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Comment: f.lux (Score 0) 44

by p51d007 (#49516521) Attached to: Colors Help Set Body's Internal Clock
I've been using f.lux on my computer to change the color temperature on my monitor from the standard 6500k down to 3500k at sundown. I've been using it for almost a year and even with caffeine intake, I find myself naturally getting sleepy around 10pm, unlike the usual midnight to 1am time I use to experience.

Comment: Don't buy carrier based phones (Score 0) 331

Last three smartphones I've had in the last 5 years, Dell Streak5, Samsung Galaxy Note1, Huawei Ascend Mate2, all purchased full price OFF CONTRACT, direct from the manufacturer, carrier unlocked, had FM radios that worked just fine. You had to use ear buds, because they used the headphone wire for the antenna, but it did work. I've had much better luck with the performance & stability of those 3 devices, than I've had with any of my previous phones. I think in part because they are all unlocked, not crippled non carrier based devices.

Comment: Same load of crap about fuel taxes (Score 0) 482

by p51d007 (#49507675) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power
For decades, government has told us to either buy a smart car, small car, cars with better gas mileage. So, we did. Now government is crying because we are not buying as much gasoline as we use to, and government isn't getting "its share" of fuel tax like it use to, so they want to increase the fuel tax to make up the difference. Same with self produced electricity. Now the utility companies will want a surcharge if you make your own...typical...government hates competition.

Comment: hanging, short drop method (Score 0) 534

Rope, minimal cost Gallows, minimal cost Short drop method, neck snapped, person DEAD. A lot more efficient and cheaper than all of this other crap. It makes no sense to swab a persons arm before inserting a needle to execute them. You afraid of them catching a germ? Drugs have to be approved by the FDA, you have to have sterile conditions, doctors, nurses, hospital gurney and the like. Just let them walk up the steps to a gallows, put a bag over their head, attach a rope around their neck, pull the handle, let them drop, problem solved.

Comment: WON'T work (Score 0) 479

by p51d007 (#49487945) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries
Their "profit" right now is PROJECTED, not actual. Once people from the "janitor to the CEO" learn that working harder will NOT get you ahead, people will start slacking off, because there is no incentive to do a good job. This will be another FAILED trial of socialism, but, you can bet there will be little if no press coverage, when this fails.

Comment: bunk (Score 0) 489

by p51d007 (#49441265) Attached to: The Courage of Bystanders Who Press "Record"
Hey, the issue with the police officer, to me that was MURDER, plain and simple. But, these "cell phone" recordings of incidents, usually start AFTER whatever altercation between the parties started. In other words, ONE SIDE of the situation is recorded, leaving the viewer, if they are going to be unbiased to wonder if something happened BEFORE the record button was pressed.

Comment: Too expensive (Score 0) 145

by p51d007 (#49387737) Attached to: The End of College? Not So Fast
We continuously have discussion on "big oil", big pharma" big (insert name) of anything that is capitalistic, but how come we never have a discussion about "big academia". College sports coaches making 6 or 7 figures, professors that do nothing but write papers, books and attend lectures. The cost of a traditional 4 year college is astronomical, compared to the outcome of its students, who are then saddled with 40-100 thousand dollars or more in student loan debt. As judge Smails said on caddyshack..."well, the world needs ditch diggers too". I've seen these person on the street interviews where the person would be lucky to cross the street & chew gum without being run over. Can't answer the most basic math or history questions, but, buy golly they can tell you the latest (c)rap song, or which hollyWEIRD nut is banging another hollyWEIRD nut. Most liberal arts indoctrination centers are just that. Instructing kids on how to sit down, shut up and OBEY your master, the government.

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