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Comment: Well, I'd like to know! (Score 2) 291

by reboot246 (#48899617) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA
I have gout, caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Uric acid is formed from the purines we eat. Purines come from the DNA in cells of plants and animals. It would be nice if food products listed the amount of purine.

I know that lowering my intake of purines won't completely cure gout, but it would be nice to lower the risk of flareups.

Comment: Re:One-time use and garbage accounts (Score 0) 195

by reboot246 (#48860951) Attached to: The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"
But my fucking bank allows only letters (caps or lowercase) and numbers. No punctuation or symbols are allowed. And they limit me to 10 characters! Some security, huh?

I ought to change my bank password to something like "yourbanksucks", but that's too many letters.

Comment: Re:Hope and change (Score 1, Funny) 556

by reboot246 (#48841953) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications
We've had intellectuals as President, including the man holding the office now. Judging by their records, I'm about ready for the random person from the phone book. Couldn't do any worse.

I'm looking at the potential candidates from both parties, and I don't like (or trust) any of them. Surely we can do better.

Comment: Re:Simple Definition (Score 1) 174

by reboot246 (#48810039) Attached to: Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words
I live in the South so I see lots of streets and roads named after Nathan Bedford Forrest (the first Grand Wizard of the KKK), some of them in black neighborhoods. I guess they don't get upset because they don't have the right dictionary that tells them how "forest" is properly spelled.

Comment: Inside job? (Score 1, Troll) 128

USA Today had this in their article:
"A Twitter account from a group identifying itself as Anonymous said Monday it had tracked the source of the hack to Maryland, but that was not confirmed by official sources."

Maryland? Isn't that where the NSA is based? No wonder "official sources" haven't confirmed it. Maybe the FBI can blame North Korea again.

Comment: The one thing we don't need (Score 0) 249

by reboot246 (#48797703) Attached to: Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?
Common Core.

I'm fairly well educated, but this past weekend I tried to help a first grade with his math and I was totally stumped. Ten minutes trying to show why 6+9=15!! And what the fuck is a "number sentence"?!? Is that supposed to be something like an equation?

Since then I've looked over the Common Core standards for math for first graders. They look like they were written by somebody who has never even known a first grader, much less taught one. It's pure bullshit. It's immoral to teach such garbage to our young students.

Let the dumbing-down begin!

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.