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What To Do About an Asteroid That Has a 1 In 625 Chance of Hitting Us In 2040?

jayme0227 Re:I will be doing one thing about it. (412 comments)

Interesting fact: "Telephone sanitizer" is actually a euphemism for toilet cleaner. The term came about when indoor plumbing was popularized. Women who couldn't afford servants but still had money would hire out people to come in and clean their toilets. Nobody wanted a truck parked outside of their house that had "WC cleaner" written on it, so one enterprising businessman put "Telephone Sanitizing" on the side of his truck, which implied that these middle class housewives had adopted another new technology: the telephone. Thus, a euphemism was born.

Source: http://tlb.org/telsan.html

more than 2 years ago
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BT Sues Google Over Android

jayme0227 Re:Here we go again... (214 comments)

You aren't looking forward to the next wave of "Everybody Sues Everybody" in the cellular world?

about 3 years ago
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DoT Grants $15M To Test Car-To-Car Communication

jayme0227 Re:Something we should add... (263 comments)

Get enough Asshole stickers and you get a ticket.

Also, give enough Asshole stickers and you get a ticket. My anecdotal evidence suggests that the people who complain the most about bad drivers tend to be pretty terrible drivers themselves. That would mean that the ones going crazy giving out tickets would likely be causing the other drivers around them to seem like they are driving poorly.

more than 3 years ago
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Sequencing the Weed Genome

jayme0227 Re:Now all we need is... (315 comments)

Or 3) whatever it is that eats dandelions starts getting messed up every time they eat, becoming basically useless outside of philosophical debates, and disrupting the whole food chain.

more than 3 years ago
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Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice

jayme0227 Re:All of those studies are the same (380 comments)

Point for point, you are wrong. Pro-gaming culture is nearly the same in South Korea as sports culture is in many other parts of the world. In the US, many kids play sports outside, or at least they have until video games started replacing physical games as the "normal" pastime, there, they play Starcraft. In the US, we have entire channels devoted to sports. In Korea, they have entire TV channels devoted to Starcraft. In the US, we have cheerleaders at our events, in Korea they have pop singers at their events. Here, we have our favorite teams which we live and die with. There, they have their favorite players from favorite teams that they live and die with. Also, replace "beer" with "energy drinks" and you can make the same arguments for video games in general.

Your entire post comes across as pathetic whining because you were(maybe are) one of the kids who got picked on by the jocks.

more than 3 years ago
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Blizzard Reveals Diablo 3 (Real Money) Auction House

jayme0227 Re:no offline play = no sale (384 comments)

Who plays Diablo offline?

On a side note: I'm excitedly waiting for the shitstorm to flair up when the first guy manages to accidentally spend $1000 instead of $10.00 on some random piece of crap in game.

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Use Found To Affect Memory

jayme0227 Re:Slashdot Bias shows through (207 comments)

I haven't been around Slashdot too much lately, but I thought that most pharmaceuticals were well-hated around here, especially the ones for over-diagnosed illnesses like depression and ADHD.

That said, I also hate the marketing schemes of "It's good because it's natural" and "It's good because it's not made by a giant pharmaceutical company." Because so many folk medicines use those gimmicks, I tend to shy away from them.

more than 3 years ago
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Hacker Exposes Florida's Voting Database — Again

jayme0227 Re:pen and paper (76 comments)

In the meantime, they'll just select their presidential candidate at random. Again.

more than 3 years ago
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Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies

jayme0227 Re:Should result in a prison sentence (504 comments)

Shifting goalposts, eh? A nice tactic.

"He didn't lie."

"Yes he did, here's evidence."

"Who cares if he lied? That doesn't matter, look over there!"

more than 3 years ago
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Sony's Solution To Split-Screen Multiplayer

jayme0227 Security Purposes? (157 comments)

Would it be possible to use this concept to allow only one person to see what's on a screen? This could be a potentially powerful tool for security and secrecy.

more than 3 years ago
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CERN Ups Antimatter Confinement Record to 15+ Minutes

jayme0227 Re:If that's not playing God, (206 comments)

Wouldn't that be an anti-matter dark sucker?

more than 3 years ago
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Why People Watch StarCraft, Instead of Playing

jayme0227 Re:And the TL streams.... (122 comments)

This is a valid point. Tens of thousands watch tournament games every single night, whereas you'll be hard pressed to find streams that reach 5K viewers. Even the ones that do often feature players who discuss the game and their decision making which provides an alternate avenue for entertainment than just watching with excitement while waiting to see if the Protoss saw the medivac or if the Zerg will respond to the Dark Templar in time.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

jayme0227 Re:Easy answer (2288 comments)

Indeed, my science classes in Wisconsin almost exclusively used the metric system. It's part of the socialist conspiracy to turn all of our kids into communists. I learned that on Fox News.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On a DIY Neutron Beam?

jayme0227 Re:radioactive boy scout (117 comments)

This is exactly what I thought of. For those who don't want to look it up for yourself, I present to you David Hahn. At the age of 19 he created his own Superfund site and inspired a Duran Duran song, a book, a movie, and, perhaps most importantly, a joke on the Big Bang Theory.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Continues Android Legal Assault

jayme0227 Re:IF they hold the patents (344 comments)

Who says they haven't put some of this technology into their phones?

Either way, I'm all for big companies suing big companies over patent disputes. Monetarily it's going to be a wash for consumers (minus some money for the lawyers) since all the companies win some and lose some. However, it will be a definite win for consumers as many of the patents often get nullified. And, hopefully, someday these companies will realize it's no longer worth the hassle or money and might support logical patent reform.

more than 2 years ago
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UN Backs Action Against Colonel Gaddafi

jayme0227 Re:Similar Revolts (501 comments)

At least this way they have a chance to to do it right. Some will, some won't, and eventually those that won't will have to try again.

more than 3 years ago
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Intelsat To Start Refueling Satellites In Orbit

jayme0227 Really cool (79 comments)

This story just triggered my geekometer. To me, this step seems so cool, that we now have space gas attendants and junk men. It makes me feel as if some of the science fiction that I've read is not so far away after all.

more than 3 years ago
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Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?

jayme0227 Re:No you cant (557 comments)

I don't agree with your statements, and neither does this chart.

more than 3 years ago

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Tech giants go to war... in StarCraft II

jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jayme0227 (1558821) writes "It's a common sight for technology companies to attack each other publicly, but rarely does it spill over from the courtrooms and press into another realm. A new battleground has emerged for Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yelp, and Zynga, however: StarCraft II."
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Pepsi moving away from Plastic bottles

jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jayme0227 (1558821) writes "PepsiCo Inc. unveiled a new bottle Tuesday made entirely of plant material that it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces bottles' carbon footprint. The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business."
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Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jayme0227 (1558821) writes "A federal judge in Florida has ruled unconstitutional the sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama, setting up what is likely to be a contentious Supreme Court challenge over the legislation in coming months."
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Terrorists bomb Moscow Airport

jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jayme0227 (1558821) writes ""Terrorists detonated a bomb at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing 35 people and wounding another 152, Russian authorities said.

President Dmitry Medvedev, who called the bombing a terrorist attack, ordered additional security at Moscow's other airports and transportation hubs, and Moscow police went on high alert in case of additional bombs.""

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SCOTUS Blocks Arizona Candidates' Matching Funds

jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jayme0227 (1558821) writes ""The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an emergency halt to the matching-funds portion of Arizona's publicly funded Clean Elections program, throwing Arizona's hotly contested gubernatorial Republican primary into chaos.""
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New Moore Island now completely submerged

jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jayme0227 (1558821) writes ""For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island's gone.

New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said.

"What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Hazra.""

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jayme0227 jayme0227 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

So last night I had a dream about Slashdot. I dreamed that I had posted a bunch of a really bad comments and had my karma drop all the way down to Terrible. When I got into work this morning, I had to check to make sure that it was, indeed, just a dream.

I guess I really am a dork.

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