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Comment: First World, First World Problems (Score 1) 139

by SuperKendall (#48209925) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

This is another symptom that the US is sliding out of the first world and into the third world. It goes along with our creaky unmaintained road, water and sewage infrastructure, along with our badly out of date airports and crappy passenger rail system.

You have OBVIOUSLY never been to a real third world country, or anywhere even close. What you call an unmaintained road is like a forty lane superhighway in some places.

And then there's our overpriced and underperforming health delivery system. (Note: ACA/Obamacare is a part of the solution


Oh man, that was hysterical! The very force that is dramatically raising healthcare costs, by pouring "free" government money into the system! God that was funny.

And our failing K-12 education, which is severely underfunded

OMG!!! Just as I thought you couldn't get any more hilarious, you claim the nation spending more than any other country in the world per student is "underfunded". And pretending the problem with U.S. schools has anything to do with money whatsoever! HA HA HO HOE HO HA HA HA HA HA HA HE HO HA HO HA HA HA HAH AH....

But it's all OK, because the upper 10%, and mostly the upper .01% and above are doing really good

I hope you smile when you stare at the mirror that hard.

You are just a walking platitude, aren't you. Thanks for the laugh!

Comment: Compelling, but a mix still better... (Score 4, Interesting) 392

by SuperKendall (#48189205) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

That is a pretty compelling reason to have most of the crew women.

However I'd argue in a truly remote environment where no external help is to be had, that the raw strength a few very fit males could provide could be useful in an emergency.

Some women can also be very strong, but then would there be any metabolism benefit?

Comment: Floor In Building (Score 1) 79

by SuperKendall (#48188679) Attached to: Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

One of the things Apple is using the barometer for is to determine what floor you may be in within a building.

It could be that with central heating/cooling in most buildings running almost all the time, perhaps a barometric reading could be constant between floors from day to day, even as weather changed...

Or perhaps just using the change along with accelerometer data to detect shifting between floors.

Comment: Re:Funny but Microsoft is the most open ecosystem. (Score 3, Interesting) 171

by sideslash (#48185873) Attached to: Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own
Funny but true, at least in terms of proprietary software. The observation even applies to Windows itself, since I can run it everywhere I want, including in a virtual machine on OS X, whereas Apple won't let people run OS X in a VM. Of course, I do anyway because I insist on building my own PCs. Currently I'm running Mavericks on VMware Workstation in a Win 8.1 host, but I get nervous every time I apply an update.

Comment: I'll stick with coffee and beer (Score 2) 420

by DaveAtFraud (#48183133) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Actually there have been quite a few studies regarding coffee, caffeine and health:

The general consensus is that coffee is GOOD FOR YOU unless you have specific health issues like hypertension, high blood pressure, etc. Go troll on a different subject. You'll lose on this one.

Beer! Now that's another subject. Dark and thick is the best. Just had a Left Hand Brewing Company Nitro "Wake Up Dead" Stout. It almost doesn't need a glass. Yummy.


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