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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

L. J. Beauregard DYRTFA? Re:It's getting hotter still! (617 comments)

FTFA: "As the area covered in sea ice expands scientists have said the ice on the continent of Antarctica which is not over the ocean continues to deplete." Next time, RTFA.

5 days ago

3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

L. J. Beauregard Re:Anthropometrics (818 comments)

IIf airline A has 34 inches of pitch with a $550 ticket and airline B has 30 inches for $500, the passengers will flock to the $500 ticket. Passengers need to start making it clear with their wallet that they are no longer going to fly lower-priced sardine airlines.

There are any number of reasons why I might not choose the cheapest flight. The arrival or departure time may be inconvenient. The layovers may be excessive. I might want to avoid a particular airport. Or perhaps the airline breaks guitars.

But there is not even reliable information, let alone a promise, of how large the seat is going to be; and there is no reason for the airline to live up to an agreement that they never made. In your example, I see only a $500 ticket or a $550 ticket, and no seat size is listed. The actual choice is between $500 for a 30 inch seat and $550 for...a 30 inch seat. If I'm lucky.

about two weeks ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

L. J. Beauregard Re: No real surprise (710 comments)

That's because their claims of enviro-superiority are like medieval "indulgences", permissions to sin without penalty. So Saint AlGore flies all over the world preaching the "Stop flying!" mantra, as if he'd never heard of Skype or Webex.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, "All men are created equal." Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Therefore all men are not created equal and we need to go back to feudalism. Yes, it's crap. It's crap in exactly the same way that your yelling about AAAAALLLLL GOOOORRRRRE! is crap.

about 2 months ago

Study: Why the Moon's Far Side Looks So Different

L. J. Beauregard KILL ALL EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!! (79 comments)

Seriously, guys, does every third sentence have to end with a bang?

about 2 months ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

L. J. Beauregard This is Google's fault...why, exactly? (346 comments)

That oughta larn 'em to check before they click send. But it probably won't.

about 3 months ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

L. J. Beauregard Re:Your taxes at work (501 comments)

"Pantywaisted policies"? Fine. Swarm this land with Homeland "Security" goons to find anyone who looks a little brown, ask them sus papeles, por favor and beat the mierda out of them when they answer in English. Oh, and we want freedom and small government, too. And low taxes.

"Teach our kids Spanish"? Qué horror, que nuestros hijos aprendan otro idioma.

"Offer Spanish cable TV channels"? What have you got against the free market?

"Bilingual highway signs"? Citation needed, but yes, it's so much better to have people on the road who don't understand the signs.

about 3 months ago

Thai Police: We'll Get You For Online Social Media Criticism

L. J. Beauregard Re:Thailand is the new China (86 comments)

Yes, we're in hock up to our necks because Greasy Spics and Scary Mooselimbs. It has nothing to do with people baying for MOAR WAR! without being willing to pay the taxes to support it. We had a budget surplus before george w. bush got in.

If you're suggesting a final solution to the Greasy Spic/Scary Mooselimb/whatever problem, then just come out and say so.

about 3 months ago

Thai Police: We'll Get You For Online Social Media Criticism

L. J. Beauregard Re:Back here in America (86 comments)

I'm old enough to remember the time before Obama, when you could speak out against the government and not have to worry about getting targeted by goons from the IRS.

Gee, when was that? Poor widdle teabaggers had to fill out a few extra forms. Opponents of george w. bush were herded into "free speech zones", pepper sprayed and busted for having the gall to oppose the War on Terra.

about 3 months ago

Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine

L. J. Beauregard Re:taxes will lead to kludges (238 comments)

The Prius battery is NiMH. Some other hybrids might use Li-ion.

about 4 months ago

Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine

L. J. Beauregard Re:Real-world conditions (238 comments)

I certainly hope you don't draft trucks and avoid braking at the same time.

about 4 months ago

White House Pressures Legislators Into Gutting USA FREEDOM Act

L. J. Beauregard Vote Republican in 2016 (284 comments)

so critics of NSA spying can be called commie Islamofascist America-hating terrorist sympathizers again.

about 4 months ago

What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

L. J. Beauregard *eyeroll* (258 comments)

Don't you Foxbots have anything better to say than AAAAALLLLL GOOOOORRRRRE!?

about 4 months ago

"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

L. J. Beauregard Re:They're nuts but right (1374 comments)

extreme left wing groups

Those who speak of "extreme left wing groups" usually mean anyone less insane than Michelle Bachmann.

about 5 months ago

The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

L. J. Beauregard Re:Can we not have this political bullshit on /. ? (769 comments)

Both sides are bad so vote Republican

I for one would be quite happy to see GEORGE SOROS! banned from contributing to the Democrats if it meant the hundreds of other billionaires couldn't contribute to the Republicans.

about 5 months ago

California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

L. J. Beauregard BSABSVR (220 comments)

Deportations have continued apace under Obama.

Of course we'll never get them all, because the Vaterlandssicherheitsdepartment doesn't have enough manpower. So if you want to round up that last illegal, fine.

Increase the size and funding of the Vaterlandssicherheitsdepartment about tenfold.

Swarm this land with goons to grab hold of anyone who looks a little brown, ask him "Sus papeles, por favor", and beat the mierda out of him when he answers in English.

And you can STFU about Big Government and you can STFU about the taxes needed to pay for it all.

Or we can slap some fines on the companies that hire illegals, or that illegally hire H1Bs instead of Americans. But no, that'll never happen, because Job Creators.

about 5 months ago

Fifty Years Ago IBM 'Bet the Company' On the 360 Series Mainframe

L. J. Beauregard Re:Not really all that important in the big pictur (169 comments)

If you work for a large company, chances are a mainframe prints your paycheck.

If you work for a small company, they probably outsource their payroll to some company such as Paychex, and a mainframe still prints your paycheck.

about 5 months ago
top Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms

L. J. Beauregard Re:Most "executives" are morons (325 comments)

blah blah blah thanks to the liberals

Stopped reading there.

about 6 months ago


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