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Thoughts On the iPad Mini

Higgins_Boson Re:Look, it's a smaller iPad (214 comments)

I'm sure they are ready to sue when someone makes a similar sized device AFTER they introduce theirs.

100% of Apple fanbois hated this post.

more than 2 years ago
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Thoughts On the iPad Mini

Higgins_Boson Re:Look, it's a smaller iPad (214 comments)

I'm sure they are ready to sue when someone makes a similar sized device AFTER they introduce theirs.

more than 2 years ago
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How Chemistry Stymies Attempts To Regulate Synthetic Drugs

Higgins_Boson Re:Legalize it all. (364 comments)

You've prompted my first ever Slashdot comment.

The problem is that people using this stuff are killing innocents. Look at the Florida cannibal (repotedly on bath salts) and the guy a mile from my house in Farmington Hills, MI who killed his adoptive father and beat his adoptive mother & brother to within an inch of their lives on K2/Spice.

By the way, it hurts a lot of people a lot when a user ODs. A lot more than I thought it would.

Except you forgot things like this, which totally refute your small area claims of increased crime.

Just because 10 crimes out of 1,000 people happens does not mean you have an increase in problems. It just means you are falling into the media's fascination with only reporting bad things.

Decriminalize/Legalize all but the most harmful and that may be a step in the right direction. Or simply take the exact approach Portugal took.

However, this being /. and all, I do not fully expect you to actually read what I've linked for you.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Releases IOS Security Guide

Higgins_Boson Well, at least... (91 comments)

..."Security researchers have been doing there best to reverse engineer the operating system" for years now. I can only imagine how tough things would be without those brave souls digging up all that fuzzy security stuff.

more than 2 years ago
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British Prime Minister To Announce Porn Blocking Plans

Higgins_Boson Just remember (286 comments)

Just remember to keep sacrificing your liberty for freedom.

more than 2 years ago
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Last Bastion For Climate Dissenters Crumbling

Higgins_Boson Re:When I make Taco breathe hard... (963 comments)

Belief is belief. Call it religion, call it what you want to consider as fact. With your logic, science itself is a religion. So there is your answer.

more than 2 years ago
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Last Bastion For Climate Dissenters Crumbling

Higgins_Boson Re:When I make Taco breathe hard... (963 comments)

Basic high school chemistry is just that - basic.

You are comparing relatively small systems to something so vastly different in size, that you NEED to think in ways other than linear.

Of course it is belief. Everything is belief when it comes to science. You believe one thing, I believe another. So if that is faith, then you are practicing just as much, if not more than, I am. The data can only contradict me because a lot of it is ignored, discarded completely, or just covered up and never shared with sources outside of the climate science establishment.

Again, you believe what you will. I will believe what I will. As far as I am concerned, we aren't changing anything. Given that most major industrialized countries (excluding China and some others) have cut WAY back on what pollutants were being output even 20 years ago, that hasn't stopped warming a single bit.

Anyway, thanks for the debate. Thanks for keeping it civil, Red Flayer. I respect and appreciate that. Now I am going to go and enjoy my exceedingly cool (FAR cooler than normal) spring here in New England.

more than 2 years ago
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Last Bastion For Climate Dissenters Crumbling

Higgins_Boson Re:When I make Taco breathe hard... (963 comments)

Nothing of what I believe is based in religion, as I am Atheist. You can toss all of the data at me that you wish to toss. It won't change the fact that I believe the changes are natural and have happened previously and will happen again (as they are now). The planet warmed, cooled, warmed and then cooled again WELL before people even existed in the way they exist now; industrialized.

Unless, of course, you think ancient aliens came down and polluted our skies to further their anti-gravitational-gyrotomoton-imploding-geekazoid-magento-speherical-CO2 generators. We all know those tend to get like 40 rods to the hogshead and run on nothing but a mixture of coal and unicorn farts, so they must have contributed to the smog clouds over Los Angeles. Right?

As for geekoid:
It's because I am able to realize the fact that people aren't as big and bad as they think they are. People have done nothing but convince themselves of their greatness over the centuries, and now that feeling of greatness is leading them to believe that they can change the entire planet by spewing out a bit more CO2 than is normally put out naturally.

So other than believing what you are being told to believe, what causes people like you to accept these "facts" with discarded data? Religion? Stupidity? Ego? I am betting on a good combination of the last two in that line of suggestions. Your ego makes you think you can change an entire planet when you are but a small part of the whole, and stupidity allows you to continue believing that you are greater than that whole and, thus, can break the whole damn thing.

See? I can sound civil AND insult you at the same time... just as you did to me.

In any case, you can be sheep and follow your dear leaders. I will take my chances with this climate change having natural causes. My opinion, which I stated as not meaning much already, does not break the system or the study of it. Just as you believing in it doesn't make it any more true.

more than 2 years ago
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Last Bastion For Climate Dissenters Crumbling

Higgins_Boson Re:When I make Taco breathe hard... (963 comments)

The climate is changing.

I just have a hard time believing it is caused by people in the very short span of time being thrown at us in order for us to effect that change.

"Going Green" is just another way of saying "pay this tax" in my opinion. My opinion may not mean much, if anything, but I believe it to be true.

more than 2 years ago
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Last Bastion For Climate Dissenters Crumbling

Higgins_Boson Re:When I make Taco breathe hard... (963 comments)

That's not exactly true.

Lots of idiots fit in a Prius. You can also cart around a metric fuckton of stupid.

more than 2 years ago
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Not Just Apple, How Microsoft Sidestepped Billions In State Taxes

Higgins_Boson The headline (595 comments)

It should read:
"Not Just Apple and Microsoft, but nearly every mega-corporation, and how they Sidestepped Billions In State Taxes"

This is clearly nothing more than people trying to downplay Apple and their glorious, late Mr. Jobs and how a cheap, penny-punching asshole couldn't do any wrong. Just the same as Microsoft fanbois will do the same for their favorite company. In reality, this is a huge problem with a lot of big companies such as those and it won't stop until either the loopholes are closed, or governments stop taxing the hell out of success.

more than 2 years ago
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Game Theory, Antivirus Improvements Explain Rise In Mac Malware

Higgins_Boson Re:Hey Apple Users... (319 comments)

Yes, but the post of mine he was replying to, I never said "always" or even "more often than not". None the less, there are plenty of us who are tired of that particular irrational vocal minority.

Not quite sure I ever stated that you said "always" or "more often..." anywhere. I was agreeing with him in that it's not something people say a lot. Not sure how you took it so wrong, but cheers!

more than 2 years ago
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Game Theory, Antivirus Improvements Explain Rise In Mac Malware

Higgins_Boson Re:Hey Apple Users... (319 comments)

The odd thing is, I've never actually heard anyone ever say "I have a Mac, so I'm immune"

I've heard that plenty of times from friends and family. But you are correct, it's not something ALWAYS stated.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Earth Incorporates Crowdsourced Balloon Images

Higgins_Boson Re:Balloon Images? (20 comments)

I love you pretentious fuckwads who moderate comments because you have no life, no sense of humor, no anything outside of the scant traces of light that manage to seep through your parent's basement window.

Modded troll?
Modded flamebait?
Modded off-topic?

Get bent, dipshits. None of those even fits with what I typed out. It isn't trolling, it isn't flamebait and it sure isn't off-topic, since it talks about balloons AND google earth, both of which are in the article summary as well as the article.

So, yeah, go fuck yourselves... at least that will distract you long enough to stop ruining slashdot.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Earth Incorporates Crowdsourced Balloon Images

Higgins_Boson Re:Balloon Images? (20 comments)

Nah, I managed to marry your mom. Now why aren't you in school, son?

about 2 years ago
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Google Earth Incorporates Crowdsourced Balloon Images

Higgins_Boson Balloon Images? (20 comments)

Sorry, but if I want to look at balloons I will either stare at the wife's chest for awhile, or I will go out and buy some balloons. I don't need no stinkin' "Google Earth" for that.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Say Spread of Schmallenberg Virus Is 'Warning To Europe'

Higgins_Boson Anyone else read that as "biting midgets"? (113 comments)

Probably not, and I did not read all comments to see, but man... I need to get my eyes checked.

more than 2 years ago
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Gold Nanoparticles Help Red Blood Cells Deliver Drugs

Higgins_Boson Re:Deliver drugs? (36 comments)

Do they accept bitcoins?

What a fun thought!

more than 2 years ago
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Research To "Reveal the Unseen World of Cookies"

Higgins_Boson Re:Great Idea (108 comments)

Also, I am no longer posting as an anonymous coward. I have no problem telling you like it is.

more than 2 years ago
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Research To "Reveal the Unseen World of Cookies"

Higgins_Boson Re:Great Idea (108 comments)

*snip*

You ramble on and on with your inane and worthless counter arguments. Trolls have had the same definition online for AGES now, and you've gone out and created your own definition of what a troll is for the context of this story and discussion. If you do not understand those basic things then, by all means, shut up as I have previously requested of you

You also didn't merely "seem" serious. You obviously WERE serious. So trying to lie your way out of your stupidity is just making you look worse. Also, you DID disagree with him. You disagreed with his basis for his joke about Chrome. You got all huffy and puffy and started to blow things down, but you sadly can only blow certain things down well. His joke not being such a thing.

Grow a damned sense of humor and stop labeling everything as troll. Learn what trolls do, how they operate and WHY they operate. If levity is something you can't handle, then just fucking move on and keep your trap shut.

more than 2 years ago

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