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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Charcharodon Re:Stop it with this crap. (447 comments)

He's dating himself. Tyson's Punch Out came out in 1987. Zoobas in 1988. I was playing Space Invaders when your parents were not even born yet.

As far as the morally superiority that would be the Baby Boomers in the 60's. Considerably earlier than even Space Invaders. Of course the Boomer's moral superiority has done nothing but cause problems. Cant' wait to see what damage the Millennials does in another 10-20 years.

We used to think only White people are racist, but now we know better.

5 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Charcharodon Re:Easier method (447 comments)

Yes, so are the black people in Africa, unless they are white, which confuses things because they too would be African Americans.

5 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Charcharodon Re:Tired of this shit (447 comments)

Yep that about sums up how I feel.

5 days ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Charcharodon Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (202 comments)

You must have been in the Marines or Army. In the Air Force junior members question everything.

Of course we don't have much in the way of soldiers, but we do have all the planes.

about 1 month ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Charcharodon Re:Bullshit Stats. (496 comments)

Generalizations can only be argued with other generalizations. Neither citing exceptions nor name calling are logical or valid arguments.

Your mouth is moving, but nothing is coming out.

about 1 month ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Charcharodon Re:Bullshit Stats. (496 comments)

I would back you, but then women by the simple virtue of having boobs get paid a heck of a lot more than men as food servers/bar tenders and make an absolute killing in strip clubs, so cry me a river about no skill jobs paying dick all.

There is the simple fact the women tend to gravitate towards professional jobs that are physically comfortable and safe, which tend to pay less. People that work in McDonalds and in Amazon warehouse represent less than a few percent of the total labor market.

At my time at UPS unloading trucks. There were a grand total of 4 women that worked with us out of 100+ people. The other dozen women that worked in the same unit were auditors, where the heaviest thing you had to lift was a clip board and a pencil. In 1989 the truck unloader started at $8 and could get up to $10 after the first year. The auditors made minimum wage, if I remember was around $4 at the time. They might see an extra 50 cents after a year. As soon as the "little girls" are willing to step up and do the hard dirty work, they will get paid more.

about a month ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Charcharodon Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (202 comments)

LOL. It is so cute when someone who has never served tries to call out someone who is currently serving in the military, for 20 years btw, and doesn't have a clue how the rank and file feel about the things our government does.

There are those that squealed like teenage girls when the President stopped by for a visit, but then the girls of the finance section are only a danger to you if you are a sugary baked good, the bulk of the rest of us would not tolerate the military turning on the civilian population.

about a month ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Charcharodon Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (202 comments)

Uh, last time I checked I said the Pre-Preamble to the Constitution. Thanks for the fact check fail. It was quite amusing.

about a month ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Charcharodon Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (202 comments)

Who buys their guns from Walmart? I get my guns from the same places as the police (not to mention better quality than what the military uses) from a wonderful place. It's called a gun store. Sure they don't sell bombers and guided missiles, but then if we ever get to that point, there won't be much of a military left for the gov't to use against us, because they are US.

Unlike in the rest of the world, we as civilians have access to just about everything your standard infantryman is issued.

about a month ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

Charcharodon Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (202 comments)

You are forgetting about the Pre-pre-amble to the Constitution aka the Declaration of Independence. It has a few things to say about the rule of government and the rights and responsibilities of the people.

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.......But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

about a month ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

Charcharodon Good for them. (237 comments)

More power to them. If they can do it cheaper/better (and far cleaner) than public transportation, then fuck public transportation.

Personally I find the obsession to living in cities to be more than a little strange. Right now I'm living on the outskirts of Tampa, which is almost too close for me. Being stuck in DC or NY or San Fran again makes my teeth ache.

The fact that I am out in farm country with a triple digit symmetrical FIOS connection just tells me life is can be very good living even out in the boonies.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

Charcharodon This makes me feel better. (698 comments)

System: Shots fired at XXXX school.
System: 2 shots on floor 1 room 1.
System: 3 shots on floor 1 hallway main
System: 15 shots floor 1 main commons
System: 5 shots floor 2 main stair well
System: 9 shot admin section

Sure helps a lot with those people getting shot doesn't it? Nothing will stop the shooter until the people with guns arrive on the scene.

This is nothing more than security theater. This will prevent nothing and is dubious as to how useful the info will be to the security responders.

Let's not forget this will do nothing to help with people walking around with Molotov cocktails or a bow/cross bow, or a blade, etc.

Arm the teachers, if they don't want to do it, then maybe they are not really serious about the welfare of their students.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

Charcharodon Re:Wonderful idea. (698 comments)

You obviously never took physics or chemistry then.

about a month ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

Charcharodon What goes around comes around. (176 comments)

If know one knows what you are doing, then you are original. Once all the major trendy stores start carrying it and it has a name it is mainstream. Once Wal-Mart starts carrying it, it is over.

about a month and a half ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

Charcharodon Re: Obviously. (695 comments)

So what you are saying when I put a case of beer in the fridge, sometimes it only makes the air in the fridge cold, and other times it only makes the beer cold.

That is amazing. Science is neat!

Or maybe the other thing that is missing from that theory, other than recordable heat, is logic. I personal would like to see math and the recordings on that baloney.

about a month and a half ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

Charcharodon Re:Oh no (297 comments)

Doctor: "You have a certain kind of microbes in your gut that causes your body to absorb more of what you eat"
Patient: "What should I do?"
Doctor: "Eat less"

It still boils down to the behavior of the individual.

Personally I don't see how this is a bad thing. This is a big boon for feeding the world. The problems are individual and cultural.

You don't want to be fat, eat less and exercise more, that or go see your doctor have him sterilize your digestive track and repopulate it with the "skinny people" poop pill. (They actually do this with pills made of poop, insane.)

about a month and a half ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

Charcharodon Re:ignorant rubbish (264 comments)

*Nobody* should have to pay through taxes for construction in such places. It's a really risky and foolish place to build. For example, any barrier island system is guaranteed to be moving around and be overtopped by storms from time to time on 100-year timescales. It's a nice place to visit, but people who insist on building there should be floating all of the costs on their own.

Welcome to Florida.

about a month and a half ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

Charcharodon Re:ignorant rubbish (264 comments)

Ask any scuba diver, they'll pretty much tell you that vast areas underwater are simply sand. There is no shortage of sand in the world.

Where the sand shortage occurs is between the ocean and the very expensive homes built on/near the beach. Beaches move either due to build up or erosion. This greatly annoys the people who own said expensive homes hence the complaints of the "shortage" of sand.

They do not like to have to pay, either directly or through taxes, to have the beach line and inter coastal areas maintained.

about a month and a half ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

Charcharodon Re:Coastal people live in their own universe (264 comments)

I was almost tempted to say California, but you were asking about places in the rational world.

California would never be found on that map.

about a month and a half ago

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