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Silk Road Trial Defense: Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts

Maritz Re:100% Pure USDA-Disapporoved Bull (119 comments)

You call it a 'digital ponzi currency' to express your disdain for it, but in doing so your completely weaken your own position, because a ponzi scheme is completely fucking different.

about two weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

Maritz Re:No need (560 comments)

Information you don't like = Propaganda. Information you like = Truth. I get it.

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

Maritz Re: noooo (560 comments)

A skeptic will look at a variety of sources and will concentrate on those that challenge his already-held views. You aren't doing that in this case. You quickly found something that espouses one view, and then you stopped.

This contradicts your article.

For what it's worth, I like many would greatly prefer if AGW was bollocks, but it's quite fucking obvious that it isn't. Nuclear energy is definitely the best way to go, and people who accept AGW but oppose that are people who I suspect are more influenced by ideology than by facts.

about a month ago
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Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

Maritz Re:Grammar police alert (129 comments)

Yeah. Personally if I was writing a summary for a news site, I'd check what the fuck I was saying makes sense before posting it.

about a month ago
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South Korean Activist To Drop "The Interview" In North Korea Using Balloons

Maritz Re:What kind of activism is this (146 comments)

Conciliation? With a fat despot? The only just outcome involves the little cunt being dragged through the streets along with his enablers.

about a month ago
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South Korean Activist To Drop "The Interview" In North Korea Using Balloons

Maritz Re:S. Korean Idiot tries to piss off N. Korean idi (146 comments)

"Mr. Irishman, would you have rather starved or suffer English influence through English charity?"

Uh, Ireland was entirely under British control at the time. Kinda makes what you're just after saying look really stupid.

about a month ago
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South Korean Activist To Drop "The Interview" In North Korea Using Balloons

Maritz Re:Let's Do It Right! (146 comments)

You don't think the US military can afford a few million on fuel, salary and DVDs? They spend that every day. Probably doesn't help the deficit, mind you.

about a month ago
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South Korean Activist To Drop "The Interview" In North Korea Using Balloons

Maritz Re:And who will watch it? (146 comments)

"activists" tend to care more about publicity then the "cause".

Given a choice of simply leaving North Korea alone (small isolated country and all) or provoke them by doing this and possibly hurting its citizens in return for nothing of real value... .what does an "activist" do?

Maybe he doesn't share your opinion that it's nothing of real value.

about a month ago
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Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming

Maritz Re:How perfectly appropriate - (341 comments)

You should really just admit that you made up your mind on this for emotional reasons and that no evidence will ever change your mind. That way, you'll still be a complete dick, but you'll be an honest one.

about a month ago
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Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming

Maritz Re:Doesn't matter (341 comments)

You do realise that coking coal is used in smelters to make all the steel to build these worthless contraptions? And the cement foundations for the wind turbines; cement is made from heating limestone & shale, releasing vast amounts CO2. You then have all the steel needed to prop up the solar panels, also made by burning coal. It all adds up, you know.

Oh no. How often do they have to make each windmill?

about a month ago
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The Billionaires' Space Club

Maritz Re:What the hell is this guy smoking (235 comments)

There are those, who literally want to LIMIT BY LAW how much money can a person make (or how much property they can own).

Really? Who?

about a month ago
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The Billionaires' Space Club

Maritz Re:RAH had this in the 50's (235 comments)

There is no end-goal of evolution. Therefore not being it is completely irrelevant. There's a whole lot of things that we're not. Who is saying 'let's spend all our money on a Mars colony'? Nobody is; that's what makes it a straw man bullshit argument.

about a month ago
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The Billionaires' Space Club

Maritz Re:RAH had this in the 50's (235 comments)

You first. Kill yourself and then I'll know you're credible.

about a month ago
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The Billionaires' Space Club

Maritz Re:RAH had this in the 50's (235 comments)

Space exploration and colonization are hopeless fantasies. Nobody in their right mind is going to spend insane fortunes to explore and colonize the most inhospitable places there are, for no apparent benefit.

There never being any benefit, and you being unable to foresee any benefit, are not the same thing. Hard as that might be for you to believe.

about a month ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Maritz Re:Sounds good. (556 comments)

After all, criticizing hilariously shitty products on Steam is now apparently a form of sexual harassment. And pointing out the overwhelmingly obvious in a blog post, may be construed as "rape" here in bizarro world.

lol... Nope.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Maritz Re: Never attribute to stupidity (580 comments)

Indeed. We've diluted the word 'terrorism' to homeopathic degrees, let's make 'war' a completely meaningless word too. Yay.

about a month and a half ago
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High Temperature Superconductivity Record Smashed By Sulfur Hydride

Maritz Re:Doping? (80 comments)

Computers are frequently sold with skis, are used while people ski, and most of the most famous computer-related inventors were either obsessed skiers or came up with their designs while skiing. Charles Babbage, for instance, designed the Difference Engine whilst deftly navigating the jumps and horrific reverse-camber turns of the famous Mausefalle slope in the Austrian Alps.

about a month and a half ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Maritz Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

Someone spoiling your ads? Don't you have one weird trick to get past everyone's AdBlock?

about 1 month ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Maritz Re:Isn't that click fraud? (285 comments)

Agree apart from Flash. It was originally a vector graphics animation platform. I liked Macromedia back in the day. Adobe are asswipes.

about 1 month ago
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Curiosity's Mars Crater Was Once a Vast Lake

Maritz Re:Global warming (42 comments)

Mars is a frosty desert. A runaway greenhouse effect on Earth would be much less pleasant. Hotter for a start. Sadly.

about 1 month ago

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RE's Skylon Spaceplane Faces Key Tech Test in June

Maritz Maritz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Maritz writes "El Reg has a good article on how British company Reaction Engines Ltd's ambitious spaceplane design SKYLON, which is designed to get to orbit in a single stage and to be entirely re-usable, faces a test of its pre-cooler technology in June. The pre-cooler is the key to their SABRE engines, which are themselves the key ingredient in achieving a single-stage-to-orbit platform. The pre-cooler aims to take air and almost instantly cool it down to cryogenic temperatures, before using the oxygen to burn with hydrogen fuel carried from take-off.

REL technical director Richard Varvill: "[The pre-cooler] is the only brand-new piece of technology". Varvill had previously said that REL has a 10-year roadmap to actual Skylon flights, with costs during that time of maybe $15bn."

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Did Dr Richard B. Hoover Just Discover Alien Life?

Maritz Maritz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Maritz writes "Aliens exist, and we have proof.

That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal."

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