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+ - Pull top can tab are now considered historic archeological artifacts-> 1

Submitted by kuhnto
kuhnto writes: A simple relic of 20th century life has taken on new meaning for archaeologists: The ring-tab beer can — first introduced 50 years ago — is now considered an historic-era artifact, a designation that bestows new significance on the old aluminum cans and their distinctive tabs that are still found across the country.
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Comment: I'm a Doctor to the Core (Score 2) 216

by kuhnto (#49440659) Attached to: Senate Draft of No Child Left Behind Act Draft Makes CS a 'Core' Subject
We should add "medical doctor" to the Core curriculum. This would be a great way to cut down on the ever increasing costs of medical care. Since everyone is now a doctor who can self diagnose their own issues and self prescribe their own cures, we will have successfully cut out a huge middleman in the medical industry. Thank god I thought of this. I am off now to tell congress of the plan going forward.

Comment: Re:If you pay them, they will come. (Score 1) 397

by kuhnto (#49381089) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous
I believe STEM degrees pay much more than other degrees, but unfortunately too many students in college today are delusional about the career paths they choose when they are 18, new to college, and partying all the time. They do not understand how their choices are going to affect them after graduation. I have tried to steer numerous people away from a psychology degree and into a STEM path, but they are too interested in their vision of helping some misunderstood child love their parents again. Everyone of the psychology graduates I know are employed in some mediocre job outside their field.

Comment: 100% Anecdotal story (Score 1) 253

by kuhnto (#49290535) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Building a Home Media Center/Small Server In a Crawlspace?
While I do not recommend going this route, as there are vendors that make enclosures for electronics exposed to uncontrolled weather conditions, but at one point in my life I wanted a TV on my back patio. Not only did I want it at the far edge of the patio, practically in the middle of the back yard, but I wanted it to be stored in a metal enclosure out of which it would rise on electric actuators when it was in use. When the TV was not in use, it would be lowered back in the box. I welded this whole thing up, including a very loose cover that rested over the top of the box with a lip that went down the side about an inch. Air could move in an out of the box, as there was no seal. The put a 37 LCD, cable box, actuator, and DC power supply in the box. I was told in other forums that I would have to have this thing designed as if it "was mounted to the deck of an ocean-going ship" 3 years later, everything still worked perfectly, through the baking Florida sun, torrential daily down pours, sprinklers, and morning fog. I think once secret to the setups longevity was the cable box. It stayed warm enough to keep the interior of the box relatively warm and dry. It still worked when I sold the house. YMMV. Check L-com for some enclosures.

Comment: Their inventory sucks as much as their employees (Score 1) 314

by kuhnto (#48822159) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing
Last time I went into a radio shack last year, I needed a USB A to mini A to charge my MiFi hotspot, I had left my cable at the airport. Its a pretty ubiquitous cable, but when I could not find one and asked, they were like "Oh we dontt carry those anymore" How can you not carry one of the most common USB cables in the World? No matter, their other cables were > $20 anyway. I ended up getting the cable at WALGREENS!! for $4.

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