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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

gargleblast So long (134 comments)

So long, and thanks for all the chips!


Climate Scientist Pioneer Talks About the Furture of Geoengineering

gargleblast Re: Furture? (140 comments)

Do you come from a furture in which samzenpus wins a Purlitzer?

5 days ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

gargleblast Minor correction (391 comments)

We would like to remind the public that paternalism is a bitch.


about two weeks ago

How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

gargleblast Re:Fire (143 comments)

And that is why we should return to the safe, natural goodness of gasoline.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

gargleblast Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

The Clear Skies Act 2003 was a failed attempt by Republicans to INCREASE the amount of allowed air pollution. It would have done exactly the opposite of its title. It is a textbook example of doublespeak. It was never passed. It was an abysmal failure on so many levels.

Old George and Tricky Dicky weren't quite so brazen as Dubya. But: HW's sulphur cap and trade program took another five years to start, and was less successful than conventional regulation in Europe.

about two weeks ago

Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

gargleblast Re:Slashdot Beta replacing Classic tomorrow? (160 comments)

Slashdot will undergo planned maintenance from Thursday August 14, 5-6pm (Eastern Time).

Does anyone know what that really means?

I don't know, sorry. But remember, there is always Soylent News.

about three weeks ago

Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

gargleblast Re:Old news (66 comments)

I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium was available in every corner drug store, but in 2014 it's a little hard to come by.

about three weeks ago

Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

gargleblast Re:Oh good lord. (225 comments)

Correctamundo. Given that the best theory of cosmology yet devised, the Lambda-CDM model, is a Big Bang theory that includes dark matter and dark energy, I would ... defer to Ian Betteridge's opinion on the matter.

about three weeks ago

Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

gargleblast Re:Reality not sufficient, (109 comments)

Parent AC really doesn't belong at -1, I ...

Here is a copy-paste of the GP's score window:

Starting Score: 0 points
Moderation +5
60% Insightful
20% Informative
10% Funny
Extra 'Insightful' Modifier 0 (Edit)
Total Score: 5

Which is to say, parent AC was never at -1. Which is to say, stop abusing /. moderation to blow your own horn. And (more importantly) stop telling porky pies.

about three weeks ago

TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

gargleblast Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

It is true that intensive farmers must ensure their crops get enough critical nutrients. Marijuana Yields and CO2.

about three weeks ago

Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency

gargleblast Re:They could call it ... (85 comments)

Yeah. Why don't they just use the full name? Ecuadoge.

about three weeks ago

Study: Dinosaurs "Shrank" Regularly To Become Birds

gargleblast Re:Dinosaurs went obsolete (138 comments)

How do you know so much about T-Rexes?

about a month ago

Enceladus's 101 Geysers Blast From Hidden Ocean

gargleblast Re:Astrobiology (39 comments)

That would be like discovering mad cows.

about a month ago

Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

gargleblast Re:crAss (100 comments)

This is bottom-grade science. Too much Farquharson around at SDSU. Even the Wikipedia page is bog standard.

about a month ago

The debate over climate change is..

gargleblast All of the above (278 comments)

It is mostly idiot politicians yelling at scientists.

about a month and a half ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

gargleblast Re:Let me guess: (163 comments)

I can see the headlines now: Barbara Streisand sues for trademark dilution.

about a month and a half ago



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