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Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

onkelonkel Re:What does this mean...? (56 comments)

This almost correct. Tadpoles swim to the epididymus, then are mixed with seminal fluid in the seminal vesicles (which are part of the prostate).

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

onkelonkel Re:Why I got a Pebble (228 comments)

Good tip. I can see where being two yards short on a 150 yard shot would devastate my own golf game.

3 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

onkelonkel Re:Frustration over being public? (594 comments)

Exactly. Assad bough guns and bombs and tanks, Gaddafi tried to be Mr. Nice Guy to the West. Assad is crushing his opponents under his iron heel (pending final outcome) and Gaddafi ended up dead in a roadside ditch.
 
Should I send you my resume direct or send it to Legion_of_Terror.com/Human_Resources/Opportunities?

about a week ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

onkelonkel Re:Frustration over being public? (594 comments)

"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" - Would you rather end up like Bashar al-Assad or Muammar Gaddafi?

about a week ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

onkelonkel Re:Frustration over being public? (594 comments)

The toll is to raise money and influence driver behavior. Did you not read the post you were replying to? Also, he's a dictator. The money goes to buy guns and bombs and tanks, so when the revolution comes he is ready.

about a week ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

onkelonkel Re:Liberals are only liberal (176 comments)

Do you effect the affected effects, or are you affecting the affected effects, it wasn't quite clear from your affect.

about two weeks ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

onkelonkel Magic Pill - Self Discipline (153 comments)

Use self discipline, eat less, eat better, be more active, and accept that discomfort and struggle may be required maintain a healthy body.

about two weeks ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

onkelonkel Re:This is brilliant (207 comments)

wringer - a press with rollers to squeeze water out of wet laundry.

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

onkelonkel Bad Web Design not a Monitor problem (567 comments)

All the examples in TFA show web pages that only take up half the width of the screen. I naively ask why these web pages have to have a fixed width, and why they cant expand to fill the width of the browser window?

about two weeks ago
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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

onkelonkel Re:wtf (237 comments)

"the Gaul" - I see what you did there.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power

onkelonkel Re:The industry really needs to switch to DC power (41 comments)

Not in my (limited) experience. This was a dispatching center for a large (Class 1) freight railway. For each of about 40 dispatchers there were 5 machines a pair of PCs at the "Desk" plus a trio of PCs in the back room for server/backup server & maintenance workstation. The "ONE BIG UPS" failed 3 times in 4 years, and each time the whole damn railroad was stopped dead for several hours. ( Egon Spengler - That would be bad.)
 
  We put a small (about 2000VA) UPS at each desk and another for each back room trio. Cost about 1/10 of what the big UPS cost. If a little UPS failed the techs would drop in a new one and have the machines restarted in about 10 minutes. The trains were seldom delayed, and the failures would only affect a single dispatcher.

about a month ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

onkelonkel Re:Yes, let's do look, shall we? (297 comments)

How do you know that us morally superior thin people aren't Person B types who are hungry all the time but don't use it as an excuse to eat when we don't need to?

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

onkelonkel Hammerfest (216 comments)

Isn't Hammerfest a Scandinavian Folk Metal band. I swear I saw them in 2013 with Amon Amarth and Korpiklaani.

about a month and a half ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

onkelonkel Re:Silly (764 comments)

Possibly proud means "not ashamed" in this context.

about 2 months ago
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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

onkelonkel Re:Obesity (144 comments)

Overweight and obese are medical terms based on associated health risk. BMI is fairly good for average people, not so good for athletes.
 
Want to know if you are fat? Try this - lift your shirt, and grab a fold of skin 2 inches to the left (or right) of you belly button. How thick is the fold of skin (and fat)? An inch or less, ok. More than an inch, you are carrying unnecessary extra body fat which will damage your health.

about 2 months ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

onkelonkel Re:Cool, but nothing new (669 comments)

"steady state universe" - sorry for the nitpick

about 2 months ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

onkelonkel Re:Evolution != salvation (669 comments)

"evolution states that we are continually improving "- No it certainly doesn't. There is no direction or purpose implied by evolution.

about 2 months ago
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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

onkelonkel Re:The performance difference only matters... (77 comments)

FWIW I get random crashes on Win 8.1 . Supposedly happens on certain video cards, even with the latest drivers, and an update is supposed to be coming to fix it.

about 2 months ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

onkelonkel Re:So much stupid (269 comments)

Beats are not terrible, they are awesome.
 
Allow me to explain.
 
You are assuming that Beats are audio headphones, and judging them on that basis. Beats are a fashion accessory and a status symbol first, and an audio device second. My nine year old niece loves her Beats.They look cute, and sound much better than the throw away earbuds she got with her ipod. In that respect they are a great product, and fulfill her requirements better than any other headphone.
 
Now if I was looking for headphones, looks and conferred status would be at the very bottom of my list of requirements. I'd probably buy some Sennheisers with better specs for half the price of Beats. But then, I'm not the target market for Beats.

about 2 months ago

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