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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

I'm New Around Here Re:My 2 cents (850 comments)

I'm not sticking up for anyone. I just get tired of everyone using those debate team crutches, rather than relying on their own words. It doesn't matter if I agree with your argument, or with his, or neither. It's just annoying to me.

3 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

I'm New Around Here Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (850 comments)

Actually, he has taken the exact proper line in addressing the previous poster.

Just a few minutes ago I responded to someone about using a high-school debate defense, rather than stating in plain language what was wrong. Phantomfive didn't use the crutch of debating protocol, he used plain language.

He used the term "strawman" the way it should be used, with full explanation as to what it is referring to, rather than just "Strawman! Strawman!", like we usually see. That is what conversations should be like.

My previous post is here: http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

4 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

I'm New Around Here Re:My 2 cents (850 comments)

Do you always rely on the crutch of high-school debate team offenses while having conversations with people?

4 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

I'm New Around Here Re:To be expected (682 comments)

I can think up a cool name for a "open source project", if you send me the $500. :^)

Respond if you want my bank routing and account numbers for the deposit.

4 days ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

I'm New Around Here Re:selective enforcement at it's finest. (324 comments)

I was pulled over probably 3 or 4 times in that truck. Never got a ticket, which includes the time I charged over Donner Summit during a blizzard without snow chains and a bunch of drunken friends in the back (it was a 2WD truck).

How many of them survived the journey? and how many of the others did they eat? ;^)

5 days ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

I'm New Around Here Re:MOD PARENT UP!!! (80 comments)

MOD PARENT UP!!!
This is the solution. If you want a reliable connection, used wired Internet.

and IPv6.

5 days ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

I'm New Around Here Re:Not Irony (80 comments)

Isn't the definition of irony that the situation is the opposite of what you would expect.

I would expect to be able to follow news events on my smartphone while sitting in a courtroom during a trial involving the two biggest players in the smartphone realm.
The fact that smartphones are causing traffic congestion isn't the ironic part.

5 days ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

I'm New Around Here Re:Force her out! (313 comments)

I went for Jill Stein in '12. My sig isn't as off-the-wall as it may at first seem.

about a week ago
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93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

I'm New Around Here Re:I need electricity. I need it for my dreams. (214 comments)

Well, I don't think I would be a complete exception. I'm sure you would be able to guess which end of the AGW believer/disbeliever spectrum I'm closer to. The exception would be the nuances of my own beliefs on the details, and which arguments I think hold the most importance.

As far as how many think my way, yes, I also wish there were more. But there may be more then you think. They may just be avoiding the spotlight. (One can hope.)

Anyway, if you still want to test it, ask the questions. I'm not the only one who would be allowed to answer.

about a week ago
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93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

I'm New Around Here Re:I need electricity. I need it for my dreams. (214 comments)

Let's test that theory. Ask be one question on each of those three topics. Make it a specific 'yes or no' question. I'll provide a 'yes' or 'no' answer, and then you analyze my position on climate change.

I'll let you know how close you are after you post your results. I promise I am being sincere, and will answer honestly.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

I'm New Around Here Re:i pledge to you... (721 comments)

It's a shame we can't hear about how the plan is working without 10,000 comments on what's wrong with the plan. There's a business saying that boils down to "it's better to execute a bad plan well, ...

Isn't that what the banks did?
Do you support how the banks executed their plan?

about a week ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

I'm New Around Here Re:How many decades... (313 comments)

Well, we should really wait till he gets out of office to start talking about recovering from it...

--AC, so I am not hounded till my company is forced to fire me

Non-AC, because it's worth it.

about a week ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

I'm New Around Here Re:Baggage? (313 comments)

Exactly. I just modded it up three times.

about a week ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

I'm New Around Here Re:Force her out! (313 comments)

So, you have now shown you are an idiot. Twice over and more*. And have full justification for it in your mind.

Your actions now, opposing the very thing you supported, have no relevance. They know you are going to vote for Obama's successor, or at the least not vote for the main opposition. So you are a known entity, and can be safely ignored.

*You think President Obama isn't being an autocrat? What do you call someone who tells Congress that he will make laws as he sees fit since they won't make the laws he wants?

about a week ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

I'm New Around Here Re:Good choice (313 comments)

You'd rather have someone from Obama's team join them? Or maybe Hillary herself?

about a week ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

I'm New Around Here Re:Was it worth 4,488 Americans dying? (313 comments)

As a veteran, I say, yes it was worth it. I signed up freely to do whatever job my country demanded of me. Thankfully for me, that did not include dying. But anyone who joins the military without realizing it could cause their death is a fool.

I also love the double standard in this argument. The US government is so morally wrong with the Iraq war, but the people who willingly join the US government's armed forces are saints and heroes who were cruelly used against their wishes. How do you logically explain that?

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

I'm New Around Here Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

I see that now. I guess I was remembering some not-scientifically-valid crime show from a while ago. Or maybe not remembering it correctly. Se la vie.

Anyway, thanks for not going all chem-professor on me. :^)

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

I'm New Around Here Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

other stuff burns by combining rapidly with oxygen.

Including oxygen.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

I'm New Around Here Re:No jetpacks yet... (630 comments)

Okay, while not a jetpack, this thing could send you 100 miles at Mach 7. Obviously, sticking the landing might be rough.

That's ok. No one at the landing site will be alive to judge you.

about a week ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

I'm New Around Here Re:Homeopathy Works (408 comments)

Yes. Just look for the Bitcoin symbol at the cash register.

about a week ago

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