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NASA Setting Up $250,000 Mars Lander Competition

ksemlerK Not high enough (44 comments)

Wasn't the X-Prize somewhere around $1M just to get into suborbital flight? The reward for this feat of engineering should be around 1000 times as much as it is proposed.

about 5 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

ksemlerK Good riddance (510 comments)

Whenever possible, it should be encouraged to integrate into society as a whole, either by working around the disability, or working with it. Forming exclusionary "cliques" just because they are defective is a guaranteed way to further marginalize these people. "Deaf Culture" can die to the sound of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

about 5 months ago
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Public Domain Day 2014

ksemlerK You can thank Disney (225 comments)

The only reason copyright has been extended so long is so Disney Corp can protect Mickey Mouse.

about 8 months ago
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Are Tablets Replacing Notebook Computers? (Video)

ksemlerK For casual users, yes (211 comments)

Since my wife got her tablet, she's only used her laptop for school work. Besides that, she does everything on her Galaxy Tab.

about 8 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

ksemlerK Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

about 8 months ago
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Oppo's CyanogenMod Phone Gets Blessed To Run Google Apps

ksemlerK Root? (47 comments)

Does it come pre-rooted?

about 8 months ago
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

ksemlerK Re:Um.... (562 comments)

Have you ever heard of "Hanlon's razor"?

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

about 8 months ago
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

ksemlerK Re:Um.... (562 comments)

The last regime went back in time? Fucking awesome, dude!

about 8 months ago
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

ksemlerK Re:Um.... (562 comments)

The exact same argument can be used for alchol intoxication. When I got my DUI, I blew a .227, (almost 3 times the legal limit). I could pass the field sobriety test no problem, but since there was a "faint odor of alcohol", I was taken downtown to blow in the breathalyzer. Should I be allowed to go unimpeded, simply because I can "hold my liquor"?

about 8 months ago
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

ksemlerK It was giants (109 comments)

The Bible says so.

about 8 months ago
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Under the Hood of SteamOS

ksemlerK Re:Stop fragmenting (201 comments)

Throw poo at it, and it will remind you of a Simian too.

about 9 months ago
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Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?

ksemlerK Sure (1216 comments)

Make the "Maximum Wage" $20,000 a year, with 100% tax rate on any earnings above and beyond that. If I can live on it, and support a family of 3, you can too. Just because you work more doesn't mean you deserve more money.

about 9 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

ksemlerK Re:See cheap companies (495 comments)

Sure there are. Change your VM to route through YouMail, and download the Android app. You'll now be able to listen to MP3's of your voicemail, delete, fast forward, rewind, save for later. It's the modern equivalent to an answering machine. YouMail Visual Voicemail

about 9 months ago
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The Best Way To Blow the Whistle

ksemlerK The best way (141 comments)

Deep throat. Practice with foot long hotdogs.

about 9 months ago
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Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

ksemlerK Typical (494 comments)

You know when you're a liberal, when your plans don't coinside with reality, and you blame reality for the outcome; instead of the validity and viability of your plan.

about 9 months ago
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NASA's Next Frontier: Growing Plants On the Moon

ksemlerK Re:Non SI units (193 comments)

6.1875 inches wide, by 7 inches high.

about 9 months ago

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Mashable Found a Free Smartphone Embedded Inside Entertainment Weekly

ksemlerK ksemlerK writes  |  about 2 years ago

ksemlerK writes "Mashable>/a> has found a free smartphone embedded inside this weeks Entertainment weekly.

The world around us is rapidly adapting to the knowledge that our smartphones can serve as advertisement delivery systems. It seems like you can’t walk down the street now without seeing a QRcode or a Microsoft Tag for something, to say nothing of the “download our app” images in every magazine and commercial. You’d have to do something extra crazy to stick out in a magazine these days, even if that meant embedding a small screen in your magazine ad to offer information in real time. In fact, that’s exactly what The CW accomplished when they embedded a smartphone into this week’s Entertainment Weekly."

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Planet Hunters Discover a World That Could Harbor

ksemlerK ksemlerK writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ksemlerK writes "After more than a decade of telescopic monitoring, astronomers have added two newfound worlds to a nearby planetary system already known to harbor four other planets, and one of the new discoveries looks to be the kind of place where life might be able to take hold.

"Since the beginning of this hunt we've tried to find planets at about the size of the Earth with temperatures so that water can exist," said one of the researchers, Steven Vogt of the University of California, Santa Cruz, in a Webcast press briefing on September 29. "This is the first exoplanet that really has the right conditions for water to exist in liquid form on its surface." Vogt and his colleagues are set to publish their findings in a future issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

Continue Reading Here..."

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Tea Party-Backed O'Donnell Wins Upset in Del.

ksemlerK ksemlerK writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ksemlerK writes "Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell earned a stunning victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, riding a wave of tea party anger and advertising dollars to oust U.S. Rep. Michael Castle.

O'Donnell's shocking win gave new energy to the tea party movement, which targeted Castle after victories by Republican tea party candidates in the Alaska and Nevada Senate primaries.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting, O'Donnell had 54 percent to 46 percent for Castle, a former two-term governor and the longest serving congressman in Delaware history."

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