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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

seven of five Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (595 comments)

And CF are dangerous. (If one breaks, you need to open the windows and leave the room for 1/2 hr.)

I know mercury vapor hysteria is totally in vogue, but really? Just put the pieces in a ziplock bag and take it to the local hardware store.

4 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

seven of five Re:No credit, no NEW car. (903 comments)

Here's the thing though. It may be profitable for the bank to do the loan; they get some of the money, then they get the car back, then they sell the car to someone else. The "Rent-to-Own" outfits count on repos for this reason. The automatic vehicle shutoff is just a new way to enforce the repo part.

5 days ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

seven of five Re:I'll just let my sig do the talking (475 comments)

Ironically, the Sunnis and Shia in the region were better kept in check under Saddam's former regime, than they ever will be in a post-invasion government.

"Kept in check" via the same bloodthirsty violence we're seeing now, just under different management. Brilliant.

about a week ago
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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

seven of five Re:hahaha (155 comments)

new car salesmen are bigger scum than new car salesmen are.

pschoooooommmm... my head just asploded.

about two weeks ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

seven of five Re:hoooray (75 comments)

This is true; however, 1%ers have a particularly strong need for exclusivity. The desire for power and the politics of scarcity are permanent features of the human condition, so you can bet there will be a "bio barrier" in the future as there is a "digital divide" today.

about two weeks ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

seven of five Re:Love this stuff (75 comments)

If you're gladly willing to pay $10k, the price will be $75K.

about two weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

seven of five Leakage? (296 comments)

Helium, being not only a small atom but a monatomic gas, leaks through the tiniest holes. What happens when the helium gets out?

about three weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

seven of five Uh oh... (185 comments)

My 2025 Toyota with V2V V 4.0 can't talk to your 2018 Cadillac with V2V 1.0 on account of the notorious "engine braking bug."
Hillarity ensues...

about three weeks ago
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FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

seven of five Does the reg cover rental? (222 comments)

What if I want to operate Rent-a-Drone? I'd be making money off them but not operating them in any way. I'd even make the renters sign an agreement saying they will use them at the local open field for entertainment and not in any commercial way.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle

seven of five Re:Offer ala carte and they win (85 comments)

Mod parent up please. No a la carte has been cable's Achille's heel since forever.

about a month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

seven of five Damned dyslexia! (588 comments)

I gave up crabs for nothing.

about a month ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

seven of five Oh, I get it... (261 comments)

I can't text and drive but my car can....

about a month ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

seven of five Wow. Shriek much? (158 comments)

"most important thing you’ll see today" ... "this horrifying world already exists" ... other news bits on bgw: "awesome iPhone apps..." ... "Man suffers burns when OnePlus One explodes in his back pocket"

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

seven of five Re:Kochs will ruin capitalism by short sighted gre (531 comments)

Kochs have a long history of seeing communists around every corner. I believe this comes from their father's business dealings with the Soviets. Too bad they can't let that paranoid shit go. It's making them look like dopes.

about a month ago
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Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

seven of five Re:Saw the video, not buying the premise. (304 comments)

And the robots were maintained by electricians - the guys who wire your house eletricians with a bit more training. No need at all for BSEEs or anything like that. One team of engineers, sales people, managers, etc ... ( what a hundred people) will replace tens of thousands maybe hundreds of thousands.

As white collar jobs disappear along with the need for training a workforce, there must be a tipping point past which you can no longer sustain public schools and universities. If the future demands for engineers, MBAs, lawyers etc becomes .0001% of the present, the school system will collapse. But if you still need an education for a few people where's that going to come from?

about a month and a half ago

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FAA Computer Glitch Causes Widespread Delays

seven of five seven of five writes  |  more than 4 years ago

seven of five (578993) writes "From the AP, A problem with the FAA system that collects airlines' flight plans caused widespread flight cancellations and delays nationwide Thursday. It was the second time in 15 months that a glitch in the flight plan system caused delays.A problem with the FAA system that collects airlines' flight plans caused widespread flight cancellations and delays nationwide Thursday. It was the second time in 15 months that a glitch in the flight plan system caused delays."

Anyone out there caught up in this?"

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