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PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification (129 comments)

Actually SpecificationFormal($PHP) automagically converted $PHP to Perl and returned false. No-one is sure WHY, but that's the way it works.

yesterday
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:There's no talent shortage (494 comments)

Like Microsoft laying off 18,000 and simultaneously arguing for more H1B visas?

2 days ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Mod parent DOWN (494 comments)

Who's going to read to the athletes and rappers?

2 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Radicalization (841 comments)

Actually, since it was Lincoln's position that the South seceded illegally, then yes, they WERE killing their own citizens.

2 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Radicalization (841 comments)

I'm old enough to remember Nasser and the 7-day war, and Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon and the resulting mess it caused, even to this day. For forty years I've been shaking my head at Israeli intransigence. Eventually, maybe someone will come forward in Israel who realizes that "give us everything WE want up front, and then we'd perhaps be willing to sit down and talk about and maybe even consider what YOU want" isn't really an effective first-offer negotiating position.

I will cheerfully admit that Israel has a right to exist, and to defend itself. However, it seems that every time they "go over the line defending themselves" they end up occupying territory that didn't formerly belong to them, and never leaving, which only further exacerbates an already powder-keg situation.

I'll also cheerfully admit that everyone in that part of the world is fucking nuts, driven by religious extremism and centuries-old resentments, and completely immune to reason or compromise.

The real "Israeli" problem is the propaganda war that conflates the Israeli government and the Jewish people, and the world has been falling for this transparent trick for 70 years.

2 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Radicalization (841 comments)

What a load of contemptible, ignorant, anti-Semitic bullshit.

Criticizing Israel's actions is no more anti-Semitic than criticizing an African nation's actions is racist. You sound like the people who claim "racism" every time somebody says something negative about Obama.

These shitheads brought this all down on themselves. But the defective Muslim mind...

LOLOLOL

"These [Jew] shitheads brought this all down on themselves. But the defective Jew mind..."
Now that would be anti-Semitic.

2 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Radicalization (841 comments)

Then have them take down the walls and checkpoints, and have them get their soldiers out of there.

2 days ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Radicalization (841 comments)

"Not that I approve of Israel's bombing of their own citizens" - Israel never bombed their own citizens, you probably mean Hamas. In fact, Israel developed high-end technology to protect its citizens from rockets.

"who happen to not have the right to free travel, economic independence, the vote, or other important aspects we might consider important to a self-declared modern liberal democracy" - Israeli citizens has all the rights that Americans have. That includes everything on your list, and it also applies to all citizens, regardless of their religion or political affiliation.

How is this lying bullshit propaganda "insightful"?

Saddam never gassed his own citizens, you probably mean Kurdish insurgents.
Assad never gassed his own citizens, you probably mean rebels.

"i kan reed"'s "troll" above is exactly correct. Those people have lived within the territorial boundaries their whole lives. How are they NOT "citizens"? Oh, that's right, because the Israeli government SAYS they can't vote or travel freely because they've put a handy (potential) "terrist" label on them, simply because they live in an area that Israel ANNEXED and is OCCUPYING militarily.

The Israeli government is being run by far-right reactionaries who make Dick Cheney look like a "live-and-let-live" dove, and yet people still blindly support their aggression with Netanyahu's "right-to-exist/security" rhetoric. Instead of blindly "supporting Israel", maybe we should support Israel when they do something worth supporting. - like trying to get along with their own second-class citizens.

Some gutless asshole will anonymously drop a "I don't agree with you - troll" mod on this, but that won't make it any less true.

2 days ago
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Build Your Own Gatling Rubber Band Machine Gun

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Mostly contribute on the Shapeoko site (39 comments)

You've probably forgotten - ArcheryTalk is one of those forums that doesn't allow you to actually look at JPEGs unless you're logged in - stupid, stupid, stupid. Nice looking case. Gotta say I like the clear coat one better than the dark stained one.

3 days ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Useless Internet (84 comments)

In space, no-one can hear you fap.

4 days ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

NoNonAlphaCharsHere More "pretend" than "simulation" (84 comments)

This is kind of like sleeping in a tent in the back yard and pretending you're lost in the jungle. They've still got real-time communications for most things, and they can get materials in and out, so not really like being ten light minutes away at all.

4 days ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Lucy ???? (157 comments)

He'd have a lotta splainin' to do?

about a week ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

NoNonAlphaCharsHere In other news, water is wet (157 comments)

So he plays using "automatic" skill. Every target shooter knows that place. Every cook flipping an egg knows that place. Hell, everybody knows that place. When you're first learning to drive, making a left-hand turn or backing out of a parking place requires lots of thought about HOW to do it. After long practice, you don't think about it, you simply do it. The trick, in soccer, or shooting, or writing code, anything that requires sustained performance, is to stay in that place.

about a week ago
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Australia Deserves it. (128 comments)

Good thing the government took their guns away first.

about a week ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:So ... (227 comments)

WTF does a large neutron star look like then?

Like a small neutron star. Only bigger.

about a week ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:What about existing evidence? (227 comments)

Black holes and neutron stars are both examples of stellar remnants, where fusion has stopped, so they're not emitting nearly as much energy as previously, just residual effects of temperature, magnetism and gravity. In the case of black holes, we've been assuming that the radius had collapsed to the point where the escape velocity was greater than the speed of light, hence, "black". Even if that isn't the case, they're not necessarily going to be easy to spot.

about a week ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:wat (227 comments)

Holy crap. The referenced paper is dense enough to have its own Schwarzschild radius.

about a week ago

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