i’ve seen and heard it all

medicine,stupid — commander flatus @ 10:25 am August 25, 2019

i’ve just been reminded by a vendor that all endoscopy videos for a drug trial need to be submitted IN COLOR.

wow that was easy

stupid — commander flatus @ 4:03 am August 25, 2019

moving from blogger to self-hosted WordPress was super-easy. hopefully there will be no regrets

Yes, it’s real

stupid — commander flatus @ 3:09 pm July 19, 2013

Perfect example of “too many lawyers”

stupid — commander flatus @ 3:13 pm June 25, 2013

Bank of America has an “Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy” on their “Contact Us” page:

Bank of America and its associates do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new or improved products, processes or technologies, product enhancements, advertising and marketing campaigns, promotions or new product names. Please do not send any original materials, suggestions or other items. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Bank of America’s products or marketing efforts might seem similar to ideas submitted to the Bank. If, despite our request not to send us your ideas, you still do, then regardless of what your communication states, the following terms shall apply to your idea submission.
TERMS OF IDEA SUBMISSIONYou agree that: (a) your ideas will automatically become the property of Bank of America, without compensation to you, (b) Bank of America can use the ideas for any purpose and in any way, and (c) any information you provide will be considered non-confidential.

Because this probably happens all the time, right? Somebody sends them an idea on how to construct a new credit default swap. This is what caused the financial crisis – user submitted ideas.


medicine,stupid — commander flatus @ 1:14 am February 22, 2013
A teacher once told me that the challenge in seeing the patient with bloating was to tell her that it’s fat, not bloating without offending them. Seven years ago when he told me that I thought he was horribly misogynistic and cynical. Now I realize that he’s a genius.

Passengers urged to fart

stupid — commander flatus @ 4:56 pm February 18, 2013

This isn’t news to me, but I found it to be heartwarming that other professionals are advocating what I’ve been doing for years:

Passengers urged to fart | News24:

‘via Blog this’

Power out at the Super bowl.

stupid — commander flatus @ 1:46 am February 4, 2013

Entergy NOLA says game postponed until it’s restored – next week.

No, but you’ll still look like an idiot: Google testing heads-up display glasses in public, won’t make you look like Robocop

stupid — commander flatus @ 2:55 pm April 5, 2012

Note how they’re worn by an attractive young lady and not a dweeb…

Google testing heads-up display glasses in public, won’t make you look like Robocop:

The good news: Google has started testing those augmented reality glasses we heard about earlier in the year. The bad news: if the artsy shots of the test units are to be believed, they won’t make you look like some ’80s cinematic anti-hero. In fact, the things wouldn’t look too out of place in a New York Times style story. The software giant let it be known that, while it hasn’t quite got a sale date on the wearables, it’s ready to test ProjectGlass amongst the non-augmented public. The company is also looking for feedback on the project, writing in a post today, “we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input.” Want some idea of what ProjectGlass might offer the public? Sure, it’s not quite as good as strapping a pair on your own eyes, but interested parties can check out a video of Google’s vision after the break.

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Sports: Saints figure out how to turn the ball over while on defense

stupid — commander flatus @ 4:39 am January 15, 2012

Exploiting a little-known NFL rule, they hope to increase future turnovers by focusing on all 3 phases of the game.


food,stupid — commander flatus @ 1:08 pm November 26, 2011

Nothing I appreciate more than the fact that any low-grade idiot with a keyboard can post whatever they want on the internet. My latest find comes from “Anne F” and the Mannsfield-Storrs Patch (of idiots, one would assume). The article covers brining turkeys. I was looking for a decent brine recipe for Thankspigging.

To wit:
In an era of health consciousness, high blood pressure and many out of shape, it seems lunacy for someone to recommend, and a responsible news service to report, a recipe that soaks a healthful food (turkey) in pure salt. Why not just take a syringe with the brine water and mainline it into a vein? Nutso!”

Yes, “Anne F”, yes! The overwhelming evidence that salt is so terrible for you (please note my sarcasm). Dietary sodium intake has much contradictory evidence as to whether it worsens blood pressure. I’m also unaware of any evidence linking sodium intake with “out of shape”. Further, when brining not all of the salt is absorbed into the meat.

Let’s also not forget about evidence that turkey isn’t really a “healthful food”, oh and what about this, too? Let’s also remember that cooking meat is also bad for you.

So let’s all just gnaw on some bark! Congrats “Anne F” you are my idiot of the month (and in front running for idiot of the year).

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