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What's your favorite medium for Sci-Fi?

richardoz Missing Option (322 comments)


about a year ago

Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

richardoz Good solution! (867 comments)

We walk to our box and sometimes pick up the mail when we are on the way home from other errands. We've have a cluster box for over 20 years. I see no reason to have people manually deliver the arbitrary bills and junk mail to my door. It seems like a waste of time.

about a year and a half ago

At my current place of employ, snacks are ...

richardoz They are on the "house"... My house.. (172 comments)

I work from home -- so all my food, entertainment and necessary hygene needs are provided.

about 2 years ago

Twitter's Vine App Ready To Bomb Internet With GIF-Like Videos

richardoz 6 seconds of porn? (117 comments)

The subject says it all...

about 2 years ago

Mysterious Planet May Be Cruising For a Bruising

richardoz 25 Ly away (104 comments)

For the observable time of 2032, this means it already happened.

about 2 years ago

Brazil and Peru Dispute .Amazon TLD

richardoz TLD's make no sense unless your a mega-corp.. (163 comments)

It's just another way to further entrench branding to the point that the Internet will be "owned" (in a marketing way) by 4 or 5 companies.

more than 2 years ago

The Data Crunchers Who Helped Win The Election

richardoz In Business we call this "Single View of Customer" (208 comments)

It's nothing new and has been around for 20+ years. Anytime data is siloed in separate systems, you need to consider this technique.

more than 2 years ago

Why the NTSB Is Wrong About Cellphones

richardoz Re:theater (1003 comments)

I think that the consensus is that a conversation with a passenger is different from that with some one on the phone - as the passenger is aware of the same environment and you both automatically adjust the tone/pace of the conversation depending on the current conditions. I.E. the passenger will generally keep quiet when you are performing a complex maneuver. That is not to say that passengers can not be a distraction, just that in general a phone conversation is a worse distraction that most passengers.

I would agree with you about the passengers being aware and automatically adjusting the conversation if they are adults who drive as well. But try getting your kids to stop chattering at you is quite another thing.

more than 3 years ago

Discovery's Final Launch Successful

richardoz I'll miss the shuttle flights (149 comments)

It doesn't matter if it's money well spent, I know logically it's time to let them go. But I'll still miss them.

more than 3 years ago

Minutes I spend on the phone, on a typical day:

richardoz 120 (264 comments)

I telecommute 100%. My coworkers are all over the world. We use IM, Email and phone as appropriate. We commonly elevate text threads on IM or Email to a phone calls. Once the phone call is complete, we may follow up the conversation with written specs etc if necessary.

more than 4 years ago

Las Vegas Hotel Vdara an Accidental Death Ray

richardoz 1..2..3... Profit (218 comments)

Ah.. I have an idea a simple 7 step plan for profit:
1. Build crazy concave building with highly reflective glass
2. Insure building has an acute focal point for sunlight in the afternoon
3. Build pool deck at focal point to insure maximum people density
4. Sell bathers and “sun worshipers” some “protective” solar cells
5. Wire ‘em up to the utility grid
6. Sell the electricity
7. Profit. $$$

more than 4 years ago

I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

richardoz I use Nixie Tubes... (480 comments)

You insensitive clod! Now, get off my lawn...

more than 4 years ago

How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?

richardoz Bocce (674 comments)

I speak the binary language of moisture evaporators and load lifters. So would that make 3?

more than 4 years ago

Where I am now, it's ...

richardoz Re:Check your numbers (525 comments)

Yeah... any hotter or wetter and you might as well be a lobster in a pot.

more than 4 years ago

Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter

richardoz Re:In the UK housing far exceeds food. (582 comments)

Hmm... I read yur post as "The cost of sheltering dwarves for food." Dwarves... the other white meat??

about 5 years ago

Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':

richardoz 2K9 to 2010? (206 comments)

I used to sometimes write the "00" years as 2K1..2K9.. now I'll have to waste another char and make it 2010... ugh!

about 5 years ago

Massachusetts Police Can't Place GPS On Autos Without Warrant

richardoz Any other alternative to the high speed chase? (194 comments)

I would think that is is preferable to track a suspects car (at a distance) using one of these devices than to persue them at close range causing a "high speed chase". A number of innicent persons have been hurt as a result of police persuits. Not every police department can have a helicopter ready for these due to cost constraints.

more than 5 years ago



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