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Comet Dust Found In Antarctica

Dutchmaan Re:Just the beginning (17 comments)

Antarctic SEA ice is growing.. Antarctic LAND ice is decreasing.

If I had to venture a guess, land ice melting into the sea lowers the salt levels of the surrounding waters making a higher freezing temp and thus increased sea ice.

about two weeks ago
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

Dutchmaan That's just what we need... (117 comments)

...another level of disconnect between us and our violence.

about three weeks ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Dutchmaan Re:"Pretty serious stuff" like Jerry Lewis? (376 comments)

Have you ever thought that maybe they loved Jerry Lewis because all his characters were basically an "idiot American". Laughter is a response to something we identify with.

about a month ago
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Satellites Spot Hidden Villages In Amazon

Dutchmaan Re:Perspective. (84 comments)

Your absolutely correct. Technological advancement is no indication of enlightenment. Our world is the sum of our values.

about a month and a half ago
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Satellites Spot Hidden Villages In Amazon

Dutchmaan Perspective. (84 comments)

Imagine how we must look from their perspective. Like gods peering down on them from the heavens with magical devices that grant us powers. Can you imagine if we as a people encountered beings who were just as advanced from us as we are from those tribes. Hell even a mere 100 years of progress would seem miraculous to us to say nothing of eons. Imagine how we would look to someone from 1914.

about a month and a half ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Dutchmaan Re:News for Nerds? (764 comments)

Maybe if you accepted homosexuals instead of persecuting them, they wouldn't feel the need to be in the closet and pretend to be straight and *have children*... If they are not going away from an evolutionary standpoint you have only yourselves to blame.

about a month and a half ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Dutchmaan Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Sorry, didn't find the part where "cheese is pure profit, they get it almost free, subsidized by the government"... could you post some links with actual figures?

about 2 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Dutchmaan Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Chances are they will "forget" (you gotta remember, cheese is pure profit, they get it almost free, subsidized by the government), and you will get a cheeseburger anyway. Yeah, I would demand a refund.

Um, who is "they" getting free (government subsidized) cheese that is pure profit because I'm sure the owner of the business at which I work would very likely take exception to that...

about 2 months ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Dutchmaan Re:Navel gazing (652 comments)

..and in a conservative world, you do what the resource "owners" tell you.. and they're telling you to work a 70 hour work week for them just to survive.

about 2 months ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Dutchmaan Re:the camoflauge is bullshit too (481 comments)

Not so "low level" if you ask me.

No one did.

I'm sorry.. does getting spanked sting your delicate little behind?

about 2 months ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Dutchmaan Re:the camoflauge is bullshit too (481 comments)

How about the kind of camouflage of the mimic octopus where they literally take on the shapes of other animals... Not so "low level" if you ask me.

about 2 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Dutchmaan Re:Lost opportunity? I doubt it (554 comments)

Since when is having a light-weight OS a bad thing? Haven't people been harping on MS enough for having bloated OSes?

Sure, make allowances for multiple-core and multiple CPUs on the not-so-low end, but making the minimum requirement a single CPU was definitely smart on their end.

Having a light weight OS isn't a bad thing, but just as bloat is bad, so is keeping it small for the sake of keeping it small. If we're sacrificing a feature rich OS for no other reason than to support hardware from 10+ years ago, then something needs to change. Computers are dirt cheap these days, so there's very little excuse to not upgrade if it's so much of an issue for you that you're demanding MS design it's OS around your 10 year old computer.

about 3 months ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

Dutchmaan "Simple" solution (65 comments)

Create an artificial lake and build the structure floating on it. Use the water for cooling and for shock protection from earthquakes.

about 3 months ago
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How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

Dutchmaan Re:Simple. He's Immortal (107 comments)

There can be only Juan!!!!

about 3 months ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Dutchmaan Re:Oh good (907 comments)

If they employ these methods, their risk should reduce significantly, as well as repo costs, and therefore be reflected in nice big loan rate drops.

If they employ these methods, their risk should reduce significantly, as well as repo costs, and therefore be reflected in nice big pay increases for execs.

There fixed that for you.

about 3 months ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

Dutchmaan Re:I need definitions (499 comments)

That's a far cry from "belonging to"... Sounds like just another form of McCarthyism.

"Are you a member of, or know anyone who is a member of (insert domestic terrorist group)?!?!?!"

"Names please..."

about 3 months ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Dutchmaan Re:Space Era: Its Over! (211 comments)

of course I've heard of peak oil, but if you're going to post your tripe, at least do a decent job of informing people of what you're trying to say instead of a bunch of chicken little hornblowing.

about 4 months ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Dutchmaan Re:Space Era: Its Over! (211 comments)

Thank you for that very well documented argument. As soon as I'm done reading all the sources you posted, I'll get back to my morning coffee.

about 4 months ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Dutchmaan At long last... (94 comments)

<first post> depreciated

about 4 months ago

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