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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

ChinggisK Re:Fiction. (419 comments)

Well yea, recruiting is the entire reason for the existence of AA, nobody disputes that. The GPP however was insinuating that the only reason (or at least one of the main reasons) war FPS games in general exist is because the DoD funds them. That's silly, franchises like CoD and BF make money hand over fist, there's no reason for the DoD to bribe someone to make them.

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

ChinggisK Re:Fiction. (419 comments)

Defense now throws millions of dollars at game developers, tasking them with making war look like just another extreme sport.

Yea I don't suppose you have a citation on that one? Closest I've heard of is the America's Army series, and they're pretty open about that being a recruiting/education tool.

about 4 months ago
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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

ChinggisK Re:Ewww... (242 comments)

Uh maybe you should re-read his post; he's not disputing that water forms long chains, he's just saying the idea of water memory (which he clearly doesn't buy) was around before we knew about said long chains.

about 5 months ago
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NASA, France Skeptical of SpaceX Reusable Rocket Project

ChinggisK Re: Just because... (333 comments)

I'm not sure how useful that would be in practice though. The only "aborts" after t-0 that I've ever heard of were due to either A) the rocket blew up or B) loss of control of the rocket resulted in it straying off course and then being blown up by range safety. Either scenarios preclude any attempt at landing (you either have no rocket or no control of the rocket). Is there any other reason a mission would be aborted post-launch? Even with human cargo I'd think you'd jettison the capsule if things were bad enough that you had to abort.

about 7 months ago
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SpaceX Wins Injunction Against Russian Rocket Purchases

ChinggisK Re:Why (166 comments)

However, Boeing has pulled the Delta IV from the market, so there will be a limited number of these launched in the future.

Got a citation on that? Last I heard there was no definitive plan to end the Delta IV program, in fact it would be insane considering Atlas' precarious engine situation.

about 8 months ago
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Global Warming 5 Million Years Ago In Antarctic Drastically Raised Sea Levels

ChinggisK Re:Climates change, then and now (437 comments)

No, it isnt.

Well can't argue with that, I'm convinced.

about a year ago
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Grim Picture of Polar Ice-Sheet Loss

ChinggisK Re:'emmissions' and 'eruptions' are not the same (412 comments)

You clearly didn't even read what he posted because it specifically mentions the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. It was the largest eruption the world has seen since 1912, yet it would take 700 of those eruptions a year to even match human annual output of CO2, much less dwarf it.

about 2 years ago
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Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

ChinggisK Re:7000 more needed for a response (1163 comments)

Either that or the person chosen to write the response was ridiculous, i.e. director of the TSA responding to the "Abolish the TSA" petition...

more than 2 years ago
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Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

ChinggisK Now's our chance! (1163 comments)

Quick! Someone make a "Let Texas and Louisiana Secede" petition!

more than 2 years ago
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MPAA Boss Admits SOPA and PIPA Are Dead, Not Coming Back

ChinggisK Wise man once say... (186 comments)

It's a trap!

more than 2 years ago
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Why Are We So Rude Online?

ChinggisK Re:Why? (341 comments)

Well, this thread was confusing.

more than 2 years ago
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If I had a time machine, I would first visit...

ChinggisK Re:Doctor Who fans ahoy? (658 comments)

If you have a time machine and still need to work a day job, you're doing it wrong. Think lottery tickets, sports almanacs, stock markets, etc...

more than 2 years ago
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Romney-Ryan Release Space Policy Paper

ChinggisK Re:I hear that... (378 comments)

Ah! Well played good sir. By cleverly managing to debunk his statistically-backed citation by insisting "nuh uh", and proving your own point not by using another citation (because that's what they'd expect), but instead by capitalizing "FACT" and "DO", you have managed to convince me.

more than 2 years ago
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French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

ChinggisK Doesn't sound too bad... (229 comments)

I didn't follow what this three-strikes law is all about very closely but from what I gather from the article it doesn't sound nearly as bad as the crap that goes on over here in the US. You get three warnings and then they slap you with a $150 fine? Sounds way more reasonable than Jammie Thomas getting $80000 per song or whatever. Could someone who knows more be kind enough to explain the issue?

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Reveals Gaming Headset, Teases Big Picture

ChinggisK Re:No managers (151 comments)

What you're not accounting for is the fact that even though he chooses to run the company like there is no leader, in reality GabeN technically is still the owner and could change the management structure as he saw fit if things started going downhill. Considering his success I'm pretty confident that he'd be smart enough to realize that nobody was working anymore and that he needed a new plan.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama and Romney Respond To ScienceDebate.org Questionnaire

ChinggisK Re:./ed (608 comments)

This was far more entertaining and far less blatantly biased than I was expecting. Wish I had mod points.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Patents Software To Identify Real-World Objects In Videos

ChinggisK Re:A more likely use (150 comments)

Or Project Glass.

more than 2 years ago
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Astronaut Neil Armstrong Has Died

ChinggisK Re:A class act (480 comments)

I'd be afraid to take one out on the highway, never mind all the way to the moon.

Well yea, I don't think they have wheels or blinkers or anything.... I don't think Mr. Armstrong would've taken one on the highway either.

more than 2 years ago
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Victory For Apple In "Patent Trial of the Century," To the Tune of $1 Billion

ChinggisK Re:No matter what the outcome actually is.... (1184 comments)

Thats funny. My office of 5000+ is about to buy iPhones for 20% of them to replace aging Blackberry phones. With that they have already purchased mass provisioning and corporate app distribution capabilities.

Guess personal anecdotes only tell a narrow picture of the landscape.

We really only have your personal anecdote to back up the assertion that personal anecdotes only tell a narrow picture.

more than 2 years ago

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Slashdot Effort to Stop ACTA

ChinggisK ChinggisK writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ChinggisK (1133009) writes "Earlier today a Slashdot AC posted a thread regarding the ACTA treaty that is to be signed this weekend. Sounds to me like a good way to stop whining and make something of an effort about this.

The Obama administration has made it possible to create petitions which, if they get sufficient signatures, will be responded to and potentially acted on. I've created one at http://wh.gov/4PW which I encourage all to read and sign if they agree with it. We can defeat this!

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