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Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink

wintercolby Re:Thousandth of an inch (307 comments)

I thought I was reading "news for nerds".

about 2 years ago
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64 Drone Bases Located On American Soil

wintercolby Begun, the drone wars have (234 comments)

Our republic has lost almost all pretense of democracy, and now there's a massive build up of drones?

What's next, buying an army of clones from North Korea?

And people questioned just how visionary George Lucas is.

about 2 years ago
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US Small-Scale Nuclear Reactor Industry Gains Traction In Missouri

wintercolby Re:How does the MTBF scale? (200 comments)

Putty and paint make it what it ain't.

about 2 years ago
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My gut feeling about fracking:

wintercolby Re:Its a fracking mess (267 comments)

Frack the fracking frackers until they're more fracked than frackers from frackville.

about 2 years ago
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'Frothy Gunk' From Deepwater Horizon Spill Harming Coral

wintercolby Re:Frosty Post (149 comments)

Amen, we also need a different term for the stuff that sits on top of the liquid in a cappuccino.

about 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Limits Patents Based On Laws of Nature

wintercolby Re:Cool ... (173 comments)

I forgot to mention that covering hundreds of thousands of acres with herbicide is in itself "selective pressure", so your b and c are invalidated as well.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Limits Patents Based On Laws of Nature

wintercolby Re:Cool ... (173 comments)

And that's precisely why every single time you take your kids to the doctors for ear infections they prescribe Amoxicillin, which is a penicillin derivative.

The suggestion that there is no danger from eating food with genetic modifications is mostly untested, but is quickly being proved flat wrong

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Limits Patents Based On Laws of Nature

wintercolby Re:Patent (173 comments)

I had a Palm Treo that had a physical slide switch to lock and unlock...

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Limits Patents Based On Laws of Nature

wintercolby Re:Cool ... (173 comments)

While that may be profitable for Monsanto, it is horrible for our ecosystem. RoundupReady are genetically modified using e. coli bacteria to insert the genetic material. In order to verify that the genetic modification is successful, they also include the gene for penicillin immunity. Now we have massive numbers of organisms with the gene sequence necessary to be immune to penicillin, and more producers of GMO seeds means more genetic modifications in the wild. Monsanto has already come out with 2,4D (a component of agent orange) immune seed to prepare for the expiration of RoundupReady patents. It's also worth mentioning that a significant number of common weeds are immune to Roundup now.

more than 2 years ago
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Book Review: Google+: the Missing Manual

wintercolby Re:Stupid Images (104 comments)

Wow! I only share pics online with Google+, precisely because of the circles. I don't want people who pledged the same fraternity as I did getting pictures of my 4 year old daughter's birthday party. I may want to share the picture of the latest glass of home brew with the fraternity brothers, and not all the friends in the area who have children who go to school with my 6 year old. It's interesting to me that the reason you don't like Google+ is the exact reason that I chose to use it for sharing pictures.

more than 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Uses Special Powers To Slash Cancer Drug Price By 97%

wintercolby Re:Just keep in mind the tradeoff (556 comments)

You're missing a major contributor to academic research in point 2. 28% of funding for biomedical research comes from the US NIH. The NIH only contributes to new drugs that have a material impact on the improvement of public health. I would easily believe that 72% of new drugs to market provide little additional benefit over preceding drugs and are mostly there to pad the pockets of Big Pharma. In order to pass the FDA they only need to show that they are as effective and no less safe.

more than 2 years ago
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Ford Tests DIY Firmware Updates

wintercolby Cyanogen mod for Sync (164 comments)

Okay, now I'll just wait for the cyanogen mod to be available for Sync before buying a Ford. I wonder how binary those firmware updates are . . .

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Unveils New iPad

wintercolby Re:Still don't want one (989 comments)

No, but I don't log into Apple's website to say that I don't want their stuff. I do, however, send requests for vehicles with clean diesel engines to be sold by my local Ford, GM, Mazda and Toyota dealers in the US. I think maybe if they hear that there's consumer demand I might be able to get one at some point. It's just a consumer saying "Hey guys, this new thing is neat, but it'd be really nice if it had xyz widget. In fact, once it has xyz widget, I'll buy it."

more than 2 years ago
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Man Barred From Being Alone With Daughter After Informing Police of Porn On PC

wintercolby Re:Dumb (777 comments)

Oh no, don't tell me . . . He had videos of Ms. Piggy molesting Kermit.

I knew she was crazy, but that's nucking futs.

more than 2 years ago
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The correct number of shoes to own:

wintercolby Re:It's easy for men (502 comments)

If you're talking about shoes for hiking, you can also add that they're designed to protect against broken ankles. Same thing for motorcycle boots, as well as hold up to extreme adverse weather and impact resistance.

more than 2 years ago
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Santorum Defends Robocalls To Democrats

wintercolby Re:Come over to the Netherlands, we'll euthanise h (290 comments)

All of the euthanasias in the US are against the will of the person dying, we just use the euphemism "death penalty". I'm constantly amazed at how the side that's "Pro-Life" is so intent on killing adults.

more than 2 years ago

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Thinkpads with SuSE Preinstalled

wintercolby wintercolby writes  |  about 6 years ago

wintercolby writes "I remember it being a big deal when Dell started offering Ubuntu computers, but I haven't seen anyone post about Lenovo offering Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on their ThinkPads. They're not burried deep within the website, and even have an link to Linux after you select Notebooks. NotebookReview.com has a brief review."

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