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VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email

Atzanteol Re:Why do these people always have something to hi (348 comments)

What you said doesn't contradict what I said. What you're actually asking is that Manning provide the evidence that Levin *should have had* when he was running off his mouth. This is punishing Manning for trying to defend himself through the only legal means available to him.

I say - if you're running off your mouth about lies for which you have no evidence then you're just as guilty of libel whether or not what you say is true. Or at least should be discouraged. Otherwise that gives me the ability to go running around slandering others as a way of forcing disclosure of whatever I want (transactions, proprietary data, sex tapes, etc.).

5 days ago
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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

Atzanteol Re:"Feel Like a Number" (146 comments)

Well put #46776163.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Atzanteol Re:Rewarding the bullies... (797 comments)

Guns are more *personal*.

about a week ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Atzanteol Re:If you make this a proof of God... (612 comments)

'God' didn't write the story, a man did, hence the story involves it being okay to gang rape some guys daughters as you put it.

I'm absolutely fine with saying the Bible is not the inspired word actually. I'm not sure why you wouldn't think I am. I'm a bit surprised you are...

You really shouldn't talk about stories you don't understand in the slightest. About the only thing god 'wrote' was the ten commandments, and even that story was ... written by man saying god did it.

See - this is what Christians do when presented with the unpleasant bits of the Bible. All of a sudden "it's man's word." But find parts you agree with and it becomes "God's word" again. I don't know your personal theology. But to me it sounds like we partially agree. The Bible was written by man and is therefore no more important in many regards than anything else - except as an historic text. It proves nothing divine.

Its mind numbing that people like to try and tear religion apart with logic like you are, but you ignore the fact that parts you're picking on were tainted by man.

How do you know this? And how do you know other parts aren't? What justification do you use for cherry-picking parts you like from those you don't?

about two weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Atzanteol Re:If you make this a proof of God... (612 comments)

I think the point is that what God considers to be "righteous" is entirely arbitrary and random like the whims of a mad-man. One minute he's saving the life of a man who would give his daughters to an angry mob to be gang-raped, the next he's torturing a guy for being just a little too self-centered, then he's flooding the entire Earth because 'fuck it.'

about two weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Atzanteol Re:If you make this a proof of God... (612 comments)

The thing is - Lot was "the guy" God saved. This shining example of humanity offered his daughters up to an angry mob for gang-rape. Sure "in that time and context" it may have been a "big deal." But we're talking about objective morals set forth by a morally perfect deity. God in the story effectively rubber stamps Lot's actions as those of a virtuous man since he allows him to be saved.

Not to mention the laughable tale at the end about how Lot's daughters "get him drunk and sleep with him." Riiiiight. That's it. *They* seduced *me*!

about two weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Atzanteol Re:Projections (987 comments)

In fact climatologists don't consider 1997-1998 to be normal - they treat it as an outlier. It's the deniers who pick up on it and say "we've been getting cooler since 1998!".

http://www.skepticalscience.co...

about three weeks ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

Atzanteol Re:Globalization (198 comments)

Who says they're running a stock ROM?

about a month ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Atzanteol Re:To be fair (282 comments)

Source?

about a month ago
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Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

Atzanteol Re:Really? (169 comments)

You're surprised people can be that stupid?

about a month ago
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Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

Atzanteol Re:Really? (169 comments)

Which is what needs to be remembered in all of these bitcoin discussions. If I gave cash to "some guy" and he stole it nobody would be saying "well you just can't trust paper currency!" They'd be saying "why the fsck did you give your money to 'some guy?"

about a month ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

Atzanteol Re:question objectivity (497 comments)

Darwin's doubled-down denial of genetics

I have no idea what you are talking about with this.

Neither does he!

about a month and a half ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

Atzanteol Re:Not a summary (497 comments)

How *dare* they entice us to click a link and read an article before commenting! I won't hear of such a thing!

about a month and a half ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

Atzanteol Re:More or less (497 comments)

Newton's laws also don't handle compound interest on a loan well. So what? There are other equations for taking friction into account. Use the right laws for the right task. It's not Newton's fault if you don't know what you're doing.

about a month and a half ago
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The New PHP

Atzanteol Re:Too Little, Too Late & MtGox (254 comments)

Don't you mean "mysqli_real_escape_string?"

http://us3.php.net/mysql_real_...

I kinda liked PHP but this stuff started to annoy me. Not only are these methods database specific, but there are tons of deprecated functions in PHP. Sure it's usable - but it's very easy to use functions you're "just not supposed to." Though perhaps that's something they're trying to change as well?

about 1 month ago
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Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Atzanteol Re:So why is this here? (387 comments)

The dad had signed the agreement - he wasn't supposed to tell his daughter. Her spouting it on Facebook proves that he did.

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

Atzanteol Re:Ohhhh boy, it's gonna be Death Knights all over (253 comments)

I forgot to add - and already have one or two maxed out toons. It could be useful if your guild needs a healer and your shammy is still at level 70 or something...

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

Atzanteol Re:Ohhhh boy, it's gonna be Death Knights all over (253 comments)

I think they should give it as an option only to players who have reached at least 70 or something. That way you get through almost all of the "learn your character stuff" before jumping into LFR under-geared and retarded.

about 2 months ago
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Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

Atzanteol Re:Predicted two years ago, it works. (265 comments)

Getting it right is easy. Not getting it wrong is hard. What is the false positive rate for this model? How many uprisings did it miss?

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day...

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft TFS will support git nativly.

Atzanteol Atzanteol writes  |  about a year ago

Atzanteol (99067) writes ""We started talking about having DVCS support for TFS a year or more ago. I even mentioned at the end of this post over a year ago that DVCS was in our future. After a few months of investigation (in the middle of working on TFS 2012), we concluded that adding Git support was the right approach."

It's amazing that Microsoft would adopt git into their offering and I hope they don't neuter it to make TFSVS look better by comparison. I remain cautiously optimistic."

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Atzanteol Atzanteol writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Atzanteol writes "Clear channel is set to introduce one-second long ads called "blinks." These short ads will be stripped of all content save for a familiar jingle such as the Intel sound. Are we one step closer to blipverts?""

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