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Comment: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (Score 0) 137

by EricTheO (#49491399) Attached to: UW Scientists, Biotech Firm May Have Cure For Colorblindness

Preacher: Are you a sinner? Do you wish to be saved?

Dr. James Xavier: Saved? No. I've come to tell you what I see. There are great darknesses. Farther than time itself. And beyond the darkness... a light that glows, changes... and in the center of the universe... the eye that sees us all.

[Looks up at the sky]

Dr. James Xavier: No!

Preacher: You see sin and the devil! But the lord has told us what to do about it. Said Matthew in Chapter Five, "If thine eye offends thee... pluck it out!"


Comment: Most "Poor" work Part time. (Score 0) 311

by EricTheO (#46826747) Attached to: In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Most "Poor" work part-time due to the trend of employers not wanting to pay benefits as required for full-time employees, therefore they work less hours. This obviously skews this stories observation. Also most higher income jobs are salaried with no overtime pay therefore they like salaried employees to work overtime and employers of part-time or full-time employees try to avoid OT pay whenever possible.

Comment: Re:JEBUS will protect me! (Score 0) 343

by EricTheO (#39913755) Attached to: Symantec: Religious Sites "Riskier Than Porn For Viruses"

I was going to say something along the same lines "that users feel safer" [in the house of their lord].

But I was also going to say "uhm... you think churches DON'T make money?!" They make LOTSA... tax-free money.


Comment: Re:Everyone ignores Commodore (Score 0) 301

by EricTheO (#39641507) Attached to: Jack Tramiel, Founder of Commodore Business Machines, Dies At Age 83

I bet Jack Tramel's death won't get the kind of coverage that Steve Jobs got. His 6502 CPU (plus variants) were used in Atari 2600/5200/7800 consoles, Atari computers, Apple I/II/IIgs computers, Nintendo ES and Super Nintendo consoles. His Commodore and Atari companies popularized music, video, and preemptive tasking when the Macs/PCs were going "beep" and had about 4 colors.

And yet after today we'll probably never hear about him again. And yes the Commodore 64 was and still is the record-holder for most machines sold (peak years: 1983-86). The runner-ups:

2. Amiga 500 (millions of C64 owners upgraded)
3. Atari 800 (peak year: 1980-82)
4. Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80 (1977-1979)

TI-994/A.... FTW!

Comment: Re:A bit of perspective (Score 0) 237

by EricTheO (#38722502) Attached to: Radioactive Concrete From Fukushima Found In New Construction

While the use of contaminated materials is something to be concerned about, let's not forget how much radiation this actually is. It's roughly the equivalent of one chest CT scan per year.

Yeah and Doctors are being told not to order CT scans unless absolutely needed. I know because my doctor was upset when he found out I was given a CT in a visit to the Emergency Room after recently having had 2 CT's. CT's are much higher and longer duration doses of X-rays than a standard X-ray. All this coupled with the fact that my treament later was to require fluoroscopy. It's the accumilation of radiation over time from many sources that can put you in danger.

Comment: Re:I Seem To Recall (Score 0) 433

by EricTheO (#38446158) Attached to: Denver Must Prove Red-Light Cameras Improve Safety

Actually it goes like this... try to punish a corporation:

1) They pay the fine because it's cheaper than compliance with the law.
2) Threaten to move out of state or overseas to get the penalties dropped or changed in their favor.
3) Dissolve the corporation and start a new one to continue their business practices.
4) Buy off government official(s)
5) Yes on a rare occasion a corporate executive gets sent to a jail that is not like the jail 99% of inmates go to.

"Morality is one thing. Ratings are everything." - A Network 23 executive on "Max Headroom"