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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Optali Re:Good news (420 comments)

oooooh yeah!!!!

4 days ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re: A Less Hysterical Take (360 comments)

Aaah... sorry for your waste of time typing.

In the article that you cite as Source of Wisdom and Holy Book in your crusade against Hysteria there are two considerable statistical Blunders (with capitals):

First of all: You cannot talk about statistical significance or not in a scalar value. You could with discrete values in a distribution that may seem random and where you could analyse if a given measure (such as the median or mean ) is or not statistically significant. BUT: This does NOT apply to single data point, sorry. AND this does not apply to a scalar.

Second of all: There is no need to ame a deep analysis to see if a number is higher than other/s, and if thsi is not obvious you will have to visit a doctor (a physic s this implies lost of grey matter, mate).

So mate, again, sorry for the calories you wanted typing, but your Guru needs a recap in statistics .

Should I point out the blunder of the 95%? I don't think is necessary, right?

What your dear potential girlfriend writes is nothing but gibberish.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re: A Less Hysterical Take (360 comments)

Where is this described mate?

You anti-climate guys are constantly repeating this stupidity filling your mouth with "models that fail" as if it were true... but can you provide any link? And please not from the Inhofe fan club and NOT related to HAARP, Big Foot or Nazis on the moon.

Just a small issue to remember: I live in a country were we used to have skating postmen. It has been 17 years since we had out last Elfstedentocht: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

But of course, the models are all failing and in fact this is not true: The Evil Climate Scientiest gather every winter here in Friesland and melt the ice in the channels with lighters.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re:A Less Hysterical Take (360 comments)

In which way has the theory been falsified? Has AGW failed to predict that this past year would be warmer than the others before? Quite obviously NOT.

First of all, you are just answering to a random bloke who says some random idiocy pulled out of his ass. Where is the peer-reviewed evidence of all these "discrepancies ? I see it only among you climate deniers repeated as a mantra to see if it somehow becomes reality. None of you ever checks anything, Of course not: Knowing that half of you guys including your Gurus like Jimy Inhofe or Ted Cruz are Young Earth Creationists gives already a good idea of the quality of your judgements.

And meanwhile in Greenland:
http://www.independent.co.uk/e...

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re: A Less Hysterical Take (360 comments)

NOAA and NASA use SATTELITES to get the SURFACE TEMPERATURE?

Mate, I guess you have gone already too far with your drinking games.

And... why aren't you building sattelites right now and setting up your very own global non-warming plot if yo uare so smart ?

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re: PDF chart (360 comments)

Well, winters and summers tend to be global, at least semi-global.
Or maybe this is a hoax of the Climate Scientists too and it's winter in the USA and spring here in Holland ;)

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re:A Less Hysterical Take (360 comments)

"‘is it statistically significant?’"

Mate, the blokes at NASA send out the fucking satellites. If they are smart enough to put them out there without them crashing into your WC while you are taking a dump I would give the guys at least the benefit of doubt regarding them and the guys at NOAA knowing what they do and say. I would say that the probability of them being smarter than you Miss Indian Spice together are statistically significant.

Not to speak about the stupid question. of Ms Curry-Rice.

about two weeks ago
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NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Optali Re:PDF chart (360 comments)

3,1,4,5 and 9 all have occult meanings!!

Number 3 represents the planet Mars and War, number 1 represents The Unity, for the Illuminati this is the Number of the Great Leader, the number 4 represents the 4 elements, the number 5 represents the Council of Five, the permanent members of the UN Security Council, better known among the Illuminati as the 5 Magnificent and the number 9 is the number of Beelzebub, the Demon of Climate and Hoaxes.

It is crystal clear. The IPCC, the Illuminati Pokemon Collectors Club, is planning to wage war on earth from their secret bases on Mars. The Great Leader will use HAARP to disrupt the atmosphere and create earthquakes and using chemtrails to convert everybody to Gaydom. Beelzebub will then raise and desecrate all the holy places. And all this will be done so that the dreaded Climate Scientists can make a living and to take away our guns and force us to believe in Evolution!!!

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

Optali You totally misunderstood Mr Cameron (329 comments)

What he wanted to say is that they will push a law forward to teach the government personal and MP to read, write an basic arithmetic. All except for the UKIP MPs who will be treated according to their level of evolution and mental capacity: They will thus have a piece of glass shoved up their butts and tied to poles in the North Sea were they can be useful producing pearls.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Optali Re:WTF (496 comments)

Our rich don't give a flying fuck about the Bible and they aren't less rich because of that.
Not even yours do, just check out Bill Gates or any of the top Silicon Valley people.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Optali This will costs the USA a lot of money (496 comments)

Nowadays us, the Western countries, such as the EU countries, the USA, Canada, etc are building our future on top level innovation, another source of income is attracting outside talent and students. A good example of that is my country, Holland, a pretty solid revenue for our universities are students from all over the world who come here to study and this means not only benefits for the universities but also for the rest of the economy, from housing to shopping.

But more importantly than that maybe is being able to create an environment that attracts both foreign talent and companies and this too works in synergy with the universities.

Large prestige operations such as ESA, CERN, etc are not only important for the scientists and basic research, they are important because they serve to showcase the level of infrastructure of a region and it's ability to house other projects and companies and the interest of these regions in maintaining and nurturing innovation.

With two radical anti-scientists such as Jim Inhofe and Ted Cruz in charge of institutions like NASA and similar the USA have already suffered a mayor damage to their image, just by their presence. And I am afraid that international talent will not be very attracted to your country if the conditions for them to work there are not attractive enough. Not to speak of possible reductions to agencies such as NOAA for instance given the hate this two fellows have against climate science and with disregard to the fact that predicting weather and climate is vital for the physical safety of your country.

Pity, but I take the opportunity to recall everybody that here in Good Old Europe we are open for business, and learning Dutch or German is still easier than learning Chinese ;)
 

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Optali Re:NOT (1350 comments)

UKIP is against anything that moves. I have been told that they have a RPG dice and that they use it to randomly choose something to be against every week.

They even launched a campaing against EU expats in the UK, no joking, they did! They wanted all of us Dutch, Germans, French, etc out of the islands because "we stole their jobs"... without even thinking for a second that the Brits are the biggest expat group in any of our countries. So that I wouldn't count whit these guys for anything.

And at the end of the that they just offer crap mongoloid solutions, Yes, we can send all the "nicht westliche Ausländer" (or as we say here "niet westerse allochtonen") back to the Jungle... but where do we send "back" the NSU guys? And all the future Breiviks?

As I told already: WE are all very fast in condemning the whole religion of this asshole prophet Muhammed, but when it comes to this other asshole, Jesus, nobody seems willing to raise a single voice, even if one single Christian fanatic in a single day managed to create as much havoc on European as any Islamic terrorists. And more are to come, I am perfectly shure.

The issue is that these motherfuckers instead of killing each other all target the same: Civilians, be it muslims, christians or atheists, they don't give a fuck.
 

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Optali Re:islam (1350 comments)

Well, Anders Breivik wasn't a muslim, right ?

I still have to hear somebody say "Christianism, the Religion of Peace"

And neither your US native Hutaree, KKK and abortion doctor killers are Muslims, yet I am not hearing a single voice condemning Christianims, while it certainly deserves it.

There is not one single Religion of Peace, not a single one. It took only one fucking Christian to kill 6 time as many people as 3 fucking muslims, and it was here in Europe. Just imagine what they can do in your country. You can mostly spot a muslim, but who spots a Christian? Who suspected a blond guy in a land of blondes?

Now everybody is screaming loud against the whole Islam, yet not a single voice is raised when the butchers are the followers of this other piece of crap religion they call Christianism.

But do you know what pisses me of more? That many of these motherfucking right wing nuts who masturbate to Anders Breivik are now airing voices condemning the Paris shootings were 12 members of a leftist publication were shot, yes, leftist, the same that this same Christian fuckers are always more than willing to execute themselves, in the same way they do, in the same way they attack and execute personal of abortion clinics, blow up US government buildings (does Oklahoma ring a bell?).

Fuck all religions, at least the three based in these piece of shit books they call Torah, Bible and Quran. Fuck them. Fuck Jesus, Fuck Mohammed and Fuck Moses.

about three weeks ago
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Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?

Optali Re:No we shouldnt (287 comments)

Better yet!

Puit a fw lines in every bible and koran that say that Jesus and Mohammed command the payment of such taxes!!!
Btter thought: They would just ignore this part in the same way they ignore all the "share and be caritative" parts of their holy books anyway.

Nevermind.

about three weeks ago
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Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town

Optali Re:Give Uber a dictionary (160 comments)

Mate, Eastern European Nations that are currently trainwkrecked have dome so all by their very own merits: Hungary was quite OK after the fall of the wall and have been screwing up their country since then with corrupt governments and are now trying to mimic Putin's Russia. While East Germany is now becoming wealthier than the traditionally wealthy west (being the new depressed zone is the Ruhrgebiet).

The Check Republic, the Slovaks and Poland are quite OK, same goes for the baltic states and Slovenia and Romania and Bulgaria are so-so. economy growing and decent standard of living, not as corrupt as Hungary and richer than old EU members such as Spain, Portugal or Greece...

Well, yes, there's these Ukrainians, etc, but nobody gives a fuck about these.

So much for your trainwrecked Eastern Europe mate. You shouldn't watch so much Fox and RT

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

Optali Similarities between NRA-ists and Jihadists (573 comments)

When a massacre happens, such as yesterday in Paris or in at any school in the USA or just when a politician is shot in the face:

Gun activist say: "It wasn't gun owners!!!"
Religious Aplogists say: "It weren't Muslims!!!"

But as a journalist said this morning in the post:

  " It's war, but only one side is shooting."

about three weeks ago
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What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

Optali Re:something new. (578 comments)

Except that The World doesn't speak English.

We do speak a ton of other languages, some potentially rivalling English as "lingua franca" such as Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi.

I really don not understand why under the moniker "The World" you guys in America always make the assumption "World=USA"

Even is sports, which is actually laughable as your "football" and "baseball" are nothing but exotic games seen in the movies for the rest of the planet were we play _real_ FOOTBALL, and of course talk in a myriad of local languages and most of them will be doing all right in 100 years too.

about three weeks ago
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The Billionaires' Space Club

Optali Re:Do I buy it? (235 comments)

And we can all recall Howard Hughes, a billionaire as eccentric and any and who actually produced quite a bunch of breaking tech.

These guys do have a lot of money, and they can just go and invest a part of it in something they fancy, even if it doesn't make sense. If it does, they will have hit the jackpot as Hughes did, of not, well, they had their fun.

I don't understand all this bitching: They have the funds and they do what they want with it, right? It's always better than investing in churches and / or think tanks trying to tell us that tobacco is good for health or that Jesus worked as a cowboy in a dinosaur farm.

 

about a month ago
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Private Russian Company Proposes Lunar Base

Optali Re:Scamming investors can be profitable (81 comments)

You forget that there is a third type of people doing such announcements:

A bunch of Russian oligarchs during a Vodka orgy.

about a month ago
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Vast Nazi Facility Uncovered In Austria; Purported A-Bomb Development Site

Optali A-10? (292 comments)

And why the hell would hey have bothered about hte Amerika Bomber if they had A-10s??

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

Fucking hell, that's a gun with wings!!!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

Tell me that your Second Amendment allows stuff like this and I will swim all the way to your country and sell my balls to get the nationality.

about a month ago

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Propellent Less Q-Drive tested and confirmed by NASA

Optali Optali writes  |  about 6 months ago

Optali (809880) writes "Wired, Forbes and a few other sources are reporting on the results of NASA's test of a version of the Q-Drive; a quantum vacuum truster similar to the Chinese EmDrive.

It is expected that such drives could be able to take humans to mars in a fraction of the time needed with conventional chemical engines and revolutionise satellite design rendering the need for propellant obsolete."

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Ubuntu One stops selling music and storage on April, 6

Optali Optali writes  |  about 10 months ago

Optali (809880) writes "Canonical announced on 2 April that it would be closing the Ubuntu One file service, (http://www.techzine.nl/nieuws/37953/canonical-stopt-met-clouddienst-ubuntu-one.html) sending a reminder per mail yesterday for those who may have forgotten and informing us that it's no longer possible to make purchases through the service. To me it came as a surprise as after all the commotion in the community I decided to steer clear of this distro and use Fedora instead.

Here the full content of the email

Ubuntu One noreply@one.ubuntu.com 17:55 (21 uur geleden)

aan mij

Hi,

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives information about the closure and what you should expect during the shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause. We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team"

"

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How good are vintage headphones ?

Optali Optali writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Optali (809880) writes "I am currently searching for a pair of vintage headphones with the aim of using the casing to put a pair of state-of-the-art speakers in them. Just for the looks actually and for the sake of it.

But while searching in eBay I did found some working ones from the 60s, 70s and the 80s mostly. So my question is: Is it worth keeping the old speakers in the case of 70s — 80s stereo headphones? Or is it worthless trash compared to standard to good modern speakers?"
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Wikileaks refuses to help own whistleblower

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "According to this article in Cryptome.org, it seems that Wikileaks is being 'slightly' forgetful with regard to their very own whistelblower private Bradley Manning, the man who has until now filtered the only real valuable piece of information ever published in Wikileaks: The infamous helicopter attack on civilians.

WL seems to have completely forgotten the one person who helped Mr Assange to hit the news and despite having promised to stay behind Manning their support has been rather nonexistant until now, despite the fact that Manning faces court martial while a lot of media and public attention falls on Assange's sex trial public opinion is leaving the one how should be the real hero in complete oblivion .

Meanwhile, an independent network of supporters is trying to raise funds and awareness for Manning's cause from their sites Courage to resists and Standwithbrad.org"

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Spanish bullfight sector in crisis

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "OMG, The Crisis!! The Spanish bullfight livestock sector is in crisis. And they are (why not?) requesting the Spanish government to take measures and set up an urgent plan of action.

All nice and good, but not with my money! Bullfight lobbyist like to brag about the "National culture" that they represent. Well, then, why are they asking money from the EU? Why do we EU citizen from other countries need to pay for something that the Spanish public themselves doesn't want?

In an hilarious twist of logic they are (again) abusing the argument of nature protectionism claiming that "the species (of fighting bulls) will disappear" if it weren't for bullfights. These 'privileged intelligences' obviously never thought about the obvious fact that the bulls are no more and no less than the male of a species... The Cow :)

And for those more interested in fact: There is actually no race or species called 'fighting bull': It is only the normal meet cattle that exists in as many genetic combinations of different bovine races from around the whole globe as the imagination of the farmers..

In fact the Fiesta Nacional of bullfight is not quite such a profitable business: Bullfight has since long lost his place in the Spanish cultural background as there is no place for a tradition of the rural and feudal XIX century in a post-industrial European capitalist economy. Bullfight farmers where largely living from EU livestock aids and from selling animals for the (rather bloody and brutal) popular celebrations in the rural Spain.

Now that the crisis is forcing the town councils to think twice in what they spend the money and the Catalonian government is planing on completely forbidding bullfight (like the Canary autonomous government did already some years ago) the flow of fresh cash is drying out.

Ironically, the Spanish far right which is one of the bastions of bullfight supporters is also the sector that likes to talk big about the virtues of capitalism, free market and economic liberalism. It seems that as so many times, free market is OK as long as the Euros keep on coming, but if think seem to take a negative twist they are first calling in Mama State for help."

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