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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

ChrisMaple Re:Your stupidity is hurting me. (288 comments)

You "fuck off from the internet until you at least learn what a law" should be.

about a week ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

ChrisMaple Re:So..... (288 comments)

Your recollection is wrong. Three categories were evenly split at the outbreak: supporting, opposed, neutral. Actively supported portion will depend upon what actively consists of.

about a week ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

ChrisMaple Re:Great news (269 comments)

Practical human genetic alteration is coming closer to actual use. Intelligence is important and valuable to humans. Finding what genes, groups of genes, or interactions between genes, affects intelligence will be useful in enhancing intelligence and avoiding mental defects. If race correlates with intelligence after environmental affects are accounted for, then that provides some clues in the search for genetic intelligence enhancement.

Yes, race has been used by people to ameliorate their feelings of inferiority, and race has been used by people to gain destructive political power. That doesn't mean there's nothing of value to be learned by the study of race and intelligence.

about two weeks ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

ChrisMaple Re:Great news (269 comments)

Generally, racists promote their own race as best. Funny, Herrnstein and Murray don't sound like Chinese names to me.

about two weeks ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

ChrisMaple Re:"they will need to pay the publisher" (102 comments)

I would argue that the purchase of a book brings with it the right to read that book. If the book is destroyed, the right to read it is not destroyed along with the book. However, if the book is sold or given away, the reading right follows the book.

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

ChrisMaple Re:law enforcement scams (462 comments)

The current IRS scandal hasn't entered your consciousness, has it?

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

ChrisMaple Re:Seems reasonable (462 comments)

Grow up. Any country looks bad when compared to a perfect castle in the sky. For almost 2 centuries the United States stood tall among the nations of the world.

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

ChrisMaple Re: Welcome to America! (462 comments)

Communism is a legalized system of universal stealing. Being legal does not make it capitalism.

about two weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

ChrisMaple Re:The only question now... (462 comments)

Agharta, Inner Earth, whose entrance is at the North Pole.

about two weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

ChrisMaple Re:Just wondering... (296 comments)

Atoms are about 10^-10 radius, protons about 10^-15. If proton diameter were the limiting factor in helium flowing through (for instance) iron, iron could no more contain helium than a fish net contains water. Tain't so; your explanation doesn't hold water either.

about two weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

ChrisMaple Re:Helium? (296 comments)

Bad sector remapping extends life by allowing some sectors to fail without the drive failing.. Crippling remapping would cause an increased return rate.

about two weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

ChrisMaple Re:Helium? (296 comments)

The youtube videos have to be ultra-high definition, stored in a lossless format at 1000 fps. Copies in all known languages including Klingon. Each must be saved on the drive in triplicate and also stored on a backup drive. Oops! need another drive.

about two weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

ChrisMaple Re:Helium? (296 comments)

The low density "solids" that are good thermal insulators are (generally) not really solid: they're mostly air kept from moving by a mess of tiny strands of glass or wood particles, or bubbles containing gas or vacuum.

about two weeks ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

ChrisMaple Idiots (499 comments)

Colleagues who decry Barr's fate worry that the incident could make other scientists think twice about coming to work for NSF.

Perhaps scientists should think twice about associating with terrorists.

about two weeks ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

ChrisMaple Re:Wrong Title (499 comments)

They should amend the Constitution where the government cannot ask questions like that. It's not their business.

You can't be that stupid, it has to be deliberate malice.

Let me make the question a little clearer: "Have you ever belonged to an organization that is trying to kill me?"
According to you, that's none of my business.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

ChrisMaple Re:Fucking die Gates (363 comments)

Making sure teachers are well paid and have the resources they need is the way to improve education.

Up until students reach about 12 years of age the requirements for their teachers are pretty trivial; the supply of potential elementary school teachers far exceeds the demand. Hence fairly low pay,

Resources? Don't be funny. Keeping a schoolroom warm (or cool in Florida) costs more than a chalkboard and a couple of hundred public domain texts.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

ChrisMaple Re:So long as it is consential (363 comments)

Common Core is a partnership of business and government, i.e. fascism. Regardless of its origin, for several years it has been pushed hard by the federal government onto the state governments and lower government levels. One hook being used is that implementing Common Core standards releases a state from the restrictions of Bush's terrible "No Child Left Behind" program.

CC is very deceptive. Read the promotional material, and it looks like a substantial improvement in public education. Get into the details or listen in a classroom, and understand where things used to be 50 years ago, and you'll see substantial degradation.

The actual details of CC are slippery. When something bad comes into widespread public recognition, it disappears and is replaced with something worse, all the while with the promoters saying "That's not in Common Core." When Common Core is widely despised in some region, turds like Mike Huckabee advocate changing the program's name without changing its content.

Want a conspiracy theory? Here's your conspiracy.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

ChrisMaple Re:So long as it is consential (363 comments)

Current primary public school education cost is $13,000 per student annually. 20 students per class is still considered a small class by most reasonable people. If 20 students cannot be taught well for $260,000 a year, then something is very badly wrong that throwing money at will not fix.

Common Core is attempting to make things much, much worse. History under Common Core is disjointed, ignores or downplays most important people and events while emphasizing the unimportant, plays to the PC crowd and the anti-capitalist mentality. Math under Common Core is complicated, obfuscated, and crippled. Literature is de-emphasized, fragmented and uninspiring. The unstated goal of Common Core is to make docile employee drones and bureaucrats, the kind Bill Gates would love to have.

about two weeks ago

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