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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

deadweight Re:Wrong Title (496 comments)

The USA is slowly contemplating shooting all our military officers?

4 days ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

deadweight Finds little intelligence? LOL (267 comments)

My quick read of the headline was little intelligence was found.

4 days ago
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China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion

deadweight Re:Gravity Predition Come True (100 comments)

The idea that they are all basically in spacesuit commuting range of each other was more sci-fi than just having one.

4 days ago
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In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

deadweight Re:Only as long as the warranty (183 comments)

30 more days than you will live with no working heart at all, so there is that.

about a week ago
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Survivors' Blood Holds Promise, But Draws Critics, As Ebola Treatment

deadweight Art beats Life (55 comments)

They already did this on the Last Ship to save themselves from an Ebola-like virus.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

deadweight Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

Craigslist. You do have to get the weeds and small bushes out of the boats involved and they "ran fine when parked 20 years ago", but what do you want for a $2 boat?

about two weeks ago
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Welcome To Laniakea, Our New Cosmic Home

deadweight Thought someone moved in to my old hood (67 comments)

Laniakea is also a place in Oahu I used to live, so my first thought is why does anyone care who moves to a little town on an island.

about two weeks ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

deadweight Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

I can assure you the kerosene was about the cheapest part of the Apollo program.

about two weeks ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

deadweight Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

I would give you about 9,000 mod points for this post if I had them.

about two weeks ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

deadweight Re:Loose Lips Sinik Ships (248 comments)

It is all fun and games until: A - you go someplace on another continent and THEN find out you are on the no-fly list and cannot come home. B - you can't board the plane because you are on the no-fly list. This leads to you being unemployed and the entire flight being delayed because you are the pilot! Both things have happened.

about two weeks ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

deadweight Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

but....but....if you don't like it, just buy your own planet and make your own rules. The MARKET solves everything ;)

about two weeks ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

deadweight Re:Pun Error on Line 472 (157 comments)

I bet it cuts down on the wanking though...

about two weeks ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

deadweight Re:Testing is not verification. (157 comments)

I got "volunteered" to make a medical device because no one else at work was good with the hardware interfaces and it was a HUGE PITA. FDA doesn't like this, they don't like that, test this 500 more times, etc. etc.....

about two weeks ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

deadweight Re:Russian Programmer's are Brilliant! (157 comments)

My Toyota had this issue. The gas pedal would just stay at full throttle. I lurched my way to the dealer to get it fixed and the mechanics had a good laugh at my expense. The floor mat was ripped and catching up in the pedal. 1 new floor mat later and I was on my way. This was in about 1999.

about two weeks ago
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

deadweight Re:Eww.. (266 comments)

When I was a little kid we watched a phone company employe use a dowsing rod to look for a buried wire.

about three weeks ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

deadweight Re:what could possibly go wrong? (261 comments)

FYI people died near where I live when OnStar killed a stolen car and it was stopped in the middle of a busy highway and got hit.

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

deadweight Re:Seriously, we're not rapists.... (595 comments)

If a number of unrelated people have wanted to drug you for your own good over a number of years, you must have been quite the interesting roommate. Just sayin..

about three weeks ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

deadweight Re: Fusion Confusion (305 comments)

I looked hard and could find NO SUCH REACTOR. Signed, looking for stuff at midnight guy

about a month ago

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Should I roll out Softgrid or something else

deadweight deadweight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

deadweight (681827) writes "I am tasked right now with rolling out Softgrid to a large enterprise. 4.5 is still in Beta, so I have a little time to plan for once :) That said, is Softgrid my best solution? Does anyone else have suggestions for a competing product? Integration with SMS is a plus in our Windows shop."

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