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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

517714 Re:How big is it? (184 comments)

Flatulence is usually associated with New Jersey.

about two weeks ago
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Chemists Build First "Buckyball" Made of Boron

517714 Re:Considering it rhymes with Moron... (39 comments)

Maybe the world would be better if instead of assuming what others will say, you would wait and listen. When YOU assume how others will respond, it is impossible that the response would be intelligent, but that has nothing to do with others.

about a month ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

517714 Re:TSA logic (702 comments)

That saved me back in 1993 in Korea when my laptop was dead.

about a month and a half ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

517714 Re:On this 4th of July... (349 comments)

Easy to say, until you are the party wanting the content removed. Then you will be whining about how onerous it is to force someone to comply.

about a month and a half ago
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Hierarchical Membrane For Cleaning Up Oil Spills

517714 Re:Already solved? (32 comments)

Technically, yes, there are solutions. Politically, no, the Federal Government would not allow BP to deploy booms and skimmers that, being under foreign registries, might not be unionized. In hindsight, BP should have used them and appealed to Congress, the courts, and the American people for relief from the Executive Department's overreach.

about a month and a half ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

517714 Re:Same lie, two people, different outcome (560 comments)

You said the data is on the tape, therefore it isn't lost . You said you deleted the unneeded data, therefore you didn't lose it, you disposed of it. I see nothing accidental in your actions - or those of the IRS. The part about your whole life may be true nonetheless.

about 2 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

517714 Re:They will take the easy way out... (216 comments)

Solution on my smartphone: 1) Turn off GPS 2) Enter data into UI 3) Turn GPS on. It would add about ten seconds to the process since I have a widget to make it easier.

about 2 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

517714 Great Timing (216 comments)

They waited until the competition was (largely) eliminated by smartphone apps, and Google and Apple were finally in a position to start monetizing the service again (you used to pay for navigation hardware and/or programs) so we will undoubtedly see worsening map quality since there won't be enough revenue for those greedy sumbitches once the regulations are slathered on.

Call your congress critter and tell him to think long and hard before voting for this act.

about 2 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

517714 Re:For Republicans,... (216 comments)

Yeah, a Republican power grab sounds very plausible. We were all just wondering when the President would let his true colors show.

From the second link: "Earlier this year in St. Paul, Minnesota, President Obama and Secretary Foxx promised to present Congress with a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal, and with the unveiling of The GROW AMERICA Act today, they have fulfilled that promise." It is the first sentence on the web page.

IDIOT!

about 2 months ago
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After Non-Profit Application Furor, IRS Says It's Lost 2 Years Of Lerner's Email

517714 How convenient! (372 comments)

/church lady

about 2 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

517714 Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

"Armed" meant with the most sophisticated military weapons available. Several of the earliest engagements in the American War of Independence were made in response to the British seizing artillery and heavy weapons, that was fresh in the minds of those who wrote and signed the Constitution. "Armed" is used without limitation in the second amendment.

about 2 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

517714 Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

The number of (what you mistakenly believe are) assault weapons in the US has more than doubled in the last decade, yet their use in violent acts has not. If there were any truth in what you suggest, violent crime in the US would have risen with the increased per capita gun ownership. If people want them, who are you to suggest that they should not have them?

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

517714 Re:We are being bred for slavery (364 comments)

Median income isn't a particularly relevant measure. If the incomes are now flatter below the median, that would indicate fewer people are being excluded from the middle (I'm pretty sure that's not the case except at the lowest incomes), if the incomes are steeper above the median it means that there is more wealth in the hands of more people (again, I am sure this is not the case except at the highest incomes). Show me the 10th, 25th, 75th and 90th percentile incomes and then we'll talk.

about 2 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

517714 Quantum, eh? (298 comments)

At the moment, the Ministry of Defense's prototype resembles a '1-meter long shoe box,' so the next step is to miniaturize it.

And is there a cat in the box? And how do they intend to miniaturize it.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Sucks (Video)

517714 Re:Zounds?! (293 comments)

You saddle your coworkers with Microsoft products and complain about their stupidity? How much time and resources has your decision cost the company?

about 3 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

517714 Organic AND worse for the Environment! (146 comments)

Perhaps using the sun to grow the plants rather than using lights that contain mercury, powered by nuclear and coal fired generating stations would be a more sensible way to provide a piece of lettuce. Something tells me this organic lettuce will find its way to expensive restaurants in New York so the rich and famous will be able to pay a huge premium to eat it and then turn around and condescendingly tell the 99% how important eating organic, animal rights, and the environment are.

about 3 months ago
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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

517714 Re:No, no it's not. (379 comments)

Florida's problem IS man made, but it isn't rising sea levels, it is that they built canals to drain the water and now they have compounded the natural subsidence of the land that has been ongoing for tens of thousands of years, with the man made subsidence due to water extraction. Most of the East coast is sinking at a rate that exceeds the predicted rise due to melting ice and warming water. Norfolk is near the site of a meteor impact 35 million years ago that is responsible for its faster rate of subsidence. These are geological rather than climatological issues. The Navy is planning to deal with the issue, but it isn't rising water - it's sinking land.

about 3 months ago
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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

517714 Re:Especially When... (379 comments)

It's called El Nino. It is a weather pattern that repeats irregularly due to an upwelling of warm water in the Pacific, what you describe is not anomalous at all.

about 3 months ago

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