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Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 808

by Art Challenor (#48879303) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
Citation? Ask any of the residents of high lattitude and they'll explain that, in summer (or winter), they have daylight - real daylight - until they go to sleep, at which point they frequently use thick curtains to block the light.

If your idea had any credibility these lattitutes would be uninhabitable, or at best inhabited by serverely sleep disturbed people.

Ideally, the bulbs would start warm first thing in the morning, switch to cool gradually over the next half hour and then transition back to warm in the evening.

Ideally, bulbs would produce exactly the same spectrum as sunlight from the time you flick the switch "on" until you switch it "off". CFLs come close. LEDs have a little more of a challenge and tend towards the blue, unless they are attempting historical reconstruction in which case they tend to be yellow.

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 2) 311

by Art Challenor (#48835641) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

RTFA next time -
"Last Friday, Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), signed a letter calling on Holder to end Equitable Sharing."

Republicans called for this to happen.

I'm confused as to what point you are trying to make. Are you suggesting that just because this is a policy they supported, and indeed requested, they won't use it to lambast their opponents in future elections? If so, there is no historical evidence supporting this.

Comment: Pro-Life & Planned Parenthood (Score 3, Interesting) 121

If you're pro-life, why would you not follow Planned Parenthood? Most of what they do is preventative health care for poor women who have no other access to such services - life saving proceedures like mamograms. Or are we talking the crowd that supports life only until birth - like the "pro-life" governors who refused the affordable care act medicaid expansion killing thousands of post-partum people a year?

Comment: Re:This is not a SSL matter (Score 1) 141

by Art Challenor (#48685985) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices?
Actually, I would suspect that the greivence is to do with them having the plain text password at all. I recently requested a password reset from a self-described security vendor (anti-virus and similar) who then send, in a plain text e-mail the password itselft rather than a reset technique.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by Art Challenor (#48379703) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System
A little old school, but the original Little Boy would easily fit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

Weight 9,700 pounds (4,400 kg)
Length 10 feet (3.0 m)
Width 7
Diameter 28 inches (71 cm)

I suspect that you could find something smaller and lighter in the modern arsenal.

I have to wonder about whether the AC comment:
I whole-heartedly disagree [that there should be any restriction on what weapons a person can own]
is serious. If you could legally own WMD in the US there'd be a nutjob or religious fanatic (local or imported) willing to level every US city. Is it possible that there are people who have not actually realized this? (The only way to stop a bad guy with an A-Bomb is a good guy with an A-Bomb??).

I think there's a world market for about five computers. -- attr. Thomas J. Watson (Chairman of the Board, IBM), 1943

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