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Comment: Re:Alternate story title (Score 5, Funny) 441

by rmdingler (#49779371) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
No. I did not get the same result.

It occurs to me you knew that and got me to search there anyway, you clever bastard.

1)You can't wash your eyes with soap.

2)You can't count your hair.

3)You can't breathe through your nose with your tongue out.

4)You just tried number 3.

6)When you tried #3, you realized it's it's possible, you just look like a dog.

7) You're smiling right now because you know you were fooled.

8) you skipped number 5.

9)You just checked to see if there was a #5.

Comment: Re:Last minute voting researchers? (Score 1) 121

Sure, but the celebrity of politics would be an advantageous pulpit from which to defend the slander.

Of course, if someone with enough wealth and will decided to deface my reputation through search engine modifications, it would be difficult for me to defend myself.

It would also effect my livelihood only negligibly. There is some middle-of-the-herd shelter in anonymity.

Comment: Last minute voting researchers? (Score 5, Insightful) 121

Sure it's scandalous, but mostly because candidates with this many flaws are still running at all.

Access to information is the greatest threat to rule of crooks and despots, which is why it is frowned upon in so many closed counties.

In the West? Chances are very few people will be reseacrhing online inside the voting booth. Do your homework before election day.

Comment: Re:follow the money (Score 3, Insightful) 411

by rmdingler (#49774239) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?
Human nature provides ample fuel for the corruption of the scientific process.

On individual days and in individual studies the science can be protected, but you will never completely remove even unintentional bias.

Willful misrepresentation of the facts to satisfy an agenda will continue as long as humans are involved in the experimentation or in the compilation of the results.

Comment: Re:Short version ... (Score 3, Interesting) 104

Law enforcement is, first and foremost, a job not unlike the one you and I do. It is filled with employees of varying degrees of competence and honor.

From the moment the young LEO is put into a cruiser to enforce traffic laws he himself doesn't have to obey, there is an expectation of the "rules do not apply to me."

This is the way of it. Thanks to the FOIA, conscientious questioners of authority like Ars, and the Courts, we are not beholden to live in a police state unless we choose to sit around and accept it. Legislation to restrict the use of these Stinkrays has already been employed in Washington State and a bill is brewing in California.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't the new cells have the same diseases? (Score 2) 40

by rmdingler (#49762931) Attached to: Nerve Cells Made From Blood Cells

I'm unclear as to why the new cells wouldn't be subject to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Wouldn't they just get the same diseases as the existing cells? Same genetics and environment should lead to the same result.

Both diseases often overcome a patient later in life, leading us to believe the degenerative effects might be forestalled further by the introduction of healthy young nerve cells.

It seems like this would be more helpful for trauma treatments where the neurological damage was caused by an event that will not be repeated.

It is helpful for the study of all human neurological problems, as human neural cells are difficult to acquire for research purposes. FTA: most research is done with a line of rat neural cells.

Comment: Re:Butt hurt... (Score 1) 122

by rmdingler (#49760241) Attached to: Oculus Founder Hit With Lawsuit

Sounds like they're a little butt hurt because their product... well, I've never heard of it.

Wow, really?

Their name is Total Recall Technologies. I've heard about them decades ago.

Right. After they borrowed their very name from some prior art, it seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle a gateway kitchen accessory.

To be fair, (FTA), Senior Luckey was hired by the plaintiff to build a head-mounted display, which is seemingly word-for-word the letter of his Kickstarter.

Comment: Re:Hillarhea! accomplishment outside who she marri (Score 1) 231

by rmdingler (#49755687) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails
Or. Bill and Hilary pulled over driving in rural Arkansas to refuel. Hillary bounded out of the car to hug the man who came out to pump her gas.

"What the heck?" asked Bill.

"Used to date him years ago," replied the Missus.

"Hmm... " he chuckled, "so if you married him, you be the wife of the owner of a service station."

"No," she replied quickly, "if I married him, he'd be the President of the United States."

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!