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Requiring Algebra II In High School Gains Momentum

whitehaint Re:Correlation is not Causation (490 comments)

Yes it can, but from what I have seen is that it requires a teacher who loves math and has a fairly deep understanding of it (by which I mean when I ask why this equals that, they can show the proof and explain it). I am amazed how so few people who should know, have never heard of a 3-4-5 triangle, one of my best friends actually.

more than 3 years ago

US Government Domain Seizures Failing Miserably

whitehaint Re:Hoax (132 comments)

WTH? Now religion gets you hyphenated status?

more than 3 years ago

Drug Runners Perfect Long-Range Subs

whitehaint Re:In others news .... (428 comments)

Actually it should bee easy to detect, it is a homemade sub and the odds of it hiding from sonar are nil, just like the odds of the govt using sonar to listen for it.

more than 3 years ago

High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

whitehaint Re:Yeah... (283 comments)

When the martians attack and you don't have tunes, we will see who is laughing.

more than 3 years ago

Mobile Phone May Rot Your Bones

whitehaint Re:Just took phone out of my pants pocket. (220 comments)

Of course the other aspect, diet is not mentioned, and it can have influence on your bone density.....nah let's jump on the cell phone is danger bandwagon!

more than 3 years ago

US Military Deploys Personal Gunshot Detectors

whitehaint Re:just wondering (257 comments)

The problem with subsonic ammunition is that is is low powered and has ballistic characteristics that are very different from normal ammunition; as well there is usually not sufficient power to cycle a semi automatic gun. With silencers...well they need to be cleaned about every 10 shots to maintain effectiveness, let us also not forget that most combatants will not be worried about noise!

more than 3 years ago

Google Finally Uses Remote Kill Switch On Malware

whitehaint Re:GJ GOOGLE (177 comments)

Well considering that Google fixed something a 3rd party created and that Microsoft is the creator of the problem in it's systems I fail to see the correlation.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Bans AdSense In Apps

whitehaint Re:Slashdot bias (130 comments)

Meh, I block all ads equally.

more than 3 years ago

Politics: Libyan Rebels Announce Creation of a Republic

whitehaint Re:Not so fast... (154 comments)

But now the problem is to have any credibility you need to be recognized by another nation; to that end as the dictator of Free Republic of Jim I hearby do recognize the Republic of Bob as a sovereign nation.

more than 3 years ago

Google Goes After Content Farms

whitehaint Re:Paywall sites are going to be hit pretty hard (345 comments)

Also consider that there are paywalls for content found to be free on the original (?) site! I guess this means fixya and related will stop being the top results?

more than 3 years ago

White House Wants Phone Records Without Oversight

whitehaint Re:LOL, you got GWB again! (302 comments)

I sent a rep a flowery letter telling them to f off and I got back a letter thanking me for my support!

more than 3 years ago

Rediscovering WWII's Top-Secret Computing 'Rosies'

whitehaint Re:Naval gunnery occurred far more often ... (113 comments)

My point though is how many of those were one ship firing directly on another? Planes did most of the ship sinking. I brought up battleships because many think they slugged it out often, when the opposite is true.....but what a sight to see!

more than 3 years ago

Why Dumbphones Still Dominate, For Now

whitehaint Re:Not getting any cheaper either (618 comments)

Often it is about coverage. I live in south Dakota and Verizon is the only one with coverage dang near everywhere so if we want cell coverage out in the sticks we are stuck. however I agree to a point with if you pay it they will charge. 30 bucks a month for unlimited data. Data is digital, is 1 or 0. Voice is digital, is either 1 or 0. Difference?

more than 3 years ago

Rediscovering WWII's Top-Secret Computing 'Rosies'

whitehaint Re:Common practice (113 comments)

Umm, you know that there were very few (less than 10?) ship to ship battles in WWII right? And even fewer had battleships exchanging gunfire. Oh don't forget radar helped quite a bit with targeting. The women did trajectory tables, something that applies on land or sea. For a given angle and velocity a parabolic arc will be described given all variables are the same (a rocking ship just makes it a little tougher).

more than 3 years ago

Your Face Will Soon Be In Facebook Ads

whitehaint Oh the fun to be had (344 comments)

So if I do as they say to get my pic on an ad for Starbucks does that mean my profile pic will go up? Oh I do hope it is some computer randomly picking without human eyes checking. I got a buzz lightyear and some sexual innuendo, perfect for reminding you to get &^cked and go to Starbucks!

more than 3 years ago

New Mega-Leak Reveals Middle East Peace Process

whitehaint Re:Good lord... (760 comments)

Huh? Perhaps I am misinterpreting what you said, but it appears you are saying Israel, a nation which defines itself as inherently Jewish has separated religion from state?

more than 3 years ago

Betelgeuse To Blow Up Soon — Or Not

whitehaint Let's fast forward (312 comments)

Beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice! There, now it's closer so we will know exactly when it happens.

more than 2 years ago

Google Fires Back About Search Engine Spam

whitehaint Re:Pshaw (270 comments)

just type An example would be a search for "how to" First hit is ehow, re enter the search "how to". Problem solved.

more than 3 years ago


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