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Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

slampman But.. (74 comments)

..Wasn't this how the new I am Legend started?

about 2 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

slampman Re:Lower the river, obviously (168 comments)

"Not so much. The author of TFS is an idiot. He missed McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville dams."

Thank you. That really irked me. "the last free-flowing section of the Columbia River." No, not so much.

about 5 months ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

slampman Re:Turn off iMessages ? (179 comments)

Exactly.

about 5 months ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

slampman There's not an actual story here. (179 comments)

"Very convenient until you want to leave your iPhone and switch back to plain old text messages because suddenly you'll be unable to receive text messages from your iPhone-toting friends."

That's not how it works. And the "obscure workaround" linked is simply instructions for how to send an iMessage as a text, like in the cases where iMessage fails (poor reception).

about 5 months ago
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Dogs' Brains Have Human-like "Voice Area"

slampman Re:Proof dogs talk: (139 comments)

Guy is walking down the street and he sees a sign in the window of a house: For sale: talking dog.

Guy thinks to himself, "yeah, right," but he's intrigued, so he knocks.

A man answers the door, "yeah?"

"Your sign says you have a talking dog for sale?

"Yeah."

"Really. Can I see him?"

Gesturing to the sliding glass door at the back of the room, "yeah, he's out the back. Go ahead."

Guy walks out the patio door and sure enough, there's a big Labrador sitting in the back yard. Guy says, "hey, boy.."

Dog says "pleased to meet you.

Guy, taken aback, stammers.. "you.. you really can talk?

Dog says "yup. I can talk."

Guy is floored. "What the hell! How did this happen? How did you, a talking dog, come to be here?"

The dog explains, "well, I knew I was different from the time I was a puppy. I had this gift of speech and I felt I had to use it for good. I contacted the government and they placed me with the CIA as a deep mole. I did some very dangerous work for years, and it came time I needed to get out. So they transferred me to the TSA and I did some eavesdropping and terrorist-sniffing in our nation's airports. Now, being older, I knew it was time to settle down, so I retired, met a nice chocolate lab bitch, and we have six beautiful puppies."

The guy is amazed and thrilled. He runs back into the house, "that dog is amazing! How much do you want for him?"

"Ten dollars."

"Ten dollars?? For that amazing dog? But.. why? Why so cheap?"

"Why so cheap? That dog is a fucking liar. He never did any of that shit."

about 5 months ago
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Solo Explorer Begins Bicycle Journey To South Pole

slampman This story is wildly inaccurate. (144 comments)

She's not solo.
The bikeS are only being used a minority of the time - apparently they did 40+ miles today kite skiing.

See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/8992225/Helen-Skeltons-Polar-Challenge-begins.html
And current updates: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/8969960/Helen-Skeltons-Polar-Challenge-the-latest.html

I do find the (real) story super interesting.

more than 2 years ago

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