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Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized

Nimey Re:Wait, these are for real? (47 comments)

^^^ That's a place where "average" can be quite deceiving. The sun's atmosphere is rarefied but its core's density is up to 150 g/cm3, or 150x that of water.

4 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:It's getting hotter still! (577 comments)

And you'd be factually wrong. There is such a thing as being so open-minded your brains fall out, and you're unwittingly demonstrating this with your false equivalence.

His "argument" about Al Gore was hardly nuanced, he's just giving the argumentum ad Goram cover because he happens to sympathize with the deniers, and that's enough in my book.

10 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:It's getting hotter still! (577 comments)

Deniers have nothing interesting or worthwhile, or even reality-based to say at this point, so there's no point in annoying myself by reading their drivel.

12 hours ago
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I think next winter will be:

Nimey Who the hell knows (97 comments)

Last winter's polar air mass stooging around the middle US for weeks was a surprise to everyone.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:Lets not forget (577 comments)

You're wasting your time: you can't reason someone out of a position they weren't reasoned into.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:It's getting hotter still! (577 comments)

Your objection is completely meaningless and is a logical fallacy besides.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:Lets not forget (577 comments)

tl;dr: Dunning-Kruger.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:It's getting hotter still! (577 comments)

Likewise, every time AGW is brought up some fuckwit will bring up Al Gore as though it proves something... besides that person's tribalism and ignorance, I mean.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Re:Lets not forget (577 comments)

Likewise, complaints about Agenda 21 are a certain indication that person wears a tinfoil hat.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Nimey Lots of anonymous coward deniers (577 comments)

What's the deal with posting as ACs, deniers? There's an awful lot of posters with those two attributes every time /. posts an article touching on climate change.

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Nimey Re:911 was down for us Friday night (593 comments)

If you're /that/ exercised about being able to choose to do absolutely anything, then why in the hell are you using a proprietary operating system?

I think you're full of crap.

yesterday
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Nimey Re:So-to-speak legal (404 comments)

I think you Poe'd most of the people who responded to you.

yesterday
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

Nimey Re:As someone with a white macbook... (129 comments)

Plenty of time to switch to Firefox. Probably they'll keep offering 32-bit for a while yet, and when they stop a third-party project will come along that will, a la TenFourFox.

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Nimey Re:Great one more fail (577 comments)

Missouri's state legislature has a 2/3 Republican majority, which is enough to override a veto. We've gotten other stupid laws enacted from that body since this happened and we're going to get a lot more.

2 days ago

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CrunchBang repository and tracker DDoSed

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about a year ago

Nimey (114278) writes "CrunchBang Linux's package repository and BitTorrent tracker have been DDoSed.. Per the announcement on their forum,

The #! repo server and torrent tracker are currently the targets of a DoS attack and are offline. The attack is being monitored and I hope to have normal service restored soon. Apologies for the inconvenience, but this is somewhat out of my control. The repository being offline affects the cb-welcome post install script, so please don't run it until this is resolved. If you have a new install, please cancel out of the script. Thank you!

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Adobe introduces the paid security fix

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Adobe has posted a security bulletin for Photoshop CS5 for Windows and OSX. It seems there is a critical security hole that will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Adobe's fix? You need to pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS6. For users who cannot upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe recommends users follow security best practices and exercise caution when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources."
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Inside Amazon's warehouse

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Over the past two months, The (Allentown, PA) Morning Call interviewed 20 current and former warehouse workers who showed pay stubs, tax forms or other proof of employment. They offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it's like to work in the Amazon warehouse, where temperatures soar on hot summer days, production rates are difficult to achieve and the permanent jobs sought by many temporary workers hired by an outside agency are tough to get."
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Microsoft's Win7 Student Edition fiasco

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "It seems that many people who have bought the $30 student edition of Windows 7 have received a broken installer that will not create a bootable DVD image. The problem seems to be related to extracting a 64-bit version of 7 on a 32-bit version of Windows.

In other news, the Pirate Bay has several editions of Windows 7 available in .ISO format, which need a license key (which we paid our $30 for) to work anyway."

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Anatomy of a malware scam

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about 6 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "The Register has posted an in-depth story analyzing the all-too-common malware XP Antivirus 2008. It's a very professional scam, and I've had many users taken in by it. Essentially the program masquerades as a legitimate anti-malware program, pretends to scan your computer for baddies, wants you to buy the full version to remove what it "found", and imitates portions of Windows XP."
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Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Gosh, imagine that. US Attorney General Michael Mukasey will not prosecute the former Bush Administration officials who improperly hired career Justice Department officials based on politics. The Bush Administration continues to protect its own at the expense of the country."

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