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Comment: Re:The show is filled with mostly nonsense (Score 1) 274

by SuiteSisterMary (#47735813) Attached to: "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

At the beginning of the show, it was 'lets see if Hollywood special effects can be done without using special effects. No. Now here's how the special effects were done.'

Then, for a while, it was actually busting myths.

Now, it's 'Does physics actually work?' I stopped watching when I saw an episode where they were challenging the assertion that, given a vehicle moving at 30 mph, with a rear-facing air cannon that would shoot at tennis ball at 30 mph, the ball, when fired from the moving vehicle, would simply drop.

Comment: Re:Too much good content is deleted at Wikipedia. (Score 1) 236

by SuiteSisterMary (#47732523) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

Because that turns wikipedia into a Myspace/Facebook clone, where every 2-bit garage band, every marketing campaign, and every nut is free to abuse Wikipedia's services to push their self-image, desilugions and agenda.

Again, what is wrong with that?

Either that, or somebody needs to mark 'The Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit' and every such claim on Wikipedia 'citation needed.'

Comment: Re:Too much good content is deleted at Wikipedia. (Score 5, Insightful) 236

by insanecarbonbasedlif (#47724993) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

I quickly found out that the notability idiots over at Wikipedia have repeatedly chosen to target it for elimination.

They've been doing this for years, and long ago burned out my interest in contributing. I've seen 3 pages I helped create/curate get deleted. Happily 2 of the three eventually were re-created by others a year or two later, but a lot of work was destroyed. Let them have their "The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" slogan - I'll continue to be a parasite reading without contributing unless they clean up their practices to prevent the destruction of good articles.

Comment: Re:Ha! Remembered the password... (Score 1) 8

by FroMan (#47721371) Attached to: Terminal Ballistics and Ferguson

I'm well aware of the difference between handgun and long gun terminal ballistics.

I evidently mis-read your comment about 9mm and .38 being the same size, which is what I was addressing. .38 is slightly larger, but the larger powder charge behind the 9mm makes it a more effective round. That being said, more effective round is easily eclipsed by shot placement.

And again, a round from a long gun is head and shoulders above any handgun round.

Comment: Re:NEWS FLASH!!! (Score 2) 115

by gmhowell (#47713837) Attached to: 51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

Or... and this may sound zany but hear me out. Maybe 51% of people did a risk/benefit analysis and decided that giving someone there password was actually beneficial for them.

Not possible. Only people who use devices in exactly the same manner as that proscribed by a /. nerd can be beneficial. (No wireless, less space than a Nomad...)

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