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Comment Re:No (Score 1) 149

From Wikipedia: Kobe beef ( Kbe bfu?) (KO-BEH) refers to beef from the Tajima strain of Wagyu cattle, raised in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture according to rules as set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association.[1] The meat is a delicacy renowned for its flavour, tenderness, and fatty, well-marbled texture. Kobe beef can be prepared as steak, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, sashimi, and teppanyaki. Kobe beef is also called Kobe niku (?, "Kobe meat"), Kobe-gyu (?) or Kobe-ushi (?, "Kobe cattle") in Japanese.

Comment Theaters are Expensive (Score 1) 400

With 1.26 billion movie sold, that translates to an average of 4 movies per American, which is more than I see at a theater. I’d really like to know where I can see a movie for an average of $8.15 like the article states; I don’t believe there aren’t any theaters in the Seattle area that are that cheap even for a matinée. If my wife and I are going to go to a movie we usually like to go to the Cinerama in downtown Seattle, which costs $16.50 per ticket. Parking is usually around $25 and we usually get a large popcorn. That’s over $65 for the two of us to see a movie in the theater. In those rare occasions when we do go to the theater we opt for 3D and HFR whenever available since that experience isn’t easily replicated at home. Otherwise we could wait to buy the Blu-ray for $20 and enjoy the movie in the comfort of our own home. Our local libraries even have huge selections of movies and TV shows and get new releases weekly, so I can often check out the latest Blu-rays and DVDs for free long before they’re available on Netflix or RedBox.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 65

It would seem that given the estimate that it was in space for over 5 million years that it could be equally plausible that it came from another planet outside of our own solar system. Given the escape velocity needed for a rock to leave a planet's gravitational pull, an object traveling near that speed could travel quite a few light-years in 5 million years.

Comment Re:Hmmm ... (Score 1) 167

I have a dehumidifier that uses a large Peltier device, a couple of heatsinks, and a fan, I bought it off Amazon a couple years ago. It uses about 85 watts and removes around 150ml of water from the air in a typical day. It's not terribly efficient but it's very quiet and good enough to keep the humidity down in my small basement.

Comment Re:inb4 (Score 2) 200

You make a good point that would be hard to disagree with and not look like fool, but going to the other extreme and denying the whole existence of ADD and ADHD (especially in countries where over diagnosing of it is not rampant as it is in USA) would be irresponsible as well.

I don't think there is much argument that ADD/ADHD are recognized and classified conditions. It's also obvious that the treatments do help those who have it, otherwise those treatments likely wouldn't be demanded by so many parents/teachers/doctors to try to help their kids. In the US, it seems far too common that we are too quick to diagnose ADD/ADHD and give treatment for symptoms when the underlying cause isn't ADHD at all but often bored kids with unfocused energy merely acting like energetic kids.

Comment Re:inb4 (Score 0) 200

"That's just called being a kid!"

It's also called parents not parenting their children, which makes it very difficult for teachers to deal with these unparented kids in class. Drugs are a relatively easy band-aid for dealing the behavioral symptoms of kids that are raised by TVs, computers, and other gadgets rather than their parents (who were likely raised the same way). There may be huge, negative ramifications for dosing a significant percentage of an entire generation up to their eyeballs with meds in the foreseeable future.

Comment I don't see the conflict... (Score 1) 288

Actually, a car traveling a constant 60mph is probably burning less fuel on a trip than a car going 0-10mph in stop and go traffic traveling over the same distance. Ideally it should take about 90 seconds to drive over the 520 bridge. Instead it takes between 5 and 30 minutes depending on what time of day you attempt to cross and what direct you go. Allowing cars move faster will ultimately reduce fuel consumption, which will reduce pollution. Everyone wins with more lanes.

I don't see why they want to take down the current 4 lane bridge and replace it with a 6 lane bridge. Eight or 10 lanes would do much more to alleviate congestion AND would still allow them to build their train tracks AND leave room for cars and busses. Heaven forbid that the regional economy picks up someday and there are more people commuting to and from Redmond and Seattle than there are today or tomorrow or ten years down the road. Otherwise, a year after the new bridge opens people will be complaining about congestion again and how this bridge needs to be removed and replaced with a larger bridge.

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