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Ginkgo Doesn't Improve Memory Or Cognitive Skills

jeffshoaf Re:Explains things... (403 comments)

Seriously though, I had a suspicion 10 years ago when I took it, I couldn't see any difference either.

So it affected your vision?

more than 4 years ago
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Each American Consumed 34 Gigabytes Per Day In '08

jeffshoaf Re:Massive exaggeration (245 comments)

The only complaint I have with Fox is the whole "Fair and Balanced" line. They aren't balanced, and that's okay - they should own up to it.

So, you agree that they're unbalanced?

more than 4 years ago
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Comcast to Buy 51% of NBC, GE Goes After 49%

jeffshoaf Re:whom the gods would destroy they first make mad (258 comments)

All mainstream media outlets are giant dinosaurs too stupid to realize they're already dead. There's virtually nothing good on television anyway; ad revenues are plummeting as consumers have no more money to spend, and anybody savvy just uses BitTorrent anyway.

So, where will the stuff on BitTorrent come from once the dinosaurs realize they're dead because the ad revenues are gone and stop producing content?

more than 4 years ago
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Cell Phones Don't Increase Chances of Brain Cancer

jeffshoaf Second-hand... (320 comments)

Yeah, but what about second-hand cell phone usage? If the person in the room with you or in the car with you is using a cell phone, does it increase your chance of brain tumors?

OK, OK, I'm not totally serious with this (it's more a riff on the whole second-hand smoke issue), but still...

more than 4 years ago
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Should You Be Paid For Being On Call?

jeffshoaf Contract or support agreement should specify (735 comments)

Since he's an independant webmaster, he should have a contract or support agreement with his clients and all of that should be spelled out so that everyone knows what to expect - if the contract says he's available 40 hours a week within specific hours, then that's when he should be available. If his clients want more support than that, then the contract or agreement should specify what that additional support costs.

Support requirements really aren't given the priority they need... When my boss came to me to get my opinion on trying to commercialize some of the apps I had developed for internal use, my first question was "How are we going to provide support?" She didn't have an answer and the apps weren't commercialized.

more than 4 years ago
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Programmable Quantum Computer Created

jeffshoaf Think of the cats! (132 comments)

Were any cats harmed in the running of the programs?

more than 4 years ago
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Inside England and Wales' DNA Regime

jeffshoaf I spit... (141 comments)

I spit at their attempt to get my DNA! Oh, wait...

about 5 years ago
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Mark Cuban's Plan To Kill Google

jeffshoaf Re:What about Google? (773 comments)

I thought that googling Google would crash the Internet...

about 5 years ago
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Yahoo Offered Lap Dances At Hack Event

jeffshoaf Pictures... (572 comments)

Pictures or it didn't happ... Oh, wait...

more than 5 years ago
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Lockheed Snags $31 Million To Reinvent the Internet, Microsoft To Help

jeffshoaf Re:Skynet (326 comments)

(I think I'll go wash my mind out with a good Vodka at this point)

Pot works better.

T-Fal or Calphalon?

more than 5 years ago
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Do You Provide Tech Support To Friends and Family?

jeffshoaf I ask 'em to research a bit first... (606 comments)

I try to encourage them to at least look at the help files and/or research a bit before asking me, but they won't - I guess they find it easier to call me. I've even explained to them that by finding the answer themselves, they'll have a better understanding and maybe even learn something else useful, but to no avail. My aunt even called me a few weeks ago to ask me a question about Solitaire...

more than 5 years ago
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The LHC, the Higgs Boson, and Fate

jeffshoaf Re:Could happen (691 comments)

Depending on how you reconcile the two, you may not get an actual black hole. (You will get something that behaves quite similarly, but not exactly the same.)

A really, really dark brown hole?


Hmmm... Maybe I need to change my sig for this post!

more than 5 years ago
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The Fresca Rebellion

jeffshoaf Re:Sin taxes and the rich (776 comments)

Hmmm... Sort of a "value removed tax" instead of a "value added tax." I like it!

more than 5 years ago
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At What Temperature (F) Do You Prefer Your Nerd Cave?

jeffshoaf Re:celsius (1233 comments)

0 Fahrenheit is based on colder than crap, 100 being hotter than crap.

That's a bit arbitrary - I find that the temperture of crap varies quite a bit based on the ambient temperture and the length of time since it's been crapped.

more than 5 years ago
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Burglar Logs Into Facebook On Victim's Computer

jeffshoaf Password (337 comments)

I'll bet his password is "Duh!".

more than 5 years ago
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Gravitational Currents Could Slash Fuel Needed To

jeffshoaf Re:Lawyers... IN SPACE!!! (177 comments)

What's the TPL (thrust per lawsuit) against a given gravitational current

DPL (Disgust Per Lawsuit) is even more powerful!

more than 5 years ago
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Garlic Farmer Wards Off High-Speed Internet

jeffshoaf Smelly... (475 comments)

Well, that just stinks!

more than 5 years ago

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New Programming Language - "Noop"

jeffshoaf jeffshoaf writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jeffshoaf writes "Google has announced a new language experiment named "Noop" (pronounced "no op") that runs on the JVM and attempts to "that attempts to blend the best lessons of languages old and new, while syntactically encouraging industry best-practices and discouraging the worst offenses." Read more here: http://code.google.com/p/noop/"
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