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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

lecithin Woot! (653 comments)

Destroyed? Hello No...

These will be on Woot in a few weeks, re branded of course.

about a month ago
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Latest Java Update Broken; Two New Sandbox Bypass Flaws Found

lecithin Re:I just have to say... (223 comments)

"Is Oracle really this inept at making stuff secure?"

Aside from their database, Oracle is inept at pretty much everything.

about a year ago
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Gut Bacteria Cocktail May End Need for Fecal Transplants

lecithin Re:Big news to our family (183 comments)

Thanks for the well wishes. It is difficult, if not impossible to feed our son things like you mention. That being said, we are doing the best we can do and are working the diet piece.

about a year and a half ago
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Gut Bacteria Cocktail May End Need for Fecal Transplants

lecithin Big news to our family (183 comments)

We had a son that was born at 23 weeks/0 days. Yea, that is 4 months premature. At this time (he turns 4 in December) the biggest problem he has is chronic issues with his gut. The odds are that he never got the correct mix of bacteria in his gut early on, because he was in a sterile environment when his body should have been getting mama milk and the crap that goes along with it. ;)

This is good.

about a year and a half ago
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Simulation Using LRO Data Shows More Locations With Ice on the Moon

lecithin Re:Water? On the moon? (55 comments)

Hate to reply to my own - but can't miss this opportunity....

"The moon does not look like earth at all.
There are no trees!
No Lakes, no water at all!
There is just deep, grey dust.
Dust, dust, dust."

"You Will Go To The Moon" -Mae and Ira Freeman, 1959

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Will_Go_to_the_Moon_(book)

about a year and a half ago
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Simulation Using LRO Data Shows More Locations With Ice on the Moon

lecithin Water? On the moon? (55 comments)

Man, I'm feeling my age. When I went to school we were taught that it was made of cheese.

about a year and a half ago
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Bing Gets Porn Domain To Filter Explicit Content

lecithin just use booble (200 comments)

go to booble.com

more than 4 years ago
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Hacker Destroys Avsim.com, Along With Its Backups

lecithin Re:Copying between servers is NOT backing up (780 comments)

"I hope the same administrator will never again make the same mistake with backups."

He won't for this company, that is for sure.

more than 4 years ago
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A Look At the Wolfram Alpha "Search Engine"

lecithin Re:3.125% (216 comments)

Or these days, your mother.

more than 4 years ago
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ISS To Become Second Brightest-Object In the Sky

lecithin 2nd brightest? not quite. (243 comments)

Yes, the ISS is bright and will be brighter.

This still doesn't rival the brightness of an Iridium flare.

Predictions of the ISS and Iridium flares are provided at http://www.heavens-above.com/

Then there have been comets and supernova that have been visible during daylight. Yea, I think the ISS is cool to observe, but don't call it 2nd brightest after the moon.

more than 5 years ago
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Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

lecithin Do it. (409 comments)

I'm a father of 4. Our newbie was born at 23 weeks/0 days gestation in December. He isn't due until April 12th. (Doing great, BTW) Birth weight was 1lb 6oz. (now at 2lbs 5oz.)

My son just got transferred out of the NICU at Children's Hospital in MPLS yesterday. He has needed numerous blood products, several surgeries and we still have a long road ahead. The odds are that he will have some developmental problems in the future. We banked his cells. Perhaps they are not going to do us any good today - tomorrow may just help our little man.

You just never know what is going to happen. For me, it is quite worth the investment.

more than 5 years ago
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Finnish E-Voting System Loses 2% of Votes

lecithin Usability Glitch? (366 comments)

"It seems that the system required the voter to insert a smart card to identify the voter, type in their selected candidate number, then press "ok", check the candidate details on the screen, and then press "ok" again. Some voters did not press "ok" for the second time, but instead removed their smart card from the voting terminal prematurely, causing their ballots not to be cast."

No. This isn't a glitch nor a problem with the machines. 98% of the voters got it right. That means that the directions were pretty clear.

This sounds like a nice feature to keep stupid people from voting.

more than 5 years ago
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Commerce Department Pushing For New "Copyright Czar"

lecithin Commerce Department????? (294 comments)

The Commerce Department is not the US Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber of Commerce = non-for-profit business federation.

Commerce Department = Federal Government Entity.

As a matter of fact, the Commerce Department OBJECTS to a "Copyright Czar"

more than 5 years ago
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Pandora Console Ready For Pre-Orders

lecithin What part of this advertisement is news??? (309 comments)

It boasts a processor capable of up to 900 MHZ,

It is 'possibly' the world's fastest console.

It "boasts" an amazing amount of ready-for-release software such as Ubuntu and many full-speed emulators

The console is as powerful as the original Xbox and on a par with the Nintendo Wii.

All this, and we are lucky to pre-order???

Lisa: They can't seriously expect us to swallow that tripe.
Skinner: Now as a special treat courtesy of our friends at the Meat
Council, please help yourself to this tripe.

more than 5 years ago
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Hubble Finds Unidentified Object In Space

lecithin That's no moon. It's a space station. (716 comments)

FTA-

"Apparently, a scientist at the LHC declared that the object is similar to the flash that an Imperial Star Destroyer does when reaching Warp 10.

more than 5 years ago

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Walmart and Gadget Lab selling $200 Ubuntu laptops

lecithin lecithin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lecithin (745575) writes ""Touted as a "green" machine, it has a 1.5 Ghz VIA C7 CPU embedded in a Mini-ITX motherboard, 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive. Normally, this would simply mark it as unacceptably low-end for use with modern software. By using the fast Enlightenment desktop manager (instead of heavier-duty alternatives like Gnome or KDE), the makers say it's more responsive than Vista is, even on more powerful computers."

This sounds like a good start to me."

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What makes mars magnetic?

lecithin lecithin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lecithin writes "Spaceflightnow has a story regarding a puzzle to astronomers and geologists. What makes mars magnetic? If you could pick up a rock from the surface of Mars, then the chances are it would be magnetic. And yet, Mars doesn't have a magnetic field coming from its core. These rocks are clinging to the signal of an ancient magnetic field, dating back billions of years, to the times when Mars had a magnetic field like Earth's."
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