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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

JudgeFurious Re:Transgender Persons (412 comments)

Not likely. I don't think that's the same thing.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

JudgeFurious Re:Transgender Persons (412 comments)

That's unfortunate because you're far more likely to get a treatment that made you content being the man you were born than a genuinely effective way to make your body into the female that you believe you are supposed to be. I feel for you because that can't be easy but eventually it will be treatable and when that happens you'll have the opportunity to make that decision though it won't come down to "jump of a building or be male". It will probably look more like "jump off a building, be male, or continue as you are dealing with it the best way you can" because thankfully society seems to (slowly) be getting better at this kind of thing.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

JudgeFurious Re:Wonderful (496 comments)

And since then? What have Muslims contributed to the sciences since the medieval age? Honest question. I have been told over and over again about the substantial contributions to science from the Muslim world back in the "Long ago time" but where did that go? Why did it go from world-leading and brilliant to a slow trickle and then dry up almost completely?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

JudgeFurious Re:But (640 comments)

I haven't actually met 99% of the people who bash the Windows 8.x interface so I'm not able to say how long they have or haven't used it. I know that I use it every day and while I still find it to be a minor annoyance I can safely say that it isn't unusable or the giant tragedy it's made out to be. It's not good and I should never have had to go through the trouble of getting used to it. It seems the work of persons trying to do the opposite of what would have made sense and so it suffered the appropriate fate. Microsoft went and attempted to improve upon something that no one wanted fixed. But it's not as bad as the worst of the critics make it out to be.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

JudgeFurious Re:Takes attention away from Putin (412 comments)

Check this out man. I personally think Crimea should have stayed part of Russia but that decision was made during the Soviet era by your leaders. No big deal, leaders make mistakes (US leaders sure make plenty of them) but then when the Soviet Union broke up Russia didn't demand the return of Crimea to where it really belonged. Then when Ukraine agreed to give up their nukes Russia agreed to honor their borders. So tell me, why can't Russia stop being a lying piece of shit straddling the continents of Europe and Asia and actually keep their word? As for the oil that's a huge misconception on your part. Saudi Arabia is cranking out the production to undermine your economy and they're doing it at the behest of the United States because that's how that stuff works. They did it in the early 80's under Reagan and completely shuttered the US domestic oil industry once before. I know because I lived through it. Reagan took away your only major export then challenged your country to a military buildup race and broke your economy in the process. It was a pretty good plan if you think about it. We can afford it. We can sacrifice our oil industry (which really is no big deal because it's not like the oil is going anywhere) and let cheap fuel power the rest of our economy into prosperity. You on the other hand depend on fuel prices because your economy is shit in every other way imaginable so when we take that away you feel the pinch. Yes, Crimea is yours forever. At least your heating oil will be cheap this year. Can't say the same about much of anything else.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

JudgeFurious Re:Transgender Persons (412 comments)

I look forward to having better options to treat these people than simply carving them up and reassembling them into what they feel like they should be. That seems like figuring out how to let an anorexic live a productive life on a 300 calorie a day diet. It would be better to find a way to genuinely solve their problem instead of making a poor substitute for a member of the opposite sex out of them and putting them on hormones for life. At some point we'll be able to actually fix issue in their brains and this entire issue will hopefully fade into history. Come on progress!

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

JudgeFurious Re:Why are we letting this to happen to us? (840 comments)

Hmmm, interesting. We change our phones out probably around every two years. Sometimes we go a little longer. I think my wife had her last Samsung for almost 4 years and I skipped all the iterations of the iPhone 5 but more often than not I just tend to skip a generation (Had a 3, skipped the 3GS, got a 4 near the middle of its cycle and skipped the 4S and all the 5's. My 4 really was fine even when I traded it in to AT&T. Only reason I upgraded really was that they gave me a $300 credit for an aging phone. That almost paid for the iPhone 6 that replaced it.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

JudgeFurious Re:Why are we letting this to happen to us? (840 comments)

Honest question here. I'm an iPhone user (on my third one starting with a 3, then a 4, and now a 6). I've never had any reason to replace the battery in my iPhone. Is mine an atypical experience? I ask because my wife is an Android user (gives me constant shit about the price of my phone vs. the price of her phone) and even though she has always bought phones with removable batteries she has never had to change one either. Now years and years ago I had to replace a battery on a Sony Ericsson T-610 but that was "The beforetimes, in the long long Ago". Seriously, do people run into this issue a lot? Maybe I've just been lucky?

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

JudgeFurious Re: Dupe (840 comments)

My mom's 2003 VW Passat needed a new battery so I went over to her house to replace it. Found a replacement battery for like $50 or so and then when I got to her house I pulled out my smartphone and looked up instruction for replacing the battery on a 2003..... "Step 1: Remove the windshield wipers". WTF? The battery is up by the firewall and there's a plate under the wipers that has to come off for you to remove it. Called Firestone. They carry the battery and will install it for around $20 more than I would have spent for the batter alone. Doing it myself is just not worth the trouble.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

JudgeFurious Re:News for Nerds, Stuff that matters (400 comments)

This exactly. There simply wasn't a very deep field of movies this year that I wanted to see. Certainly not many that I wanted to see more than once. Looking at the top ten highest grossing films of the year I note that I paid to see 9 out of those 10 movies in the theater (I missed Interstellar, couldn't get the wife interested in seeing it and thus never got around to it) BUT I don't see a single one I paid to see more than once. Also I only genuinely liked 4 of them a great deal. The other 5 on the list I ranged from "It was OK" to "Fuck Peter Jackson. Fuck him in his stupid ass". Next year is going to be off the charts with blockbusters but this year the big tent-pole movies just didn't really pan out like they expected.

about a month ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

JudgeFurious Re:There are many problems with this. (290 comments)

The man has a point. We're just not good at that stuff, peace and "nation building" (whatever that's supposed to be)

about a month ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

JudgeFurious It's more like the US is furthest along... (290 comments)

...and China continues to excel at stealing all the IP they can get their hands on. I guess in the long run it ends up being the same thing.

about a month ago
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After 40 Years As a Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms

JudgeFurious This is great and everything but.... (66 comments)

Does he understand that once he learns to control it we're going to expect him to fight crime with it? He's aware of that right?

about a month ago
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

JudgeFurious Re:Skin deep, but that's where the money is ! (175 comments)

Exactly right and if you're the company with the one, true "cure" for skin aging then you have to look at the population of the world and think "I've got an endless supply of customers!" This isn't something an entire industry would shut down. It's something they'd go into a crazy bidding war to possess.

about a month and a half ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

JudgeFurious I'd like to say something thoughtful about this... (448 comments)

But I can't. I just can't. This is fucking retarded. I'm embarrassed of a society where an idea like this gets any traction at all.

about a month and a half ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

JudgeFurious OK, so the real question here is... (233 comments)

If Ford isn't going to let me upgrade my soon to be outdated version of Sync which of you guys knows the uber-nerd whose got Ubuntu working on his 2014 Ford Mustang GT?

about a month and a half ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

JudgeFurious Re:I just don't understand (1128 comments)

This probably doesn't happen very often but "I did not see that line". Shutting up now.

about 2 months ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

JudgeFurious Re:I just don't understand (1128 comments)

No. It's not. He explained it to you perfectly and if you don't understand it then you simply don't understand how any of this works and you're not able to participate in this discussion. He did not say that they could arbitrarily assault people who are not using force of any kind. He told you that they were allowed to escalate to a higher level of force if you fail to comply with them. They issue you a verbal command and you tell them to go fuck themselves for instance. Then they are allowed to beat your ass into compliance. That's the gist of it. They get to shoot you if you decide to try and beat one of them up too. That's because they're carrying a handgun and they are allowed to do whatever it takes to keep that handgun from falling into your hands. Go back and re-read what this AC said and when (if) the light bulb comes on you'll feel better.

about 2 months ago

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