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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

JudgeFurious Re:Better question (126 comments)

And for some of us that's just fine. I've found nothing particularly problematic about being locked into Apple.

about 2 months ago
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Lyme Bacterium's Possible Ancestor Found In Ancient Tick

JudgeFurious Re:No, you don't have "chronic Lyme disease" (30 comments)

"Gluten is a vague term. It’s something that’s used to categorize things that are bad. You know, calories, that’s a gluten. Fat, that’s a gluten."

about 3 months ago
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The Shrinking Giant Red Spot of Jupiter

JudgeFurious Re:Global warming (160 comments)

Exactly. At some point Jupiter will conclude that the red spot is no longer part of it's core business model and outsource it to some smaller planet where it will cost less to maintain it. I understand Neptune is a very economical alternative.

about 3 months ago
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4chan Launches '$20 Bug Bounty' After Hackers Ruin moot's Day

JudgeFurious Re:let me be the first to say (79 comments)

We're all just a bunch of "slashfags" anyway. Who are we to criticize? I tried to explain the weird evolution of the word "fag" to a friend and he didn't get it at all. There are people today who use the word in a way that has nothing to do with homosexuality (just as oddly enough it long ago had nothing to do with homosexuality) "oldfag", "newfag", 'bfag" or "btard" more commonly get people all riled up about the rampant homophobia (or political incorrectness where "tard" is concerned) but don't seem to get that the people using them are fine with homosexuality. It's like the actual state of being gay is fine now and culturally got accepts but the words describing them (previously in a derogatory way) didn't..... but people decided to use them for something else anyway.

about 4 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

That's my thought expressed perfectly. I consider myself a very pragmatic person and took stock of my abilities a long time ago. I care predominantly about myself (unapologetic about that) and those I know directly. I'm not antisocial at all. I meet people all the time and make friends easily enough but outside of the people I actually come into contact with I don't feel a great deal of connection to the rest of my species. I'm 48 and in my lifetime they've grown by the billions without any contribution on my part. I also recognize that I'm self-centered enough to make a poor parent. Friends with children tell me that would change with the arrival of a child but without any desire to reproduce why do that. Sure, I stay in practice :) I just doubt the doomsday scenario that calls upon me to contribute to repopulating the earth will come to pass. I have an "Earth + Plastic idea of what will come to pass. In that bit Carlin ends with his prophetic "The Earth isn't going anywhere. WE ARE" and I think he missed-it-by-that-much on that one. The human race is part of this world and we're one of the most adaptable species on this rock. If it can be survived we're going to survive it. Not all of us of course. Not even most of us. The species however will go on and adapt to whatever comes along. We always have and we always will.

about 4 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

The thing is, "that attitude" isn't just an attitude. It's the baseline state of human existence. Don't get me wrong, people who can muster up some caring about future generations are great and we need more of them but they'll always be outnumbered by people who "got mine". That's the sentiment that is the problem (in agreement with you sort of there) but that's what's going to take this species wherever it's going.

about 4 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

No descendants, problem solved. I never had the inclination to reproduce and it wasn't hard to find a wife who felt the same way.

about 4 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

Mullets are so late-70's. Today it's the "Clippers please, #2 on the sides" look that's replaced it. I get 18/25 with the Mustang and while I'm not always laying on it I don't make any effort to nurse it along either. It does do well compared to the old ones.

about 4 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious Re:Frequent hurricanes? (627 comments)

I live on the Gulf coast and I've been hearing that insurance rates are going to go through the roof my entire life. There's more development on the Gulf coast now than there ever was before and the vast majority of that isn't owned by all the poor people being left behind to "take the pain".

about 4 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

JudgeFurious I can't be bothered to care (627 comments)

My 2014 Mustang GT (Premium) has 425 horsepower and runs like an ape with his ass on fire. I'm grilling steaks this weekend and drinking beer on the deck in my back yard. Every night I sleep with my air conditioner set to 70 and I water my lawn daily. I'm having way too much fun to care about this subject. The climate will change and we'll adapt and even if we don't I'll be dead in a few decades and won't give a shit then either. I'm also not paying back any of that money my elected representatives borrowed from China. Sadly none of that was meant to be sarcastic. It's all true. That last part was sarcastic. There's nothing sad about it. Have a beer and pull up a chair on the deck. It's going to be a long drought and/or ice age. Might as well get comfortable.

about 4 months ago
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Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings

JudgeFurious Simple enough to fix (300 comments)

Yahoo stops using "Do-Not-Track" and in response people who care about it implement "Do-Not-Yahoo". These things tend to work themselves out over time.

about 4 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

JudgeFurious It's just mental masturbation on his part (347 comments)

Fantasizing about new ways to charge customers more money for the same crap is just CEO fap material and not much more. If his dream ever does come to pass you can bet one thing. I'll be downloading the biggest, most expensive version from somewhere other than where that bastards cash register is located and so will plenty of other people. On the other hand if he'd figure out the price point necessary to get more people to want to buy it he might see more customers and more dollars.

about 4 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

JudgeFurious Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Without making any kind of statement about which "side" might be right or wrong this is exactly how the homosexual community will react the moment that someone, somewhere figures out what exactly makes a person homosexual vs. heterosexual and then announces that they can change them from one to the other. The first gay person, for whatever reason who gets "treated" will be attacked mercilessly for It by people who feel that he's betrayed their culture. Now whether that's ever possible I don't know and really don't care. Gay people surround me at work and at home and it doesn't affect me in the least bit. The only thing I want them to be able to do is be happy and enjoy their lives. I don't think it's a sin or a problem at all but someone will and if they find a gene that can be changed or a spot in someone's brain that can be modified in some way to "fix" them they will and then all hell will break loose. I think it's just human nature.

about 5 months ago
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Ties of the Matrix: An Exercise in Combinatorics

JudgeFurious Re:You've been living in a Dream World Neo (51 comments)

We all did. Each and every one of us. It's impossible to resist and at the same time it doesn't work nearly as well if you don't do it.

about 5 months ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

JudgeFurious Re:Soundex Algorithm (275 comments)

I can't figure out why that isn't obvious to everyone. I've even seen it rendered into an "easy to forward to all your paranoid friends on facebook" picture captioned "When a boot is on your throat it doesn't matter if it's the left one or the right one" and still there are people so wrapped up in their side being the correct one that they can't see past "Obama" or "Fox News". This is bigger than both parties.

about 5 months ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

JudgeFurious Re:And it costs almost as much as a new game... (166 comments)

I could have written this post nearly word for word it's so close to what I think about Path of Exile. Awesome game that becomes tiresome as you get further into it. Normal was a blast, Cruel was less fun but I made it through still enjoying myself. Merciless was like I hit a wall and didn't want to go on. I made it to level 74 and just lost interest in it because..... "Fuck grinding"?

about 5 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

JudgeFurious So Russia needs some what? Lebensraum? (878 comments)

And the United States is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the USSR....err "Russia" into radioactive ash. For crying out loud are we really going to do all of this again? Why?

about 5 months ago
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Mt. Gox Knew It Was Selling Phantom Bitcoin 2 Weeks Before Collapse

JudgeFurious So what you're saying is (263 comments)

"Mistakes were made"?

about 6 months ago

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