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Will This Flying Car Get Crowdfunded?

ArsonSmith Re:Betteridge's Law sez "Nope." (157 comments)

But, but, but the poster behind the laptop has an AT-AT on it. Maybe they could build one of those instead?

3 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

ArsonSmith Re:What if we overcorrect? (340 comments)

Hmm, I look at the temperature outside, then I feel the temperature inside. When we're trying I'd say it works pretty good.

3 days ago
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Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

ArsonSmith Re:Useless outside of the USA (88 comments)

Yea, but you can get that 20% of the content like 10 times faster than the USA.

about two weeks ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

ArsonSmith Re:I miss the old days... (162 comments)

Now it seems every post on any day is an unfunny joke.

about two weeks ago
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Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

ArsonSmith Re:Um, right. (278 comments)

Interestingly I was never taught to do addition/subtraction like that but have always done it that way. It helps me to quickly get to something close when estimating and also get more precise by thinking a little more through the steps.

It's all about limiting the number of steps you have to memorize and being able to break a problem up into a few easier smaller problems.

about a month ago
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Docker Turns 1: What's the Future For Open Source Container Tech?

ArsonSmith Re:Subjects suck. (65 comments)

I haven't used it but the jist I get is that your build system, rather than just outputting an application package that then has to be installed on an OS outputs a complete container that can then be run with zero other dependencies in all your QA/test environments right up until deployed to production.

about a month ago
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Church Committee Members Say New Group Needed To Watch NSA

ArsonSmith Re:Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (143 comments)

The answer to too much government is more government to watch it.

about a month ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

ArsonSmith Re:Don't be too sure of yourself. (279 comments)

They made that money by exchanging it for goods and services that others thought of as more valuable than the money they handed over. Society has already shared in the profit.

about a month ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

ArsonSmith Re:How can the situation be improved? (513 comments)

"Perhaps it could feature democratically elected managers."

Because a popularity contest is the best way to chose technical positions.

about 2 months ago
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Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch

ArsonSmith Re:NIMBY NIMBY NIMBY!!! (317 comments)

What the government is doing with their land.

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

ArsonSmith Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Great point, when it's a company like Valve, just take your business elsewhere. It's quite simple. But when it's government the restrictions on what they can do should be great and well enforced.

about a month ago
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Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

ArsonSmith Re:No Problem (410 comments)

Only because there are so many examples.

about 2 months ago
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Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

ArsonSmith Re:Somebody had to do it (134 comments)

Hmm, Mine only says CHA

guess it got interrupted by the next tick prior to completion.

about 2 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

ArsonSmith Re:Next step (544 comments)

yea, looking around it does seem like a rushed job.

about 3 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

ArsonSmith Re:As someone taught creationism in school (544 comments)

This is talked about in 1984 with the oft quoted 2+2=5. The double think that is explained of this is that the state forces you to believe that 2+2=5, yet when it comes time to count and add things you understand that 2+2=4 otherwise basic life wouldn't work. When asked by a party official though the response will always be "5"

about 3 months ago
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Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

ArsonSmith Re:So... (351 comments)

You're grass doesn't understand grammar rules either.

about 3 months ago
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Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

ArsonSmith Re:So... (351 comments)

So if I pay the kid down the block to mow my lawn, but he doesn't because he's sick all the time I should continue paying him?

My grass doesn't care if your sick and it needs to be cut. Sorry I will find someone else to do it.

about 3 months ago
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

ArsonSmith Re:Friends have better gear (201 comments)

Well, love always has a payment of some sort too.

about 3 months ago
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

ArsonSmith Re:Friends have better gear (201 comments)

I use the Hubble Space Telescope via google searches.

I have found google to be a much better telescope than any meat space version I care to purchase.

Sad i know...

about 3 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

ArsonSmith Re:These are fighting words (599 comments)

Because they are honest and open about the tracking they are doing while others are also doing it but not telling you.

about 3 months ago

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