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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

DNS-and-BIND Re:Wouldn't edibles have the same effect (207 comments)

Tobacco mixed in is definitely a European thing. So much so, that they can't imagine smoking a "pure" joint. It's a real bummer to have someone hand you a jay, and cough your lungs out because some jerkwad mixed in half a Marlboro. I got started smoking cigarettes that way. Thanks, jerks.

2 days ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

DNS-and-BIND Re: But is it reaslistic? (360 comments)

This is nothing but cultural imperialism - imposing our own, "correct" values at gunpoint and forcing the native peoples to accept it or die.

P.S. "Islamist" is a right-wing term used only by Islamophobes.

2 days ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

DNS-and-BIND Re: But is it reaslistic? (360 comments)

Where are you going to get the rats and fleas to spread Y.pestis?

3 days ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

DNS-and-BIND Re:global suicide (360 comments)

Idealists, whether they be Islamic or leftist, want to see their version of the world come to pass. If it doesn't, or if we're too stupid and reject them, then the world should come to an end because it's too corrupt and doesn't deserve to live.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

DNS-and-BIND Re:Star Control 2 (377 comments)

Burvixese

The Burvixese race evolved on the planet Arcturus 1, progressing from turtle-like swamp dwellers to a benevolent, highly technological society in just over fifteen million Earth years. Although the Burvixese had the wherewithal to build crude interplanetary vessels, they preferred to remain on the comfortable damp surface of their world and explore the galaxy through HyperWave communication. Using this method, the Burvixese made contact with several neighboring alien cultures, including the Utwig, the Gg, and unfortunately, the Druuge, whom the Burvixese would have been much better off never finding. For many decades, the Burvixese exchanged information with these races, trading technological, historical and philosophical facts and theories, until the fateful year 2142. It was then that the Gg announced that they had come under attack by a unknown alien race, who appeared to want nothing less than their complete annihilation. The Gg surmised that the hostile race, the Kohr-Ah, had located them using the Gg's HyperWave transmissions. Knowing that they had little chance of survival, the Gg warned the Burvixese that, unless they restricted their own transmissions, they too might face a gruesome fate.

Being a charitable race, before the Burvixese turned off their HyperWave transmitters, they shared the Gg's warning with the Druuge. But it was too late. The Druuge's powerful advertising beacons had already attracted the attention of the murderous Kohr-Ah, who, having finished with the Gg, began moving in the general direction of the Persei constellation, home of the Druuge. Realizing their peril, the Druuge took immediate action. They ceased all transmissions and sent a task force of their fastest ships to the moon of the Burvixese world. Once there, the task force assembled a huge HyperWave broadcaster on the moon's surface. When it was complete, the Druuge activated the unit which began emitting powerful HyperWave signals, focused directly toward the oncoming Kohr-Ah fleet. The Druuge hoped that the hostile aliens would change course toward the Burvixese planet and fail to find their own worlds. Unfortunately, this ruse was all too effective: the Kohr-Ah changed course, attacked the poor Burvixese and, sadly, destroyed them all in three days of orbital bombardment.

-- Star Control 2 Resource Guide

4 days ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

DNS-and-BIND How times change (391 comments)

"While Dan Rather attempts to rationalize the network's heartless decision to air this despicable 'terrorist propaganda video,' it is beyond our comprehension that any mother, wife, father or sister should have to relive this horrific tragedy and watch their loved one being repeatedly terrorized," the family said.

"Terrorists have made this video confident that the American media would broadcast it and thereby serve their exact purpose. By showing this video, CBS or any other broadcaster willing to show it proves that they fall without shame into the terrorists' plan."
-- Mariane Pearl, May 15, 2002

about two weeks ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

DNS-and-BIND Re:Puritanism (233 comments)

Yeah, because those countries that idolize sloth and indolence do SO WELL in the world.

Average Americans are wedded to a culture of indolence (rest in preference to work), not leisure, which values rest after work. This is why they live in such squalid conditions. To do otherwise would be to privilege work, which would be contrary to their ideological predilections. It is also why they have such an irresponsibly large number of children, whom they mercilessly exploit by requiring them to care for them as they age. Then, when the children mature and have children of their own, they themselves obtain the opportunity to exploit their own offspring and achieve indolence. Average Americans also have no incentive to save or improve because they know the government will step in to stop it.

about two weeks ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

DNS-and-BIND Re:Not flat. (233 comments)

Yes, let's totally ignore the corrupt nature of labor unions and the culture that leads them, even today, to destroy the very industries that spawned them. Not a word about it...well done! A++ would pay for this comment again. Because paid commenters really do inhabit sites like Slashdot.

about two weeks ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

DNS-and-BIND Re:The Real question then is... (233 comments)

Yes! Things will be so much better when the world equalizes. We will all have a standard of living that a Pakistani bricklayer recognizes as good. What a golden future we have to anticipate. Forward!

about two weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

DNS-and-BIND Re:Sigh (742 comments)

Being gay means you must be on the left. Ask any homosexual if you doubt.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

DNS-and-BIND Re:East end subway (131 comments)

Funny how it's OK if you ridicule them online, but you're too chicken to do it to their face.

when in truth a sheetrock wall has more common sense than that person does.

I think you and the wall have something in common, but it's doubtful you'll ever see it. It's not surprising you're anti-intellectual. Educated people are frequently more informed than you and it gets under your skin, doesn't it? This is your way of getting back at them. Fuck you, and fuck your anti-intellectual friends. Go back to your friend Sarah Palin, retard.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

DNS-and-BIND Re:East end subway (131 comments)

There is a difference between 'satire' and 'outright lies'. Ridiculing people because they're not the same as you is despicable. Oh, but it's so important to have fun at the expense of others, because if everyone got it, then there would be no fun.

about two weeks ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

DNS-and-BIND Re:Real people just don't like dealing with Hipste (371 comments)

"all of these cultural rituals are a waste of time "

Get a clue, humans have culture. If you don't follow their cultural norms, no matter who they are, they're not going to accept you. It is already amazing how tolerant Westerners are in 2014, and apparently that's just not good enough. Just imagine showing up to some hipster gathering in a suit and tie and watch yourself be ostracized in the exact same way.

about two weeks ago
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Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene

DNS-and-BIND Re:/Oblg. Hemp for Victory ! (178 comments)

It never fails to amaze me how small minds cannot make the distinction between industrial hemp fiber and marijuana that is smoked for recreational purposes. They're two different things, but thanks for trotting out that old hoary video for the ten millionth time.

about three weeks ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

DNS-and-BIND Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

Scientific users are such a tiny proportion of Mac users as to be insignificant. They are dwarfed by the number of users who do indeed view Macs as a fashion accessory. Style over function is a big deal to these people.

about a month ago
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Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents, Played.to, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak

DNS-and-BIND Re:Yes! Copyright terrorism must be stopped! (207 comments)

You do know that you just invented that crap about a drone strike? And then used your fabrication to say "WE R IN POLIZZZ STAT! WHARRRRGARBL". What's scary is people like you really believe this.

about a month ago
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Psychology's Replication Battle

DNS-and-BIND Re:Who writes this crap (172 comments)

Yes, but it is still useful to achieve positive outcomes. There are a lot of people in society with mistaken ideas and if science like this can be used to push their repugnant ideas out of the mainstream then all the better. We all need to support these scientists and not take such a narrow view.

about a month 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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