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Comment: Re:Why do we have screen savers? (Score 1) 348

by Sedated2000 (#47369993) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap
Newer plasmas do not suffer from burn-in issues. In fact, if an image is "stuck" after being displayed for an extended period of time, the solution is to simply watch TV on it. After a short while it returns to normal. Someone left a game paused on my TV for over a day once, and yes there was a slight shadow of it for a short while, by the time a half hour show was over it was gone.

Comment: Off topic but I have to ask (Score 1) 454

by Sedated2000 (#47334265) Attached to: CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking
I realize this is off-topic but I have to ask. Are some of the slashot ads now spawning malware tabs? This is a brand new install of windows with full A/V and firewall, clean install of firefox with no plugins. I know the ads are bad (some play audio now without permission), but one appears to be spawning multiple windows to fake updates for firefox or installs for malicious plugins. On a tech news site. This never used to happen before. I apologize for the post, but this is just ridiculous.

Comment: Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (Score 1) 519

Are you sure he did? He claims now that he was a CIA trained spy, and claimed before this even that he took the job at the NSA expressly to gather evidence. Someone who is taking a job to gather evidence doesn't go through proper channels to report. If you can post where NSA admitted, I would like to see because I haven't been able to find anything where they admitted it. A lot of his behavior and speech goes against what I would expect someone to do and say if they had only good intentions at heart.

I do believe his first leaks were good, alerting everyone to the NSA snooping network. Everything after that questions anything positive about the first part.

Comment: Re:Activist investors (Score 1) 208

by Sedated2000 (#46951157) Attached to: Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock
Coal is expected to overtake oil as the leading energy source soon. The coal companies themselves have already stated this will have no effect on their financial health, and that it's pretty much just a "makes us feel good anyway" action on the part of Stanford. After all, they sell their stock but certainly someone bought it.

Comment: Re:For what jobs? (Score 1) 134

by Sedated2000 (#46420917) Attached to: College Board To Rethink the SAT, Partner With Khan Academy
The Newport News Shipyard has a well known apprenticeship program with a full school and everything. I know several people who got their bachelors degree there and were working and getting paid while they did it. They now work to design the ship and sub components. My own brother was in it for a while before he switched to an outside school (still paid for by his employer) and is working on his master's degree as we speak. The Hampton Roads area alone has several large shipyards, large manufacturing plants and rail yards.

Comment: Re:the good news (Score 1) 225

by Sedated2000 (#46268265) Attached to: Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years
I have to mention that MREs now are at least as good as anything I've had canned from something like Chef Boyardee. The Chili MRE is actually better than most canned chili brands I've tasted. I was also shocked that when I added cold water to the milkshake bag, it really did taste like a milkshake. Not the best clearly but close enough to be considered a nice treat to find in the MRE bag.

Comment: Re:Theft (Score 1) 1010

by Sedated2000 (#45601485) Attached to: EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet
I don't think the issue at first is the 5 cents of power. It's the danger that might have been caused by him plugging in something in a circuit he knows nothing about without asking first. It could have caused damage to school equipment or caused an electrical fire. He could have damaged his car and tried to sue. For me the amount of power he took isn't really any concern, it's the risk he might have caused.

I don't however, agree that putting him in jail overnight was reasonable. This should have been handled by a simple fine.

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