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Reddit Subpoenaed In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

KhazadDum Re:It's despicable, but... (303 comments)

Unless you're in a large enough crowd and there are more than one of you assholes. Then scattering through that group, while they're too busy being traumatized by an imminent death, is quite doable. Also, who looks at the shouter if the person is in the act of committing suicide? Isn't everyone transfixed in horror at watching death unfold? Honestly, some /.'ers bother me with their lack of understanding where people are looking in stressful events.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Study Trajectories of Life-Bearing Earth Meteorites

KhazadDum Re:Panspermia (199 comments)

Amino acids mean nothing.

Well, there you have it folks. Forming the building blocks of proteins means nothing.

more than 2 years ago
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Ex-NASA Employees Accuse Agency of 'Extreme Position' On Climate Change

KhazadDum Re:Hey guys, STFU and build a rocket, would you? (616 comments)

Give the opposition against Obama, can you blame them? It's like deciding between a lunatic and an asshole who screws you over every time. No win.

more than 2 years ago
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How Las Vegas Missed Out on a Life-Sized Starship Enterprise

KhazadDum Re:They are timeless and universal (240 comments)

Some people think up the most retarded things. They never consider that everyone else, at some point, has their own desires, problems and interests.

more than 2 years ago
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EA Defends Itself Against Thousands of Anti-Gay Letters

KhazadDum Re:Well I say (1069 comments)

Neonazis and pedophiles would also like to be treated like normal citizens, because that "exposure" encourages the spread of their inclinations throughout the population, since groups tend to be more uniform than diverse. Not saying that gays are equivalent to criminals, but the claim that their influence is healthy is far-fetched.

It's funny how you cite policies endorsed by the Nazis while comparing homosexuals to Nazis.

more than 2 years ago
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The Politics of the F.D.A.

KhazadDum Re:Proposal (238 comments)

Mandatory nutrient labelling for dirt. Won't anyone think of the children with pica?

And this is why people like Colbert have an assured job.

Because idiots like you will always take it to an extreme over putting a label of numbers onto some object. As if more consumer awareness is bad.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

KhazadDum Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Elaborate why, genius.

Unless the act of clearing them constitutes an act that deprives them of their natural rights, or it can be shown that the process of detaining them until a full inquiry is fundamentally unjust, then I see no issue.

It would be no different a rationale than keeping suspects who've been arrested for suspicion of murder in jail until some form of bail (if allowed) is posted.

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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

KhazadDum Re:So what? (1046 comments)

Stalking someone is often a prelude to assault, robbery and/or murder. In any case, it is not only a provocation, but a direct threat to the subjects safety. While it does not give a right to attack, hindering someone's movements such that they DO have to pass through you or near you would, under most courts, be at your fault.

The fact that you have to argue for the right to stalk and threaten other people while defending someone who stalked and ultimately killed a youth is sickening to say the least.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

KhazadDum Re:So what? (1046 comments)

The weird thing I don't get about the "stand your ground" law in this case is how it can apply to both people. By his own account, Zimmerman was chasing Martin. Zimmerman was armed with a gun and was not in a marked security vehicle or wearing any sort of uniform, nor did he identify himself in any way as being part of the neighborhood watch.

That's what a lot of Zimmerman apologists/shills even on /. here fail to account for.

Going out armed at night, without anything to identify yourself differently from a guy who wants to mug you, and following/stalking someone with (or without) their knowledge should not entitle you to Stand-your-ground.

Zimmerman walked out looking for a fight and took steps (like not being/wearing garb of a neighborhood watch association, pursuing Martin, etc) to enforce a confrontation. He should be investigated thoroughly at a minimum.

Anyone who advocates differently from doing other than at least a thorough investigation should have their biases checked. We need more facts, not police agencies willfully obfuscating cases just because they're lazy.

more than 2 years ago
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Forensic Experts Say Screams Were Not Zimmerman's

KhazadDum Re:So what? (1046 comments)

No. The evidence we have shows that Martin was being followed by Zimmerman for the purposes of surveillance (911 call about a suspicious person by Zimmerman), not that Zimmerman was pursuing Martin with a weapon drawn or the threat of violence.

Right there you see Zimmerman following Martin. Another word would be stalking. The 9-11 operator told him not to engage. Any currently tested law applies only if the victim attempted to retreat and was otherwise forced into a confrontation where they had to protect their life.

Voluntarily stalking someone who probably knows you are stalking them is not what comes to mind for 'justifiable homicide'. But hey, anything to feed your fantasy of being neighborhood policeman instead of leaving it up to the police, eh?

more than 2 years ago
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UK MPs Threaten New Laws If Google Won't Censor Search

KhazadDum Re:Good thing (sort of) (154 comments)

So now Google is going to be forced into modifying their search results to make sure "regime change" happens in all of these places. Japan as we saw yesterday, the UK as we see here, France as we've seen recently, and I imagine the US for reasons like ACTA, PIPA, etc. Google as a "force for good"?

It's almost like you're expecting the West to behave better. :P

Gooogle has censored themselves so they can do business with foreign powers. I even recall them working with China and changing search results there for sometime. I don't really care much about that stuff anymore; my love affair with Google died a long time ago.

Any who, here is the obligatory "Get your head out of your ass." message:

Why should the UK and US be any different in dealing with Google?

And what makes you think they will?

more than 2 years ago
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OPERA Group Repeats Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results

KhazadDum Re:Supernovas (442 comments)

Welcome to Slashdot, where belief outweighs *inconsistencies* in science,

Neutrinos being superluminal would make them arrive *significantly* sooner than we've observed in stellar collapses.

This makes an interesting problem -- is our understanding of stellar collapse incomplete or wrong, or is OPERA's interpretations incomplete or wrong?

more than 2 years ago
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Did Fracking Cause Recent Oklahoma Earthquakes?

KhazadDum Re:Probably. (288 comments)

That's assuming a simplistic model of a fault as storing energy. And that also assumes that the energy, in this assumed model, is significant to decrease the overall fault. I'm not sure of the former and extremely skeptical of the latter, particularly because I was under the impression that each scale up is many times more powerful than the former. So a small earthquake might really do jack shit for a large one, except perhaps to loosen or tighten the segments for an enormous quake...

more than 2 years ago
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In-Vitro Muscle Cells, It's What's For Dinner

KhazadDum Re:Edible insects (619 comments)

Yes... By making reconstituted (ie fake) proteins into patties!

One way or another, this fake meat is getting in the food supply.

more than 2 years ago
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Is American Innovation Losing Its Shine?

KhazadDum Re:Do more with less (625 comments)

The only reason why universities are so damn expensive is because shitwits like you shriek about "How overpaid the professors are" and "how much money goes to universities" when federal and state funding is at an all time minimum.

Because of that, universities seek corporate and alternative funding sources. But idiots like you are far too wrapped up in your masturbatory crusade of "It's too expensive!" to notice things ARE expensive because they're FORCED to find OUTSIDE funding. The kind of funding that comes wrapped with heavy baggage, corruption and cronyism -- hey! It's the best system that money can buy...

And now, because out of state students are a financial gold mine, the UC system is focusing on admitting more. Why? Because the entire university system is strapped for cash, raised fees and still found itself strapped for cash. So it did the next reasonable thing -- beg for more cash, give up when the begging failed, and instead change the ENTIRE point (California universities are no longer for Californians) of the system. All to survive.

more than 2 years ago
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Is American Innovation Losing Its Shine?

KhazadDum Re:Why? (625 comments)

Airlines whose planes crash regularly tend not to last long.

You go first, asshole.

more than 2 years ago
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Is American Innovation Losing Its Shine?

KhazadDum Re:Do more with less (625 comments)

Summed up as, "There is no such thing as a free lunch."

more than 2 years ago
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Is American Innovation Losing Its Shine?

KhazadDum Re:Do more with less (625 comments)

Because greedy bastards like you keep on cutting education, research and development in favor of your fucking military-industrial complex. But, go ahead. Call it "Sky is Falling" event. Never mind that, economically-wise, disparity-wise, the sky IS falling. Just for people who haven't got a million dollars to spare.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Fingernails On a Chalkboard Sound Painful

KhazadDum Re:Taught? (176 comments)

I have seen another distinct entry for your list of reactions. Potheads apparently love the smell. As a non-pothead who grew up in skunk country, it's pretty funny to see people who can't get enough of that vile aroma. Gross!

Hmm, let's change around whom and what the object is, but preserve the rest...

I have seen another distinct entry for your list of reactions. Koreans apparently love the smell. As a non-Kimchi-eater who grew up in Korea, it's pretty funny to see people who can't get enough of that vile aroma. Gross!

Put another way, your point?

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

KhazadDum Re:Well, so much for... (658 comments)

I'm a pragmatist with a distaste for the mindless platitudes offered by many conservative talking heads, but for once, this is a solution that is better than fire! Defund the damn TSA!

more than 2 years ago

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