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Why Google Should Buy the Music Industry

curtix7 Monopoly much? (472 comments)

Isn't there some kind of law about not owning an entire industry?

more than 3 years ago
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Arizona Governor Proposes Flab Tax

curtix7 Re:Tax junk food (978 comments)

The point is that you can still buy your 6 dollar all natural, organic, gluten-free cookie, but it is going to cost you 6.50 because sugar is sugar, whether it comes from slave labor or corn fields. If the extra 50 cents is used to subsidize your healthcare or your fresh produce purchases, you shouldn't care if you indulge in moderation. Only the people that eat an unbalanced quantity of sin-tax food will be burdened by the tax. And, its not like we are going to take your 50 cents and give it to the communists or burn it or something. The tax revenue can be used to alleviate other tax burden, balance food prices, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail

curtix7 $700b? (1026 comments)

you mean we threw away all of that money on banks when we coulda bought a dozen of these systems? :(

more than 3 years ago
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JAXA To Use Fishing Nets To Scoop Up Space Junk

curtix7 Re:But, but... (210 comments)

Easy, they just send in space sharks to eat the space dolphins.

more than 3 years ago
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33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org

curtix7 meh (500 comments)

better icon.

more than 3 years ago
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Batteries Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

curtix7 Re:You know.... (68 comments)

I think this post wins the internet.

"+6 Incredible" imo

more than 3 years ago
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Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

curtix7 Re:WTO? (305 comments)

The Rolls-Royce, if you will.

about 4 years ago
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Fifty Meter Asteroid Might Hit Earth In 2098

curtix7 Re:Key Words: (295 comments)

OMG, here, have all of this funding!

about 4 years ago
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Ballmer, Bezos Fund Effort To Undermine Bill Gates

curtix7 Re:Seattle COL (866 comments)

... have contributed $100,000 each

no, that is the worst political development in American history.

You make this sound like you are complaining about "welfare". But if groups spend millions of dollars lobbying to make their businesses more profitable, they are ALSO using the government to take money from people.

personally I'd rather government be changed by votes than dollar signs.

more than 3 years ago
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Opossums Overrun Brooklyn, Fail To Eliminate Rats

curtix7 Re:WIKIPEDIA (343 comments)

no the officials added that after observing the possums take hold in new york.

more than 4 years ago
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Nicholas Sze of Yahoo Finds Two-Quadrillionth Digit of Pi

curtix7 Re:Oh yeah? (299 comments)

Shoulda stuck to binary for the 50/50 chance.

more than 4 years ago
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Copying Trumps Creating For FarmVille Creator Zynga

curtix7 Re:Whales? (319 comments)

You can milk whales.
You can milk anything with nipples.

more than 4 years ago
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Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

curtix7 clearly this is the future of energy (82 comments)

Such a fuel cell could be used to power nano-devices embedded in living organisms, says Chiragwandi, for example to diagnose disease.

is it just me or is this quote ridiculously buzzword-esque?

or do they really think they have unlocked the key to nanotechnology and cured cancer?

more than 4 years ago
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Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang

curtix7 Re:he's lost it (1328 comments)

Yeah but he will be dead some day, and 100 - 100 million years from now (whatever the time frame may be) when they prove that something can come from nothing, he will be the guy that said it first with conviction. At least that's how it will likely be remembered, when we are all dead and scientific history gets trimmed and reorganized into a more manageable memory.

more than 4 years ago
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Senate Trying To Slip Internet Kill Switch Past Us

curtix7 Re:Riders (461 comments)

What we need is a bill to negates all riders. Might be hard to pass though... maybe if we can attach it to a bigger, more popular bill no one will see it!

more than 4 years ago
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No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice

curtix7 Re:Scary analogy (262 comments)

its like installing a new air-freshener at a stoplight, but more exciting.

more than 4 years ago
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Pentagon Selects Companies To Build Flying Humvees

curtix7 Re:they already have this ... helicopters (302 comments)

lol, i'm pretty sure flying 100 miles is a ton cheaper when you don't have to invent the thing that lets you drive the first 95.

more than 4 years ago
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The Second Age of Airships

curtix7 Re:Airships simply will not be practical, sorry (363 comments)

FTFA

Taylor is most particular about the nomenclature of the new development: it’s not an ‘airship’, he says, it’s a ‘hybrid air vehicle’.

‘It’s a new vehicle. It’s a hybrid because we’re combining helium lift, aerodynamic lift, a hovercraft landing system and vectored thrust,’ he says. ‘If you can get beyond the word airship – because that has a lot of history – people think about them differently.’

more than 4 years ago

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