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Comment: Re:I went to the original Nov 1 launch date (Score 1) 149

by woozlewuzzle (#35318212) Attached to: Discovery's Final Launch Successful

I drove down to view it from Titusville (great show, btw) and couldn't find a hotel within 30 miles with vacancies (I started looking earlier this week once I saw the weather was going to be good). Ended up in Daytona Beach Shores (35 miles away). Not a racing fan, so wasn't aware of any Daytona scheduling affecting things. Oh well.

Comment: Re:Who's taking care of ordinary folk's business? (Score 2, Interesting) 283

by woozlewuzzle (#32749480) Attached to: Liberal Watchdog Questions White House Gmail Use

Well, if Joe is over 55 he has AARP to lobby for (certain aspects of) him. If he carries a gun, he has the NRA. Heck, if he drives a car he may have AAA. So many organizations we do business with and are fundamental to our lives have someone speaking up as lobbyists. Joe Six Pack isn't unrepresented. Maybe he would like his own personal voice, as would every citizen. Can you imagine 300,000,000 lobbyists in DC? They get their individual voice every 2+ years when they vote in various representatives.

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The Race To Beer With 50% Alcohol By Volume 297

Posted by samzenpus
from the good-stiff-12-pack dept.
ElectricSteve writes "Most of the world's beer has between 4% and 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). The strength of beer achieved by traditional fermentation brewing methods has limits, but a well-crafted beer that is repeatedly 'freeze distilled' can achieve exquisite qualities and much higher alcohol concentrations. An escalation in the use of this relatively new methodology over the last 12 months has seen man's favorite beverage suddenly move into the 40+% ABV realm of spirits such as gin, rum, brandy, whiskey, and vodka, creating a new category of extreme beer. The world's strongest beer was 27% ABV, but amidst an informal contest to claim the title of the world's strongest beer, the top beer has jumped in strength dramatically. This week Gizmag spoke to the brewers at the center of the escalating competition. New contestants are gathering, and the race is now on to break 50% alcohol by volume."

Comment: Re:Cause or effect? (Score 1) 109

by woozlewuzzle (#31955710) Attached to: Biggest Study On Cellphone Health Effects Launched in Europe

Actually, I think the information available about the dangers of phone usage while driving *does* stop some people from doing it. It would be nice if more people heeded the warnings. The results of this study may not convince as many people as some would hope, but if it convinces some people (it is or isn't safe) then it has value.

Comment: Re:Is that an OLED screen? (Score 1) 1713

by woozlewuzzle (#30927624) Attached to: Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

Granted I got my information from the live updates on Engadget and Gizmodo, but my understanding of the 10 hr runtime was when running video. So, not a maximum runtime but to demonstrate a runtime under a particular load. It is possible the feed got the details incorrect, but i don't consider 10 hrs all that bad for constant use.

Comment: Re:Slow QWERTY typer (Score 5, Insightful) 203

by woozlewuzzle (#30858680) Attached to: Pen vs. Keyboard vs. Touch vs. Everything Else

The other thing about handwriting is that you can do it one handed at decent speed. If you have one hand holding a clipboard, notepad, tablet, etc, you need good text input with one hand. If you only ever write where you can use 2 hands, such as at your desk, a keyboard (ie PC or laptop) is probably best.

Comment: Re:Where? (Score 3, Informative) 332

by woozlewuzzle (#29733843) Attached to: High-Temp Superconductors To Connect Power Grids

Yeah - they kind of stretched it. Neil Sedaka's song has:

Is this the way to Amarillo?
Every night I’ve been hugging my pillow
dreaming dreams of Amarillo
and sweet Marie who waits for me.
Show me the way to Amarillo
I’ve been weepin’ like a willow
crying over Amarillo
and sweet Marie who waits for me.

Comment: Question with spoilers (Score 1) 461

by woozlewuzzle (#28012057) Attached to: Special Effects Lessons From JJ Abrams' Star Trek
I only saw the movie once and maybe I misremembered something. I figure someone on this board will know the answer (or invent one, this being /. afterall) I thought Spock said he came out of the black hole into the new timeline 25 years after Nero did. If so, how did Nero get a hold of Spock's ship with the red matter? He clearly had it at the beginning of the movie since he already had decided to destroy Vulcan and have Spock there to watch, although he was looking for the old Spock and not the young one. Anyone?

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