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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

sound+vision Re:Then I guess you could say... (211 comments)

From the people I've known with schizophrenia (three diagnosed, a couple others probably undiagnosed) the audio hallucinations can either be recognized as hallucinations, or accepted as real, depending on the severity of the disorder at the time. If they are in a less severe mode they usually recognize the voices are not real (not to imply they can stop or control them). The recorder would do no good there. In more severe conditions, they may be unable to tell the difference between the hallucinations and reality, and the hallucinations can be not just auditory but also visual and (most importantly) cognitive. With cognitive delusions, reasoning capacity goes out the window - any kind of "evidence" presented to them would be disregarded. In the really bad cases, when they are ducking out of view of windows so the snipers outside can't get a clear shot, you won't be able to get them to look at any computer program really.

2 days ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

sound+vision Re: MUNOBWCCBISFA (213 comments)

Not to mention a thick hard cock up the ass.

4 days ago
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Ozone Layer Recovering But Remains Threatened

sound+vision Re:Let's look at the data (59 comments)

Half an hour? That's 2 hour's pay at my last job. If you elect for the insurance package (which reduces your paycheck by $100/mo) the Ventolin would probably be discounted to $15.

4 days ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

sound+vision one st (368 comments)

hi saggy

about a week ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

sound+vision Re:Cash (111 comments)

Cash has been a verb since at least the time people began saying "cash a check" and "cash out".

about a week ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

sound+vision Re:PCs are the problem (111 comments)

In 2012 I worked at a discount retailer whose cash registers ran Windows 98. (Yes, the registers sucked.) The "office computer" ran Windows 2000. The Win2k machine (an subsequently all registers) were internet-connected, and the 2k machine had data from all the cash registers. I'd like to think the Win2k machine was strictly used on a properly secured VPN with the corporate office... but I doubt it.

about a week ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

sound+vision Re:It's easy (200 comments)

No, it will simply grow a face and "get perpendicular" of its own volition!

about two weeks ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

sound+vision Re:drones away (215 comments)

No, five dollars of kilograms.

about two weeks ago
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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

sound+vision Re:And if they hade a place to store the waste. (258 comments)

What people seem to forget is that point-source pollution is much easier to deal with than distributed pollution. It's not that we don't currently have a nuclear waste disposal site, it's that we have many disposal sites located around the country, usually in more populated and more geographically unstable places. Even if Yucca Mountain isn't guaranteed to be ideal for eternity, it would be easier to deal with there for the simple reason that it's all been gathered in one place. If it was possible to overcome NIMBY to get these plants built in the first place and continuously store waste there, it should be possible to overcome NIMBY at Yucca Mountain.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

sound+vision Re:Microsoft Messenger = Spim (127 comments)

That being said, the IM client certainly wasn't free from spammers, but it wasn't any worse than other IM clients, including the ones still popular today (Skype, Facebook.) There were still a large number of people using MSN right through the very end, including myself. If it were still running, I'd still be using it. As crappy as the newer MSN clients were, there *were* patches out there to remove the ads and such, and you could connect using Pidgin or other third-party clients. I can't say as much for Skype...

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

sound+vision Re:Microsoft Messenger = Spim (127 comments)

MSN Instant Messenger got a bad reputation as being related to the system service named "messenger.exe" which was an entirely separate thing for sending messages to other machines on a LAN.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

sound+vision Re:Uh (127 comments)

I couldn't even log in with Pidgin anymore, a few weeks after they locked out the official MSN client. I got some kind of error about the connection failing. This was all a couple years back. As far as I know, MSN has been dead for quite a while.

about two weeks ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

sound+vision Re:Wouldn't edibles have the same effect (217 comments)

This is in Houston. In the party-type situation where you need to roll up a bulk amount of weed in a fashion that it burns slower, blunts are used. The upside to that is it becomes "two or three blunts", not "five or ten joints".

about two weeks ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

sound+vision Re:Why is it not trivial? (155 comments)

The specifications for this mission were that the rover should last 6 months on the surface. Currently we are at over 100 months.

about two weeks ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

sound+vision Re:Simple fix (155 comments)

tl;dr on the whole post BUT... I've had my iPod nano in daily use for the past 8 years and it's still going strong. True, it doesn't need to power any motors - but the design specs probably also allocate a lot less weight to the battery.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

sound+vision Re:Since when did Microsoft become a EU company (419 comments)

When did they become an EU company... perhaps when they set up servers and other operations in EU territory?

about two weeks ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

sound+vision Re:Wouldn't edibles have the same effect (217 comments)

I'm in the US and have been a daily potsmoker for the last 8 years (barring a few months break). I have never seen tobacco mixed into a joint, not once... it seems to be a European thing. Now, there is the practice of using cigar wraps to roll a "blunt", and sometimes those cigar wraps are made from tobacco pulp, so that could be seen as mixing tobacco with marijuana. I prefer not to smoke blunts, either.

Scraping the crystals (technically trichromes) off cannabis is how hashish is made. Dissolving it into a solvent, then evaporating the solvent, gives liquid hash oil (also called honey oil, dabs, wax). Dabs are becoming more prevalent within the past few years as they are theoretically healthier, having a better ratio of plant material to THC. A recent issue of High Times featured a method of extracting hash oil using drinking-grade ethanol, instead of butane which was the formerly used process. Not only is it less likely to explode, it also placates people who are arbitrarily afraid of "chemicals", so I see dabs gaining massive popularity within the next few years.

about three weeks ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

sound+vision Re:Obvious Reason (579 comments)

What should they be doing to "attract women"? For that matter, what are they doing to "attract men"? Could it be perhaps that the nature of encyclopedic editing appeals more to men? No, that'd be too easy and go against what feminists and their cohorts have been beating into me for decades... must continue with forcing "equality" through perverse incentives instead of promoting equal opportunity and cooperation between men and women...

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

sound+vision Re:Fork in the Road (171 comments)

It's better than the Chrome dicksucking in Firefox. You know I actually used some of those menu items that got hidden, things like "reopen last closed tab" and the history menu, that don't have buttons available...

If you want eye candy, I'm sure it's skinnable, but you can't put back lost functionality.

about three weeks ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

sound+vision Re:It's supposed to look that way (167 comments)

I've used the NTSC filters since they started showing up in emulators, and they definitely look more appealing than unfiltered video - but for this to be a sound comparison, I suggest having both images be the same size.

about three weeks ago

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novocain stain

sound+vision sound+vision writes  |  more than 8 years ago

"With fear and fascination
On what was here
And what's replacing them now
Interchange plazas a mall
And crowded chain restaurants
More housing developments go up
Named after the things they replace
So welcome to Minnow Brook
And welcome to Shady Space
And it all seems a little abrupt
No I don't like this change of pace"

-Modest Mouse

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