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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 3 months 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.

about 5 months ago
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Dream Chaser Damaged In Landing Accident At Edwards AFB

GungaDan Re:Sierra Nevada (73 comments)

Dude, can it with the jokes. This thing barley survived its landing.

Too much? Want more? I've got a tun of them.

about 6 months ago
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Nuclear Officers Napped With Blast Door Left Open

GungaDan Re:Strange... (238 comments)

Maybe it was an unplanned nap? I like the spontaneous ones best.

about 6 months ago
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TSA Airport Screenings Now Start Before You Arrive At the Airport

GungaDan Re:Really? (437 comments)

I think the parent poster meant to indicate that the security line itself presents a target for attack, rather than that the screening process (aside from the requirement of a lengthy queue) was dangerous.

I might debate that, though, having suffered a cut on the sole of my foot from broken glass on the floor in one of those lines, past the "remove your shoes now" sign. Stay classy, Milwaukee International.

about 6 months ago
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USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

GungaDan Re:Maybe it was the labelling (1121 comments)

I think you missed the point of the story - USPS cross-checked the packages and finding no cross, discarded them.

1 year,25 days
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Defcad.com Wants To Be the Google of 3D-Printable Guns

GungaDan Re:NRA: free speech champs (225 comments)

One important correction:

The Ruger 10/22 is *improved* by Volquartsen

about a year ago
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Unnecessary Medical Procedures and the Dangers of Robot Surgery

GungaDan Thanks, feminism! (130 comments)

"annual Pap tests for middle-aged women â" may be necessary in some cases, but are often not beneficial and may even cause harm"

Does nobody here remember the wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments from the feminism industry when the study expressing the above findings re: annual pap smears was published? It was not that long ago. It's probably part of the current narrative of the mythological "war on women." How dare those study results conclude that the three times more Americans spend on women's healthcare than on men's may not all be entirely necessary?!? MISOGYNY! War on womyn! Won't somebody PLEASE think of the vaginas?

And so the unnecessary spending continues, the feminism industry secures more funding to make its hysterical voice heard, and no progress is made. Thanks, feminism!

about a year ago
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Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

GungaDan Re:We have the same... (689 comments)

"I am fluent in Japanese."

Fruent. The word is FRUENT.

about a year ago
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Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

GungaDan Re:Isn't this just bulimia? (483 comments)

I figured it was 1+2. Gods help all those poor souls going #7 this flu season.

about a year ago
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Congressional Committee Casts a Harsh Eye On Vaccination Science

GungaDan Re:Anti-Science party is...? (858 comments)

Kucinich wasn't an anti-science rep. Hell he claimed to have seen a UFO from Shirley MacLaine's house. Science fiction is kinda like science, right?

about a year ago
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Man Arrested For Photo of Burning Poppy On Facebook

GungaDan Re:The point (534 comments)

"(there was an old saying; worry more about arrows that hit you in the back more than ones that might hit you in the chest.)"

It's the ones in the knee that will really get you down.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For Developers To Start Their Own Union?

GungaDan Don't call it a Union! (761 comments)

It'll be dead on arrival with much of the Southern US. Call it a Confederation. Southerners can get behind those.

about a year and a half ago
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Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

GungaDan Re:Everyone loves a winner. (881 comments)

"screaming for impeachment had it been done by McCain"

Safe to say that, had McCain won the election, no sane person would do *anything* that might have resulted in his removal from office. Have you forgotten about Queen Sarah Scatterbrain - the albatross that sunk McCain's campaign?

about a year and a half ago
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Former Australian Cop Wants Jail For Internet Trolls

GungaDan Re:Do Not Want! (254 comments)

Better, shorter version:

A priest, a pedophile and a child molester walks into a bar.

about a year and a half ago
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Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

GungaDan Re:Translation (866 comments)

This summer I had to convert a dozen or so moles to mulch. I tried to convert them to cat food but the reaction failed for insufficient feline catalyst.

about a year and a half ago
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Bruce Perens To Answer Your Questions

GungaDan the REAL Bruce Perens? (78 comments)

Cheers Mr. Perens - if that is your real name! I have enjoyed running across your posts on slashdot since late last century. So what's up with the "the REAL Bruce Perens" thing? Did someone else register your name as an account here before you found slashdot? Did you register it at some point and forget your password (be honest!)? Or do you own both accounts for some purpose possibly related to artistic trolling of slashdot for comedic value?

about a year and a half ago
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Stolen Maple Syrup Found and Returned To Strategic Reserve

GungaDan Re:A Lead on the Culprit (255 comments)

Exactly what do gay Republicans have to do with this?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Cell Phone Carrier In the US?

GungaDan Verizon can tongue-polish my sphincter! (375 comments)

Wife and I dropped Verizon a little over a year ago because the relatively strong signal we used to get at home (a few miles outside of Chapel Hill, NC) had vanished seemingly overnight. Instead we had phones that would drain their batteries to the point of shutdown overnight "searching for signal."

We decided to try Sprint. Coverage looked good based on their map. But when we got home with the new phones we had pretty much the same experience as with Verizon - stand in one specific corner of one room if you wish to make a call. And yeah, the battery drains and the phone dies overnight "searching for signal." So we took 'em back. Sprint was actually really good about it - they gave us no hassle and recommended we go back to Verizon. So we did.

The Verizon guy I spoke with the next day was a total douche. He actually told me that I had "lost a lot of credibility with Verizon" when I attempted to switch, so I could no longer get the deal they had offered me mere days before to try to retain me as a customer. I shrugged this off and signed up again at a shiny new anus-burning price point. Note to Elvis, the Verizon rep: I will never forget that call, Elvis, and if we ever meet in person I will enjoy beating the smug out of your little punk ass.

So we got our new Verizon shit phones. Lo and behold, we had the same issue with no service in the house, and phones dying overnight "searching for signal." Another call to Verizon put me in touch with a much nicer rep who agreed to sell me (yes, sell me) a "network extender" that would plug into my router and allow me to make calls from any room in the house, and would prevent the batteries from draining overnight. They wanted $300 for this magical device. I told them no and that I would be canceling my service. After a few minutes on hold they offered me the device at $200. Like a fool I bought it. So here we are a little over a year later, just beyond the midway point of the 2-year contract. We have to choose one of a few different specific locations to stand in for a call to have reasonable quality. And every once in awhile the batteries still drain overnight - I attribute this to the black box they sold me being a piece of shit. The blinky lights confirm it - when they're all blue battery life is good. When one flashes purple it's gonna be a dead phone morning.

I'm not sure where to go from here. It certainly won't be Verizon again. Unless they offer to send Elvis to my house in person, where I shall use him as a catharsis pinata whenever my service sucks.

about a year and a half ago

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