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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Microsift Re:FP? (942 comments)

Completely idiotic. People who advocate for the metric system are mostly self-aggrandizing braggarts.

Which sounds more impressive:

How far did you run?

1 mile. or
1609 meters.

about 3 months ago

Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

Microsift Nice Synergy (347 comments)

Take a real scandal (NSA) and link it to a fake one (IRS). If you are stupid enough to make your organization's name sound like it's that of a political party, you can expect extra scrutiny. The reason I know there was no real suppression is that Crossroads GPS got its tax-exempt status and then spent millions on the election, "educating" voters to vote for Mitt Romney. Where was the outrage from Stockman when President W. Bush was firing US Attorney's who prosecuted Republican politicians?

about 7 months ago

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

Microsift Re:Not today though - America has no honour left (519 comments)

Here's where Snowden crossed the line from whistle blower to traitor. When he allegedly revealed that we had tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone. This was a legitimate piece of spycraft that he revealed to our enemies and allies. Now you may say, should we be spying on Germany? Well, you'd be naive if you believed the German's weren't spying on us in some fashion.

I'm not convinced the NSA is collecting more information about me than Google is, or whoever puts the ads for stuff I look at in Amazon on other web pages.

about 8 months ago

Fully Autonomous Flapping-wing MAV Is As Light As 4 Sheets of A4 Paper

Microsift Please simplify (79 comments)

You mean weighs as much as 1 sheet of A2 paper...

about a year ago

Atlanta Man Shatters Coast-to-Coast Driving Record, Averaging 98MPH

Microsift Subpoena his equipment... (666 comments)

He should get a speeding ticket from every state he drove through.

about a year ago

White House: Use Metric If You Want, We Don't Care

Microsift Re:Start here (1145 comments)

And don't forget bank thermometers

about a year and a half ago

DARPA Wants Distributed Network of Deep Sea Storage Units

Microsift This is overkill... (81 comments)

Shaggy Man's body is indestrucible.

about 2 years ago

USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Microsift No reason to change, our system is better... (909 comments)

...for weather. I'm going to punch the next person who tells me that it's super hot at 45 degrees out in the face.

about 2 years ago

Child Gets Nintendo 3DS Full of Porn For Christmas

Microsift Classic (370 comments)

I bought a refurbished Wii from GameStop, still had the previous owner's saved games, Netflix account (which works by the way), credits on the Nintendo store. They made no effort to clean the system whatsoever.

more than 2 years ago

27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Microsift Re:And yet... (2987 comments)

I wage war against the government by voting.

more than 2 years ago

Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill?

Microsift Abandon $50 and $100 bills! (943 comments)

The $1 bill is useful for everyday transactions, the $100 bill is useful for gamblers in Las Vegas and drug dealers. While I have no problem with the former, making it more difficult for drug dealers to do business seems like a good policy. Also, it would be two fewer bills that we would have to worry about people counterfeiting.

more than 2 years ago

Eternal Copyright: a Modest Proposal

Microsift My Modest Proposal (184 comments)

Copyright should be 5 years, penalties for violating copyright should be large enough to discourage willful copyright violations (i.e criminal, not civil). After 5 years, copyright is gone, want more money? do more work!

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Adds Ads To News Feed

Microsift My strategy for Facebook ads (130 comments)

I hide them, and when Facebook asks me why I choose "sexually explicit."

about 3 years ago

Your State University Doesn't Want You

Microsift Funny that a guy who can't do math... (551 comments)

...or read a table is complaining about higher education. Ohio State University doesn't have 16,000+ out of state students, it has 11,442 (according to the document the post links to). Foreign students are included in that number. There are 52,635 Ohioans, 11,442 non-Ohioans for a total enrollment of 64,077.

more than 3 years ago

Modern Humans Bred With Evolutionary Predecessors In Africa

Microsift Perverts! (160 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Google Details and Defends Its Use of Electricity

Microsift Crappy logic (237 comments)

Okay, honestly there are very few things that I look up on google that I would drive to a library to research.

more than 3 years ago


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