine gun. In Tennessee, as long as he doesn't break any federal laws, he can do whatever he wants without the federal license, but he cannot he doesn't sell what he produces. If he keeps it personally, he isn't even required to put a serial number on the receiver. If he wants to sell it at a later time, however, he's required put a serial on it, and he also may invoke the wrath of the ATF. It's said that you can sell a reasonable number of homemade firearms per year without requiring the manufacturer's license, but I believe that reasonable number is arbitrarily set by the ATF agents.

Disclaimer: I've never made my own firearm, and if I did, I certainly wouldn't sell it; between the risk of federal prison and liability if it blows up, if I had to get rid of the thing, it would be destroyed.

about 2 years ago

Toronto School Bans Hard Balls

bsharp8256 Sounds like... (319 comments)

They're playing hardball.

more than 2 years ago

DNA May Carry a Memory of Your Living Conditions From Childhood

bsharp8256 Re:So...what's the answer? (252 comments)

"Rich" and "Poor" are relative.

more than 2 years ago

Earth Officially Home To 7 Billion Humans

bsharp8256 Re:Bird Flu (473 comments)

You're assuming you'll be one of the lucky few to survive your pandemic.

more than 2 years ago

FCC To Test Opening White Spaces Up To Public

bsharp8256 50km? (68 comments)

I'd love to be able to reach my home connection from that distance, but do we really want 10,000 "linksys" APs showing up when doing a scan?

more than 2 years ago

.XXX Domain Registrations Begins

bsharp8256 Re:I am all for it. (140 comments)

Don't worry, if you're not into shoving stuff down peoples' throats there's someone who is. ;)

more than 2 years ago

Is Google+ a Cathedral Or a Bazaar?

bsharp8256 Re:More importantly (200 comments)

Oops, meant to put:

is not a simile because there are no "likes."

about 3 years ago

Is Google+ a Cathedral Or a Bazaar?

bsharp8256 Re:More importantly (200 comments)

Google+ is an analogy because there are no "likes."

about 3 years ago

Evaluating the Capabilities of Chip-Sized Spacecraft

bsharp8256 Sounds like a good idea... (96 comments)

How do they plan to keep radiation from frying the chips?

more than 2 years ago

Astronomers Find Largest Known Extraterrestrial Water Reserve

bsharp8256 Which one? (183 comments)

The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole....

Which ocean?

more than 3 years ago

Apple Laptops Vulnerable To Battery Firmware Hack

bsharp8256 Re:Why? (272 comments)

Lithium Ion batteries are inherently unstable and have to be charged and discharged very carefully. Unlike the old school batteries you'd think of, these batteries have a controller to manage them built in.

Sounds like an explanation to me.

more than 3 years ago

HTC To Buy S3 Graphics From VIA

bsharp8256 Re:Units (90 comments)

syntax error at ./#36686422 line 10, near "{"
Execution of ./#36686422 aborted due to compilation errors.

more than 3 years ago

EU Proposal: Shift Farming Subsidies To Science

bsharp8256 Re:Do this in the US as well! (154 comments)

Say you drive to work 10 miles one way, in a car that gets 10mpg (roll with it).
That's 100mi/week, or 10gal/week.

Driving the same distance in a car that gets 13mpg uses 7.69 gal/week, or ~23% less gas.

Assuming my math is correct (I'll be the first to admit I'm no math genius), it seems viable to me.

more than 3 years ago

EU Proposal: Shift Farming Subsidies To Science

bsharp8256 Re:Do this in the US as well! (154 comments)

He's got a point on wasting money on ethanol subsidies though. That crap needs to stop. I found a station near me that sells pure gasoline and my fuel economy jumped about 3% after switching. Not much, I know, but over the course of a work week that's worked out to an extra day of driving before I have to fill up.

more than 3 years ago

Groupon Deal of the Day: 300,000 Customer Accounts

bsharp8256 Re:path 2 perdition (90 comments)

It's amazing how smart kids are these days. This 5-year-old is already on Slashdot!

more than 2 years ago

Happy Tau Day

bsharp8256 Re:wrong tau (298 comments)

Haha my first thought too.

more than 3 years ago


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