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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

eam Re:Eat less (348 comments)

And even those rail-thin Europeans are at a higher risk of disease if they spend all day sitting at a desk. That's what the article was about.

about two weeks ago

WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

eam Re:A Simple Retort (556 comments)

Yeah, it's a shame news media can't be just like it was in the good old days. Remember the Maine!

about three weeks ago

A Library For Survival Knowledge

eam Re:survival? (272 comments)

When everyone else is running through the stores looting all the twinkies, he'll head over to the section where the mason jars are stacked. It's not like he'll need that many: when you empty one, you wash it and use it again.

about 3 months ago

Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

eam Re:How to get off scott free for any crime: (286 comments)

Personally, I do want to live in a society where the rule of law dictates that a guilty person must be set free because the manner in which evidence is collected has been determined to be illegal. In fact, I think I *do* live in that society (U.S.A.), although I often have my doubts.

No matter how disappointing the result, I think it is a good thing that the judges in this case made their decision based on the law, rather than how they feel about a particular defendant.

about 4 months ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

eam Re:heh (611 comments)

What if we pay google to do it?

about 5 months ago

Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

eam Re:More Range Needed (119 comments)

In the future, all cars are electric/fusion hybrids using garbage for fuel. It was cheaper for him to leave the gasoline engine because a gallon of gasoline costs less in the future than an old banana peel.

Plus, he liked hearing the sound of the engine.

about 6 months ago

Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

eam Re:Activity Rewires the Human Brain (291 comments)

Sounds like your wife got all of motherhood and half of fatherhood ;-)

I experienced the same thing. When I was alone and in charge, everyone got fed, bathed, bandaged, etc. Everyone survived despite the fact that mom was at work. When she was home, I didn't do things "right".

What I discovered over the years (kids are now 15, 13, and 11) is that if you are patient, the children will make your argument for you. Eventually, if she isn't completely delusional, she will realize she doesn't know any more than anyone else. At that point she will welcome the opportunity to share the decision making as well as the blame.

Of course, it probably helps in my situation that we usually agree, and love each other, and our mutual goal is to get the kids raised well enough that they can get jobs and move out of the house.

about 8 months ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

eam Re:I have your conversion right here... (860 comments)

Unless you share your home with children.

When our silverware (decent, stainless steel, not cheap, but not silver) started disappearing, I determined it was because of yogurt. Our kids would open a yogurt cup, grab a spoon, eat the yogurt, and toss the cup...and the spoon.

I've stopped trying to figure out why. My mother says they'll stop being stupid when they live on their own and have to pay for their own spoons. However, her and my mother-in-law both confirm that none of their children were as dumb as ours.

My solution: I bought a 36-pack of cafeteria grade stamped stainless steel spoons & another one for forks (knives didn't seem to be disappearing as fast).

After 10 years, I just had to buy another set.

Strangely, they get excellent grades, and do really well outside of our house. They are admired by all the other parents. My wife and I are the only ones suffering, and I have maintained that I consider that reasonable.

However, In another 8 years, I'll be able to legally throw them all out of the house. I look forward to changing the locks and having nice things again.

about a year ago

Hackers Penetrate Top Medical Device Makers

eam Re:Internet of Things (76 comments)

I haven't re-read the article to see if I've missed something, but it seemed more about corporate espionage than causing heart attacks. Seems like the perpetrators were looking for a quick and easy path to the top of the medical device manufacturing food chain.

Would be morally wrong to set up a honeypot loaded with subtly but fatally flawed designs such that the manufacturer stealing said designs would be destroyed by the resulting lawsuits from their customers and/or victims?

about a year ago

Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

eam Re:forward reverse forward reverse (304 comments)

There was a better metaphor, but it is DRM'd & we can't use it anymore.

about a year ago

Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

eam Re: in sue happy america (519 comments)

Get a Scarecrow. Not the small 's', old school, "off to see the wizard" kind. The kind that is a water sprinkler attached to a motion sensor. They really work!

about a year ago

Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

eam Re:brace yourself (453 comments)

His eyes will glaze over at 10 seconds.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Suitable Phone For a 4-Year Old?

eam Re:Are you serious? (682 comments)

The original Steve Jobs was murdered by an Apple executive termination squad in 1985. The one that died in 2011 was a clone created in a secret lab at Atari in 1974.

There...now I just need to insert that into wikipedia so I have a source I can refer to.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: AT&T's Data Usage Definition Proprietary?

eam Re:Headers (562 comments)


Joe ate 10 pounds of apples.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: AT&T's Data Usage Definition Proprietary?

eam Re:Headers (562 comments)

Actually, the crate is only 10 pounds. There is another 40 pounds for the weight of the cart that the crate was sitting on, and the remaining 140 pounds is Joe, the guy they had deliver the crate.

more than 2 years ago

PETA Condemns Pokemon For Promoting Animal Abuse

eam Re:Funny (418 comments)

Sea kittens are delicious. However, you have to prepare them properly.

more than 2 years ago

UPEK Fingerprint Reader Software Puts Windows Passwords At Risk

eam Re:Is it really secure anyways? (122 comments)

Still, why would you use an authentication system that relies on a password that is copied every time you touch something? You leave copies of your fingerprints everywhere. Heck, the majority of thinkpad users probably have a copy in the middle of their screen.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On Stand-Up Desks?

eam Re:Back pain! (347 comments)

Then you would want a treadmill desk. You can walk for 8 hours at your desk.

more than 2 years ago


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