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James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

GungaDan Re:why should he have it (234 comments)

Shimon Peres and Arafat should have split an award. They both (ultimately) worked towards peace in a situation where peace was (and remains) a pipe dream.

Gandhi clearly should have gotten a peace prize.

This underscores the fact that there is a flaw in the decision process.

about a week ago
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A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals

GungaDan Re:Looking at the Heading of TFS (100 comments)

While I share your exasperation at the pervasive feminSJW tilt slashdot has undergone recently, I have to point out that in the US, usage of the name "Kim" still skews heavily to the female gender.

about a week ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

GungaDan Re:why should he have it (234 comments)

Obama's ludicrous Peace prize was more jarring to your conscience than Henry Kissinger's? Something isn't right here. You're either very young and unaware of the dubious history of this prize, or you have personal issues that cloud your judgment of the inanity of obviously stupid Nobel awards.

about a week ago
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A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals

GungaDan Re:Great but (100 comments)

Why? Lisa speaks eloquently. Simpsons canon does not indicate that Maggie cannot write. Perhaps that's how she conspired to plan the Burns assissination.

about a week ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

GungaDan Re:TFA is a crappy piece of socialist propaganda (496 comments)

"'Women are not paid less if they are doing the same jobs and spending the same time doing them as men do, '
demonstrably false."

OK then - demonstrate it.

about a month ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

GungaDan Re:Bullshit Stats. (496 comments)

Talk about a meaningless number to pull from your ass! How much do male nurses in Seattle make compared to female nurses, when they work the same jobs on the same schedules? How much do female garbage collectors make compared to male garbage collectors, again when they work the same job for the same hours?

The SJW manipulation of vague statistics doesn't do anyone any good.

about a month ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

GungaDan Re:TWC are (surprise, surprise) crooks and thieves (223 comments)

It was laughable nonsense because I haven't leased a modem from them for some time now, and back when I did that modem did not have any wireless features. Even if I was currently leasing a wifi-capable modem from them, why should there be a separate line item for "home wifi" in addition to the modem lease? They are not providing any extra service - if they want to charge more for leasing the wifi-capable modems, they should say so, not tack on a deceptive extra "service" charge. Charging a fee for a "service" that they are not providing is sleazy any way you look at it.

about a month ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

GungaDan TWC are (surprise, surprise) crooks and thieves (223 comments)

I noticed a $10 line item on a recent TWC bill for "Home WIFI." I went through the chat option on their website to inquire what this was, and how TWC might think it is provisioning wifi in my home despite my owning my own cable modem and WAP. They told me that they could remove the line item, but that wifi would no longer work in my home. Laughable nonsense. I called their bluff and my bill dropped $10. I wish I had saved a transcript of that chat. They prey on people who don't know any better.

about a month ago
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US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached

GungaDan January to August 2015? (46 comments)

The USPS *is* the future.

about a month ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

GungaDan Well that does it. (123 comments)

They'll get no more of my money until Bezos has a sex change.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

GungaDan Re:Every patient? (62 comments)

OK - I'll bite. Dollars seem to be pretty negligible here. Equipment to capture the images? Already there. Hardware to generate the model? Sunk cost - re-up every 3 years to keep it fresh. Software development? More or less done, not that it is a prohibitive cost in the first place. Administration of the hardware? They still pay sysadmins somewhere? Training on how to use it? Surely not much more than the cost of a hospital aspirin per trainee.

What's the huge financial burden here?

about a month and a half ago
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Navy Tests Unpowered Exoskeleton

GungaDan Re:Snipers love it (79 comments)

Do we count Fort Hood or not?

about 2 months ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

GungaDan Good thing this isn't a US story. (147 comments)

It could result in a monumental political battle between fluke and Fluke.

about 2 months ago
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Of the following, I'd rather play ...

GungaDan Mexican Train Dominoes (274 comments)

Great game for groups of 2-6. And not nearly as dirty as the name might imply.

about 3 months ago
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WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

GungaDan Re:UK Law has changed. (299 comments)

"Nah, they make him prime minister of Italy and everything's gonna be ok-a."

^ FTFY

about 3 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

GungaDan Re:Already changed (221 comments)

Blizzard is fine with their game being used in the female-only tournament, though. Curious. That's the change that was made, by the way. There are no longer separate tournaments for men and women. Now there is a separate tournament for women only, and one open to all.

Feminism can't even do "separate but equal" right.

about 5 months ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

GungaDan Re:The cost (242 comments)

Oh my god! The little old ladies are going to blow up a bridge!

about 6 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

GungaDan Re:Dead (1431 comments)

Congratulations! You win the award for most incorrect obnoxious pedantry of the day. "Shot to death" is a perfectly acceptable phrasing.

about a year ago
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Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

GungaDan Re:Maybe, but... (246 comments)

"my genetics allow me to have long thick hair for the rest of my life"

Nose and ear hairs do not count.

1 year,15 days

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