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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

Golddess Re:+2.... Flamebait? (137 comments)

As I understand it, Overrated/Underrated give no specific label. So someone who starts at 0, with one Troll mod and 6 Underrated mods, would appear as +5 Troll.

2 days ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

Golddess Re:Better leave now (239 comments)

That is assuming that the second/third wave colonists are even capable of stopping along the way to pick up the first wave. And that they are capable of pinpointing the first wave's exact location.

5 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Golddess Re:not trolling, really. well, maybe a little.. (355 comments)

You could always pull out the Knife of Exact Zero and make some cuts to the piece.

By the way, what's a wedge shaped wing ramp?

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Golddess Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1608 comments)

Do you think there are ANY weapons which should be restricted in terms of private ownership?

Under the current laws, yes. Because if you allow an exception for one amendment without going through the proper procedure to change the constitution, you have just created a loophole that can be used to circumvent any amendment.

I see the need for SOME limits.

I see the need for some limits too. I just don't see the need to circumvent the constitution to implement those limits. If it is dangerous enough, surely there will be enough support in the various government bodies to follow the proper procedures that are in place for amending the constitution.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Golddess Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1608 comments)

beheaderaswp wants a firearm to get from Point A to Point B, in the event that Point A becomes dangerous. It seems reasonable to assume that, once at Point B, they would want to keep their firearm in case they need to move on to Point C for the same reason they left Point A.

about a week ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Golddess Re:Good? (510 comments)

I'd like to see paraplegic culture go away, blind culture, Amputee culture, and furries culture.

Erm, what? Are you saying that being a furry is a debilitating condition that we need to work on "correcting"?

about two weeks ago
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How Did Bill Nye Become the Science Guy?

Golddess Re:His debate (220 comments)

If God did indeed make the universe, then the universe itself is the ultimate testament to truth (whatever that is) - not a book - for the universe alone was authored by the hand of God. To deny it is to call God a liar.

Isn't that basically what some groups do? Specifically, I'm thinking about the groups that claim their god put fossils in the earth to trick us, but I'm sure there are others.

about a month ago
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Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

Golddess Re:ZOMG a bad thing didn't happen! (202 comments)

No, he's still right. Wouldn't you have liked to know that such a thing was possible before you attempted it? ;)

about a month ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

Golddess Re:Please.... (321 comments)

Absolutely no fighting over sharing.

Instead, you get fighting over little Timmy spending more than his fair share of the funds attached to the account. Or are you able to tie one account to multiple devices, while each device has its own wallet?

about a month ago
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Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

Golddess Re:Cellular is the business model (424 comments)

"a la carte" in terms of cable subscriptions means paying for only the 3 channels you actually watch, instead of being required to subscribe to a package of 200 channels to get those three channels. I don't know that that is really comparable to a per-minute rate on a cellphone.

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Golddess Re:Theft from an Unprotected Site is Still Theft (248 comments)

If you misconfigure your wireless access point and leave it open, does that mean that it should be legal for anybody to connect to your network and download all the files from your NAS without penalty? Including *those* pictures of you and ____ doing _____ to _____, and your tax returns from the past 5 years?

Yes. You wouldn't blame the recipients if, instead of a misconfigured wireless access point, it was your crazy ex who still had a key who was giving out free copies of those documents, would you?

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Golddess Re:Reasonable (248 comments)

And if someone instead let me in, let me look around, take pictures, and it later turns out that person was your crazy ex who still had a working key to your house?

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Golddess Re:Hacker??!! (248 comments)

In particular, if the door is unlocked, that doesn't mean you can walk into the building and take photocopies of everything you find there, then publish the documents.

This isn't an unlocked, unsupervised door to a building, this is your crazy ex who still has a valid key holding a garage sale while you are out of town. The people perusing the contents of your home looking for items to take/buy didn't know the crazy ex did not have the right to let them in.

about 2 months ago
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How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

Golddess Re:Go for it (240 comments)

If you are a daily commuter, wouldn't you have a monthly pass? Or does BART not do those types of things?

about 2 months ago
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Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating

Golddess Re:At Least ... (313 comments)

unless the other side believes that it can win.

Or the other side doesn't care, and just wants to watch the world burn.

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Golddess Re:Who chose to pursue this case? (644 comments)

Every woman would simply say "I'm nice, I'm not going to abuse my position." And that leaves you...

to reply with "I wasn't talking about you."

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Golddess Re:Who chose to pursue this case? (644 comments)

And, if the reply is "that would never happen," or "that's so rate as to be inconsequential," then it's not you who is the sexist.

That kind of reply sounds more like it would be born of naivete than of sexism. In other words, it also is not the replier who is sexist.

But I guess it would depend on the tone that it was delivered in.

about 3 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Golddess Re:This stuff is so stupid (and so is Forbes) (169 comments)

The issue isn't that Hasbro should have already trademarked "candy", it's that "candy" shouldn't be able to be trademarked at all.

Expressing surprise that Hasbro did not already have the trademark, is not the same thing as saying "I think the word 'candy' should be allowed to be trademarked". I agree that "candy" should not be trademarked, but I can also still express surprise that Hasbro had not already done it.

about 3 months ago
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Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

Golddess Re:Tame and lame (692 comments)

Scissors decapitates lizard. It's Spock he'd have to worry about.

about 3 months ago

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