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Microsoft Partners With Docker

Krishnoid For once, they hit the mark (104 comments)

Our favorite company can finally put out a marketing campaign truly worthy of their name:

"Microsoft is pants."

about two weeks ago
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Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

Krishnoid Re:Pounds (72 comments)

99 pounds of fuel on the jet,
99 pounds of fuel,

about two weeks ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Krishnoid Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong

, dumbass.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Krishnoid Re:Umm (238 comments)

Well, of course they love it -- they're one homogeneous mass, after all. It's only the ones not part of that mass who don't appreciate being lumped together.

about two weeks ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

Krishnoid Re:20 years there was no index (144 comments)

20 years ago if you were caught giving a hand job to a guy in a corner, maybe youw ere drunk or whatnot, maybe it would ruin your life for a year or two but that would be over ... A society which does not forget is one which will not forgive minor transgression.

20 years from now, when the children born into the Internet are now middle-aged and running the show, and everybody will have their childhood indiscretions readily visible, will this still hold? Or will it be so commonplace that nobody will really care? Or will those who don't have anything juicy to show from their childhood be more a curiosity, rather than the status quo?

about two weeks ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

Krishnoid Re:Alum Crystal (70 comments)

Another minor benefit of the crystal stick -- impossible to identify as a 'paste' in your carry-on luggage.

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Krishnoid Re:On Grounds of Standing Alone.... (385 comments)

One can't file on behalf of another (unless they are a legal guardian or hold a power of attorney), and the plaintiffs also can't show any personal harm to themselves.

They had standing due to special circumstances; in this situation they were allowed to file the case pro-bono(bo).

about two weeks ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

Krishnoid Re:Plot line (238 comments)

Or, in some cases, eventually figures out how to make tea.

about two weeks ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

Krishnoid We need a movie to spread the word (238 comments)

One where technologically capable individuals fight back against brutish peers. The technologists could be portrayed as smart and kind, but socially marginalized and not particularly attractive.

We could call it, I dunno, "Revenge of the Science and Technology People". Truly a story for our decade, it could get the word out that society is hostile towards the people involved in science and technology.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

Krishnoid Re:funny that.... (178 comments)

Oddly enough, this is perfectly timed with someone in the US getting infected.

Not hardly, we're still some number away before that happens.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Krishnoid Re:Misleading All Over (724 comments)

If you look into the facts, you can see that the journalists:

1. Have close personal relationships - sexual, financial, even living environment - with the subjects they write about. They do not recuse themselves appropriately.
2. They actively collude to push their personal politics.
3. Do not actually like or care about games or gaming.
4. Effectively take bribes.
5. Ostracize those that don't toe the party lines. So they're an asset if you're with them and a huge roadblock if you're not with them. They control most gaming events and actively work to shut down those that they don't control.
6. Dissenting opinions are never expressed in their pieces and facts are scant at best. It's all based on feelings.
7. They do not verify their sources and an egregious example is found directly in TFA. Nobody bothered to verify Anita Sarkeesian's story and somehow it keeps getting parroted as a fact. There have only been a couple people that looked into this and have found that the details are muddy at best and nonexistent at worst. As a result, she's come up with the phrase "listen and believe," but I'm much more a fan of "trust, but verify."

I'm confused -- I've reviewed my election booklet three times, but can't find them in the congressional or senatorial races. Or maybe they're preparing for an upcoming run?

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Krishnoid The scumbag was charged with ... (217 comments)

Negligent distracted attempted terrorism? That's a thing, right?

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Krishnoid Re:Americans are smart. (460 comments)

Blah, blah blah blah blah naked. blah blah blah [title inflation] blah blah blah hot as Celebrity M. I would totally trust them in that case.

Which is probably what collectively has brought us to our current situation.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Krishnoid Re:Bullshit (460 comments)

It is not a scientists job to teach people science.

Now wait a second -- they're required in most academic institutions to teach at least a few classes. In my experience, they seriously consider that a primary part of their job responsib-- oh, I see what you mean.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Krishnoid Re:Americans are smart. (460 comments)

For example, Scientist A, a respected immunologist, says that vaccines prevent disease and are good. Celebrity M, a former Playboy model, says they're filled with icky stuff and should be banned. Too many Americans would listen to the celebrity over the scientist or give their views equal weight when there is no comparison: The scientist should win out.

Pfft -- we've seen Celebrity M naked! That's as honest (cough) and (cough airbrushed) unobstructed as you get! Not like Scientist A has ever done anything forthcoming like that. What's s/he hiding behind that opaque white coat anyway? I'll bet there's a tree-hugging dirty agenda-ridden hippie under there, that's what.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Krishnoid Re:Americans are smart. (460 comments)

If you own the land instead, and stop paying your property taxes, the government will take your property away.

I thought they'd put a lien against your property so they get it when you sell it or die; not that they could take it away while you were living on it.

about three weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Krishnoid Re:A glorious victory for all (474 comments)

Still, royalty does have a power over people:

CAMERON: To gain a brief advantage you've contrived,
But your proud triumph will not be long-lived
SCOTLAND: Don't say you are orphans, for we know that game.
CAMERON: On your allegiance we've a stronger claim.
We charge you yield, we charge you yield,
In Queen Elizabeth's name!
SCOTLAND: (baffled) You do?
PARLIAMENT: We do!
We charge you yield,
In Queen Elizabeth's name!
(SCOTS kneel, PARLIAMENT stands over them triumphantly.)
SCOTLAND: We yield at once, with humbled mien,
Because, with all our faults, we love our Queen.

about a month ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Krishnoid Re:What now? (131 comments)

Get Steve Ballmer hired to the FCC?

about a month ago

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Krishnoid Krishnoid writes  |  more than 5 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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