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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

Oligonicella Re: 'unreliability' (148 comments)

You got a cite for that little factoid?


Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

Oligonicella Otherwise known as getting in the zone (157 comments)

You let your medulla most of the work. There's very little reason to spend any time on what's commonly thought of as higher functioning when you're focused on sight/reaction. Any "thought" is devoted only to grasping the topographical and tactical situation and mildly guiding yourself through it. This is what allows you to coordinate the multiple movements. Anyone promoting that this is dumb is merely rationalizing their inability to do it.

4 days ago

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Oligonicella "Almost all" (139 comments)

Not quite. Sauropods are dinosaurs too and none have been found with feathers that I'm aware of.

5 days ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Oligonicella Two grand is not inexpensive (543 comments)

My contacts cost me $70 for a one year supply. That's about thirty years in comparison. If my contacts become micro-scratched, I throw them away. If lasik gives me halos, I'm screwed. No contest.

about a week ago

Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Oligonicella Re:Wait (225 comments)

Not quite, they're building it on presumption.

about a week ago

Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Oligonicella Re:wat (225 comments)

Infinity and infinitesimals are abstract concepts. They do not occur in reality by their very definition as neither can ever be reached.

about a week ago

The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Oligonicella Re:How do you (962 comments)

"This is text messages, threats emailed to you, men send death threats that include personal informaiton, like what kind of car and location. And it isn't uncommon., in that every woman will experiences it often."

Bullshit. Same bullshit as the one in four women will be raped claim.

about a week ago

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:Benefits (190 comments)

"They take chances with it because the benefits outweighs the risks." A supposition on your part. No more, no less.

about a week ago

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:Better safe than sorry (190 comments)

We've had an anthrax vaccines since the 1800's.

about a week ago

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:once again, White Christans fuck over everybody (190 comments)

One English military officer suggested it - Lord Jeffrey Amherst. It's unknown if he actually attempted it. That's the entirety of the story. Weak attempt at religion bashing.

about a week ago

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

Still doesn't justify keeping it around. We *have* a vaccine. We also have nukes, so retaliation by smallpox isn't necessary.

about a week ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Oligonicella Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

Current reports are that Russia is helping to destroy on ground evidence.

about two weeks ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Oligonicella Re:04.10.2010 (503 comments)

You could have just said liberals instead of other idiots.

about two weeks ago

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

Oligonicella Re:Also human (277 comments)

Dude/tte, I have five domains. All are paid up through 2020. In 2015 I shall extend them until 2030. It's not hard to do and it's not hard to remember, FFS. For a company that large to neglect is inexcusable. Just buy them for then next 20 years, it doesn't cost all that much.

about two weeks ago

ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

Oligonicella Re:Selective Service (158 comments)

Because they rely on ours. It would be interesting to see the change if we pulled all protective forces back.

about two weeks ago

Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Oligonicella Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

A top billing female character will never rise from the purposeful ashes of a mediocre billing male character. It's an obvious bit of pandering and will - and should - die off. Why not use a female warrior to begin with and avoid all the crap that this will deal? In fact, a female Norse warrior (and there were a number) could hook out from Thor to get whatever boost they think that would yield. As it is, this will burn and spiral to the ground.

about two weeks ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Oligonicella Re:If anyone actually cared... (710 comments)

Of course you can augment the repair shop with rental cars. But then you have moved an inch away from the fix-it-all utopia towards a replacement culture.

This is exactly what dealerships do where major repairs are concerned and no, you're not "inching" anywhere. The rental is maintained the same way.

If the replacement cost would be approximately the same as the repair,

It wouldn't and I challenge you to give an example where it would. Especially since you're using automobiles as your argument.

about two weeks ago


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