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Comment: Re:Add genetic sequence for .... (Score 1) 228

by reboot246 (#47875805) Attached to: DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:
Kopi luwak is very over-rated, and ridiculously priced. Give me a wet-hulled coffee from Sumatra any day. It's not the same as "wet-processed" coffee. It's a hundred times better.

Want better coffee than you can get from your local Charbucks? Buy the beans and roast them yourself. Then grind the beans right before you brew your coffee. You'll never look back.

Comment: Re:Hell no (Score 0) 363

by reboot246 (#47841963) Attached to: Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?
He's smart, but that's not the same as being intelligent. I've known people who could ace just about any test, but were far from intelligent.

What is needed in someone who attempts to change the way history is learned is wisdom, a very rare trait nowadays. Gates has none of that.

Comment: My, my, my (Score 1) 48

Why does every freaking thing related to computers and technology have to start with "My"?

Even urls are vulnerable. Every other ad I hear or see nowadays gives a url that starts with "My".

I'm blaming Microsoft for starting the idiocy with "My Computer".

Please stop the madness.

Comment: Double-edged razor (Score 2) 635

by reboot246 (#47790213) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
I shaved with every new razor ever invented, starting years ago with a Gillette double-edged razor. A couple of years ago I was at Sam's Club looking to buy some replacement carts for my super-duper high tech razor, but the price was what we used to pay for a small car. I thought that there must be a better way.

So, I came home, got online and bought an old-fashioned double edge razor (actually two of them). They're both Merkur slants, a long handled one for home and a short handled one for traveling. Along with the razors I bought 100 Feather blades. The razors were reasonable and the blades were ten bucks. Blades of any brand are ridiculously cheap.

I've also started making lather the old fashioned way, using a brush and shaving soap, 1000 times better than anything out of a can.

All you need is a good lather and ONE sharp blade. I'll never go back to multiple disposable blades no matter what. I get baby-butt smooth shaves nearly every time with no nicks or razor burns. Try it.

Comment: US government recognizes no higher power (Score 1) 248

by reboot246 (#47788097) Attached to: US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process
We've gone from "of the people, by the people, for the people" to "of the government, by the government, for the government".

It's both parties. All they care about is their own power. Sometimes I suspect that our elected politicians have less power than the entrenched bureaucrats. We've learned that we can't depend on the Supreme Court to make the right decisions. So what do we do? I'm open to any ideas.

Guillotines maybe?

Comment: It's human nature (Score 4, Insightful) 254

by reboot246 (#47666647) Attached to: The Benefits of Inequality
In any group of people some are going to be better at some tasks than others. We put value on those tasks depending on how much they're needed or wanted by society. In a society like we have today, doctors are more valuable than burger flippers so they're paid more. It's not always that simple, but that's the way we tend to perceive it.

True superiority is actually unifying. False superiority is where the problems come from. When the king (or democratically elected government) begins to believe that they are all-knowing and infallible, people are right to oppose them.

Just because he's dead is no reason to lay off work.