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EPA Bans CFC-Based Asthma Inhalers

stonewallred Re:government idiots (394 comments)

Since China, Mexico, India, and many places in the USA (chillers for example) routinely dump 1000s of tons of CFC's and HCFCs into the atmosphere, including R-12 (not US as we "banned" it), I fail to see how what is released via inhalers does any harm. Especially since each inhaler contains far less than an ounce.

If the companies sold 100,000,000 million inhalers, and each inhaler released a total of .1 ounce of CFC-12(commonly known as R-12) that would be less that 318 pounds of R-12.

With chillers in China and Mexico dumping 1000+ pounds of R-12 each week, India and Mexico, and China and Vietnam and every other 3rd world country venting out all refrigerants from car ACs to home refrigerators, to commercial cooling equipment, the 318 pounds is not going to have any effect.

Other than raise our health care costs and increase the amount of folks who can't afford to treat their illness, and eventually turning to disability in order to get medical care for something they could treat OTC for a small price.

more than 2 years ago
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HideMyAss.com Doesn't Hide Logs From the FBI

stonewallred Re:Shocker? (233 comments)

So North Korea could make a fortune running proxy services?

more than 2 years ago
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GameStop Opening Deus Ex Boxes, Removing Free Game Coupon

stonewallred Re:Tampering (343 comments)

Which is why my old and experienced ass, gets my games from private servers.

more than 2 years ago
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Super Scrabble Players Have Unusual Brains

stonewallred Re:Definitely Effect. (142 comments)

Because some of us enjoy playing a game against people who present a challenge.

more than 3 years ago
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World of Warcraft Finally Loses Subscribers

stonewallred Re:It feels old and already seen (413 comments)

You got that right. On a twinked out, fully chanted lvl 19 rogue, I could not solo kill a lvl 15 holy priest wearing BA chest and shoulders and random quest greens no higher than ilvl 11-12. I could kill lvl 19 retpallies as a lvl 15 twinked out and fully chanted mage, and as a twinked and enchanted lvl 10 mage, I got ironman and wrecking ball in my first WSG,

more than 3 years ago
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Accused Teen Bomber Finds FBI Surveillance Team's Wireless Network

stonewallred Re:TBO.com? (267 comments)

I have a wireless router running named FBILOADNET. Wonder how many people have tried to access the network? Alll of them have failed, as I can guarantee not even the NSA could crack into my wireless server and either use it or access anything connected to it of mine.

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Say Dark Winters Led To Bigger Human Brains

stonewallred Re:Variations (167 comments)

What ancestors? God created man. Says so in the Holy King James Bible. Prepare yourself for Hell, for all eternity sinner. And may the Almighty G-d send all your family there with you so your suffering and be more complete watching them suffer eternal damnation and pain.

more than 3 years ago
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Bitcoin Used For the Narcotics Trade

stonewallred Re:It's not just Bitcoin. (535 comments)

And your point is?

How many of them were committing crimes to buy illegal drugs?

If they could have done like the local winos do, and panhandled for an hour to get their fix, they might not have been engaging in those crimes.

That is the cost of the WoD.

Which has spent at least a trillion US dollars, raped our Constitution in the US, and the end result?

Legalization would make it harder for underaged kids to get it, cut off funding to the criminals and raise money via "sin" taxes.

more than 3 years ago
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Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless

stonewallred Re:What about salting? (615 comments)

Ok, call me stupid, but password stuff is not my area of expertise.

If "salt" means added random bits (from wiki) how does memory play a role?

Is it RAM they are talking about rather than hard drive space?

With TB drives less than $100.00 USD, it seems that space can't be the problem.

My only solace is knowing that I don't use the interwebs for any type of banking access, and that all my passwords are 15+ characters long and stored securely on Post-it notes by my computer. And if they are in my house looking at them, I got bigger worries than the sanctity of my WoW and /. accounts.

more than 3 years ago
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DC Reboots Universe

stonewallred Re:Less Successful than Other Reboots (292 comments)

I first read the Hobbit, then the LOTR before I was 8 years old. Of course, I learned how to read sort of young. My sister was 5 and in kindergarten and I was 3.

Everyday when she came home, I made her play school and teach me everything she learned that day.

And all my family members were/are readers. Mom, dad, grandparents on both sides, uncles and cousins.

more than 3 years ago
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School Super Asks Governor To Make His School District a Prison

stonewallred Re:Success, not failure (505 comments)

Teens old enough to have a baby, ~12 years old, but they can't decide to have sex.

A 14 year old, who can't make any decisions that are legally binding, such as consenting to sex with an older person, drive a car sign a contract or even refuse medical treatment if ordered by his guardians, can make a decision to do something that can get him a needle ride.

The major problem is that the age of accountability needs to be set, What age is open for debate, but at some point kid needs to be kids and on the other side they need to be adults.

And yes it needs to be across the board, drinking, smoking, fucking, dying, whatever.

more than 3 years ago
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A Piece of Internet History Lost: IO.com Sold, Services To Shut Down

stonewallred Re:IO.com ? (123 comments)

Their slanted eyes also played a role, as did their buck teeth and affinity for raw fish, rice and killing innocent US babies.

more than 3 years ago
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Doctors To Patients: First, Do No Yelp Harm

stonewallred Re:Streisand Effect (581 comments)

A contract can not make you do something illegal. There is nothing illegal about saying 'I won't talk about you.' More importantly, the Constitution says only what the government may, may not, and must do. It says nothing about what individuals may, may not, or must do. You have no 'constitutional rights' when dealing with another non-governmental entity.

Hmm, I can not refuse to provide service to a customer based on his religion or race. The courts have ruled to do so is violating his Constitutional rights. And I am far from being a government entity.

more than 2 years ago
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Spammers Establish Fake URL-Shortening Services

stonewallred Re:It was to be expcted (99 comments)

It is 2011, who clicks on blind links in emails from people you don't know, or do know for that matter?

There are 4 people who can send me an email with a link that I will click without at least googling it first.

3 of them are IT professionals for major corporations, and the other is a security nut.

more than 2 years ago
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Increased Power Usage Leads to Mistaken Pot Busts for Bitcoin Miners

stonewallred Re:mine bitcoins then grow pot? (411 comments)

Actually good results are obtainable using CFLs. While the yield is not as large as HPS/MH, nor the buds as tight, the quality is there. The set up and operating cost for a grow for personal use, utilizing CFLs is much cheaper.

A small proofing box or a 8x10' walk in cooler, conditioned by a 1.5 ton ultra-high efficiency mini-split system will add maybe 100 bucks a month to your electric bill in the area I live in. If you use CFL or tubes.

I actually was planning on going out to CA and selling the box and equipment if they passed the pot law out there.

more than 3 years ago
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How Companies Are Using Data From Foursquare

stonewallred Re:'Biased' data (69 comments)

Using your "good" customers to bring in new customers is a winning game, as long as you continue to provide the same level of service.

I send out and/or drop off cards to my "good" customers at least once or twice a year.

They are simple business cards with my standard business card on the front and on the back a 20% discount, parts and labor, printed on the back.

I take the time to write the customer's name I am sending them to on the card. And the letter I include with the card tells them that if they like my service to please give out the card to folks who might need my services.

And for every card that is turned in, they will get $20 bucks.

I usually spend around 300-400 bucks a year redeeming those 20 bucks a pop cards.

And they usually generate me 80-90 bucks gross profit after the 20 buck payout and 20% off per card.

more than 3 years ago
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Mandatory Automotive Black Boxes May Be On the Way

stonewallred Re:Next we will all be required to be chipped (619 comments)

Seeing his kids die in a fire should have been great for the father.

I am sure he was excited to see them being called home to the Invisible Sky Wizard.

That's the problem with all these religious fanatics, they say Heaven is great and all, but none of them seem to be in a rush to go experience eternal bliss basking in the glory of god.

Makes me doubt their faith.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Ask For Equity In a Startup?

stonewallred Re:On the other hand... (349 comments)

No real succession plan at my company.

Without me, it is just a collection f vans and equipment.

And no, not even a corporation and well written succession plan could change that.

Without me, the licenses are pretty pieces of paper and worth exactly whatever a paper mill will pay for them.

There are still businesses where the owner is indispensable.

With me there the company is a money making machine. Without me, it is just vans, tools and some supplies, worth very little in real terms.

more than 3 years ago
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Places With the Most Wikipedia Articles

stonewallred who gives a fuck? (37 comments)

Who the fuck cares?

more than 3 years ago
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Public Face of Anonymous Leaves Group

stonewallred Re:m00t (191 comments)

FTFY

more than 3 years ago

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