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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

iggymanz Re:One correction (594 comments)

because they are individual, for a list of things so long the text file would take megabytes.

2 days ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

iggymanz Re:seriously? (247 comments)

Well you know the Chinese are building all those empty cities in Africa for those driven out of the USA by Oprah and her marauding hordes of Dark Crusaders? They'll have to build microelectronics in a sweat shop 12 hours a day to pay the rent, and that's the lucky ones not digging rice plantations! I read it in a blog!

2 days ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

iggymanz Re:Better idea (198 comments)

"Ethnic Greek Egyptian nationals of the Roman Colony of formerly Ptolemaic Egypt."

2 days ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

iggymanz our poor cops (594 comments)

in Chicago cops beat people for jollies and rape women detained for "suspected of being a prostitute". They won't be too keen on use of body cameras to "record entire incidents" (except for their own private porn/sadism collection that is)

2 days ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

iggymanz Re:Better idea (198 comments)

The old issue of nationality vs ethnicity ambiguity.

Ethnic Greeks living in Egypt, making them Egyptians?

2 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

iggymanz Re:On the other hand... (511 comments)

I was wondering, this "scientific process" of which this bill speaks, is that the same as the "scientific method"; or are they specifically legally forbidding instruction in all aspects of scientific endeavor such as making hypothesis, peer review, scientific models and theories, standards, designing experiments, what is meant by a "scientific law", etc. etc.? No reason they should be half-assed about enforcing the ignorance of science's systems

2 days ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

iggymanz Re:seriously? (247 comments)

For what, that is not news, those are claims in a blog. And even if true, there is no word on what actually was delivered, could have been baby powder.

2 days ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

iggymanz Re:Better idea (198 comments)

Egyptians *should* have invented the steam machine

Actually, they did.

2 days ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

iggymanz Re:seriously? (247 comments)

please provide link to news article about spam researcher who was sent explosives or narcotics.

2 days ago
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Early Bitcoin User Interviewed By Federal Officers

iggymanz big problem (92 comments)

That's not how it works. They will come to talk to you. They will make problems for you. And you will talk, or you will have HUGE problems.

2 days ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

iggymanz Re:Doesn't need much to make it right (251 comments)

There are very simple ways of having brand identity across different UI. Logo, same icons, etc.

There are you Microsoft, solution to your problem. That'll be $1M

2 days ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

iggymanz Re:more than mag 7.5? (216 comments)

Not a big deal since scale is base 10 logarithmic, 75 percent more is somewhat *less* the energy release than going from magnitude 6.5 to 6.7 for example which is 100% jump.

2 days ago
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The Evolution of Diet

iggymanz Re:ha! Inuit diet. Hazda diet. (279 comments)

Why do other ethnic groups in that same cold live much longer? Remember the claims made by the article are about their present diet (which still is meat and fat mostly) and lack of certain diseases, when the truth is they don't have those diseases because they are flopping over dead sooner than everyone else.

2 days ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

iggymanz Re:Doesn't need much to make it right (251 comments)

The UI of windows 8.x is an abortion, MS needs to totally scrap it and go back to refining the tried and true UI memes

2 days ago
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The Evolution of Diet

iggymanz Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (279 comments)

Obesity not a concern, those groups have no problems with heart disease because they are keeling over dead in mid 60s from other causes.

3 days ago
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The Evolution of Diet

iggymanz Re:ha! Inuit diet. Hazda diet. (279 comments)

Yes, and you can see the gradual increase in their lifespan over the last 100 years from that change too. Over 20 years added. Beer and pork for the win, m'boy!

3 days ago
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The Evolution of Diet

iggymanz Re:ha! Inuit diet. Hazda diet. (279 comments)

yes, those damn actuarial tables are so racist, and worse they are sexist too! Those Inuits with vaginas are living 2 to 3 years longer than those without.

3 days ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

iggymanz more than mag 7.5? (216 comments)

Are they really expecting a more than 7.5 magnitude quake there? unlikely in the extreme, USGS says the Shoreline fault that is near the plant might produce a 6.5 quake....so what?

3 days ago
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The Evolution of Diet

iggymanz ha! Inuit diet. Hazda diet. (279 comments)

Inuit have lifespan 12 to 15 years shorter than average Canadians. Hazda mean life expectancy is 65 years. Let's cut the bullshit already, live like those people and flop over dead before your time

3 days ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 8 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year and a half ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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