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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

myth24601 Should have gotten the other one banned (263 comments)

A better strategy would have been to get the old med banned for some reason which would force people on the new med and keep generics from cropping up at some point.

Seriously, if a drug company decides to stop making a drug, the patent should automatically expire.

5 days ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

myth24601 Re:ssh / scp / https maybe? (148 comments)

Snide answer: How about getting off your ass and actually going to the polling place to vote?

How do you know the person at the polling place is actually legally allowed to vote?

We could implement some sort of credentialing system.

about a month ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

myth24601 Re:If you tax the rich, they'll leave (255 comments)

Well, if his assets are $20 Billion and his return on all his assets were only 5%, he would be generating $1billion in income. A write off of $70 million lowers his taxable income to $930 million. ( my guess is his return is higher than 5% but that is a SWAG)

about 2 months ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

myth24601 Re:Ho-lee-crap (275 comments)

Nobody even mentioned that the modern carrier also has a large amount of electronics, sensors and other fancy doodads that no cargo ship will ever have to contend with (they may have a decent weather radar but they don't have any need to scan the sky for aircraft for example).

about 2 months ago
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Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday

myth24601 Re:3:2 resonance (101 comments)

With this close approach to the Earth, couldn't its orbit be changed?

about 3 months ago
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Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday

myth24601 Re:Quick, capture it (101 comments)

A ranch style transitional with a pool.

about 3 months ago
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WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

myth24601 He's got a date? (299 comments)

Maybe he has a hot date and he needs to get to the pharmacy for some prescriptions?

about 4 months ago
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Long-Wave Radar Can Take the Stealth From Stealth Technology

myth24601 Re:Might cause a re-thinking of the F-35 (275 comments)

That may be well and good in the air to air role but this thing is supposed to be an attack plane too. And how long is it before the new radar tech finds its way into fighters?

about 4 months ago
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Massive Russian Hack Has Researchers Scratching Their Heads

myth24601 Re:Objection! (102 comments)

If these people have knowledge of a crime, aren't they legally obligated to report it to law enforcement?

Normally, one could claim no knowledge of a crime but in this case, they have announced that they have knowledge of crimes.

about 4 months ago
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NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

myth24601 Re:American football (107 comments)

In American Football, you can't tackle anyone, there are rules but generally, you can only tackle the guy who has the ball but blocking is allowed so that leads to lots of hits.

about 5 months ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

myth24601 Re:Stop the idiocracy (514 comments)

Did the study take majors and school into account? If the black college grad population has a much higher percentage of degrees in social sciences versus technical degrees, that could be a part of the difference. It is likely that a large percentage of blacks got degrees from less prestigious black colleges compared to whites.

Just a couple of factors that could account for some of the gap.

about 5 months ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

myth24601 Re:Larger bladder needed (119 comments)

I think the 800 mile requirement would be if the "fill up" were to take hours like it does now. Like he said, if he had a 300 mile range and the ability to fully recharge in 10 minutes, it would take the time that a gas car takes now.

about 5 months ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

myth24601 Re:Hmmm (205 comments)

If you live or work in the city though, minivans are far less convenient - they are big, hard to park, and not hipster enough for you. In the suburbs, they are perfect.

I wish minivans would stay in the suburbs. How often do I see a minivan attempt to park on my street and it leaves 1/2 of a spot in front and 1/2 of a spot in back leaving no space for others to park, essentially taking up two parking spots. Then when I go out to the suburb to visit and need to park on the one street that has public parking there are lines drawn that are, I shit you not 30' per spot. Maybe what I wish is that suburbs removed their giant-ass parking spots so people might actually learn how to park a car in a normal-sized spot so when they came downtown they could be more considerate.

I call BS. Unless the spots are meant for Minis or Smarts, there is no way a minivan will take up two whole spots (1 plus two halves that you claim). A Honda minivan is less than a foot longer than an Accord and maybe six inches wider.

As far as the size of parking places goes in the suburban outback, I have seen parking lots with huge spaces but they are usually old places where they never shrank them from their 1970s size upon repaving the lot. Most places have normal size parking spaces that will only seem huge if you drive a very small car (Mini or Smart).

about 5 months ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

myth24601 Re:Britain won't back out. (364 comments)

Likely much less than half the cost on a per aircraft basis and already proven to work.

about 5 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

myth24601 Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Since the dog can't smell memory, it must have been trained to smell something about the electronic components. That's bound to trigger a LOT of false positives in the modern world.

This might be a fun thing to do. Get a lot of old flash drives, sd cards, and the like, the old super cheap ones of course, and stick them everywhere. Under the carpet, taped to the bottom of the drawers, in the hem of the curtain, etc. After 30 or 40 of them, somebody is going to get sick of playing that game, and it might be the dog, If you're really mean, store a picture of a treasure map on each one, and maybe some lists of random hexadecimal numbers.

It'll drive them nuts. To really get the point across when they ask, just tell them the truth, that it's a joke, there's absolutely nothing of value stored on them, and yes, you want them back and undamaged. :P

They will completely destroy your house digging up every memory stick and then leave you to clean up the mess.

about 5 months ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

myth24601 Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

If the viewscreen fails, they just use an app on their iPhone.

about 5 months ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

myth24601 Re:Bigfoot doesn't exist (198 comments)

A new type of deer that to 99% of people might look similar to some other type of deer could escape detection but a bigfoot would be similar if they were all so similar to humans and simply blending in with us. Maybe that is the answer, tall people are bigfoots!

about 6 months ago

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