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UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

DNS-and-BIND Re:Expect many years before approved in USA (61 comments)

...and if the FDA approved things quickly, you'd say they were just trying to make more profits for the evil medical companies, after unproven remedies killed people. I don't see any way of viewing the situation positively, it's lose-lose.

3 hours ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

DNS-and-BIND Wrong way to end (82 comments)

Ugh, I always hated those stories in which the Axis powers invade America. They never had any plans to do so. Germany wanted a continental empire going East until the Ural mountains. Japan wanted a resource area for itself, and never really figured out where its final objective was (Australia? India? Hawaii?) before the disaster at Midway happened and all plans went on hold. Italy...Mare Nostrum. They just wanted to dominate the Mediterranean.

None of them had any plans involving the U.S. homeland. Hitler foresaw war with the Americans, but not until the 1980s. The Axis powers meeting at the Mississippi River had zero basis in any kind of historical events.

3 hours ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

DNS-and-BIND Re:Uneducated, lazy consumers (223 comments)

Yes, this sort of hatred is exactly why we need to switch to tyranny, right away. We'll put society's highest IQs in charge and they'll rule us, and have the power to do what the smart thing is. What could possibly go wrong?

4 hours ago
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OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

DNS-and-BIND Re:Marketing (143 comments)

There are three professions where being untruthful is the key to success: Lawyers, salespeople, and marketing. All three are hired to portray their client in the most favorable light possible, and the very best ones lie through their teeth. The worst of these three are the marketers because they have legions of psychologists and scientists trying to figure out the best way to lie to people.

yesterday
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

DNS-and-BIND Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (153 comments)

There is a perception among open source advocates that if open source software saves you money, you now owe some of that money to them. If you don't pay, you get called a freeloader. This agrees with the "from each according to his abilities" part of Marx's famous saying.

yesterday
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

DNS-and-BIND Re:We need different divisions (174 comments)

Oh, gimme a freakin' break. Appendectomy, really? Polio victims are crippled and won't pass the qualifying rounds. Or did you just come up with ridiculous examples for some unclear end?

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

DNS-and-BIND Re:I want to see the best (174 comments)

When there's money in it, people will cheat. That's what causes all the drug problems.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

DNS-and-BIND We need different divisions (174 comments)

Just like car racing, we need different divisions for athletics. One for stock, unmodified humans like us. No drugs, etc. And the "top fuel" division for prosthetics, hormones, steroids, etc. My interest in several sports (bicycling, weightlifting) has already died because of rampant drug abuse. Heck, if you don't do drugs then you won't even qualify for televised events. It's sort of like F1 racing, it's not really a competition between humans, it's a competition between scientists.

Ever since the Olympics went professional, it's been boring. Of course, once these two divisions have been established, the athletes will still cheat in the stock division. Because there's money involved. Even the Korean Starcraft players cheat for the same reason.

2 days ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

DNS-and-BIND Re:Advertised on YouTube? (95 comments)

People who run adblock aren't going to click on the ads anyway. I'm sure it makes them better to get all self-righteous about it, though.

2 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

DNS-and-BIND Re:Weird premise (275 comments)

Run defrag. Done. Even idiots knew to do this back in the XP days. Still doesn't answer the question.

2 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

DNS-and-BIND Weird premise (275 comments)

The article says, "phones feel slower over time as they hold more software". How does this follow? How does the phone get "slower" just because more software is installed? This sounds an awful lot like the cargo cult thinking of "well the hard drive is full so we have to buy a new computer because this one is slow."

I know some software will start agents on boot, but they just sit in the background and do little. top reveals very little CPU time and memory consumed by these.

2 days ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

DNS-and-BIND Re:As soon as greenpeace touches it (285 comments)

Funny how this only applies to far-left organizations and not to mainstream conservatives. Hypocrisy.

2 days ago
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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

DNS-and-BIND Wrong audience (31 comments)

Poetry isn't for left-brained types. It is the province of free-thinkers, of artists, it's not really intended for anyone else. The low number of comments on this article is evidence enough nobody cares.

"Poetry is nobody's business except the poet's," wrote Philip Larkin, "and everybody else can fuck off."

4 days ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

DNS-and-BIND Re:whats wrong with glasses? (539 comments)

It's outdated. Newer is better, with the surgery you don't need glasses any more. You wouldn't understand, old fogey. The only reason to wear glasses is uncorrectable vision or fashion, in which case the glasses are worn without lenses. Only oldies don't update to the newest styles.

4 days ago
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Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

DNS-and-BIND Re:First question (102 comments)

Seeing as the Communist Party was dedicated to the overthrow of the U.S. Government...what would you do?

It's not a witch-hunt if there really were Communists in the State Department. Hint: there were.

5 days ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

DNS-and-BIND Re:So, America *needs* traitors? (190 comments)

PLEASE NOW ADMIT THAT AMERICA IS A FASCIST POLICE STATE

You racist fucktards will do anything to shit on Obama, won't you? He can't do anything right, and you'll find any excuse to oppose him. Fascist police state, yeah right. You just have these fantasies of revolution and restoring the white race to its rightful place at the top of society. FUCK YOU. Fuck the horse you rode in on. Fuck your ridiculous "fascist police state" bullshit. Racist asshole. Why hasn't your post been deleted by moderators?

5 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

DNS-and-BIND Re:let me correct that for you. (612 comments)

Yes, but what CAUSED this to happen? East Germany was a model socialist state, "scarcity threatening day to day living" is a capitalist problem. Let's dig a bit deeper, shall we? We might not like what we find, though.

about a week ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

DNS-and-BIND Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

Really? Let's consult Hamas' founding document and see what it says. Remember, this is where Hamas writes out why it exists in the first place. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but it's kind of a slog so I've taken a few good parts out:

Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.

Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims.

Leaving the circle of conflict with Israel is a major act of treason and it will bring curse on its perpetrators.

The Slogan of the Hamas
Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur'an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.

So, we can see that Hamas is just following what it was organized to do. It's not difficult to understand.

about a week ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

DNS-and-BIND Re:let me correct that for you. (612 comments)

Well if that isn't a lovely self-serving rationalization. Any communist who would do anything like that is no true Scotsman, because a true communist would never do anything like that! Therefore Marxism is still a good idea and we should try it again and again until it works.

about a week ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

DNS-and-BIND Re:Breaking news (612 comments)

Communism causes Stasi. It can hardly co-exist with other political ideologies! It seeks to eradicate them and institute a one-party state. One can hardly do something like this when right-wingers are allowed free speech right alongside the good people. Thus, the state needs to defend itself - for everyone's own good, of course.

"You are dictatorial." My dear sirs, you are right, that is just what we are. All the experience the Chinese people have accumulated through several decades teaches us to enforce the people's democratic dictatorship, that is, to deprive the reactionaries of the right to speak and let the people alone have that right.
-- Mao Zedong

They are strange creatures, these Bolsheviks. They talk of freedom and the reconciliation of the peoples of the world, of peace and unity, and withal they are said to be the most cruel tyrants history has ever known. They are simply exterminating the bourgeoisie, and their arguments are machine-guns and the gallows. My talk to-day with Joffe has shown me that these people are not honest, and in falsity surpass all that cunning diplomacy has been accused of, for to oppress decent citizens in this fashion and then talk at the same time of the universal blessing of freedom - it is sheer lying.
-- Count Ottokar Czernin, Former Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, "In the World War" (1920)

"In comparison to conditions imposed by U.S. tyranny and violence, East Europe under Russian rule was practically a paradise."
-- Noam Chomsky

about a week ago

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Science checks again: still no aetheric wind detec

DNS-and-BIND DNS-and-BIND writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DNS-and-BIND (461968) writes "In a repeat of the Michelson-Morley experiment of the 19th century, scientists have repeated the experiment and reproduced the results using modern Cryogenic Optical Resonators. The result? The aetheric wind still hasn't been detected, putting the luminiferous aether theory to rest once and for all."
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