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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

sexconker Compound Found In Beer Impairs Brain Function (100 comments)

No matter how many beneficial ingredients/components that beer and other alcoholic beverages may have, the dominant, overriding player will always be the alcohol, which is just fucking terrible for you.

yesterday
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

sexconker Re:Emerita (191 comments)

You're trying to claim "Professor retired" is a title. That's wrong. "Retired professor" would be a valid title.

yesterday
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

sexconker Re:Time to... (456 comments)

You're an idiot, Starscream.

You stop the unsecured flights from coming out.
You allow secured flights going into and coming out of secured areas.
You then transfer supplies to the workers securing and treating other areas.
If containment protocols fail, you update your list of secured areas.

The ONLY ways to stop this shit are to vaccinate (or cure) everyone OR to contain the disease.
We have failed to contain the disease, and now the only country in the world capable of doing a damn thing either way (vaccination (or cure) or containment) is infected.

GP is absolutely correct - we should have gone full Madagascar on this shit as soon as the fear and unrest was evident. The areas currently badly hit by this disease are going to take the rest of the world out with them if we don't crack down ASAP.

2 days ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

sexconker Re: Completely Contained? (456 comments)

I live in Southern California.
Southern California is gang land.

2 days ago
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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

sexconker Next Step (132 comments)

Can the FCC eliminate broadcasting professional and collegiate sports entirely?
Fuck that shit, and fuck having to pay for 8 dedicated channels of it on my cable subscription when I don't watch that fucking shit.

2 days ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

sexconker Re:Strange rewards for top funding level (102 comments)

Why would they give me money as a reward for funding them with money?

They give you a $200 per diem at CES. But.. why not just make the reward level that much cheaper? I don't get it.

Probably because the per diem is up to $200.
So if you average $150 then they're "saving" $50/day vs reducing the price of the reward tier.

2 days ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

sexconker Re:Fine. Legislate for externalities. (475 comments)

Houses existed before electricity and they still do today.
Ask the Amish.

I tried, but no one is answering the phone.

2 days ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

sexconker Re:The THREE shells: (266 comments)

I think that last one is about you not knowing how to count.

2 days ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

sexconker Re:s/tesla/apple/g (267 comments)

Dipshit's Law: Quotable "laws" are rarely accurate, rarely referenced properly, and rarely attributed correctly.

From Murphy to Moore, these "laws" are nothing more than shit for idiots to bandy about in the absence of actual comprehension, thought, or opinion.

2 days ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

sexconker Re:I like Buicks... (267 comments)

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Did he get a new car?
Maybe he got a raise.
Good for him.
Good for her.

bum bum bum BUM BUM BUM bum bum bum dum dum dum, dum dum dum DUM DUM DUM dum dum dum bum!

That's not a Buick!
That's, what I tooooooold him!

bum bum bum BUM BUM BUM bum bum bum dum dum dum, dum dum dum DUM DUM DUM dum dum dum bum!

Pick me up?
K I'm here.
Where?
In the Buick.
I don't see a Buick!

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2 days ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

sexconker Re:Emerita (191 comments)

No, it's fucking wrong. They even put the adjective in the wrong spot in order to mimic Latin. It's like saying "Joe Schmoe, professor retired". If you want to use it as an adjective in your title, then it has to be before the thing it modifies. This is how English works.
Alternatively, if it's a minor designation you could do "professor (retired)".

Which is it? Is it an English word following English rules? If so, then it has no gender and it should come before the word "professor".

If it's a Latin word, then it's wrong for all the reasons in my other post.

3 days ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

sexconker Emerita (191 comments)

Mary Ann Cooper, professor emerita

Stop this shit, academia. Learn Latin if you want to use Latin words to make yourself sound special. The word is for soldiers. No fucking professor called themselves "emeritus" until the late 18th century. And now you've got dipshits getting it doubly wrong with gender. Emeritus is specifically a masculine noun.

An emeritus is a retired soldier (noun). Emeriti are retired soldiers (plural noun).

If you want to use it as an adjective it has to agree in with the noun it modifies.

A soldier emeritus is a soldier that is retired (adjective). Soldiers emeritum are soldiers that are retired (plural adjective).

"Professor" is a genderless word in English, so you need the genderless adjective.

A professor emeritus is a professor who is abusing the word "emeritus" (neutral adjective). Professors emeritorum are professors who are abusing the word "emeritus" (neutral plural).

If Mary Ann Cooper really wants to use an "a" form of the word, she must do so in a way such that it agrees with gender and count and case.
Emerita Mary Ann Cooper. Mary Ann Cooper and Anne Marie Cooper Emeritae. In a more gendered language such as Spanish, we could do "Mary Ann Cooper and Anne Marie Cooper profesoras emeritarum".

But [name], [title] emerita is just fucking wrong! Stop being wrong, people. I know you like to act high and might and pat yourselves on the back (and I know because I work in academia), but please just fucking stop being so fucking wrong.

4 days ago
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NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

sexconker Re:that's sorta the problem (189 comments)

In what fucking way are they not functioning properly as-released?
Are you claiming that nVidia is sending out cards that just don't fucking work?
They pulled some dirty shit with bumpgate, but what you're alleging is even worse.

4 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

sexconker Re:In other words... (302 comments)

The general consensus that Consumer Reports seems to be getting at here is that the results that they observed shows that while the iPhones do bend, the amount of force required to do so results in phones from other manufacturers simply breaking under the stresses involved

Complete horse shit.
It's not true and CR didn't make that claim or reach that "consensus" (do you even know the meaning of the word?).

4 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

sexconker Re:In other words... (302 comments)

Well, sir, there's nothing on Earth
Like a genuine, bona-fide
Electrified, six-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
What'd I say?

iPhone 6 Plus!
What's it called?
iPhone 6 Plus!
That's right! iPhone 6 Plus!

iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus.

I saw those leaks they had me wowed.
We've made some changes to iCloud.
Is there a chance the phone could bend?
Not on your life, my hipster friend.

What about us brain-dead slobs?
You'll just worship Mr. Jobs.
What's the point of that huge bezel?
Just more space for fans to revel.

16 gigs is too little space.
Pay the upcharge to keep pace.
I swear this phone's your only choice,
Throw up your hands and raise your voice.

iPhone 6 Plus!
What's it called?
iPhone 6 Plus!
Once again.
iPhone 6 Plus!

But iOS is still shitty and broken.
Sorry, Slashdot, the mob has spoken.

iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!

iPho, d'oh!

4 days ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

sexconker Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (596 comments)

the best way is to use grey water from the showers and hand basins to flush toilets, it should be a crime to use drinking water to flush a toilet

I'm won't be filling my toilet tank with cum, menstrual blood, shaving stubble, etc.

5 days ago
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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

sexconker Re:It doesn't matter (147 comments)

This comment just made me shudder with the painful memories of writing web applications in Cold Fusion that used ADO to talk to MS Access files as the DB backend in like 1998. Ugh.

You think that's bad? I was doing this in 2008.
(First task was to get them the fuck out of access and onto an actual SQL server.)

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

sexconker Re:Uhhh (905 comments)

No it isn't. We made a relatively early decision in this country that debt slavery isn't acceptable, nor are debtors' prisons. We also decided you don't necessarily have full rights to your own money when you have an outstanding financial obligation, and that your wages can be legally garnished.

But we also have legal protections to insure that punitive and fiduciary measures don't create undue hardship. We have a pretty good system that does alright at balancing the risk-mitigating concerns of the creditor with the basic needs of the debtor, but in no way is failure to pay a debt actually illegal.

That fact doesn't even remotely justification the mindless advocation for it that the GP has. We don't need to have any Shylocks(and no, I'm not trying invoke the fact that he's Jewish) coming along for their pounds of flesh.

I understand your point and was mainly reacting to the poster's dickish opinion. But I do believe there are laws on the books requiring the payment of debt. You may not be arrested or go to jail, but there are legal consequences for not paying a debt.

You absolutely will be arrested and go to jail when the debt is to the state.

Owe (or be told you owe) money to the IRS, to a court for child support, whatever.
Fail to pay.
Be ordered by a judge to pay up.
Fail to pay.
Be sent to jail by a judge for failing ti comply with the previous court order.

about a week ago
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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

sexconker Re:ONE MORE THING... (93 comments)

Create an anonymous Twitter account and start tweeting details and mentioning @Apple . Partially redact them, if you want.
The only way to get attention from a major corporation is to make a big public stink.

about a week ago
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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

sexconker Monorail (93 comments)

Well, sir, there's nothing on Earth
Like a genuine, bona-fide
Electrified, six-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
What'd I say?

iPhone 6 Plus!
What's it called?
iPhone 6 Plus!
That's right! iPhone 6 Plus!

iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus.

I saw those leaks they had me wowed.
We've made some changes to iCloud.
Is there a chance the phone could bend?
Not on your life, my hipster friend.

What about us brain-dead slobs?
You'll just worship Mr. Jobs.
What's the point of that huge bezel?
Just more space for fans to revel.

16 gigs is too little space.
Pay the upcharge to keep pace.
I swear this phone's your only choice,
Throw up your hands and raise your voice.

iPhone 6 Plus!
What's it called?
iPhone 6 Plus!
Once again.
iPhone 6 Plus!

But iOS is still shitty and broken.
Sorry, Slashdot, the mob has spoken.

iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!

iPho, d'oh!

about a week ago

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Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

sexconker sexconker writes  |  about two weeks ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "According to videocardz.com the specs of the GeForece GTX 970 and 980 have been unveiled. Both cards will officially launch on the 19th of September.with 4 GB of VRAM and 224 GB/second bandwidth. The 970 comes with 1664 cores and a TDP of 148 W while the 980 comes with 2048 cores and a TDP of 175 W.

Leaked benchmarks peg the 980's performance at nearly 20% faster than the GTX Titan, and just under that of the GTX 780 Ti. Note that the 800 line was skipped (or may be reserved for OEM parts).

No official pricing has been determined, but MSRP is rumored to be between $330 and $350 for the 970 and between $500 and $550 for the 980. Actual prices and availability will depend on whether this is a paper launch or not. Look for official reviews this Friday."
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17" Unibody MacBook Pro Disassembled

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "The folks at ifixit.com have gotten their mitts on one of the new 17", unibody MacBoock Pros. You can see the complete disassembly here.
Of interesting note is the battery which Apple hyped up: Packaging-wise it's just a standard laptop battery. It's also trivial to remove, so you can expect to see replacements from the usual third parties in the coming months."

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Street View Driver Kills Deer

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "A street view was found showing street view driver hitting a deer, and driving off. The deer died after rolling around for a while. Google has removed the images (first saying they were unavailable due to high demand, and later saying they had been removed), but they can be found below. The images show the deer before and after the impact. There was no other vehicle near the vicinity at the time. http://i41.tinypic.com/neja6e.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/x60p06.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/2vc6wlf.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2ductw2.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/2q24ymf.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/2lxa683.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/6ibequ.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/vgjz0y.jpg"
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Microsoft to Pull Seinfeld Ads

sexconker sexconker writes  |  about 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "According to valleywag, Microsoft is pulling its recent series of ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld. The decision to drop the ads likely stemmed from the fact that most viewers just didn't get them. MS reps are spinning the decision to drop Seinfeld as "planned" and say that Seinfeld could be involved in future projects. The ads cost Microsoft in excess of $10 million."
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DivX Releases H.264 Decoder

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "DivX is finally jumping on the H.264 bandwagon with Project Remoulade.

Project Remoulade is an H.264 decoder and is designed to be highly scalable and compatible with just about any twisted form of the MPEG spec you can throw at it. In typical DivX fashion, we can expect a push to get this integrated into portable devices. We'll also probably see branding and profiles for set top boxes. Early info and benchmarks are at the link.

There's currently no word on a compressor implementation (the benchmarks were run against samples created with x.264), however."

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New Study Sheds Light Into the Behavior of Cats

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "A recent study involving has revealed some interesting results.
Researchers at have discovered that .

The study involved .
When , researches noticed some odd behavior; the the , and even tried to .

Proof positive that ? The study can be found here:"

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