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Bradley Manning's Court Date Finally Set

AP31R0N Re:spin. (523 comments)

Mod Parent Partisan Ignoramus

Had you been in the military or been read in on classified stuff, such that you would have a clue of what you're talking about, you'd know that individuals don't get to make that decision. There are channels for reporting atrocities. It is in fact illegal to use classification hide criminal behavior. Manning wasn't defending anything or being a whistle blower. He was being a treasonous smart ass. He deserves to spend the rest of his life making big rocks into little rocks.

more than 3 years ago

Human Survival Depends On Space Exploration, Says Hawking

AP31R0N Hawking Also Says.... (438 comments)

In there beginning there was nothing
not even time--
no planets, no stars, no hip-hop, no rhyme.
But then there was a bang like the sound of my gat:
the universe began and the shit was phat

The universe began as a singularity.
Nobody knows what went on then, G.
For ten million trillion trillion trillionths of a second,
the state of the universe cannot be reckoned.

The fundamental forces were unified--
we've no theory to describe that,
though I've tried. Then the forces
split and the universe was born--
it was hotter then a priest watching
kiddie porn.

Protons, neutrons, and electrons came to pass
as photons collided, changing energy to mass.
Three minutes go by, temps to cool one billion
down from one hundred million trillion trillion.
This reduced heat allowed a new event:
the formation of heavier elements,
still it was millions of years 'fore the first star glowed.


It was the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.
the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.

Hold on now, what about inflation?
That's a little tricky and could use some explanation.
Inflation, one could barely state,
was the time when the universe expanded at a rate
that was faster then the speed of light, but that over-simplifies and it ain't quite right. Still the for purposes here, it will have to do, 'cuz I ain't got the time to explain it to you



It was the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.
the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.

The beginning of time, and the birth of all matter
Say it took seven days, you're as mad as a hatter.

It was millions of years 'fore the first star glowed, if your down with the bang sing along, here we go

It was the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.
The big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.

the big bizang...

The big bizang...


the big bizang.

more than 3 years ago

Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

AP31R0N Re:Suprised they went on as long as they did (803 comments)

It's not hypocrisy. It's acknowledging reality. Free Speech doesn't mean you can camp where ever, when ever. And it doesn't mean that you can even say what ever. It's not an absolute freedom. There are limits. Specifically: the rights of others. For instance, the right to bear arms ends when you use those arms to kill people who aren't threatening you. This is called Social Contract. To gain the right to live, you give up the right to murder. To have your religion, you have to tolerate the religion of others.

"you'd realize that the inconvenience caused by OWS is negligible compared to the evil done by those on Wall Street"

The ends rarely justify the means. My ex breaking my heart doesn't make it OK for me to steal her car or kill her cat. No matter how much she hurt me, i can't just do whatever i feel like doing.

Contrary to popular belief among angsty teens, you can't just do whatever the fuck you want, even if you feel very strongly about it.

OWS is not outside the law. No really, they aren't. They are accountable to the law. Yes EVEN IF THE PEOPLE THEY ARE AGAINST ARE.

more than 3 years ago

Feds Helped Coordinate Occupy X Crackdowns

AP31R0N Re:New boss, same as the old boss (803 comments)

- Ending the wars.

What wars? We haven't been in any wars since the 40s. Read the Constitution. Congress should read it too.

- Regrettably Bush was responsible for the draw-down in Iraq. Obama just held to the agreement.

Obama has to deal with the real world, not the virtual world that exists only in plans and hopes.

- Human rights. He's deporting people in droves.

Good. Some people ought to be deported. All illegals for instance.

- He's murdering citizens based on the decisions of a secret council.

What the fuck are you talking about? Are you trying to impress the girl at the campus bookstore? She doesn't read /..

- Transparency. His administration is seeking to weaken the Freedom of Information Act. He doubled-down on prosecutions of whistle-blowers. He's stonewalling on Solyndra and Fast-n-furious.


- Guantanamo. Still going strong.

He can't close it. He's the president, not a king.

- Medical Marijuana.

Strange, but there's been plenty of medical and "medical" pot available in some places. Again, he's president, not king or a wish granting faerie.

- Hell, he just added a new foreign base in Australia. Do we really need to expand our military into Australia?

Yes. There's this thing called the world we and we are in it. It's 2500 marines and few planes. More people attend any given pro sporting event.

- Sure, other presidents might have been worse. I don't care. I voted for a guy who promised he'd be different. He wasn't. He lied.

It was childish on your part and his to think he had a magic wand of wishes. President (not KING) Obama knows things that candidate Obama did not. Every teen swears they will be cool to their kids, they can promise anything they want to their hypothetical kids. There's no consequences and they have no authority to make these wishes happen. When adulthood rolls around, the teen is now the parent. The parent now has the authority to set policy AND bears responsibility for the outcome of those policies (and the limitations of the real world). If the kids are lucky, the parent will not be cool and will be a parent.

Presidents work the same way. As candidate they can promise everyone a pony. They can't make it happen and they don't have to deal with the costs. Once elected they have to deal with the costs and logistics of coming up with 300,000,000 ponies.

He didn't lie, he offered things he couldn't deliver, either because it was wrong to offer them or because Republicans oppose him on everything. If i tell you "i'm going to arrive at 7" and then get run over on the way, i didn't lie to you. i made a promise that i couldn't keep because i'm not omniscient and omnipotent.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?

AP31R0N Done! (425 comments)

A pen and a spiral note book. Studies have shown that the act of physically writing notes helps you remember them.

Find your own citations.

more than 3 years ago

Diaspora Co-founder Dies At 22

AP31R0N Hamlet dies. (312 comments)

Real people just die (once, and not habitually). /descriptivist idiocy in 3... 2... 1....

more than 3 years ago

What's Keeping You On Windows?

AP31R0N Pfft (1880 comments)

The question suggests that something is keeping me on Windows assumes that i'd want to use anything else. i do not.

The reason i don't go Mac is that i am not a girl, nor do i wish to be. i don't want to pay extra for a gimped product. It's been a long time since i associated my own worth with the markings on my stuff.

i would go to linux if and only if linux caught up with Windows in terms of offerings/compatibility with hard/software. It COULD be caught up if they'd stop working on the distros and get ONE of them right.

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Opens To Businesses With 'Pages'

AP31R0N Re:Features in the wrong order (159 comments)

But the Facebook API is what makes me dread going to my Facebook account. No one on G+ has told me about getting a new calf or asked me to join their gang. My G+ page is just me, my friends and Wil Wheaton (oh and Felicia Day).

more than 3 years ago

Grant To Allow Khan Academy To Expand, Build a Physical School

AP31R0N Re:Bricks and mortar school (92 comments)

i prefer buildings that are not made of fuel.

more than 3 years ago

Mathematically Pattern-Free Music

AP31R0N Re:Rap music (234 comments)

You don't like black people to, bro?

more than 3 years ago

Is the Maker Movement Making It Cool For Kids To Be Nerds?

AP31R0N No. (220 comments)

Answer: No.


Lots of posts in this thread aren't getting what Nerd means. It does NOT mean smart or expert. It means smart and expert to/with the exclusion of social skills. If you're grandpa was a gear head, he was a gear head, not a car nerd. To be a car nerd would be either that he chose to learn about cars instead of girls and friends (beyond other nerds).

Geekdom is something else.


Can we PLEASE let the question headline meme die the painful death it deserves?

more than 3 years ago

India To Build A Thorium Reactor

AP31R0N Re:Does happen (277 comments)

How did they not see that coming? It's name is Lemon!

more than 3 years ago

Belgium To Give Up Nuclear Power

AP31R0N Re:in other news, (298 comments)

wRong Paul says many things. 95% of them are nonsense. This might be one of the few nuts that blind squirrel has stumbled upon.

more than 3 years ago

Multi-Target Photo-Radar System To Make Speeding Riskier

AP31R0N Re:Ok fine then... (506 comments)

i refuse to consent to the law that says i shouldn't kill you. It was made w/o my consent, so it does not apply to me. Also, i want to fuck that girl over there. She 16, i'm 36 and she isn't interested. But since i didn't get a vote on the laws against rape, so they don't apply to me.

You must be twelve. Your consent is not needed. If every law required the consent of those under those laws we'd have anarchy because very few people have the sense to see that laws are the social contract that make civilization possible. To have the right to live, you give up the right kill. That's the deal. The grown up and non-idiots among us set those rules. You're welcome to live in the woods, in prison, on an island or to kill yourself. If you're going to be around other people you gotta take the limitations that come with it. We call them laws.

One of these laws is that you can't drive your car as fast as you please because doing so poses a risk to people who DID NOT CONSENT to having their lives jeopardized by assholes. Their right to get where they are going safely overrides your childish desire to live out your teen fantasies of being a race car driver.

more than 3 years ago

Multi-Target Photo-Radar System To Make Speeding Riskier

AP31R0N Re:Ok fine then... (506 comments)

Remember kids:

It's your right to break the laws that annoy you!

more than 3 years ago

Multi-Target Photo-Radar System To Make Speeding Riskier

AP31R0N Re:Speed (506 comments)

Perhaps they meant instantly on the human scale and found it unnecessary to use pedant proof language.

more than 3 years ago

The Case For Piracy

AP31R0N Copyright Infringment != Piracy (318 comments)

Calling Copyright Infringement is propaganda... an attempt to make file sharing worse than it really is. Every time one of us calls copyright infringement piracy we are playing into their hands. Language is the operating system of thought. So YES is DOES matter what words we use and how we use them.

Piracy is ship to ship armed robbery, murder and kidnapping. Downloading a CD is NOTHING like that. It's closer to Data Shoplifting. /Descriptivist idiot offering sophomoric "but but but languages change LOOOLlOoaOoLLO1LO!!!11!" in 3... 2... 1....

more than 3 years ago



Drivethru RPG offering New Zealand Red Cross Pack

AP31R0N AP31R0N writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AP31R0N (723649) writes "Drivethru RPG is offering a bundle of downloads with a sticker value of $320 for a $20 donation to the New Zealand Red Cross. Help the Kiwis make a saving throw against the devastation."
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