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Comment The coloring book is late wrt relevancy (Score 1) 324

It's been over 7 years since 9/11, so I'm not sure how relevant painting burning towers now would be for a kid who probably wasn't born yet.

For those who say history shouldn't be covered up, that's true, but this isn't a history book. It's a coloring book aimed toward coping with disaster.

Comment Re:I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV (Score 1) 252

I know it's not directly tied to your post, but your words immediately got me thinking about Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who is the chief medical correspondent on CNN and was a nominee for US Surgeon General. He's a very well-spoken professional and is not shy about sharing his opinions on medical issues such as universal coverage and embryonic cell research.

Comment Most of the soundtrack felt forced esp. the timing (Score 1) 523

Disclaimer: I'm only talking about the 1980s songs, so don't direct your comments about classical music to me.

I think 99 luftballoons was an acceptable song to use in the movie, but it was forced. It was played as a dinner date was about to start. I don't recall the scene right before it, but the song would have been a little better timed and much more appropriate if it was played as a scene with Nixon and the generals was ending.

Most of the 80s songs were decent picks, but the only scene which was decently timed was when the elevator version of "Everybody wants to rule the world" was played.

I think the parent is right that the songs were good choices to pair up with the movie, but with the specific scenes, it was half assed.

Comment Re:I'm not really seeing the similarity (Score 1) 227

The summary is so patently ridiculous that I really have to wonder if it was submitted as a joke or is an attempt to troll Slashdot.

You just had to say "patently" in the context of this thread didn't you?

PS - to you smartasses, yes I know there's a difference between trademarks, copyrights, patents, etc.

Comment Doesn't the recycled stuff still end up in a dump? (Score 1) 249

It seems "recycling" is a gimmick is at best delaying the inevitable. So once Bob in Africa can no longer the old Motorola I donated to some freecycling group, he's going to throw it away. How does this really help the environment aside from making the original donator know he's not going to be the one directly throwing the phone away?

Even if we tried to recycle the plastic (as in melt it down or whatever), wouldn't that cause worse emissions?

Comment Mod Parent up -- Good catch! (Score 3, Informative) 86

Apollo 11, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
Apollo 12, 1969, Charles (Pete) Conrad, , Alan Bean, Richard Francis Gordon
Apollo 14, 1971, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Stuart Roosa
Apollo 15, 1971, David Scott, James Irwin, Alfred Worden
Apollo 16, 1972, John Young, Charles Duke, Thomas Mattingly
Apollo 17, 1972, Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, Ronald Evans


Submission + - Barack Obama's New Site Exploited

An anonymous reader writes:, Barack Obama's social networking site allowing supporters to write blogs and organize events, is vulnerable to a cross site scripting attack. The hole would allow an attacker to gain access to a user's account if they visit a site containing malicious code. A description of the exploit is given along with sample code.

Submission + - Is Mandriva Near Financial Demise?

An anonymous reader writes: A Distrowatch editorial poses the question, "Is Mandriva near financial demise?" From the editorial: "However, due to extraordinary items, the net loss for the 4th quarter 2006 at Mandriva has more than doubled from 400 thousand to 840 thousand, and the full year net result has gone from essentially break-even to a 2.84 million loss." It is fairly clear that Mandriva is in trouble. Can they manage to save themselves again from the financial hemorrhaging?

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