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Comment: Re:I got a Vietnam Era gedunk medal ... (Score 1) 192

by Hognoxious (#47409149) Attached to: An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Here we have A.K. "Skid" Marc (the somnolent stoplight running lardass) failing even to do a link properly. And doing it as AC, for shame.

Now here's how to do it properly:

"So rather than being needlessly wordy, treasure trove is the etymologically complete phrase, misconstrued over time [by stupid fat idiots] as a noun-noun compound rather than a noun followed by an adjective. "


Mapping a Monster Volcano 105

Posted by timothy
from the shhh-it's-sleeping dept.
bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes In one of the biggest-ever seismology deployments at an active volcano, researchers are peppering Mount St Helens in Washington state with equipment to study the intricate system of chambers and pipes that fed the most devastating eruption in U.S. history. This month, they plan to set off 24 explosions — each equivalent to a magnitude-2 earthquake — around around the slumbering beast in an effort to map the its interior with unprecedented depth and clarity.

Comment: Re:So....far more than guns (Score 1) 454

by Hognoxious (#47335459) Attached to: CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

It seems more likely that if you want to use a gun to kill yourself, you will buy one.

You've had a shit day at the office, so you set off for the gun store, and on the way there you start to calm down, and there's a nice sunset so you turn round and go home, have a few beers and fall asleep. Then in the morning you go "shit, what was I thinking?"


You've had a shit day at the office, so you pull the gun out from under the pillow and shoot yourself with it.

Which is better? Which is more likely?

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