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Comment Re:Ooh Oopsie (Score 1) 321 321

Do Slashdot users still need to be taught to "hold their beliefs up to experimentation"? And do they need to be taught this by a reality TV show?

My concern with pop skeptics is that they don't believe in holding their beliefs up to experimentation, and instead decide what is "woo" based upon their feelings.

Comment Re:I'll wait until (Score 3, Insightful) 321 321

Until Mythbusters confirms it, I'll just say it's Plausible.

Mythbusters' pop skepticism is the very definition of junk science.

If you're waiting for confirmation from Penn Jillette or some other aging magician or Skeptical Inquirer, you missed out on a successful career as an economist.

Comment Re:Kickstarter forever (Score 1) 82 82

I've never heard of either Razer

Razer is one of the biggest manufacturers of specialty gaming hardware for PCs, including keyboards, controllers, mice, high-performance mousepads, and headsets.

They've been around since 1998 and have around 400 employees. Don't confuse them with a kickstarter campaign.

Comment Re:The feature I want in a monitor is ... (Score 1) 78 78

a little rumba that comes out and vacuums up the crumbs from my desk and keyboard.

Make it look like an official NHL hockey puck and I'm in for 2. Or, combine a miniature Roomba with a quadracopter so it could just hover over my desk and suck up the dirt. Wait though, I guess if it's hovering it's pushing air down and all that's gonna do is blow the dust everywhere and irritate my eyes and sinuses. OK, forget that last one. But a quadracopter that could vacuum up dust (if it was physically possible) would be cool as hell, and it would prevent my cat from trying to sit on my keyboard all the time because my cat hates those miniature quadracopters. I mean hates as in wants to kill them but is too scared to do anything but run under the furniture and hiss and growl.

Wait, what about a beer & wine cooler and a little arm that would serve me a fresh one or a refill? Innovation!

Or a little quadracopter that would freshen up my drink when it sensed the fluid level in my glass got below 20%.

There's got to be something I can do with a miniature quadracopter besides terrorize my cat.

Comment Re:I have my own promise (Score 1) 520 520

People I didn't mention that could be honest so far as I know:
Scott Walker
Ben Carson
Rand Paul
Ted Cruz
John Kasich
Bobby Jindal
George Pataki
Jim Gilmore

We can take them one at a time:

Scott Walker:


"A lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay."

Rand Paul:

Ted Cruz:

John Kasich:

After that, the list becomes too trivial to fact-check. "George Pataki'? Really?

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 2, Insightful) 520 520

Shouldn't we collectively agree on what is needed, before we collectively decide to pay for them? Is this a democratic republic?

You can have one or the other. You can be a "democratic republic" or you can decide things by "collective" agreement. Which one do you prefer?

Comment Re:How much is an AG these days? (Score 1) 243 243

Yes, but we ain't living in a perfect world and politicians as well as officials who should work for taxes deliberately choose to be whores and sell themselves to the highest bidder. So ok, I can't change the game so I want in. How much? How much is the whore? How much for a law? How much to actually get it executed? How much to get a law bent and turned inside out to use it against its intent?

Apparently these hoes are for sale, so what's left to be determined is the price.

I think we can start a Kickstarter for this.

Comment Re:Unenforceable (Score 2) 193 193

The best part is, when you want to send a message to someone that cannot be forwarded and self-destructs, you first have to send it to this Dmail company's server in the cloud where it will exist forever.

And since most of the people using this "non-forwarding self-destructing message system" will be people sending threats and harassment to ex-girlfriends, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if this entire thing is one big honey trap.

Comment I've had issues with the Win10 NVIDIA drivers... (Score 3, Insightful) 308 308

Usually the problem is something like, "it isn't giving me the newest driver" or simply the poor quality of the drivers in the first place. (For awhile there, if I clicked on the start button, it would cause my screen to reset!) And a lot of "your driver stopped responding so we turned it off, then back on again."

In some ways, I like that the drivers are being pushed to me automatically, but at the same time, if I'm doing multiple reinstalls in a single day, I've already downloaded the drivers... I don't need them to be downloaded YET AGAIN, every install...

Kiss your keyboard goodbye!