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Comment Re:Can you really not figure out what comes next? (Score 1) 297

One of the reviews of Three Felonies a Day says, "I watched a Stossel episode and this author stated that the average person commits (unknowingly) three felonies a day. I was skeptical. I was right! I can not find anywhere in this book anything about 3 a day. I might have missed that section. It is not in the table of C. I skim read the whole book. If its in here it's a very small part of the book. If I am wrong will someone PLEASE let me know. TYVM Love JR."

I agree with #42542107--most people don't commit 3 felonies a day. Perhaps 3 misdemeanors, but not felonies. Perhaps you could give an example of one felony that many people commit?

Comment Re:Good Advice (Score 1) 316

and only a slight risk using Tamiflu (since it is still a live culture in that vaccine, but it is very weak.)

Tamiflu is an antiviral drug, not a vaccine, and is not made from the flu virus. For some reason, Wikipedia lists six different ways to synthesize Tamiflu, and as you can see, it's just regular organic chem stuff.

Comment Re:Here it comes... (Score 1) 540

I did not have any mod points but +1 to the parent. The standard prayer "Our father" (or whatever it is called in English) was specifically designed to "trademark" christianity. Certain elements in that prayer were put there to define some beliefs as non christian, for example the "...tortured by Pontius Pilatus.." part.

Hmm, if by "Our father", you're referring to the Lord's Prayer, it doesn't mention Pontius Pilate.

Comment Re:Google Apps (Score 2) 243 a corporate domain-based user management system that's web based, with particular attention made in integrating it with GMail.

Is it? I haven't actually used it, but Google's page about it makes it sound like it's a cloud-based office suite: "Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device." that includes GMail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Comment Re:No harm done (Score 1) 630

Water mixed with lye (sodium hydroxide) doesn't produce any gas. However, Crystal Drano has bits of aluminum mixed in, and water + sodium hydroxide + aluminum does make hydrogen gas. That said, the description of the pellets looking like little stones makes it sound like calcium carbide to me. Calcium carbide + water = acetylene gas.

Comment Re:It is 10 not 100 (Score 1) 1719

There are about 10000 death per firearm per year , about 3000 are murder

Sorry, your numbers are seriously fscked up. 10,000 deaths per firearm would wipe out the US population many times over. Maybe you're trying to say, "10,000 deaths from firearms per year" ?

The first definition of per is: 1 : by the means or agency of : THROUGH <per bearer>

While it's arguably confusing to use "per" in two different senses right next to each other, what he wrote is a valid way of saying, "There are about 10000 deaths by firearm each year."

Comment Re:It gets worse! [Re:Fuck your ecosystem] (Score 4, Interesting) 253

Let's say you wanted to use Bluetooth to talk to an iPod or an iPad. You'd think you could just buy a Bluetooth module from, say, Roving Networks - say, the RN-42, and then connect it to your PIC/Arduino and start sending Hello World, right?


You're grossly overstating things. If you just want to "Hello World" with an iOS device (i.e., do standard things like OBEX or A2DP), you can just use Bluetooth-standard components and protocols. As Apple's documentation says, "Third-party accessories can use the iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP) to access advanced features of iOS devices. One such feature is the ability to communicate securely with third-party iOS applications via the iOS External Accessory Framework." (see page 21).

So, as you can see, you only need to support iAP if you want to do Apple-specific things. You can easily empirically verify that standard BT features don't need iAP support by noting that you can pair a generic Bluetooth headset (including ones that predate the iPod Touch) with an iOS device, and it will work. You don't need to get a special "Made for iPhone" headset.

Comment Re:lamest name ever (Score 1) 318

If "it" refers to Firefox, it doesn't seem like there'd be anything preventing Mozilla from increasing the storage for the version number to 2 bytes (or larger) when version 256 comes along.

If "it" refers to Windows, then that's incorrect: Windows version numbers are 64-bits, split into four 16-bit pieces. Just check the version number of just about any EXE or DLL that comes with Windows and you'll see segments >=256 (not the major segment, but only because nobody's gotten to version 256.x of anything yet--there's no technical issue preventing it though). E.g., My Windows 7 installation has kernel32.dll version 6.1.7601.17932.

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