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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

tsqr Re: I can simply ignore all health and diet advice (291 comments)

Clever!! I do wonder what good use they could be put too, though :-)

Broken in half (after removing the filter) and inserted in the nostrils, they're pretty effective at filtering out (or maybe masking) odors that would otherwise make you nauseous.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

tsqr Re:generic® (405 comments)

I don't know why this got modded "Troll". The mis-naming of those tablets is not necessarily a good thing for Apple. When your brand name becomes commonly used as a generic name for a class of products, it dilutes the value of the trademark; IP attorneys refer to it as "genericide". Kleenex, Q-Tips, Band-Aids and Aspirin are great examples of this. Now excuse me, I have to go google how to photoshop some pictures.

about two weeks ago

Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

tsqr Re: get F.B. Purity (108 comments)

Actually, it isn't. The Play Store comments against the latest version are replete with complaints about this.

about two weeks ago

Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

tsqr Re:get F.B. Purity (108 comments)

Or you could just change the Facebook settings without downloading additional crap.

Not with the latest Android app, you can't. The "Video Auto-play" option was removed.

about two weeks ago

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

tsqr Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Where do you think the casing stones of the Great Pyramid ended up? They used them to build the mosques of Cairo.

Sort of like pilfering the outer layer of marble from the Colloseum to build St. Peter's. The difference here AFAIK is that contemporary Christians aren't calling for the destruction of ancient pagan monuments in Rome.

about two weeks ago

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

tsqr Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Therefore ISIS contains 0.006% of the world's Muslims fighting for it.

In other words, they won't be missed.

about two weeks ago

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

tsqr Re:... all in the name of "Allah" (246 comments)

But there's a god bigger than "allah", "Christ", "zarathustra" and any other one you want to name, it's called moneey, and the pyramids bring a lot of money to them, so, I don't think they are going to destroy them

Yes, Islamic fundamentalists are quite the promoters of foreign tourism. That's why so many sightseers are queuing up to view the ancient wonders of Afghanistan.

about two weeks ago

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

tsqr Re:Property rights (215 comments)

Ultimately, your property "rights" are granted rights, not inalienable or natural rights.

You mean, just like all so-called "rights"?

By inalienable rights, no doubt he's referring to those rights that according to the Constitution, the government cannot take from you. The Constitution does not grant those rights; it prohibits the Federal government from interfering with them.

Now, feel free to rant about the obvious overstepping that's been going on since the Civil War.

about three weeks ago

Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

tsqr Re:not so fast (128 comments)

Correlation does not imply causation!

Well, maybe.

about three weeks ago

New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

tsqr Re:The obvious /. question... (215 comments)

Locked BIOS.

Unless I missed something (possible), that is an unsupported supposition. Nothing in the article or the spec sheet it links to says anything at all about BIOS.

about a month ago

Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

tsqr Really (171 comments)

If I am one of the 50 million Americans who are uninsured ... and I need a million-dollar heart transplant, for $250 I can get a complete medical record including insurance company details.

It would be less painful to just kill yourself than to receive an organ transplant based on someone else's medical record and then wait for rejection to set in.

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

tsqr Re:... information ... (359 comments)

For some reason people like to equate "ignorance" with the lack of access to information --- which I think is patently false

Perhaps the "some reason" you're searching for is the fact that they are right and you are wrong with regard to the definition of ignorance:

1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned
2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact
3. uninformed; unaware
4. due to or showing a lack of knowledge or training

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

tsqr Re:The best seat in the house (154 comments)

you can work, shit, eat (I have a mini fridge within reaching distance), watch tv (I also have a tv mounted on the wall)

Didn't anyone ever tell you not to shit where you eat?

about a month ago

How California's Carbon Market Actually Works

tsqr Re:Is it really a problem? (97 comments)

In Florida, the utilities have successfully sued people over installing solar power, but that is beginning to change as the laws were altered to stop them from doing this.

Citation on this?

Here you go.

about a month ago

The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

tsqr Re:Appropriate punishment (250 comments)

It is about slander and libel. You can, in fact, sue people for making untrue statements that negatively effect you.

In general, you can sue anybody for pretty much anything. Winning a lawsuit is another matter. And neither slander nor libel is applicable in this particular instance.

Slander is the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation. Libel is the action of publishing a false statement damaging to a person's reputation. Whose reputation was damaged in this case?

about 2 months ago

Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

tsqr Re:Where's the drug tests? (511 comments)

on the grounds that poor folks are users

A lot of companies require drug testing as a condition of employment, but I don't think it's because they think people looking for work tend to be users.

about 2 months ago

The Psychology of Phishing

tsqr Re:If you tried fixing that you did it wrong (128 comments)

Even something as basic as the difference between To: and Cc:, I've seen people assume "first goes in To:, rest goes in Cc:, and that's not how it works.

Personally, I like the people who don't understand the difference between Reply and Reply All. When HR sends a company picnic invitation to Everybody, the invitation is immediately followed by a Reply All flood of RSVPs from that crowd. Lately, though, HR seems to have discovered the Bcc: field as a solution to that issue.

about 2 months ago

States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

tsqr Re: Local testing works? (778 comments)

People who can't move? Do you have any idea how many dirt-poor people moved out of the dust bowl during the Great Depression?

about 2 months ago


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