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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

hondo77 I Like Sitting (308 comments)

I'm going to be cycling 39 miles into work tomorrow. I'll happily sit all day at work afterwards, thank you. I don't need my employer telling me I need to stand more.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

hondo77 Re:Militia, then vs now (1571 comments)

All you have to do is remember what two well armed guys in Hollywood pulled off during a bank heist.

Huh? Two well-armed guys in North Hollywood didn't go up against the U.S. Army. They were up against patrolmen armed with handguns. Yeah, they did fine until SWAT showed up, and SWAT still isn't the U.S. Army.

2 days ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

hondo77 Re:Intuit is the Microsoft of tax software (415 comments)

Um, I e-filed my girlfriend's parents' returns for California for free for the last two years. Federal was free both years, too.

3 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

hondo77 Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1111 comments)

At this point, two years ago, any reasonable person would say that Eich (a) was divisive and (b) lacked judgement.

A reasonable person could also say that Eich had a different opinion than you. THAT is what you don't get. To you, there is only black and white. Lest you forget, Prop 8 passed. It wouldn't pass today because, since then, some people have changed their minds. That's not good enough for you, though. For you, once a Prop 8 supporter, always a dirtbag. Have fun digging into the past of your friends because I guarantee you that you're going to find something distasteful (to you) in almost every one of them. Getting rid of all those dirtbags should be a very cathartic experience. Then, enjoy your new, solitary life.

about two weeks ago
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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

hondo77 Re:It's not trending. (371 comments)

I never went out destroying people's cars, and I doubt that you did either.

Does smashing car windows count? Yeah, dumb stuff happened in the teen years.

about two weeks ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

hondo77 Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

To some ignorant person, Einstein might seem stupid.

Ah, I see you've been to Conservapedia.

about two weeks ago
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How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

hondo77 Re:Dude, what? (101 comments)

You didn't really just use a Wikipedia page as a definitive list of earthquakes in California, did you? For starters, people are really inconsistent about what quakes they're adding. I mean, really, people are adding 4.1 quakes to that list. I did a quick check and found a 6.0 from 1993 that was missing from the list (it is missing no longer).

about two weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

hondo77 Re:First amendment only applies to our friends (824 comments)

Somehow... birth control (which was already widely available prior to Obamacare) is now a civil right to receive for free and from your employer.

No. A couple of businesses want to be exempted from part of a federal law because they claim their religion forbids it. Birth control being a civil right isn't even remotely the issue.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

hondo77 Re:Zero info in article (198 comments)

So.. Why would you trust Samsung over Apple?

Because the nice Samsung people payoff the right Russians better than the ones at Apple?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

hondo77 Re:Hi... (370 comments)

... I got a degree, and never used it.

Let me guess: you're degree was in English. ;-)

about three weeks ago
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Measles Outbreak In NYC

hondo77 Re:MMR Outcry? (747 comments)

Question, if the vax works so well, why then are the vaxxed so worried about the few who dont.

Because those getting these diseases aren't the anti-vax mob, it's their children.

about a month ago
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Facebook Wants To Block Illegal Gun Sales

hondo77 Re:..or without a background check? (310 comments)

Ah, so you don't have a good reason. Thanks for playing. You can go now.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Wants To Block Illegal Gun Sales

hondo77 Re:Selling assult weapons (310 comments)

Liberals find every black person terrifying if they are not actively pandering to said black person at that moment.

That would be so funny if it wasn't so moronic.

h77 (A big liberal guy)

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Wants To Block Illegal Gun Sales

hondo77 Re:..or without a background check? (310 comments)

We might like it better if you gave an actual reason for wanting such a thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Feds Now Oppose Aereo, Rejecting Cloud Apocalypse Argument

hondo77 Re:In my experience.... (140 comments)

With ABC, not so much:

Verify your TV provider to watch ABC programming at no additional cost.*

* You must verify your participating TV provider account for access to certain WATCH ABC on demand features. It's included in your TV subscription services. Show and episode availability are subject to change.

about a month and a half ago
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The New PHP

hondo77 Re:Too Little, Too Late & MtGox (254 comments)

Why in 2014, do I have to decorate variables with '$'?

That is your first complaint about PHP? That? I can't stand PHP but, seriously, that is first on your list of PHP badness?

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

hondo77 Re:Innovation? (264 comments)

Personally, I'm a little disappointed with Apple's system. First, it's not wireless, and second, it doesn't give me the ability to see arbitrary apps on my display. I sometimes drive up to 500 miles for projects and its nice to be able to look at a radar map if the sky turns dark or the weather is bad.

The impression I get is that Apple wants you looking at their apps as little as possible since you should be looking at the road as much as possible while driving. Given that, it's not surprising that they are limiting the apps in CarPlay. One can easily imagine a lawsuit when someone crashes into the back of another vehicle because the driver was looking at a radar map instead of the car that he/she was about to slam into.

about a month and a half ago

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Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

hondo77 hondo77 writes  |  about 2 months 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  |  about 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  |  about 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  |  more than 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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  |  more than 7 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 7 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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