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Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

tuck182 Re:Damnit! (74 comments)

I don't believe that "put into remission" and "caused" are anywhere near the same thing.

about 7 months ago
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TV Programmers Seek the Elusive Dog Market

tuck182 Re:Ad supported? (199 comments)

Also note that the image is in color which suggests to me that this is geared at least partly toward the owners.

Dogs aren't color blind in the "they can only see in black and white" sense that most people think. Their range of color perception is more limited than humans', but they still can perceive colors.

According to the DogTV faq, they'd messed around with the color and contrast of the images so they're more apparent to dogs.

about a year and a half ago
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Amazon.com: Earth's Biggest Wine Cellar?

tuck182 Re:Please (118 comments)

Name a state that doesn't have it set up this way. +1 if you manage to find a state that has things fun to do besides drink.

Washington abolished the state-run liquor monopoly during last year's election; you can buy any kind of alcohol at stores here, although they have to be larger than some arbitrary square footage. We also just legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Do I get my +1?

more than 2 years ago
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Romney Campaign Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site

tuck182 Re:Someone didn't get the memo (185 comments)

Utah can't secede unless it takes Idaho or Arizona with it, because it would be landlocked.

Just because a state is on the US border doesn't mean it's on the ocean. There are other countries in the world, and it turns out we're next to some of them.

more than 2 years ago
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Wireless Power Over Distance: Just a Parlor Trick?

tuck182 Re:No it isn't (215 comments)

I don't have any interest in carrying a phone in my pocket that's recharged via lightning bolt from the wall.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install

tuck182 Re:uh, wha? (489 comments)

And I'm not convinced it was used correctly. Given the definition ("to clear from alleged fault or guilt"), typically I would expect the subject of exculpate to be an entity rather than the behavior itself. "Not that it exculpates them for this behavior." A better choice might've been "absolve".

more than 2 years ago
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Identity Theft May Cost IRS $21 Billion Over Next 5 Years

tuck182 Re:Identity Theft May Save People $21 Billion Over (112 comments)

If you think that's a fitting headline, I don't believe you actually read the story.

The money the IRS is losing is money they paid out to criminals filing returns with fraudulent information and claiming a refund. This is ultimately going to cost citizens (both for the initial false payouts and for the costs to clean up the mess), and the only people who win here are the criminals taking advantage of a broken system.

more than 2 years ago
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Identity Theft May Cost IRS $21 Billion Over Next 5 Years

tuck182 Re:I had someone file under my SSN this year. (112 comments)

But they could flag for more careful review anything that didn't match (ie, any return going to an address that's inconsistent with any of the W2's or previous addresses on file) and expedite any returns that ARE consistent. It would be a way for them to focus their fraud prevention efforts, rather than just saying, "Oh it's too difficult to track, so we'll just mail out a return to anywhere, no questions asked."

more than 2 years ago
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Rights Holders See Little Point Creating Legal Content Sources

tuck182 Re:Sounds right (417 comments)

Replying to undo moderation.

more than 2 years ago
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Mexican Cartel Beheads Another Blogger

tuck182 Re:corner ? (536 comments)

Regarding the "plot" to kill the ambassador, even the article you linked is titled "US Says". There's an alternate view of what went down there.

more than 3 years ago
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Star Rips Exoplanet To Shreds With X-Rays

tuck182 PC? (62 comments)

Are you really saying the planet was asking for it?

more than 3 years ago
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How To Behave At a Software Company?

tuck182 Re:Advice, Dawg (842 comments)

Ah, an excellent example of how not to be.

more than 4 years ago
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Hunting Disease Origins By Whole-Genome Sequencing

tuck182 Re:Can of Worms? (124 comments)

What, Sweden? Oh, you're not looking at the chart that adjusts for income, are you? When you consider that, the US is only #23.

more than 4 years ago
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Officials Sue Couple Who Removed Their Lawn

tuck182 City might drop the charges (819 comments)

Another article says the city is considering dropping the charges, since their lawn is actually now in compliance. Looks like there were just some bureaucratic hoops they didn't jump through.

more than 4 years ago
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New Pattern Found In Prime Numbers

tuck182 Re:Other bases? (509 comments)

Simply laziness, perhaps?

more than 5 years ago

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