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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Krishnoid Maybe it's a good thing (666 comments)

At the 43:25 minute mark, President Obama is supposed to say “I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe.”

Instead, the entire section is skipped. Obama’s comments resume with “The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.”

Maybe their expectation is that the appeal to military authority will carry more weight than the appeal to a scientific one?

about a week ago

Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance

Krishnoid Re:Holy Carp! (136 comments)

Why read some boring headlines, when you can read the comic book instead?

about two weeks ago

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Krishnoid Re:could be fems average better at groups, men one (219 comments)

The woman says "That's not the real problem here."

Instead of saying, for example, "My complaint is not about the cake, but that:

  • you didn't respect an agreement we had, or
  • I get the sense you don't consider what I want on an equal level as what you want in a given moment, or
  • I don't feel like I can trust your intentions when speaking to you, or
  • if you knew you could honor our agreement by buying more cake before eating the last slice, that you didn't have the foresight or consideration to do so.

In case this is obvious, I don't want to sound patronizing. I just wanted to be unambiguous about what I consider to be the problem."

Maybe it's my background kicking in, but the original phrase is about as useful as, "My computer's not working.", "Well, what happened?", "You mostly know the restricted context in what I use my computer for, just fix it."

Maybe they can just watch that Nicolas Cage animation together and call it a day.

about two weeks ago

Man Saves Wife's Sight By 3D Printing Her Tumor

Krishnoid Re:Anyone else concerned? (164 comments)

Yes -- one would hope the specialists would have the latitude and motivation to research options to get the best answer possible; and no -- this was her husband, with a personally vested interest in the accuracy of the diagnosis of a single patient, not just any have-a-go engineer.

about two weeks ago

Man Saves Wife's Sight By 3D Printing Her Tumor

Krishnoid Re:This could be fun.... (164 comments)

You'd probably have been able to get away with a cheaper solution if it was the FDA approved power supply that went bad.

about two weeks ago

AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

Krishnoid Re:Agreed (258 comments)

Maybe they will be more moral than us.

At least their morals will be more colorful.

about two weeks ago

Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Krishnoid I stopped reading halfway through the headline (629 comments)

Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus

My first thought wasn't "they're not nice people," but "finally" -- I was wondering how long it would be before a tech company could be large and influential enough, and behave in a way that would give Microsoft a taste of their own medicine. Too bad it's something of a hit piece.

about two weeks ago

Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

Krishnoid Re:Nope (331 comments)

However it does need trust between the two parties not so easy between strangers.

How about between Facebook friends?

about two weeks ago

Lawmaker's Facebook Rant Threatens Media For "Unauthorized" Use of His Name

Krishnoid Re: Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter (136 comments)

How else can we explain Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter threatening to sue a newspaper for calling him Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter?

You're right -- he's pretty much FCCKD however you describe it.

about three weeks ago

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

Krishnoid Re:Oh no. . . (681 comments)

We must burn him for upsetting the simpleminded villagers!

Plus, he turned me into a newt! Burn him for that too!

about a month ago

"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

Krishnoid Re:more NOS and less lense flare (332 comments)

It's literally an apocalyptic weapon; unless you can figure out how to put transporter-proof shields around every valuable target you've got (and remember here that a planet counts as a valuable target, if you can beam a big enough antimatter bomb much less some "red matter").

Here you go. It definitely makes things more interesting.

about a month ago

Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

Krishnoid Re:do what you want. (232 comments)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Robin of Locksley, Internet edition.

about a month ago

Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force

Krishnoid Re:be careful what you wish for - (368 comments)

If available, this will generate a never ending stream of public information requests to municipalities demanding this newly created video. The video will need to be edited for redaction prior to release. Some cities/states have maximum time requirement laws in which information must be released. This will necessitate the hiring of dozens of video editors to supply edited videos to fulfill RFI’s. (request for information).

So ... job creator?

about a month ago

The History of the NORAD/Microsoft and Google Santa Trackers

Krishnoid To be soon followed by ... (59 comments)

The NSA Snowden tracker, watching Edward Snowden as he travels around the world, bringing transparency to all the good and bad little boys and girls and agencies across the Internet. Merry Christmas, Edward!

about a month ago

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

Krishnoid Re:Who cares? It's the state that time forgot. (114 comments)

The rest of the country should just build a wall around it, and put all the politicians and lawyers there.

Finally! I've been waiting for the reboot for a while.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games?

Krishnoid Inform 7 (121 comments)

You could have him look at Inform 7 and its associated examples for interactive fiction. It uses a subset of English to express the game setting and logic, and exercises programming and small-to-large-scale writing skills. The (IMO) very nice UI also assists in organizing and testing the game structure and execution as well.

about a month ago

Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

Krishnoid Well duh (241 comments)

You would have problems managing a distributed, literally mission-critical computing infrastructure too, if it was constantly getting hit by phaser, photon torpedo, and 'weapon of the week' fire, not to mention entities that don't respect fire/air/vacuum-walls. Seriously, do they even have an IT group?

about a month and a half ago


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Krishnoid Krishnoid writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Slifox, I have a question about one of your postings -- would you email me at 'krishnoid+slifox+pig' at gmail so I can ask you a question?

Much appreciated.

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