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Arctic Ice Extent Tops 2012's, But Is 6th Lowest In History

onemorechip volume? (310 comments)

"The volume of sea ice – that is, how thick the Arctic ice is..."

Er, no, "how thick the ice is" is called "thickness". Volume is thickness times area (or more precisely, thickness integrated over area).

That said, two data points (last year's area and this year's area) do not a trend make. I can't believe how many people don't get that (or enjoy telling lies so much that they don't care that it contradicts reason).

about a year ago
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Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

onemorechip Re:How does this account for those who change part (758 comments)

Mod parent up. I wish we could count on our respective parties to uphold some core values. I don't vote for Democrats because I expect some return in the form of liberalization of government or society. Disappointment after disappointment has taught me not to do that. I vote for Democrats because I don't want more Scalias and Thomases deciding what the Constitution really means, and because I don't want the Bushes and Palins and Ryans and Romneys of the world pushing their crazy world views on us all.

about a year and a half ago
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Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

onemorechip Re:So what the article is saying... (758 comments)

1. I've never called for censorship. I do like people to act civilly, but in any kind of public forum that can't be enforced, it's just a wish.
2. I'm not so much pro-gun control as I am opposed to letting one organization have such a powerful pull on what laws get made that we can't even expect our lawmakers to engage in a legitimate discourse on the topic.
3. I have no idea what you are talking about.
4. Seriously, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Maybe you need to talk to some real liberals instead of listening to stereotypes of them on TV.

about a year and a half ago
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Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House

onemorechip Imagine the bad timing (1387 comments)

Suppose the death star gets about halfway done, and the requirement to convert to metric kicks in. All those parts machined to imperial units will have to be scrapped and the whole thing rebuilt.

about 2 years ago
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Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered

onemorechip Re:Venus, not Mars. (71 comments)

Sigh. Venus gets no love. Ironic, isn't it?

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Says Google Trying To Undermine Windows Phone

onemorechip Shocking... (476 comments)

There are Windows Phone users?

about 2 years ago
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Specific Gut Bacteria May Account For Much Obesity

onemorechip Re:Mass-Media Report (470 comments)

2. What can we do? Is it possible to safely eliminate just this one bacteria via a vaccine or antibiotic?

You do not want to encourage antibiotic resistance in this genus!

Link

about 2 years ago
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White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star'

onemorechip Encryption (384 comments)

How about strong encryption for the data network, so that it can't be hacked by a simple R2 unit?

about 2 years ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

onemorechip Re:C'Mon Slashdot (211 comments)

It's not true. But then, I am not a woman.

about 2 years ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

onemorechip Re:C'Mon Slashdot (211 comments)

Or maybe Shifty Grades of Fey.

about 2 years ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

onemorechip Re:By definition (211 comments)

Once I read all the poll options, the last thing I had read was "Print is Dead".

about 2 years ago
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On Daylight Savings Time:

onemorechip Re:Atlantic time (475 comments)

All of New England should be on Atlantic time to stat with

->stat Atlantic time
stat: cannot stat `Atlantic': No such file or directory
stat: cannot stat `time': No such file or directory

about 2 years ago
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Apple Posts Non-Apology To Samsung

onemorechip Re:cool (413 comments)

Well after reading the announcement or whatever we're calling it, I'd have to say it affirms my recently evolved judgment (over about the last two years) that Apple is the opposite of cool...So no worries, they are definitely not infringing your patent.

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Patents Pokes-Per-Minute Limits

onemorechip Okay here goes... (143 comments)

1. Create something nobody needs, and everybody but the most juvenile will find annoying.
2. Create (obvious) method for limiting the annoyance created by step 1.
3. Patent the method in step 2.
4. ????
5. Profit!

about 2 years ago
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What tech would you un-invent?

onemorechip Re:missing option (572 comments)

I don't think you meant "ring and index gripping the right side", but "ring and pinky gripping the right side". Well, I have large hands, but gripping the mouse between thumb and ring finger feels (to me) like an unnatural stretch. Even more so for click-and-drag" operations. So it's between thumb and pinky for me. Maybe it's a difference in musculature between us, but I find that gives the best fine positioning control.

about 2 years ago
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What tech would you un-invent?

onemorechip Re:Time travel. (572 comments)

I've already uninvented it for you. How long since you last saw a time traveler?

about 2 years ago
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What tech would you un-invent?

onemorechip Re:missing option (572 comments)

I'll amend that -- every *desktop* GUI.

about 2 years ago
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What tech would you un-invent?

onemorechip Re:missing option (572 comments)

I've always preferred keyboard input over mouse. But I'm using one now. Why? Because every GUI on earth is too reliant on them. But the mouse is ergonomically a terrible invention. Why is it so hard to drag without accidentally tripping the right button (left button, if you are left-handed) with the ring finger? I'd want to un-invent the mouse so that I could reinvent it without a button in that position. I'd have two buttons, one would be under the index finger, the other under the middle finger. Then it wouldn't be such a pain in the ass.

about 2 years ago

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