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Comment: Political Science != Science (Score 1) 567

by h8sg8s (#47345185) Attached to: Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

I'm old enough to remember the Food Pyramid and the groupthink 'science' that led to it. To say I'm suspicious of the current AGW craze is an understatement. Anytime contrarian scientific findings and theories are discounted out of hand, my BS detector blows a fuse. Take the politics out of current Climate Science and let's look at *all* the data and theories.

Comment: Re:R's support lower H1B caps? (Score 1) 341

by h8sg8s (#47336065) Attached to: If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

Gutierrez and his fellow Democrats seem only interested in Hispanic illegal immigration, not those H1-B legal immigrants from Asia. I suspect the roots of this are simply that Asians are a mixed bag politically while latinos tend to vote Democratic as a bloc. The one time I asked the question of my local (D) Congress critter, they gave me the deer in the headlights look in return. I don't think they have a dog in that paricular fight, but they should.

+ - Researchers make bottles easier to open by making them parallelograms->

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An anonymous reader writes "If glass could be made easier to open, perhaps it could make a bit of a comeback outside of the premium-level food brands that now comprise most of its users. A new patent granted to a team of Japanese researchers sets out to do just that — with simple geometry.

The biggest issues in lid stickiness is shape; a shirt or kitchen towel can help provide some extra grip, but a smooth circular lid is still hard to hold onto against great force. The researchers performed an ingenious series of tests with various jar shapes, from a self-reported level of difficulty to electromyographs measuring muscle use in the hands. The result? A parallelogram shape works best."

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