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Comment: More Crichton Goodness! (Score 0) 249

by vdammer (#30545448) Attached to: Is Neurostim Becoming a Reality?

Thank christ, another Michael Crichton reference. I was afraid they were taking an extended break.

The Terminal Man. "He's an elad." An electric addict. Stick wires in the brain to trigger responses from the pleasure centers. Push the button enough times and you're set for life, or at least until you pass out from not eating because you're loving the buzz. What a great world!

Comment: Re:Doing the math (Score 1, Interesting) 147

by vdammer (#27102355) Attached to: Digital TV Coupon Program Under Way Again

I live in the midwest, where in the spring and summer I can feel by the humidity, air pressure and temperature if a tornado is on the way. I certainly don't need the idiots at the local weather station telling me where a funnel cloud might be. And in the event that my senses aren't enough, the mechanical voice of the national weather service over a radio is the only other thing I need.

Weather warnings on tv are annoying time vampires that interrupt the show I'm trying to watch.

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