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Comment: Re:How is this new? (Score 1) 172

> You turn it over, half the bottle dumps onto your food.

Insightful? REALLY? I didn't read that they're making the ketchup thinner or removing the small hole in the end of the cap. The article shows a glass ketchup bottle, true, but the other bottles shown are the more common squeezable plastic kind. The last time I used a glass ketchup bottle was maybe 10 years ago in a restaurant.

Comment: How meta (Score 1) 320

"... problem appears to be getting worse..." [emphasis mine]

Anybody want to bust out some science and actually try measuring something, or just wanna sit around and whine?

Maybe -- just maybe -- you're hearing about it more because thanks to the Internet, there is more info about everything in front of you at all times. So perhaps that explains why you're seeing more bad science? (And everything else.)

Or maybe you could ask the tiny fucking supercomputer that's in your pocket with instant access to 98% of all human knowledge and voice recognition about the state of science today. Jesus fucking christ.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

Comment: Re:I feel like a dope (Score 2) 529

by sootman (#49221865) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

LITERALLY 2 weeks? MOVE! You don't have a second to lose.

Pricing and Price Reductions/Corrections

With regards to pricing, Apple reserves the right to change prices for products displayed at/on the Apple Store at any time, and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. Additional information about pricing and sales tax is available on the Payment & Pricing page.

Should Apple reduce its price on any Apple-branded product within 14 calendar days from the date you receive your product, feel free to visit an Apple Retail Store or contact the Apple Contact Center at 1-800-676-2775 to request a refund [emphasis added] or credit of the difference between the price you were charged and the current selling price. To receive the refund or credit you must contact Apple within 14 calendar days of the price change.

Comment: Tune in... (Score 1) 425

by sootman (#48973395) Attached to: One Man's Quest To Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake

Tomorrow on Slashdot: one editor's quest to rid Slashdot of mixed-tense constructions: "... he'll then go in and manually corrects..."*

Interesting fact: he initially was on a quest to rid wikipedia of "should of" and "could of" but the database crashed under the weight of the results. So we went with "comprised of".

* Just kidding. Slashdot editors don't actually edit. But a boy can dream...

Comment: Re:track record (Score 2) 293

by sootman (#48936973) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Thanks for the perfect setup for this old joke...

On a four-engine plane over the Atlantic the pilot announces on the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've just lost an engine, but there's nothing to worry about. This plane flies perfectly well on three engines. It just reduces you speed a little so we'll be about a half-hour late."

A few minutes later, another announcement: "Ladies and gentlemen, we've lost another engine. We'll still make it, but that'll slow us down a little more. We'll be about an hour late."

Soon there's yet another message: "We've just lost power on a third engine. I think we'll be OK, but plan on being two hours late."

One of the passengers turns to his neighbor and says, "I hope the fourth one doesn't quit. We'll be up here all day."

Comment: Wow (Score 5, Interesting) 313

And yet somehow we survived with these 10,000 people with connections to subversive organizations roaming freely in our midst. Amazing.

Dear ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: *THIS* is why we don't want you to have infinite surveillance. Because those 10,000 people you had files on did EXACTLY NOTHING. You want to wiretap someone, go get some ACTUAL FUCKING EVIDENCE. Not just "he read this book and knows this guy and likes to encrypt his files."

Comment: Re:why the fuck (Score 1) 101

by sootman (#48876887) Attached to: Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

... the distant third and fourth place competitors in a four-horse market.

1 - Verizon Wireless - 125.3M subscribers
2 - AT&T Mobility - 118.7M subscribers
3 - Sprint Corporation - 54.8M subscribers
4 - T-Mobile US - 52.9M subscribers

The upper two are about 2x larger than the smaller two. Significant, but I wouldn't call it "distant". Distant to me would be something like a 10x difference. The market is about 1/3, 1/3, 1/6, 1/6.

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.