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Ask Slashdot: How To Get Open Source Projects To Take Our Money?

teaserX Re:I have an idea! (301 comments)

wow...at least one of you is a real asshat. I'm sure you know who you are.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Get Open Source Projects To Take Our Money?

teaserX I have an idea! (301 comments)

You may pay me to find the open source project that you are looking for. I will invoice you for your books and donate the proceeds to http://www.gofundme.com/help-sherry That should clear up the accounting. Thank you.

about a year ago
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Analyzing Congress's Multiple Approaches To Patent Reform

teaserX Patent Pending (58 comments)

Method for keeping track of multiple legislative solutions of differing scopes and scales for patent reform on the internet.

about a year ago
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Space Junk 'Cleaning' Missions Urgently Needed

teaserX Cow magnets (165 comments)

Like this....only REALLY BIG!

about a year ago
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Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School

teaserX Are we sure about this? (295 comments)

The first Sci-Fi novel I read was A Wrinkle In Time in the 6th grade. The very next book I read was Heinlien's "A Stranger In a Strange Land". I spent the next 30 years trying to build my very own cult/commune. My lack of any magical abilities whatsoever has made this endeavor less than successful. Perhaps we shouldn't make it mandatory that our children go down the same road. Just sayin'.

about a year ago
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Futurama Cancelled (Again)

teaserX Re:Good news everyone! (390 comments)

No mention of Smirnoff's catch phrase/joke? "In Soviet Russia the Party finds you"

about a year ago
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New Bird Shaped Drone Shown at Security and Defense Trade Show

teaserX Re:Hyphenation (124 comments)

Oddly, there are number of emu ranches in the southwestern U.S. so that would not be out of place. An emu in sky might, however, raise an eyebrow.

about a year ago
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The 'Linux Inside' Stigma

teaserX Re:It's simple (366 comments)

/facepalm

Look: The 3 things mentioned in this thread, restless leg, irritable bowel and fibromyalgia, all became widely known at the very same time as the drugs for those ailments were first advertised. The advertising itself created the markets for those drugs by convincing people that they had something wrong with them and it had a name and a treatment. Since these particular drugs have few side effects and counter indication for them is rare doctors freely prescribe them,off-label even.

I am certain that there are people that benefit greatly from both the diagnosis and treatment of these particular things. I am just as certain that a majority of the people taking drugs to treat these things are neither afflicted with them nor are they helped by the treatments beyond placebo affect.

If you are one of those unlucky enough to be genuinely affected by IBS, Restless Leg or Fibromyalgia I hope that your treatment is going well and I wish you the best.

about a year ago
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The 'Linux Inside' Stigma

teaserX Re:It's simple (366 comments)

Constant pain and stomach issues have always existed. The diagnoses of fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome are relatively new phenomena.

about a year ago
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Why Laws Won't Save Banks From DDoS Attacks

teaserX Re:Locks keep out honest people... (80 comments)

You're taking that too literally. There are measures they can take to directly defend against the DDOS ( CloudFlare comes to mind) that are more effective than any access to threat intelligence. That access will be abused by both the government and private business.

about a year ago
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Why Laws Won't Save Banks From DDoS Attacks

teaserX Re:Locks keep out honest people... (80 comments)

Locks also keep out lazy criminals. When you can't know who the criminals are that's a fair defense against most of them. This legislation seeks to more effectively determine who/where the criminals are. They can round up all of the car thieves in my neighborhood and it still be stolen if I leave it unattended and running. Legislation that provides consequences for banks that leave the "door" unlocked might be more effective than this "intelligence sharing" which does little to that end. Makell them to lock the doors. We may not even need anything further.

about a year ago
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The 'Linux Inside' Stigma

teaserX Re:It's simple (366 comments)

"dunno, the drug companies created a market for a drug that numbs your legs by inventing "restless legs syndrome"."
Don't forget fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. Those also were never heard of until there were drugs for them that needed to be sold.

about a year ago
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WA State Bill Would Allow Bosses To Seek Facebook Passwords

teaserX Re:Solved! (316 comments)

Whoooa....too much angy

about a year ago
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Dell, Raymond Unveil 'One Smartwatch Per Child'; Icahn Erupts

teaserX Re:Just a suggestion (34 comments)

A rerun of "OMG! Ponies!!!!!!!!!" would have been much better than this.

about a year ago
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The Science of Roadkill

teaserX Bigfoot (52 comments)

Anyone else think that the extremely low (read zero) bigfoot roadkill count might be indicative of similarly low (also read zero) bigfoot population? Just wondering.

about a year and a half ago
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With Pot Legal, Scientists Study Detection of Impaired Drivers

teaserX Re:Field Sobriety Test (608 comments)

Voters in Colorado approved marijuana for medical use in the previous election cycle. In the recent election Colorado voters approved marijuana for any use and specifically for recreational use by those over 21.

about a year and a half ago
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Phil Shapiro: Slashdot Reader, FOSS Activist, and Library Computer Guy (Video)

teaserX Is that me? (30 comments)

Wow. Except for having a full head of hair and not having a job, I could be mistaken for this guy. :p

about a year and a half ago
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Gut Bacteria Cocktail May End Need for Fecal Transplants

teaserX Re:Why is it controversial? (183 comments)

I'm sure you realize that the pathogenic bacteria in question is C.Diff and a different species (and genus) from the beneficial bacteria supplied by the probiotic supplement/diet and they will never interact genetically.

It is the imbalance not the presence of these organisms that causes problems. E. Colli is another common troublemaker that lives in all of our bowels but is more easily dealt with than C. Diff. While some resistance to antibiotics *might* manifest, that resistance will be lost as the individuals die off from other means. Some temporary antibiotic resistance among the general gut flora population would be beneficial to the patient in that it would help maintain a diversity. The goal here is to balance the population diversity of the gut flora including the C. Diff. The C. Diff won't go away...ever.

about 2 years ago

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