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Man Builds Fully-Functional Boeing 737 Flight Simulator In His Son's Bedroom

dontclapthrowmoney Re:what a jerk (128 comments)

No... there's no way this guy is still married.

about 9 months ago
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Cockroaches Evolving To Avoid Roach Motels

dontclapthrowmoney Re:That's fine (315 comments)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid#Toxicology

Long term exposure to boric acid may be of more concern, causing kidney damage and eventually kidney failure (see links below). Although it does not appear to be carcinogenic, studies in dogs have reported testicular atrophy after exposure to 32 mg/kg bw/day for 90 days. This level is far lower than the LD50.

I'd rather put up with roaches?

about a year ago
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Ars Technica Goes Close Up With the Pebble Smartwatch

dontclapthrowmoney Re:fuzzy time eh? (140 comments)

...needing to look to the sourced articles to figure out what year it was written in.

For future reference, the year is in the URL:

hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/04/07/2147246/ars-technica-goes-close-up-with-the-pebble-smartwatch

1 year,10 days
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Has 3D Film-Making Had Its Day?

dontclapthrowmoney Re:No. (436 comments)

Even if there were real 3D, how would you make use of this properly?

Ever seen a play?

about a year ago
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IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says

dontclapthrowmoney Re:lemme guess (530 comments)

Ha, yeah, something to brag when talking to a lady friend... "Mine's SO tiny!" :P

about a year ago
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Google Puts Souped-Up Neural Networks To Work

dontclapthrowmoney Re:Face recognition (95 comments)

Hopefully soon?

Then they'll know I will boycott products that offend me with their advertising and stop doing that.

about a year and a half ago
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Curiosity Rover Being Upgraded With Autonomous Sensor Program

dontclapthrowmoney Re:Fire more drones!! (45 comments)

How much would it cost them to license the name iLaunchr, and use rounded corners?

(Maybe they can just outsource development to Samsung instead.)

about a year and a half ago
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Woz Applying For Australian Citizenship Because of the NBN

dontclapthrowmoney Re:That's like applying to be Canadian... (385 comments)

So you took a sport that real men wouldn't watch, let alone play (lacrosse) and then created a version of it that was similar but played on ice?

Thanks for the heads up! :P

about a year and a half ago
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Woz Applying For Australian Citizenship Because of the NBN

dontclapthrowmoney Re:That's like applying to be Awesome... (385 comments)

+1, mod parent up in an anti-clockwise direction.

Welcome to Team Awesome Woz!

about a year and a half ago
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Curiosity Rover Being Upgraded With Autonomous Sensor Program

dontclapthrowmoney Re:Fire more drones!! (45 comments)

OK I just realised I suggested hiring a marketing person for something. Please accept my sincere apologies.

about a year and a half ago
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Curiosity Rover Being Upgraded With Autonomous Sensor Program

dontclapthrowmoney Re:Fire more drones!! (45 comments)

Not sure if I agree or disagree with anything you said - just wanted to make the observation that NASA et al would definitely get more public funding if they used the words like Tonka more, especially if combined with standard advertising prefixes - maybe "Tonka Mega Launch System"?

No one male would object to slightly higher taxes or a one-off levy to pay for that.

It would make more sense than continually reusing names - according to the wiki, AEGIS is a military system, was the original OS on the Apollo missions, and the name has a bunch existing tech and non-tech uses.

I know there has been some mention of them reusing the name Orion recently - I think it was the Apollo command module that was called Columbia? They need to stop letting the nerds name stuff, maybe hire some marketing people from the toy industry.

about a year and a half ago
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Nestle's GPS Tracking Candy Campaign

dontclapthrowmoney Re:I just hope that a winning bar (172 comments)

elite fighting force of oompa loompas

I'd read any novel that had this phrase included in the synopsis!

about a year ago
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Man Pays For Cross-Country Trip Using Bacon As Currency

dontclapthrowmoney Re:Bacon! (176 comments)

Wow, do they really think "con" in the name is a good idea? (no-one's going to pronounce it bacon, that's beyond stupid).

No I didn't click the links, they're spam, pages infected with malware, or info about bitcoins. Do not want.

about a year ago
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Radioactive Tool Goes Missing In Texas

dontclapthrowmoney Re:"I'll offer you $50 for it" (163 comments)

I came here to make a porn movie joke which is the first thing I thought of when I read "radioactive tool", sadly... "I'm a bad bad Mormon" style.

I figure with your pawn reference and sig that you've beaten me to it.

about a year and a half ago

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