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Comment: Re:The real junk science (Score 1) 394

by andyring (#49137903) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

Sure.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

From TFA:

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Comment: The real junk science (Score 0, Troll) 394

by andyring (#49137479) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

It seems to me that the real "junk science" is among the Global Warming or Climate Change supporters. Hugely significant chunks of data were completely fabricated and faked going back decades, all to show support and "proof" for climate change.

Of this there can be no argument. It is established fact.

Comment: Re:thank god for mississippi (Score 4, Informative) 297

by andyring (#48988569) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates

OK, let me get this straight. The dumb, uneducated, poor, largely minority backwoods state of Mississippi has the highest vaccination rate in the country. Sounds good so far.

And, vaccines are medically proven to be effective and not harmful. Got it.

The lowest vaccination rates are among the "educated" yuppie crowd (Prius driving, Whole Foods loving, vegetarian or vegan, politically left, etc.). OK, interesting.

So, tell me again who "believes in science?"

It has nothing to do with Medicaid. If cost was a factor, then the educated yuppie crowd would have the highest vaccination rates, not the lowest, as they are the most able to afford it.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Best drone for $100-$150

Submitted by andyring
andyring (100627) writes "With Christmas fast approaching, and me being notoriously hard to buy for, I thought a camera drone would be great to suggest for Christmas. But the options are dizzying, and it's nearly impossible to find something and know it'll be decent. What are /.ers suggestions/recommendations/experiences with a basic camera drone in the $100-150 range? Looks like all of them do video but I'm more interested in high-res stills although that may be a moot point. Your ideas?"

Comment: Dead wrong (Score 1, Interesting) 72

by andyring (#48417573) Attached to: How Facebook Is Influencing Who Will Win the Next Election

The /. post's author says "The company insists that it favors no particular ideology and that its efforts are “neutral.” The first part is likely true..."

Completely false. Zuckerberg is as far left as they come. I'm not aiming to make this discussion political, but it's abundantly obvious in the policies he, and by extension his company, endorse. Obama tells Zuckerberg "Jump" and Mark immediately asks "How high?"

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 558

by andyring (#48240687) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Personally, I like this for a very simple reason - my debit/credit cards tend to not last very long. Like, physically. The stripe wears out and a clerk has to try the 'ol "wrap it in a plastic bag and swipe it" thing, or the card physically starts cracking on or near the magstripe, etc. Then, I have to call my bank, get a new card that of course comes with a new number, re-set-up all my automatic bill payments, etc.

I REALLY like the idea to just hold my phone up for a second or two and put my thumb on it. Now if only there was an iPhone 6 anywhere in Nebraska that I could purchase!

Comment: Sheesh, what's the problem? (Score 2) 367

I assume they put a decent camel jockey on the animal, probably brought it food and water, etc. I bet that camel's day was a lot better than it would have been if Google hadn't shown up to put a camera on its back.

Aren't the PETA folks big environmentalists too? I would imagine a camel puts out a lot less carbon and CO2 than a Jeep.

Comment: Re:The Government also ruined my washer and dryer (Score 2) 602

by andyring (#48002769) Attached to: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

I worry/wonder about this too. We have a basic no-frills washer and dryer. I bought the washer probably 6-7 years ago at BestBuy, a Maytag model I think. Dryer was given to my wife and I (used) about 4 years ago. They do the job well, although I've had to disassemble the washer a couple times when something tiny (wife's hair tie, or little kid sock) somehow got through the internal plumbing and stuck in the water pump. But it's no big deal to do it.

My wife really wants a set of those fancy schmancy shiny front loaders that run about $1,000 each. But I've heard too many horror stories about them dying like yours, or expensive electronics dying, etc.

And then I hear my grandmother (bless her soul) has had literally the same washer and, I think, dryer since about the 1940s. She died this spring but my grandfather is still alive and at the same house so it's still getting used. They raised 11 kids too!

I don't care how "efficient" an appliance is. If you can run it for 70+ years without trouble, that's the ultimate in efficiency.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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