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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

clickety6 Re:The world is changing. (224 comments)

Average Ãoe high level exec à = 575

From my education i am roughly at "Average College Professor".

regularly correcting semantic and syntactic mistakes in pages of code which i never saw before

did that when i did a group-internal rss

Doesn't seem to work for spelling mistakes and typos though ;)

about a week ago
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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

clickety6 Re:And if your business model depends on ad revenu (303 comments)

And if your business model depends on ad revenue. Then get a new one. If you can't find a way to fund what you're doing with ads then do something else.

You don't find it just a teensy bit ironic that you're posting this on Slashdot?

about two weeks ago
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Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

clickety6 Re:Standard practice... (192 comments)

So we blend it first and then divide it into 70ths?

about 2 months ago
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Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage

clickety6 Re:Every utopian prediction (96 comments)

~~ I even know one person who actually expressed that his ideal send off would be for his friends and loved ones to cook and eat his flesh. ~~



  1. don't bury me if I should die
    I don't want my bones to lie
    six feet under - six feet down
    covered by unfeeling ground
    please don't leave me here alone
    with nothing but a cold, hard stone
    a name, two dates and nothing more
    don't leave me for the worms to gnaw
    instead
    peel off my useless skin
    and expose the meat that lies within
    chop me, slice me, mince and dice me
    mix me with those herbs and spices
    turn me into sausages
    and invite my friends round for the feast
    lay me down on smoking Teflon
    hear me sizzle as I fry
    make my headstone mashed potato
    warm and fluffy, piled up high
    smother me in steaming gravy
    let onions be my funeral wreath
    give the mourners knives and forks
    and tell the priest to cry "let's eat!"
    so succulent!
    such tender Tim!
    I never knew he had such taste!
    and he made so many sausages
    let's have some more - a shame to waste
    eat heartily my faithful friends
    for this is how I want to end
    don't bury me if I should die
    if there's a heaven - let me fry!

about 3 months ago
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Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper

clickety6 Re:Rain (317 comments)

I actually thought about that. However, there are very few cost effective methods of waterproofing paper that work

Tetrapacks seem to work quite well at keeping liquids in for a reasonable cost. If it can keep liquid in, it can surely keep liquid out too.

about 3 months ago
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Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

clickety6 What test? (489 comments)

exam data shows...

18 percent of the students who took the exam ...

some states where not a single member of one of these groups took the test last year ...

etc., etc. if you're wondering what the hell test is being talked about, you'll need to check the actual article to find it's the Advanced Placement computer science exam.

about 3 months ago
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Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

clickety6 Re:supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults (554 comments)

"yeah, and those that don't get a balanced diet?"

...would be better off spending the money on a proper diet instead of buying vitamin supplements.

about 4 months ago
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Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

clickety6 Re:I wasn't born yesterday (961 comments)

You know, some of us remember driving cars that didn't have airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, rear view cameras, auto felch, auto transmission, etc.

Some of us remember, but there would be even more of us to remember if cars back then had had those safety features... well, except the auto felch maybe..

about 4 months ago
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With Burning Teslas In the News Ford Recalls Almost 140,000 Escapes

clickety6 Ford Recalls 140,000 Escapes (293 comments)


Ford recalls 140,000 escapes

Conveniently forgets about the 200,000 that didn't escape...

.

about 5 months ago
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New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin

clickety6 Finding veins easily? (124 comments)

Why not just call it Junkie-Vision?

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Patented Making NSA Data Handoffs Easier

clickety6 Re:Yest another reason (137 comments)

to avoid F***book.

FISABook?

about 5 months ago
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Desert Farming Experiment Yields Good Initial Results

clickety6 Re:Economics (178 comments)

The Netherlands has a large area of greenhouses to produce tomatoes and peppers (and a lot more).

The trouble with greenhouse-grown produce from the Netherlands is that the taste of the vegetables are a pale imitation of what they should taste like.For instance, Dutch tomatoes are watery and bland compared to garden grown tomatoes. Maybe it's because they are picked too green so locally growing could help?

about 5 months ago
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The Boss Is Remotely Monitoring Blue-Collar Workers

clickety6 Re:Protip (228 comments)

Last time I use the toilet at work then...

about 6 months ago
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Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt

clickety6 Re:Typo? (233 comments)

Surely this is proof that copy-paste has been backdoored.

Between the copy action and the paste action, the NSA was able to get in, read the copied text, parse it and then subtly alter it in order to cause confusion and distrust among us. We must act now!

I found an apt quotation from Edmund Burke we should all take to heart regarding acting against the NSA. I'll copy it here:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do something."

about 5 months ago
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Grocery Store "Smart Shelves" Will Identify Customers, Show Targeted Ads

clickety6 Re:Great way to lose customers (274 comments)

Can you imagine where this will go? Shelf notices that you're overweight and you picked up a candy bar? Screen says, "Are you sure you want to buy that?" This will work great until someone puts a sticker over the sensor bar.

I can't see the stores limiting their profits sales by trying to dissuade customers from purchasing.

More likely, if the sensor sees you're overweight, when you pick up a candy bar a voice will say " Go on, take five! Take ten! Take them all! You know you want to!"

about 6 months ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

clickety6 Re:Tired of this nonsense (548 comments)

To make it worse there's this pseudo fanatical craze to get rid of nudity with a passion but violence? not so much. somehow nudity is worse...reminds me of the MPAA rating system. Sure you can show blood, but the naked human body? are you out of your mind?!

In the US, maybe. In a lot of European countries, at least, there is a more relaxed approach to nudity and a greater abhorrence to depictions of violence.

about 6 months ago

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Colfer asked to write a sixth HHGTTG Book

clickety6 clickety6 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

clickety6 writes "According to this this article in the Guardian, Eoin Colfer, the Irish author of a number of books including the popular children's book series "Artemis Fowl", has been directly approached by Douglas Adam's widow, Jane Belson, to write a sixth book to continue the (even more) increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy."
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