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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

C0R1D4N Re:I'll just let my sig do the talking (401 comments)

Each Tomahawk missile costs about 1.41 million. The cost of a 16 in artillery shell is about $500. If we are going to waste money can we at least do it a little more efficiently?

6 hours ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

C0R1D4N Re:This isn't scaremongering. (491 comments)

Any state can secede, but no state can secede UNILATERALLY which is an important distinction. If a state wants to secede they can't just get the approval of their own citizenry, but that of the rest of the country. The process to do this is through constitutional amendment. If the south had gone this route 150 years ago, the map would probably look a lot different today.

5 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

C0R1D4N Re:This isn't scaremongering. (491 comments)

They would have to move the capital to either the Pitcairn or Falkland Islands!

5 days ago
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China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion

C0R1D4N Re:Been there, done that. (100 comments)

No one wants to be ruled over by Llamas. They just go around spitting all over you.

about two weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

C0R1D4N Re:The Nanny State Strikes again! (364 comments)

The overall number has increased, but the ratio has not. If anything it has gone down, the number of people who use the phone in any capacity (talking, texting, websurfing, posting on slashdot) went from 0 two decades to everyone aged 17-50.

about two weeks ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

C0R1D4N Re:The Nanny State Strikes again! (364 comments)

So what you're saying is, nothing happened. Cell phone use (talking and texting) has skyrocketed over the last decade. The accident rates have not risen in correlation with it. People are going to be distracted while driving, regardless of the distraction. If someone is at fault in an accident, the cause of their distraction should not be the issue; they are responsible whether they were texting or eating a hamburger or talking to the person next to them. The penalties should be the same as well without regard to the actual distraction.

about two weeks ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

C0R1D4N Re:Contacting BBC, via VPN (363 comments)

There's also cultural influence to consider. English being known throughout the world is more a result of Hollywood/The Internet coming out of the US than it is old British Imperialism (assuming you don't count the fact that America itself exists as a result of that). I don't think Britain is interested in being a world power again, but if they want to, increasing the influence of their culture over the rest of the world is an important part of it.

about two weeks ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

C0R1D4N Re: fuck your country USA (160 comments)

He also said 80%+ of modern/technical things.

about two weeks ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

C0R1D4N Re:fuck your country USA (160 comments)

An American or "Person in America" inventing something is not quite the same as "America invented it". If it wasn't financed/produced via the US Gov't America didn't invent it.

about two weeks ago
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

C0R1D4N Re:Bad actors? (149 comments)

The whole thread in which I was replying to has clearly stretched from 1% of the hosts, to 1% of competition and now to 1% of market share with your previous post. I am just bringing it back around to remind people that we are talking about 1% of the Air BNB hosts not 1% of all the hotels (legal and less than legal).

about a month ago
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

C0R1D4N Re:Bad actors? (149 comments)

124 "Bed n Breakfasts" may make up 1% of the number of hosts, but that is not the same as 1% of the market share.

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

C0R1D4N Re:Not sure if gone (364 comments)

Ancient Aliens is History Channel (A&E networks), Mythbusters is Discovery Channel (Discovery Communications)

about 1 month ago
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Nuclear Regulator Hacked 3 Times In 3 Years

C0R1D4N Re: Good Job NRC (66 comments)

Still, their company email should probably be on an intranet.

about a month ago
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Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans

C0R1D4N Re: Balancing skepticism (141 comments)

Wooden hulls were painted as well.

about a month and a half ago
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Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans

C0R1D4N Re: slowly (141 comments)

Or it is alarmism. Could threaten zooplankton doesn't mean it will or is likely to. Take every news story with some skepticism.

about a month and a half ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

C0R1D4N Re: Pft (962 comments)

In my experience men generally don't like to take criticism constructive or otherwise. Whether or not it comes from a woman.

about 2 months ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

C0R1D4N Re: The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

You would be hard pressed to find a sane man arguing any genocide is good. I spoke only that from an outsider's point of view that the only war we can truly claim moral high ground in is WW2. The revolution could have been easily dealt with peacefully and while during the civil war fighting to free the slaves was noble, conquering the south to do it was not and we robbed their people of self-determination

about 2 months ago

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NJ Court Rules Both Sides of Text Conversation Liable in Accident

C0R1D4N C0R1D4N writes  |  1 year,26 days

C0R1D4N (970153) writes "Although dismissing the case the ruling was relevant to, an NJ Appeals Court ruled that both sides of a texting conversation which resulted in a car accident could be held liable. So long as the nondriver was aware the other texter was currently driving."
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Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against CAS

C0R1D4N C0R1D4N writes  |  about a year and a half ago

C0R1D4N writes "A New Jersey gubernatorial democrat running in the 2013 primary, Carl Bergmanson has recently spoken out against the new "six strike policy" being put in place this week by major ISPs."
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