The wheel of time turns: (Score: 1)

by in Wood-burning homes targeted as major air polluters on 2015-02-04 17:17 (#2WWQ)

So, what happened to all of those "Split Wood Not Atoms" bumperstickers from the 80s?

Re: A great accomplishment (Score: 2, Funny)

by in A brief history of Maxwell's equations on 2014-12-03 01:51 (#2VHH)

" It's a shame everyone knows Einstein but only physicists know Maxwell."

You just have too little faith in the American public. Everyone knows that Einstein does bagels, and us old farts know that Maxwell is Agent 86!

No words: (Score: 1)

by in Favorite Magic Phrase on 2014-09-25 20:33 (#2SXS)

Elizabeth Montgomery's nose twitch, of course!

More info, and link to paper: (Score: 1)

by in Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard ISS reveals tantalizing hints of dark matter on 2014-09-22 22:44 (#2SSN)

This not only discusses it, but has a link to the actual Phys Rev Letters paper. Jester (the blogger) thinks it may be a more mundane explanation than dark matter, but still an interesting one.

The Plato System: (Score: 1)

by in First computer system I used on 2014-09-22 14:09 (#2SRR)

My first was the Plato instructional system running on a CDC Cyber mainframe.

Re: Go Sleipnir (Score: 1)

by in Browsers I use regularly/often on 2014-09-17 02:01 (#2SFW)

And here I thought she was just a character in Girl Genius.

The worst thing about going back to work Monday: (Score: 2, Funny)

by in The worst thing about going back to work on Monday is: on 2014-09-14 14:06 (#2SCR)

I'm supposed to have this Monday off!

Location, location, location" (Score: 3, Funny)

by in I'm reading Pipedot from: on 2014-08-20 22:04 (#400)

" if people are using an IPv6-tunnel, VPN, Tor"

You may not know where it is, but it's still Mom's basement.

In time with Chicago: (Score: 1)

by in I'm reading Pipedot from: on 2014-08-20 22:00 (#3ZZ)

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really care?

Next? (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Monday poll: what's your next purchase? on 2014-07-28 13:42 (#2P5)

Probably a cup of coffee in the way in to work.

Other: (Score: 1)

by in Enough smartphones! I'd like to see more scientific progress in the field of: on 2014-07-11 13:33 (#2F2)

Neuro and cognitive science with the ultimate goal of understanding ourselves more fundamentally, and being able to do more effective treatment of mental disorders. Basically, reverse engineering the brain.

Snowden? (Score: 1)

by in As a result of recent (Snowden, etc.) security revelations, I am: on 2014-06-22 21:42 (#27W)

Snowden? Wasn't he the guy who spilled his guts to Yossarian?

In that case: (Score: 2, Funny)

by in How materialism makes us sad on 2014-05-08 02:03 (#1FH)

As a comedic preacher once said: "Money is sin! So sin all your money to me!"

So, to save you all, I'll make the great sacrifice of taking all the (nontax) burden of your material goods.

Two sides to this: (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Zohydro, the Next OxyContin? on 2014-02-27 00:55 (#7A)

On the one hand, there is a good deal of abuse of these opioids. Their use needs close supervision to keep abuse down, and also trying to prevent accidental overdose.

On the other hand, drug enforcement laws enacted in the face of this abuse sometimes interfere with the legitimate treatment of chronic pain. There's a shortage of pain management specialists as they have to put up with more paperwork outside scrutiny and hassle since they have to prescribe such large amounts of opiates. A lot of young MDs make the decision to go into other areas due to that.

These are powerful drugs that should be available in the cases they are needed without causing difficulty for either the physicians or the patients who need them.