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Comment: Re:$86 fare? Won't last long. (Score 1) 515

Have you MET any business-people from SF or LA?

Seriously, they don't fucking give a shitfuck little wankjob for your sight-see fuck you fuck ass IS IT DONE YET wait I didn't ask for you to WHAT WERE THE QUARTERLY NUMBERS!? I'm gonna die it's so fucking hot in here and the delivery was supposed to be here an hour ago WHO THE FUCK IS THIS ASSHOLE IN THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME oh the speed limit is 65 mph STOP FUCKING WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING what is wrong with these black homeless people and ......

seriously. these people have the attention span of a goldfish, have a lot of money, and their emotions fly off the handle at the drop of a hat. And someone is funneling coffee and aderall into these maniacs.
They have no patience, they despise minorities and poor people, and are epic douchebags who are reeeeeeeally nice (saccharin-sickly nice) in public. They're terrifying models of the worst that humanity has to offer, and they want status. status. status. If they have to pay $300 a ticket to ride in comfort so they aren't reminded that they grew up in a wooden shit-shack in a polluted, crime-ridden rat hole somewhere, they will. God help the person who tries to get in their way.

Comment: Re:Might as well (Score 1) 113

by Dripdry (#49417599) Attached to: Hyundai To Release "Semi-Autonomous" Car This Year

Honestly? Thank heaven. I love my hyundai. it's quiet, safe, and I can drive for 20+ hours at a stretch without falling asleep (less road noise/vibration, methinks).

People who want to rumble around in loud, turbulent metal machines, well, fair enough. I'd rather get from point A to B (and whatever's in between) relaxed and as rested as possible.

Comment: Re:Easy life (Score 2) 208

by Dripdry (#49167465) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

This last bit sounds interesting to me...
I've tried "lifting heavy" in many ways over the last 20 years. It's gotten me a messed up back, messed up shoulder, knee, and feet.

The onyl things that have helped me be in truly good shape are moderate amounts of yoga and rock climbing no more than 3x a week. Everything else has messed up my body royally.

Also, I can't seem to gain muscle mass, no matter what I try.

Maybe I'm just designed to die young :)

+ - Driving Force Behind Alkali Metal Explosions Discovered->

Submitted by Kunedog
Kunedog writes: Years ago, Dr. Philip E. Mason (aka Thunderf00t on Youtube) found it puzzling that the supposedly "well-understood" explosive reaction of a lump of sodium (an alkali metal) dropped in water could happen at all, given such a limited contact area on which the reaction could take place. And indeed, sometimes an explosion did fail to reliably occur, the lump of metal instead fizzing around the water's surface on a pocket of hydrogen produced by the (slower than explosive) reaction, thus inhibiting any faster reaction of the alkali metal with the water. Mason's best hypothesis was that the (sometimes) explosive reactions must be triggered by a Coulomb explosion, which could result when sodium cations (positive ions) are produced from the reaction and expel each other further into the water.

This theory is now supported by photographic and mathematical evidence, published in the journal Nature Chemistry. In a laboratory at Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany, Mason and other chemists used a high-speed camera to capture the critical moment that makes an explosion inevitable: a liquid drop of sodium-potassium alloy shooting spikes into the water, dramatically increasing the reactive interface. They also developed a computer simulation to model this event, showing it is best explained by a Coulomb explosion.

The Youtube video chronicles the evolution the experimental apparatuses underwent over time, pursuant to keeping the explosions safe, contained, reliable, and visible.

Link to Original Source

Comment: Guilty as charged! (Score 1) 291

by Dripdry (#48851527) Attached to: Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

I had this happen to me, kind of...

I thought for years that I'd cheated on an ex of mine. When someone asked me to recount everything that had happened, I came to that part and realized I'd simply been guilted, shamed, and abused into thinking I'd done something terribly wrong, when I was really just the victim of a person who was being horrible and vicious.

people are pretty pliable.

Comment: Bomb? (Score 1) 288

by Dripdry (#48693037) Attached to: The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

I saw it!

Movie was juvenile, but I actually found it pretty hilarious. Not high-brow funny, and a little stunted sometimes, but I laughed. I'm not sure I need to see the movie again (ok ok, it was pretty low-brow yuks, for sure) but it was a good enough time (I didn't pay to see it, so....)

SPOILERTH:
it could have had a much better ending, with Kim Jong-un faking his death and moving to a different country, or abdicating and becoming a disco dancing star, or something happier than getting blown up, but that's just my 2 cents.

Comment: Re:Increase pay, reduce work week. (Score 1) 628

by Dripdry (#48655297) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Try telling this to my boss. I work in finance and have a CFP.
My boss is *crazy* ambitious. Absolutely bonkers.
She grew up poor and now she is so nuts about being #1 that she works our asses into the ground triple/quadrupel checking work sometimes just to be sure we get a few more dollars of business. There is NO WAY to have more downtime. We could close the office a day per week... that;d be nice.

I say we cap how much money people can make, or severely limit it after a certain point. Once someone hits that cap there's no reason to amass more personal wealth, only work on personal accolades and hiring more quality people who can also come up in the world.

I know it's a hamfisted approach, just throwing this out there if anyone's still reading.

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)

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