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Study Finds Growing Up WIth Gadgets Has a Downside: Social Skill Impairment

tm2b Re:Not News (203 comments)

The big difference is that now, the guys can find the girls on-line and they can talk, get to know each other on-line, bond over how different they feel, and start dating.

Seriously, this isn't stunting; it's empirically a shift in human social behavior.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Finds Growing Up WIth Gadgets Has a Downside: Social Skill Impairment

tm2b Paradigm shift (203 comments)

Or, they could consider the idea that as on-line communication becomes rooted in our social ecosphere, social skills are changing to more closely integrate on-line interactions.

15 years ago, online dating was satire. 5-10 years ago it was socially frowned upon. These days, it's damned near normative.

more than 2 years ago
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Edison Would Have Loved New Light Bulb Law, Says His Great-Grandson

tm2b Re:Bullshit (473 comments)

They dim fine.

As for the price... well, it depends. Are you willing to spend $1 now to save $3 over the lifetime of the product? Because that's the ratio you're looking at for LED bulbs over incandescents, even at $40 for a 17 Watt (75 Watt equivalent) dimmable LED bulb.

more than 2 years ago
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Edison Would Have Loved New Light Bulb Law, Says His Great-Grandson

tm2b Re:Bullshit (473 comments)

Look better, then (like at Amazon and Home Depot): dimmable LED bulbs.

I've just redone all the floods in my house with them. They're pricey ($40/bulb) but they'll recoup their price in about 3 years of my current usage and last at least a decade.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Finds Online Cheating Is Infectious

tm2b OK, not surprising. (110 comments)

Makes complete sense. I can easily see that if everyone you know is cheating, it would start to seem "fair.". Plus, the cheating itself starts to seem like a game in itself.

Griefing in MMOs seems like it would be the same sort of thing.

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Loses 60% of Active Users

tm2b Re:Facebook has the users and the games. (519 comments)

Exactly. I will go where my friends are - and we were on G+ for a little while. And then Google killed the accounts of a dozen or so of them, and the rest of us left.

I don't need an identity service masquerading as a social networking site. Facebook's bad enough, but Google's trying to get its scary little tendrils into every part of my life.

more than 2 years ago
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Neil Armstrong To NASA: You're Embarrassing

tm2b Re:Unsurprising (409 comments)

Because you fail to see that deep down under their skin, all those brown people that the US blows up are the same as the white people that the US does not blow up, of course. Or something.

more than 2 years ago
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Massive Diamond Found Orbiting Pulsar

tm2b Re:Better Press Release (204 comments)

You're not an astrophysicist. I met your mom isn't, either.

Seriously, this isn't a matter of common sense, but of a scientific jargon / English mismatch, it happens all the time. In the context of astronomy, it's completely normal to talk about size in terms of mass rather than spatial units. If somebody asked what size a star was, an answer of "5.6 solar masses" would be a perfectly acceptable answer.

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

tm2b Re:So... (1027 comments)

I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosted Gmail Alternatives?

tm2b Re:Spam filtering (554 comments)

Can't live without it.

And that makes you Google's bitch.

more than 2 years ago
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For Texas Textbooks, a Victory For Evolution

tm2b Re:Scary (626 comments)

That's scary enough, but the really scary part is that this is a 15 member board 8-0 is deceptiv, there were 7 (creationist) abstentions.

about 3 years ago
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Bill Clinton Says 'Paint Your Roofs White'

tm2b Re:Great, so how the hell do I paint ashalt shingl (722 comments)

I wouldn't bet on it, if his case is like mine. I have a 4-year-old house with a 50-year roof (galvanized zinc). Maybe I will, maybe I won't. It almost certainly won't be any time soon.

People don't have to buy disposable roofs.

about 3 years ago
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Developer Calls Amazon Appstore a 'Disaster'

tm2b Re:Droid is not a monoculture... (241 comments)

Nobody is telling you to shut up, but it sure sounds like you are telling the people who are just offering their freely-held opinions of your self-absorbed, whiny posts to shut up.

What an incredibly hypocritical jackass you are. Go on posting, but don't think that you are immune from other people's opinion, Mr. Special Flower.

about 3 years ago
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Native Apps Are Dead, Long Live Native Apps

tm2b Re:The Native App Will Never Die... (168 comments)

Not to mention the fact that networks NEVER, EVER go djfhgytirkd
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NO CARRIER

more than 3 years ago
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Indication of Neutrino Transformation Observed

tm2b Re:proof (128 comments)

Whoops, obviously a brain fart on my part. Oy. But they *do* measure individual neutrino interactions via the Cherenkov radiation emitted from their interactions in very large reservoirs of shielded heavy water.

more than 3 years ago
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Indication of Neutrino Transformation Observed

tm2b Re:proof (128 comments)

Why not? You filter out other kinds of decay with a block of lead, and run the signal from the single muon through a PMT, and presto, you have a measurable signal.

This is a standard undergraduate modern physics lab experiment.

more than 3 years ago

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tm2b tm2b writes  |  more than 8 years ago Journal.

Journal. Journal. Journal. Journal. Journal. Journal.

Wheee.

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