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University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

lubricated Re:"What were you thinking?" (628 comments)

Only teaching faculty/staff are expected to teach only. At a research University, you are expected to publish.

about 2 years ago

Alabama Wages War Against the Perfect Weed

lubricated Re:Killing is so 1940's (360 comments)

it was way too sophisticated for me.

more than 4 years ago

Alabama Wages War Against the Perfect Weed

lubricated Re:Killing is so 1940's (360 comments)

That's not how it works. Just because the gene is dominant, doesn't mean that it will spread.

more than 4 years ago

DoJ Defends $1.92 Million RIAA Verdict

lubricated Re:The Eighth Amendment (386 comments)

A bunch of rhetorical bullshit does not trump a simply written statement in the constitution. Just because self important lawyers run the country, doesn't mean you can't have your own principles.

more than 4 years ago

Hitler's Stealth Fighter

lubricated Re:Best Photos (582 comments)

wooshity woosh woosh

more than 3 years ago

Kids Score 40 Percent Higher When They Get Paid For Grades

lubricated Re:Overjustification effect (716 comments)

I'm 29 6 months is a long term thing

more than 4 years ago

Believing In Medical Treatments That Don't Work

lubricated bullshit (467 comments)

Knee surgeries work, atheletes and the team owners have way too much money invested and knee injuries lead to knee surgeries often with remarkable success.

DXM has kept me from coughing. It's not expensive, I'll continue to buy it, whenever I get bronchitis. It beets seperating a rib.

Beta blockers slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure, they have uses.

about 5 years ago

Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

lubricated Re:It seems ironic... (1147 comments)

F1 cars are not precise. You can't shift gently in an f1 car.

You have more control with a pedal. Without you are at best trusting a computer to figure out what you want.

more than 5 years ago

Increase In Xbox 360 E74 Problems

lubricated Re:Heh, figures. (346 comments)

There is a high failure rate and then there is the stuff that doesn't show up in the statistics. I've owned two 360's. The first one got stolen. The first one also would randomly freeze up from overheating. Even though it was placed away from other electronics on it's own table. My new one doesn't overheat but the drive in there is shoddy and gets read errors from random reads. This is now sort of fixed since you can now install games to the hard drive. The point is that neither of these consoles would have been recorded on the failure rate. The three year warranty only covers red ring of death issues after the first year.

I also have a ps3. It was a waste of money, I prefer to play games on my 360, I prefer to watch movies on my htpc. The only game I've liked on the ps3 is metal gear. Little big planet was made for little japanese girls.

more than 5 years ago

Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

lubricated Re:It seems ironic... (1147 comments)

> I've driven several 'manual' cars over the last few years that dispensed with the idea of the clutch all the while providing pretty much the same functionality.

keywords there "pretty much", without the clutch pedal you loose precision.

more than 5 years ago

"Bridge To Microsoft" Gets Federal Stimulus Funds

lubricated Re:Waste (343 comments)

Where did your plan work?

more than 5 years ago

Women Skip Math/Science Careers To Have Families

lubricated Re:Intrinsic Asymetry (616 comments)

9 minutes. Where do you meet a woman and 8 minutes later you get it on?

more than 5 years ago

Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format

lubricated Re:Like the phonograph.... The what? (743 comments)

I hate to have to explain it, but the joke is that McDonalds Coffee is not like hot water, because some dumb bitch dumped it on herself instead Mcdonalds coffee is like luke warm water.

more than 5 years ago

How Vista Mistakes Changed Windows 7 Development

lubricated Re:release date (483 comments)

I still find that no free apps sync to an ipod as well as iTunes. Perhaps I couldn't just figure it out in amarok, but that's just as much of a fault of the program, but I couldn't get certain playlists to sync, while updating my played skip count, whenever my ipod is plugged in.

more than 5 years ago


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