Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:Extortion (Score 1) 841

by omnichad (#49343773) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

They're not just not doing business, first of all. They're pulling out of a contract at the city level (if even that), when what the state does is out of the city's control. Or at least threatening to. Now what's the definition of extortion?

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

This is exactly what they are doing.

Comment: Re:compelled speech (Score 1) 841

by omnichad (#49339455) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Or at the very least, the business can make a cake / work of art that is generic and has no message - but is that really possible if it's not off-the-shelf? Being forced by law to put a particular message on a cake for someone is a violation of your freedom of speech. Refusing to sell a standard product to someone is discrimination, and I don't support that.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 257

by omnichad (#49339429) Attached to: RadioShack Puts Customer Data Up For Sale In Bankruptcy Auction

That's when you say in your gruffest voice "I'm a lady!" And then see if they apologize profusely.

I actually did that one the phone with cable Internet tech support when they questioned whether I was really the customer. I wasn't, I was calling on behalf of a woman whose computer I was working on. They were extremely apologetic and it was hilarious.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 3, Insightful) 257

by omnichad (#49339185) Attached to: RadioShack Puts Customer Data Up For Sale In Bankruptcy Auction

I don't show my receipt at the door unless it's at a membership store where I could lose my account

I hate to say it, but I personally love walking out of Best Buy while their "security guard" yells at me but then does nothing about me not stopping. It's not stolen, and I'm not going to be treated like it is.

Comment: Re:Not a diet, but a lifestyle change (Score 1) 485

by omnichad (#49337903) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Your basal metabolic weight is higher the more you weigh. She was at equilibrium at ideal + 30lbs. It takes energy expenditure to keep even fat cells alive (somewhere around 5-10 calories per lb of body fat). So once you lose those 30lbs., your BMR has decreased by 150-300 calories per day. Eating more than your BMR, of course means you gain weight. Eating less than the BMR will lose weight.

Comment: Re:It boggles my mind (Score 1) 178

by omnichad (#49320055) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

A word can have different meanings depending on context. In this case, they are intending the common-usage definition (i.e. "a compound or substance that has been purified or prepared, especially artificially"), when it's more appropriate here to read it as the scientific term.

You're really just being a pedant, but then again so am I.

Comment: Re:Be fair (Score 1) 178

by omnichad (#49319763) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

Months before harvest? Monsanto includes directions on using glyphosphate to speed up drying right before harvest for a lot of grains, including corn and wheat. It's OK if it kills the plant at that point - that's what helps dry it out. But that means the risk of residues is a lot higher than you think.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS

Working...