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Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064?

scourfish Okay, okay (121 comments)

So, say I put my brain in a robot body and there's a war. Robots versus humans. What side am I on?

about 2 months ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

scourfish Re:Ability to design and write software... (581 comments)

The "cake" referred to in "let them eat cake" quote means the crust at the bottom of a cauldron.

about 4 months ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

scourfish We've seen what prohibition does (376 comments)

How many innocent people will have to die in turf wars over the distribution of black-market margarine?

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

scourfish I left my last job with short notice (892 comments)

The boss was a controlling, emotionally abusive asshole who made the workplace a nepotism-filled hellhole and his children were sniveling prima donnas, I left less than a week notice and got a job that paid better and was less hostile. This was in white-collar land, and quitting abruptly will not affect my job prospects at all.

about a year ago
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Iceman Had Bad Teeth

scourfish Re:Paleo diet (130 comments)

5,300 years ago would have been the neolithic period, so technically, a neolithic diet gave this guy terrible teeth.

about a year ago
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Texas Rangers Use Internet To Breathe New Life Into Cold Case Homicides

scourfish Why are they doing this? (73 comments)

They're taking the time to investigate homicides?! If they had focused on what they were SUPPOSED TO be doing, maybe they wouldn't have done so poorly in the 2012 season.

about a year ago
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Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People This Year

scourfish What I interpret this data to mean is (205 comments)

that if you are in an age range in which the flu vaccine is more effective, it is your civic duty to get one so you lower your chances of passing the flu onto those with which vaccines are less effective.

about a year and a half ago
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Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

scourfish I'm calling bullshit on thea religious part (851 comments)

Did this lady have zero vaccines taken at all? If she has been had zero vaccinations, then she would be justifiably be fired. Did she only refuse the flu vaccine? If she only refused the flu vaccine and took other vaccines, then the religious argument is a cop out.

about a year and a half ago
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3D Printer Round-Up: Cube 3D, Up! Mini, and Solidoodle

scourfish The Solidoodle's cartridge bothers me (91 comments)

I was wondering how a company was going to try to lock people down from buying their own spools of abs plastic.

about a year and a half ago
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Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

scourfish The film was not the reason for the attacks (412 comments)

These terrorist groups would have went out and found a reason to throw a fit even if this movie was never created.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Linux Desktop Environment For Hi-Def/Retina Displays?

scourfish fluxbox with a dozen terminals (234 comments)

A high def screen with 12 instances of xterm, all visible at once without having to switch context is the pinnacle of the Linux graphical user experience.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

scourfish The geekiest way to cook a turkey (447 comments)

is to wait for your mom to call you up from the basement where you live to eat the Thanksgiving dinner she cooked.

about a year and a half ago
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New Arduino Due Brings More Power To the Table

scourfish Re:Unfortunately for Arduino (130 comments)

There is a noticeable difference in power consumption as well as startup time when comparing a low power chip vs something like the Raspberry Pi.

about 2 years ago
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Intel CEO Tells Staff Windows 8 Is Being Released Prematurely

scourfish All I read was (269 comments)

something about a Microsoft and a premature release. I'm sure there's an antiquated internetjoke in there somewhere.

about 2 years ago
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Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws From UN

scourfish What the UN really needs to do (957 comments)

is pass the "Whaaambulance!" resolution, which states that if someone complains of blasphemy, then other members of the UN hand them a phone and tell them to call said whaaaa!mbulance.

about 2 years ago
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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

scourfish Every time Bane spoke (263 comments)

I thought he was about to have a conversation with the characters from Peanuts.

about 2 years ago

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