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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

jpellino Wow. (228 comments)

This is a longer article than the one about India getting to Mars BY AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE. And I thought the fact that Harry Potter has a longer WP entry than Prince Harry was ridiculous.

5 hours ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

jpellino Sheesh. Five cases of Ebola and (348 comments)

they start asking how to get off the planet? Lightweights.

3 days ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

jpellino It's improved. (229 comments)

Managed distribution has made this much better than the original VPP model. Yes, it was initially a mess. Second iteration was a little better. Things work well now but there is dome deep diving to be done. You'll likely want a 3rd party for MDM (Casper, etc.)

5 days ago
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Feces-Filled Capsules Treat Bacterial Infection

jpellino Suppository form works just fine. (135 comments)

Yes, that's been the preferred method so far. People gong on massive antibiotics have stockpiled frozen fecal suppositories with perfectly good results. Not FDA approves since it's not been properly tested until recently.

about a week ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

jpellino Sooooo... (252 comments)

Tesla Supercharger stations from now on?

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

jpellino Re:Not until they can put on a suit of clothes (385 comments)

That model begs the question - in that it presupposes a chimp and a child or a mentally incapacitated person somehow have a common legal standing, given only that they share a limited level of communication skills. Equating the smartest chimp with the most limited-cognition human doesn't create a tenable argument. They are still chimps, not one of which is discussing personhood. The others are still humans, all of whom - absent limiting pathology - are capable of considering this discussion. The term "sentient" is the giant wiggly one here. Protect them and allow them to live as they should? Sure. Grant them the standing of a person? Unsustainable and superfluous. So - when a chimp lawyer can figure out how to do it for Chimp Doe, call me. Until then, still no.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's "RoomAlive" Transforms Any Room Into a Giant Xbox Game

jpellino Projectors and Kinects X 6 ? $6,000... (66 comments)

White sheets to cover your walls? $200... Spending your afternoon explaining to your better half why there are giant holes in your walls where you swear the moles were? Priceless.

about two weeks ago
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Smart Gun Inspires Smart Mouse Authentification System

jpellino You can have my mouse (60 comments)

when you pry it from my cold... Wait, what? Oh.

about two weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

jpellino Re:Give'em 2.54 centimeters... (942 comments)

Never said it was difficult, I was simply illustrating the superior linguistic tradition of imperial units.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

jpellino It's like your stereo... (577 comments)

brand new, it sounds new, different, impressive, then six months down the line you ears get used to it and you think something happened to the gear. I expect OS slowdown is a lot like this.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

jpellino By God, (942 comments)

you're right: "28 grams of prevention is worth a half a kilogram of cure" sounds MUCH better.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

jpellino Give'em 2.54 centimeters... (942 comments)

and they'll take 1609.34 meters. 0.473 liters is 0.473 kilograms the world around. Centimeterworm, centimeterworm, measuring the marigolds... The whole 8.22 meters... 28.35 grams of prevention is worth 0.453592 kilograms of cure. He's done it! He's broken the 240 second 1.6 km! "Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit Be nominated for an equal 453.592 grams Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken In what part of your body pleaseth me." HBO. Next up. 1.8288 Meters Under. "You're gonna lose that smile / because all the while / I can see for kilometers and kilometers..."

about three weeks ago

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