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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

sunking2 Re:If you take the profits (179 comments)

Perhaps is said company wasn't running an operation that leaked tritium into the ground water on site the public may not have turned against them.

about two weeks ago
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The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine

sunking2 Re:hm... (143 comments)

No. Every single person involved in this is an idiot.

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

sunking2 Simple (551 comments)

Just like Last of the Mohicans. Magua knows how to get things done.

about three weeks ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

sunking2 Of course they don't mind changing colors ... (653 comments)

Once they've been caught. Fluke being one of the major names in meters they absolutely knew what they were doing in choosing that color. They were hoping the color recognition would help sell units. It was part of this companies marketing strategy. Make a meter that people will think 'its like a Fluke' when they look at it. Which is exactly why it's trademarked. Now I will agree trademarks in general are silly, but for these guys to plead naive is also.

about a month ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

sunking2 Wow (529 comments)

So you're saying that people in the last 20 or so years of their lives who believe that once they die it is all over, and are coming to the realization that the minuscule amount of time they spent on this Earth means nothing, are more stressed than those who may hold the belief that maybe, just maybe there is something else? Shocking. I'll also say that you will see a trend of people who have claimed for a good part of their lives are atheist (in reality they are agnostic) actually find themselves peering over the edge of the abyss as they get older and in some form start to find God.

about 1 month ago
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The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery

sunking2 Except that (461 comments)

What really matters is the total number of units sold / by the number of times it's needed. 10s of thousands of planes at 100k a whack for something that happens to 1 or 2 of them. That's a pretty pricey usage.

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

sunking2 Re:Why? (390 comments)

Which is exactly the same as someone living in California with their mother and has no apparent political influence at all.

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

sunking2 Re:Why? (390 comments)

There are lots of rich people in the world. Most don't hire personal security. I've yet to see an entourage of folks accompany Warren Buffet into Dairy Queen when he wants a blizzard.

about a month ago
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All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall

sunking2 Holyoke (110 comments)

The worst performing school district in the state. So it doesn't surprise me they are trying just about anything. It's also a major distribution point for most of the heroin in New England.

about 2 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

sunking2 Not so fast (597 comments)

Who is collecting these taxes? Last I knew there aren't any Federally run colleges, so how is it getting distributed? Most people can easily afford their state college and university tuitions which are already subsidized by state taxes. The people with crazy loans are those who have decided to go to a private school. In which case that was their choice. Completely unworkable with our current education system.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

sunking2 Or, as Sarah Silverman said in her standup (384 comments)

If you find yourself always having terrible roommates, guess what? You're the terrible roommate.

about 2 months ago
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How Online Clues Located North Korea's Missile-Launcher Factories

sunking2 Next steps (71 comments)

Launch some missiles at it, wait for reports to come in on N.K.s largest indoor wedding reception hall being destroyed.

about 2 months ago
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25% of Charter Schools Owe Their Soul To the Walmart Store

sunking2 Wow (233 comments)

This site has really gone down the crapper.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

sunking2 Wow, what a brilliant idea (876 comments)

If someone ever comes up with such a thing I have the perfect name for it. MatrixX or perhaps Matlab.

about 2 months ago
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Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

sunking2 Re:Sample size of 1? MUST BE TRUE (298 comments)

As evil as they may be they were by far the easiest and most accommodating when I had to deal with my mothers accounts after her passing. All I had to do was give them the $ of her last bill to show it was me and they even gave me money back retroactive to the date of her death. TMobile on the other hand wanted to keep billing me until I had full power of attorney to cancel her account. What a nightmare they are.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?

sunking2 Re:it's been twenty years, or forty (120 comments)

The goal of IT is to keep itself employed, not actually solve a problem. Having started in Engineering and moving to IT at a Fortune 30 aerospace company it took about 2 years before I couldn't wait to get back into Engineering and out of the IT circle jerk cycle of paying more money to replace an existing system and having nobody that really understood what they were actually buying.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

sunking2 Re:Better things to do (635 comments)

Very true, houses were a lot smaller back then when the typical house was a 1100 sqft ranch.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

sunking2 Re:Better things to do (635 comments)

Imagine Dazed and Confused set today. Definitely wouldn't be a top 10 movie like the original. Compare those memories, or forgotten memories if you were too drunk, with those of today which would be getting achievment XYZ on a game. Really kind of sad in my opinion.

about 3 months ago
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A Short History of Computers In the Movies

sunking2 Re:The Q-7 (165 comments)

One of my favorite vacations was going out to see my Uncle who was stationed at North Bay circa 1980. Love the way you could look out the little windows and see the entire building sitting on giant springs. I can remember seeing the computer room that was roughly 75% empty because they had recently upgraded all their systems with newer equipment. We had a blast using the light pen on his radar screen to id all the planes flying around, or something like that. Was a long time ago.

about 4 months ago
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How To Avoid a Scramble For the Moon and Its Resources

sunking2 Sorry, don't by the 50 years (365 comments)

The shuttle cost $10k/lb to bring things 200 miles up to the ISS. SpaceX knocks that considerably. Now lets talk about going to the moon, being able to actually mine something, and bring it back. There is nothing that values in the $1M+/lb to go and get. It's not cost effective and will be much more than 50 years until it is and there is any sort of land grab because of it. Until then the Moon is huge, and the players so limited there will be no butting heads.

about 4 months ago

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