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Comment Mom had a cat (Score 1) 124

That, when you were standing, would sneak up behind you and climb your pants, your shirt, then perch on your shoulder. Hard on the clothes, and sometimes painful, but cute as hell.

My sister had a kitten that would sit on your shoulder and suck your earlobe. A very weird feeling, but she was a hell of a kitten.

My current cat? Takes a dump in the litter box, then while trying to bury it kicks it onto the floor. sigh.

Comment Re:Size of a what? (Score 1) 26

"The tiny implant, about the size of a baby aspirin"

Is 'baby aspirin' supposed to be a unit of measure we are all familiar with? WTF is that even?

Baby aspirin is typically sold at a dose of 81mg per tablet. Converted to nanoseconds at the speed of light it's 8.1e-5 mm, or 72 trillionths of a furlong.

Comment Re:Yay, more elecromagnetic fields (Score 1) 72

Close proximity to electrostatic or electromagnetic fields on a long-term basis is NOT good for you, period.

Really?

Yup, really.

There are three possibilities:

1) exposure to strong electrostatic or electromagnetic fields is no effect whatsoever on humans.

2) exposure to strong electrostatic or electromagnetic fields has a negative or deleterious effect on humans.

3) exposure to strong electrostatic or electromagnetic fields has a positive or beneficial effect on humans.

Which one is most likely? Remember, you're exposing a living creature to some strong (albeit non-ionizing) radiation.

What's the chance that it does have some effect? Electromagnetic radiation applied to mice it seems to produce harmful effects. It's likely that humans, especially infants and toddlers, would also be affected.

Comment Re:Owning a cat is and of itself a mental illness (Score 1) 124

You can largely fix this by 'shaving' them. You don't have to use a razor or anything, just standard hair clippers and cut their hair shorter.

As enjoyable and rewarding as that sounds it still won't fully eliminate the hair, and there's still the problem of them walking through the litter box and then tracking the residue all over your counters, furniture, bed, etc etc etc.

I love cats but they just aren't allowed to live in my home.

Comment What??? (Score 1) 72

"discrete high quality factor capacitors that separate the magnetic field from the electric field."

What the fuck? That's NOT the way this shit works. This is utter nonsense.

For the record, capacitors DO NOT "separate the magnetic field from the electric field". No. No no no.

This is so wrong I don't even know where to begin.

Comment Yay, more elecromagnetic fields (Score 2) 72

"you have to not mind being in a room constructed mostly of aluminum, that includes the walls, ceiling and floor."

Which means you also have to not mind being in a room where you're bombarded with lots of intense electrostatic and electromagnetic fields, which I doubt is good for anyone, especially infants and toddlers. Close proximity to electrostatic or electromagnetic fields on a long-term basis is NOT good for you, period.

Comment Re:Owning a cat is and of itself a mental illness (Score 0) 124

Cats are filthy animals. They shit and pee in the house. That tramp through the feces and urine in their little box. Then they hop on the kitchen counters, tables, furniture, and beds spreading their filth.

Yep, this is one of the main things that prompted the "no cats" rule in my home. If I want my plates and cups and counter tops covered with traces of shit and urine, I'll trowel it on myself.

Plus, the hair. Their hair gets EVERYWHERE, every-fucking-where. It ends up on your clothes, bedding, towels, food, furniture, carpets, bathroom- everywhere. You open the refrigerator and take out a plate of something, and there's cat hair in or on it. And let's not even get into the joy of servicing litter boxes.

I actually like cats but I won't have them in the house. No no no.

Comment Re:No shit? (Score 1) 118

What's next, using a washing machine to clean your clothes?

You shouldn't post your ideas so lightly on public web boards. I just patented that idea. Sucks to be you

Damn, the it's a good idea I didn't post about my idea for a machine that uses hot air to dry freshly-washed clothes.

Comment No shit? (Score 3, Insightful) 118

Let me make sure I got this right....a dating app wants to set me up on a date?

Wow, talk about finding novel uses unrelated to the original functionality, what motherfucking super genius came up with this brain-busting idea of using a DATING APP to set people up with DATES?

What's next, using a washing machine to clean your clothes?

Comment Re: Snapchat is super focused. (Score 1) 75

Discoverability is an industry term that has apparently bled into pop culture.
Those old drop down menus and toolbars (which are the shit btw) represent the height of UI 'discoverability.' It's been all downhill since then.

I'd agree...menus that group things into reasonably logical choices and where each item has a keyboard shortcut is arguably the cleanest most functional interface hands down. Some of the more recent UI designs for certain apps are just fucking miserable, truly egregious.

The only logical conclusion I can draw from some of these wretched interfaces is that the designers hate users and want us all to die in a fire.

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