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Comment: Re:Such a Waste (Score 2) 53

by rmdingler (#47562771) Attached to: The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released
That's what I thought to begin with during the First Trilogy, to be quite frank, and I probably wouldn't have suffered the first 6 hours of "incomplete story" except that my boys were children and I was accustomed to being disappointed at movies they preferred.

Yawn like the Spiderman movies.

Midway through the final chapter of the Trilogy, when Theoden's rallying the troops on the hill and the sun is rising... man, I'm All In. I'll give this the benefit of the doubt.

Comment: Re:You needn't charge anything (Score 3, Interesting) 249

by rmdingler (#47562121) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
Father here.

Just accompanied my son to a credit union to begin to build his credit with a secured card... he wants a newer vehicle, has saved well, and was able to transfer the necessary security from his account with the financial institution for his pending secured credit line.

His loan officer told him his credit score would reflect more positively if he used only about 60% of his available credit line each month, and left 15 or 20 dollars per month in carryover balance, instead of paying off the entire balance each month.

Truth or bullshit?

Comment: Re:ANY stress "alters the DNA" of a fetus. (Score 1) 149

by rmdingler (#47554481) Attached to: Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children
This makes great sense.

In the wild, other mammals are completely capable of reabsorbing fetuses into their bodies during times of stress, giving evidence that the birth of a litter of young is predicated on environmental factors.

If a mammal uses resource surplus & hardship as a determining factor to give birth, it is not much of a stretch to imagine genetic predisposition is formulated by those factors as well.

Comment: Hydrocodone, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine (Score 1) 481

They're not an epidemic solely in Silicon Valley, and although I get

that location makes it a nerd story, you can tell this same sad tale in nearly any modestly sized City.

An interesting question is, "Are the abused prescription drugs more widely available to top earners?"

The oxys and hydrocodone are super-addictive, and may (to their detriment)

be more widely available by prescription to folks who seem to have their act together... physician's discretion, if you will.

Comment: Doomsday Chronicles (Score 1) 90

by rmdingler (#47535657) Attached to: The Truth About Solar Storms
A scenario that is purported to lead to medieval living conditions virtually overnight.

At least it's not Zombies. In fact, if you can survive the initial purge while a great percentage of survivors fight (and die) over the food & water they can find on the ground, you will stand a pretty good chance of eventually returning to civilized living.

As sad an advantage as this may seem to be, the governors will be working overtime to get back in contact with surviving taxpayers.

Thufir's a Harkonnen now.