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Emperor Penguins Counted From Space

orphiuchus Sweet, hunting time! (102 comments)

This is really awesome news, I've always wanted to shoot an emperor, but they won't let me into Japan for some reason.

more than 2 years ago
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Stolen iPad's Reported Location Not Enough To Warrant Search, Say Dutch Police

orphiuchus Re:So do the dutch have a problem with vigilantism (619 comments)

It naturally depends on your financial situation, but to me it would be worth it. I'm not going to be a willing victim just because the police refuse to do their jobs.

more than 2 years ago
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Stolen iPad's Reported Location Not Enough To Warrant Search, Say Dutch Police

orphiuchus So do the dutch have a problem with vigilantism? (619 comments)

Because I know for damn sure if I was in the same situation I would go recover the stolen property myself.

more than 2 years ago
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Biologists Debunk the "Rotting Y Chromosome" Theory

orphiuchus DAMNIT!! (248 comments)

Well, I guess I can stop work on my time machine, they won't be needing me for insemination like I'd hoped.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Says E-prescription Systems Would Save At Least 50k Lives a Year

orphiuchus Just yesterday... (134 comments)

I got some shit advice from the medical staff at my university. I'm taking a drug called celexa and got a cold, not wanting any adverse interactions I called them up and asked what medicine it was OK for me to take. Coricidin Cold and Cough they said, was the safe choice.

I Googled it before I went to the store and found a major interaction via drugs.com. A potentially fatal interaction. Super.

more than 2 years ago
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Australian Police Spying On Web, Phone Usage With No Warrants

orphiuchus Re:So what now? (78 comments)

I hate to break it to you, but they're starting to take the lead on some of this shit.

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona Ponders FCC Decency Standards For the Classroom

orphiuchus We have the worst Republicans in the country in Az (122 comments)

And I say that as a Republican. Just recently we had a group of them go after our University funding, claiming that if tuition is higher then the students will benefit because they'll value their educations more. The moron pushing this had a degree from the University of Pheonix.

They all get elected on a mix of religious social issues and their oppositions refusal to admit that illegal immigration is a problem(even though Arizona is now the kidnapping capital of the country and there are entire sections of the desert near Tucson where you just can't go anymore thanks to the smugglers, including national parks).

I guess that all you can say is most of them aren't corrupt. They're generally too stupid to be corrupt.

more than 2 years ago
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Making a Better Solar Cooker

orphiuchus Re:Stop giving the things away... (167 comments)

You're actually the one missing the point here. Lung disease is one of the leading killers of children and women in the developing world and the primary cause is indoor cooking fires. This is a solution to that problem.

The fact that people who understand that have manipulated Wahwhuas into supporting these measures is just icing on the cake.

more than 2 years ago
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Making a Better Solar Cooker

orphiuchus Stop giving the things away... (167 comments)

...and sell them at a loss. That way the villagers will attach some value to the things and actually use them.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Wants Devastating Cuts To NASA's Mars Exploration

orphiuchus Re:The biggest problem (422 comments)

That's idiotic.

Nobody thinks that eating at McDonalds 3 times a day is healthy, they do it because they're lazy. Its the exact same reason by and large that they're poor. These people aren't fat because they live on ramen noodles.

more than 2 years ago
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Did Anonymous Take Down CIA.gov?

orphiuchus Anon accomplished nothing here (125 comments)

The CIA only uses that site for public relations, they've got their own separate system for all of their real work.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Wants Devastating Cuts To NASA's Mars Exploration

orphiuchus Re:Confused (422 comments)

A safety net that could cover the cost of mortgages for people who've lost their jobs would be one expensive net.

Foreclosures happen to people with $500,000 homes too.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Wants Devastating Cuts To NASA's Mars Exploration

orphiuchus Re:The biggest problem (422 comments)

You've only noticed half of the problem. The left in the US believe that we shouldn't spend money on going to space while the poor are still "hungry". Even when food is so cheap that claims about hunger are moronic and obesity is one of the chief health concerns among the very poor.

Much like the religious right, the far left in the US is undaunted by reality, and the result is that politicians in both parties pander to people who don't care about scientific progress just to get nominated.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Wants Devastating Cuts To NASA's Mars Exploration

orphiuchus Re:Confused (422 comments)

Safety nets are fine, just not when people use them as hammocks.

more than 2 years ago
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Rethinking the Social Media-Centric Classroom

orphiuchus Mastering Physics (81 comments)

Is the perfect example of this technology based learning failing miserably.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go waste 3 hours on material I already understand battling inconsistent significant figure requirements and badly worded questions.

more than 2 years ago
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IRS Employee Stole Data To Forge $8M In Fraudulent Returns

orphiuchus Just another crime... (151 comments)

...who's punishment is more severe than killing Michael Jackson.

more than 2 years ago
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Smart Camera Tells Tobacco From Marijuana

orphiuchus Even better: (167 comments)

Would be a smart camera that can tell when a summary on slashdot includes information found nowhere within TFA.

more than 2 years ago
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Alan Moore on V For Vendetta and the Rise of Anonymous

orphiuchus Based on previous reactions of Moore's: (286 comments)

I expected any external use of his writings whatsoever to cause him to roll-over in the grave which I can only assume he sleeps in every night.

more than 2 years ago

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