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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

paiute So is anyone else bothered by this (80 comments)

So I have been noticing that people, especially when interviewed, have developed this bad habit of beginning every statement with an unnecessary 'so'. So this is really starting to annoy me. So lately everytime I listen to a podcast or watch a video that word jars me like a electrical shock. So I know it's coming, and I pray that the speaker will recognize that it is a problem. So but they don't. So will this ever go away?

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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

paiute Random sample from one paper (134 comments)

"The University of Siegen in Germany working in the research and development of an autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (DORIS) project as in figure 1. As it is still a work-in-progress, a problem has been identified in the de- signing and implement a speed control system for DORIS_1 and DORIS_2 where a mechanical transmission and Hydro- static transmission used. An electro hydraulic servo system developed for DORIS_3 [1]." They do not waste monies on grammar the editing.

3 days ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

paiute Re:So it was a documentary (235 comments)

The quote was from Iron Sky, but I do recall that Soyuz capsules did at one time carry small arms in case they landed near angry bears.

4 days ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

paiute So it was a documentary (235 comments)

Everyone who doesn't have an armed space station, raise your hand.

5 days ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

paiute Government jackboots (129 comments)

I cannot wait until the Republican Congress gets the government out of the way and lets small businesses get on with their work.

about a week ago
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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

paiute Jetson!!! (77 comments)

Why am I picturing Uniblab saying "Pick a card. Any card."

about two weeks ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

paiute Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

to get the prices right you'd probably be needing to have a Hershey's bar cost at least 2-3 times what they currently do

The problem is, I just bought a Hershey bar at the store for 99 cents. If it had been 2 or 3 dollars, I would not have even reached for it.

about two weeks ago
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3D Printed Art Smaller Than an Ant's Forehead

paiute They missed a great opportunity (35 comments)

The first statue should have been one of Hendrik Casimir.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

paiute Why do you hate magic fairies? (554 comments)

There is no political will to raise gas taxes. Hell, liberal Massachusetts just voted to decouple their gas tax from inflation, and the Democratic-dominated state government dare not speak the word tax even though none of them will ever face a credible reelection threat. Besides, raising the gas tax means that some of the magic fairies that go out after midnight and fill potholes and repair bridges will have to be let go. Why do you hate them so?

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

paiute Re:Window Dressing. (258 comments)

Actually, I don't remember. All I remember is that you fucksticks voted in a Republican Congress which can block any kind of real changes the guy might want to make.

about two weeks ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

paiute Re:Wonderful idea. (697 comments)

A gunshot, firecracker or jet taking off - 140 dB

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

paiute Re:Be the Change You Wish to See in the World (438 comments)

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; and enough ammo to change the things I can."

about two weeks ago
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CERN May Not Have Discovered Higgs Boson After All

paiute Re:Higgs impostor (137 comments)

Theories are not "correct", just strongly supported by experimental evidence.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Echo Chamber

paiute Re:Why does it matter ? (112 comments)

No, we are asking what his background and experience are that he can offer useful criticism of Amazon. If I badmouth your code, aren't you going to want to know what my qualifications are for judging it?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Echo Chamber

paiute Who is that? (112 comments)

Who is Dustin Curtis, and which multibillion dollar company did he found?

about two weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

paiute Episode X (267 comments)

We milk the cash cow...oh, and Force Force something.

about three weeks ago
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Satellites Spot Hidden Villages In Amazon

paiute Re:Perspective. (84 comments)

Imagine how we must look from their perspective. Like gods peering down on them from the heavens with magical devices that grant us powers. Can you imagine if we as a people encountered beings who were just as advanced from us as we are from those tribes. Hell even a mere 100 years of progress would seem miraculous to us to say nothing of eons. Imagine how we would look to someone from 1914.

There is a screenplay out there based roughly on this premise: https://www.scribd.com/doc/135...

about three weeks ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

paiute Re: Discovery? (164 comments)

Maybe if you buy 500 channels there might be one or two...

When cable rolled out those hypothetical 500 channels, it seemed that there might be all kind of niche programming available. Unfortunately, every one of those 500 channels ended up chasing the same demographic after learning the financial meaning of 'niche'.

about three weeks ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

paiute Oh good (164 comments)

Now I can literally watch another formerly decent channel turn to shit.

about three weeks ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

paiute Re:Sparks but no flame: Pianist Dejan Lazic at Ken (257 comments)

No, I actually meant to ask how one would judge if a piece of music were being played by a human or a machine programmed to be imperfect to some degree and just a bit off the tempo here and there.

about three weeks ago

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Universe now 1.4 hellameters across

paiute paiute writes  |  more than 4 years ago

paiute (550198) writes ""When Austin Sendek was growing up in Northern California, he was never allowed to use the regional slang term "hella."

Now the 20-year-old physics major at UC Davis uses "hella" often — and he's trying to get scientists from Boise to Beijing to do the same. Sendek, who was forced to use "hecka" as a child, has petitioned an international scientific body to make "hella" the name for the hitherto nameless, unimaginably huge, seldom-cited quantity of 10 to the 27th power — or 1 followed by 27 zeros."

Google, as one might anticipate, has embraced this whimsical unit and has incorporated it into the Google calculator:

"Now users can find out, with a little finagling, that our $13-trillion national debt, when expressed in hella-dollars, is a pleasingly tiny 1.3 times 10 to the minus 14th."

Slashdotters in the greater Boston area are readying their petition to the Consultative Committee on Units to make "wickedpissa" the new name for 10 to the 28th power."

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Free Netbook From Microsoft, Then Things Got Weird

paiute paiute writes  |  more than 4 years ago

paiute (550198) writes "Matt Karolian, a Marketing Communications major at Emerson College in Boston "won" a netbook in a Microsoft re-tweet competition (whatever that is). Then the prize arrived, and it was not exactly the high-quality major award he had expected from a Microsoft:

"A few months back I entered a re-tweet contest that Microsoft was holding. I know, I know, as a marketer I should cringe at the thought of a re-tweet contest but one of the prizes for this re-tweet contest was an xbox 360, so I caved and took part. Time passed and I heard nothing about anyone winning, and I eventually forgot about it...""

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