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How WikiLeaks Gags Its Own Staff

Loomismeister Re:If I worked at wikileaks (236 comments)

This is a great way to owe someone 20 million dollars. Just agree to shit on paper because you think it doesn't mean anything.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Is the Universal Gesture Navigation Set?

Loomismeister Double tap to open (177 comments)

In what bizarre app are you doing this. I've had one for a couple years and never heard of such a thing.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?

Loomismeister Re:Apples and Oranges (1486 comments)

Faith has attempted to explain the fundamentals of the world around us since the beginning of civilizations. That is the purpose of religion.

more than 3 years ago
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Newspaper Plagiarizes Blog, Taunts Real Author

Loomismeister Re:Or maybe they did their research? (301 comments)

Why yes, obviously the only place the newspaper could have discovered this is your blog. Nobody involved in as non-technical field as the *press* could ever have heard of whois, or the many web interfaces to that command. You are right in assuming that you are the only person who was curious about this ad campaign to do even the most rudimentary amount of research.

Unless you have logs showing hits from IPs that resolve as being at the paper, I think Occam's Razor applies.

It turns out he does have logs showing hits from the LIP 10 minutes before they published their own story.

more than 3 years ago
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Sputnik Moment Or No, Science Fairs Are Lagging

Loomismeister Re:"Everybody wins" mentality (414 comments)

You are really creepy with the "hun" and "my sweet" crap.

more than 3 years ago
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Golden Gate Bridge To Eliminate Tollbooths

Loomismeister Electronic tolls way faster (349 comments)

I'd much rather cruise through tolls without having to stop, and I really have no desire to see these human toll booth operators.

more than 3 years ago
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Teachers Back Away From Evolution In Class

Loomismeister Re:Summary wrong, not so bleak (947 comments)

The numbers are not mine. They are the reality of the survey.

more than 3 years ago
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Teachers Back Away From Evolution In Class

Loomismeister Re:Summary wrong, not so bleak (947 comments)

Yea the summary is misleading people into thinking that 60% of highschool biology teachers aren't teaching evolution. The reality is better than what is described in the summary, hence reality is "not so bleak".

more than 3 years ago
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Teachers Back Away From Evolution In Class

Loomismeister Summary wrong, not so bleak (947 comments)

Unsurprisingly, the summary is wrong. 28% actively teach evolution as if it is a correct theory, 60% teach both evolution and ID and do not make claims as to their validity. The last 12% actually only teach creationism. All of this survey was done with biology highschool teachers.

more than 3 years ago
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Herding Firesheep In NYC — Do Users Care?

Loomismeister Re:Denial is bliss (200 comments)

Single engine planes are very safe. An engine failure does not translate into a death either, its just a forced emergency landing...

more than 3 years ago
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James Cameron Commissions Submarine To Visit Challenger Deep

Loomismeister Re:Sad, actually (285 comments)

What makes you think that we are not capable of going to the moon? It would be relatively simple to achieve at this point, as we have not forgotten anything.

more than 3 years ago
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Armed Man Takes Hostages At Discovery Channel HQ

Loomismeister Re:This is why... (1090 comments)

Lack of faith in your god has no relevance to why this asshole went nuts. He could have expressed his insanity in a much more violent way in the name of your god

about 4 years ago
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Armed Man Takes Hostages At Discovery Channel HQ

Loomismeister Re:This is why... (1090 comments)

Atheism embodies the absence of religion. And science the absence of faith. Atheism cannot be a religion by definition.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils New Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Loomismeister Re:As a Tester (150 comments)

I can navigate menus just fine... Where is the difficulty?

about 4 years ago
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The Moon Is Shrinking Like a Wrinkled Apple

Loomismeister Nuke it (116 comments)

The only way to guarantee our safety is to nuke it to ashes before anything unexpected or bad happens. Plus everyone will receive free apple pie from the sky.

about 4 years ago
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Your Online Education Experience?

Loomismeister Re:Welcome to College (428 comments)

Can you get into a Ph.D program for web design?

more than 4 years ago
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Airlines Get Billions From Unbundled Services

Loomismeister Re:I like it (432 comments)

My flight experiences have been pleasant and quick, and commuting by car or boat is simply not an option for the vast majority of business fliers like me.

You are scarred by some kind of horrible experience and obviously cannot speak for everyone. Airlines can be the cheapest/quickest or quite luxurious/quickest way to get wherever you want to go.

more than 4 years ago
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The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'

Loomismeister Re:payback (274 comments)

Him saying that android devs care more about bells and whistles (like tethering) is the cause of the phone calls not working is the same thing as blaming tethering.

HTC didn't make the OS, and yet you are blaming the Android OS for this problem. You are blaming the open source community of focusing on making apps which is somehow hurting the quality of the actual phone capabilities.

HTC's track record is actually pretty great; They make plenty of customized phones, and they did wonders in making a usable front-end of the microsoft OS.

Yet none of this really matters, the point is that this guy made a silly comment. It is not development of apps that caused this problem, and it wasn't trying to catch up to the iPhone either.

Sometimes shit happens, and it's how companies handle that shit that matters. Apples track record is really crapping up, especially when they told users that they were holding their phones wrong because of the shitty antenna design.

more than 4 years ago

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