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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

DNS-and-BIND Re:I wish they'd focus more on things like MRSA (365 comments)

Nope, it was the CDC throwing the nurse under the bus. They didn't want to look incompetent, so they blamed the victim. Shocking and disgusting, but then again what do we in 2014 expect from our government? Competency?


32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

DNS-and-BIND Re:'Bout time (173 comments)

Ever wonder why you take such ridiculous pleasure in being right? Maybe it's because it's such a rare occurrence.

Let that sink in for a while.

2 days ago

New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

DNS-and-BIND Re:This happens every so often. (74 comments)

Yes, but everyone has heard of Donkey Kong. Nobody has ever heard of that obscure title you just mentioned.

4 days ago

Google Fiber To Launch In Austin, Texas In December

DNS-and-BIND Re:I live in the Northeast part of Austin... (88 comments)

Bicycling accomplishments are a better use of tax money than any road or sewer. It's important to show the rejection of cars and also publically show that a bicycle city can be done. If some hicks from the sticks don't get their police 'protection' then that's just tough shit.

5 days ago

How English Beat German As the Language of Science

DNS-and-BIND Re:Same old American Xenophobia (323 comments)

Isn't it odd that no matter how much progress America makes, the Left is always ready with a cutting criticism? Even considering that up until recently, new immigrants were expected to assimilate into the existing society, instead of having exceptions made for them?

Go ahead and try that bullshit anywhere else in the world. How welcoming is Egypt to new people? Nigeria? China? Thailand? Oh, but America somehow fails to live up to an imaginary ideal that NOBODY IN THE WORLD does, so that's wrong and we should hate Americans for that.

about a week ago

Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

DNS-and-BIND Re:Military response to climate change (228 comments)

Did anyone actually read what's going on? Or are we just posting idiotic knee-jerk responses based on what we wish were going on? Why is this stupidity and lie not at -1 Offtopic?

about a week ago

Federal Government Removes 7 Americans From No-Fly List

DNS-and-BIND Re:That whole list (124 comments)

Well, it was supposed to be used as a weapon against our enemies in time of war. Now that the threat is no longer around, the legislation needs to sunset and everything needs to go back to how it was.

Unfortunately, the federal government has a very bad record of giving up power once it's got it. It uses that power to gain more power, and so on. And we end up with a modern tyranny and scolding voices saying, "we're forcing you to do this for your own good".

about a week ago

Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

DNS-and-BIND Re:Not Just Ebola (279 comments)

You know, the US Constitution was written explicitly to prevent tyranny. When you start bumping up against its limits and grouching that you need more power, and this damned document won't let you, this means you're on the wrong side.

When the editorial pages of the New York Times express admiration for tyrants abroad and your fundraisers openly state that the executive needs more power (what, being the President of the United States isn't enough power, WTF) then you have a problem and you need to go through and re-think your entire worldview, starting from base principles. Either that, or We The People need to introduce you dictatorial fuckheads to hemp rope and cottonwood trees.

about a week ago

First Man To Walk In Space Reveals How Mission Nearly Ended In Disaster

DNS-and-BIND Re:The Russian space program was amazing (122 comments)

The SOVIETS, not the Russians. The Soviet Union conquered many different ethnic groups for their empire, and the Russians were only one of them.

I think a lot of people forget that Russia was just the first nation to fall to the Soviets. Just like Germany was the first nation to fall to the Nazis.

about two weeks ago

Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware

DNS-and-BIND Re:But if Democracy comes to China... (44 comments)

Stop inventing imaginary scenarios. You're talking out your ass and have no idea what you're saying. While you weren't paying attention, the days of cheap labor in China ceased several years ago. The buzz these days is all about Vietnam and Burma. I say again, STOP inventing points of view from imaginary people you aren't familiar with, just because it fits your narrative.

about two weeks ago

Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

DNS-and-BIND Re:If you dare... (216 comments)

That's a common reaction to hearing viewpoints with which you disagree. Where's the "Science, bitches!" crowd now? Remember, science is always right and if it tells us we need to radically restructure our society and change cherished modes of thinking, then that's just what has to happen and anyone who disagrees is a denialist.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

DNS-and-BIND Re:Nothing new (100 comments)

Fun fact: most Chinese people use Pinyin input. Handwriting is used...but not usually. It's slower, while Pinyin is just faster. Or so I've been told when I've asked why people don't use handwriting input when they're clearly capable of it.

about two weeks ago

China Bans "Human Flesh Searching"

DNS-and-BIND Re: s/Fresh/Flesh/ (109 comments)

Bullshit! It is Japanese people who have trouble with the R/L sounds. Chinese can pronounce R just fine, while L might be a bit off but still understandable and definitely never confused for R.

Chinese can't pronounce TH, V, and short I because those sounds don't exist in their language.

about two weeks ago

How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

DNS-and-BIND Re:Research (165 comments)

Not true. Recently while clicking around I found myself watching a BBC report from 1982 about the Falklands War. Being the BBC, and considering the topic, I naturally expected their famous bias to show itself shortly. It didn't! The report was three minutes of facts. No bias, no narrative, no attempt to tie the report into an over-arching theme to influence society in a direction that BBC overlords considered "positive". Just the facts. I was stunned. So yes, things were better before.

about two weeks ago

NSA To Scientists: We Won't Tell You What We've Told You; That's Classified

DNS-and-BIND Re:Screw "American's Faith" (106 comments)

A lot of Americans have this crazy idea that their government should serve them, not a bunch of angry foreigners who, honestly, will never be satisfied. There are always new grievances. Reflexively hating anything the Americans do is a way of life for a lot of people.

about two weeks ago

Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

DNS-and-BIND Re:Congress is the issue (425 comments)

Wow, leftists really can't accept that Obama is just a horrible president, eh? Everything's got to be blamed on someone else. I suppose that makes sense, as the alternative - that you were lied to and Obama really is as bad as everyone says - is too horrifying to contemplate.

about two weeks ago

One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

DNS-and-BIND Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

Socialism is evil, though. It's responsible for more deaths than Nazism, and look how that ideology is viewed today.

about two weeks ago

US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

DNS-and-BIND Re:Or... Check this radical idea... (142 comments)

Because 12 inches of armor doesn't help at all against modern 'ship-killer' missiles? Hell, plenty of those gigantic battleships were sunk in WWII by ordinary torpedoes of the era.

about two weeks ago

NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi

DNS-and-BIND Re:Welcome my friends (139 comments)

It is always bizarre to see pro-government leftists celebrate their culture in public. Especially considering they were solidly anti-government until January 20, 2009. But no, government is good now. We have always been allied with Eurasia.

about two weeks ago

Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

DNS-and-BIND Re:Creative types don't need college... (389 comments)

And yet it is that few percent that makes all the difference. Why do people consistently want to shit on people who don't follow the traditional mold? This is where free-thinkers come from, people who shake up the system. You start doing this 'statistically speaking' bullshit instead of treating people as individuals and you just slew all the black swans that will ever come.

about two weeks ago



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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