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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

synaptik Re:Not the first time this has happened (639 comments)

Yes, yes it does. You're probably best off not knowing anything more.

about a week ago
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Kate Mulgrew, aka Captain Janeway, Thinks Sun Revolves Around Earth.

synaptik Re:Could of gone without the youtube video (3 comments)

Submitter here. I concur-- the trailer seems to be bits and pieces of other interviews, stitched together out of context. Perhaps this production will get sued out of existence before it is ever released. But my point had to do with Kate Mulgrew, who has apparently been hired to do narration, and thus is apparently OK with it.

about two weeks ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

synaptik Study aid? (914 comments)

This sounds like the ultimate study drug: pack more thinking into each real minute? Sign me up. It's a shame their first idea for it is a negative one.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

synaptik My method (195 comments)

I punch 3 holes in every receipt: one each for parent, left, and right. Then I attach them all by string, in a balanced tree. If I need multiple search keys, I just use different colors of string, and different sets of holes. Rebalancing can be a bit of a bitch, after insertion. (I never delete.)

about a month and a half ago
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The Higgs Boson Re-Explained By the Mick Jagger of Physics

synaptik Re:Weird Al (94 comments)

So who's the Weird Al of Physics?

My vote is Zach Weinersmith

about 2 months ago
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Seafloor Carpet Mimics Muddy Seabed To Harness Wave Power

synaptik Re:Southland here we come (20 comments)

... And will slingshot the moon to higher and higher orbits.

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

synaptik Re:Potential for a DoS to legit users (511 comments)

No, it isn't. If you'd RTFA, you'd learn that the DNS check only happens as a confirmation safety step, once an active cheat has already been detected by Steam.

about 2 months ago
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Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

synaptik Re:What does the word "troll" mean, anyway? (293 comments)

Speaking for myself: If you've supported your unpopular or arcane opinion with a well-thought out argument, then I'm likely to mod it 'interesting', at the least. On the other hand, if your argument is nonexistent or so weak that I am left thinking that you don't actually hold that opinion yourself, but are instead posting it to get a reaction out of others... then I go for troll.

about 2 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

synaptik Two options (526 comments)

Option The First:
1. Buy Dell Laptop
2. Do first-use OS initialization, power down, remove HDD, store away in a safe place
3. Add new harddrive, install OS of choice
4. If at any time you have warranty service needs, swap original HDD back in

Option The Second:
1. Don't buy Dell
.

about 2 months ago
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DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review

synaptik Re:Fruit of the poison tree (266 comments)

Yes, I understand that. But-- at least in the judeo-christian realm-- it seems that 'divine forgiveness' is really only 1 step removed from the primary point of religion: learning to cope with mortality.

about 2 months ago
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DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review

synaptik Re:Fruit of the poison tree (266 comments)

... and mystical absolution

Thank you for that... from now on I will use that term in lieu of 'religion', at every opportunity.

about 2 months ago
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It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

synaptik Oblig. Grampa Simpson (206 comments)

We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

about 3 months ago
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20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

synaptik Re:"Soylent Green is people!" (543 comments)

My pal Mitt told me Soylent Green is made of corporations.

No, that would be Torgo's Executive Powder.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

synaptik One word... (387 comments)

Plastics.

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

synaptik Re:Spell it out the first time (279 comments)

Yes; but back then it was because they were amateurs, doing this for a hobby.

about 3 months ago
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Congressman Accepts BitCoin For His US Senate Run

synaptik Re:I like the idea (165 comments)

There is an awful amount of USD in circulation, and only 21 million BTC.

Actually, there are (or, will be) 2100 million million Satoshis. The market is currently focused on the wrong unit of measurement.

about 3 months ago
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Chromebooks Have a Lucrative Year; Should WinTel Be Worried?

synaptik Re:How many don't use the chrome part? (321 comments)

I bought a Pixel. The only reason I wiped ChromeOS (for Linux) is that ChromeOS does not support my employer's flavor of VPN. Otherwise, I was quite content with ChromeOS + Crouton.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

synaptik Re:Get Off My Lawn (457 comments)

No, it's an indication that kids want a channel that is very transient, non-persistent, and out-of-band for their parents.

about 4 months ago

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Kate Mulgrew, aka Captain Janeway, Thinks Sun Revolves Around Earth.

synaptik synaptik writes  |  about two weeks ago

synaptik (125) writes "A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. 'Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” says actress Kate Mulgrew as she narrates the trailer for “The Principle.' The film, which is set to be released sometime this spring, was bankrolled in part by the ultra-conservative and anti-Semitic Robert Sungenis, who maintains the blog 'Galileo Was Wrong.'"
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