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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Cardoor Re:OMG (302 comments)

i didnt say morals.. i said moral compass. granted, i didn't define it here - but by that, i mean felt perception - which is (partially) an awareness of ones connectedness with one's environment. if you perceive yourself as part of a whole, then you cannot callously do harm to that system any more than you could callously cut off your own hand. morals are rules written by men. if one's moral compass is functioning intact (and call it whatever you want), you dont need someone or something to tell you whats right or wrong. you feel it implicity.

2 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

Cardoor Re:USA USA (212 comments)

good news! our friends at halliburton have just been awarded a no-bid contract for the suit! huzzah!

2 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Cardoor Re:OMG (302 comments)

agreed.. and the funniest/oddest thing of all? said high school? bronx high school of science... even smart people can be morons.

3 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Cardoor Re:OMG (302 comments)

interesting way to look at it. makes sense and explains a lot - to borrow from your example then (and use some broad brush strokes), on widely impactful issues, only 3 of 5 have the perceptual tools to make an informed decision. Of these three, if 2/3 have not only the intellectual capacity, but also the moral compass to act in a responsible and wholistic way, then that leaves us with 1 guy... who has the intellect but lacks the moral compass.... who then proceeds to manipulate the 2 sub-95'ers with propoganda to win the vote 3-2. huzzah!

3 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Cardoor Re:OMG (302 comments)

your'e comment reminds me of an experience when i was a freshman in high school taking shop class. A friend on the schoolbus asked to see the boxcutter we had to bring in for class (im guessing they dont allow that in high schools anymore these days). anyway, when i took it out and commented on how sharp it was, the idiot next to us, trying to look for someone to make fun of said 'aww.. thats bullshit! its not sharp at all!' and proceeded to pull it out of my hand, and swipe it against his arm. after about a second, blood began the gush, and his expression changed to an 'OH.'

3 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

Cardoor Re:USA USA (212 comments)

sadly, as usual, though they would LIKE to lead from the front, they need to stay behind and manage from the rear. it's a tough job, but it beats real work.

3 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

Cardoor Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

im no expert on the topic (far from it) but im inclined to think the issue is less of water filtration plants working and more of 'last mile' connectivity. Here in NYC when we had the blackout (was is 02? 03?) my at the time fairly upscale apartment building in manhattan lost running water and flushing toilets as the pumps had no juice.

3 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

Cardoor Re:Conspiracy (212 comments)

i love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy (ok, more) but i dont follow the logic on this one. Even assuming an attempt to say, depopulate via a 'the monsters are coming to maple street' type scenario, given that everything would be then thrown into such disarray - why would 'they' care about there being an explanation?

3 days ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

Cardoor USA USA (212 comments)

The sun is clearly a terrorist. I also hear it harbors vast quantities of cheap energy sources. time to INVADE!!! CHARGE!!!

3 days ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Cardoor Re:So the idea is that.... (143 comments)

excellent point. selective enforcement of laws is a dangerous policy.

about a week ago
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Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Cardoor Re:Yeah, that happens... (68 comments)

not that this matters at all to anyone, except people like me who have the pet-peeve... but..

a good way to determine if you should you I or Me is to eliminate the other person in the sentence (confusion always happens because it's someone and Me/I... not when its just me/i... so if you drop the other person, and then say it, it becomes clear... ie:
what this world is coming to is for I to decide

what this world is coming to is for me to decide
now it sort of becomes obvious as to which sounds right

neat, right?

about two weeks ago
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Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Cardoor Re:Yeah, that happens... (68 comments)

np :)

about two weeks ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Cardoor Re:Not actually accepting bitcoins. RTFA (152 comments)

dell, as most large public companies in the U.S. , report earning in USD.. so much like a company doing business abroad in Euros or pounds, will ultimately need to convert their non-usd accounts back to USD for reporting purposes. by your argument, dell selling computers in france and generating euros would be a sham because they then call their bank to convert to USD (their reporting currency) at some point.

As things stand now, there isn't an effective method for hedging BTC exposures, and you couldn't legitimately blame them for not (at this point) wanting to take on that kind of volatility. nonetheless, them allowing payment to be made in BTC is a step in the direction of wider adoption which may have self-reinforcing knock-on effects.

p.s. yes, i know dell is no longer a public company. but in this regard (accounting and cash operations), calling them public doesn't change the calculus.

about two weeks ago
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Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

Cardoor Re:Extra middle fingers would be useful (77 comments)

but you can only have one middle finger. if you are agnostic to it being a single-digit-flip, you can give a reverse-boy-scout-salute with the middle three and get a leg up

about two weeks ago
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Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Cardoor Re:Yeah, that happens... (68 comments)

What this world is coming to is for you and me to decide. </douchey-grammar-cop>

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Cardoor Re:believe everything you are told! (503 comments)

i appreciate your comment for pointing out that it is my mistake for not containing and integrating my frustration. i agree with you that spouting on the internet as an outlet is personally unproductive and a misuse of energy. (though i assure you im not much for literally or metaphorically playing the ps3. ) regardless, if you are ever so inclined, i would suggest you do even a cursory (and rational) investigation at what is quite a long list of 'conspiracy theories' that have turned out to be 'conspiracy facts'. maybe it will at least present you with some possibilities. best regards

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Cardoor believe everything you are told! (503 comments)

or dont.. im continually astounded that people continue to believe what's told to them just because it comes from a tee-vee, internets, or ink on paper.. so long as the people telling the story look like me. oh yeah - those dumb russian citizens!! believe the propaganda that's administered to them by corrupt information! not like US.

about two weeks ago
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The Hacking of NASDAQ

Cardoor more convenient fear mongering (76 comments)

i wonder what newly minted organization that will undoubtedly be called in to 'protect us' while stripping yet more privacy and liberties. (of course getting budgeted billions to do the job). oh wait - theyve already announced it. and it's the benevolent wisdom of the usual suspects that will save us all!

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Cardoor Re:Lie by omissions (552 comments)

FWIW.. i actually agree with you on the spending side.. that its a joke, but for different reasons. im of the camp that it's a waste largely because it's too late. never mind the fact that all these allegedly 'clean-solutions' (like nat gas, whose fracking produces more of a climate warming impact than coal because of escaped methane) are mirages.

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Cardoor Re:Lie by omissions (552 comments)

sigh. ok.

about two weeks ago

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