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Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

gimmeataco Polar Direction (216 comments)

Personally, I'm kinda curious if this could lead to pest control solutions by reducing breeding.

about two weeks ago

Old cellphones, in my household ...

gimmeataco Re:Properly Recycled (171 comments)

Donate them to your favorite charity (personally I choose The Salvation Army) so they can get the recycling proceeds. Win win in my book.

about 8 months ago

Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

gimmeataco What? (277 comments)

I understand what dredging is, but what is the composition of dredge waste? Non-native soil/rocks/sand? Percentages of whatever they're doing?

about 9 months ago

I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

gimmeataco Five Finger Discount (265 comments)

Five Finger Discount

about 10 months ago

US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors

gimmeataco Thank Goodness (425 comments)

Thank goodness we spent all that money saving 600,000 pensions. Why can't we ever just use the 10 billion to pay the pension and let a dead weight company fall? Heaven forbid we try to bailout out the wagon wheel making companies.

about 10 months ago

What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You

gimmeataco Apple Account (214 comments)

Why do I need a Apple account to download free apps?

about a year ago

What Are the Genuinely Useful Ideas In Programming?

gimmeataco Code Comments (598 comments)

What about code comments? I hated doing it for starters, but when you're working with something big or revisiting code after long period of period, it's invaluable.

1 year,15 days

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

gimmeataco "Boxed" Comments (1191 comments)

Personally, I prefer the way comments are "boxed" with an outline rather than this enormous use of white space. When there's a huge line of comments, where's the end() function?

1 year,21 days

An Animated, Open Letter To J.J. Abrams About Star Wars

gimmeataco 70 Minute Review of Phantom Menace (376 comments)

If you've never watched the 70 minute review of Phantom Menace, you should. Just Google it. It hits the nail on the head about why the originals are so much "better" than the prequels.

1 year,24 days

Game Preview: Firefall (video)

gimmeataco Re:State of game is ambiguous. (122 comments)

I've been playing on and off for months. I really like it but it doesn't have replay value yet. PvE is fun but limited, and while I've never been a PvP'er, I didn't like the arena matches. They have made massive changes over prior months which is a double edged sword. It means they're changing/fixing things, but if there isn't a fixed direction, when is it going to be "done"? Motorbike races anyone?

about a year ago

Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

gimmeataco Sexual Tension (242 comments)

I'm rather excited to see an "older" Doctor. I've grown weary of the "sexual tension" between the Doctor and his recent assistants. Donna Noble was glorious as she/the Doctor so violently opposed to it..

about a year ago

World of Warcraft Film Shooting Begins Early 2014

gimmeataco 50 DKP Minus! (181 comments)

MORE DOTS! 50 DKP MINUS! Maybe they'll finally find Mankrik's wife.

about a year ago

For personal printing, not work, I usually use ...

gimmeataco PDf Printer (266 comments)

I use a PDF printer (Bullzip) and then I digitally archive/email. Paper and ink are just additional overhead.

about a year and a half ago

What Early Software Was Influential Enough To Deserve Acclaim?

gimmeataco sol.exe (704 comments)


about a year and a half ago

Scientists Create New Gasoline Substitute Out of Plants

gimmeataco Mountain Dew Throwback (419 comments)

Nooooooooooooo! You can't take my Mountain Dew Throwback back. All your sugar cane are belong to me.

about 2 years ago

What 'Negative Temperature' Really Means

gimmeataco Marklars (204 comments)

For laymen laymens: A negative marklar can be reached by reducing the marklar to marklar.

about 2 years ago

I'd like us to explore with greatest emphasis ...

gimmeataco Mixed Thoughts (352 comments)

I was moderately upset to not see an option specifically for the moon, springboard to solar/space exploration, and relatively achievable in our lifetimes.

about 2 years ago

Hostess To Close; No More Twinkies

gimmeataco Price/Competition (674 comments)

I'm a huge Hostess fan, but their prices were always ridiculous in compares to competitors.

Hostess creme filled chocolate cupcakes are heaven, but with Little Debbie being 2/3's the price, it's a no brainer.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Convince Someone To Give Up an Old System?

gimmeataco Self-Organization (379 comments)

One thing I thought was missing from the post was, "Why can't you learn/reorganize the system yourself (or have someone else non-Bob do it)?" It's the best of both worlds, keep Bob while having a functional system? I've worked for a large NPO and change is very scary (not to mention the fact, electronic transmittal of confidential documents via the internet (ie. use of Google Docs) is commonly forbidden).

about 2 years ago


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