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Oil Man Proposes Increase In Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Tax

edawstwin Re:Idle threats (182 comments)

Wheres my $3 billion refund?!?

Start a company that employs tens of thousands of tax-paying employees and we'll talk.

about 2 months ago
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Hacker Holds Key To Free Flights

edawstwin Re:Okay, but... (144 comments)

Adding a guy with a gun into the mix seems inconsistent and probably more of a risk than a benefit.

You obviously haven't seen Non-Stop, then.

about 4 months ago
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Spotify's Own Math Suggests Musicians Are Still Getting Hosed

edawstwin Re:Are they really being hosed? (244 comments)

It's not a 1.0000 pie. It's more like TotalRevenueInDollars / NumberOfSongsStreamed. I don't know the exact numbers of course, but I'm pretty sure that Spotify is not earning $1.00 per song streamed.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

edawstwin Re:I was waiting for someone to say ROI (383 comments)

If a person agrees to work for a company for a certain wage and continues to work for that company, how is that person "underpaid"?

about 8 months ago
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The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!

edawstwin Re:Every year (453 comments)

It's a pretty small sample size, but virtually everyone I know that doesn't work in IT fits this description. Tablets and phones are perfect for checking e-mail and Facebook and playing a few games, and in my experience that's all the majority of people care about. It's certainly helped with my free time lately as no one call me any longer with, "Why won't my computer boot up?" questions.

about 8 months ago
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FAA To Allow Use of Most Electronic Devices Throughout Flights

edawstwin Re:"Safety" demonstration (221 comments)

"(1) No pilot may take off a U.S.-registered civil aircraft (except a free balloon that incorporates a basket or gondola, or an airship type certificated before November 2, 1987) unless the pilot in command of that aircraft ensures that each person on board is briefed on how to fasten and unfasten that person's safety belt and, if installed, shoulder harness."

This includes all PICs, including those that are private pilots.

about 9 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

edawstwin Re:Unrealistic. (438 comments)

I think it was on the Weekend Update segment.

about 9 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

edawstwin Re:The most annoying thing. (438 comments)

Tweaked my nose? What are you talking about? Dexter is a show that had some good moments and even seasons, but overall it was a a bad show - the horrible far outweighed the great.

I "have no basis to judge anything related to it"?!? I watch TV, and have a reasonable critical mind, so that gives me all the "basis" I need. However, I read the first Dexter novel, which was decent, but the show obviously didn't follow the novel exactly. No show should follow it's source material to the letter. Look at The Walking Dead, which does follow major plot points of the graphic novel, but takes liberties where they think it's necessary. It remains to be seen if The Walking Dead falls into the same trap that Dexter did, but for now, it's at least as good as the first three season of Dexter.

about 9 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

edawstwin Re:The most annoying thing. (438 comments)

I have the kind of sophistication that makes me realize that it had three good seasons (1, 2, and 4), and a few very good episodes early in season 7, but otherwise was pretty much crap. I assume that you're talking about a different kind of sophistication.

about 9 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

edawstwin Re:The most annoying thing. (438 comments)

Or the writer of a decent show to watch Dexter.

about 9 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

edawstwin Re:Short answer "NO" (438 comments)

Back to the Future

about 9 months ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

edawstwin Re:It CAN be done (but not always is a good idea). (438 comments)

The excuse for "bad physics becoming a pivotal plot point" is always story. If it serves the story, do it. I'd much rather watch a hugely entertaining film like Gravity with a few inaccuracies than one that gets the physics absolutely correct but suffers because of it. Whenever I watch a film that is not a pure documentary and set on/above Earth, I just imagine it's in a universe similar to ours, but has differences that just happen to help the plot. It is just entertainment, after all.

about 9 months ago
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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

edawstwin Re:Makes sense (665 comments)

You can always disable that key, or as at least one of my friends has done, remove the physical key from they keyboard.

about 10 months ago
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Gore's Staff Says He Was Misquoted On Hexametric Hurricanes

edawstwin Re:does he (216 comments)

He just verified the statement with the NSA.

about a year ago
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Wikipedia Can Predict Box Office Flops

edawstwin Re:Oh great... (147 comments)

Because they can charge $4 for the 32 oz. "Small" soda. The actual soda costs pennies, so it doesn't matter much if they serve you 20 oz or 32 oz, they just want you to pay $4 for a soda. It's the same reason restaurants charge $20 for a meal that no average person could finish. They have a minimum they want you to spend, and as long as people keep paying for it, you end up with more soda/popcorn/food than is consumable.

about a year ago
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Wikipedia Can Predict Box Office Flops

edawstwin Re:Oh great... (147 comments)

Like it or not, studios are out to make money, not great movies. For all they're concerned, every movie could be a Chipmunks sequel.

about a year ago
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Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

edawstwin Re:Movie ad's disguised as science news? (545 comments)

That's my point. The movie is attempting to tackle a societal issue using futuristic technology - the premise at least is not "explosion porn". Whether or not is succeeds at tackling that is irrelevant to my statement.

about a year ago
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Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

edawstwin Re:Movie ad's disguised as science news? (545 comments)

I think the promotion is a side effect of legitimate questions being asked about its premise. Aren't you curious if this is possible in the foreseeable future? At least it's more "real" science-fiction than something like Transformers.

about a year ago
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NSA Still Funded To Spy On US Phone Records

edawstwin Re:113th congress (362 comments)

I'd prefer a system in which every other year - let's say even years - are for passing laws and odd years are only for repealing laws.

1 year,2 days

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edawstwin (242027) writes "Turner Broadcasting System announced last October plans to launch Super Deluxe, a website "boasting original shortform videos laced with edgy humor from professional comics and ambitious amateurs alike" this month. Super Deluxe is now live as scheduled. From the website: "Super Deluxe is the premier spot on the Internet for top-quality comedy videos". The "Featured Artists" are Dave Foley and Brad Neely."

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