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Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare

shaka999 Re:Interesting (76 comments)

Let me fix this for you ..."other people pretend to be happy"...

about two weeks ago
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IT Workers To Get Fewer Perks, No Free Coffee

shaka999 Re:the school district model (620 comments)

Until I get free soda I say screw the coffee drinkers!!!!!

more than 4 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

shaka999 Re:Wing Commander (1120 comments)

I'd like to see a rework of the Privateer (I think thats what it was called) WC game.

more than 5 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

shaka999 Re:Games of my youth! (1120 comments)

Xcom would get my vote!

I'd love to see a reboot of the original game with modern graphics. Or maybe an iphone version!

more than 5 years ago
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Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker

shaka999 Re:Yeah, real big secret (550 comments)

This isn't a competition. No need to get defensive.

Besides, Libby did it on purpose. Thats a bit different than not being able to keep your mouth shut.

And for the record, I'm an Obama supporter.

more than 5 years ago
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Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker

shaka999 Re:Yeah, real big secret (550 comments)

Doesn't change the fact that he shouldn't have discussed it at all.

I'm wondering when he'll give away something that actually matters.

more than 5 years ago
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Reliable Male Contraceptive In the Works

shaka999 Re:Possibly because it worked? (519 comments)

Using your logic we'd all be dead at 40.

I don't know who "meant" for me to old but I hope that research lets me lead an active life and avoid cancer, alzheimers, parkinsons, arthritis, and muscle atrophy. You could easily say all of these are just part of the aging process.

How about we reword your sentence

"News flash for all you ladies and gents out there ... you were never meant (by who??) to think/act/reason in your forties (and beyond) like you did in......"

Pretty screwed up.

Ahh hell, what a load of crap.

more than 5 years ago
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Senator Arlen Specter Becomes a Democrat

shaka999 Re:Mixed value. (1124 comments)

Many of your "bad" items I'd list as good.

Anything that brings the R's or D's closer to the middle is good with me. I'm sick of having two extreme parties with nothing in the middle.

more than 5 years ago
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Senator Arlen Specter Becomes a Democrat

shaka999 Re:Ugh... (1124 comments)

Amen!

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Broadband Cap Trial Rescheduled In Texas

shaka999 Re:They can either do it openly or covertly (353 comments)

Thats a really crappy solution....for everyone.

At the minimum there should be a premium service where the packets are prioritized. If I'm running a business or just want to play a game I should have an option to get decent performance when I want it.

more than 4 years ago
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LED Lighting As Cheap As CFLs Invented

shaka999 Re:If they are still not dimmable they still suck (553 comments)

Normal incandescent bulbs work by lowering the voltage over the bulb. If I understand correctly this isn't a good approach for LED based lighting. You really want to do pulse width modulation (PWM) where you switch the device on/off at different rates to dim the light. A simple circuit in the bulb could do this based on changing voltage but it would add some cost.

Oh, and I'm sure we will have people saying they can see the blinking even if its in the Khz range...

more than 5 years ago
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Family Dog Cloned, Thanks To Dolly Patents

shaka999 Re:Why? (261 comments)

Please tell me you don't also baby talk to your dogs. I have a 2 year old whippet. She is great and part of the family but she is ...... a dog. Not a person.

more than 5 years ago
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Layoffs at Microsoft, Intel, and IBM

shaka999 Re:When will it end? (623 comments)

Actually this is positive feedback. Negative feedback produces a stable situation. We have negative news feeding back to create more negative news. Thus positive feedback. If negative news created positive results we'd have negative feedback.

No, I'm not anal at all. Just having a hard time stabilizing and amp I'm designing so its on my mind :).

more than 5 years ago
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Internet Communications While At Sea?

shaka999 Re:Cut the cord (504 comments)

I guess someone doesn't have a happy family life....

You may not need constant contact but whats wrong with wanting it? Believe or not some people are close to the mother/father/brother/sister and want to share experiences with them.

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon.com Reporting This Holiday Season Their "Best Ever"

shaka999 Re:Money is tight (314 comments)

Don't forget that because of sales tax you get an instant bonus for ordering online. Not really fair to the local stores but that's a different discussion.

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon.com Reporting This Holiday Season Their "Best Ever"

shaka999 Re:it's in the sales tax (314 comments)

You know, the whole tax thing makes me feel bad for local stores. Its really not fair, plain and simple. I don't want to pay taxes....err I mean have a company calculate my taxes for me on online purchases but to be fair they really should.

If the internet companies can't compete when people have to pay taxes then its not a viable business model.

more than 5 years ago
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Trick or Treatment

shaka999 Re:Chiropractic treatment worked for me (713 comments)

I had similar problems in the past where I "threw" my back out playing soccer. The pain never seems to go away until I went to the chiropractor.

more than 5 years ago
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Good Deep-Knowledge Analog Design Books?

shaka999 A bit general (65 comments)

Without more info its hard to give a good pointer. If you know the basics getting an IEEE account and searching for papers there is really the best approach. If your looking for a good general text I don't think you can go wrong with

CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Second Edition (Hardcover)
by R. Jacob Baker (Author)

Best general Analog text book I've read.

more than 5 years ago
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Job and Internship Salary Comparisons?

shaka999 Re:If you're getting paid... (231 comments)

I was pulling $15 hr 15 years backs as an EE intern. My intern at IBM did help a ton though. In fact I ended up getting 4 different offers at different IBM locations (didn't take any of them though).

more than 5 years ago
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Where's the "IronPerl" Project?

shaka999 Re:Python is available (390 comments)

No, a Perl lover will jump in and say Perl is FAST to write. Its so easy to do so many things. I'm not talking large systems here, I'm talking things you need to do day to day.

I've yet to find another language where I can process a text file 100 different ways with just a few lines. I really don't give a damn if anyone else can read or maintain my short scripts. There for me.

more than 5 years ago

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