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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

lisaparratt Re:How about just a good thermostat instead? (228 comments)

Kenwood Cooking Chef - it's not magnetic, but it is induction. I've been lusting after one for a while, but with a high-end non cooking version already, it's hard to justify.

about a month ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

lisaparratt Re:I think it's fine (219 comments)

Facebook uses psychology to make minor changes in our happiness, at the expense of our friends, destroying relationships

FTFY. I know it's rare amongst /. readers, but I have friends that aren't the 5 fingers on my right hand, and if they're sad or upset, I fucking well want to know so I can be there for them and help them.

about a month ago
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Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

lisaparratt Re:Love the gender examples (293 comments)

No, they're targeting potential breeders, implying that a woman's place is at home, pumping out spawn. Hence the focus on part time and home working.

about a month and a half ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

lisaparratt Re:New OS? (257 comments)

Maybe they're redesigning so that it doesn't need one, at least not in the traditional sense?

about 2 months ago
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UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

lisaparratt Re:Major Not (240 comments)

9/11 compares to VE day. The problem is, the west is playing the role of Germany.

about 2 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

lisaparratt Re:I call BS (291 comments)

No True Not All Men?

about 2 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

lisaparratt Re:I don't doubt it. (291 comments)

Pretty sure all of those are classical symptoms of depression.

about 2 months ago
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Servo Stock 3D Printer Brings Closed-Loop Control To Reprap

lisaparratt Re:this is cool (56 comments)

You seem to have mistaken 3d printing for a cheap hobby. Given the price of a reel of filament, it's madness to cheap out on the machine itself.

about 2 months ago
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Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo

lisaparratt Re:Derp (250 comments)

Conditioning only keeps my pink hair pink. Without washing it every few days, the loose dye builds up, and then can come off on hands, clothes, and sweat.

about 2 months ago
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Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo

lisaparratt Re:PH (250 comments)

Or the increased pH level saponified the oil on you skin?

about 2 months ago
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Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo

lisaparratt Re:Derp (250 comments)

Another alternative for hair is just to condition, not shampoo.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

lisaparratt Re:You can't image quantum (426 comments)

Sorry, I thought we were discussing realistic approaches, and not handwavy appeals to magic and pseudoscience. Oh wait, slashdot, nvm, carry on.

about 3 months ago
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Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

lisaparratt Re:Memories do decay (426 comments)

The advantage with an AI is that it only has to grow up once, then you can image it.

about 3 months ago
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Polio Causes Global Health Emergency

lisaparratt Re:But, but, but⦠autism!!1!11! (126 comments)

It's amazing how vaccines always cause conditions that were mis- or undiagnosed in the past. Let me guess - vaccines cause ADHD, too?

I've got tourettes, and my girlfriend has ADHD and aspergers, and whilst we're thankful our conditions aren't debilitating, we also cherish the positive aspects they bring to our lives.

about 3 months ago
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Polio Causes Global Health Emergency

lisaparratt Re:the polio vaccine causes cancer (126 comments)

Google "GNRH vaccine" - it's for boars, but it also works on humans. It might have *some* side effects.

about 3 months ago
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'Thermoelectrics' Could One Day Power Cars

lisaparratt Re:Not so fast, Thermodynamic laws are pesky thing (174 comments)

Build deep thermally insulating foundations, pump the excess heat into the earth underneath the property, then use thermoelectrics to bleed it off and produce electricity at night when the photovoltaics won't work.

about 3 months ago
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UK Bans Sending Books To Prisoners

lisaparratt Oh well. (220 comments)

I guess it's more important to keep the slaves in check, and the ministers looking good to the far right, than it is to rehabilitate the prisoners.

about 4 months ago
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Power Cables' UV Flashes Apparently Frighten Animals

lisaparratt Re:Protection from Deer Car accidents (183 comments)

You mean the same UV LEDs that burnout retinas if you look into them, those LEDs?

about 5 months ago
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Wolfram Language Demo Impresses

lisaparratt It looks like a very nice library (216 comments)

It looks like a very nice library.

Doesn't really say very much about the power of the language at all, though.

about 5 months ago
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Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships

lisaparratt Re:until someone hacks it (216 comments)

Or just gas anyone who comes on board the moment they set off an internal PIR.

about 5 months ago

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