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Comment same survey for teenagers (Score 1) 264

The same survey was conducted for teenagers. The results, which initially baffled researchers, are below:

More than 120

It turns out nobody actually talks on the phone anymore or is even aware the phone supports such a feature. Everyone texts.

Comment paper (Score 1) 93

I still file my taxes the old-fashioned way... via paper. So their system outage wont affect me. I would e-file, but why do them a favor? It takes me just as long to e-file as it does to fill out the paper form. And if the IRS is going to waste my time, i'm going to waste theirs. :p


The Race To Beer With 50% Alcohol By Volume 297

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:Apple benefits from Slavery. (Score 1) 284

Your anger is admirable but misguided. It is not the corporations at fault. They are just playing by the rules which allow them to do evil things. The rules are at fault. The the politicians make the rules. So if you want to place blame, its on the system, not the players of the system. You really cannot expect the players in the system to do the right thing all the time. The rules should enforce ethical behavior. So fuck the politicians who are the real sellouts.

Comment Starbucks tip (Score 1) 240

I've been tethering for 2 years with my iPhone. Just jailbreak teh damn thing. Once you have it, you almost forget that nobody else with an iPhone can do it. (and haha to you)

Here's a little trick: Tether your iPhone at a starbucks cafe. Starbucks allows iPhones to connect to their wifi for free. Therefore, you get free starbucks wifi on yer laptop instead of having to pay for it. Now, why starbucks won't enter the modern area and stop charging for internet access is beyond me.

Comment Re:I'm not upgrading... (Score 1) 983

Are you some kind of moron? Nobody knew everything apple planned to do with their platform. YOU are looking at the situation with perfect 20/20 vision. Well news flash, asshole, reality isnt that way. You learn as you go. And since only today I can see what apple is up to, i choose not to support it. So therefore, YOU can just GO TO HELL.

Comment Re:As usual (Score 4, Insightful) 269

Sorry, you're wrong. I work in FDA compliance so I happen to know a little more about this subject. There are PLENTY of provisions in the CFR (Code Federal Regulations) governing use of experimental or not fully tested drugs on terminally ill patients. Look up "Compassionate Use". A miracle drug that saves 1/3 of hospice patients from cancer would certainly be funded by a biotech/pharma company or the US government. But guess what, drugs cannot under any circumstances go to large-scale populations because if they are untested, you will end up killing more people than you save. In your example, sure the drug may have saved 1/3 of hospice patients, but it very well could have caused the other 2/3 of them to die faster, or suffer a stroke, or whatever. Unless these risks are known, its completely irresponsible for the government to allow it to go into widespread use without a proper clinical trial. There are very valid reasons to the FDAs laws governing drugs. There is no evil boogyman that is trying to prevent miracle drugs from coming to market.

Comment I'm not upgrading... (Score 2, Interesting) 983

I'll be dumping iPhone as soon as my current jailbroken 3GS is considered obsolete. I shouldn't have to literally break the law to make my phone run and work how I, the USER, want it to. I can no longer tolerate Apples' insistence of controlling everything i do and censoring my content, as well as locking in the app marketplace so that THEY profit from every transaction, therefore forcing me to pay higher prices than i would otherwise in a completely free and open market. I'm switching to andriod rather than upgrading. I encourage everyone else to as well.

Comment fling me through space at close to light speed (Score 1) 793

I would like my body to be hurled through space, with one tiny proviso. Please launch me at close to light speed, preferably with a long range orbit that will eventually take me back to earth. That way time will accelerate very fast relative to the decay rate of my body. When 5 minutes of my after-death time occur, thousands of years will have passed on earth, giving our now advanced society the chance to resurrect me, which should be pretty easy since i've only been dead for 5 minutes. Its a guaranteed win! Unless we destroy ourselves, in which case all you people who were sitting there frozen are screwed anyway.

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