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Comment: Re:Again Proof RepubliCONS are not about small gov (Score 1) 356

by tonymus (#36208458) Attached to: NC Governor Allows Anti-Community-Broadband Law
Thank you for pointing out what should have been made know in the article. I've read two stories about this today on web site; neither one bothered to mention her political party. If she were Republican, it would have been (properly) affixed after her name in brackets. And the person who responded to you that she's "probably" a Democrat in name only is just trying to justify his own world view.

Comment: Re:2011 MBP a stinker? (Score 1) 501

by tonymus (#35554508) Attached to: 2011 MacBook Pros Confirmed To Crash Under Load
The issue here is the 2011 MacBook Pro release, not the one you have. If I paid from $1200 to $2500 for a laptop, I kind of hope it...works. The companies that have problems with build quality, both hardware and software, SHOULD take heat from consumers about defective products. When Microsoft released Vista, Apple ran with the "Vista Sucks" (I'm a Mac) ads for more than a year. What goes around, come around...

Comment: Re:To immediately Godwin the poll... (Score 1) 1270

by tonymus (#33955504) Attached to: Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..

There were enough mistakes between both parties, and the Clinton and Bush administrations, that Republicans and Democrats need to share the blame equally for the current fiscal fustercluck...

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/who_caused_the_economic_crisis.html

BTW, it's hard to see how a 1.4 trillion dollar annual Federal deficit is really helping matters...

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In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra 123

Posted by samzenpus
from the breathing-easy dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Caught in a disaster with harmful airborne particles? You'd better hope you're wearing the Emergency Bra. Simply unsnap the bright red bra, separate the cups, and slip it over your head — one cup for you, and one for your friend. Dr. Elena Bodnar won an Ig Nobel Award for the invention last year, an annual tribute to scientific research that on the surface seems goofy but is often surprisingly practical. And now Bodnar has brought the eBra to the public; purchase one online for just $29.95."
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Frustrated Reporter Quits After Slow News Day 178

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-this-job-and-shove-it dept.
Norwegian radio journalist Pia Beathe Pedersen quit on the air complaining that her bosses were making her read news on a day when "nothing important has happened." Pedersen claimed that broadcaster NRK put too much pressure on the staff and that she "wanted to be able to eat properly again and be able to breathe," during her nearly two-minute on-air resignation.
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KDE SC 4.7 May Use OpenGL 3 For Compositing 187

Posted by timothy
from the that's-software-compilation-to-you dept.
An anonymous reader writes "KDE SC 4.5 is about to be released and KDE SC 4.6 is being discussed. However, Martin Graesslin has revealed some details about what they are planning for KDE 4.7. According to Martin's blog post, they are looking at OpenGL 3.0 to provide the compositing effects in KDE SC 4.7. OpenGL 3.0 provides support for frame buffer objects, hardware instancing, vertex array objects, and sRGB framebuffers."
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Antidepressants In the Water Are Making Shrimp Suicidal 182

Posted by samzenpus
from the crustacean-frustration dept.
Antidepressants may help a lot of people get up in the morning but new research shows they are making shrimp swim into that big bowl of cocktail sauce in the sky. Alex Ford, a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, found that shrimp exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine are 5 times more likely to swim towards light instead of away from it. Shrimp usually swim away from light as it is associated with birds or fishermen.
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Judge Chin Says He Will Cut the Google Book Settlement 38

Posted by timothy
from the why-not-horizontally dept.
Miracle Jones writes "In a move that has shocked the publishing world, Judge Denny Chin has filed a brief saying that he has decided to cut the Google Book Settlement in half, letting Google host the first half of every book the company has scanned, and letting other interested stakeholders fight for the rights to the rest. 'We think this is a hard decision, but a fair one,' said John Peter Franks for Google. 'We would like to be able to host and control whole books, but at least we get the front half.'"

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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