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Comcast Ghost-Writes Politician's Letters To Support Time Warner Mega-Merger

turkeydance Re:Any particular party? (27 comments)

the GREEN party

7 minutes ago
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Getting Charged Up Over Chargers at CES (Video)

turkeydance chargers and battery life (10 comments)

W10, so what? for how long is what interests me.

2 hours ago
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

turkeydance Re:Urban legend? (174 comments)

F.A.S.T. hey! thanks for the idea.

2 hours ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

turkeydance entropy anyone? (131 comments)

yeah, closed system, whatever.

8 hours ago
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At Oxford, a Battery That's Lasted 175 Years -- So Far

turkeydance let the experiment run (209 comments)

and ring. and ring again.

2 days ago
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Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile

turkeydance "at least theoretically" (83 comments)

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra

3 days ago
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Rare Astronomical Event Will See Triple Moon Shadows On Jupiter

turkeydance already raining here (53 comments)

and predicted to continue until Sunday. boo-hoo.

3 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

turkeydance yes. (162 comments)

i can.

4 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

turkeydance only one side of this story. (415 comments)

maybe more to come. sometimes a crime is faked (Tawana Brawley?)

4 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

turkeydance Re:My feeds are pretty busy... (209 comments)

+1. Google+ = social site voicemail. really, you don't want to actually interact with them, but you do want to leave a trace of concern.

5 days ago
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Jim Blasko Explains 'Unbreakable Coin' (Video 2 of 2)

turkeydance ok. i'll play. "my experience is... (39 comments)

enduring complaints concerning crypto-currency." yeah, i bought BitCoin back in the day. sold it soon, too. made a little coin. kinda like betting in Vegas. for the lulz.

5 days ago
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Microbots Deliver Medical Payload In Living Creature For the First Time

turkeydance Raquel Welch (41 comments)

reference her, however and whenever it's possible. what a Fantastic Voyage.

5 days ago
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Deep-Frying Graphene Microspheres For Energy Storage

turkeydance Re:Mmmm.. (49 comments)

Coming Soon to a State Fair near You!

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

turkeydance the Edsels keep on coming (141 comments)

but they're better than New Coke.

about two weeks ago
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Google Aims To Be Your Universal Translator

turkeydance English to American (122 comments)

Fag, for one.

about two weeks ago

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your /. Elon Musk update. we love him so much.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about three weeks ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "When Elon Musk split up with wife, Talulah Riley, for the first time, he told the whole world.
"It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever," the entrepreneur Tweeted to the British actress in January 2012. "You will make someone very happy one day."
Eighteen months later, that happy person apparently was him, as they tied the knot again in July 2013.
The rekindled romance didn't last. On Wednesday — the day many people make vows for the coming year — the couple officially broke their marital vow. Musk filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on New Year's Eve."

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"vape vector": e-cigs with malware.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 2 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.
Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging the cigarette itself directly into a USB port. That might be a USB port plugged into a wall socket or the port on a computer – but, if so, that means that a cheap e-cigarette from an untrustworthy supplier gains physical access to a device."

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fake Price Comparison fools Walmart

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 2 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "People are reportedly creating fake Amazon pages to show fake prices on electronics and other items. In the most heavily publicized cases, Walmart was reportedly duped into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for under $100.

Here's how this scam has played out: The perpetrators create fake Amazon pages and show these fake listings to Walmart cashiers (and ultimately to store managers) in an attempt to con them into matching the phantom prices."

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Solar and Wind power are the most expensive.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 6 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "A new study from the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, argues that using solar and wind energy may be the most expensive alternatives to carbon-based electricity generation, even though they require no expenditures for fuel.....Specifically, this means nuclear power offers a savings of more than $400,000 worth of carbon emissions per megawatt of capacity. Solar saves only $69,000 and wind saves $107,000.
http://www.brookings.edu/~/med..."
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Look Out Mars! Siding Spring is getting closer.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 6 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Bottom line: The tiny nucleus of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will not strike Mars when it comes closest on October 19, 2014. But material shed by the comet could damage our spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet. NASA is taking steps now to prevent damage to its orbiting spacecraft. read all about it: http://earthsky.org/space/come..."
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A carbon fibre e-bike: built for Batman

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 8 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Made of carbon-fibre and serious gadgetry, the Visiobike looks as if Batman decided to fight crime on low emissions. Its makers are billing it as a 'high-tech electric bicycle' and it certainly comes with a range of bells and whistles (but disappointingly it lacks an actual bell). The bike is controlled via a handlebar-mounted smartphone, giving riders the chance to stuff yet another aspect of their life into an app."
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Air Force to award 'Space Fence' contract to track orbital debris

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 9 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "With a contract expected to be awarded in the next few weeks, the program is designed to be mankind’s best effort yet at tracking space pollution. But the new Space Fence still doesn’t provide what many think is the ultimate solution: cleaning up space."
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'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender....

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 9 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Kids, do not try this at home: Scientists have found that they can create high-quality graphene sheets using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent. The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, outline a fresh way to create large amounts of this remarkable material – which could speed up the process toward putting them into future computers, smart coatings and solar cells.
http://www.latimes.com/science...

ok...next question: graphene = gun barrels?"
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Widespread panic in the rap world....nerds next

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 8 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "yes, Slashdot Beta does things like this. not my fault......

Widespread panic in the rap world — the high-end cough syrup that's become the lean of choice for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and MANY other rap figures has officially been taken off the market ... all because of its reputation as a widely abused drug.

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, "Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product."
http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/23/..."
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New 'Google' for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 9 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site."

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orgasms for women at the push of a button.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Scientists have patented a new machine that will provide orgasms for women at the push of a button.
A little smaller than a packet of cigarettes, the machine is designed to be a medical implant that uses electrodes to trigger an orgasm. The device would help some women who suffer from orgasmic dysfunction.
http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/...

that's sex discrimination!"
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New device aims to treat gunshot wounds

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. Although there’s nothing simple about the impact of a gunshot wound on the human body, the process of treating gun injuries on a battlefield might become a bit faster and safer. At least, that’s the goal of the XStat, a new syringe-like device that injects a dressing straight into a wound. The XStat, created by company RevMedX (which stands for Revolutionary Medical Technology), is still a patent-pending design. — See more at: http://www.alloutdoor.com/2014..."
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Europe might change it's Global Warming Policy

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "quote:"The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process."
Would You Like To Know More (thanks, StarShip Troopers)? http://www.spiegel.de/internat..."
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Forget Comets, let's do the Arctic Again

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Space Travel is so boring. and expensive.
right here at home, we have this Arctic Thing (not the movie)
the Chinese got it going on. here's a quote for all y'all:

In 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey released an assessment revealing that the Arctic accounts for about 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas, and 20 percent of its undiscovered natural gas liquids. In other words, 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 44 billion barrels of natural gas.

here's yer linkie: http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/14/understanding-chinas-arctic-policies/?all=true

bottom line: C'mon man."

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