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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

hondo77 Re:Good news (420 comments)

It's a demonstration of someone who thought the acting in the screenplay for Rocky Horror Picture Show...

You can evaluate acting by reading a screenplay? Impressive.

5 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

hondo77 Re:its a tough subject (660 comments)

Why do statist always think that when someone objects to elevating the rights of the state to impose its will on people, they always assume that the person objecting must be some crazy anarchist or something?

Because they inevitably start using terms like "statist" to describe non-Randians.

5 days ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

hondo77 Re:call me skeptical (360 comments)

The Nature page you cite says that the warming rate has slowed, not that it has reversed.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

hondo77 Re:call me skeptical (360 comments)

Who, exactly, says there has been no warming in the last 20 years and is calling this a "warming hiatus?

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

hondo77 Re:Way to Elevate the Debate.... (496 comments)

Nice try. Kennedy took the top tax rate down from 91% to 70%. He also got Congress to pass his economic agenda, which included:

  • "Increasing the minimum wage.
  • Expanding unemployment benefits.
  • Boosting Social Security benefits to encourage workers to retire earlier.
  • Spending more for highway construction."

Still think he'd be welcomed by today's Republican Party?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 30-Day Deadline For Disclosing Security Breaches

hondo77 Re:good luck with that (125 comments)

Yeah, and the Democratic president waited until *after* the Democrats lost power in the legislature before proposing it.

So you don't want the President to propose anything because he should have done everything already?

about two weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

hondo77 Re:mainstream media also ignores (560 comments)

Whoops, you forgot to deny you have an agenda. For your next internet search, look up "straw man".

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

hondo77 Re: noooo (560 comments)

Funny how your searches of the whole internet only return links to a denier site. With your next search you should look up "confirmation bias".

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

hondo77 Re: noooo (560 comments)

I take it you were not even alive in the 1960's and 1970's...

I was and you're full of crap. Funny how to you don't link to "plenty of media articles on the subject", eh?

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

hondo77 Re:mainstream media also ignores (560 comments)

...tree hugging, PETA loving, EPA driving anti-humanitarian ones...

Whoops, your agenda is showing.

about three weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

hondo77 Re: noooo (560 comments)

Both are clearly claiming there is no global warming since 1997.

I'm sorry but did I miss the part where recorded history started in 1997?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

hondo77 Re:Pebble? (232 comments)

Ah, the Pebble. Relive the graphics of the original Game Boy...on your wrist!

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

hondo77 Re:One year too early (232 comments)

I remember watching an interview of Steve saying how they put everything into the iPhone, almost as a last shot of reviving Apple.

Huh? By the time Apple introduced the iPhone, they had already grown bigger than Dell. What is this "reviving" of which you write?

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

hondo77 Re:Why? (230 comments)

The same reason conservative members of Congress don't want to close Gitmo and transfer the prisoners to the mainland: 'murica wants to confront, fight, and destroy terrorism...somewhere else but not here.

about a month ago
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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

hondo77 Re:I'm shocked. (191 comments)

The iPods are on life-support - they don't make Apple much money anymore but Apple keeps them around because there's still a tiny demand for them.

That's true but the funny thing is that that "tiny demand" was well over a billion $$ in revenue in the past year. Funny how that much money is considered tiny...for Apple, anyway.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

hondo77 Re:Wrong conclusion (269 comments)

Nah. I bought mine when I noticed Apple had discontinued it but before the Media caught on (thus avoiding the high prices). I bought it because I have more than twice this iPod's 160GB of music and wanted the elbow room that my iPhone couldn't give me. I figure my iPod Classic will give up the ghost around the time I get my new 512GB iPhone X.

about a month and a half ago
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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

hondo77 Re:Why would you call something Mayo that isn't? (145 comments)

Hellman's invalided their own complaint, by their prior use of "mayo" for non-egg-producting-containing spreads.

Or: Hellman's validated their own complaint by halting use of the term "mayo" for any of their own products that do not contain any "egg product"?

about 2 months ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

hondo77 Re:I'm happy to announce (400 comments)

Your CEO cares enough about the search engine setting in browsers to be pissed off but isn't smart enough to know how to change it? Sounds like a fascinating company...

about 2 months ago

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Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  about a year ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "From Dave's Blog: "I’ve since tested this almost every day for the last couple of weeks. During the day – the bandwidth is normal to AWS. However, after 4pm or so – things get slow. In my personal opinion, this is Verizon waging war against Netflix. Unfortunately, a lot of infrastructure is hosted on AWS. That means a lot of services are going to be impacted by this.""
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Colony Collapse Disorder Linked to...High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health "...have re-created the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder in several honeybee hives simply by giving them small doses of a popular pesticide, imidacloprid." This follows recently-reported studies also linked the disorder to neonicotinoid pesticides. What is really interesting is the link to when the disorder started appearing, 2006. "That mechanism? High-fructose corn syrup. Many bee-keepers have turned to high-fructose corn syrup to feed their bees, which the researchers say did not imperil bees until U.S. corn began to be sprayed with imidacloprid in 2004-2005. A year later was the first outbreak of Colony Collapse Disorder.""
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3,500 Year Old Tree Dies of Natural Causes

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "The Daily reports that "Mother Nature claimed one of her oldest living specimens (Monday) in a freak fire that destroyed a 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree towering over central Florida. Known as “The Senator,” or simply “The Big Tree,” the hollowed-out majestic timber, standing at 118 feet tall, ignited before dawn. Firefighters watched helplessly as the oldest tree east of the Mississippi — and the fifth oldest in the world — blazed and then collapsed in a heap of flaming embers." The fire likely started by "either a weeks- old lightning strike that smoldered until combustion occured, or friction caused by buffeting winds that ignited a spark and erupted in flames.""
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Burt Rutan Retires

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Lost in all of the April Fool's Day fun was the news that Burt Rutan retired on April 1. "Five of his planes now hang in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, including the Voyager, which in 1986 became the first airplane to fly around the world without refueling, and SpaceShipOne, which in 2004 became the first private rocket plane ever to put a man into space." Enjoy your retirement, Burt. You've earned it."
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NASA Research Finds Last Decade was Warmest

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  about 5 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes ""There's a contradiction between the results shown here and popular perceptions about climate trends," James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies said. "In the last decade, global warming has not stopped.""
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Earthlink Slashing Workforce

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Having a hard time finding IT workers? If you live in a city with an Earthilnk office, you will be seeing an increased pool of candidates. Earthink has announced that they are cutting 900 of 1,900 jobs in the USA, are closing four offices (Orlando, Knoxville, Harrisburg, and San Francisco) and will "substantially reduce its presence" in Atlanta and Pasadena. More cuts may be announced by the end of the year."
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iPhone Remote

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "If you didn't need an iPhone, you do now. Behold iPhone Remote by Google. "Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone." It is still a prototype but you can start your drooling now."
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hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Carrie Underwood's new single, "I'll Stand By You", has debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over 100,000 copies in less than a week. The reason to care is that this single is only available on iTunes. Macworld reports that this is the first time an iTunes-only single has debuted in the Top Ten. The icing on the cake is that all proceeds from the sales go to charity as part of the Idol Gives Back program."
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hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  about 8 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "Yahoo! has taken down their news message boards. According to the message from General Manager Neil Budde, 'Over the next few months, we plan to offer new discussion forums based on topics in the news and incorporating the latest features to foster a better discussion for all of our readers.' Okay, I can understand wanting to fix the boards so they're more useful but to take them down for months before a replacement is released?"
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hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

hondo77 (324058) writes "According to this article by Reuters, IBM is suing Amazon because, as I read it, IBM owns the rights to ecommerce. From the article: "The suits say Amazon violates IBM patents covering such features as allowing users to order items from an electronic catalog, displaying advertising in an interactive service and storing data in an interactive network." Isn't that pretty much ecommerce?"

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