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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

p51d007 Universal Translator? (142 comments)

I live in the USA, so obviously, I speak English, but with the baby steps taken by web translation & computer software, and apps that can now somewhat translate in real time, I would guess in just a few short years, perhaps less than a decade, this might be a moot point as we'll have something similar to a "universal translator" ie: star trek style.

2 days ago
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

p51d007 Why is bird poop white? (137 comments)

Have you ever seen one use a urinal? Their urine is mixed with their poop and let out at the same time, causing it to be white.

3 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

p51d007 Re:Muslims? (868 comments)

I love it when people say Christians did things just as bad as the mooslims, and bring up the Crusades. The Crusades were IN RESPONSE to the mooslimmss terrorizing the entire middle east, northern Africa & southern Europe. The Crusades were a DEFENSIVE action. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot....

3 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

p51d007 SQUASH THEM! (868 comments)

Take them out like the TERRORISTS that they are, least they get a foothold in YOUR country. I don't care which political party, religious affiliation or what their "cause" is, if they take hostages, once you get the hostages out, SQUASH THEM.

3 days ago
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Tour the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum - Part Two (Video)

p51d007 What memories (14 comments)

Started screwing around with electronics in 6th grade, in 1972 when my teacher brought a crystal radio to school. Went to Radio Shack and bought my first P-Box kit and I think I spent every spare dollar there buying more and more kits to play around with. Went to the library, checked out some books on ohms law, taught myself a bunch of stuff. In my teens, I think my parents thought I was going to blow up the house. I installed 8 track tape decks, car stereos all the time, fixed radios, televisions. Got a job in a television shop when I was 15, worked there through getting a electronics degree, went to work for Texas Instruments for a year, but hated Houston Texas. Built my first computer in the late 80's, got my ham "ticket"...still in the electronics/computer business for the last 34 years. All because a TEACHER, brought a tiny crystal radio to school, and I wanted to know why it worked "without batteries". It's interesting...a couple years ago, that same teacher showed up on Facebook, and I sent him a message telling him thank you...had it not been for him, who knows where or what I would be doing today. He said that was the best compliment he had ever received.

5 days ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

p51d007 Sad (164 comments)

Humans have devolved to such a point.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

p51d007 I can see it now (262 comments)

Instead of the internet sites "teenage sexy webcams LIVE" There will be "best of" police body cam sites....geez... What it should be, is a 30-60 minute loop. It should work similar to an airplane cockpit voice recorder. Continuously record the last 60 minutes. If something happens, simply have the shift supervisor shut it off. Yeah not perfect, but something like that. You know good and well, if it is SAVED, and something "goes to trial" or something the news media will chop, splice it to fit their agenda, as well as the police, for their agenda.

about two weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

p51d007 Impaired is impaired (342 comments)

Be it alcohol, legal drugs, illegal drugs, lack of sleep...the term is driving while intoxicated/impaired, or in the case of distracted driving, sleepy driving it's called careless & imprudent. I don't want ANYONE intoxicated/impaired on the road. Once the medical & legal venues sort this out, as they did with alcohol intoxication, one for marijuana can be developed. I don't care if you snort, shoot up, smoke, drink or whatever, but, TAKE A CAB or stay at home.

about two weeks ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

p51d007 Amen to that! (143 comments)

Sometimes I think some of the enviro-nutjobs, won't be happy until we are all back living in caves, eating sticks and berries.

about a month ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

p51d007 After bankruptcy (137 comments)

Look for one of the "entertainment giants" to pick up the scraps, rebrand it and sell it somehow.

about a month ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

p51d007 Old televisions (111 comments)

Sure is a lot different these days. Back in my youth, in the mid 70's, I worked in a television repair shop. We'd get tv's in that the "women of the house" could hear the flyback transformer whine. Usually around 15k in frequency. Sometimes I could hear it, sometimes I couldn't. Only thing you could do back then was to swap out horizontal output or horizontal oscillator tubes, hoping to get one that was just right, so the person couldn't hear the whine.

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

p51d007 New weight loss miracle (297 comments)

Oh, I can see it now...late night tv....The newest solution to weight loss The microb-pill, guaranteed to help you lose 20 pounds a week or your money back. Act now and we'll double your order, just pay for processing and handling.

about a month ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

p51d007 Market speculation, OPEC pricing (334 comments)

It's simple math. The price spiked up and stayed high a few years ago, when has lead to the boom of (USA) domestic oil production in the Dakota area, and more oil available on the market, caused the price to drop, and exports from OPEC to drop. OPEC, wanting to sell more oil, lowers the price, pumps more, and floods the market with even more oil. This causes the speculators to drop the price on the open market. With the price lower, drilling for oil becomes cheaper, less return on a barrel of oil, versus the cost to extract & refine it, making domestic companies, investors stop or reduce drilling because of little or no return on that investment. You just can't stick a pipe in the ground to drill for oil in the USA anyway. You must get 3,103 different legal things sorted out, EPA, environmental impact, the hardware & people required to extract it, shipping it etc. So, once the domestic drilling slows or stops, and the "glut" of oil evaporates, then OPEC slows delivery of oil on the international stage, and BOOM! The price skyrockets again. By the time the domestic production ramps up again, it will be months if not years, thereby insuring a huge windfall for OPEC. Alternatives are ok, but, nothing will stop the use of petroleum products. A lot of anti-oil people forget, there are a LOT of medical discoveries, and cures available today, if not for the petro-chemical industry.

about a month ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

p51d007 Black tape (321 comments)

Every laptop I've owned, if it had a web cam, also had a piece of black electrical tape over the camera.

about a month and a half ago
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PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

p51d007 socialism (208 comments)

I'll take free market capitalism over socialsim/communism ANY DAY! At least in a democratic form, you have the ability to do better. Under socialism, there is no reward, for doing better, and you become LAZY, quality of work, goods & services suck.

about a month and a half ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

p51d007 What if aliens drop in, (249 comments)

Tell everyone "HEY! your clock is off .03 seconds"...the scientist's heads would explode. ;)

about a month and a half ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

p51d007 WOW, it wasn't George Bush's or other mans fault? (132 comments)

OMG! It wasn't mans fault the last time the last time the ice melted?? Stop the presses! Call Algore!

about a month and a half ago
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Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found

p51d007 Re:No Worries (73 comments)

Yeah, want to really get them going? Oil, is a NATURAL RESOURCE.

about a month and a half ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

p51d007 What happens to the data? (165 comments)

Oh this one will drive the conspiracy nuts wild! After that scanner is finished, where does the data go? Is it deleted, is it stored, shared? Oh the possibilities with that data...

about 2 months ago

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