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The Problem With Positive Thinking

Falconhell Re: As has been posted before (157 comments)

You know the kind of people who work in visual effects would be just as happy with crayons as a mac. Grammar is irrelevant to them, their job is to remove useful information and replace it with a flashy but irrelevant diagram.

3 days ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Falconhell Re:2 categories of dumbass (217 comments)

Way to swallow the Murdoch bullshit and regurgitate it.

about a month ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Falconhell Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (460 comments)

I feel safer with Iran having nukes than the US, you guys just love killing, it's your national pastime, as evidenced by the vast number of shootings.

about 1 month ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Falconhell Re:Fox News? (460 comments)

Degraded, useless weapons give me a break, there were effectively no WMD. The cognitive dissonance in your post is blatant.

about 1 month ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Falconhell Re: Probable cause (223 comments)

Someone has a few issues I think, probably a very small dick to produce a lying rant like this

about 4 months ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

Falconhell Re: Seriously? (203 comments)

Of course you have- you're a US citizen. Here in .au I have never seen that happen, and I worked nights in the nightclub districts for 30 years, in fact only recently 2 police were disciplined for overly rough treatment of homeless people in my home town. It's so rare that any video of police violence would make the major TV news channels.

I'm frequently astonished by the violence used by police in traffic situations in US reality TV shows about cops- I have lived in both the UK and Australia and the only conclusion it is the national love of violence the US population has (see gun laws, Iraq etc etc etc) that results in such poor policing.

about 4 months ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

Falconhell Land of the free (371 comments)

State sanctioned murder without trial is a sign of a society in decline, the US is one of the the few powers to go from rise to decline without an intervening period of civilisation.

about 4 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

Falconhell Re:Stupid gimmick, and I even don't care about gun (1374 comments)

Yeh, its nice to live in a country where guns are well controlled. It seems we don't have as many men with tiny dicks as the US does. The gun nuts roll out the same tired discredited arguments when all of the evidence clearly shows other countries such as ours laws work well, cognitive dissonance at its finest.

about 6 months ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Falconhell Re:Climate Engineering (343 comments)

you sir are an idiot of the highest order. We are already undertaking an extraordinary amount of geoengineeering in spewing huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. How is compensating for that by removing some CO2 in any way risky. Such stupidity of course could only come from an idiot.

about 6 months ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Falconhell Re:Maybe if Clinton... (343 comments)

Funny how pro nuke people seem to believe every word scientists say on the safety of reactors, when those scientists have vested interests, often directly profiting from the nuclear industry, but will with utter seriousness say climate scientists are corrupt and not to be trusted due to their supposed benefit from grants. Cognitive dissonance at its finest.

about 6 months ago
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N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Falconhell Re:first (325 comments)

Yes it is thoroughly justifiable, when Israeli attacks regularly, and inflicts collective punishment. The scum who support Israels war crimes are utterly deluded, when Israel kills at least 10x the number of Palestinians regularly.

about 8 months ago
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Solar Lull Could Cause Colder Winters In Europe

Falconhell Re:global cooling (320 comments)

The great irony is those that deny AGW and push nuclear frequently accuse Climate scientists of lying and being corrupt, but somehow think the nuclear scientist who say its safe are pure as driven snow, its cognitive dissonance at its finest. Hoisted by their own petard, lol!

about 9 months ago
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GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models

Falconhell Re:Warranty Shouldn't Matter (359 comments)

Today actually, I have several Dell and HP laptops still going well after 10 years.

about 9 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Falconhell Re:Skynet (514 comments)

Ahem, you've heard of the Nuremberg trials right?

about 9 months ago
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India Frees Itself of Polio

Falconhell Re:Good on them! (309 comments)

Welll played Sir.

about 10 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

Falconhell Re:Math, do it. (1043 comments)

If the US had a liveable minimum wage it would help. In Australia the minimum is around $20 us an hour. That none of you see the stupidity of expecting people to work to earn less than they need to survive is typical of the I've got mine stuff you nature of Americans, or to put it simply selfish bastards.

about 10 months ago
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Experiments Reveal That Deformed Rubber Sheet Is Not Like Spacetime

Falconhell Big bang analogy. (264 comments)

FORD:
Alright imagine this: you get a large round bath made of ebony.

ARTHUR:
Where from? Harrod’s was destroyed by the Vogons.

FORD:
Well it doesn’t matter -

ARTHUR:
So you keep saying!

FORD:
No, No listen. Just imagine that you’ve got this ebony bath, right? And it’s conical.

ARTHUR:
Conical? What kind of bath is -

FORD:
No, no, shh, shhh, it’s, it’s, it’s conical okay? So what you do, you fill it with fine white sand right? Or sugar, or anything like that. And when it’s full, you pull the plug out and it all just twirls down out of the plug hole but the thing is

ARTHUR:
Why?

FORD:
No, the clever thing is that you film it happening. You get a movie camera from somewhere and actually film it. But then you thread the film in the projector backwards.

ARTHUR:
Backwards?

FORD:
Yeah, neat you see. So what happens is you sit and you watch it and then everything appears to swirl upwards, out of the plug hole and fill the bath amazing.

ARTHUR:
And that’s how the universe began?

FORD:
No. But it’s a marvellous way to relax.

about 10 months ago
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Australian Team Working On Engines Without Piston Rings

Falconhell Re:Okay...nice and all... (368 comments)

Yeh the model engines use aluminium/brass/chrome combination of piston and liner.

about 10 months ago

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shit for brains mod bomber

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Mod bomber and his sock puppet accounts still at it, of course only posts as AC gutless fucking american moron. Still get mod point so I can mod down violent deluded american fuckers often. :)

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Poor old mod bomber

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  about 2 years ago

Just cant get me out of excellent karma no matter how hard he tries. What a pathetic little micro dick you are-go right ahead and waste more mod points, I really couldnt give a flying fuck about!

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Piss weka stalking mods.

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  about 2 years ago

Well it appears I have some pathetic moron running around modding down everything I post. Whoever you are you will never make a ding in my mountain of karma so why not stop abusing the mod system and get a fucking life you piece of shit.

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Ac trolls

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  more than 4 years ago

An AC most amusingly tried to troll me today.

It was the most piss weak effort you can imagine. (see posting history)

His big thing is adding douche to someones name!

He was repeatedly posting copy pasta garbage due to his feud with another poster, clone something or other (Neither of them posted anything much worth reading, but at least clone was logged in)

Pretty regulation stuff when I responded, went around to my posting history and tried to piss me off with silly abusive posts.

Ironically, I work in Primary Schools so I am used to pre pubescent children mouthing off, water off a ducks back!

At least I got a few laughs, there is nothing like a poor attempt at trolling for a few laughs.

I wonder though why anyone would bother though, too much time on their hands perhaps?

It is a pity we have to waste mod points on such people but I guess that is part of what they are for. I prefer to mod up if possible

but don't mind modding idiots like this away into the hidden zone.

It did however provide some amusement on a rainy Adelaide day!

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The Powerbook of the dark side

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Beware the PowerBook of dark side.

Yes, I am typing this on an Aluminium G4 PowerBook.

It was given to me a couple of weeks ago, without power supply and hard drive. I didn't think I would ever bother fixing it. But yesterday I was bored and picked it up.

I had a older G4 400mhz PowerBook in my junk(Thought it was stuffed but turned out the powers supply cable was broken internally, so I swapped the (10 gig) drive, fixed the power supply cable and fired it up.
To my delight it is a 1.5ghz power PC with 1gig RAM.

Now I have always had a somewhat jaundiced view of macs,
but this thing is damn seductive-despite my past statements, this thing feels really nice. Well built,
reasonable performance(Apart from regular crashes of Firefox). DVD super drive etc.

So it seems I just joined the elitist minority!

The most convincing thing is that I can type without making a huge number of typo's, it seems to ease the dislexia that normally drives me nuts. The thing has such a nice keyboard!

There is of course a downside, the lack of a right mouse button, why the hell don't they have them?

Scrolling from the side of the touch pad is not available either, which is a great pity as it would make this a killer machine from an operational point of view.

Now I am in a quandry. Sitting next to me is my Dell Precision M70, a really fast centrino based machine.
Just next to that is an Latitude X300 ultraportable.
I could sell them and just use the mac, but what would my friends say? Especially those who are mac users who are sure to stick it right up me if I turn up with a mac.(Cause I have been so caustic about mac in the past.

Damn these smooth seductive curves, and the alloy finish, I have been seduced by the Powerbook of the dark side!

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Karma

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  about 6 years ago

I read Slashdot for a long time before creating an account.

Then I got my first account into bad karma after 6 months. So I started all over and tried to be a little more objective and moderate-not much more though..

And today, blow me down with t a feather, I have got excellent karma.

Unbelieveable.

Makes me wonder if being more moderate in general might be a good idea......Nah. (-:

FalcH

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mod points

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Holy cow- I got mod points for the first time ever!

Now all I have to do is not annoy the US gun nuts and the mactards from this account, and I could get them again.

Best thing I ever did having 2 user accounts!

Now time for some modding-ahh sweet revenge. mwuhahahah

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Karma

Falconhell Falconhell writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I dont believe it- Despite the best efforts of the mactards and gun nuts I have staggered back up to neutral karma!

Not that I give a flying fuck ya know, but I was genuinely surprised.

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