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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Patent Lover Re:Sorry, but again, NO... a resounding no.... (253 comments)

Not really. Most federal taxes are withheld. The IRS just decides if you paid too much or owe. Most people manage their withholding so they get a refund. If the IRS shuts down the refunds aren't processed and the Fed getst plenty of money.

4 days ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

Patent Lover Re:A scene from the movie "Little Nicky" (559 comments)

Sorry, I'd rather have all my privacy compromised and be sent to Gitmo than watch "Little Nicky".

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Patent Lover What people are missing here... (291 comments)

... is that the cops don't care who really did it. Assholes as usual.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Patent Lover Re:Stop trying to win this politically (786 comments)

If Global Warming is a science issue then stop trying to make political arguments.

It's not.

You are LOSING the political battle. Stop fighting. Everything since Al Gore started organizing this movement has been one political miscalculation after another.

Why would you expect otherwise? This is the same guy that lost to GWB after serving a Bill Clinton's Vice President for eight years. That election was in the bag. And he blew it by thinking that attacking guns in the middle of a presidential election was a good idea.

Outside the U.S. , nobody knows who Al Gore is. Actually, nobody inside the U.S. knows either.

Every single serious presidential contender until Obama made sure they had a picture of themselves holding a shotgun or something in their national ads. Think about that.

Bush Didn't. Thank God. Cheney did a few years after, though.

Seriously. If you don't want this to a political campaign then stop treating it like a political campaign. Swiftboating? Are you fucking high? You're going to bring up that shit that John Kerry was whining about? Stop listening to failed politicians to structure your political arguments.

John Kerry didn't say much about it, neithe did McCain, who was the one who really got rucked.

If you want sound political advice, talk to someone that wins. Talk to Bill Clinton. I'm sure he'd be happy to give you some advice. He'd probably tell you to stop being such royal pricks and try to build some bridges. Which is probably why you like Al Gore... he probably says "fuck the opposition we are right!"... which is possibly the dumbest political advice possible.

WTF?

If you want to talk about science, then show me a tested climate model that has been subjected to an empirical test of its validity. It isn't that hard guys. We have a lot of very accurate historical data. Feed in past climate data and see if your climate model can predict the past or the present accurately. The first model that can do that which isn't just a collection of plug variables is something worth taking seriously.

Models are nice. Reality is nicer.

Until you have that model... you have no theory. There is no global warming theory without a tested model. You have rather a global warming hypothesis. To get a theory you need a validated model. You do not have that at this moment so far as I know. Which means... you have jack.

See 200 years of climate data plus another 1000 or so from recovered ice.

Which is a problem because you're losing the political argument. If on top of losing the political argument you're also unable to provide a validated climate model... then what we have here is a platform sustained almost entirely by hubris and graft.

Polictical arguments won't save the planet from bullshit

Please contradict me... show me your validated model.

Have a nice day!

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Patent Lover Re:So, he is admitting that the attacks are true (786 comments)

Uh, no. He vilified the idiot political leaders that got the US involved in the cluster fuck known as Viet Nam, based on lies and bullshit. He never vilified the people he served with.

about two weeks ago
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Fraud, Not Hackers, Took Most of Mt. Gox's Missing Bitcoins

Patent Lover Re: Bitcoin != Coins (108 comments)

So if somebody steals your cash the government reimburses you?

about three weeks ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

Patent Lover Re:Dry Counties? (484 comments)

Sorry, but an out of state resident can only buy 1/4 ounce in a dispensary per month in Colorado. Not nearly enough to do any real trafficking. It's just the usual bs by people who have watched Reefer Madness one too many times.

about a month ago
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

Patent Lover Re:pirate bay un|blocked (100 comments)

As of now, none of these work for me. Even over VPN.

about a month and a half ago
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Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

Patent Lover Re:The real reason? (187 comments)

What hump?

about 2 months ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Patent Lover Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

Other people's skulls. In 1904-1909 (before there were helmets) there was an average of 18 deaths a year in college football. The sport was tiny then.

about 2 months ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Patent Lover Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

I love to talk to Brits about how soccer sucks. It's quite comical, actually. If it's 1 on 1 the chances of me getting the shit kicked out of me is ZERO.

about 2 months ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Patent Lover Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

So instead of concussions, we'll just have deaths. Good idea.

about 2 months ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Patent Lover Re:When did jocks become such pussies? (233 comments)

I like Australian football and I respect the game but things are a bit different here. The few Australians that play in the U.S. are either place kickers or punters. Both would get knocked around like rag dolls if they decided to try to tackle anybody here. It's a completely different game.

about 2 months ago
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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

Patent Lover Re:Obsession (154 comments)

There's nothing that they can find that will tell what happened. If the aircraft flew 7 hours after it lost contact with ground than the cockpit voice recorders are useless as they would only have the last two hours of the flight. The flight data recorders would only show the plane going down where it was found. We all abhor a mystery but finding the plane will not remedy the situation.

about 2 months ago
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Blowing On Money To Tell If It Is Counterfeit

Patent Lover Why worry? (114 comments)

Counterfeiting is illegal.

about 2 months ago
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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Patent Lover Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (132 comments)

So the next question is can the pilots tell us what kind of drone they are seeing? Quadricopters are obviously much different than a model F-4. These sightings need a bit more information.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

Patent Lover Re:Terrible (430 comments)

It's kind of like Idaho.

about 3 months ago
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Buying Goods To Make Nuclear Weapons On eBay, Alibaba, and Other Platforms

Patent Lover We are dumb (260 comments)

Christ, Iran already has the fissionable material and the fucking centrifuges and still hasn't produced a weapon. We're really worried about somebody buying shit on eBay and making it in their basement?

about 3 months ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

Patent Lover Repubs (468 comments)

Clearly this person registered as a Repub (which is a public record) and they want you to spread the word. The Repubs need recruits in NJ. I live in Virginia where you don't have to declare a party. They try to figure out who their friends are by sending out letters purporting to be a "survey". They have a bar coded serial number on them. It has questions that are the usual drivel such as "Do you believe in socialized medicine?" I just cut out the barcode and send back the post paid envelope with "FUCK YOU" written with a sharpie.

about 3 months ago

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