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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

rokstar Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

800 is a bit much but I tend to do most of my bread baking at 500F (260C). If I could get it hotter I would so that I could do other things like pizza and breads.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

I'm sorry what? I'm pretty sure that is exactly what I said.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Good luck getting to the bottom of it but as far as theories go i gotta say that is a bit hard to take. Most of the groups you describe, (except PETA, also as aside, fuck PETA), have enough money to start a strongly worded letter writing campaign and not much more. The Soros and Koch types don't really seem to be doing much that isn't also benefiting themselves. I mean what you are describing isn't Sheldon Adelson levels of funding here but stills sounds like more than seems likely for a group that is willing to not get credit or the limelight.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Not saying I don't believe you but i'm not seeing what the upside would be for whatever group doing this. If as you say it was 'liberals white guys' you'd think that they would be all out there making sure they get the public adulation so they can feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Or I suppose it could be someone is out to try and destroy the team for rivalry reasons except the owner Dan Snyder is doing a pretty good job of destroying the team all by his lonesome.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Okay I will. Who are the people behind it them? There isn't a monetary pay out for this so it can't be trail lawyers. I'm not getting any luck with the google-fu.

about 3 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

I would suggest you look at the plaintiffs in the case before you start arguing that these were 'liberal white men' pretending to be offended.

about 3 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

rokstar Re:Good (544 comments)

does the Anti-Christ turn wine into water?

No but my liver does. Always knew the damn thing was evil.

about 8 months ago
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New Approach To Immersion Cooling Powers HPC In a High Rise

rokstar What's in a name (63 comments)

Other players in immersion cooling include Iceotope and Hardcore (now LiquidCool).

Who's principle leads are AcidBurn and CrashOverride respectively, no doubt.

about 10 months ago
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Transport Expert Insists 'Don't Dismiss Wacky Hyperloop'

rokstar Re:OTOH (385 comments)

Sort of. The DC metro only shuts down above ground stations due to weather and usually it has to be more than a half a foot. The whole system shutdowns periodically due to a variety of other factors because it is in fact run by bozos. The roads shutdown because people here are bad drivers and have zero ability to deal with snow despite it being a roughly annual occurrence. The whole fucking city shuts down because congress doesn't like to do work and act like if you gave 5th graders the power to decide when the school gets to take snow days.

about a year ago
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Telescopic Contact Lens With Switchable Magnification To Help AMD Patients

rokstar Re:Oh please (68 comments)

Boomerang arrow. Boomerang, respect it.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

rokstar Re:Whiny little bitch (532 comments)

Am I the only one who has an issue with this definition?

Yes, you are literally the only one.

about a year ago
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I am fairly prepared for a storm outage of ...

rokstar Week+ (398 comments)

We have a UPS to handle the short outages (of which we have a lot, damn you PEPCO) but we also do quite a bit of vegetable canning and pickling. I make enough bread that we normally have more than a few days worth on hand as well and we always have enough flour on hand that making more isn't a big deal.

about a year ago
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Uptick In Whooping Cough Linked To Subpar Vaccines

rokstar Re:Or (273 comments)

During the 1980s, U.S. parents successfully sued manufacturers, alleging that the whole-cell vaccine also caused long-term brain damage. A 1991 Institute of Medicine report concluded that this was unproven, but by then many pertussis vaccine manufacturers had withdrawn from the market, leading Congress to create a federal vaccine injury compensation program for families who could show a strong case for vaccine damage.

They don't even really need to make a 'strong' case. All that is required is a doctor's certification that X occurred before time T after Y vaccine's administration and the family is awarded Z in compensation. The key here is that families do not need to prove a causal link between the vaccine and the harm just that it happened. In theory this is the balance for congress making it very difficult for citizens to sue vaccine manufacturers. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccinetable.html

about a year ago
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Google Keep End-of-Life Date Forecasted

rokstar Re:I don't understand all the anger over Google (164 comments)

Conversely there is no obligation to use their services either, which I think is the larger point. Their "responsibility" is to not pissing off a sufficiently large portion of their user base such that they have no interest in trying their new products.

about a year and a half ago
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Study Finds Universe Is 100 Million Years Older Than Previously Thought

rokstar Re:I believe Reuters is fudging (245 comments)

More importantly the Planck reevaluation was still in WMAP error range. WMAP calculation was 13.73 +/- 0.12 billion years old. The new age, while in the upper part of the that range is still in there. As far as discover goes this refinement to me to be the least important thing in the paper. The analysis of the composition and distribution of matter/energy of the universe is far more interesting.

about a year and a half ago
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Trekkies Vote 'Vulcan' Into the Solar System

rokstar Re:FU Trekkie geeks (138 comments)

I didn't realize there was a rule associated with dwarf planets naming. And like I said the moon names were only traditionally Greek to their Roman counterparts. Uranus is the biggest exception to that tradition but the others largely follow it including Pluto. All that being said, I agree that its a pretty long stretch to get from Vulcan to Pluto. There are plenty of other Greek names one could use. Nerdom aside Cerberus should have won, or Persephone or Lethe for that matter (though it would likely be the easiest one to forget.)

about a year and a half ago
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Trekkies Vote 'Vulcan' Into the Solar System

rokstar Re:FU Trekkie geeks (138 comments)

Traditionally its Roman for the planet name and Greek for the moons (Mars w/ Phobos and Deimos for example), so it should really be Hephaestus. The "rules" are some what flexible since Makemake and Haumea are neither Roman nor Greek.

about a year and a half ago
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3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws

rokstar Re:I don't understand the "high cap" magazine ban (1862 comments)

Fascism? Really? Fascism didn't exist as an ideology until arguably the late 19th century at the earliest so its difficult to imagine the founding fathers putting the second amendment in there to protect us from that. I know its a lot of fun these days to use 'Fascism' or 'Fascist' (or append them to other words to make even more meaningless word) but how about we stop. It just makes people look like you haven't a clue. Stick with 'tyranny', we all get what you are trying to say.

about a year and a half ago
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Connecticut Group Wants Your Violent Videogames — To Destroy Them

rokstar Re:Don't get it (449 comments)

The obsession isn't anything new, the target is just different now. Used to be that comic books were the cause of all moral decay in america's youth. Go far enough back and i'd put good money that someone thought opera was the reason for violent crime. So just remember that you don't understand this obsession when holographic vid novels are dragged through the mud as being responsible for all of societies woes and maybe we can break this stupid cycle.

about a year and a half ago
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John McAfee Collapses At Guatemala Detention Center

rokstar Re:Hmm. Yes. "Footballers' injury" I believe. (219 comments)

He was unresponsive until he might get embarrased in public and then becomes responsive.

Maybe they applied cortical electrodes.

about 2 years ago

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