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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

MildlyTangy Re:You are going to see that where Science conflic (569 comments)

As opposed to food that is fertilized with a substance that does not come from the excretory organs of an animal.

You say that like its a bad thing.

2 days ago
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Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

MildlyTangy Re:Meh (125 comments)

Why do you need interchangeable lenses when you can focus on or apply lens effects on whatever you want after the fact?.

Zoom.
Aperture.

2 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

MildlyTangy Re:Animal rights? (204 comments)

Ah, but you've never watched Ren and Stimpy. The horse's answer was, "No, sir . . . . . I didn't like it."

Different horse.

3 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

MildlyTangy Re:Horse alternative (204 comments)

OMG im SO SORRY, I made a grammar error in the above post!!

Grammar Nazi's, please just hear me out before you attack me with pedantry.

I didnt mean to do it, please accept my sincere apology.

"Pictured" was supposed to be "picture"

OMG, so sorry!

3 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

MildlyTangy Horse alternative (204 comments)

I looked at the Pictured in the article ( I know...!! )

It looks like a car. They have just taken away the very thing that attracted people to the ride.

People pay to be taken around the city in a horse drawn carriage because its *not* a motor vehicle. Some would argue its quaint, romantic or just plain neat to experience something a bit different than the status quo of "motor vehicle".

The horse is not suffering. Leave it alone.

3 days ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

MildlyTangy Re:Animal rights? (204 comments)

Its either pull a carriage or off to the dog food factory. Ask the horse for its preference.

The horse was consulted and has been asked which option it would prefer.

The horse did not respond.

The general conclusion was that it seemed likely that the horse did not understand English.

3 days ago
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Reinventing the Axe

MildlyTangy Re:not an axe (214 comments)

Not an axe, axes are not used to split wood. That is a splitting maul, mauls and wedges are used to split wood. And that is actually probably closer to a froe than a maul.

99% of the population would take one look at that and call it an axe.

You start getting all pedantic, and it just confuses everybody. Maules, froes, wedges....its just axe-nerdery to the rest of us.

Just let us call it an axe.

This is why we cant have nice things without eternal debate.

3 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

MildlyTangy Re:Hardly surprising (817 comments)

There is only one way to fix it. and most people are not really interested in going that far.
History has proven that it is the only way to fix that problem.

Isnt there something similar to Godwins Law, but instead of invoking Hitler, its invoking the American Solution ( shooting people to death as the ideal way to solve political problems)?

about a week ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

MildlyTangy Re:Annex? (313 comments)

Since when has "being illegal" stopped Russia from doing what it wants?

about two weeks ago
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Mr. Schmidt Goes To Washington: A Look Inside Google's Lobbying Behemoth

MildlyTangy Pay to Play (128 comments)

Pay to play.

Isnt bribery supposed to be illegal in the US?

Why does their government get a "get out of Jail free" card with respect to bribery laws?

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

MildlyTangy Re:Singapore (386 comments)

It is a pleasure to live there, as long as you have no political ambitions.

And as long as you absolutely hate chewing gum.

Also, dont go there if you have no problems committing the heinous and abhorrent crime of "jay walking".

Actually, make sure you dont walk around your house naked while over there. Thats illegal too.

Also, realise that hugging without permission is highly illegal.

Also, be *very* careful if you dont beleive the local religion. Sedition is a very serious crime in Singapore.

Come to think of it, if you are a westerner, just stay away, period.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

MildlyTangy Re:I don't believe him (446 comments)

I don't believe him. He and the reviewer that ok'd his code submission should be brought in for questioning.

You are totally correct. As it is "you" who does not beleive him, governments of the world should work together to bring this man and his reviewer in for questioning.

This is now a matter of urgent and International importance.

Hurry before its too late! AC has spoken!

about two weeks ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

MildlyTangy Funny host (193 comments)

Woot!

The late show will finally be funny.

Letterman and his backup band are so predictable, so bland, and so American-Cheesy, its unwatchable for the rest of us.

To be fair, the only truly funny regular joke is in the opening credits where New York is described as the best city in the world.

about two weeks ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

MildlyTangy Loose Ends (292 comments)

From what I can remember, in the early 1900's, physics only had a few loose ends to go before 'everything' was discovered and known.

Then Einstein explained the photoelectric effect, and the rest, they say, is history.

For all we know, one of these 'loose ends' may end up rewriting physics as we know it. Again.

It aint over until the fat lady sings.

about two weeks ago
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Anti-Game-Violence Legislator Arrested, Faces Gun Trafficking Charges

MildlyTangy Makes NO sense (234 comments)

This makes absolutely no sense....In America, isnt "agreeing to perform official acts in exchange for the money" a fundamental part of how the American government works?

Isnt this how their Senate operates? The media tend to call it "lobbying", and the "lobbying industry" has sprung up around this practice, so how come this politician was arrested for this?

Im confused, isnt this a perfectly legal thing in the USA? Its been going on for so many decades, why start charging people now?

about a month ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

MildlyTangy Re:Plase, not Slashdot too (282 comments)

In case anybody is curious, the next Presidential election is over two years away, none of the horse race talk means a goddamn thing right now. This is just talking heads needing to fill airtime with inane babble because covering the events in Crimea would be too depressing.

Crimea river.

about a month ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

MildlyTangy Re:Sincerity or Negotiating Ploy (300 comments)

Notch is already rich as hell. I don't think he cares about more money at this point. Minecraft could have already made him oodles more cash if he'd change it to a freemium model. But he's not.

You seem to be living under the false assumption that there is such a thing as "too much money".

about a month ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

MildlyTangy Nooo! (535 comments)

I feel devastated that Facebook is buying Oculus. I was hoping so very much to get the retail version one day, but now that Facebook is involved, I greatly fear for the future of great VR. It may turn into great VR hardware, but it will inherently suck to due to significant privacy concerns because of the involvement of Facebook.

Oculus was at the cutting edge of VR innovation, they held so much promise...

Truly, with one hand they giveth, and the other they taketh away...

It is a sad day indeed.

about a month ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

MildlyTangy Re:Creationists (269 comments)

Why should we take what Creationists say seriously?

about a month ago
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New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla

MildlyTangy please explain to a non american (342 comments)

As a non-American, can somebody please explain to me why it is "wrong" for a car company to sell cars directly?

Why do car dealerships get any special treatment, laws and government protection to prop up their existence?

What is so special about a car dealership, why are they allowed to ban a car company from selling.....cars?

Why does this weird shit happen in America?

Im not aware of this weird state of affairs happening in any other country, what is so special about cars?

Its like banning HP from selling computers. Makes no fucking sense at all.

about a month and a half ago

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