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Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Coren22 Re:Marketing?... NOT! (206 comments)

And only Republicans make a political strategy out of it.

I don't know about that...Democrats make a political strategy out of tossing more handouts to the "poor people" in order to get their vote. They make a political strategy out of racism just as much. Democrats also love to toss out the immigration talk to encourage the Hispanic vote, but they do just as little on the immigration issue as the Republicans.

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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Coren22 Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (659 comments)

Note how there is no way to do experiments in climate science. Now, you can run models, and they can be closer or farther from the actual, but actually running an experiment...nope.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Coren22 Re:Ethics? (551 comments)

I missread his comment. My bad.

I thought it said the latter, and missed totally the latter part of the statement.

2 days ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Coren22 Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (659 comments)

I suspect that since the vested interests are choosing the political attack route, they probably do know it is credible, they just don't care.

The problem is who are the vested interests? The AGW scientists attack anything skeptical of AGW, and prevent everything being published. What science do you consider credible when it cannot be published in the journals?

2 days ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Coren22 Re: Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (659 comments)

I once heard a phrase that clearly sums up most of your argument.

If the waste is hot enough to hurt you, it is hot enough to produce power.

If we would stop the silly refusal to reprocess waste, and start reprocessing all the waste we have, we could stop mining Uranium for 1000s of years.

It is also much easier to deal with the waste when it takes up much less volume, and is only dangerous for a short time.

2 days ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Coren22 Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (659 comments)

The Anti-vax people really have an issue with something that doesn't exist anymore. Mercury in some form was used as a stabilizer in older vaccines. This is where the behavioral/brain problems came from, and has been addressed in all current vaccines.

2 days ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Coren22 Re:News at 11.. (659 comments)

I prefer the name Pro-Murder for the Pro-Choice people. It makes the Pro-Life argument more obvious.

2 days ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Coren22 Re:Crackers and milk [Re:News at 11..] (659 comments)

It is derived from the sound a whip makes, not the food product. A cracker is the person who would enforce discipline and "encourage" work from the slaves.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Coren22 Re:Ethics? (551 comments)

So cutting out the important part of the sentence to make your point is a valid arguing method now?

Criticizing someone who happens to be female for things that have nothing to do with her being a female could be misogyny, but is not guaranteed to be misogyny.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Coren22 Re:Ethics? (551 comments)

SJW = Social Justice Warrior.

They are people who see Racism and Sexism in everything except themselves.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Coren22 Re:Ethics? (551 comments)

I don't disagree with what you say, just one piece.

It is the Autism Spectrum, of which Asperger's Syndrome is one condition. The current DSM no longer has any of the sub catagories of Autism, it is now all just called Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Yes, I have Asperger's Syndrome (as diagnosed many years ago), but I don't use it as a crutch or excuse.

2 days ago
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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

Coren22 Re:I'm shocked. (191 comments)

Are you a troll? When is that link from? When did they add support? I have lost nothing, you still have not addressed anything about pre 2006, which I know is fact, and provided good backing with links to the information. You still persist in linking information from post 2006, once they stopped doing it.

And I will direct you to the relevant section of the article you link to:

Itunes 4.2 or later has built-in support

Which, if you read further down, only allows you to drag and drop files, it doesn't have true support for the players. In fact, the date they started supporting devices not made by Apple looks like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

June 28, 2005, with support of the Motorolla Rokr E1

Dragging files to an external hard drive (that happens to be a music player) is not support, that is not using the application.

So, as I have consistently said, the early devices would strip out the Real Audio files, which they were capable of playing. The early iTunes actively prevented usage of devices other than Apple products. Here is a story about them blocking access to the Palm Pre for a second time: http://www.wired.com/2009/10/p...

Also, the early iTunes bought music had DRM that prevented playing it on other devices, this was due to licensing requirements from the music publishers, and is addressed in the article above.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Coren22 Re:Media blackout (551 comments)

I think much of the pro side's issues are along the lines of this:

http://www.windowscentral.com/...

Ubisoft forced all the game journalists to not release their reviews of the game until 24 hours after the release of the game, and the game was horribly broken on launch. Holding back the reviews that say essentially "don't buy, horribly broken" is perversion of the review system for pure greed. This is one of the many examples that the people in GG are claiming, but as I know very little of the scandal, I don't know of any others.

There was also apparently harassment on both sides of the issue, from people claiming sexism in games (well yeah, games geared towards boys will likely have a damsel in distress of some kind), to people being harassed and called misogynistic because they happen to enjoy games.

There were also death/rape threats and a school shooting threat, which could be from GG people, but may have just been random trolls that have nothing to do with the conversation but love to stir the controversy.

2 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Coren22 Re:Media blackout (551 comments)

I understand the whole outrage, and agree that gaming journalism sucks, but I have to comment on this piece:

and disclamers showing up with "ad affiliate links" among other things?

So you are surprised that games manufacturers advertise on gaming journalism websites?

2 days ago
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Kepler Makes First Exoplanet Discovery After Mission Reboot

Coren22 Re:We suck as a people (28 comments)

I was more interested in how they were able to run with only two wheels, that is more interesting at this point.

It turns out (pun intended) that they use the solar radiation pressure as the third wheel.

3 days ago
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Ars Reviews Skype Translator

Coren22 Re:Subtitle Sunglasses (70 comments)

You could get Google Glass and make it do this. However that is a little more expensive than $500, which is a very unlikely number for the near future, as those magical nano-tech CPUs don't exactly exist (we don't have nano-tech yet...) and miniaturization gets expensive fast. Just use your cell phone, likely there is an app for it that will do what you need, though it is likely to require an internet connection to a SIRI type system to do the voice to text.

3 days ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

Coren22 Re:I don't see the big deal here. (182 comments)

According to this BBC article, the most recent (2013) test was claimed to have miniaturized the warhead to make it small enough to put on a missile, but prior to that, they were known to be large weapons:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-...

As I said, I read it somewhere that their weapons were large, but I am still unable to find the article I read.

3 days ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

Coren22 Re:I don't see the big deal here. (182 comments)

I would love to see the missile that could carry their Fat Boy style 5000lb or so nuclear weapons...though I guess they could drive a truck in with that...though it would be easy to stop...

3 days ago

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WBC Strikes again

Coren22 Coren22 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2344962
It looks like the Westboro Baptist Church is up to their usual antics. If they hate America so much, and think 9/11 was good, maybe they should go live somewhere else. Perhaps they could live in Antartica where they can't hurt anyone.

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