How Old Were You When You First Got a Cell Phone?
Due to the variety of ages on Slashdot, of course 22+ is going to be the primary answer. If they asked "in what year did you first get a cell phone?" that would be a more interesting result set.
For me it was late 2004, junior year in college. Not quite the last of all my friends to get one, but just almost. The only other guy who didn't still lived at home, so... yeah.
Where does your electricity come from?
Natural Gas - 26%
Large Hydroelectric - 7%
Renewables* - 14%
Nuclear - 9%
Coal - 44%
*Renewable energy sources include biomass and waste, small hydroelectric, wind, solar, and geothermal. So, I guess I'd need an "all of the above" option. This is the first slashpoll where I've actually learned something interesting as a direct result!
Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..
Castle notwithstanding (I also like it), Joss made Dr. Horrible because of the WGA strike, not because he wasn't making Firefly.
Stewart and Colbert Plan Competing D.C. Rallies
...because most of them pay no taxes
This is the thing that I hear from (mostly) the Right which pisses me off the most. The argument boils down to: Poor/immigrants/liberals/etc. aren't participating in society and freeloading because they "don't pay taxes". This is pure bullshit.
What they really mean is, they don't have INCOME tax liability. Even if I didn't have any (which I do), I am still paying social security, medicare/caid, sales tax, gas tax, car registration, and (by virtue of being employed) payroll and corporate taxes. Just because people don't make enough to be taxed on income, people act like they don't pay taxes at all.
Also, I am right in the middle of the Daily Show and Colbert's audience (26 and liberal) and I pay taxes; including income tax. Please find some other bullshit reason to completely ignore my opinion.
Given Truth, the Misinformed Believe Lies More
Yes. To quote Jon Stewart, to Bill O'Reilly, "You're the sanest voice on this entire network. And that's a little scary sometimes."
Mr. Stewart went on to say that's "like being the thinnest kid at fat camp." I love that line.
Doctors Seeing a Rise In "Google-itis"
Also, when I first saw it my brain was pretty sure it said "google-tits", which is probably an even more common problem...
Of these options, I'd call the place I live ...
Interesting. I live in Bozeman, MT which clocks in at somewhere over 35,000 (without the University). For Montana, we're a good sized city (4th largest in the state), though in Japan, California, etc. it would hardly register.
Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
We just need to let them know that nobody ever said those 71 virgins were women.
Ah yes: a huge, eternal, post-mortal D&D session awaits the faithful jihadist.
Sam Raimi To Direct World of Warcraft Movie
Raimi also produces the Legend of the Seeker tv series. Make of THAT what you will!
1. 'Produces' (actually, co-produces) != has a strong hand in the art direction, storyline, acting, etc. thereof
2. I actually like this show. It's reminiscent of the old Hercules and Xena shows, though not quite as quirky. For a TV fantasy show it has a few things going for it: very accessible plot, attractive females, and respectable fight choreography to name a few.
Huge Unidentified Organic Blob Floating Around Alaska
HA! I'd mod up, but I'm fresh out of points.
Recovery.gov To Get $18 Million Redesign
I'm not saying $18M is cheap, but if you really want transparency about where tax dollars go it'll cost you. It costs even more if you want something that is simple and straightforward enough for "average" Americans to use and understand...
Human Sperm Produced In the Laboratory
Man, this kind of beats the story I was just about to submit:
Human Sperm Produced In The Lavatory
Montana City Requires Workers' Internet Accounts
I live in Bozeman and I find your ideas intriguing...
Slash-nerds for mayor!
Dungeons & Dragons Online Goes Free-To-Play
Seriously D&D Online must have sucked pretty bad for flying this low under the radar and making a free-to-play version sounds like a really really bad idea...
Yes, your ignorance is clearly the standard by which all MMOs should be judged.
Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology
I disagree, it must be a joke site. This has to be about the funniest goddamn thing I've ever read:
In addition to the evolutionary position lacking evidential support and being counterevidence, the great intellectuals in history such as Archimedes, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, and Lord Kelvin did not propose an evolutionary process for a species to transform into a more complex version.
Customer Resource Management For Non-Profits?
I've worked with this software before, and it has the ability to sync contact information from Outlook. I'm not sure about pricing, but I know the company is very supportive of non-profits in general.
Microsoft Asks Fed For Bailout
Pff, don't you know by now that if you aren't in the USA you don't matter?
Is Alcohol Killing Our Planet?
Brain cells? Yes.
Senator Diane Feinstein Trying to Kill Net Neutrality
In general, yes, but...
The hypocrisy of the democrats who ripped on republicans and Bush and now ignore it when they do the EXACT same type of stuff just kills me.
I would say EXACT same type of stuff. I for one would much rather go into debt trying to help the economy and make things better at home than invading foreign nations for almost no reason.
Change we can believe in ROFL. I'll bet now not one real change will happen.
Obama IS changing the tone in Washington, just not all at once. The democrats in congress are just getting there pants tight over finally being able to DO something that they're stuffing this stimulus bill full of everything they've ever wanted. They shouldn't be doing this, but history has shown that the president doesn't have complete control over ANY party in congress, even their own (this is a good thing). Before you say there's no change, keep in mind that a few things are already different from our last administration.
Darwinism Must Die So Evolution Can Live
Nice copy paste. Then again, that's typical Creationist behavior.
It's not just a straight copy paste, every time this is posted it's slightly different. After a few thousand posts, it may turn into a cogent argument!
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