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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

DexterIsADog Re:Typical Government Hypocracy (241 comments)

Really? Operational security is a concern for you on a daily basis? Foreign states might try to coerce, corrupt, or disappear you?

Forget about foreign states, U.S. citizens are much more likely to suffer any of those from their own government.

2 days ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

DexterIsADog Re:What's so hard about using the time-honored (241 comments)

Okay, sure, a normal American person. That is to say, mildly retarded and mistaken about 80% of the things you "know" are true.

2 days ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

DexterIsADog Re:What's so hard about using the time-honored (241 comments)

There is nothing more annoying than: 2) People who can't pronounce my name

Really? It's mindwhip - you say it like it's spelled!

Just like Wojohowitz.

2 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

DexterIsADog Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

Right, land war in the middle east. What could go wrong?

It may be that they could provoke an invasion, but which side do you think will suffer most? The side that deliberately kills civilians, or the side that accidentally kills civilians, and pretends to care about it?

Never mind, I answered my own question. It's the civilians, always the civilians. These assholes, they'll just melt away and do it again.

2 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

DexterIsADog Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

I think you vastly underestimate the moral revulsion of the western nations to use nuclear weapons on civilians (again). The threat would have to include an organized government (perhaps in the control of a group like ISIS) which has nukes of their own, and a likelihood that they will use them. Even then, the western nations would only use tactical nukes on weapon sites.

Despite how it appears to many (including you), the past hundred years has seen a huge reduction in human violence. I still believe that the next country to use nuclear weapons on civilians is likely to make the civilized nations decide, "we don't think you should be a country any more". Also, people are still basically decent.

3 days ago
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Expedition 42 ISS Crew Embraces Douglas Adams

DexterIsADog Re:The film sucked; the miniseries before it was g (39 comments)

Well... sure, the original radio series was fine, but I once met Adams before the it aired, and he described it to me.

That was really the best version, in my opinion.

4 days ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

You're really reaching there, at about the level of, "oh look, the astrology column really came through for me today!"

I have plenty of contempt for Romney, but he's no Scudder. And calling "many people" fanatics for voting for Obama is just way off the mark. If you know political history in this country, you'd have to honestly say that Obama supporters are no more "fanatical" than average.

5 days ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

I was talking about selling books. :) My use of the term "disservice" has nothing to do with critical comparison.

I'm aware of that. I was making a different point about why it would be inappropriate to compare her to Asimov and Heinlein. Sales often don't equal quality - unless you're Stephen Colbert. :-)

5 days ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:His Dark Materials? (404 comments)

Pfah! What strawman? It's you who are grasping at straws. Nice troll.

5 days ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:anarchists cookbook? (404 comments)

No. The anarchists cookbook was written by a hippie. Hence there is more disinformation then information between its covers.

Following it like a cookbook will get you killed. Not that I've got a problem with that. See Also: The Weather Underground.

Thank you, that made me laugh out loud! I hadn't thought of the Weather Underground blowing themselves up in Greenwich Village in decades.

Two thumbs way up for idiots who remove themselves from the world.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:His Dark Materials? (404 comments)

I read the Chronicles of Narnia as a kid. Liked it then, like it now. Even watched the (somewhat tedious) movies.

I am an atheist. I find the troll label accurate, and just another expression of the poor downtrodden christians who are always claiming there's a war on this or that part of their rituals.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

Revolt in 2100 is an excellent read. But we're not even close, nor heading in the direction of that theocracy.

Can you cite one major similarity between the current state of the U.S. and that novel? Where's our Nehemiah Scudder? Do you even see him in one of the potential candidates?

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

Even taking the "classics" approach, listing her alongside genre greats like Asimov and Heinlein would also be a disservice to her sales.

I've read Atwood, and she's okay, but I also believe listing her with Asimov and Heinlein would be a disservice... to them. And that's not just because I knew Asimov. :-)

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DexterIsADog Re:Can't help plugging Atwood (404 comments)

Umm... gotta say, I think using "space opera" as a pejorative is a mistake. There's poor space opera, and there's sublime space opera. "Wrath of Khan" is way up on the sublime end of the scale.

And of course, the Robot Chicken opera version of the movie is also excellent; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

about a week ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

DexterIsADog Re:OK (268 comments)

.22? Can you not afford a real gun?

It's important that the round not exit the skull, but instead ricochets around to turn the brain into mush.

It's just being considerate to the neighbors.

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

DexterIsADog Re:illogical captain (937 comments)

You literally don't know what you're talking about. You showed explicitly that you don't even understand the arguments. You cannot participate in this discussion.

Goodbye and good luck, ShortbusGuy. You're going to need it! :-)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

DexterIsADog Re:Smells like a troll! (504 comments)

You're an asshole, because you STILL didn't do the 20 second Google search.

What a fucking retard you are, it's really sad.

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

DexterIsADog Re:illogical captain (937 comments)

You don't have the capacity for this discussion, you've made that clear. None of your points are coherent. You are clueless about Russell, and you actually said that, "Saying that because I'm agnostic I have to believe a tea pot is floating around mars is childish." and "Logically, that makes Agnosticism a nobler pursuit."

Go find someone who does understand philosophy and logic, and ask them to explain Russell's teapot argument. I'm literally embarrassed for you, because you made it clear you're just playing with words you don't understand.

Here, I'll throw you a bone, this is at the level that matches your abilities. Last night, Stephen Colbert said, "Agnostics are just atheists without balls."

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

DexterIsADog Re:Smells like a troll! (504 comments)

And you STILL didn't take the 20 seconds to look it up.

I'm not going to spoon feed it to you, you big baby.

I've seen it, I know it exists. You're just too lazy to look at it, yet you have the time to keep nattering away at me. Oh, and given how you represent yourself, I'm not too surprised you know the acronym Girl Friend Experience. What a maroon!

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

DexterIsADog Re:Smells like a troll! (504 comments)

GFE - Google Fucking Exists.

It's a 20 second search. If you're intelligent enough to press the keys.

As I said, I'm not going to cure your ignorance.

about two weeks ago

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