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AC/DC Music Attracts Great White Sharks

Jargon Scott Fonze would be proud. (89 comments)

So wait, did the shark just jump AC/DC?

more than 3 years ago
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Users Want Matte LCDs While Glossy Screens Dominate

Jargon Scott The main benefit of glossy... (666 comments)

Those fuckers in my office can't sneak up on me anymore.

more than 3 years ago
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Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets

Jargon Scott BREAKING NEWS: (484 comments)

Military tries to improve on itself.

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The Empire Strikes Back Added To National Film Registry

Jargon Scott Re:I know why (129 comments)

Ha

Ha

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more than 3 years ago
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Vans Drive Themselves Across the World

Jargon Scott I wish they followed someone else's path.. (157 comments)

Every time I see the name Marco Polo I'm instantly 12 again, screaming MARCO!!!! while at the city pool. All my "friends" left me and went to the snack bar.

more than 3 years ago
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Astonishing Speedup In Solving Linear SDD Systems

Jargon Scott Re:Wow? (157 comments)

They're like cuddly throw pillows.

more than 3 years ago
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Astonishing Speedup In Solving Linear SDD Systems

Jargon Scott Wow? (157 comments)

Good gravy, now I understand why my non-tech wife just stares blankly at me when I'm describing my plain old IT job.

more than 3 years ago
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Nanoresonators Create Ultra-High-Res Displays

Jargon Scott Re:cool (231 comments)

I'd like a glasses mounted display that has a respectable resolution for one. Plus maybe it could actually be made in a smaller heads up unit, so a person doesn't look ridiculous like the current nerd-tastic ones do.

about 4 years ago
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Coronal Mass Ejection Hits Earth

Jargon Scott Re:The good and the bad (154 comments)

Good news though, we'll be able to contact our deceased dads in the past, and warn them to stop smoking.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Tech Accused Of Making $220K In Sex Calls On User Lines

Jargon Scott Re:After 40 weeks (218 comments)

It's all in how you say it.

It may have been more like "take out my tone probe, and use it with your buttset. Wait, let me get a filter on that first."

about 6 years ago

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Is there anywhere safe for news anymore?

Jargon Scott Jargon Scott writes  |  about 6 years ago

Jargon Scott (258797) writes "Ok, I give up. I can't wade through the news landscape anymore, especially for this election. I'm just burnt out since this thing started way too early this time around. I believe for this election we have 2 equally crappy candidates, each spouting what they think their party wants them to say. On one side is a candidate that's been around forever with a VP that's super green, and the other side is super green, with a VP that's been around forever.

I guess I just don't have it in me, but I can't get all worked up and huffy like everyone else in the country is portrayed as being. The populace being all freaked out will have way more effect on EVERYTHING we do and buy than anything a president can do. I see people on sites like this that say they "aren't mad at the US population, just the government". Well sport, who put that government in place? We are a nation of extremists and retards. We are morons that over-tax ourselves by signing up for rediculous mortgages that our grandparents would kill us for doing, then freak out when they all fall through. We are people that take better care of our pets than our own health, then wail and grind our teeth and put out donation cans at gas stations when it bites us in the ass. We're a nation of complainers, with no ideas to fix the problems. That's for other people, we just armchair on how you'll do it wrong.

As a tangent, I've wanted to learn a programming language just so I can write an new filter that takes all the adjectives out of news stories. For example, "Ike threatens to devastate Texas coastal towns" (AP) would just be "Hurricane Ike heading to Texas coast". How does a storm "threaten to devastate" anyways? "I'm a big storm, Muahahaha! Put the money in the bag!" Ike is then seen running down a dark alley, twiddling its handlebar mustache.

Back to politics. With millions of blogger "fact finders" or "fact maker-uppers" out there for both tickets, the waters are so muddy in either direction that how is a sane person ever supposed to make a decision other than party ticket voting? Are there any bastions of fact left in the world that don't use sensationalized media, comments, or Chicken Little "if you vote for X, then the world will end" scare tactics? Is there somewhere I can go on the vast interwebs and see a nice comparison of the 2 parties (or hell, all the other parties as well) that obvious agenda isn't slathered on?

Sadly I just don't watch TV anymore, and I'm about to quit reading anything regarding the election. Surely everyone knows deep down that no matter who wins, we'll have the same government stuff that we've had since we quit being a centralist country. Certain people will feel smug that their party has the seat, others will feel cheated or that it's all gonna get messed up, and the rest of us will not care either way. Something magic will happen to the economy, or the world, and that reigning president will get to claim they did it (if it's good) or someone else did it (if it's bad). Some country will be a jerk to the US, and the US will be a jerk to some other country. Everyone will freak out over something they have no control over, yet will do nothing to fix it, because they will be equally freaked out that some celebrity swag is not doing what they want.

Any advise on where a normal, educated person can go get normal, educated news that has no spin or sensationalization? Even my local podunk little 9000 person newspaper has bullcrap sensationalization."

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