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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

joocemann Re:They are competitors (328 comments)

...especially since their former product's business tried a low blow lawsuit on their newly acquired product line... This is a most likely outcome, and surprisingly newsworthy (since I think this is a pointless discussion).

about two weeks ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

joocemann Re:Clueless (328 comments)

Can't you walk over to where this equipment is and then post?

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

joocemann Re:They need to lock this down now! (475 comments)

We also have local animals to screen in case they became a reservoir.....

But oh... no.. lets keep letting people in and out of these plagued countries/areas with ease and only a quick one-time health check... .... THIS IS THE TIME TO MAKE PEOPLE WAIT 2-3 WEEKS IN QUARANTINE IF THEY DECIDE TO GO TO SHITTY-PLACE-ON-EARTH RIGHT NOW.RIGHT? I would have hoped they did this over a month ago, and now, to be frank, they should be dropping the 3-week quarantine on Dallas.

How many predictions will the CDC be wrong about before they stop chasing it with "Don't worry"?

about a month ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

joocemann Re:Asymptomatic people are not contagious (475 comments)

Thank you! This is one of the biggest points.

Screener:
Did you use needles during your visit?
Did you engage in intercourse with anyone during your visit?
Did you eat any bushmeat during your visit?

(Subject thinking about how a yes to question will seriously inconvenience him and his plans --- and then making the awful assumption everyone does which is to think he's special and probably is not a problem).

Subject: Uhh.. nope. I just bought some postcards and took some pictures. That's all.

about a month ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

joocemann Re:They need to lock this down now! (475 comments)

Dallas needs to be on lockdown for 21 days. The guy had symptoms for two days before he checked in...

My biggest fear about this is that the CDC has been wrong about their predictions all the way, and now they are CONFIDENT that this new 'blase' reaction to this guy is going to be enough and that we should (as they said in everything else that was wrong) 'not worry'. NOT WORRY? How about the people at the CDC show me that THEY are worried and working really goddamned hard to quarantine this plague -- that way I don't have to worry.

It's as if they're imagining the most positive outcomes and betting on it. PEOPLE'S FECAL MATTER GETS ON EVERYTHING! It's because we're animals! It's because we don't really wash our hands for 1 minute of scrubbing. Can we just get a grip on this and make everyone going to infected areas wait 2-3 weeks before they can travel? Is a little discomfort worth avoiding to put everyone at risk?

I'd love to see the CDC spokespeople bet their lives on their predictions. Why? If they doubt to bet their life, they will be forced to think about why they won't bet it. With every false confidence they project, they put us at risk.

about a month ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

joocemann Re:Yawn... (534 comments)

They are what I term, Tupac-Christians. It's where you wear a gold chain and cross and you talk about 'god' and such, but you've only got a few toes in the pool of faith and you spend 99% of your time contradicting the faith. From my experience, most people that call themselves Christians fit this model, and most people that I would think are adhering closely to Jesus/Bible, would say that those other people are not real Christians.

about a month ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

joocemann BUT BUT BUT!!! (241 comments)

Where will we get the endless stream of videos of people hurting themselves doing foolish things? That's a pretty big share of the internet right there!

about a month and a half ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re:The horror (74 comments)

Way to miss the point. If you have the mindset of losing, you will lose. If you think your work is not marketable, you won't.

Do you know that fundamental science requires tools? Did you know that the best labs that find out amazing basic science findings get there by innovating amazing new tools? DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE REFEFRENCE TO JC VENTER? The human genome sequence is, in itself, hard to market and sell. The sequence was first found by one man, JC Venter. He beat a huge army of publicly funded labs. While those labs used existing technologies to each try to sequence parts of the genome and get together to glue sequences together, Venter innovated highly improved DNA sequencing technlology. And thus he sequenced the human genome first. Guess what followed? All of those labs, and more, bought his sequencing technology and the models to follow.

If you can't find something to sell then you're destined to beg for money. I'd love to see a world without money that allocates resource based on meritocracy... But that's not reality.

You may think I need to grow up, but I can guarantee you that you need to wake up and smell the coffee of capitalism and try to identify how to get what you want. If you're in the US and you will always beg for money, try your hardest to Elect Elizabeth Warren as president because she wants to double NIH funding.

FWIW.

about a month and a half ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re:The horror (74 comments)

If you choose to read it in an insulting way, it is insulting. Or you can understand the gist of it which is to say 'pull yourself up from your perceived limitations and do what is necessary to rise to a superior position in life." But.... You know.... You're interested in arguing about communication, and not staying on topic; The next generation of wasted life. I can guarantee you that you'll grow a lot more in life by staying focused. Then again, if you're here to learn about communication and not about the subject, this is right up your alley.

about a month and a half ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

joocemann Re: Not just Reno (444 comments)

Right. But with good design, the water can be stored efficiently without evaporation, and the top of the container could possibly be engineered to collect/filter rainwater as well as an added benefit. I'm not trying to give you the best solution -- its just a simple idea I have always considered; loading electrical energy into physical potential energy by way of working against gravity. Maybe, instead, just run a big heavy chunk of metal up a notched pole? Then release it to spin a worm gear, to a large cog, then big generator as it slowly drops?

If I had resources, time, and money, I'd love to live out in a cabin somewhere and toy around with simplified energy storage solutions.

about a month and a half ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

joocemann Re: Not just Reno (444 comments)

You should consider a pump that pushes water up and then a pelton wheel for the release of pressure on the way down. It's not the most efficient but it's smart.

about a month and a half ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann This is huge! (74 comments)

I am super excited. The graphene capacitors from UCLA (about 18 months ago) can now be scaled up. They hired some company to try to scale up their tech, but maybe this finding can help. The implications for this is that new technologies are going to arrive in your hands and homes. Enjoy.

about 2 months ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re: The horror (74 comments)

Lacking the capacity to think outside of the mainstream function of waiting in line for a dollar that isn't there.

about 2 months ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re:The horror (74 comments)

Man up and make a company. Public funding isn't the only funding. If your ideas are valuable, market them. Summon the JC Venter in you.

about 2 months ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

Also, I am an engineer of sorts (cell biology). I use Celsius and meters every day. My understanding of a variety of units of measure only helped to understand the original point the OP was making, which was to say "awkward unit system you use". If you can get over that hangup, you might actually be part of the real conversation.

Remember --- if you can't tie your shoes, you'll never make it to work today.

about 2 months ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

The topic is not units of measure. The topic is about the teaching of the scientific process. You're getting hung up on insignificant side topics that aren't going to contribute to the topic.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

joocemann Good riddance! (127 comments)

ICQ/Yahoo/GTalk/Skype/IRC - were all far better than MSN garbage. MSN was always a distraction IM system that gained popularity due to microsoft forcing people into MSN e-mail accounts and buying hotmail.

I'm glad to see it going away. One less thing for pidgin/trillian to have to work with (note: the MSN accounts on the multi-messengers are the *only* ones I recall ever not really transferring files correctly)

about a month ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

joocemann Re: But is it reaslistic? (369 comments)

Are you aware of the power of molecular biology? Do you know that a B.S. in the field and a little experience is all that is required to begin orchestrating very nasty science? Please find a way to think deeper or know more when forming opinions.

about 2 months ago
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How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

joocemann Re:This Just In! (111 comments)

I think that the free market should attempt to try to compete with what they call 'inefficient big government'. I think it would be awesome to see if government or business can manage better.

about 2 months ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

In context, the difference is meaningless and mentioning it is so far beside the point that it's obnoxious. And here we are... We are not designing a space shuttle right now...

about 2 months ago

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Keith Olbermann and MSNBC Part Ways

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 3 years ago

joocemann (1273720) writes "In a direct business sense, MSNBC is making for poor business by axing their most popular anchor Keith Olbermann. "Cable host Keith Olbermann and news channel MSNBC abruptly parted ways on Friday night, as the network announced that his contract had ended and the last installment of his show would air that evening." Many have speculated as to why MSNBC would make this move. I am curious if raising too many questions and not spewing the pro-corporate memes that the mainstream media is purposed for is what took Keith the same way as Lou Dobbs."
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Slashdot Needs more 'positive post' word options.

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 5 years ago

joocemann writes "I love slashdot, and I really enjoy reading the intelligent posts — even those that I do not agree with. I think it might be nice to have a few other nice +1 words like "Beautiful" or "Poetic" or "Daring"... Something that might inspire a new range of response to meet those monikers.

What do you think would be a good other choice?"

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