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The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...

sdpuppy Re:8800Ultra (715 comments)

[I hate to cook! ]

Wow - one person's beef is another's poison.

I love to cook and I make healthier and tastier than what I can get in restaurant, usually.

I don't know where you buy ingredients but it is rare that the food is cheaper in a restaurant, and if it is cheaper - well there may be reasons that it is cheaper that you would not want to know about.

Healthier? For example, chicken, in a restaurant they may or may not take off the fat, and possibly use cheap cooking oil that has been used over and over again (old cooking oil builds up toxins), throw in tons of salt and MSG and maybe cream or butter - at home I cut of most of the skin and the fat and if I use oil, it is olive oil which is a lot better than overused peanut oil.

And did the restaurant wash the food before cooking it (or worse - serving it raw)?

about 4 years ago
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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

sdpuppy Re:Diesel (1141 comments)

Every 2000 miles or so the engine does a post engine burn that occurs in the emissions collector.

Cool!

Is that like what happens with the Bat-mobile?

I can see it now: 1999.8 ... 1999.9 ... 2000! Eat my flames, Joker!

more than 4 years ago
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To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

sdpuppy Re:Anger. (764 comments)

Looks like it is in Apple's favor now.

Today AAPL cap is $235 B, MSFT is 221 B, according to Google quotes.

If they only sold a bunch, one can rightfully assume that it's "Apple Fanboys", but they're not selling by the bucket-load, they're selling these things by the millions even if you're scratching your head "why?".

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/22/ipad-sales-accelerate/ iPad sales accelerate, 3 million sold in 80 days or one every 2.3 seconds

When someone is successful, it's useful to think about why they are successful - and sure if they stop doing "whatever they are doing wrong" maybe they will continue or prevent their future failure - or maybe there is something else going on and figuring out the reason can be quite informative. If you just think about the negative, you may never find out the truth. Who is buying it, what are people using it for, what are advantages - and it is a mistake to assume only idiots are buying it. Even if that is the case, remember the adage that you can learn from anyone, even an idiot.

I don't have one. I'm waiting to see what they do with V2.0. I'm thinking "why would I want one?" and I've been surprised that I have found a number of times where it could be useful.

more than 4 years ago
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Colleges Stepping Up Anti-Cheating Technology

sdpuppy Re:Hmmm ... (439 comments)

Hmm, this is Slashdot - what is this "girls" of which you speak?

Never see anything like that in my basement :-)

more than 4 years ago
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When the US Government Built Ultra-Safe Cars

sdpuppy Re:30MPG was not uncommon (520 comments)

IMHO Nukes are the only way forward.

Yeah, but didn't the guy who put a nuke into his car go backward in time?

:-)

more than 4 years ago
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Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions

sdpuppy Re:How has antimatter responded to this bias? (304 comments)

Get some Stevia no calorie but all natural (cough) sweetener.

Probably will taste about the same as that anti-matter swill that you've been using.

Plus it'll be somewhat healthier as you wouldn't have total annihilation going on in your digestive tract so you wouldn't need to eat as many Tums afterwards.

more than 4 years ago
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Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions

sdpuppy Re:Is 1% significant? (304 comments)

While I would agree with you, isn't there more than electrical charge being reversed - like quantum numbers.

Also while it seems quite reasonable to expect that gravity to be unaffected going from matter to anti matter, has it ever been demonstrated experimentally?

Nature always seems to have surprises to mess with out theories and our minds :-)

more than 4 years ago
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Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions

sdpuppy Re:How has antimatter responded to this bias? (304 comments)

The universe is missing a whole freaking lot of anti-matter.

Uh -sorry, I'll return it in the morning.

Didn't think anyone would miss it...

more than 4 years ago
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German User Fined For Having an Open Wi-Fi

sdpuppy Re:I see. (563 comments)

I think it's more akin to leaving your car running with the doors open while middle school is letting out.

I'm not saying that this analog makes it wrong or right - this is SlashDot where car analogies are a requirement.

more than 4 years ago
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Outsourcing Unit To Be Set Up In Indian Jail

sdpuppy Re:Trying to remain "competitive" I guess... (249 comments)

Then next time buy the product from another company.

and be sure to write a letter to the offending company the reason that you will not do repeat business with them.

more than 4 years ago
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US Students Suffering From Internet Addiction

sdpuppy Re:So how many posts before I'm addicted? (307 comments)

If that father wanted to hear his daughter all he had to do was unplug it.......

Then:

*unplug phone*

"Daaaadddddeeeeee I was talking to my booooyyyyyyfrieeeennnnnndddd!"

Now:

*unplug wireless*

"Daaaadddddeeeeee I was IM'ing my booooyyyyyyfrieeeennnnnndddd!"

Yeah dads can hear their daughters all right.

more than 4 years ago
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Where To Start In DIY Electronics?

sdpuppy Re:Very important first step (301 comments)

Another important lesson is "Do NOT try to catch a falling soldering iron with remaining unseared hand."

There, fixed that for you in typical SlashDot style.

more than 4 years ago
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How Smart Are You?

sdpuppy Re:Missing Option (584 comments)

..and I just used up all my mod points, Mr. Smart.

more than 4 years ago
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In the last 24 hours, I've consumed ...

sdpuppy Re:3000 Calorie Diet (496 comments)

What I've found that works extraordinarily well is to gradually increase caloric intake through the week and then at the start drop calories and build up again.

Keeping average calories through the week such as to maintain or under maintenance amount.

The idea is you lose weight slowly, but it tends to stay off and you don't plateau due to your body getting used to ingesting less calories, since you're varying the amount you eat each day.

On the high days it seems that the body doesn't process the extra calories as well

I've found it works on a 7 day cycle down to a 4 day cycle, and even when I go a bit over on the "high calorie" days, I still lose weight.

Unless I go for the giant bags of chips.

more than 4 years ago
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In the last 24 hours, I've consumed ...

sdpuppy Re:2000 Calories of Triscuits (496 comments)

Omega-3, yes, but Flax is supposed to work great in lowering LDL Cholesterol (the stuff that clogs) and raises HDL Cholesterol (the stuff that cleans the goop out of your arteries)

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Would Require Public Information To Be Online

sdpuppy One place where they could mess up... (139 comments)

user-friendly formats

What is considered user friendly?

Word docs (but then you'll get docs with options such that only MS Word can read ?)

text ?

PDF ?

more than 4 years ago
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Company Sued, Loses For Not Using Patented Tech

sdpuppy Re:he should think this through (631 comments)

yeah I have a Milwaukee 1/2" hole shooter. 20 years old now, lots of renovations and projects. Enough power for anything you do with a drill and precise enough so that I can put screws in drywall using only a #2 phillips bit

more than 4 years ago

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