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Comment: Ozane (Score 2) 342

by MillionthMonkey (#48899095) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Nobody uses these names, but technically the IUPAC systematic name for ammonia is "azane", and water is "ozane". (Google says they're a Star Refrigeration subsidiary in the US and an exterminator business in New Jersey.)

I'm imagining Slashdot stories like "Fracking Fluid Contains Significant Amounts of Ozane", "Ozane Responsible For Rising Sea Levels", "Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured Using Ozane", "Oncoming Ozane Crisis Threatens Civilization", "Weak Beer Found To Contain Excess Amounts of Ozane", "Linus Torvalds: Ozane Has No Role In Linux", "Ozane Layer Disappearing Along East Coast", "Tesla Motors Introducing Ozane-Based Fuel Cells", etc.

Comment: Re:People who don't read it are telling us about i (Score 2) 65

by MillionthMonkey (#48893893) Attached to: Smartphones, Tablets and EBay Send SkyMall To Chapter 11
That's got to be a large part of it; they're a waste of space. Imagine a stack of hundreds of those things, turned on their sides. They would occupy a whole seat. With Skymall gone they can compress your knees further into the back of the guy in front of you and cram in an extra row of pig crates.

Comment: I'm not an expert on arithmetic, but... (Score 5, Funny) 661

by MillionthMonkey (#48871267) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax
Now look, I know many Americans have been hearing from elite liberal leftist Harvard professors in their ivory towers who keep saying that 15 is greater than 5. And, I have heard from many other experts in this field who are frankly quite skeptical that this is the case, that we're simply overlooking 5 and what a tremendously big number it is. So I don't think it's time to just cut off debate before the data is in, as if 15 is just greater than 5 so we should just get used to it whether we think it's right or just. It doesn't comport with the experiences of average hardworking Americans who deal with these numbers every day, who depend on them for their livelihood. So at the end of the day, I think it's obvious that the data is just not in yet. Now I'm not a mathematician. But one thing I do know, is that on the other side of the aisle, we have people who also are not mathematicians, but they see this as an opportunity for their agenda to shove a draconian arithmetic inequality down the throats of the American people!

Comment: Re:a better question (Score 1) 588

by MillionthMonkey (#48847473) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?
Actualy the MacBook Air seems pretty tough. When I had epilepsy I entered fugue states; my wife told me how I threw this thing across a room once. Another time I kicked it really hard and it slid right under the door to safety. I have also rolled on top of it during convulsions. The only reason I have it at all is that it used to be hers, until water got spilled on it last year and it immediately died, so I got her another one. A year later we were moving, and I dug it out of the closet. I was about to throw it out but tested it one last time- it booted right up again! I guess it needed a couple months to dry out. So now we have two of them. My "real" computer is running Win 7 in the other room. I use this thing for what it was designed- posting crap on the Internet while sitting around on a couch surrounded by empty beer bottles.

The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.