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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

magusxxx Randy Marsh is a bad role model (139 comments)

What pop stars were they pretending to be instead of doing their jobs?

about two weeks ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

magusxxx Pre-Existing Is Sometimes Best (408 comments)

This reminds me of an early version of the program Painter. Instead of a box, it came in a paint can. I always wondered what the cost comparison was between the two.

about 2 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

magusxxx Geeze, Louise..." (224 comments)

70 years ago it was "Never Forget". Now it's "Never Remember". Make up your mind, Europe! ;)

about 6 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

magusxxx Nice try... (341 comments)

Dear UK...you had a chance to "think of the children" when you put Gary Glitter on trial. Nuff Said.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

magusxxx Time's Up (702 comments)

Until two years ago I had one of those old clocks that had the flip down numbers. 1982-2012.

about 7 months ago
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To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

magusxxx Re:Fad theories of health nuts (179 comments)

Oh yes, let's concentrate on the food preparation and not the food itself. Could it be the preservatives added to the meat interact with the grilling process? Or maybe it's just the preservatives themselves? I smell grant money!

about 8 months ago
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To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

magusxxx Re:Confusion (179 comments)

Must be a northerner.

about 8 months ago
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Iowa State AIDS Researcher Admits To Falsifying Findings

magusxxx No Deposit, No Return? (141 comments)

Didn't they also get 'more' money to continue the research? If so, when are they going to give it back? In another article I read on this it stated to the effect, "It's not customary for universities to return such funds." I also found this quote interesting... “As a matter of fact, I think the team came up with more novel ideas during the past four months than the past four years I have been at Iowa State University,” Cho wrote. Translation: "Han's work got us the money, but we weren't counting on him to bring us a win."

about a year ago
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Canada Post Announces the End of Urban Home Delivery

magusxxx How many licks does it take... (226 comments)

One year the USPS went before Congress to explain why a postage increase was necessary. Two weeks after it was approved the heads split several million dollars worth of bonuses. Wonder how much they're getting this year.

about a year ago
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Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission

magusxxx All you see is their hand (289 comments)

Can't wait to see their new campaign, "There's a Badge for That."

about a year ago
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Myst Was Supposed To Change the Face of Gaming. What Is Its Legacy?

magusxxx Numbers, and letters, and traveling, oh my! (374 comments)

But remember, before Myst there was Fool's Errand and 3 in Three. Both of which were major game changers as well. But alas, forgotten by all but we geekiest. :(

about a year ago
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9th Circuit Court Elevates Celebrity Privacy Rights Over Video Game Portrayals

magusxxx Re:What Goes Around... (207 comments)

I read the linked article and find my original statement as compared to the Brown vs Electronic Arts case to be on point.

about a year ago
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9th Circuit Court Elevates Celebrity Privacy Rights Over Video Game Portrayals

magusxxx What Goes Around... (207 comments)

I wonder what would happen if you made a video game about a courtroom and made the judges look like judges in real life. And then have those judges make legal decisions they normally wouldn't make. Even show some taking bribes to throw cases. As long as they're in the setting they've achieved renown in, all's good. Right?

about a year ago
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Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

magusxxx Common Sense Approach (867 comments)

Several decades ago the way the mail was delivered was as follows... A van drove through town dropping off a mailman at the corner of each block. By the time the mailman was going up and down the block the van would be back to pick him up. Each van carried 7-10 carriers. Why the heck can we not go back to doing this again? It would cut down vehicle costs, automotive maintenance, etc... The only time you'd need more vans would be during the christmas season. Also, I remember quite well that when the Post Office asked for permission to raise rates one year, congress approved. Two weeks later it was announced the top 25 people at the Post Office split several million in bonuses. Hmmm...

about a year ago
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Rise of the Warrior Cop: How America's Police Forces Became Militarized

magusxxx Re:As a devils advocate (835 comments)

When you're looking for a needle in a haystack, you don't make the haystack bigger.

about a year ago

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