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The Chemical-Free Chemistry Kit

thousandinone Re:Dihydrogen Monoxide *is* a serious threat (296 comments)

You think Dihydrogen Monoxide is bad? Hydrogen Hydroxide has all these dangers and more, and is JUST as common as Dihydrogen Monoxide!

more than 3 years ago
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Cheap 3D Fab Could Start an Innovation Renaissance

thousandinone Re:That, or... (258 comments)

This. Pre-made potato chips and microwave popcorn are rip-offs only if your time and effort are assumed to be free.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporations Hiring Hooky Hunters

thousandinone Re:Everyone has skeletons. (610 comments)

Fair enough. The tenor of "If you think there's nothing wrong with..." comes across as being somewhat accusatory though, while strictly speaking your message could be interpreted as the wife being the one with issues, the wording makes it seem more like it's the husbands issue for not thinking there's something wrong with upsetting his wife.

Guess I jumped to conclusions a bit.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporations Hiring Hooky Hunters

thousandinone Re:Everyone has skeletons. (610 comments)

Here is a non-authoritative and certainly not comprehensive list of things that may upset ones wife, depending on the wife in question:

Working overtime. Comes in many flavors, such as "You don't have enough time for me!" and "You're cheating on me and claiming you're working late to cover it up!"
Not getting enough hours at work. Flavors for this range from "You aren't bringing in enough money" to "I have no time to myself!"
-I've personally witnessed, though not experienced firsthand, the same wife complaining about both of these first two lines- in at least one case, 'working too much' was applied to a week where the husband worked less hours than a 'not working enough' week.
Going fishing with your friends. Sometimes, but not always justified.
Wanting a few minutes to unwind in front of the tv, a newspaper, a game, etc. after work instead of immediately cooking dinner. (Yes, really, and this was from wife who did not have a job herself).
Spending too much money.
Not spending enough money (on her).
Having to go to the laundromat because the washing machine is on the fritz.
Spending money to fix said washing machine to alleviate the last compleint.



My point is, doing things that upset one's wife is unavoidable unless one does not have a wife. While many cases of the wife getting upset are justified, just as many of them have no apparent rhyme or reason, and also have a noted lack of repeatability, with the same actions being pleasing at one time and upsetting at another.

If you really believe what you're saying here, I find it unlikely that you've ever had a serious relationship with a woman.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life

thousandinone Re:Haha, it won't hold up. (124 comments)

Beating up drug users is a drug crime now? So is beating up a rapist a sex crime? How about beating up an embezzler, is that white collar crime?

A separate crime with the caveat '... to a drug user' is about as valid as a separate patent with the caveat '... on the internet' or '... on a computer.'

Is it a crime? Sure. But he's certainly not pushing drugs, which was my point :P

Off the record, while I of course would never take part in such an assault myself, if I were to witness a bunch of drug dealers/users getting the crap beat out of them, I have a feeling I'd forget all the details by the time the police questioned me.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life

thousandinone Re:Haha, it won't hold up. (124 comments)

Murder and car theft, sure, but if memory serves, in San Andreas CJ doesn't push drugs at any point. He actively works to take out drug dealers in several missions, in fact.

Some of his fellow gang members seem to have a penchant for ganja, but when CJ is offered some he always declines.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life

thousandinone Re:Compensating? (124 comments)

Implying someone is a virgin? On slashdot?

...

Really???

more than 3 years ago
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Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver Exists

thousandinone Re:Chicks? (179 comments)

If you're so scrawny/short that you don't even hit 150, I think your standards are a little... high.

more than 3 years ago
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Antivirus Firms Short-Changing Customers

thousandinone Re:Best Buy also ripping off customers (205 comments)

Yes. And scatter them across the counter, preferably letting some fall on the floor, so they have to pick up each individual penny.

more than 3 years ago
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A Third of World's Spam From One Russian Man

thousandinone Re:somebody should kill the bastard (233 comments)

Vagina Dentata! What a terrible phrase...
Vagina Dentata! It'll make you crazed...

It means fuckin teeth, when you're going to get laid...

Oh thank God for thee,
Pornography...

Vagina Dentata!

more than 3 years ago
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The Beatles On iTunes

thousandinone Re:White Album (551 comments)

I think the real story is that you're an alien from a planet on which several days can occur in the span of 24 earth hours. That teaser went up just a day ahead of the announcement.

But right here on earth, FOUR DAYS occur within the span of 24 earth hours! Don't tell me you aren't up to speed with TIME CUBE THEORY!

more than 3 years ago
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Power Failure Shuts Down 50 US Nuclear Missiles

thousandinone Oh noes (338 comments)

Our base is under attack. Low Power. Silos Needed.

more than 3 years ago
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Blizzard Suing Creators of StarCraft II Hacks

thousandinone Re:not really single-player (385 comments)

Except this DOES actually matter to those who don't play the game.

I'll give you two reason.
1) Legal
2) Precedent

Case law has a way of making a case one ordinarily would not care about in the slightest suddenly applicable to something that DIRECTLY affects said individual...

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Test WiFi Access From Moving Vehicles

thousandinone Re:call it what it is (155 comments)

HOw Google Got Legally Ensnared?

more than 3 years ago
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Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction

thousandinone Re:Hmm (779 comments)

I think he strikes a good point. There is a lot of theory as to the nature of time, and evidence has suggested that time isn't necessarily linear. Certainly, data suggests that time itself is subject to external factors, such as theories regarding time in relation to relativistic velocities and/or massive objects ie. black holes.

Despite this, our consciousness is limited to any given moment in time; the 'present.' We are able to recall things we have witnessed in the past in varying levels of detail, but we are still only actually aware (in terms of perception) of the present. Modelling time as a fourth dimension, we are said to be able to move freely on two axis, have limited mobility vertically, and move forward along the time axis in what is, ostensibly, a linear rate (1 second per second). Even that is questionable, as subjective perception of time varies from individual to individual, and indeed varies from point to point with any given individual.

If a hypothetical God is omnipotent and omniscient, wouldn't that by definition remove those restrictions from said entity? I would say that being able to actively perceive any given point in time (past, present, or future) would essentially be a requirement for true omniscience. By that same token, I would presume omnipotence would also imply no restrictions in terms of ability to freely "move" along the time axis as well.

Assuming time is linear, and progresses along a straight line, the argument is that free will does not exist because the outcome is predestined. Is that necessarily true though? Does an external 3rd party who already knows what you're going to decide before you decide it remove that choice from you? I suppose it depends on choice.

But what about the 'many worlds' model? The case where at instances where a choice is made, or there is a "random" chance of any given occurence, all of the possibilities occur, but in different universes (so to speak). In this case, I would presume that an omnipotent and omniscient being would be capable of perceiving all possible futures from any given point.

This kind of thing could be argued for years... your statements make presumptions regarding the nature of time that there isn't any hard data or evidence to back up. Not just that, but to assume that a theory is untrue when there is no evidence to either support or disprove it makes the presumption that all possible data on the matter is both available and correctly interpreted, which I see no evidence for, and in fact see a good deal of evidence to the contrary.

While on the God subject- that question "If God is all powerful, can he create a rock so massive that he cannot lift it" is a popular one for the less educated atheist philosopher. The answer is simple- yes. If said rock was massive enough that the center of gravity for the entire universe was contained within its mass, then it could not be "lifted" by definition.

more than 3 years ago
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Indian Military Organization To Develop Its Own OS

thousandinone Re:Already an open source alternative to windows (466 comments)

So, the new Indian OS can make itself 10 times more secure than Windows with the simple expedient of not allowing users to install random shit off the internet. Your post actually demonstrates that there IS something fundamentally wrong with Windows.

Isn't there some kind of "eye fone" or something to that effect that does just that? I may be misremembering, I can't claim to be infallible after all. Pretty sure that whatever it was has been known to catch a lot of flak on slashdot specifically for locking functionality away from users...

more than 3 years ago
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Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar

thousandinone Re:R.O.U.S. (157 comments)

Roughly the size of Cthulhu.

But Cthulhu can change size at will...

more than 3 years ago
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Brooklyn Father And Son Launch Homemade Spacecraft

thousandinone Re:Need More Science (243 comments)

Well then, IHBT! :P

more than 3 years ago

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Advertising?

thousandinone thousandinone writes  |  more than 5 years ago So I've been running noscript, adblock, et al for some time now, and recently I noticed a little box on slashdot, offering to allow me to disable advertisements on this site due to my 'positive contributions.'

For some UNFATHOMABLE reason, I haven't been seeing advertisements anyway. But you know what?

Having seen this, I have added exceptions for slashdot, and am now seeing advertisements on slashdot. Why? Because I don't truly mind advertisements that much- it is the fact that they drain my bandwidth and slow my browsing experience down without any kind of opt-out on my end.

Since slashdot has seen fit to offer me an opt-out, I've seen fit to begin viewing slashdots ads and generating some revenue for them.

I'll do the same for any site that offers me an opt-out for advertisements without requiring a paid subscription. I reserve the right to rescind this statement in cases where advertisements are excessive, as well as the right to redefine 'excessive' at my slightest whim.

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