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Comment: Re:(looks straight down) (Score 3, Insightful) 121

by GTRacer (#49093775) Attached to: The Science of a Bottomless Pit
Silly but seriosly-asked question - in the discussion of the relative height-from-center differences, has anyone taken the gravitic center into account? Isn't that what's most important, since that will determine when acceleration changes direction?

Since the gravitic center is essentially the Earth's center of mass, do we know if that point is dead-center? Given the differences in crust thickness, ocean placement, mountains, etc...?

Do I need to get more coffee?

Comment: Re:Is javascript dangerous? (Score 1) 125

by GTRacer (#49087057) Attached to: Jamie Oliver's Website Serving Malware
Unless I miss GP's point, it's that NoScript blocks JS /per site/, so that scripts tied to external domains (often ad and content delivery networks) can be blocked while leaving the primary vendor's sites functional. By default, everything is blocked. You visit a new site and if something doesn't work, you pull up the menu and work your way from the core site's domain to as far as you think you need to go. You can whitelist or grant temporary session access.

I use it and love it. It's not perfect by itself but it doesn't take long to figure out what minimum is needed, and just how pervasive some ad networks are.

Comment: Re:well, i'm looking for the clearance sales (Score 1) 242

by GTRacer (#48970835) Attached to: RadioShack Near Deal To Sell Half of Its Stores, Close the Rest
We had a Circuit City near us which we frequented almost weekly for the cheap DVD sales and for PlayStation games. When the liquidator moved in and began slapping their "up to 70% off" signs everywhere, I was familiar with prices on a lot of kit and knew nothing much had happened. A lot of things simply got listed for MSRP, THEN x % off where before liquidation they'd always been priced around 30% off MSRP daily.

Long story short, for the first weeks of close-out, very few things were actually on sale. But once the levels dropped far enough, I was able to get an XBox wifi adapter and a universal laptop charger for an actual 50% off price!

But by God I miss CC. It's much harder to get new DVD's on DVDuesday for the prices they offered!

Comment: Re:Science... Yah! (Score 1) 958

by GTRacer (#48970715) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness
Going back to the time I had to shop the WIC selections, I don't think Mozee was implying WIC equaled nutrition. But the WIC items I remember tended to be very basic, minimally-processed things. Mostly "ingredient" items rather than whole entree/meal items. Not sure if WIC's approved list varies from state to state but that's my recollection from Sunny Florida...

Comment: Re:really? (Score 1) 88

by GTRacer (#48958127) Attached to: DARPA-Funded Robots Learning To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos

"How do the machines know what Tastee Wheat tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. Maybe what I think Tastee Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal, or tuna fish. That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken, for example: maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything!"

Comment: Re:Sounds familiar (Score 1) 280

by GTRacer (#48939047) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen
Are you rooted? Hosts file. I don't browse /. on mobile, but I do waste lots of time on Imgur. And about 4 months ago their mobile ads started that Play Store launching nonsense. I don't oppose advertising enough to block all ads wholesale via a super-restrictive hosts file. But anything that triggers other apps (Play store, etc.) is getting blacklisted ASAP.

I should look to see if there's a NoScript equivalent for any of the Android browsers...

fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.