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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

cruff Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1089 comments)

What makes you think the OP would be willing to surrender his arms once he gets there? In the right areas, you could cross where no border agents are stationed, so it probably doesn't matter anyway.

6 hours ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

cruff Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1089 comments)

So that normal citizens like you and me can defend ourselves on the way to the Canadian border. Because when these idiot libs and cons start really shooting at each other... the Klondike might be our only hope.

What makes you so sure that Canada is willing to let you in with your firearms?

7 hours ago

P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

cruff Re:!P is not NP and NP-Hard is not NP-Complete (199 comments)

TFA boggles me: what does the efficiency of the computation matter?

It seems to me to equate to define the limit where collapse of the wave function is guaranteed?

about two weeks ago

Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

cruff Re:Good PR Move (250 comments)

The question is, did Sparkfun learn anything from this or will they make another order from the same Chinese company for the same meters and hope Customs doesn't catch them? After all, they got away with it for some time.

I thought they stated they will carry the same cheaper meters, but with the Sparkfun red housing substituted instead.

about a month ago

Paris Bans Half of All Cars On the Road

cruff Re:Paris had cars? (405 comments)

a lot of the cities in the US have less than a million people which isn't enough to pay for a train system

Some metro areas with more than a million in population are also finding it hard to afford to install rail. The Denver metro area, which is approaching 3 million, is one exampleis having trouble funding the light rail northern extensions towards Boulder and Longmont, which will have to make due with increased bus service. Of course, it doesn't help that the Regional Transportation District seems to think that everyone must only want to go into Denver and back...

about a month ago

Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

cruff Re: Denver? Atlanta? (285 comments)

Don't know about Denver, ...

So why did you even mention Denver if you don't know about it? :-) There are a lot of tech jobs all up and down the Colorado Front Range from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in many different types of industries and national research labs. It is just one factor contributing to the more than doubling of population in this region during my life time.

about a month ago

Electric Bikes Get More Elegant Every Year (Video)

cruff Re:Still ugly (164 comments)

I wouldn't call road/racing bikes comfortable, i find an upright bike much more user friendly.

I agree 100%, riding in a lowered position causes numbness in my arms (noticeable after only 10-15 minutes) and causes neck pain. Not everyone who might like an electric bike is 20 years old! Same thing goes for motorcycles.

about 2 months ago

Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

cruff Audio equivalent of a roach motel (114 comments)

Remember the old commercials for the roach motels? The roaches check in but they can't check out.

about 3 months ago

Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong

cruff Re:Link to Asimov's actual article (385 comments)

On reading the original I think it is amazingly accurate.

To me, it didn't seem that accurate in terms of the number of correct predictions. The overall flavor of his predictions seems reasonable, however. After all, he predicted flying cars of a type, and they are still not here. I want my flying car!

about 3 months ago

Inside Piston-Powered Nuclear Fusion Company General Fusion

cruff Sounds Very Steampunkish (117 comments)

For what ever reason, "piston powered nuclear fusion" sounds like it belongs in a Steampunk novel or movie!

about 4 months ago

Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

cruff Re:It's probably necessary (521 comments)

He was heard saying more that once "If it don't rust it's no damn good".

He was referring to ceramics at the time, but it could apply to aluminum.

Well, technically, every single piece of uncoated aluminum you are likely to see is "rusted", as aluminum oxidizes very rapidly. But I certainly understand his thoughts.

about 4 months ago

The NSA Is Looking For a Few Good Geeks

cruff The logical deduction is that the ads are fake (388 comments)

Given that the NSA is recording everything, and probably has broken all your encryption keys, you would think the NSA would already know who to target for employment. Thus the obvious conclusion is that these ads are fakes or honeypots.

about 5 months ago

Movie Review: Ender's Game

cruff Assuage your guilt about seeing the film... (732 comments)

If you find your desire to see one of your favorite stories clashing with a desire not to support Card's political views, an organization called the Equality Initiative has offered an alternative. They suggest going to see the movie, if you want, and then simply donating the ticket price to any of several related charities.

This sounds exactly like the indulgences the Catholic church used to sell.

about 5 months ago

A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

cruff Re:Daylight Saving Time (545 comments)

Mod the parent up! Just stop switching the time around at all, if people want more daylight time during the summer, just get up earlier!

about 5 months ago

Cow Burps Tapped For Fuel

cruff Steampunk angle? (85 comments)

This sounds like it could be a fertile subject for steampunk adaptation! Just imagine herds of cows with tanks attached. For dairy herds, when your cows come in for milking, you would also collect the accumulated methane at the same time. Cows with balloons filled with self generated methane could be flying around the skies!

about 6 months ago

Juno Needs Radio Amateurs!

cruff Re:From the .... department (82 comments)

I could see the intended Morse encoded message as reading
if a leading T was dropped.

about 6 months ago

Juno Needs Radio Amateurs!

cruff Re:From the .... department (82 comments)

??? - S E N D - I N V E R T E D - M E S S A G E perhaps?
Work around the stupid don't yell filter.

about 6 months ago

Sick of Your Local Police Force? Crowdfund Your Own

cruff Re:The Sheriff is near! (330 comments)

I always used to think the governor's name was Le Ptomaine, as in the bacterial poison. I found out this weekend that it was in reality Lepetomane, from the French "Le Pétomane" (fart maniac), which means "flatulist", "farteur", or "fartiste" according to the Wikipedia article.

about 6 months ago

Two Years In Prison For Using Infrared Contact Lenses To Cheat At Poker

cruff Re:They were greedy (320 comments)

Running a Google search on "infrared contact lens" turns up quite a few videos and sites devoted to "gambling tricks" that shows the backs of the cards are marked with rather large letters, numbers and symbols revealing which card is printed on the obverse side.

about 7 months ago



USB Chainsaw - when you need to open something up!

cruff cruff writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cruff (171569) writes "Don't know if the USB Chainsaw is real or not, but the 500 ma provided by a USB port probably won't cut the stuff they show in the video, unless you spend a long time charging a battery. :-) However, imagine the uses to which a properly trained IT person could utilize this new tool!"
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