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Two Changes To Quirky Could Change The World

BigMeanBear Re:Nope (103 comments)

Seems like more shit that shouldn't be on /.

about a year ago

Comparing the C++ Standard and Boost

BigMeanBear Re:C-like C++ is the way to go (333 comments)

That's a very short-sighted view. Boost is a credit to the community that created it and so is the STL. They might not be the best tools for every situation, but I dare say they aren't "aberrations". C++ and the STL aren't really difficult as long as you're a disciplined programmer.

about a year and a half ago

Illinois Politician Wants a Kill Switch For Anonymous Speech Online

BigMeanBear What is an accurate IP address??? (522 comments)

If your IP address is not accurate, then how would you have negotiated a TCP connection, much less make a post?

about a year and a half ago

Supermassive Black Hole Destroying Proto Star System

BigMeanBear WHY WON'T ANYONE STOP HIM! (67 comments)


about 2 years ago

What's To Love About C?

BigMeanBear Re:What a crock.... (793 comments)

I'm not sure if COBOL is the best example there.

more than 2 years ago

Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit


My kingdom for just one trackball with scroll wheel and a finer tracking resolution than those I had in the 80's. Please just one?! Hasn't it been long enough?

more than 3 years ago

Verizon Wireless To Issue $90 Million In Refunds

BigMeanBear In error. (184 comments)

Erroneous bill is in error.

more than 3 years ago

DARPA Wants Extreme Wireless Interference Buster

BigMeanBear Use a wired connection? (105 comments)

Seems like the best way to me...

about 4 years ago

iPhone App In App Store Limbo Open Sourced

BigMeanBear I KNEW IT WAS A LIBERAL PLOT!!! (432 comments)

1) Fanboyism/zealotry. Apple has had a following for a long time of people for whom they can do no wrong more or less. A non-trivial amount of these people are in the press (Macs are big in prepress work). They just love Apple and everything they do. So when something bad comes out, they find ways to rationalize it away, or ignore it.

So we're in agreement here? This is yet moar evidence of the elite liberal media slant!

about 4 years ago

Mozilla Updates Firefox To Appease FarmVille Users

BigMeanBear Let me just say (220 comments)

.... and I can't stress this enough.

Fuck Farmville users in their stupid ears.

more than 4 years ago

California Moves To Block Texas' Textbook Changes

BigMeanBear Re:a sharp departure from widely accepted.... (857 comments)

You're missing the point that's right under your nose. The Declaration doesn't say anything about the nature of this creator, only that whatever created people also gave them free will and the right to use it.

more than 3 years ago

California Moves To Block Texas' Textbook Changes

BigMeanBear Re:a sharp departure from widely accepted.... (857 comments)

You're missing the point, which is right under your nose. The Declaration didn't say. It makes no claims as to the nature of the creator that endows such rights, only that whatever created people also created free will and the right to use it.

more than 3 years ago

California Moves To Block Texas' Textbook Changes

BigMeanBear Christian founders != Christian nation (857 comments)

Very good points.

I'm often irritated by people who like to say "the founders were Christians so the USA must be a Christian nation". The founders did not have a completely homogeneous notion about the role religion in government in the first place, but I find it particularly errant when people talk about Thomas Jefferson's ideas about the USA being a Christian nation. Jefferson was a Christian and he was deeply absorbed in matters of faith--yes, he did publish his own edition of the Bible that was focused on the works and wisdom of Jesus Christ. These facts are evidenced by a large volume of his own writings.

The fact that he Thomas Jefferson was a Christian doesn't say ANYTHING about how he thought a government should work.

Jefferson's position on the role of any religion (Christian or otherwise) in government has been explicitly defined in his published writings. He knew that any institution of man is vulnerable to corruption and his objectivity allowed him to see that both governments and religions are institutions of man. He saw the influence of religion on government as a cancer to any free society. You can see this fact very clearly in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which was authored by Thomas Jefferson, that says it is not the right of the government to leverage religion and vice-versa.

Jefferson, in particular, was a Christian and a founder who knew that intermingling of governments and religion was an abomination against both and he said so. To deny this and argue that the USA was founded as a Christian nation is to betray Jefferson's stated ideals and those of many other founders.

more than 3 years ago

Shuttle Reentry Over the Continental US

BigMeanBear Drag is a good thing. (139 comments)

I believe I'm going to have to throw a giggity on that one--or at least a "that's what she said".

more than 4 years ago

Study Finds That Video Games Hinder Learning In Young Boys

BigMeanBear Ooooooo (278 comments)

Sick burn.

more than 3 years ago

Texas Approves Conservative Curriculum

BigMeanBear Re:Brother Glitch23 (999 comments)

Religion is relevant to history and is any version of it that totally excludes religion is false. These Texans seem to like using God like a bludgeon, however. This always turned me off because it betrays the ideals it would otherwise seem to uphold--not to mention the commandment about not taking the Lord's name in vain.

Also, I think the word you're looking for is "drivel". Dribble is something done in basketball or while you eat (if you're a sloppy eater).

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits

BigMeanBear Re:Right of free speech + right of association (1070 comments)

"You don't have to work for anyone."

Are you serious? Have you ever actually tried not working? That only works for the super-rich--who will now have the power to never pay back their bailouts.

more than 4 years ago


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