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Comment: Culture vs. Genetics (Score 1) 278 278

Sorry, but I will continue to subscribe to dating services that allow me to find like-minded individuals, because my education in anthropology has taught me that cultural traits like fidelity and political affiliation are not genetic.

Oops, did I just admit to using dating services?

Comment: Re:OU Student Here (Score 4, Insightful) 1161 1161

anti-abortion posters on campus

The word is "anti-choice." No one is really "pro abortion," except maybe a few inconsequential lunatics. What anti-abortionists are fighting against is the right to choose, not the right to have recreational abortions - I don't think those exist. So those of us who believe in a woman's right to have control of the insides of her body call it an anti-choice stance. Anyway, Oklahoma sounds like a terrible place for the progressive and diverse. I hope Dawkins gets to speak there. The QA session would be great to see.

Space

Most Extreme Gamma-Ray Blast Yet Detected 128 128

Matt_dk sends in a quote from a story at NASA: "The first gamma-ray burst to be seen in high-resolution from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is one for the record books. The blast had the greatest total energy, the fastest motions and the highest-energy initial emissions ever seen. ... Gamma-ray bursts are the universe's most luminous explosions. Astronomers believe most occur when exotic massive stars run out of nuclear fuel. As a star's core collapses into a black hole, jets of material — powered by processes not yet fully understood — blast outward at nearly the speed of light. The jets bore all the way through the collapsing star and continue into space, where they interact with gas previously shed by the star and generate bright afterglows that fade with time. ...Fermi team members calculated that the blast exceeded the power of approximately 9,000 ordinary supernovae, if the energy was emitted equally in all directions."

Comment: 1. Logitech MX1100 - Best general mouse? (Score 1) 246 246

I was once a proud owner of a Logitech MX1100. I can't say I'm so proud anymore.

It was an awesome input device, until a couple of months after I bought it the mouse started acting squirrely. The cursor would stop reacting to the mouse every few seconds, and clicks would either not register or would register as double clicks. The receiver was only 2-3 feet away from the mouse, with no major obstructions besides the computer desk. I changed the batteries so many times. I even bought those fancy Radio Shack batteries advertised as special for computer peripherals. Needless to say fresh batteries were no help.

Unrelated to the review of best computer mice, but relevant to Logitech's wireless peripherals, I had a miniature wireless laser mouse for laptops that did the same thing.

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