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Was Flight Ban Over Ash an Overreaction?

rozthepimp Re:From what I've heard, it really is that bad... (673 comments)

Yes, those jet engines are just big hollow tubes with absolutely no moving parts! No blades, compressors, widgets - it's like magic! And even if there was anything in this jet engine, all parts are undoubtedly coated with Teflon! As an added design bonus, nothing can pit them, especially small bits of glass being sucked in/expelled out at speeds that would remove all traces of flesh from a humanoid! Sorry. could not resist.

more than 4 years ago
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ISS To Get Man Cave

rozthepimp Decent audio gear? (123 comments)

How much does it cost to boost a decent amp and a pair of Magnepans up there? I'm assuming they can access their hoard of FLAC files form the ISS network, but might need a decent DAC.

more than 4 years ago
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Laptop Computers Detect and Monitor Earthquakes

rozthepimp UC Riverside (78 comments)

Ms. Cochran is, I believe, at UC Riverside, not Irvine.

more than 4 years ago
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Carbon-14 Dating Reveals 5% of Vintage Wines May Be Frauds

rozthepimp BS Article (336 comments)

Certain vintages (same grapestock, same vineyard, same winemaster) vary in perceived taste and value from year to year, depending on weather, harvest time, sugar content, etc. 1999 may be great, 2000 shoddy. Is C-14 dating accurate to within one year? Hmm...

more than 4 years ago
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Science and the Shortcomings of Statistics

rozthepimp Real Data (429 comments)

Research shows that 78% of all people who use the term "research shows" are just making s**t up.

more than 4 years ago
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Herschel Space Observatory Finds Precursors of Life In Orion

rozthepimp Oblig (142 comments)

"But it wouldn't be life as we know it, Jim."

more than 4 years ago
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SCO Zombie McBride's New Plan For World Litigation

rozthepimp Pub address - Send me an update... (193 comments)

..when there are further developments. I'll be at the Winchester.

more than 4 years ago
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UMG v. Lindor Ends, No Fees, No Sanctions

rozthepimp Re:Surprised that no violence occurs (113 comments)

Word on the street is that Matt The Dentist has his own posse/enforcer crew - no one messes with Da Dentist.

more than 4 years ago
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Cosmic Ray Intensity Reaches Highest Levels In 50 years

rozthepimp I Call BS (263 comments)

I went to school with Cosmic Ray and I know for a fact that he died in some ugly drowning incident involving a bong. Ray Dead = No more Cosmic Ray.

more than 5 years ago
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Database Records and "In Plain Sight" Searches

rozthepimp Re:Is it just me or..... (154 comments)

I call BS. 2009 attendance data (to date) - Best are the Yankees, with a 45K per game average. Worst are the Marlins, with a 18K per game average.

more than 5 years ago
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Court Rejects RIAA's Proposed Protective Order

rozthepimp Re:Wow, the RIAA is bad at this (197 comments)

Regarding your comments re the filings of RIAA lawyers, the oldest /. expression comes to mind - "You must be new here". The unbelievable filings of HRO, Dwyer & Collora, and their predecessors over the last few years leads to the conclusion that there are a lot more bottom feeder law firms out there than anyone in the practice of law would like to admit. As someone who left the law profession a few years ago, I can say now that IANAL, but the inane motions/filings on behalf of the record company plaintiffs truly stagger the imagination. As far as I can tell, the only qualification to act as a plaintiff lawyer in these cases is that the you must suck it up and write as dictated by Matt Oppemheim. So the law firm must balance their reputation and bad PR against the fees.

more than 5 years ago
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Major Cache of Fossils Unearthed In Los Angeles

rozthepimp Re:Confusing (215 comments)

As far as the time period mentioned in the summary, 20 years (english units) ~ 20 metric years.

more than 5 years ago
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RIAA Walks Away From Another "Discovery" Case

rozthepimp Re:Thanks for stealing! (164 comments)

So let's consider the case where more purchased music is paid for/downloaded instead of being purchased as a CD. A distributor that handles CD's find themselves with 1000 employees when they now need only 600. They lay off 400 employees because the business model has changed. Your fiance gets to look for a new job because.....

more than 5 years ago
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RIAA Tries To Appeal Order Allowing Internet TV Court Broadcast

rozthepimp Re:Any ideas WHY the RIAA's decisionmaking is so b (209 comments)

Sounds like you are looking for an explanation from Matt "The Dentist" Oppenheim, who directs the HRO team and local counsel. Based on his demeanor in the Joel Tenenbaum deposition in this case, he appears to have gone from just plain nasty to borderline obsessive.

more than 5 years ago
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Duke Demands Proof of Infringement From RIAA

rozthepimp Licensed Investigators Requirement (159 comments)

The university should have also stated that the evidence must come from investigators licensed in the state of North Carolina.

more than 6 years ago

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