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Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 0) 47

by slashmydots (#48195379) Attached to: Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus
Aha, so it's named after the observatory. So why does that observatory have such a stupid name? Because it's named after the mountain it's on. Why was the mountain named that? Wikipedia seems to indicate that they have no idea. I guess they just pulled random words out of a hat.

Comment: a better idea (Score 1) 373

by slashmydots (#48195333) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected
I have an idea. Spend 1 million training kids to not wander randomly into the street. I love how there's this magic assumption that at 25 MPG you won't hit some idiot in the street but at 32 you would. You're probably going to hit the stupid kid at any speed. They should just not be in the damn street!

Comment: not remotely accurate (Score 2) 458

by slashmydots (#48188791) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
"The case is believed to be the UK's first prosecution of illegal manga and anime images."
Except for the other cases involving the exact same thing and England that were also on Slashdot years ago. Seriously, England got famous for being the first country to crack down on it and 4chan and deviantart and other famous communities got pissed.

Comment: summary (Score 1) 420

by slashmydots (#48182947) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres
First of all "Drinking sugar-sweetened pop could take years off your life." So yeah, drinking 160 calories of sugar constantly is unhealthy. Who would have thought?
Anyway, if you're keeping score, tap water is an estrogen-filled, flouride-poisoned death sentence. Diet drinks will make you fat somehow. Non-diet is as bad as smoking. Being constantly dehydrated will shorten your life and increase risk of cancer. So basically no matter what you do, you're dead already.

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